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October 19th, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 19/10/2021

Scotstown GAA Ladies are the 2021 County Champions!

Drury’s Centra Ballybay Intermediate Championship Final – Scotstown 1-13 Truagh 0-10

16th October 2021

Well done and congratulations to our Senior Ladies team and management on Saturday last when they won the Drury’s Centra Ballybay Intermediate Championship Final by 1-13 to 0-10 against Truagh Ladies in Emyvale. Truagh entered the final as favourites, but it was Scotstown that opened up a two point lead with a well placed point from free by Laura Carey and a fine point from play by Hannah Sherlock. Truagh responded promptly with 2 points However Scotstown restored their advantage with 2 further superb points by Laura Carey, one from free and the other from play. Truagh equalised with 2 points from Morgan McKenna, and subsequently secured the lead for the first time by the water break with a Caoimhe Mohan point from play. Casey Treanor brought the sides level again 6 minutes later with a fine point from play after Scotstown dominated possession, but Truagh opened up a 2 point lead with points from Morgan McKenna and Natasha Scott. Celine Nally reduced the deficit to narrowest of margins just on the stroke of half time making the score Truagh 0-7 Scotstown 0-6. Truagh extended their lead to 2 points with a Caoimhe Mohan point from play within the first minute of the second half. However within 10 minutes of the second half Scotstown drew the score level again with brilliant points from Laura Carey and Orlaigh Smith. Scotstown took the lead for the first time since the first quarter with another superb Celine Nally point from play. Morgan McKenna scored the equalising point from free just before the water break with the score at 0-9 each. Another Morgan McKenna point from free gave Truagh the lead again, however this was their last score as Scotstown dug deep and dominated possession in the final quarter. Laura Carey scored from a well-placed free to equalise just before Aimee McGuirk restored Scotstown lead with a fine point from play. Into the final 3 minutes of normal time, Scotstown extended their lead to 3 points with points from Hannah Sherlock and Aimee McGuirk with brilliant scores. With just a kick of a ball between the sides going into injury time this exciting final was still on a knife edge with Truagh pushing for a crucial goal. In the last minute of injury time Hannah Sherlock scored a superb goal to secure the Championship for Scotstown with the final score of Scotstown 1-13 Truagh 0-10. Congratulations to Scotstown on winning the Monaghan Intermediate Championship. They next play the Fermanagh Senior Champions Kinawley in the Ulster Intermediate Ladies Championship preliminary round in Kinawley this Saturday at 2:00pm. Congratulations to Casey Treanor on being named player of the match. Hard luck and commiserations to Truagh Ladies. Thanks to Emyvale GAA club for safely hosting the final.

Scotstown team and scorers: Laura Carey (0-5), Hannah Sherlock (1-2), Casey Treanor (0-1), Celene Nally (0-2), Orlaigh Smith (0-1), Aimee McGuirk (0-2), Meghan Boylan, Uainin Connolly, Edel Corrigan, Abbie McCarey, Ashling McGuirk, , 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, , Ellie McGuirk, Laura Nally, Lee Sanders, Ciara Sherry, Shauna McDwyer, Sorcha Deery, Jessica McGuirk

Management: Declan Stirrat, Seamus Mullen, Shane Rice, Martina Gray, Pauline Keenan, Lisa Flynn.

Our Under 15 Division 1 Blues are County Champions!

Bogues Foodhall Under 15 Division 1 Championship Final – Scotstown 1-16 Castleblayney 3-9

The Scotstown Under 15 Division 1 boys completed a league and cup double in an epic final in Cremartin on Saturday last.

The Blues were a goal up within a minute with fine teamwork from the throw in found Sean Og McElwain free on goal and duly dispatched with a superb low shot. Castleblayney responded scoring a point from free and a point from 45 before Max Maguire scored a fine point from play. Castleblayney reduced the margin back to one before Sean Og McElwain

scored a well placed point from free and Tommy Mallen scored two superb points within a minute making the score 1-4 to 0-3 going into the water break. After the water break Castleblayney reduced the deficit to 3 points, but the Blues responded with 3 points without reply, with another fine point from play by Sean Og McElwain, a well placed free from Cathal McElwain and a superb point from play by Mark McCaffrey. However within 5 minutes Castleblayney were level with a goal and 2 points scored, before Tommy Mallen restored Scotstown lead with another fine point from play. Castleblayney promptly equalised, before Tommy Mallen scored a fine long range point just before the half time whistle making the half time score 1-9 to 1-8. Within 10 minutes of the second half Castleblayney took the lead for the first time with a goal and a point. But Scotstown drew level by the water break with superb points from play by Jimmy McKenna, Sean Og McElwain, and Max Maguire. After the water break, Scotstown took control of the final with Tommy Mallen restoring the Blues lead with a well placed free Tommy added to his tally with another fine point from play, and Sean Og added to his with a well placed point from free. Tommy Mallon increased the Blues lead to 4 points with another fine point from play with 8 minutes of normal time remaining. Scotstown defended superbly as Castleblayney fought hard to reduce the deficit and their hard work was rewarded with a goal in the 3rd minute of injury time ensuring a nail-biting final minute. But the Under 15 Division 1 boys held their nerve and were crowd U15 Division 1 Champions with a final score of Scotstown 1-16 Castleblayney 3-9. Congratulations and well done to our Under 15 Division 1 team and management for a magnificent year of winning both the League and Championship cups. Hard luck and commiserations to Castleblayney who played brilliantly. Many thanks to Cremartin Shamrocks GAA for safely hosting the final.

Scotstown team and scorers: Eanna McCarey, Adrian Larmer, Conal Gallagher, Darragh McMeel, Mark McCaffrey (0-1), Donnchadh Connolly, Hugh Murray, Brian Caulfield , Tommy Mallen (0-7), Gareth Rhatigan, Sean Og McElwain, Captain (1-4), Max Maguire Vice Captain (0-2), Cathal McElwain (0-1), Darcy Foy, Joe Foley, Jimmy McKenna (0-1), Cameron McPhillips, Darragh Keenan, Conn Deery, Eoin Prunty, Daithi Harvey, Lucas Sherry, Owen Murray, Ellis Foy.

Manager: Rory Beggan. Selectors: Micheal McCarville, Mark McDevitt, Trevor McKenna, Frankie McCarey

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13s

Hard luck to our Under 13 Division 5 boys who lost 6-9 to 3-12 to Magheracloone at Kilmore in the Under 13 Division 1 Cup Competition Quarter Final on Sunday last, after a spirited comeback in the second half. Our Under 13 Division 1 Blues had no games in the past week.

Under 15s

Please see the report above on our Under 15 Division 1 Champions beating Castleblayney in the U15 Division 1 Championship Final on Saturday last.

Under 17s

Our Under 17 Division 1 boys had no games in the past week. The next play Clones or Castleblayney in the final. Our Under 17 Division 3 Blues play Aghabog in the Under 17 Division 3 Championship Shield final this Sunday 23rd October at 12:00pm. We wish our Under 17 Blues the very best in their finals!

Senior Reserves

Our Senior Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Truagh in the O’Duffy cup final on Sunday 30th October. Time 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

Our Senior Men had no Championship games in the past week. They next play Inniskeen in the Greenfield Food Monaghan Senior Football Championship Semi Final in Clones this Sunday 23rd October at 3:45pm.

Ladies Football

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 Senior ladies are County Champions, please see the report above. They next play the Fermanagh Senior champions Kinawley away in Kinawley this Saturday 23rd October at 2:00pm in the Ulster Intermediate Ladies Championship preliminary round.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Saturday 23rd October our Champions Scotstown Ladies are into Ulster where they face the Fermanagh Senior champions Kinawley away in Kinawley at 2:00pm in the Ulster Senior Ladies Championship preliminary round. Our Under 17 Division 3 Blues play Aghabog in the Under 17 Division 3 Championship Shield final October at 12:00pm. Venue TBC.

On Sunday 24th October our Senior Men play Inniskeen in the Greenfield Food Monaghan Senior Football Championship Semi Final in Clones at 3:45pm.

All the best to our Blues this weekend. Please come along and give them your support. An Bhoth Abu!

2021 Monaghan Club Football Senior Championships

This weekend sees another busy weekend of the adult Monaghan club championships. On Sunday our Senior men play Inniskeen in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Semi Final at 3:45pm.

The group results for the Senior 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 10th October Scotstown 1-17 Inniskeen 0-9. The senior Blues finished top of the group with a 100% record.

On Saturday, the Scotstown Ladies play Kinawley away in the Ulster Intermediate preliminary round at 2:00pm.

We wish the players and management on the 2 teams all the best in their Championship games.

Under 11s Shield Win

Congratulations to our Under 11 Blues last Saturday in their John Paddy Tournament shield success!! Well done to our future Blues!

Universal Graphics Football Championship Quarter Final Hosting

We hosted 2 of the Monaghan Junior Club Championship Quarter Finals last Saturday 16th October in Páirc Mhuire. Well done to Oram and Sean McDermotts in their wins and thanks to all our members and volunteers involved in facilitating the games and managing the traffic.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €4,300 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,200 jackpot on Wednesday 20th October! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

On October 13th draw, we had a Match 3 winner this evening of €50 – Philomena Morgan, Jimmy Connolly and Ann Sherlock. We also had 2 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Aaron Murray & Barry O’Connell. 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 €4,300.

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 27th October at 8:30pm.

Jerome Quinn Media live streaming of U15 Final

Thanks to Jerome Quinn Media for live streaming the Under 15 Final last Saturday on our Facebook page. Much appreciated for an excellent free service for our supporters who couldn’t make the game.

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, 22nd October 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 final set of rounds take place in Kilmore. We thank our referees and the parents involved. 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.

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