Lotto – There was No Jackpot winner in Monday night’s draw, the lucky numbers were 5, 09, 23, 27. The four Lucky Dips of €50 each were won by Anne Coleman,, Oghill, Johnny Hanratty, Elizabeth Smyth, Castleblayney, and Declan McAteer, Castleblayney. To play Castleblayney Faughs GFC lotto, log on to locallotto.ie. The first of our monthly draws which this month is for a cash prize of €500 will take place this Friday 4th of May in The Spinning Wheel as part of a presentation night for last year’s Junior B and Junior C teams.Seniors – The Seniors fought out a hard earned 1-07 to 0-10 draw with Clontibret on Wednesday night the 25th April. Unfortunately on Saturday evening the 28th, they went down to a disappointing 3-07 to 1-11 defeat to Magheracloone, in a game played at the unusual venue of Crossmaglen. Playing with the elements in the 1st half Blayney jumped out to an early 3 point lead courtesy of 2 Keith Hill frees and a point from play from Marty McElroy. Three points in a row from Tommy Freeman undid all that good work to leave the teams level after 15 minutes. A goal from Peter Treanor at the end of a sweeping move restored a 3 point advantage for Blayney and points from Hill, one from play and one from a 20 metre free seemed to have given Blayney a comfortable half time lead but a fisted Magheracloone goal deep in injury time left the half-time score 1-5 to 1-3 in Blayneys favour.
The teams exchanged points early in the 2nd half, Blayneys coming from another Hill free, before a well worked goal from Magheracloone gave them the lead for the first time in the 40th minute. Two more Magheracloone points followed but frees from Hill and Malone reduced Blayneys arrears to just one. Another Magheracloone followed with less than 10 minutes left leaving Blayney with a difficult task and although Conor Gurn and Ciaran McGinn both pointed from play Magheracloone held out for a 3-07 to 1-11 victory.
Junior B – The Junior Bs are in Championship action this Friday night as they attempt to win the trophy for a 4th year running. They face a tricky looking opening tie away to Clontibret, throw-in at 7.15PM.
Junior C - The C championship also commences next week with an away game against Aughnamullen on Wednesday night, throw-in 7.30PM.
Presentation Night – There is a presentation night on Friday night in The Spinning Wheel for last year’s successful B and C championship winning teams. There will be food and music on the night and all are welcome.
Winter Training Prgramme - The programme continues this Thursday night. U6s are in Rath na nÓg (6PM-6.50PM), U8s on the Astro-Turf (6PM-7PM) and U10 on the Astro Turf (7PM-8PM). As always new children are welcome on the night, for more details contact Brian Sherry 086 - 2334287, Keith Hanratty 086- 8225982, Ray Mc Ardle 087- 1383603.
Minors – The minors played out 2 draws over the last week. Last Tuesday they drew 2-13 apiece with Killanny and on Monday night they drew 1-10 to 0-13 with Clontibret. Next Tuesday night they travel to Monaghan Harps for a 7.30PM throw-in.
U16 – The Under 16's was moved from Toome to Clontibret at the last minute. The final score of the match was Faughs 1-06 to Clontibret 4-12
U14 – U14s play Carrickmacross this Saturday at 12.00 in Carrick. Gaelic4Girls – The Gaelic4Girls also continues this week 26th April. It will continue at the secondary school gym every Thursday evening at 7PM. The scheme is aimed at girls of 8 years of age and above. For more details contact Darren McQuillan on 086-3844055.
Castleblayney Enterprise Centre - invites you to join them for a range of talks and exercise claseses. Ideally the project is aimed at participants who are looking to improve their fitness and health or looking to try out new fun activities. Log on to Castleblayney.ie for more information.