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Castleblayney Club Notes 21.09.2023

October 4th, 2023

Our senior men played out an entertaining draw in the last round of the IFC Round robin against Monaghan Harps in damp conditions on Sunday past.
With a slippery ball it took 5 minutes before the first score, a point from the Harps.  They followed that up with a second before we raised the green flag.
It was nip and tuck with no team getting on top until the 28th minute when we scored another goal.  This left us 3 up at half time, 2-04 to 0-07.
Upon the restart we scored our third goal to go 6 up, but the Harps hit back with a quick 1-01 to keep the game alive.
The Harps levelled the game 15 minutes into the second half, before we scored our fourth goal.  The Harps did not give up and despite us leading for long periods the game ended in a draw, 4-09 to 2-15.
The result means that we finish third in the group and look forward to a Q/F against Killanny on Sunday week, venue Carrickmacross.
U13 boys are Division 1 champions after an enthralling contest against an excellent Maghercloone side. The conditions were difficult but didn’t stop this young outfit racing into the lead with 2 early goals to settle them into the game. Maghercloone battled back into it and took the lead with 5 minutes to go however Blayney refused to concede and kicked some fantastic points to win by 2.
A brilliant performance from the lads and congratulations.
This Sunday, the 24th of September sees the Faughs Senior Ladies create history when they compete in the clubs first ever Intermediate Final. The take on local rivals St Brigid O’ Neills at 2pm in Clones. Please help ensure St Tiernachs Park is turned Green and Gold for the afternoon and give the team the best support we can.
On Friday night past, the U12 B team faced Killanny in the Div 4 league final. Played in horrendous conditions, the girls got off to the worst possible start. After 12 minutes of play the scoreline was 1-1 to 5-1 in Killanny’s favour. Facing a mammoth task, the girls played bravely and gave everything they had to get it back to within 3 points with 5 minutes to go. Unfortunately, the girls final few attacks didn’t result in scores and Killanny ran out winners on the night. Huge credit must go to the girls for battling back and it shows how much they have developed over the season. Well done also, to the A team who put together their best performance of the year to overcome Donaghmoyne in a tough challenge match.
Minor ladies

Sunday morning our minor ladies travelled to Scotstown to play the league semi final.This was billed to be a tough encounter but the girls rose to the challenge from the very start. With driving runs, some superb individual and team play Blayney notched up some wonderful scores. At the half time whistle they were 9 points up. The second half started with the same enthusiasm and Blayney got some great points to add to the scoreboard.  The girls finished the stronger team on a score line of 7-9 to 4-11 and now meet Carrickmacross in the final. Congratulations to the team and management on a great performance and result.
Venue and date for final to be advised.
U16 Girls have a home Division 1 Championship semi final against Aughnamullen this Wednesday 20th.  Throw in at 6.15
Come out and support these young players.
U15 Boys Div5 team compete in their Championship final this Saturday when they take on Maghercloone in Killanny at 12. This young team have improved throughout the year and have put together a great run in the championship to make the final. All support welcome.
Best of luck to the under 14 girls senior team and development team as they begin their championship campaign this weekend.

Division 1 Quarter Final against O’Neill Shamrocks in Clontibret on Saturday the 23rd throw in 11am.
Division 3 Quarter Final v Scotstown in Scotstown on Sunday the 24th throw in 11am.

All support welcome.

The club launched their Active Kids Programme last Thursday in GR8 for 6- and 7-year-old and it was a fantastic evening fun for the huge number of kids that attended. The programme encourages kids to be active and healthy through fun and games. The programme continues this Thursday in St Mary’s Park at 5.30 and new kids very welcome. A great evening’s FUN is guaranteed
Contact Damien for more information on 0876138152
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Congratulations to Pauric and Karen McNally on the birth of their son.
Sympathy is extended to the Loughman family on the death of their mother Joan.
To Catriona Booth on the death of her father Tony O’Shea.
To the Roche Family on the death of their mother Helen.
To Michael Gurn on the death of his aunt Anna Farren.
To Fiona McBennett on the death of her father Peter O’Connor.
May they rest in Peace.

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