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October 5th, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 05/10/2021

Scotstown Ladies County Final this Sunday 10th October at 4:45pm

Well done to the Scotstown GAA Ladies for making the Intermediate Championship County Final after beating Corduff last Sunday (see match report below)!! The final is this Sunday in Drumhowan at 4:45pm against either Truagh or Inniskeen. Please come along and support the Ladies and Paint the Parish Blue!

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13s

Our Under 13 Blues’ Teams had no games in the past week. The 2021 Under 13 Championships commence next weekend. Our Under 13 Division 1 boys play Donaghmoyne away in the U13 Division 1 Championship Quarter Final this Friday 8th October at 7:00pm. Our Under 13 Division 1 boys play Magheracloone at home on the weekend of the 15th October.

Under 15s

Bogues Foodhall Under 15 Division 1 Championship Semi Final – Scotstown 3-14 Donaghmoyne 2-6

On a sunny Saturday evening last in Páirc Mhuire, the Under 15 Division 1 Scotstown and Donaghmoyne teams faced each other in the semi final of the Championship. The Blues started brightly with fine points from Tommy Mallen (2 from play and 1 from free) and Max Maguire from play giving Scotstown a 0-4 to 0-1 lead going into the water break. After the break Tommy Mallen increased his tally with a superb point from play, before Cathal McElwain increased Scotstown advantage to 6 points with 2 fine scores. Donaghmoyne pulled 1 pack before Jimmy McKenna restored the advantage with a fine point from play. In the final 3 minutes of the half Donaghmoyne responded with 2 points making the half time score Scotstown 0-8 Donaghmoyne 0-4.

Into the second half Tommy Mallen scored a point from free before Cathal McElwain scored a superb goal, followed by fine points from free by Seán Óg McElwain and from play by Joe Foley taking the score to 1-11 to 0-4 into the second half water break. The final quarter was considerably eventful with 4 goals scored. The first of these was a superb effort from Tommy Mallen. Seán Óg McElwain scored another fine point from free and Jimmy McKenna added a further superb point from play giving Scotstown a 15 point lead. Donaghamoyne scored a goal and a further 2 points before Cathal MacElwain scored a wonderful goal in the final minute of normal time. Donaghmoyne scored a consolation goal making the final score Scotstown 3-14 Donaghmoyne 2-6. The Blues secured their deserved place in the final where they face Castleblayney on weekend of the 15th October. Well done to the players and management and all the final.

Scotstown team and scorers: Eanna McCarey, Adrian Larmer, Conal Gallagher, Darragh McMeel, Mark McCaffrey, Donnchadh Connolly, Hugh Murray, Brian Caulfield , Tommy Mallon (1-5), Gareth Rhatigan, Sean Og McElwain, Captain (0-2), Max Maguire (0-1), Cathal McElwain (2-3), Darcy Foy, Joe Foley (0-1), Jimmy McKenna (0-2), Cameron McPhillips, Darragh Keenan, Conn Deery, Eoin Prunty, Lucas Sherry, Owen Murray.

Hard luck to our Under 15 Division 5 boys who lost to Carrickmacross away by 3-10 to 2-9 in the U15 Division 5A Championship Shield Semi Final on Sunday last. Well done on their successful league campaign of 2021 when they won the Under 15 Division 5A Shield Cup. We wish them all the best in their future at our club.

Under 17s

Our Under 17 Blues had no games in the past week. The Under 17 Division 1 boys next play Monaghan Harps at home in Páirc Mhuire in the U17 Division 1 Championship Cup Semi Final this Saturday 9th October at 1:30pm. Our Under 17 Division 3 Boys play the winners of Aughnamullen or Sarsfield at home in Páirc Mhuire this Sunday 10th October at 11:00am in the U17 Division 3 Championship Shield Semi Final.

Under 19s

Our Under 19 Blues had no games in the past week.

Senior Reserves

Our Senior Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Truagh in the O’Duffy cup final. Date and venue to be confirmed.

Senior Football League

Our Senior Men had no leagues games in the past week. In the Senior league they next play Magheracloone in the Semi Final away on Sunday 14th November at 2:30pm.

Greenfield Foods Monaghan Senior Football Championship

Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 3 Pairc Mhuire

Scotstown 0-13 Carrickmacross 0-9

Scotstown seniors led from start to finish in their third championship game of 2021 but were made to fight to the very end to secure victory. Scotstown led by 8 points to 4 at half time with the points coming from Michael Mc Carville (2), Shane Carey (2 frees), Donal Morgan (2), Mattie Maguire and Kieran Hughes. Scotstowns defence were well on top and limited Carrick to scores from three frees and one mark.

Scotstown started the second half well with a Rory Beggan free and a Conor Mc Carthy point from play to lead 10-4 after 5 minutes. Carrick then had their best period of the game with four unanswered points (two from play) to leave them only two points behind at the second water break.

Scotstown responded well with a Shane Carey free (after Conor Mc Carthy won a Carrick kick out) and a Kieran Hughes point from play after 19 minutes. Carrick brought the gap back down to three with a free in the 26th minute and Rory Beggan had to break up a good Carrick move that threatened the Scotstown goal. Conor Mc Carthy settled the result with a free in the 29th minute after Francis Caulfield won a free. Well done to our senior players and management. Scotstown are currently top of group 1 with 3 wins out of 3.

Scotstown travel to Inniskeen this weekend for their final group game, on Sunday 10th October at 1:30pm, where a win or a draw is required to secure a semi final spot.

Team and scorers:

Rory Beggan (0-1), Jack Mc Devitt, Darren Hughes, Donal Morgan(0-2), Ryan O’Toole, Damien Mc Ardle, Kieran Hughes (0-2), Gavin Mc Phillips, Shane Carey (0-3), Jason Carey, Conor Mc Carthy (0-2), Orin Heaphy, Mattie Maguire (0-1), Michael Mc Carville (0-2), Michael Meehan.

Subs used: Paul Sherlock, Francis Maguire, James Hamill, Ross Mc Kenna, Francis Caulfield

Universal Graphics Monaghan Junior Football Championship

Universal Graphics Monaghan Junior Football Championship

Group Two, Round Four. Páirc Mhuire – Sunday, 3rd October 2021.

Scotstown 2-9 Toome 3-11

Scotstown Juniors faced arguably their toughest test of the Championship season to date when they played host to Toome on Sunday afternoon. Toome got the opening two points of the game before Nessan McCrudden got the home side off the mark with a point from play. Cian Mohan put Scotstown in front with points from a free and a converted forty-five after ten minutes. Toome came back strongly, registering the next five points, all from open play. It was Cian Mohan again who kept Scotstown in touch with a point from a free, but Scotstown were hit with a sucker punch just before the break as Toome scored a goal on the half-hour. There was still time for a Nessan McCrudden point from play, which left Scotstown trailing by five points at the break – 0-5 to 1-7.

There was another blow for Scotstown when they conceded a second goal just three minutes into the second half. McCrudden scored another free soon after, but Toome were now in the ascendency and hit the next four points of the game without reply. Just as it seemed that Toome were out of sight, Scotstown staged a stirring fightback in the last ten minutes of the game. It began with two pointed frees from Ruairi Sheehan and a Darragh Murray point form play which reduced the gap to eight points. Substitute Aaron Boylan got on the end of a good move to finish to the net, and just a couple of minutes later, a Ruairi Sheehan shot ended up in the back of the net to leave Scotstown just two points behind. As Scotstown pushed for another goal to snatch an unlikely victory, Toome hit them on the

break to score a goal of their own to finally put the game to bed. The final score was Scotstown 2-9 Toome 3-11.

Scotstown team and scorers: Cian Mohan (0-3); Donal McKenna, Padraig Keenan, Kevin McMeel; Joseph McKenna, Kieran McGuirk, Mark McPhillips; Sean Treanor, Ryan Caulfield; Nessan McCrudden (0-3), Paul Maguire, Michael Connolly; Darragh Murray (0-1), Ruairi Sheehan (1-2), Tiarnán McGonnell. Substitutes used: Adrian Carbin, Shane Maguire, Aaron Boylan (1-0), Aaron Murray, Declan Treanor.

Our Junior Men next play Killeevan at home in Pairc Mhuire this Sunday 10th October at 4:30pm.

Ladies Football

Under 12 Girls

Hard luck to our Under 12 girls Division 1 Scotstown A team in their 1-9 to 0-9 defeat on Sunday last against Latton in the U12 Division 1 Championship Semi Final. The girls played superbly throughout the game and were level during the second half. Well done on a successful 2021 campaign and we wish you all the best in your bright future in the club.

Our Under 12 Division 2 Scotstown B team had no games in the past week.

Under 14 Girls

Congratulations to our Under 14 girls Division 2 Scotstown B team for winning their semi final against Aughnamullen away by 2-11 to 2-4 in the U14 Division 2 Semi Final on Wednesday last. They play Truagh in the final, which is on this Saturday 9th October at 11:30am. Venue to be confirmed. We wish our Under 14 Blues all the best in the Final!

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. They play Carrick Ladies in the Under 18 Division 2 League Cup Final. Date and Venue TBC. All the best to our Blues in the U18 Final!

Senior Ladies

Drury’s Centra Ballybay Intermediate Championship Semi Final – Scotstown 1-9 Corduff 0-10.

The Scotstown Ladies booked their place in the Intermediate Championship final with a superb display of football on a windy autumn Sunday afternoon last, in Páirc Mhuire against a strong Corduff side. Corduff started strongly taking a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after 5 minutes, with Meghan Boylan scoring a fine point for the Blues. Laura Carey levelled the game after 19 minutes with 3 well placed frees making the score 0-4 all. However Corduff responded with 3 points before half time with a score of Scotstown 0-4 Corduff 0-7.

Into the Second Half Scotstown dominated play and by the second half water break the Ladies had taken the lead for the first time in the game. Laura Carey added to her tally with 2 superb points, one from play and the other from free, before a wonderful individual goal from Hannah Sherlock made the score 1-6 to 0-7. Corduff pulled a point back before Scotstown increased the margin to 3 points with fine points from play from Casey Treanor and Laura Carey. The final 10 minutes were nailbiting, as Corduff upped their game in search of a equaliser, but fine goalkeeping by Edel Corrigan kept the Blues in front with Corduff scoring just the 1 point before Laura Carey scored the final score for Scotstown from a well placed free. Corduff scored a free in injury time reducing the margin to 2 points, ensuring a nerve wrecking final minute of play. Corduff were awarded another 13 metre free in, and a superb reflex save off the goal line by Andrea Beggan prevented Corduff winning from the last kick of the game and the Scotstown Ladies secured their well deserved place in the final. Final Score Scotstown 1-9 Corduff 0-10. Well done to the ladies and the management on another superb performance. The Scotstown Ladies next play either Truagh or Inniskeen in the final of the Intermediate Championship. The final is this Sunday 10th October at 4:45pm in Drumhowan.

Scotstown team and scorers: Laura Carey (0-7), Meghan Boylan (0-1), Casey Treanor (0-1), Hannah Sherlock (1-0), Uainin Connolly (0-1), Edel Corrigan, Abbie McCarey, Ashling McGuirk, Orlaigh Smith, Celene Nally, Andrea Beggan, Caoimhe Mohan, Claire Daly, Shannon Tracey, Bronagh McKenna, Alanna McCarey, Emma McKenna, Sinead McKenna, Clionnagh Sweeney, Eleanor Murphy, Dearbhile Sherry, Laura Holohan, Lisa Flynn, Mary

Murphy, Roisin McCarey, Aoife Brady, Grace Kelly, Aimee McGuirk, Ellei McGuirk, Laura Nally, Lee Sanders, Ciara Sherry, Shauna McDwyer, Sorcha Deery, Jessica McGuirk

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Wednesday 22nd September our Under 14 girls Division 1 Scotstown A team play Aughnamullen away in the U14 Division 1 Semi Final at 5:30pm.

On Friday 8th October our Under 13 Division 1 boys play Donaghmoyne away in the Under 13 Division 1 Cup Competition Quarter Final at 7:00pm.

On Saturday 9th October our Under 14 girls Division 2 Scotstown B team play Truagh in the U14 Division 2 Final. Venue to be confirmed.

On Saturday afternoon, our Under 17 Division 1 Blues play Monaghan Harps at home in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Semi Final at 1:30pm.

On Sunday 10th October our Senior men play Inniskeen away in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 5 game at 1:30pm. Later that afternoon, our Junior men play Killeevan away in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Group 2 Round 5 game at 4:30pm.

Then we have our Ladies Intermediate County Final in Drumhowan at 4:45pm against Truagh or inniskeen.

Also on Sunday our Under 17 Division 3 Boys play the winners of Aughnamullen or Sarsfield at home in Páirc Mhuire at 11:00am in the U17 Division 3 Championship Shield Semi Final.

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

2021 Monaghan Club Football Championships – Round 5

This weekend sees another busy weekend of the adult Monaghan club championships. On Sunday our Senior men are at away to Inniskeen in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 5 fixture at 1:30pm.

The groups and fixtures for the men’s championships are; in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Group 1, (drew Magheracloone, Truagh, Carrickmacross and Inniskeen), the results and fixtures are; weekend 29th August Scotstown 3-17 Magheracloone 2-10; 6th September Scotstown 2-9 Truagh 0-8; 2nd October Scotstown 0-13 Carrickmacross 0-9; and weekend 10th October away to Inniskeen. The seniors can secure a Semi Final spot if they beat or draw against Inniskeen.

On Sunday our Junior men are away to Toome in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Group 2 Round 5 game at 4:30pm. In the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Group 2, (drew Oram, Currin, Toome, and Killeevan), the results and fixtures are; 30th August Scotstown 0-16 Oram 2-10; 4th September Scotstown 0-11 Currin 0-12; 3rd October Scotstown 2-9 Toome 3-11; and weekend 10th October away to Killeevan. The Juniors could achieve a quarter final place if they beat Killeevan and if Oram beats Currin.

On Sunday, the Scotstown Ladies play either Truagh or Inniskeen in the Intermediate Championship final in Drumhowan at 4:45pm.

We wish the players and management on the 3 teams all the best in this year’s Championships.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €4,100 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,000 jackpot on Wednesday 6th October! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

On September 29th draw, we had one match 3 winner, Fintan Sherlock. We also had 2 Lucky Dip winners of € 20 each. They were Martina McAree & Owen Connolly. 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 €4,100.

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 13th October at 8:30pm.

Scotstown GAA Club Shop

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!

Cairde na Botha – Information and Registration nights

During last week we had 4 information, registration and donation nights for the Cairde NaBotha initiative in Knockatallon, Tydavnet, Ballinode and Scotstown. Many thanks to all those who attended and to those who registered. Big thank you to all the volunteers who ran the events, provided the catering and assisted in the information and registering.

The purpose of the Cairde na Botha initiative to raise funds for the development of Kilmore.

Cairde na Botha is a committee formed by members of Scotstown GAA who are focused on developing the Kilmore training facilities. The Kilmore training grounds which lie between the fast growing villages of Ballinode and Scotstown were purchased back in 1995 and have quickly become an essential part of our expanding community. Since then a number of development initiatives have been undertaken, including the introduction of the popular walking track and top class Prunty pitch. We want to serve the whole Parish of Tydavnet better. We want to improve the structure of Kilmore, making it a safe and inclusive community hub for people of all ages to enjoy. To do this we your help from the local community. Please see our brochure and social media with more details and how you can support us.

Scor Ulster Final

The postponed Scor 2020 Ulster finals will take place on Saturday, 30th of October 2021. Venue TBC. The Scór Sinsear 2020 All-Ireland finals will take place in CLG Chonnacht’s newly built Dome in Bekan, outside Claremorris in Mayo, on Saturday, 20th of November, 2021.

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 Céilí & Make your Céilí

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. With the expected removal of restrictions from 22nd October (except for indoor mask wearing), we can further promote the Make a Ceili initiative going into the winter months.

Happy 60th Birthday

We wish Peter McKenna a happy 60th birthday and we hope he enjoyed his recent celebrations.

U11 Liam Stirrat Development League

Over the summer the U11 Liam Stirrat Development League took place throughout the County. The league commenced on 7th June and included 7 rounds taking place every second week over the motnhs of June, July, August and September. We would like to thank Monaghan GAA, Monaghan Coaching & Games Development, all the referees, management teams & players for their support and for ensuring that all games were played in a fair and sporting manner. We thank and hugely appreciate naming the league after the great Liam Stirrat.

4th Annual Run To Remember – Gary Askin

A 5k/7km Walk/Run in memory of the late Gary Askin will take place Sunday 17th of October, starting at Emyvale GAA grounds, at 1:00pm. Please support our neighbours Emyvale GAA on this brilliant initiative for superb causes. All donations on the day in aid of Crocus Monaghan and Fr. John Skinnader Education in South Sudan. Runners, joggers, walkers/people of all ages welcome.

To donate, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/dp7rzs-run-to-remember-gary-askin

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