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Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 06.04.2023

April 4th, 2023

50/50 Draw for March took place last Friday 31st and saw lucky Jarlath Denny scoop the jackpot for the second time, congratulations Jarlath! The April draw will take place on the last Friday of the month as per usual. You can get your entry through our normal channels, by following the Clubforce link or on our club website Alternatively you can get an entry by Revoluting €10 to bbol123 putting your name and contact telephone number in the note. If you would prefer to enter through cash, you can do so through any committee member who will be happy to get your entry included. A big thank you to all those who continue to support us every month, it is much appreciated.


Garda vetting: Castleblayney Hurling Club is committed to the welfare and protection of all our members. As part of this commitment the club requires all coaches, training assistants and volunteers who are associated with our underage teams to comply with the legal requirement to have Garda vetting. Please complete your vetting asap. Any questions, contact Marisa email:


Fixtures for week of 3rd April:

Mon 3rd April U13 v Latton in Concra 6.30pm

Mon 3rd April U17 Hurling League v Clontibret in Clontibret 7pm

Wed 5th April U15 Tain Og v Inniskeen in Inniskeen 7pm

Thurs 6th April Blayney Seniors v Clontibret in Concra, 7pm


Results Well done to the U-17’s who beat Clontibret on a scoreline of 2-07 to 1-04 on Mon evening. Good start lads!


Membership is now overdue and this is a reminder to all players that they must be registered prior to playing or training in order to be covered for the Player Injury fund. Link for membership is


Summer camp Exciting news for all our young hurlers out there with the details of the Hurling summer camp being announced, starting Monday 10th July to Wednesday 12th July, 9.30 – 12.30pm. Details are as follows: Registered 1 child €35, siblings €25, unregistered child €50, siblings €40. Registration is now open and can be accessed at the following link:


Sponsor The club would like to acknowledge our ongoing main sponsor, Pete McMahon of Centra & Supervalu Castleblayney. Pete’s sponsorship is important to the club and is greatly appreciated.


Volunteers the club is actively encouraging anybody who might be interested in helping out with our underage teams. Please contact Coaching Officer, David Connolly on 086 2517407 for further details.


Referees we are actively encouraging people who have played the game to consider taking up the referee mantle. Without referees our games cannot go ahead, it is a way of giving back to the game and indeed in staying involved with the GAA family. If you would consider taking up the challenge, contact any committee member who will ensure that you are trained and supported all the way. Give it a go!


Juvenile Presentation takes place on Mon 24th April in Iontas when all outstanding medals will be presented. This will be the club’s first Juvenile Presentation since pre Covid and the following 8

teams will receive their medals on the night from our Special Guest and County Captain, Niall Garland:

U13 2020 Championship

U13 2021 Championship

U13 2022 Táin Og

U15 2022 Táin Og

U15 2022 Championship

U15 2022 League

U17 2021 Championship

U17 2022 League.

Congrats to all our players on an impressive tally of victories and we look forward to seeing you all on the night.


U7’s & U9’s continue training Wednesday 6-7pm in Castleblayney College gym.

Any child born 2016 and 2017 looking to join our U7s can contact David 0862517407 for further details. U9’s coach is Paul 086 1964932.


U11’s continue training on Monday night in Castleblayney College gym from 7.30 – 8.30pm. €2 per child to cover cost of hall. Child to bring own hurl, helmet and water bottle. This will be the last indoor training before Easter and we will be resuming outdoors after Easter.


U-13 training continues on Wednesdays in the Boys School Astro turf from 6-30 to 7-30pm.


U15’s continue training from 6.30 to 7.30pm on Mondays at the Boys School Astro turf. The first kicks off next Wed 5th April in Inniskeen when the lads meet Inniskeen at 7pm.


Speedy recovery to our Chairman, Paddy McArdle who is recuperating, no doubt you are getting plenty of TLC Paddy!


Best of Luck to all players who may be doing Leaving Cert Oral exams in the coming week and indeed in all their study preparations over the forthcoming weeks.


Happy Easter to all our players, families, coaches, volunteers and supporters at home and abroad, may you all have a lovely relaxing family time and enjoy the break.

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