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November 16th, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 16/11/2021

Scotstown GAA Senior Men earn place in Owen Ward Cup Final

Shoe City Monaghan Senior Football League Semi-Final.

O’Reilly Park, Kingscourt. Saturday, 13th November 2021.

Scotstown 2-9 Magheracloone 0-13

Scotstown Seniors returned to action after their Championship winning exploits last weekend with the aim of booking another Final in the League. Magheracloone had the best of the play in the opening minutes, registering three points in as many minutes from the throw-in. Shane Carey got the first score for the Blues with a point from play in the fourth minute. Conor McCarthy converted a free a couple of minutes later and almost immediately struck for goal to put Scotstown ahead by two points. Scotstown were unable to build on this platform however, and Magheracloone continued to press forward, getting the next five points of the game. The Mitchels could have been even further in front, had they been more ruthless in front of goal. Scotstown had to rely on a McCarthy free and a point from play by Jason Carey to stay in touch. By the half-time it was Magheracloone in the lead by 0-11 to 1-4.

Shane Carey and Conor McCarthy registered pointed frees at the start of the second half, but Magheracloone replied with two points of their own. Rory Beggan made a good save to deny Magheracloone a goal, which seemed to lift Scotstown and halt the Magheracloone momentum. McCarthy converted a free five minutes later, before a Matthew Maguire goal levelled the game after great approach play by substitute Kieran Hughes. Hughes then put Scotstown ahead with a point from play, which was quickly followed by another McCarthy free. The two-point lead made for a nervy finish to the game, but Magheracloone were unable to get the goal to win it and Scotstown will now have the opportunity to “do the double” when they face Clontibret in the Senior League Final on Friday night.

Well done to the team and management. Hard luck and commiserations to Magheracloone and thanks for their guard of honour to our team when they arrived on the pitch.

Scotstown team and scorers: Rory Beggan; Paul Sherlock, Jack McDevitt, Donal Morgan; Ross McKenna, Ryan O’Toole, James Hamill; Francis Caulfield, Gavin McPhillips; Francis Maguire, Shane Carey (0-2), Jason Carey (0-1); Matthew Maguire (1-0), Conor McCarthy (1-5), Orin Heaphy. Substitutes used: Darren Hughes, Michael Meehan, Sean Mohan, Kieran Hughes (0-1), Dermot McCrudden.

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Shoe City Senior Football League

Our Senior Men beat Magheracloone by 2-9 to 0-13 in the Shoe City Senior League Cup Final in Kingscourt on Saturday last. Please see match report above. In the Senior league they next play Clontibret in the Final in St Oliver Plunkett Park, Emyvale GAA this Friday 19th November at 8:15pm.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Friday 19th November our Senior men play Magheracloone in the Monaghan Senior Football League Final in St Oliver Plunkett Park, Emyvale GAA at 8:15pm.

On Sunday 5th December our Senior men play either St Eunan’s or Glen in the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship quarter final. Time and Venue to be confirmed.

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

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €4,700 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,600 jackpot on Wednesday 17th November! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the November 10th draw. There was NO Match 3 winners this week.

We had no Match 3 winners this week. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Brian Treanor, Caoimhe Mohan and Aisling Mullen. 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 €4,700.

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 24th November at 8:30pm.

Kilmore Grounds Crash Barrier

We are delighted and grateful that Monaghan County Council have confirmed that there will be a crash barrier installed at our Kilmore Grounds. Many thanks to Councillor Cathy Bennett for all her representations to enable the successful decision by the Council.

County Final DVDs

You can get the full coverage of the Senior County Final between Scotstown and Truagh in McMahons Centra Scotstown. Thanks to Lavery photos and videos for producing the DVD.

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.

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 another information, registration and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex shortly. However the planned Friday session has been changed due to the Senior League Final. Please see our Social media platforms for the rearranged date.

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 on Saturday night 4th December, the eve of our Seniors playing their Ulster Club Quarter Final. These will be 10 x €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.

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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