Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 02/11/2021
Senior Men Wellwishes
Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Final 2021 – 7th November Sunday 2:30pm Scotstown v Truagh.
We all send our best wishes and support to our Senior Blues players and management for the 2021 Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Final this Sunday 7th November against our neighbours Truagh in St Tiernach’s Park, Clones at 2:30pm.
Liam Stirrat Trophy
On Friday evening of last week the Liam Stirrat trophy was officially unveiled in the Scotstown Complex. This is the new trophy for the Monaghan Junior Football Championship winners. Monaghan GAA Chairperson Declan Flanagan presented the trophy to Liam Stirrat’s son, Darragh, who warmly thanked Declan and everyone else involved in the county for their kind offer of naming the trophy after the great Liam Stirrat. The trophy will be presented to the winners of the Junior Championship final between Sean McDermotts and Toome this Saturday.
Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week
U17 Division 1 Championship Final
Scotstown 0-8 Castleblayney 3-13
Scotstown’s great run in the minor championship ended in disappointment in front of a large crowd in Cremartin. Castleblayney started well and led 0-5 to 0-0 at the first water break with Scotstown unlucky not to convert some scoring chances. Blayney added three more points before the break with Scotstown having to wait until the 20th minute before scoring their first point to leave the half time score Scotstown 0-1 Castleblayney 0-8.
Blayney got a great start to the second half with two early goals but Scotstown fought back and scored four unanswered points and tried hard to create some goal chances. Blayney added a third goal in the 25th minute and ran out winners on a score line of 3-13 to 0-8.
Hard luck to the Under 17 team and management, but well done on reaching the final and superb league and championship campaigns in 2021. Congratulations to Castleblayney for winning the championship and many thanks to Cremartin for safely hosting the final.
Domhnaill Moyna, Seamie Mc Kenna, Caolium Mullen, Oisin Murray, Daniel Prunty, Shay Mc Kenna, Shea Beggan, Reuban Sheridan, Sahil Ayra, Conor Mc Phillips, James Mc Elwain, Caolon Foy, Tommy Mallon, Finlay Foy, Nicky Sherlock, Jimmy Mc Kenna, John Sherry, Sean Og Mc Elwain, Bobby Boylan, Aaron Mc Quaid, Glen Treanor, Adam Monaghan, Donnacadh Connolly, Darragh Mc Dwyer, James Brady.
Manager: Cian Mohan.
Selectors: Mark Duffy & Niall Mc Carville
Platinum Tanks Reserve Championship O’Duffy Cup Final
Scotstown won the Reserve Championship in a sunny St. Oliver Plunkett Park, Emyvale, but had to see off a strong Truagh comeback in the second half to secure the win.
Scotstown led 0-5 to 0-3 at the first water break with Mark Mc Phillips scoring two from play, Dermot Mc Crudden scoring from two 25m frees and Tiarnan Mc Gonnell scoring from play.
After the re-start Scotstown played their best football of the match hitting 1-4 without reply. Ryan Caulfield found the net after being set up by Darragh Murray in the 20th minute. Emmett Caulfield scored a point after a rebound off the post and Mark Mc Phillips added one from play and another from a free. Ryan Caulfield curled over a fine point from play just before half time to leave Scotstown firmly in command of the game, leading 1-9 to 0-3.
Truagh came out fighting in the second half hitting six points in a row to bring them to within a goal after 15 minutes. Scotstown did have a number of wides, both from frees and open play, and had to wait until the 19th minute before Darragh Murray pointed from play. Truagh then scored the next two points to leave the score 1-10 to 0-11 with 6 minutes left.
Scotstown composed themselves and after a long period of possession Darragh Murray pointed again with 2 ½ minutes left. Truagh needed a goal and played a few high balls into the square but Scotstown held out to win by 1-11 to 0-11.
Many thanks to Emyvale GAA for safely hosting the final.
Team: Cian Mohan, Kevin Mc Meel, Padraig Keenan, Kieran Mc Guirk, Mark Duffy, Fergal Mc Phillips, Joseph Mc Kenna, Ryan Caulfield, Sean Treanor, Tiarnan Mc Gonnell, Dermot Mc Crudden (Capt.), Mark Mc Phillips, Darragh Murray, Emmet Caulfield, Killian Mc Kenna, Cian Mc Gonnell, James Hamill, Shane Rice, Ruairi Sheehan, Adrian Carbin, Mark Fox, Michael Connolly, James Corley, Paul Maguire, Ross Mc Kenna, Seanie Mohan, Michael Mc Carville
Manager: Pauric Duffy & Mick Mc Cormack
Selectors: Paul Rooney & John Morgan
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 next play Truagh in the Greenfield Food Monaghan Senior Football Championship Final in Clones this Sunday 7th November at 2:30pm.
The Scotstown GAA Ladies had no games in the past week.
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week
On Sunday 7th November our Senior men next play Truagh in the Greenfield Food Monaghan Senior Football Championship Final in Clones at 2:30pm.
All the best to our Blues this weekend. Please come along and give them your support in the final. An Bhoth Abú!
October Ciste Draw
The October Ciste draw took place last Saturday Night October 30th, in the Complex.
Congratulations to our October Ciste €1,000 winner Paudge McCarron, Tydavnet, and our 5 x €100 winners John McDevitt, Hughie McElwain, Fionnuala Caulfield, Martin Kilpatrick, Paddy McKenna. Sellers prize Cyril McCrudden & Dermot Maguire
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 €4,500 Next Week.
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,400 jackpot on Wednesday 3rd November! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the October 20th draw, we had one Match 3 winner tonight – Niall Mc Carville!
We also had 2 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Jill Stirrat & Sinead Mc Gonnell. 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 €4,500.
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 10th November at 8:30pm.
Scotstown GAA Club Shop
If you missed the online shop deadline, 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!
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.
We have an information, registration and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex this Friday evening, 5th November from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
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.
Our first cash draws will take place at our AGM on November 26th. These will be €250 individual prizes for signed up members of Cairde NaBotha.
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
Scor Sinsir 2020
The journey ended for our club representatives in the Covid-19 Pandemic delayed 2020 Ulster final of Scor in Silverbridge on Saturday last. In recitation, Paddy Sherlock lost out to Noreen McCreesh, Armagh while in Novelty our representatives Paddy.Sherlock, Amanda McKenna, Paddy Sherry, Trevor Mckenna, Bernie Sherry, Marc Mullen, Frankie McCarey, Caoimhe Mohan and Aidan McCarra lost out to Buncrana Donegal. The team wish to thank all who supported them in any way particularly County GAA chair Declan Flanagan who along with PRO Majella Boyd and Cultural Chair Mairead Boyle met the Scor team to wish them well last Thursday night. Also thanks to Scotstown Chair Shane Stirrat, Secretary Sean McGovern and PRO Padraig Columb who were also there to convey best wishes. Also thanks to County cultural Committee, neighbouring clubs, family and friends for their support.Monaghan’s other representative, Aghabog’s Katie Boyle who was unsuccessful in solo singing losing out to Slaughtneill’s Kathryn Mullen.
Speaking after the event Club Cultural Chair Paddy Sherlock thanked the Scor team for their efforts on behalf of the club and called on more people to get involved in Scor competitions, particularly the youth that could get involved in Scor na nog which is planned for January 2022. He appealed to Parishioners to support the Club Parish call to help fund the drive for better facilities at Kilmore for everybody. Finally he complimented Coiste Scor Uladh and the Silverbridge club for making the event the success it was, and wished the Ulster winners good luck in the All Ireland final in Claremorris, Mayo on the 20th of November.
AGM Nominations forms
All nominations for the AGM have to be returned to the secretary by 6pm this Friday 5/11/21.
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.