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Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 08.06.2023

June 8th, 2023

Lory Meagher All Ireland Champions What a day for Monaghan Senior hurlers. All Ireland champions. They stood up to a strong test from Lancashire and hurled like champions finishing on a scoreline of 3.22 to 3.20. This is true testament to all the coaches, past and present, in our own club in Castleblayney and up and down the county who ‘believed and kept on dreaming’. And on Saturday that dream came true. Huge congrats to every team member, management and backroom team, we are proud of you all. We must make special mention of our clubmen who, along with the entire team, have shown commitment, dedication and resilience on the path to the final. Well done and a huge bualadh bos for the following club men: Niall Garland (Joint Captain), Aaron Kenny, Hugh Byrne, Conall McHugh, Fergal Rafter, Thomas Hughes, Declan Hughes, Pauric Malone, Paudie Heavin, Colin Merrick, Paddy Finnegan, Cormac McNally & Stephen Lambe and to our club representatives on the management team, Jimmy Lacey & Deaglan Crowe. Bainigi sult as an bua!


50/50 Draw The June draw will take place on the last Friday of the month. To get organised for the draw you can get 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. 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 5th June

Tuesday 6th June Seniors v Middletown Armagh League, 7.30pm, Concra (subject to change)

Wednesday 7th June U-13 Táin Óg v Latton, 7.00pm, Latton

Wednesday 7th June Seniors v Cuchulainn HC, 7pm, Concra


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 Numbers are filling up for the Hurling summer camp 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. Late registrations will be accepted for the Summer Camp. Please note that we cannot guarantee tops will be delivered in time for any registrations received after 7th June. Follow the link to register:


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!


U7’s/U9’s hurled for 80 minutes last Wednesday 31st May at St Macartan’s College at the 3rd Monaghan Go Games Blitz excellently hosted by Monaghan Harps. They played 4 matches against Monaghan Harps, Truagh, Inniskeen, & Carrickmacross and showed great skill and determination.

Mick Hannon DHL Reserve Final the lads came up short in the Final last week, congratulations to Inniskeen on a good win.

U15 Development squad overcame Cavan last week and have now qualified for the semi-final of the Hibernia Cup in July. Well done to our club representatives Conaire Casey, Tome Duffy, Christian Traynor, Liam Bolger & Cathal Malone.

Best Wishes to our young members who commence Junior & Leaving Cert exams this Wednesday 7th June, do your best, that will always be good enough.

Condolences for Gerry Murphy Castleblayney Hurling club wishes to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gerry Murphy, The Crescent, Castleblayney. Gerry represented the club for many years as a player and gave huge service as a hurling coach at club and County level. He also represented Monaghan as a player and manager at County level and managed the County Minors to The All Ireland C title. Gerry will be remembered as a true hurling man who inspired many young players with his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game. He is predeceased by his father, Eddie who was also a Blayney Hurling legend. Gerry, with his sister, Mary, and the late Eddie, has given a lifetime of service to the Castleblayney camogie club also. It is indeed fitting that on the day that Gerry bowed out of this life, Monaghan Senior Hurlers were crowned Lory Meagher Champions in Croke Park with a minutes silence being observed in honour of Gerry’s passing. To his sisters, Mary & Bridie and the extended Murphy family, we extend our deepest sympathies. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís. Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.

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

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