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Scotstown Notes

April 10th, 2012

Senior League: The 2012 Credit Union Senior Football League got under way on Wednesday evening, when our Senior’s took on Monaghan Harps. See elsewhere in this paper for the result. The next Senior game is an away fixture against Carrickmacross this Sunday, April 15th throwing in at 4pm.

Reserve League Division One: The B team were in action on Saturday evening last with a tough assignment away to Clontibret. The home side struck early, converting a penalty to put them a goal ahead after 3 minutes. Orin Heaphey got the Blues off the mark two minutes later with a point. A pointed free from Paul Grant, followed by a James Hamill point brought the sides back level on 12 minutes. Another Heaphey point put Scotstown ahead for the first time, but Clontibret punished the concession of another free to level things again at the end of the first quarter. The pace of James Hamills was starting to cause the Clontibret defence problems, and when they gave up a free, Mark McDevitt calmly knocked it over the bar for his first score of the game. Scotstown had control of the game at this stage, but squandered a number of scoring chances before Ross McKenna raided forward from half-back to score a point off his left foot. Clontibret pointed another free, and James Hamill got another point from play, but Scotstown plans were dealt a blow just before half-time when playmaker Paul Grant had to be replaced. The home side finished the half strongly with three unanswered points to go in at the break level at 1-5 to 0-8. The momentum was now with Clontibret, and they scored a goal and three pointed frees in the first six minutes of the second half. It took a while for Scotstown to steady the ship, but they got the perfect tonic when Stephen Sherry went on a strong into the heart of the O’Neill’s defence, before finishing low to the net. Both sides swapped points, leaving Clontibret three ahead going into the final quarter. Mark McDevitt kicked some good pointed frees for Scotstown to keep them in touch, but with four minutes left and three points behind, it looked over for the Blues. Clontibret had a great chance to put the result beyond doubt, but Cian Mohan made a great save to deny a goal, picking up a knock in the process. After some delay for treatment for Mohan, Scotstown set up a late attack, with Conor Caulfield releasing fellow substitute Tommy Moyna. The youngster kept his composure, and got the goal that levelled things. Deep into injury time, and with the game heading for a draw, James Hamill picked up possession on the right wing, outpaced his marker before fisting over the winning point. The final score was Clontibret 2-11 Scotstown 2-12. Scotstown team: Cian Mohan; Mark Corrigan, William Carroll, Adrian Carbin; Fintan Treanor, Barry McMeel, Ross McKenna (0-1); David Caulfield, Stephen Sherry (1-0); Shane Rice , Paul Grant (0-1), Niall Sherry; James Hamill (0-4), Mark McDevitt (0-4), Orin Heaphey (0-2). Subs used: Pauric Keenan, Conor Caulfield, Tommy Moyna (1-0). The next fixture for the B’s is at home to Tyholland on Wednesday evening, April 18th. Throw-in is at 7.15pm.

Reserve League Division Three: The next game for our C team is on this Saturday evening at 7pm at home against Castleblayney.

Minors: The Minors continued their good start to the season with a win over Carrickmacross last week on a score of 1-14 to 1-7. On Tuesday evening they faced Castleblayney – see the results section of this paper for the score. Next up is a home game versus Killanny on Tuesday, April 17th at 7.15pm.

Under 16’s: League competition starts tonight, Thursday, April 12th with the first team at home to Donaghmoyne, and the seconds away to Inniskeen. Both games start at 7pm. The B team are in action again next Thursday, April 19th against Killeevan away at 7pm. The Division One are not in action again until Thursday, April 26th when they play Monaghan Harps away at 7pm.

Under 14’s: The Championship game against Truagh was moved to Easter Monday, and it resulted in a convincing victory for the Blues. Donaghmoyne will be the opposition in the Championship semi-final on Tuesday, April 17th at 7pm in Donaghmoyne. The winners will play either Clontibret or Emyvale in the final.

Under 12’s: The next round of fixtures in the Spring Leagues take place this Saturday, April 14th. The B team are in action first at 12 noon against Monaghan Harps B team, with the A team taking on their Harps counterparts at 1.15pm. Gavan Duffy Park is the venue for both games.

Under 10’s: Anyone interested in helping out with boys Under 10 training this year, please contact Macartan McKenna on (086)3425380. Training will be on Wednesday nights from 6-7pm. Please note that training will be for U10 boys born between 2002 and 2005 only.

Allianz League:  There was no joy for the three Scotstown clubmen involved with the county, as defeat against Tyrone on Sunday last consigned Monaghan to Division Three of the league for next season. The focus for Monaghan will now switch to the Championship clash with Antrim in Clones, which takes place on Sunday, May 27th.

SAQ Course: Speed, Agility and Quickness course on Saturday, April 28th in Annayalla N.S. from 10am-4pm. Cost €40. Limited places – contact Monaghan Sports Partnership on (042)9755126. Closing date for registration is Friday, April 20th.

Easter Party: On Sunday, April 15th there will be an Easter celebration in the Family Resource Centre, Oriel Way, Mullaghmatt, Monaghan. The Lithuanian community of Monaghan in association with the Monaghan GAA community will present their traditions, games and songs. The event start at noon and concludes at 2pm – everyone welcome.  Balandžio 15 d, 12-ą valandą Family Resource Centre (Sekmadieninės mokyklėlės patalpose) vyks Atvelykio šventė. Šventės metu lietuvių ir airių vaikai pristatys velykinius žaidimus, dainas bei tradicijas. Velykų bobutė mokins kaip dažyti kiaušinius. Šventės metu užkandžiausime sumuštiniais bei tortu. Visi labai laukiami.

Scholarships: Interviews for Gaeltacht Scholarships will take place in the Enterprise Centre, Castleblayney on Saturday 21st April beginning at 10am. These are half scholarships and are available for students in the 14 to 17 age bracket. There is no need to book in advance. For further information email

Bar Rota: Sean McKenna and Kevin Boylan will be on duty this weekend.

Complex Booking: The Sports Complex is available for any type of event, and the Gym is available for any sporting activity. Call Arthur on (086)8516944 after 5.30pm to check availability or to make a booking.

Sympathy: Condolences to the family and friends of the recently deceased including: Teresa McCrudden, Mullaghmore North; Margaret Rehill, Tonystackan and Peter Treanor, USA (formerly Allygesh).


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