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August 17th, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 17/08/2021

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13s

Hard luck to our Under 13 Division 1 Future Blues in their 1-16 to 2-10 defeat to Castleblayney on Monday last. The U13 Division 1 team’s next game is at home to Magheracloone on Saturday August 28th in the Division 1 Shield Round Robin Round 3. Hard luck to the U13 Division 5 team in their narrow 5-8 to 3-13 defeat to Castleblayney in their Division 5 Shield Round Robin Round 2 on Sunday last. They next play Magheracloone on Saturday August 28th in the Division 5 Shield Round Robin Round 3. Our Under 13 Division 6 Future Blues next game is away to Truagh on Tuesday August 17th in their Round 7 game at 7:00pm. Please see our Social Media platforms for the result.

Under 15s

Well done to our Under 15 Division 1 Blues in their superb 2-11 to 1-12 Semi-Final win over Truagh on Saturday last in the U15 Division 1 League Cup. Scotstown built up a solid 10 point lead by the early stages of the second half, but a spirited comeback by Truagh ensured an exciting and nail-biting final minutes. Our Under 15 showed great resilience and determination to secure their place in the Under 15 Division 1 final against Castleblayney or Monaghan Harps. Well done to the management as well and the final is this Sunday at 6:30pm. Our Under 15 Division 5 Blues had no games in the past week. They next play Castleblayney away in the Under 15 Football League Division 5A Shield Final next Monday 23rd August in Cremartin. All the best to both Under 15 teams in their finals.

Under 17s

Hard luck to our Under 17 Division 1 Blues in their narrow 3-14 to 3-12 defeat to Monaghan Harps away in their U17 Division 1 Round 7 game on Monday last. It was an entertaining high tempo game with superb goals by our Blues. Hard luck to our Under 13 Division 3 Blues in their away defeat to Emyvale on Tuesday of last week in their Round 8 game. They next played Truagh at home on Tuesday 17th August in the U13 Division 3 Round 9 fixture. Please see our Social Media platforms for the result.

Under 19s

Our Under 19 Division 1 Blues had no games in the past week. They next play Castleblayney Faughs in the U19 Division 2 Final on Wednesday 18th August. All the best tour Under 19 team in the final.

Senior Reserves

Our Senior reserves had on games in the past week. They next play the winners of Magheracloone or Castleblayney in the Quarter Final of the Reserve Football Championship O’Duffy Cup.

Junior Reserves

Hard luck to our Junior Reserves in their 2-13 1-9 defeat to Toome in the Reserve Football Championship McKeown Cup Quarter Final on Wednesday last. The lads gave an excellent performance and were unlucky not to score three goals with 2 fine saves from the Toome goalkeeper. Well done to the reserve players and management during their 2021 campaign.

Junior Football League

Hard luck to our Junior men in their 0-10 to 0-6 Junior League Football Group 1 Round 5 defeat to Sean McDermotts at home on Sunday last. Scorers on the day included Cian Mohan, Darragh Murray and Killian McKenna. They next play Oram at home in the Junior Football Championship on the weekend of 28th August.

Senior Football League

Our Senior Blues played Carrickmacross Emmets away last Sunday 15th August in the Senior Football League Group 1 Round 5. Scotstown Seniors made it back-to-back victories in the League with a straightforward win away to Carrickmacross on Sunday afternoon. The hosts went in front with a converted free in the opening minute, but Scotstown replied and then went in front three minutes later with two points of their own. Carrick were literally hit for six after seven minutes, when a high ball into the square was palmed into the net by Darren

Hughes. There was a mix-up from the resulting kick-out, which was pounced on by an alert Orin Heaphy, who found the back of the net from long distance with the goalkeeper out of position. Further points followed from Rory Beggan (a converted 45) and Matthew Maguire. The gloss was slightly taken off a strong opening quarter for the Blues when Carrick broke through for a goal just before the water break. Despite that setback, Scotstown continued to dominate, with points from the Hughes brothers (two each), Jason Carey and Matthew Maguire giving the visitors a commanding 2-10 to 1-4 lead by half-time.

Kieran Hughes registered a point from play early in the second half and Scotstown were presented with another goal chance, with the goalkeeper caught out of position, but Micheal McCarville had to settle for a point as his effort just dropped over the bar. Shane Carey, Kieran Hughes and Orin Heaphy (2) tagged on more points to give Scotstown a thirteen-point lead with fifteen minutes to go. Scotstown lost momentum in the last quarter of the game as the scores dried up, but Carrickmacross could only reduce the lead to ten points, before Rory Beggan stepped up to convert an injury time free to leave the final score at Scotstown 2-17, Carrickmacross 1-9.

Scotstown team and scorers: Rory Beggan (0-2); Fergal McPhillips, Tristan Moyna, Michael Meehan; Donal Morgan, Damien McArdle, Ryan O’Toole; Micheal McCarville (0-1), Gavin McPhillips; Jason Carey (0-1), Matthew Maguire (0-2), Shane Carey (0-2); Orin Heaphy (1-2), Kieran Hughes (0-4), Darren Hughes (1-3). Substitutes used: Emmet Caulfield, Ross McKenna, James Hamill, Francis Caulfield.

Well done to all the players and management. They next play Magheracloone at home in the Senior Football Championship on the weekend of 28th August.

Ladies Football

Under 12 Girls

Our Under 12 girls Division 1 Scotstown A next play Emyvale at home on Thursday 19th August at 7:00pm in Round 4. Our Under 12 Division 2 Scotstown B team next play Clones at home on Friday 20th August at 7:00pm in Round 4.

Under 14 Girls

Our Under 14 girls had no games in the past week. Our Under 14 Division 1 Scotstown A girls played Magheracloone away in the Under 14 Division 1 league Semi Finals on Monday last. Our Under 14 Division 2 Scotstown B girls play Aghabog away in their U14 Division 2 League Round 8 game on Tuesday 17th August at 7:00pm.

Under 16 Girls

Hard luck to our Under 16 Division 2 girls in their 4-11 to 2-12 defeat at home to Donaghmoyne on Monday 9th August in their Round 6 game. They next play Truagh away in the U16 League Round 7 game on Monday, August 23rd at 7:00pm.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no game in the past week.

Senior Ladies

Our Senior Ladies had no games in the past week.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Wednesday 18th August our Under 19 Division 2 Blues play Castleblayney in the U19 Division 2 League Final in Ballybay at 7:00pm.

On Thursday 19th August our Under 12 girls Division 1 Scotstown A team play Emyvale at home at 7:00pm in their Round 4 game.

On Friday 20th August our Under 12 girls Division 2 Scotstown B team play Clones at home at 7:00pm in their Round 4 game.

On Sunday 22nd August our Under 15 Division 1 Blues play the winners of the semi final between Castleblayney and Monaghan Harps in the U15 Division 1 League Final at 6:30pm in Pairc Mhuire.

On Monday 23rd August our Under 15 Division 5 Blues play Castleblayney away in the Under 15 Football League Division 5A Shield Final in Cremartin at 6:30pm. Our Under 16 girls play Truagh away in their U16 League Round 7 game at 7:00pm.

All the best to our Blues next week. An Bhoth Abu!


2021 Monaghan Club Football Championship draws

On Tuesday evening of last week, Monaghan GAA held the draws for this year’s adult men championships. In the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship, our senior men drew Magheracloone, Truagh, Carrickmacross and Inniskeen and are in Group 1. The fixtures are; weekend 29th August home to Magheracloone; weekend 5th September away to Truagh; weekend 3rd October home to Carrickmacross; and weekend 10th October away to Inniskeen.

In the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship, our Junior Men drew Oram, Currin, Toome, and Killeevan and are in Group 2. The fixtures are; weekend 29th August home to Oram; weekend 5th September away to Currin; weekend 3rd October home to Toome; and weekend 10th October away to Killeevan. We wish the players and management on both teams all the best in this year’s Championships.

Liam Stirrat Cup

From this year going forward, the Junior Football Championship trophy will be called the Liam Stirrat Cup. Many thanks to all involved in this lovely tribute, and to the kind words of Monaghan GAA chairperson Declan Flanagan spoke before the championship draw, when the announcement was made, in memory of the great Liam Stirrat.

Return to Football – 2021 Competitive Football Attendance guidelines

The 2021 Club Football season commenced on Monday last 7th June. Please note, in terms of attendances, 200 spectators will be permitted to attend GAA games (club and inter county). This number is in addition to players, team personnel, stewards or media attendees. For underage games, where parents are attending in a child-protection capacity, they will count as part of the 200 spectators permitted to attend.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €3,100 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €3,000 jackpot on Wednesday 18th August! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

We had a Match 3 winner of €50 – Catherine O’Donoghue. We also had 2 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Amy Mc Kenna and JP Mc Mahon Congratulations to all our 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 €3,100.

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 August 25th at 8:30pm.

Scotstown sourcemykar.ie GAA Golf Classic

The 2021 sourcemykar.ie Scotstown GAA Golf Classic is on in Rossmore Golf Club on Saturday 4th September! Team of 4 and Dinner €200. To book your tee time, phone Shane Stirrat on 086 836 7997 or Seamus McQuillan 086 258 8882. With over €2,000 in prizes!!

Katie Mullen’s Initiative to raise funds for Charity

Well done to our Future Blue player Katie Mullen who has been growing her hair to get it cut for the Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. They would greatly appreciate anyone donating to this admirable cause by clicking on the link below. Katie states that she thanks you for taking the time to visit her fundraising page on iDonate.ie (see link at end of paragraph) and that she is cutting her hair to make wigs for young boys and girls going through cancer treatment and has kindly chosen to fundraise for Aoibheanns Pink Tie. All funds raised will go directly to this great cause. She hopes you can help her by donating whatever you can. Simply click the Donate button on the link below. All donations are processed securely. You can also share her page by using the Share options. This is a great way to show your support. Many Thanks for your support.

Please enter the link here https://www.idonate.ie/saraMullen

Annual Cul Camp underway!

Many thanks to everyone involved in the organising, operating, traffic control and everything else that ensured another successful year’s GAA Cúl Camp in Kilmore last week. Thanks to

all our participants, parents and guardians and we hope you all enjoyed the week. Well done to all the children involved.

Scotstown GAA Club Shop Re-Opened.

The club shop has re-opened and is open this Friday from 7pm to 8pm. We have a special sale with a range of discounts on for the next few weeks on selected items. Please follow these Covid-19 guidelines. 1 person / family in at any 1 time and mask is mandatory. No fitting on or exchanging items. Thanks!

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 it’s 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.

Phone a Ceili

It is an encouraging development that people from one household only can visit another household. But for those who are still nervous of physical visits given the ongoing Pandemic, 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.

Confirmations in the Parish

We wish all those receiving their Confirmation this Sunday in Urbleshanny the very best and a joyous day for them and their families and friends.

Tidy Towns

Our beautiful villages in the parish will be judged soon for the Tidy Towns competition. Please ensure that all areas outside your premises and dwellings are litter free and clear of all weeds. Thank you.

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