Club Notes. 18/09/2019
Scotstown booked their place in the Senior Football Championship semi-final with a nail-biting victory over Truagh on Sunday in O’Neill Park, Clontibret. In what was almost a perfect first-half for the Blues, they raced to a 0-9 to 0-3 lead at half-time with Truagh having two players substituted due to injury, plus a player red-carded just before the break. With the odds stacked against them, Truagh came flying out of the blocks in the second-half registering 2-4 without reply to establish a four point lead. It was eighteen minutes into the second period before a shell-shocked Scotstown registered their first score of the half through a Beggan free. Scotstown rang the changes with Orin Heaphey and the Hughes brothers coming off the bench and they helped their team get back in the game along with points from Beggan, McCarthy and McCarville. As Truagh suffered another serious injury in the closing minutes, they still held a one point lead. It was left to Rory Beggan to convert a pressure kick to salvage his side a draw at the end of normal time. There was nothing to choose between the sides in extra-time as each time Scotstown edged ahead, Truagh battled back to equalise. Beggan had one last chance to put the game to bed from a placed ball, but it was not to be and the sides finished level at the end of extra-time at Scotstown 0-19, Truagh 2-13. As the game was played under “finish on the day” rules, a penalty shootout was required to separate the sides. Darren Hughes and Shane Carey converted the first two kicks, before Beggan saved the third Truagh penalty. Conor McCarthy tipped the balance towards Scotstown by converting his penalty. After Truagh hit the post with their fourth effort, it was left to James Turley to seal the victory with Scotstown the victors by four penalties to two. Scotstown team and scorers: Beggan (0-6); McArdle, E. Caulfield, McCrudden; O’Toole (0-2), Morgan (0-1), J. McDevitt; F. Caulfield, James Turley (0-2); Sherlock, McCarthy (0-3), McKenna; Carey (0-3), McCarville (0-1), McCarey (0-1). Substitutes: F. Maguire, K. Hughes, Heaphey, D. Hughes, Duffy. Penalty shootout scorers: D. Hughes, S. Carey, C. McCarthy, James Turley.
In the Senior Championship, they next meet eiither Ballybay or Carrick Emmets on Saturday 5th October in the Senior Football Championship Semi Final. Time and Venue TBA.
They next play in the Senior League @12.30pm on Sunday 22nd September at home against Carrick Emmets.
Our Junior men lost to Toome on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-10 in Round 3B of the Junior Championship in Emyvale on Friday 13th September.
The next meet Drumhown in the League at home on Sunday 29th September @ 12:30pm.
U17s Div 1 & 2
Our U17s have now reached the Div 2 Championship Final after beating Killany last Wednesday evening on a final scoreline of 3-16 to 2-06. They meet Magheracloone in the Final on Sunday 29th September at 4pm – Venue tbc.
U13 Div 1 Championship Final
A huge congratulations to our U13 Div 1 team on your Championship Final Win over Clontibret last Saturday. What a display of football ! You should all be very proud of yourselves.
There will be a Culture Night on Friday 20th September in the Club House Bar. Why not pop in for some Ceol agus Craic !!
The Club Shop is Open every Friday evening from 7-8pm
Stephen McKenna and Pauric Connolly