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Castleblayney Faugh’s notes week beginning 01.06.2023

May 31st, 2023

Senior Fixtures: On Sunday past our senior men travelled to take on Emyvale in Round 4 of the IFL. In summer conditions Emyvale got of to a flying start with a goal straight from the throw-in. The Faughs recovered somewhat from that early score and with both teams being efficient in the scoring department we went in at half time a point down, 1-07 to 0-09. The second half opened up a bit for both teams and it was Emyvale who got the all important second goal in the 10th minute. We would go on to be 6 down at one stage, but our attitude remained good and we clawed our way back to be within 4, but unfortunately Emyvale saw out the game on a scoreline Emyvale 2-14, Faughs 0-16. Despite the setback we still remain well in the hunt for league progression as we pass the half way point.


Next up we host table toppers Clones on Friday week in St. Mary’s Park.

U18 girls: Training Monday and Thursday from 7-8pm

U12 girls: There were no game last weekend for either teams. The A team face Aughnamullen at home on Tuesday the 30th with a 7pm throw-in. The B team travel to Truagh on Friday evening for a 7pm throw-in. The girls train every Monday from 6-7:15pm. New players are always welcome.

U11 boys: 2 of the boys U11’s teams will play away to Truagh this Thurs evening at 7pm with another team taking on Aughnamullen at home at 6.30pm. All new players welcome.All new players welcome.


U10 & U8 girls: The club hosted an u8 & u10 blitz last Sunday. The visiting clubs were Donaghmoyne, Latton and Carrick. The girls enjoyed a great sunny afternoons football. They are pictured here with Oisin Mc Entee (Ireland/Walsall FC) who is a cousin Ciara of one of our players. Training continues every Monday at 6pm. New players are always welcome.


U9 boys: Training continues on Thursday evenings at St. Mary’s Park from 6:00-7:15pm. New players are always welcome.

U8 girls: Our U8 girls took part in a football blitz, hosted by our club on Sunday 28th May. A great afternoon of football in the sunshine. The girls did brilliant and had lots of fun. Training continues every Monday 6pm to 7pm in St Mary’s Park. New players welcome.

Under 7’s: Under 6’s & 7’s training on the juvenile field every Thursday at 5.15pm. All new faces welcome.

Cul Camps: Castleblayney Cul camp takes place from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th July. The camp starts at 10am each morning and finishes at 2pm. The camp will be an action packed and fun filled week of activity during the summer holidays based around Gaelic Games. The camp caters for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13. The cost for a first child is €75, second child is €60 and its €50 for subsequent children attending the camp. Each child who attends the camp will receive a cul camp kit consisting of a backpack, Jersey and 1/4 zip top. To book a place on the camp please visit

Good luck: The club wishes our club players and the county hurling team all the very best in the hurling All-Ireland final in Croke park in the Lory Meagher Cup on Sunday

Congratulations: The club would like to a massive well done to our county minor panel members along with Dermot and Paul. The team put in a gallant performance in the Minor Ulster Final. We wish them well in the all-Ireland quarter final against Mayo on the 10th of June

Fitness: Both of our walking tracks are open every evening and fully lit from dusk until 9pm. No dogs allowed.

Lotto: Lotto results Jackpot €6,600 wasn’t won, the numbers were 14, 19, 22, and 29. Next week’s jackpot is €6,700. The 4 lucky dips are Andrea O’Connor, Arlene Leonard, Cian Hanratty, and Lydia Daly. 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: Acorn Life Spraoi Scór dates for National School children. Tráth na gCeist 15th June. Stage events 16th June. Contact Clare 0860702195 for details.

Advertising: 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 for the line up over the 4 days Thursday to Sunday 3rd to 6th of August.

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