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October 26th, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 26/10/2021

Scotstown Minor girls are 2021 County Champions!

Centra Drury’s Bally Bay Centra McMahon’s Castleblayney Under 18 Division 2 Minor Championship Final

Scotstown 4-8 Carrickmacross 3-7

Monday 25th October 2021

Congratulations and well done to the Scotstown U18 Minor team and management after a wonderful county championship final win and performance in Clontribret against a strong Carrickmacross side on Bank Holiday Monday last.

Carrickmacross had a strong start leading 1-1 to 0-1 within the first 7 minutes after Eabha Sherry scored her first of the day with a well placed free. Scotstown equalised on the 10th minute with a wonderful goal by Grace Kelly. By the first half water break Scotstown had a narrow 1 point lead with 2 fine points by Aimee McGuirk and Uainin Connolly. Scotstown continued dominating possession after the break and Ella McKenna scored a superb goal followed by 2 more fine points from play by Eabha Sherry, giving Scotstown a 6 point lead. However Carrickmacross responded strongly and scored a goal with 3 minutes of the first half remaining. Uainin Connolly scored a fine point from play before Aimee McGuirk scored a goal with the assistance of Jessica McGuirk right on stroke of half time making the score 3-6 to 2-2.

Within the first minute of the second half Eabha Sherry scored a superb goal giving the Blues a 10 point advantage. Carrickmacross began a spirited second half comeback reducing the deficit to 8 points by the water break Grace Kelly scoring a fine point from lay in the meantime. Jessica McGuirk cancelled out a Carrickmacross point with a brilliant point from play, which was Scotstown’s last score with 10 minutes of normal time remaining. Carrickmacross upped the tempo going into the final minutes and reduced their deficit to 4 points with a goal and a point ensuring a nervous injury time for the Blues and their supporters. Katie Sherlock made 4 wonderful saves to keep the margin of safety between the teams and the girls remained resilient and held on to secure a superb county championship win. Congratulations to the Under 18 Minor team and management and well done on a successful 2021. Congratulations to Grace Kelly for winning player of the match. Hard luck and commiserations to Carrickmacross and many thanks to Clontibret for safely hosting the final on their superb new pitch.

Scotstown Team and Scorers:

Katie Sherlock, Ciara McArdle, Aisling Sherry, Ailbhe Clifford, Aimee McGuirk (1-1), Niamh McArdle, Grace Kelly (1-1), Eabha Sherry (1-3), Katie McCaffery, Donna Sherlock, Eibhlin Clerkin, Uainin Connolly (0-2), Ella McKenna (1-0), Jessica McGuirk (1-1), Alanna Corrigan, Laura Beggan, Ciara Murray, Alisha Finnegan, Abigail Finnegan, Orla Brady, Ella Keenan, Leah Keenan, Rhia Nari, Brianna MacCinna

Management: Colm Beggan, Aoife McCarville, Helen Mallen

Ulster Ladies Intermediate Club Championship 1st Round

Scotstown Ladies: 1-8 Kinawley: 3-12

Saturday 23rd October, Kinawley

Hard luck to our Intermediate County Champions Ladies in their first round defeat to Kinawley on a rainy Saturday afternoon, last. Kinawley won the Fermanagh Senior Championship on the previous weekend and have been Intermediate Ulster finalist and runners up for the last 4 years, so our Ladies faced a strong side and a tough challenge. Kinawley started strongly and were 2 points up within 5 minutes. Scotstown responded with some fine team play providing Meghan Boylan with a one on one goal opportunity and she duly obliged with a superb powered shot into the back of the net giving a Scotstown a one point advantage. However Kinawley scored 2 points to restore their lead by the water break. Shortly after the water break Laura Carey scored a fine point from play to level the game. Within 2 minutes Kinawley scored their first goal by Shauna Melanaphy. Aimee McGuirk scored a superb point from play to reduce the deficit to 2 points, before Kinawley scored their second goal by Joanne Doonan. Laura Carey scored her second point with a well placed free in stoppage time making the half time score 2-4 to 1-3 to Kinawley. Within 5

minutes of the second half Kinawley stretched their lead further with 3 further points. Scotstown reduced the deficit back to 4 points with matching brilliant scores from play by Celene Nally and Hannah Sherlock, and a well placed free by Laura Carey. However by the water break Scotstown fell behind by 9 points with a goal from Kinawley by Joanne Doonan and 2 further points. 2 more fine points by Laura Carey with 2 minutes reduced the margin, but Kinawley finished the game with 3 further points making the full time score Kinawley 3-12 Scotstown 1-8. Hard luck and commiserations to the Scotstown Ladies and congratulations to Kinawley and all the best in their Ulster Championship campaign.

Well done and congratulations to our Ladies team and management for a successful 2021 campaign that secured their place as Seniors in 2022 as intermediate county champions.

Scotstown team and scorers: Laura Carey (0-5), Meghan Boylan (1-0), Hannah Sherlock (0-1), Celene Nally (0-1), Aimee McGuirk (0-1), Edel Corrigan, Abbie McCarey, Ashling McGuirk, Andrea Beggan, Caoimhe Mohan, Casey Treanor, Orlaigh Smith, Uainin Connolly, 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.

Senior Football Championship Semi Final St. Tiernachs Park, Clones

Scotstown 2-16 Inniskeen 1-10

Scotstown made it through to the county final after seeing off Inniskeens challenge in the semi-final at Clones. Scotstown attacked straight from the throw in and had a half chance of a goal after a scramble in the Inniskeen goal mouth in the first minute. After 6 minutes of play Scotstown led 0-4 to 0-0 with scores from Kieran Hughes and three from Conor Mc Carthy. Scotstown were pressing the Inniskeen kick out and were almost rewarded with a goal when Orin Heaphy intercepted a kick out and chipped the goalkeeper but his effort hit the crossbar and went over for a point.

Inniskeen scored their first point after 12 minutes but another Kieran Hughes point and a Rory Beggan ’45 saw Scotstown lead 7-1 at the water break.

Darren Hughes fisted a point after 20 minutes and Michael Mc Carville extended the lead to 7 points after Scotstown won the kick out.

Inniskeen then had their best period of the first half hitting four points in a row. Francis Maguire came on for the injured Jack Mc Devitt and hit a point after 30 minutes and Rory Beggan finished the scoring with a point from a ’45 to leave the half time score Scotstown 0-11 Inniskeen 0-5.

Kieran Hughes scored from play in the first minute of the second half and just like the game in Inniskeen two weeks ago, Scotstown found the net a minute later when substitute Matthew Maguire finished to the net after the referee threw the ball in on the Inniskeen ’21.

Scotstown were really on top at this stage and Orin Heaphy scored in the fifth minute after a long accurate kick out from Rory Beggan. Michael Mc Carville got this second point of the game shortly after and then Shane Carey found the net after Conor Mc Carthy won another accurate kick out and delivered a perfect pass to Shane.

Inniskeen then started to press the Scotstown kick out and were rewarded with a goal when a short kick out went wrong leaving Inniskeen to score into an empty net, leaving the score 2-14 to 1-7 at the second water break. Inniskeen had plenty of scoring chances in the remainder of the game but only added another three points and will be disappointed with the number of wides, both from frees and open play.

Scotstown added points from Rory Beggan (free) and Ross Mc Kenna from play and Conor Mc Carthy might have added a third goal near the end but his shot was well saved.

Scotstown now play neighbours Truagh in the county final on November 7th, the first time these two teams will meet in a final.

Team and scorers:

Rory Beggan (0-3), Donal Morgan, Jack Mc Devitt, Michael Meehan, Ryan O’Toole, Damien Mc Ardle, Paul Sherlock, Gavin Mc Phillips, Darren Hughes (0-1), Kieran Hughes (0-3),

Shane Carey (1-0), Jason Carey, Orin Heaphy (0-3), Conor Mc Carthy (0-2), Michael Mc Carville (0-2)

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

Under 17 Division 3 Championship Shield Final winners!

Scotstown 4-12 Aghabog 1-15

Scotstown U17 Division 3 team finished off their season by beating Aghabog in a very entertaining Division 3 Shield final at the Peace Link in Clones. Aghabog started the game well and opened up a four point lead by the 15th minute, and could have been further ahead if they had converted a few goal chances. Scotstown responded well with two goals from Adam Monaghan and the teams went in level on a half time score line of Aghabog 1-7 Scotstown 2-4. Aghabog were unfortunate to lose one of their midfielders to injury after a collision before half time. There was still little between the teams in the early stages of the second half with the score level again after 12 minutes but crucial goals from Jason Boylan and Shea Beggan put Scotstown in command. Scotstowns defence limited Aghabog to one point from play in the second half but goalkeeper Jimmy Mc Kenna had to make two great saves to deny Aghabog goals. Scotstowns subs all contributed to a fine second half performance to win 4-12 to 1-15.

Well done to everyone on a fine end to the season and commiserations to Aghabog.

Thanks to The Peace Link, Clones for hosting the final.

Panel: Jimmy Mc Kenna, Finn Sherlock, Seamie Mc Kenna, Conor Keenan (Captain), Daniel Prunty, Bobby Boylan, Dylan Mc Phillips, Shea Beggan, Aaron Mc Quaid, James Brady, Shea Murray, Jason Boylan, Adam Monaghan, Reuban Sheridan, Enda Brady, David Mc Quaid, Eric Bennett, Darragh Caulfield, Jason Mc Crudden, Emmett Sherry, Sean Og Mc Elwain

Manager: Mick Mc Cormick. Selectors: Ben Mc Devitt, Jamie Mc Carey, Cian Mohan & Mark Duffy

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 17s

Our Under 17 Division 1 boys had no games in the past week. They next play Castleblayney in the U17 Division 1 Championship final in Cremartin at 2pm. Our Under 17 Division 3 Blues beat Aghabog in the Under 17 Division 3 Championship Shield final last Saturday, please see match report above. We wish our Under 17 Division 1 Blues the very best in their final this Sunday!

Senior Reserves

Our Senior Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Truagh in the O’Duffy cup final this Saturday 30th October at 3:30pm in Emvale. All the best to our Senior Reserves in the final.

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 beat Inniskeen in the Semi Final. Please see match report above. They next play Truagh in the Greenfield Food Monaghan Senior Football Championship Final in Clones on Sunday 7th November at 2:30pm.

Ladies Football

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls are Division 2 County Champions! Please see match report above.

Senior Ladies

The Scotstown GAA Ladies finished a successful 2021 season as Intermediate County Champions. Unfortunately they lost their 1st round game against the Senior Ladies Kinawley last Saturday. Please see match report above.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Saturday 30th October our Senior Reserves play Truagh in the O’Duffy cup final at 3:30pm in Emvale.

On Sunday 31st October our Under 17 Division 1 Blues play in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Final against Castleblayney at 2:00pm in Cremartin.

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

September Ciste Draw

The October Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night October 30th at 10:00pm, in the Complex. You can purchase your Ciste tickets in our local shops. There are tickets, envelopes and collection boxes in each of these shops; McMahon Centra, Scotstown; McAloons Knockatallon; 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!

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €4,400 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,300 jackpot on Wednesday 27th October! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

On October 20th draw, we had a Match 3 winner this evening – Peader Sherry who wins €50.

We also had 2 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Dominic Smyth and Gerard Mc Guirk. 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 €4,400.

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 3rd November at 8:30pm.

Scotstown GAA Club Shop

We have launched the Scotstown GAA online club shop for pre-Christmas orders! Please click on the link below (at the end of this paragraph) and select Men’s, Women’s or Kids to enter the merchandise ranges. Please have all online orders place here before midnight on November 2nd. All orders placed will be delivered 5 weeks later in time for Christmas! There are size guides on the website. (please see link in comment section below). You can still get orders via the physical club shop between 7pm and 8pm on Friday evenings as per normal. These orders can’t be personalised but online orders can. The prices are the same as the club shop. Thanks to Playr-fit for hosting the website and to everyone else involved in developing the online shop! The online shop address is;

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!

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.

Scor Ulster Final

The postponed Scor 2020 Ulster finals will take place on Saturday, 30th of October 2021 in Silverbridge. 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.

Congratulations on the Scotstown Scor team qualifying for the final. Please note there are two sessions on the day (1pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm) and all patrons strictly must have a ticket for each session, unless you are competitor.

The Scotstown Scor club is participating in both sessions and tickets are very limited for each session, due to restricted capacity. The links are not yet on our Ulster GAA webpage as the organisers wish for the participating clubs to get the option to purchase tickets first, for either session.

AGM Nominations forms

Nomination forms for the AGM in late November will be out this week. If any member does not receive one, please contact the secretary.

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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