JACK MADDEN: Different horses for different courses

WHEN Sétanta was crowned Cú Chulainn, surely even he himself didn’t know what he had let himself in for. His trusty camán and sliotar, enough to defeat the mighty hound of Culann. Let the magic begin, the self-proclaimed greatest game on Earth, and all the rest of it. Lovely hurling. They say he was born […]

“Rosemary Courtney’s attitude is always top class”

Name: Jodie McQuillan. Age: 19. Teams played for: Castleblayney Faughs, Monaghan and UCD. Earliest GAA memory? Playing with the boys from u-6. Advertisement Which team-mate has been the most inspirational and why? Amanda Casey-Finnegan. I always looked up to her growing up and she took me under her wing when I joined the county panel. […]

The end of the line for Castleblayney’s All-Ireland hopes

currentaccount.ie 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 currentaccount.ie 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 currentaccount.ie All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championship titles will be whittled down to six teams over the weekend. CurrentAccount.ie 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 currentaccount.ie 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 […]