The end of the line for Castleblayney’s All-Ireland hopes All-Ireland Junior Club Championship semi-final Naomh Abán 0-12 Castleblaney Faughs 0-7 By Anthony Newman IT was the end of the line for Castleblayney as  Allanagh Hoare scored 0-3 from play and Cork side Naomh Abán got through to the All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Final in Sunday’s semi-final at Páirc Íosagáin, Ballyvourney. Advertisement Grace Murphy […]

Another lengthy trek for  ‘Blayney

By Niall Gartland THE Castleblayney ladies are on their travels – again. Last weekend they traipsed to the Netherlands – not your usual venue for a game of football – to take on Belgian side Craobh Rua in the All-Ireland Junior Championship quarter-finals. It was a gruelling weekend right from the word go, when they […]

Castleblayney clock up more miles on their All-Ireland adventure

Compiled by Jackie Cahill THE race for the 2022 All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championship titles will be whittled down to six teams over the weekend. All Ireland Junior Club Championship – Semi Finals  – Sunday 1.30pm Naomh Abán (Cork) v Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan), Páirc Íosagáin, (New Pitch)  Advertisement IN a low-scoring Munster Final, Cork side […]

Castleblayney to face ‘the Spanish Gooch’ on their European adventure

By Daragh Small SHE She was once nicknamed ‘the Spanish Gooch’ by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. She stands 165cm tall, speaks multiple languages, hails from Andalucía and Sunday’s All-Ireland Junior Club quarter-final will mean that bit more for Anay Rios. The diminutive Spaniard has seen it all and done it all across Europe, but playing […]

JACK MADDEN: ‘Blayney battle Belgium for Dutch gold

ULSTER Junior Ladies’ champions Castleblayney Faughs, led by joint-manager Paddy McNally, take on Belgium GAA this Sunday in the All-Ireland quarter-final in the Netherlands. Paddy McNally is a man whose life essentially revolves around the big ball. Coaching, managing, playing, developing – it’s all in a day’s work. And yet for all this planning, there […]

‘Blayney hoping to overcome lengthy lay-off

By Kieran Lynch MONAGHAN Senior Hurling champions Castleblayney are hoping that a long lay-off since their last competitive game won’t affect them this weekend when they take on Liatroim in the Ulster Intermediate Hurling quarter-final. ‘Blayney were crowned Monaghan champions on August 28, when they defeated Carrickmacross 2-15 to 1-8, and their manager Kevin Maloney […]

IN FOCUS: Malone’s Road

By Shaun Casey LAST December, Monaghan stalwart Dermot Malone stepped away from the inter-county scene following 12 years of service in the blue and white. Known for his work-rate and his warrior-like approach around the middle of the field, persistent knee trouble meant Malone had to say goodbye and hang up the boots. The Castleblayney […]

All-Ireland Club Semi-Final Fixture Details Announced

The details for the football and hurling All-Ireland club semi-final’s have been announced with six Ulster clubs in action.  Gaoth Dobhair will do battle with Galway and Connacht champions, Corofin on Saturday February 16th in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada with a 1:30pm throw in. Cushendall will also face Galway champions in St.Thomas’ on Saturday February […]