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Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 11.05.2023

May 9th, 2023

50/50 Draw Get organised for the May draw by getting your entry on the Clubforce link

This provides you with different payment options including setting up a 12 month direct debit subscription paid on a monthly basis which will ensure you are in for every draw.

Alternatively you can get an entry through REVOLUT to @bbol123 putting your name and contact telephone number in the note.

A sincere thank you for supporting our draw to date. Your support is very much appreciated as this is our primary source of fundraising.


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 8th May

Wed 10th May U-13 Táin Óg v Belnaleck Art McMurroughs, Belnaleck GAA Grounds, 7.00pm


Training times

U7’s Wednesday 6pm – 7pm in St Marys Juvenile Pitch, drop off at Castleblayney College, contact David 086 2517407

U9’s Wednesday 6pm – 7pm in St Marys Juvenile Pitch, drop off at Castleblayney College, contact

Paul 086 1964932

U11’s Monday 7pm – 8pm, Concra Pitch, Matty 087 0574100

U13’s Wednesday 6pm – 7pm, St Mary’s Juvenile Pitch, contact Jarlath 085 1081450

U15’s U13’s Wednesday 6pm – 7pm, Concra Pitch, contact Ger 087 1384387


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


Survey just a reminder to complete the survey sent in the training WhatsApp groups, follow the link Thank you!


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:


Free Draw for summer camp registration will take place for all those registered for the camp before May 28th. This will take place in conjunction with the Breakfast Morning and the 50/50 draw on Sunday 28th May in Iontas. So get your name down for the camp, it could be your lucky day.


Breakfast Morning put the date in your diary, Sunday 28th May in Iontas for the Hurling Club Big Breakfast. Hope to see you all there.


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.


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!


Our Juvenile Presentation took place on Monday evening, 8th May in Iontas when all outstanding medals for 2020/2021 and 2022 were presented. It was lovely to see all the young hurlers receive their medals, with very many of them collecting 3 and 4 medals. Nine teams were honoured on the evening and all of them were congratulated not only on their skill level but also for being such excellent ambassadors for the club. Special Guest and County Captain, Niall Garland presented the medals and addressed the young people imparting some words of wisdom to them. Coaching Officer, David Connolly, ably assisted by Marisa Duffy and the coaching committee, did an excellent job of ensuring that everything ran smoothly. After acknowledging all the coaches who give so generously of their time, and thanking parents for their support, food and refreshments were enjoyed by all. Congratulations to all the members of the following teams who received their medals: U13 2020 Championship, U15 2020 Championship, U13 2021 Championship, U17 2021 Championship, U13 2022 Táin Og, U15 2022 Táin Og, U15 2022 Championship, U15 2022 League, U17 2021 Championship and U17 2022 League.


U7’s & U9’s Go Games Blayney A big well done to our young hurlers who showed great skill and enthusiasm at St. Mary’s Park on Sunday morning in the 1st Monaghan Go Games of 2023. Our U7s and U9s enjoyed the sunshine and played games against Truagh, Carrick, Inniskeen, Monaghan and East Cavan Gaels. Thanks to Castleblayney Faughs for facilitating us hosting the blitz.


Special birthday wishes go to club stalwart, Frank Marron who has a special birthday this week. Congratulations Frank, enjoy your day and I’m sure you’ll be spoiled! Its younger you’re getting!


Get Well Wishes are sent to our great juvenile supporter, Deirdre McGinn. Unlike Joe Biden, Deirdre wasn’t able to avoid a stray sliotar. Deirdre has ordered a helmet for future matches! Get well soon Deirdre.


Condolences are extended to the Forde family, Drumillard on the death of Carmel Forde’s brother, Seamus in London, RIP. He is uncle of former players, Paddy & Paul. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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