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October 12th, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 12/10/2021

Scotstown GAA Under 14 Girls Division 2 Champions!

Well done and congratulations to the Under 14 girls Division 2 Scotstown B team and management on Saturday last when they won the Drury’s Centra Ballybay Under 14 Division 2 Championship Final by 6-11 to 1-4 against Truagh Ladies in Monaghan Harps ground. Truagh took an early one point lead, but the Blues responded well with an Ava McGinnity fine individual run for point before Katie McCormick scored her first with a fine score at a tight angle. Eva Sherlock increased the Blues lead, with a fine point after great team work before Katie McCormick scored a superb well placed goal into right hand corner

and Ellie Graham point from free making the score 1-4 to 0-1 at the water break. After the break Katie McCormick scored another superb goal and added a further point shortly after. Katie completed a hat trick with another goal and Hollie Mallen added a 4th with a superb goal from 13 metres. Ellie Graham scored a fine point from 13 metre free before Katie McCormick scored another point from play. Just before half time Ellie Graham scored another fine goal for the Blues making the half time score 5-7 to 0-1.

The second half was quieter in comparison to the lightning pace of the first, but the Blues kept their composure and maintained their advantage. Ellie Graham added a fine point from play from a tight angle, before she scored Scotstown’s 6th goal after brilliant pass from Ava McGinnity. Isobel Waddington and Abbie Monaghan both scored superb points from distance before Eva Sherlock scored the Blues final point with a fine effort. Truagh scored a consolation goal and 3 points in the second half. Hard luck and commiserations to the Truagh Ladies and thanks to Monaghan Harps for safely hosting the final.

Teams and Scorers

Hannah McMahon, Jessica Sheridan, Eimear Larmer, Grace Murphy, Kirsty McCabe, Caoimhe Treanor, Aoife Corrigan, Isobel Waddington (0-1), Ellie Graham (2-3), Katie McCormick (3-3), Hollie Mallen (1-0), Ava McGinnity (0-1), Eadaoin Gallagher, Eva Sherlock (0-2), Anna McCaffrey, Aoife Prunty, Kate McKenna, Saorlaith Groarke, Lucy McKenna, Lauren Sweeney, Hannah Sherry, Emily Mooney, Shannon Foley, Abbie Monaghan (0-1), Shauna Foley, Teagan Mayne.

Management: Valerie Groarke, Edel Corrigan, Alanna McCarey, Brian MGinnity, Michelle Mooney, Annette Morgan, Pauline Keenan

Scotstown Ladies County Final this Saturday 16th October at 3:00pm

The postponed Ladies Intermediate Final is this Saturday 16th October at 3:00pm. We wish the Scotstown GAA Ladies all the best in their Championship final. Please come along and support the Ladies and Paint the Parish Blue!

Our Under 15 Blues in the U15 Division 1 Championship Final this Saturday 16th October at 1:00pm.

We wish our Under 15 Division 1 Blues all the best in their Championship final this Saturday against Castleblayney in Cremartin at 1:00pm.

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13s

Hard luck to our Under 13 Division 1 boys who narrowly lost 2-11 to 1-12 to Donaghmoyne away in the Under 13 Division 1 Cup Competition Quarter Final on Friday of last week.

Our Under 13 Division 5 boys play Magheracloone at home in Kilmore this Saturday 16th October at 4:00pm.

Under 15s

Our Under 15 Blues had no games in the past week. Our Under Division 1 boys play Castleblayney in the U15 Division 1 Championship Final this Saturday 16th October at 1:00pm in Cremartin. We wish our Under 15 Blues the very best in the final!

Under 17s

Well done to our Under 17 Division 1 boys who beat Monaghan Harps 2-12 to 1-13 at home in Páirc Mhuire in the U17 Division 1 Championship Cup Semi Final on Saturday last. The

game went into extra time and was a nail-biting finish, but our minor Blues held on to book their place in the final against either Castleblayney or Clones.

Well done to our Under 17 Division 3 Boys who beat Rock Sarsfields at home by 2-14 to 1-11 in Kilmore on Sunday last in the U17 Division 3 Championship Shield Semi Final. They play Aghabog in the final.

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 5 Pairc Grattan Inniskeen

Scotstown 1-17 Inniskeen 0-9

A Scotstown scoring blitz either side of half time saw them keep their 100% record in Group 1 and qualify for the Senior Championship semi final.

Scotstown led by 6 points to 4 after 20 minutes but dominated the rest of the first half playing some excellent football. Kieran Hughes pointed in the 22nd minute before retiring injured and Donal Morgan scored his second from play. Conor Mc Carthy pointed from a free after receiving a superb pass from Jason Carey and then was set up by Darren Hughes for another from play. Shane Carey curled over a great score in the 29th minute from the right wing and Rory Beggan finished the scoring from a long range free, despite slipping as he was taking it.

Half time score Inniskeen 0-4 Scotstown 0-12.

Scotstown kept up the tempo after the restart with two wides in the opening minutes before Matthew Maguire pointed from play. The games only goal came five minutes into the half when Orin Heaphy won the ball in the square as Inniskeen tried to clear their lines and set up Darren Hughes to score.

Inniskeen tried to get themselves back into the game and outscored Scotstown by three points to one to leave it 1-14 to 0-7 at the water break. Jason Carey scored from play in the 21st minute and Shane Carey and Conor Mc Carthy both scored from frees late in the game to cancel out further Inniskeen points. Well done to our senior players and management. Scotstown finished top of group 1 with 4 wins out of 4. Scotstown will play in the semi-final on 24th October with their opponents to be decided in the quarter finals next weekend between Inniskeen and Latton.

Team and scorers:

Rory Beggan (0-1 free), Michael Meehan, Damien Mc Ardle (0-1), Paul Sherlock, Ryan O’Toole, Donal Morgan (0-2 ), Jack Mc Devitt, Darren Hughes (1-0), Michael Mc Carville, Jason Carey (0-1), Shane Carey (0-4, 1 free), Kieran Hughes (0-1), Conor Mc Carthy (0-5, 3 frees), Gavin Mc Phillips, Orin Heaphy

Subs used: Matthew Maguire (0-1), Francis Maguire (0-1), James Hamill, Ross Mc Kenna, Seanie Mohan

Universal Graphics Monaghan Junior Football Championship

Group Two, Round Five. Páirc Kileevan – Sunday, 10th October 2021.

Scotstown 0-11 Killeevan 1-14

The Scotstown Juniors travelled to Killeevan aiming to progress to the quarter final stage with a win. The Junior Blues started robustly and by the first half water break were leading by 0-5 to 0-4 with fine points from Mark McPhillips, Tiarnán McGonnell, Cian Mohan and Mark Fox. However Killeevan responded strongly after the break and took the lead through a goal and 2 points before the half. Darragh Murray reduced the margin to 3 points with a superb point from play making the half time score 1-6 to 0-6. By the 10th minute of the Second half Killeevan extended their lead to 7 points with 4 unanswered points. Ruairi Sheenan scored a great point before Killeevan restored the 7 point advantage by the water break. The Blues up the tempo after the water break in search of a goal and were unlucky not to find the net, however they added fine points with 2 from Mark McPhillips and 2 from

Ruairi Sheenan making a final score of Scotstown 0-11 Killeevan 1-14. Hard luck to the lads and management and well done on their 2021 Junior Championship and League campaigns. We wish Killeevan all the best in their Junior Championship campaign.

Scotstown Panel and scorers: Cian Mohan (0-1); Donal McKenna, Padraig Keenan, Kevin McMeel; Joseph McKenna, Kieran McGuirk, Mark McPhillips (0-3); Sean Treanor, Ryan Caulfield; Nessan McCrudden, Paul Maguire, Michael Connolly; Darragh Murray (0-2), Ruairi Sheehan (0-3), Tiarnán McGonnell (0-1), Adrian Carbin, Mark Fox Captain (0-1), Shane Rice, Killian McKenna, Shane Maguire, Aaron Boylan, Aaron Murray, Declan Treanor, Jamie Maguire, Cian McGonnell, James Curley, Paddy Connolly, Gary Myers, Ruairi McKenna, Zac O’Sullivan, Fergal Sherlock.

Ladies Football

Under 12 Girls

Our Under 12 girls had no games in the past week.

Under 14 Girls

Congratulations to our Under 14 girls Division 2 Scotstown B team for winning the U14 Division 2 Final on Saturday last! Please see match report above.

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

Our Scotstown Ladies play in the Drury’s Centra Ballybay Intermediate Championship Final this Saturday 16th October at 3:00pm.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Saturday 16th October the Scotstown Ladies play in the Intermediate Championship Final at 3:00pm. Our Under Division 1 boys play Castleblayney in the U15 Division 1 Championship Final at 1:00pm in Cremartin also on Saturday and our Under 13 Division 5 boys play Magheracloone at home in Kilmore at 4:00pm.

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

Universal Graphics Football Championship Quarter Final Hosting

We are delighted to host 2 of the Monaghan Junior Club Championship Semi Finals this Saturday 16th October in Páirc Mhuire. At 2:15pm Clones are playing Oram and at 4:00pm Killeevan play Sean McDermotts. All the best to the 4 clubs and their supporters.

Rory Beggan Nominated for 2021 All Star Award

Congratulations to Rory Beggan on being nominated for the PwC All-Stars Football 2021 Goalkeeper award! Thoroughly deserved after all the superb performances for the County Monaghan senior team during 2021. The PwC All-Stars for Football 2021 results will be announced live on the night of the awards which will be held on December 10.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €4,200 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,100 jackpot on Wednesday 13th October! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

On October 6th draw, we had a Match 3 winner this evening of €50 – Mark Mc Caffrey.

We also had 2 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Assumpta Connolly & Michael A Mc Carthy. 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 €4,200.

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 20th 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 night this Friday in Complex

Thanks to all our many supporters who have signed up so far for our Cairde na Botha fundraising initiative. This initiative is a great platform for both Scotstown GAA’s and our community’s success in the future and has been very popular in its initially few weeks. Please sign up and be part of this wonderful development!

We have an information, registration and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex this Friday evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Furthermore, anyone wishing to sign up can contact any of the following committee members; Shane Stirrat; Austin Corrigan; Aine McKenna; Michael Owen McMahon; Aidan McCara; Stephen McKenna; Cyril Mc Crudden.

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.

2020 U8/9/10 Mixed Parish League

Well done to all those involved in organising and participating in the Parish League. Last Saturday saw the second set of rounds take place in Kilmore. We thank our referees and the parents and look forward to the next rounds this Saturday. All the best our future blues!

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.

4th Annual Run To Remember – Gary Askin

A 5k/7km Walk/Run in memory of the late Gary Askin will take place this 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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