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Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 25.05.2023

May 25th, 2023

50/50 Draw takes place next Sun 28th May in Iontas at our Breakfast Morning. Get organised for the 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, or better still come along to the Breakfast and get your entry there!

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 22nd May

Wednesday 24th May U-13 Táin Óg v Naomh Aodhán GAC, 7.00pm, Concra.

Thursday 25th May Reserves v Carrickmacross Hurling 7.30pm, Concra.

Sunday 28th May U-11’s v Monaghan Harps, 11am, Gavan Duffy Park.


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 due by Monday 29th May to ensure tops are ready 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 see you next Sunday 28th May in Iontas for the Hurling Club Big Breakfast, served from 8.30am – 12.30pm. Start the day the Hurling club way!!


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!


Best of Luck to the management and team of the County U-17’s for their Celtic Challenge Final taking place in Abbottstown on Sun 28th when they meet Wicklow Blue at 1pm. Big shout out to our club representatives, Tim McArdle, David Lambe, Brion Sherry, Ben McDonnell, Eoin Dignam &Ryan Callan.


Monaghan Go Games Our U7’s and U9’s attended their 2nd Monaghan Go Games Blitz at Truagh on Sun 21st May. A big well done to our teams who played 3 games, the matches are really bringing them on. Thanks to parents for driving and Truagh HC for hosting.

County Hurlers & management are extended congratulations on their win against Longford last Saturday which secures top of the table status for them and a meeting with Lancashire in the Lory Meagher Final in Croke Park on Saturday 3rd June at 1pm.

Monaghan U15 Hurlers – Hibernia Cup well done to our club representatives, Conaire Casey, Tom Duffy, Christian Traynor, Liam Bolger & Cathal Malone on the U15 Monaghan team who overcame Fermanagh last Saturday in the 2nd round of the Hibernia Cup.

Well done to our club representatives on the Castleblayney College U14.5 hurling team who won 2 out of 3 games on Monday at Eglish in their Ulster Schools competition. They defeated St. Joseph’s Donaghmore and St. Benedict’s Randalstown and had a narrow defeat to St. Malachy’s Castlewellan.

Gaeltacht Scholarships 2023 available from Monaghan GAA. To apply applicants must comply with the conditions specified in the form and return before Fri 26th May 2023. To apply follow the link:

Ulster Hurling Roadshow is organised for Saturday 10th June in Tyrone GAA Centre, Garvaghy. The Roadshow will run from 10am to 2pm with three practical sessions focusing on 1. Developing Goalkeepers 2. The Hurling Manager 3. Running a coaching session, all sessions being facilitated by top coaches. For further information go to

Congratulations to one of our top supporters, Pat Merrick who was awarded the VHI Parkrun Hero for April, a fantastic achievement and very well-deserved. Bualadh Bos for Pat!

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