Blayney Rovers FC and Mindszenty Park

Blayney Rovers FC a soccer club based in the heart of Castleblayney. Founded in 2009 they provide underage soccer for Girls & Boys from U9 to U17. U19, senior and reserve teams.

Blayney Rovers FC soccer grounds work has continued throughout the years on the facilities at Drumillard. They have a wonderful football pitch, it’s a brilliant surface to play on and looking great. Changing rooms for home and away teams. Recently work has started on the new training pitch which will be a great addition to the club for training all the teams when it’s finished.

The club host the FAI football summer camps for children aged 6 to 14 girls and boys, the opportunity to attend a week-long football summer camp over the holiday period. They are run by FAI accredited coaches, no football experience is required as the camps are set up to be fun, interactive but also help to develop new skills. The club welcomes new players to join the camp and club.

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Mindszenty Park

Mindszenty started work on Mindszenty Park in the 1970s armed with a spade and wheelbarrow to create a football pitch and park out of a piece of derelict waste ground behind his house. He organises football tournaments funded by his winnings from pub quizzes.

He also clears leaves from the forest footpaths in Autumn and regularly helps with the Castleblayney Tidy Towns. In recent years, Mindszenty Park featured in tv show ‘Dirty Old Towns’ which showed volunteers turn out to transform the area. Mindszenty keeps the park looking fabulous with plants and flowers.

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