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Scotstown Notes

April 20th, 2012

Senior League:

League: The 2012 Credit Union Senior Football League got under way on Wednesday evening, when our Senior team took on Monaghan Harps. The Harps began the game well with three points, before Mark Duffy got the first Scotstown point. Shane Carey (2) and Orin Heaphey registered points to put the Blues ahead, but the Harps equalised soon afterwards. Daniel McNally replaced the injured Damien McArdle just before the break, and it was McNally who grabbed the last point of the half to send Scotstown in leading 0-5 to 0-4 at half-time. The home side added a further five points in the second period through Ciaran Treanor (3), McNally again and James Hamill. However, the visitors never gave it up, and chipped away at the Scotstown lead to salvage a valuable draw. Final score: Scotstown 0-10 Monaghan Harps 0-10. The side were in action again on Sunday afternoon away to Carrickmacross. Keen to go one better than the midweek game, Scotstown started brightly and controlled the match for long periods. A man of the match performance from Brian McGinnity yielded seven points, while Kieran Hughes registered 1-2 in his first Senior appearance of the season. The home team had their chances, but Scotstown were good value for their 1-16 to 0-7 victory. With two rounds of matches complete, the team are joint third in the table, a point behind Ballybay and Castleblayney. Next up is a trip to Clontibret on Saturday evening (April 21st) throwing in at 7pm – note the change of date for this fixture. Then, next Wednesday evening (April 25th) they take on Latton in Scotstown at 7.30pm.

Reserve League Division 1:

The B’s were in action at home to Tyholland on Wednesday evening, but fell to a narrow 1-6 to 0-10 defeat. The focus for the B’s will now switch to the O’Duffy Cup (Championship) game away to Carrickmacross on Friday, May 4th.

Reserve League Division 3:

The C team had a good win at home to Castleblayney on Saturday evening by 4-12 to 3-3. The lads are fifth in the table after three games with a win, a draw and a loss. The next fixture is an away game at Truagh this Saturday, April 21st with a 5.30pm start. The Crawley Cup Championship game is the following Friday, April 27th at home to Blackhill.


Last week the Minors faced Castleblayney and kept up their 100% record with a 2- 11 to 1-8 victory. Killanny were the opposition on Tuesday evening of this week and another win was secured for the Blues by 2-13 to 0-13. The lads are away to Clontibret next Tuesday, April 24th at 7.15pm.

Under 16s:

League competition began last Thursday night, with the first team recording a victory at home to Donaghmoyne, and the seconds defeated away at Inniskeen. The B team are in action again on Thursday night, April 19th against Killeevan away at 7pm. The Division One side are not in action again until Thursday, April 26th when they play Monaghan Harps away at 7pm.

Under 14s:

Donaghmoyne were the opposition in the Championship semi-final on Wednesday evening, with the boys producing a strong performance to reach the final on May 5th. The Division Five team are at home to Aghabog at 12 noon on Saturday, April 21st, with the Division One team in action afterwards at 1.15pm at home to Clontibret.

Under 12’s:

The Under 12 teams were back in action in the Spring Leagues on Saturday last at Gavan Duffy Park, Monaghan. There were mixed fortunes though, as the A team beat Monaghan Harps, while the B team lost out to their Harps counterparts. The next round of fixtures in the Spring Leagues takes place on Saturday, April 28th against Emyvale.

Ulster Minor Football League:

The semi-final of this competition between Monaghan and Derry will take place at Scotstown this Saturday, April 21st with a throw-in time of 12 noon.


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

Talk Sport for Shauna:

Fundraiser for Shauna McPhillips Retts Syndrome Fund, hosted by Marty Morrissey and featuring top Irish sports personalities on Sunday, May 6 th at 8pm in the Hillgrove Hotel. Tickets are €10 – contact any committee member.

Bar Rota:

Niall McKenna and Brian McGinnity will be on duty at the weekend.

Go Raibh Maith Agaibh:

Congratulations to Donal Connolly on a job well done in officiating a number of recent Ulster Minor League matches. Thanks also to John Mullen, Brendan Connolly, Paddy Sherry, Eugene McKenna, Michael McKenna and Macartan McKenna for helping Donal out at the fixtures.


The club extends sympathy to the family and friends of the recently deceased, including Anna McVicar, Clara.

Ladies Seniors:

Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.15pm in Kilmore. All players should be in Kilmore no later than 7pm. The girls had their first outing in the League last Wednesday against Inniskeen. The Blues were unfortunate to be defeated on this occasion, after a good battle with a stronger Inniskeen side. We had a few new faces making their debut for the senior team – well done to Megan Ward, Alana McCarey, Eimear McKenna, Fionnuala Caulfield and Laura Carey. The girls are in action again this Sunday at 4pm against Monaghan Harps in Scotstown. Good luck to the new management team of Gene McCarey and Massy Boylan for the year ahead.

Ladies Minors:

Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.15pm in Kilmore – all players should be at Kilmore no later than 7pm.

Ladies U16s:

The girls have their first match tonight, Thursday at 6.45pm away to Donaghmoyne. Good luck to the girls and their new management team of Lisa Morgan and Sinead McGonnell. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.15pm in Kilmore. All players should be at Kilmore no later than 7pm.

Ladies U14s:

Training continues on the usual nights. The girls had their first Feile game last Monday against Donaghmoyne. We wish Kevin Keenan and his management team the best of luck for 2012.

Ladies Registration:

This is now overdue – all players must complete their registration forms and hand them to team management or our club registrars Martina Larmer, Michelle Treanor or Lisa Treanor along with the appropriate fee: €50 for seniors and €35 for U18s as soon as possible.

Come Dine With An Bhoth:

Our latest fundraiser is based on the popular TV show ‘Come Dine With Me’. We are looking for people to host a fun evening on Saturday 26th May by inviting family and as many friends as you know to your house for dinner. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Jamie or Gordon please contact any committee member.

Get Well Soon:

To Siobhan McCarra who underwent surgery on her knee recently. We wish Siobhan a speedy recovery and hopefully it won’t be too long before we see her in action again.

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