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November 16th, 2021

Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 15th Nov 2021



50/50 Draw for November takes place on Fri 26th, so if you want a chance of a windfall ahead of the Christmas spending, get your name in, go to our Clubforce page at the following link: Please support and share on social media. Once again a big thank you to all those who continue to support the draw.

AIB Ulster GAA Hurling Intermediate Club Championship Quarter Finals sees our Senior team take on the Armagh Champions, Middletown Na Fianna on Saturday 27th November in the Athletic Grounds Armagh at 6pm. Tickets are as follows: Adult: £9 / €10, Juvenile: £3 / €3 and may be bought at the following link: Ulster GAA Hurling QF Club Championship 2021, Double Header – Events – Universe AGM has been scheduled for Sunday 5th Dec with a Pre-AGM meeting set for Tues 23rd Nov. Nomination forms are available for paid up members by contacting Sheila Forde at her email: U-13 Hurling Development Programme Monaghan Coaching & Games are planning to arrange two Hurling coaching days for U13 players. We are hosting these coaching days to keep players active during the winter months after the conclusion of the club games programme and the off season provides a great opportunity for players to develop their skills. To be eligible players must be born in 2008 or 2009. These coaching days will take at Entekra Monaghan GAA Centre of Excellence, Cloghan. The dates for these coaching days are Saturday 27th November & Saturday 4th December.Times will be confirmed at a later date. The sessions will be delivered by Oisin McManus, Ulster GAA Regional Hurling Development Officer, and a number of our County Senior Hurling Players & Coaches.Anyone interested in attending the coaching days, can register by filling in the short survey below: you have any question, please contact Paul O’Connor on 086 8374827 or Club History Project team is being kept busy with your great response to their request for photos etc. They are looking for original Dubai 7’s photos and Memorial cards of Deceased Players, committee members. This is in addition to the items mentioned below:

1. Mini-sevens teams and players who played in Croke Park

2. 2. Club teams

3. 3. County teams featuring Blayney players

4. 4. Railway Cup teams

5. 5. Shinty teams

6. 6. Scrapbooks that past players kept.

7. Photos of players who won individual awards, eg Player of the Year, All Star Awards etc

Please contact David 0862517407 for further details.

Congratulations and best wishes to Senior player, Brian McGuigan, his wife Aine and family Riley & Archie on their beautiful new shop Crafty in Muckno St. This bright & elegant shop is stocking Irish and locally made goods, so put it on your list when thinking about your Christmas shopping. Give Brian & Aine a shout over the coming weeks, remember to shop local and buy local.

Author in our midst in the form of Barney McDonald who had a story published in a new book by Cian Murphy, launched in Croke Park in recent days. Barney tells the story of playing hurling for Monaghan against Fermanagh when one of the players got an injury. The manager, also the medic,

was ministering to the injured player when a man entered the dressing room and offered to attend to the player so as to free up the manager to talk to his team. The helper was none other than the late great RTE commentator, Micheal O’Hehir who had arrived early to broadcast the football game being played after the hurling match. Barney describes how all the team watched in awe as Micheal bandaged the injured….a legendary voice turned into Medic!! A great story Barney!!

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