Castleblayney Faugh’s notes 18.05.2023
Senior Fixtures: Our senior men continued their good start to the league campaign with a win over neighbours Toome on Saturday past. Combining a mix of experience and youth it was an edgy and close fought first 30 mins in which the lead changed a couple of times before the Faughs went in 1-03 to 0-04 up.
Upon the restart, the lads extended their lead and went 7 up in the 47th minute when the green flag was raised following a mistake by the Toome defence. The next score was another green flag after we were awarded a penalty. Final score Faughs 3-09, Toome 0-08. Next up is a game away to Emyvale weekend after next.
This week our C’s are busy beginning with an away game with Carrick on Wednesday evening before travelling to take on Blackhill in the championship Q/F on Saturday, throw-in at @ 7.00pm.
U18 girls: Training Monday and Thursday from 7-8pm
U12 girls: Well done to the A and B teams in their matches over the weekend.
It was great to see a lot of the girls making their competitive debut for the Faughs B team last Friday night in a good win v Monaghan Harps. Next up for the B’s is Sctostown at home Friday evening at 7pm. The A team came up short against a strong O’Neills Shamrocks team. The girls couldn’t capitalise in the first half were they played some lovely football and worked hard throughout. The A team travel to Killeevan on Saturday with a 1:30pm start.
Thanks to all the parents for their support and for encouraging the girls during the games.
Training continues on Monday evening at St. Mary’s Park from 6:00-7:15pm. New players are always welcome.
U11 boys: The U11’s had a victorious visit to the annual Kilmacud u11 festival of football, where they beat a fancied Corofin team in the final by 6 points. The U10 team drew with Kilmacud in their final. Both teams played a tough, fair and supportive brand of football. We play Monaghan Harps at home this Sat morning at 11am. All new players welcome.
U10 girls: Training continues on Mondays at 6pm on the juvenile pitch. All new players welcome.
U9 boys: Our U9’s had their second blitz of the year in Inniskeen on Saturday. We had brilliant numbers with 25 boys turning and playing some brilliant football against Magheracloone and Inniskeen. The three teams performed extremely well showing some excellent handing & kicking skills and putting some great moves together. Training continues on Thursday evenings at St. Mary’s Park from 6:00-7:15pm. New players are always welcome.
Under 7’s: Under 6’s & 7’s move to the juvenile field this Thursday at 5.15. All new faces welcome.
Thank You: A massive thank u to Eddie Ruddy for volunteering to spray the weeds around St Marys Park. Other volunteers are required for painting and grass cutting, please let Philip know if available to help.
Fitness: Both of our walking tracks are open every evening and fully lit from dusk until 9pm. No dogs allowed.
Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €6,400 wasn’t won, the numbers were 05, 09, 19, and 23. Next week’s jackpot is €6,500. The 4 lucky dips are Michael Geoghan, Ann Morgan, Caroline McArdle, and Paddy Greenan. Play online or at the lotto boxes in SuperValu, at Coyle pharmacy or Watters Londis.
Bingo: Bingo continues each Wednesday at 8pm at Our Lady’s Secondary School concert hall. Great prizes. Parking at Iontas. See you there.
Culture: Gaeltacht Scholarships open for anyone who has already applied to a college. Closing date 25th May. Contact Clare 0860702195 for details.
Culture: Acorn Life Spraoi Scór dates for National School children. Tráth na gCeist 15th June. Stage events 16th June. Contact Clare 0860702195 for details.
Condolences: Conlon Family on death of Joseph. McGuinness Family on death of Ian Irwin. Keenan Family Kingscourt on death of Ollie. Maire McQuillan on the death of her grandmother Mary Burke. McCann Family on death of Peggy. Duffy Family on death of Peadar.
Advertising: Thank you to Gary O’Connor aka Blayney Barber for taking field signage. There are a number of slots still available for signage around the field. Thank you so all our new sponsors for taking up signage at the pitch. For further information please contact any committee member.
Volunteer: The club is seeking the assistance of event organisers, choreographers, and all-around helpers for our major fundraising event in November. If you feel u could help, please get in touch with any committee member.
Referees: There are severe shortage of referees within Monaghan. A good supply of referees in needed to ensure the smooth running of our games. Anyone interested in refereeing to contact any coach or committee member. Thank you.
Golf Classic: The club has rescheduled the Maurice Hanratty Cup Golf Classic until August this year. Updates via social media.
Music Festival: Big thank you to Francie McGeough who has been busy erecting the festival signage, please keep the August Bank Holiday weekend free, it’s going to be a mighty festival this year. It kicks off on the Thursday night with a non-alcoholic teenage disco, followed by the Friday night headlined by the tumbling paddy’s, Saturday night headlined by the whistling Donkeys and Sunday headlined by Mike Denver. Lots more acts throughout the weekend. Tickets are now on sale check out www.castleblayneymusicfestival.ie for the line up over the 4 days Thursday to Sunday 3rd to 6th of August.