Seniors – The seniors had a mixed weekend with a defeat to Monaghan Harps on Friday night and a big win over Carrickmacross on Sunday. Friday nights’ performance was a poor one with Blayney never really getting into the game. The scores were level at half time but an early scoring burst in the 2nd half gave the Harps a 6 point lead which they held comfortably to the finish. Final score Monaghan Harps 0-13 Faughs 0-07. The improvement in performance on Sunday was vast and we made great use of playing with the elements in the first half to lead 2-06 to 0-01 at the break. There was no let-up in the second half and we ran out 3-12 to 0-06 winners. There are no more senior fixtures now until after Monaghan’s Ulster Championship match
Junior B - The Junior B’s will play twice this week, on Sunday they play Corduff in the O’Duffy Cup; the game is in Oram with a 2PM throw-in. On Wednesday they play Latton in Toome in RFL 1at 7.45PM
Junior C – The Junior C team bowed out to a strong Aughnamullen team on Wednesday evening last, on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-08. The home team started well but Blayney rallied to level the game, however a goal just before halftime gave Aughnamullen the lead. Try as they could, Blayney never looked like winning the game and a late goal sealed the win for Aughnamullen. The team is back in action in the coming weeks in the league.
Minors - The Minors returned to winning ways last Tuesday night with a win over Monaghan Harps 1-07 to 0-08. On Tuesday night they played Scotstown in the last game before the exam break, result in next weeks’ notes.
Lotto – There was no winner of the €11,000 Jackpot in Mondays nights draw held in Corrigans. The four lucky dip winners this week, each receiving a prize of €50 were Liz Brennan, Rosevale, Johnny Hanratty, Barbara McHugh, Castleblayney and Kelsey Jane Tavey, c/o Conabury Inn. The numbers drawn were 7, 12, 23 and 26. Next week’s draw will take place in the Comet on the 21st May and tickets can be purchased from localotto.ie or outside Centra in the Glencarn Shopping Centre.
Monaghan County Ulster Championship - Special Ticket Prices for Monaghan County Ulster Championship Clash against Antrim on May 27th can be sourced from the County Board through Cloghan. For more information log on to www.facebook.com/Blayneyfaughs or www.monaghangaa.ie
County Open Day - All Roads lead to Cloghan this Sunday where all Gaels have a chance to meet our 2012 Senior Ladies National League Champions & Senior Footballers ahead of their Championship 2012 Opener Against Antrim on 27th May in Clones. The Senior players are available to meet & greet all, as well as an opportunity for photographs and autographs. There will also be Juvenile skills challenge competitions with prizes. Come along and meet the Farney Army all welcome !!!
Ladies Final - Congratulates to Eileen McElroy who played for the Monaghan Ladies in their NFL final win over Cork on Saturday last. Well done Eileen and the rest of the squad.
Winter Training Programme - 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 out in the field (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.
Gaelic 4 Girls - training continues at the secondary school gym and on the Astro-Turf from 7-8pm on Thursday night. The scheme is aimed at girls of 8 years of age and above. For more details contact Darren McQuillan on 086-3844055.
U16 – The U16s put in a gallent effort before going down to Toome 1-11 to 0-07 last Wednesday night.
U14 – The U14s travel to Killanny on Saturday for a 12PM throw-in.
U12 – Well done to all the U12s who took part in the U12 Spring League Finals Day at Cloghan on Saturday 12th May. Everyone played well and are looking forward to the Under 12 Leagues starting on Sat 26th May. All photos from the Finals Day can be seen on the Monaghan GAA Website. Go on and have a look.