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Scotstown Notes

November 1st, 2011

Annual General Meeting:

The A.G.M. will be held in the Sports Complex on the 25th of November at 8pm sharp. Nominations and motions must be returned to the Secretary no later than 12 noon on Monday the 7th of Novemember. Treasurer Matt McCrudden, County Board Delegate Seamus McElwaine and yours truly are not seeking re-election.

Ciste:

€700 Martin Mullen, Cappog, Ballinode. €300 Aidan Quigley, Dooskey, Smithboro. €100 Felix Gunn, Killycarnan. €100 Sheila/Martin McKenna, Tullylone. €100 Nicole McKenna, Carrickroe. €100 Kathleen McCluskey, Ballinode. €100 Austin Corrigan, Aghaboy North. €100 Jackie McMeel, Killylough. Sellers Prize €30 Seamus McCarvill €30 Sinead McGonnell

Coaching:

Monaghan Coaching & Games Development Committee is delighted to inform you of and to invite you to Monaghan GAA Football Coaching Conference on Sat 26th November in St Macartan’s College, Monaghan. The conference objective is to provide quality information and innovative methods of delivery, for coaches working with players from 6 to 16 years of age.

Reserves Division One:

Scotstown booked their place in the Reserve League Division One final after a five point victory over Castleblayney on Sunday afternoon. Conditions were good for football on what was a dry, mild day with a light breeze. Castleblayney had slightly the better of the opening exchanges, and led by three points to two after ten minutes. The home side settled a bit in the second quarter, bringing the likes of Shane Carey and Paul Grant into the game a bit more as the half wore on. Cian Mohan, who has played at senior level for the club as a forward, was proving his worth as a goalkeeper by making a good save to prevent a ‘Blayney goal. By half-time, Scotstown had done enough to engineer a lead of 0-8 to 0-4. The Faughs had a great start to the second-half when they registered 1-1 within a couple of minutes – the goal coming from a penalty kick. Things remained pretty even for the next 15 minutes, and Scotstown went into the final quarter leading by the minimum, 0-10 to 1-6. That was as good as it got for ‘Blayney though, as Scotstown took control of the rest of the game and kept the visitors scoreless for the remainder. The Blues management team introduced some lively substitutes to keep the Faughs back line busy, resulting in four more points to put the result beyond doubt. The 0-14 to 1-6 victory means Scotstown will now face Truagh in the final, which is scheduled for next Sunday at 2pm in Tyholland. Scotstown team: 1. C. Mohan; 2. D. McArdle, 3. W. Carroll, 4. C. Treanor; 5. B. McMeel, 6. F. McPhillips, 7. M. Corrigan; 8. S. Sherry, 9. D. Caulfield; 10. S. Carey (0-3), 11. M. McKenna (0-1), 12. P. Grant (0-4); 13. O. Heaphey, 14. C. Caulfield (0-2), 15. M. Treanor (0-2). Substitutes: 22. E. Maguire (0-1), 20. J. Hamill, 25. A. Carbin, 21. S. Mohan (0-1).

Under 12s:

We made the trip to Mullagh last Saturday and participated in an inter-county blitz. In the group stages we played four matches, overcoming Westmanstown, Dublin and Killinkere, but losing to Gowna and Maghera in close hard fought encounters. This meant we qualified for the shield semi-final in which we played fantastically well to overcome the host Cuchulainns. In the final our lads continued to play excellent football and ran out convincing winners over Knockbride. They are on the road again this Saturday when they travel to Derryloughlin to participate in their tournament.

Bar Rota:

Frank McKenna and Matt McCrudden.

Complex booking:

The Sports Complex is now available for any type of event, and the gym is available for any sporting activity. It is important that you book the complex in advance, or check that the facilities are available. Arthur King is our contact person to arrange booking of the facilities, and his mobile number is 086-8516944.

Club Shop:

Kilmore shop is open on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7 pm.

Ladies Seniors:

Our ladies played against Aghabog last Saturday morning and triumphed despite having only 14 players at the end. This was an important win to prepare the girls for the League Final which is set to be played on Friday the 11th of November in Cloghan. The management expects the girls to put in a major effort at training for the next two weeks to ensure we take the silverware home. Training continues every Tuesday at 7.30pm and on Saturday mornings.

Mister & Mrs:

We would like to thank all who came to support our fundraiser on Saturday night, especially our five couples – Pauric Connolly and his fiancé Paula; Mary and Sean McQuaid; Niall Maguire and his partner Susan; newly weds Declan and Donna McCarville and Massey and Evelyn Boylan. Without them the night would not have been possible. An excellent night of entertainment was had by all. A special congratulations to our winning couple Mary and Sean McQuaid. Also a big Thank You to the star of the show Gene McCarey who made the event what it was.

Fit For All:

A keep fit class takes place for both the ladies and men in Tydavnet Community Centre every Monday and Thursday night at 8pm. The class includes a wide variety of different fitness techniques including circuits. The first class is free when you attend. Give it a try and see how you can loose calories before Christmas – just 8 weeks to go!

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