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Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 24.08.2023

August 24th, 2023

50/50 Draw There’s always a winner in the 50/50 draw! To get yourself organised for the August draw which takes place on Fri 1st Sept, 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:


Last Man Standing is back by popular demand. Don’t be left out, entries by 5pm this Thursday 24th Aug., first week fixtures commence on Fri 25th. Entry by Revolut or cash to Cormac McNally @cormac7pkb 087 7692891 or Natalie Noone @natalienoone 087 7543591. If paying by Revolut, remember to enter your name & mobile no. Best of luck.


Senior Team secured a place for themselves in the County final when they beat Inniskeen last Wednesday evening in Cloghan on a score line of Blayney 3-28 Inniskeen 0-13. Well done lads.


Hibernia Cup Final the U15 Monaghan Development squad final takes place in Carrick-on-Shannon this Sat 26th August at noon when they play Leitrim. Best of luck to our club representatives, Conaire Casey, Cathal Malone, Tom Duffy, Christian Traynor, Caiman O’Brien & Liam Bolger.



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 Monday 6pm – 7pm, Concra Pitch, contact Ger 087 1384387


U-11 Training Our U-11’s were thrilled to have Senior player, Niall Garland at their training session this Monday evening. Niall put them through their paces, chatting and encouraging them & even signed a few hurls at the end. Thanks Niall for giving your time, the boys and coaches really appreciated it, and thanks also to Peter Treanor who helped out again this week.


Monaghan GAA Activity Day Croke Park a great day was had by all at Monaghan GAA U12 Activity Day in Croke Park last Thursday 17th Aug. 90 boys & girls got the opportunity to represent their clubs at HQ. Great experience & memories for all involved. Thanks to the parents/coaches who assisted on the day. Monaghan Abù

Blayney Representatives were Michael Murphy, Shay Mallie, Bobby O Brien, Mikey Smith, Luke McCahey, Liam Duffy. Hopefully not the last time gracing that pitch!



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



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!


Regional Development Hurling Officer, Oisín McManus is vacating his role at the end of August to pursue further education. The club would like to acknowledge Oisín’s contribution to our club & local feeder schools, in terms of coaching, workshops, advice and all-round general availability to us all. Oisín is a huge loss to Monaghan Hurling and we would like to thank him for his commitment and dedication to his role, we wish him well in his future endeavours. Best of luck Oisín!


Clothing Collection the club are organising a clothing collection for Saturday 7th October. More details to follow closer to the time but keep this in mind when you are doing your summer clearout!

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