Under 21 Ulster Championship:
Scotstown have been handed a tough assignment against Tyrone champions Omagh St. Enda’s in the Ulster Under-21 Championship Quarter-Final. This competition is being hosted by the Creggan club in County Antrim . No date has been set for the game, but it’s likely to be the third week in January. The venue will be Creggan, just outside of Randalstown, Co. Antrim.
Doctor McKenna Cup:
Monaghan start their McKenna Cup campaign on Sunday with a home game versus St. Mary’s University College, Belfast. Throw-in at Clones is 2pm. There are four Scotstown men in the Monaghan panel – best of luck to them.
As always, the Sports Complex is available for any type of event, and the Gym is available for any sporting activity. It is important that you to check that the facilities are available and that you book the complex in advance. Arthur King is our contact person to arrange bookings, and his mobile number is 086-8516944.
Anyone interested in taking charge of, or being involved with a team in 2012 can contact Macartan McKenna on 086-3425380. All help from those involved already and new help would be appreciated.
There will be a Juvenile Meeting on Monday 9th January at 7.30pm in the Complex. Anyone who would like to be involved with our Juveniles this year please attend this meeting.
Club Officer Training:
Ulster GAA will run Club Officer Training for NEW Officers in Holy Trinity College , Cookstown on Saturday, January 14th from 10am to 1pm. The Club Officer Training Programme aims to support club officers in their roles as GAA Officials in 2012 while also providing a networking opportunity for club officers to meet people from other clubs in similar positions. It will provide role specific training for Chairpersons, Secretaries, Treasurers, PROs, Children’s Officers, Coaching Officers, Cultural and Community Officers and Club Development Officers. Registration is essential – email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The course is free and complimentary lunch will be provided.
Off the Booze and On the Ball:
The GAA launched an exciting new health challenge to its members recently. This fun challenge with a healthy twist invites participants to abstain from alcohol for the month of January, and in doing so seek sponsorship to go towards their local GAA club. Participants are also encouraged to engage in some new exercises that help them reach their recommended weekly activity levels during the month, and hopefully throughout 2012. Sign up at www.gaa.ie/asap to receive a sponsorship card and an information pack containing details on health, exercise and diet. All participating clubs will be in with a chance to win a training session with one of Ireland ’s leading high performance coaches or one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists in 2012.
Monaghan GAA Official Yearbook:
The Official Yearbook is still available in McMahons Centra, and all good newsagents.
Stephen McKenna and Eugene McCarey
Happy New Year:
To all friends and supporters of the club – all the best for 2012!
All involved with the club offer their sympathy to the families and friends of the recently deceased including: Harry Cassidy, Tyraverty; Owen McCooey, Monaghan; John McQuaid, Annyalla; Hugh Prunty, England (formerly Druminane); Jimmy McAree, Killybough; Michael Cassidy, Mullaghmore, Theresa Mullarkey, Derrynahesco. May they rest in peace.