Seniors Men: Our senior men host Latton in the league this Saturday in St. Mary’s Park, throw-in 7.00pm.
The reserve men Div3 team travelled to Rockcorry on Wednesday past. In the dry conditions we played some great football and the result was really in no doubt by halftime. With a fine balance of young and not so young this team is really starting to gel which hopefully will stand to the lads with the championship coming up soon. The hosts clawed back the score in the second half but with a few insurance scores we came away with the points and a good performance. Final score Rockcorry 2-11, ‘blayney 4-15
Our B’s began their O’Duffy Cup championship campaign at home to Killanny on Saturday past. Having only met in the league a few weeks ago when Killanny got the points, the boys put in a great effort and kicked some fantastic scores. In an entertaining game of football the Faughs got their campaign started with a deserved win, 3-15 to 1-12. Next up is a home league match with Aughnamullan this Wednesday.
Senior Ladies: The Faughs ladies hosted Monaghan Harps on Sunday in their League game. The Harps had the Faughs girls in all sorts of trouble in the first half as they moved the ball at pace and got in behind the Faughs defence for three goals in the first half. This left the half time score as Faughs 2.5 to the Harps 3.5. In the second half the Faughs ladies upped their work rate and improved their ball retention and succeeded in stemming the tide and putting themselves in a winning position at the final whistle. The strength of the panel was of great benefit with fresh legs coming in to create a strong momentum. Given the very warm sunny morning the girls adjourned to the grounds of the Hope Castle where they really enjoyed some healthy and tasty snacks from McMahon’s Super Valu and reviving fresh coffees from Odhran at Grinded Coffee Shop on Muckno St all courtesy of the kind sponsorship from David and Blaithin at Cloud 10 on line Beauty Products.
U15’s: The Div 1 U15 boys completed the first round of league games with a strong home performance against Donaghmoyne on Thursday last. In a keenly contested opening quarter there wasn’t much to separate the sides but a blistering spell by the home side say them take a commanding half time lead that they never looked like relinquishing. The visitors battled to the end but Blayney always found another gear when needed to run out comfortable winners. They have no fixtures for a number of weeks and when they return to action they’ll contest the top4 round robin league for a place in the league finals.
The Div5A team continued their winning ways with a closely contested game with Maghercloone on Friday last. It was the proverbial game of two half’s when a second half surge from the visitors saw them claw back the home sides half time lead. But a late goal decided the tied and left Blayney with the two points. They return to action on Friday week, away to Scotstown.
The Div5B team had no fixture but play Corduff this week and Aughnamullen next Wednesday.
U13’s: The u13s began their league campaign away to Carrick on Saturday past. Carrick began strong but the lads soon pulled it back and from that the game ebbed and flowed. The boys put in a great shift and with a bit of luck could have gotten something out of the game but unfortunately the home team finished on a high. Despite the result the team can be proud of their efforts. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday.
U9’s: Well done to all who took part in the blitz last Saturday. Thank you to Garrett Carville- Carvilles Tools & Weld for sponsoring a set of jerseys & kit bag to the u9 team. Great display of teamwork and skill by the boys.
U7’s: U7 training continues this Thursday in the main field at 6.00 pm Note change of venue.
We head to our second go games blitz this Saturday in Clontibret. All players to be at Clontibret field for 9.30 Saturday morning .
Faugh’s Summer Camp: Save the date for the summer camp: 10th-13th August.
Garda Vetting for Coaches: A reminder to all coaches involved with underage teams to complete their vetting ASAP if requested to by the Children’s Officers. Coaches are not permitted to be involved with teams if their vetting, safeguarding and foundation coaching courses are not up to date. If there are any queries or technical issues, contact Melissa Conlon.
Well done: We would like to congratulate all those from the Faugh’s for their contribution on county panels; particularly of the 6 club members on the county Minor team, they done themselves and their club proud throughout the entire campaign.
Juveniles: Spring training started, all details on training are below, on Facebook and the HEJA groups. For any queries, please contact Ray McArdle on 087 138 3603.
U6s: (2016 – 2018) Every Thursday 6pm – 6:50pm at Castleblayney College Gym. New members welcome.
U7 Boys: (2015) Every Thursday 6pm – 7pm at St. Mary’s Park main field.
U8 Girls: (2015 & 2014) Every Monday 6pm – 7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
U9 Boys: (2014 & 2013) Every Tuesday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
U10 Girls: (2013 & 2012) Every Monday 6-7pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
U11 Boys: (2012 – 2011) Every Thursday 7-8pm at Castleblayney Boys School Astro
U12 Girls: (2011 & 2010) Every Monday 7-8pm at Our Lady’s Astro Turf
Membership: Now that football has started back registration must be completed ASAP. You can do it online at: ReturnToPlay.gaa.ie and we encourage you to sign up this way.
Lotto: This week’s winning numbers are: 19, 22, 25, and 26. Next week’s jackpot is €1,400. Lucky dip winners are: Daithi Funcheon, Pat Flanagan, Natalie Noone, and Geraldine Cumiskey. Lotto ticket volunteers also required for weekend lotto sales around the public houses, please let us know if you are able to help out with this.
Bingo: The increase in prize money is really attracting the bingo players. With over €2200 in prize money every week before the jackpot this is a weekly event not to be missed. 8pm every Wednesday night Our Lady’s Concert Hall. Anyone available to help out at bingo, please get in touch with any committee member.
Golf Classic: The golf classic takes place this week, 19th – 21st of May. Book your team in now for either the by calling David or Concra Wood Golf Course, Castleblayney. The winning team will be receiving the Maurice Hanratty Cup. Teams €240, tee sponsorship €100, Green sponsorship €50. Contact any committee member for details.
Spraoí Scór: is taking place on 10th June for primary school children in the following Competitions. Rince Foirne and Rince Seit, Solo Singing, Recitation, Group Music, Nuachleas, Ballad Singing. Closing date is 20th May. If your child is interested please text Clare on 0860702195.
Music Festival: Tickets are on sale NOW! The dates for this year’s festival are Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July. It’s been confirmed, Philomena Begley will continue her 60yrs of success in the music industry at this year’s Country music festival in Castleblayney on the August Bank Holiday weekend. Line up also includes: Nathan Carter, Mike Denver, The Whistlin’ Donkey’s, Johnny Brady, The Urge, Eamon Toal and many more…Tickets can be purchased online at: Castleblayneymusicfestival.ie
Walking track: The lights for the walking track have been officially switched on this week and will be lit from 5-9pm every day. This is open to anyone in the community who wishes to use the walking track amenity. Please note dogs are not permitted on the grounds.
Advertising: We now have availability around the field for adverts up for grabs. If you would like more information on how to advertise with us, please ask any committee member.
Volunteer: Our various committees are already busy working hard for next season. Anyone interested in helping out as a volunteer or as a coach please contact any committee member, we would love to have you on board.
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