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Castleblayney Hurling Club Notes 7th Sept 2023

September 7th, 2023

50/50 Draw Congratulations to Niall Flanagan who scooped €460 in the August draw, well done Niall. It’s never too early to sort yourself for the draw, remember there’s always a winner in the 50/50 draw! To get yourself organised for the August draw which takes place this 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.


Last Man Standing will be taking a break now for a couple of weeks due to international games. Thanks to everyone for supporting and to Cormac McNally for coordinating the competition.

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:

County Final on Sunday 3rd Sept saw our Senior team narrowly defeated on a 1-point margin. Congratulations to Inniskeen and we wish them the best of luck in Ulster. We are very proud of our team & management for their efforts all year and we thank them for the joy & excitement they have given us over the playing season.

Our U-9’s played Inniskeen at half time during the county final on Sunday. They were delighted with the experience and we must thank the mentors and all involved with facilitating this, go raibh mile maith agaibh.

U-11’s match against Cootehill Celtic on Monday evening saw our lads put in a winning performance. Well done to Gerard Connor who was awarded Player of the Match.

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

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!


Condolences are extended to our coach, Tony Austin on the death of his brother, Brian last week. Also to the Loughman & Watters families on the passing of Joan Loughman. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.


Dates for your Diary Clothing Collection, Saturday 7th October. Curry Evening 13th October. More details to follow closer to the time.


Schools back best of luck to all our players & club members who have their first week of school over them, may you have a happy & successful year. Also best wishes to those who received CAO offers, may you be happy & fulfilled in your course. And to those still waiting, remember ‘not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path’.

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