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Scotstown Notes

January 11th, 2012

Ulster Under-21 Football Championship: Our Quarter-Final clash with Omagh St. Enda’s has been fixed for Sunday, February 5th with a throw-in time of 12.45pm. The game is part of a double-header with Dungiven taking on Kilcar at 2.30pm. The Creggan club are hosting this tournament with all games being played at their ground on Staffordstown Road, Creggan, Randalstown, County Antrim.

Doctor McKenna Cup: Monaghan began their campaign in Section B of this competition against St. Mary’s University College on Sunday last. Captain Darren Hughes and James Turley started the game, while Donal Morgan made an appearance in the second half. Monaghan ran out reasonably comfortable winners on a final score of 0-14 to 0-6. Next up are Down in Clones on Sunday with a 2pm throw-in, followed by a trip to face Armagh at the Athletic Grounds next Wednesday night, January 18th at 7.30pm. Elsewhere in the McKenna Cup, Kieran Hughes helped Jordanstown to a two point win over Donegal, while former Scotstown clubman Ryan Daly made his inter-county debut for Antrim in their defeat to Fermanagh.

Minor Manager: Anyone interested in managing this year’s Minor team please contact Michael McMahon on 087-7987279 before 12 noon on Monday, January 16th.

Juvenile Coaching: 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.

Keep Free: Former Derry star Tony Scullion will be delivering a session on ”Bring Back Kicking” with a selection of our clubs players. This will take place on Wednesday, January 25th at 7.30pm at Kilmore. Please keep this date free as this will be a great session to watch and learn from.

Scór na nÓg: Good luck to Mollie McKeever and all the Monaghan representatives in the Ulster Final which takes place this Saturday, January 14th. The venue will be the Galbally Community Centre, Co. Tyrone and proceedings get under way at 5pm.

Congratulations: Best wishes to Damian Martin, Mullantimore and Sinead Brady, Cavan who got married recently.

Complex Booking: 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.

Club Officer Training: Ulster GAA is running Club Officer Training for NEW Officers in Holy Trinity College, Cookstown this 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 sharon.haughey.ulster@gaa.ie 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.

Sympathy: The club extends sympathy to the family and friends of the recently deceased who include Eamonn Holland, London (formerly Mullantimore) and Kathy Rooney, New York (wife of Alban Rooney).

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