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June 1st, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 01/06/2021


Our Blues in County Football Action

Allianz Division 1 North National Football League

Well done to the Monaghan County senior football team in another exciting draw to Tyrone 0-14 to 0-14 in a superb encounter in Omagh last Saturday evening. Unfortunately they missed out on a semi final place and now play Galway in a relegation play-off game. This will take place on the weekend of 12th/13th June in Monaghan.

2021 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2B

Well done to the Monaghan Ladies in their brilliant win over Armagh last Sunday by 2-11 to 1-13. They next play Tyrone next Sunday June 6th at 2pm in St. Tiernach’s, Clones. All the best to our Blue Ladies on the panel, Abbie McCarey, Casey Treanor and Edel Corrigan, and the rest of the Monaghan team.


Congratulations to Rory Beggan

Well done Rory Beggan for being named on this week’s GAA Team of the Week after a superb performance against Tyrone last Saturday.


Return to Football – Reserves commence next Wednesday 9th June.

Draft fixture schedules have been created and ratified by the Monaghan CCC for adult club championship, league, reserves and U-19 football competitions. The first competitive games begin on Wednesday 9th June with the Reserve leagues. Our Senior Reserves are in Division 1A along with Magheracloone, Donaghmoyne, Truagh, Clontibret and Latton. Our first fixture is Donaghmoyne away. All the best to our reserves in their 2021 campaign. Our Junior Reserves are in Division 3 and await whether they are in the 3A or 3B group. Please see our Social Media platforms for further details. After over 7 months without any competitive club football it is a welcoming development to have competitive football next week. Thanks everyone involved in organising the fixtures and we look forward to some on-field action. Please note going to press, that these games are behind close door until further notice and we will update you on Social Media as soon as we get the guidelines.


Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €8,400 Next Week!!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €8,200 jackpot on Wednesday 3rd June! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results. There was no winner of our Jackpot on May 26th. We had 2 Match 3 Winners who win € 25 each – Brian Daly & Philip Cassidy. We also had 1 Lucky Dip winner this week – Frankie Mc Cague. Congratulations to all winners! The Scotstown GAA online Lotto Draw takes place every Wednesday at 8:30pm with last entries at 8pm. The draw is conducted on-line and is fully automated using

secure facilities. There are 4 numbers to choose from a range of 1 to 31.

Match the 4 numbers to win the Jackpot of €8,400.

If no jackpot winner €100 is rolled over to the following week.

Also if there is no jackpot winner there will be lucky dips.

Next draw Wednesday June 10th at 8:30pm.


Scotstown GAA ladies €11,400 Presentation to charities

The Scotstown GAA Ladies recently raised €11,400 in their Virtual Run Challenge for the Crocus and Breast Cancer Ireland charities. Both charities received €5,700 and the presentation was made earlier in the week. Please see our social media platforms for the photos. Well done to everyone involved in the excellent initiative!


Annual Cul Camp – Second week in August

The annual Cul Camp will take place in Scotstown from 9th to 13th August.

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps provide primary school boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Activities are player-centred with a Games Based approach and a strong emphasis on personal development and well-being. The cost is €65 for 1st child; €60 for 2nd child; €50 for 3rd and subsequent children. For children attending a second camp, without gear, the cost is €50 Kit delivery charge of €7.80 applies per booking, not per kit.

Please contact the County Co-ordinator Paul O’Connor on 086 837 4827 or email to developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie or by visiting the website www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie


Scotstown GAA Club Shop

If you would like to purchase Scotstown GAA merchandise, please contact Kevin on 087 742 2519 or Sinead. The Club Shop is closed as per the latest GAA guidelines.


May Ciste Draw

Congratulations to Catriona Quirk, our €1,000 May Ciste winner! Also congratulations to our 5 x €100 winners; Jim Balfe, Tereasa McNamee, Anna Marie Meehan, Annie Murphy, Bernie & Michael McKenna. Sellers Sean Murphy and Benny Maguire. Many thanks to McMahon Centra Scotsotwn for safely hosting the draw. You can purchase your June Ciste tickets in our local shops. There are tickets, envelopes and collection boxes in each of these shops; McAloons Knockatallon; McMahon Centra, Scotstown; McCarvilles Ballinode & Killylough. You can also purchase your Ciste tickets using the Scotstown Clubforce website and clicking on ‘buy event tickets’ link. First prize €1,000 and 5 prizes of €100 must be won. In total €18,000 in prize money is won every year!


Latest Covid-19 Restrictions Update for June, July and August

The Government has announced the updated schedule for reopening the country from the Covid 19 Pandemic lockdown for June, July and August. We will post a specific GAA related update as soon as it is available and please see our social media platform for the full list of restrictions being eased. On June 2nd, Hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs opened, and are also permitted to serve food and drinks indoors to residents only. Next Monday, June 7th, Pubs and restaurants can serve customers outdoors. There will be no distinction between pubs that serve food and those that don’t. Gyms may also reopen on this date, but for individual training only. Please note that our GAA indoor facilities including dressing rooms, club shop, social club, gyms etc. will remained CLOSED until further notice. This is in accordance with the GAA’s Covid Advisory Group’s guidelines. Whenever we are given the guidelines to enable us to give definitive dates of resumption of any of our activities and facilities, we will update you here and on our Clubforce app. Please adhere to the general government and HSE guidelines, on washing your hands, keeping your distance and abide by the current restrictions. Thanks for your patience and understanding. It is encouraging to see these significant developments on the horizon and please keep in mind, the club is still here to help out in our community.


Health and Wellbeing

As the country opens up is encouraging to see more people out and about, (while still keeping pandemic safety in mind), whether its for a walk around Kilmore, training, looking forward to a summer of football and safely meeting people outdoors again and raising their emotional wellbeing. Scotstown GAA is going for the Healthy Club project which aims to help GAA clubs explore how they support the holistic health of their members and the communities they serve. This is a timely initiative for a post Covid-19 world and we look forward to the Healthy Club project in our future and recovery from the pandemic.


We are still here to help

We would still like to reiterate and to continue our message that we are here to help, particularly as, although restrictions are easing, we are still in a pandemic. In light of the ongoing concerns and impacts to our daily lives over Covid-19, Scotstown GAA would like to reassure those in our community that we are here to help. The health and wellbeing of our community is very important at this time and we can phone and have a chat with those that are alone or vulnerable check if they need anything, groceries, medicines, a friendly voice and reassuring chat can help. If you are living away from the parish and have relatives that may need a hand getting in medicines or shopping or simply checking in with them, contact any committee member. Please private message on the Scotstown GAA Facebook page with any other suggestions on how we can help over the next while. We will keep you updated on our Facebook page and we are and will look out for each other. There are Tydavnet Parish Community Health and Wellbeing leaflet of crucial local numbers and contact information for people in our community. These leaflets are going out through the local shops, churches etc. Many thanks to all those involved. As well as our physical health, our emotional wellbeing and mental health is also highly important. In these current circumstances, it is important to remember that the community supports and services are still operating. Your GP is your first point of contact in relation to both physical and mental health needs. If you, or someone you know is in crisis, contact your GP or Doc on Call on 1850 777 911, or if you are really concerned go to the Emergency Department in Cavan General Hospital. Please see our social media platforms for Local Support and Services available with contact details.


Phone a Ceili

With high Level restrictions ongoing, physically visiting people is not allowed. But we can still make contact with those we care about and / or are cocooning, living alone or vulnerable. They would really appreciate a phone call, letter or card just to say “I’m thinking about you, keep safe and stay strong.” So please, Phone a Ceili, write a Letter, send a Card and keep in touch over the winter months and we are always here to help in anyway. We ask all our committee members and players to phone a ceili twice a week. If you would like a committee member or player to phone you, please contact our Chairman Shane on 086 836 7997.


Good Luck to Students

All the best to the Leaving Cert Junior Cert and anyone else doing exams over the next month.


McAree Engineering Ltd. Monaghan GAA Annual Golf Classic 2021

Countdown is on for the McAree Engineering Ltd. Monaghan GAA Annual Golf Classic taking place on Friday the 25th & Saturday 26th of June in Rossmore Golf Club Teams Price €250; Tees/Greens €100

To book your team please Phone Brendan on 0876820860 or Eugene on 0863476690


Monaghan U3A Fitness Classes

Monaghan U3A are running free fitness hour classes aimed at 50+ age group Monday to Thursday at 8.15am; Tuesday 30-minute classes at 9.30 with a HSE physio and Friday Tai Chi at 9.45. For the zoom links text 087 3432275 or see our Social Media Platforms.


Keep Well Campaign

The Government Plan for Living with COVID-19: Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 highlighted the important role that individual and community resilience will play in contributing to our ongoing response to COVID-19.

The Keep Well campaign is aimed at showing people of all ages how we can mind our own physical and mental health and wellbeing by adding healthy and helpful habits to our daily and weekly routines. It will provide guidelines, information, and tips on how we can make a plan to do things that will help us keep well through the coming months. A full range of supports is available online at gov.ie/healthyireland

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