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November 9th, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 09/11/2021

Scotstown GAA win their 21st Monaghan Senior Football Championship!!!

Massive congratulations to our Senior Blues men and management on an amazing championship final victory on Sunday last in Clones. Well done to everyone involved in organising the county final logistics.

Senior Football Championship Final St. Tiernachs Park, Clones

Scotstown 1-13 Truagh 0-10

Scotstown retained the Mick Duffy cup in sunny Clones but were made to fight right to the very end by neighbours Truagh in a game that was in the balance until deep in injury time. Truagh started well and raced into a four point lead before Shane Carey opened Scotstowns account from a free after 10 minutes. Truagh went four ahead again shortly afterwards and a Paul Sherlock point from play left Truagh ahead by 5 points to 2 at the water break.

Scotstown gradually played their way back into the game to draw level by half time with points from Donal Morgan, two points from Kieran Hughes, a free from Shane Carey and a long range Rory Beggan free. Half time: Scotstown 0-7 Truagh 0-7

Truagh regained the lead early in the second half with Scotstown missing two scorable 21m frees and a Rory Beggan wide from play. Kieran Hughes scored his third from play after a long period of Scotstown possession to leave the sides level again. Kieran then won the Truagh kick out set up Francis Maguire for a point to put Scotstown ahead for the first time in the game with 14 minutes gone in the second half. A point from Darren Hughes and another Rory free left Scotstown leading by three points after 18 minutes.

Scoring chances were then scarce as both teams defended well but Truagh missed a great goal chance in the 26th minute. A Scotstown free was intercepted and Truaghs Gary Mohan tried a long range effort that went narrowly wide of an empty net, much to the relief of Scotstowns supporters. Mattie Maguire put four between the teams after 28 minutes only for Truagh to reduce the gap to three shortly afterwards.

The game was settled injury time when Conor Mc Carty scored a wonder goal after he spotted the Truagh goalkeeper off his line and lobbed the ball in from long range. Truagh tried to create some goal chances but the Scotstown defence held firm to record a 7th title win in 9 years.

Captain Shane Carey accepted the trophy along with Man of the Match Kieran Hughes.

Well done to the team and management and commiserations to Truagh. Many thanks to Clones GAA for safely hosting the final.

Team and scorers:

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

Subs used: Mattie Maguire (0-1), Ross Mc Kenna, Jason Carey, Seanie Mohan

Manager: Colin McAree. Selectors: Diarmuid Scullion, Kevin Boylan, Keith McGonnell

Liam Stirrat Trophy

Congratulations to Sean McDermotts GAA Club winners of The Liam Stirrat cup in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Final last Saturday in Ballybay. The Liam Stirrat Cup was presented by Liam’s sons Declan and Darragh Stirrat.

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

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 in Magheracloone this Saturday 13th November at 2:00pm.

Greenfield Foods Monaghan Senior Football Championship

Our Senior men beat Truagh by 1-13 to 0-10 in the Greenfield Food Monaghan Senior Football Championship Final in Clones last Sunday. Please see match report above. In the

championship they next play the winners of St Eunans (Donegal) or Glen (Derry) in the 2021 Ulster Club Senior Football Championship Quarter Final on Sunday 5th December.

Ladies Football

The Scotstown GAA Ladies had no games in the past week.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Saturday 13th November our Senior men play Magheracloone in the Monaghan Senior Football League Semi Final in Magheracloone at 2:00pm.

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

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €4,600 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,500 jackpot on Wednesday 10th November! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the November 3rd draw, There was NO Match 3 winners this week.

We had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Alice Mc Mahon, Aine Mc Kenna and Teresa Mc Namee. 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 €4,600.

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 17th November at 8:30pm.

Thank you to Roslea Shamrocks

Many thanks to Roslea Shamrocks for kindly facilitating and hosting our Senior Blues for pre-County Final training sessions at their superb facilities in Shamrock Park.

County Minor Trials

Well done to our Juvenile Blues who participated in the County Minor trials on Saturday 6th last in Cloghran. Our Blues taking part were, Sahil Arya, Donnchadh Connolly, Finlay Foy, Sean Og McElwain, Tommy Mallen and Domhnall Moyna.

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!

County Final Club Shop voucher winners

Congratulations to Suzanne Graham who won a €50 voucher for our Club Shop, thanks to Lavery Photos & Video and Laura Treanor for sponsoring the prizes for each of the 2 clubs. Congratulations to Dee Mac Cearain for winning the Truagh voucher.

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, 12th 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.

Thanks for Painting the Parish Blue

Many thanks to all those involved in putting the flags and bunting up and to Gary Sweeney and David Maxwell for their assistance.

Our Condolences

The club would like to offer our deepest condolences to the Family of Ann Meehan. Ann was a cherished part of providing hospitality at our club, in particular the Big Breakfast events, as well as her valued services at McMahons deli. Her untimely passing is a huge loss. As a mark of respect there was no Big Breakfast event on Sunday last. We would like to pass on our sympathy to Francis and Keith. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Our deepest condolences to all the Mc Crudden family circle on the death of Gerard. Gerard was a true blue supporter. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

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, and enjoying the last few months of football and safely meeting people outdoors again and raising their emotional wellbeing. Please keep in mind that the Covid 19 pandemic is still ongoing and to keep in mind the current restrictions. 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. As we head into the winter months and the football has tapered off (apart from our Senior Blues!) we will be focusing more on Healthy initiatives and will update you shortly.

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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