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November 22nd, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 23/11/2021

Scotstown GAA Senior Men win the Owen Ward Cup!!

Shoe City Senior Football League Final

Scotstown seniors completed the league and championship double when they beat Clontibret in the Shoe City Monaghan Senior league final under lights in St. Marys Park Castleblayney.

The teams were level on two points each after 9 minutes but Scotstown dominated the rest of the first half to lead by 1-8 to 0-4 at half time, with Gavin Mc Phillips getting the goal after 17 minutes, and points coming from Shane Carey, Matthew Maguire and Conor Mc Carthy.

Clontibret reduced the margin to five points early in the second half but that was as close as they got as Scotstown added further points, often after long periods of possession in the Clontibret half of the field. Clontibret tried to engineer some goal chances at the other end but the Scotstown defence denied them any clear chances. Scotstown led 1-11 to 0-7 at the second water break and added two more points from play in the last quarter to win on a score-line of 1-13 to 0-7.

Hard luck luck and commiserations to Clontibret O’Neills GAA. Many thanks to Castleblayney Faughs GFC for safely hosting the final at short notice.

Team: Rory Beggan (0-1, 45), Paul Sherlock, Ross Mc Kenna, Michael Meehan, Ryan O’Toole, Gavin Mc Phillips (1-0), Jason Carey (0-1), Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Michael Mc Carville, Conor Mc Carthy (0-1), Francis Maguire, Orin Heaphy, Shane Carey (0-6), Mattie Maguire (0-4).

Subs used: Dermot Mc Crudden, James Hamill, Joseph Mc Kenna, Sean Mohan, Francis Caulfield

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Shoe City Senior Football League

Our Senior Men beat Clontibret by 1-13 to 0-07 in the Shoe City Senior League Cup Final in Castleblayney on Friday night last. Please see match report above. In the Senior Championship they next play Watty Graham’s GAC Glen from Derry in the Quarter Final of the Ulster Club Football Championship in Celtic Park Derry on Sunday 5th December at 3:15pm.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

There are no fixtures for our Blues in the next week.

On Sunday 5th December our Senior men play either Glen in the Ulster Club Senior Football Championship quarter final in Celtic Park Derry at 3:15pm.

All the best to our Senior Blues in their Ulster campaign. An Bhoth Abú!

Tickets for Ulster Quarter Final Online only

Tickets will be on sale through the Ulster GAA website for the Scotstown v Glen game on 5th December only. All tickets have to be bought online and there will no sales at the gate.

Scotstown Ladies Awards

Last Saturday night the Monaghan Ladies player of the year awards were announced. A massive congratulations to the Under 16 county player of the year Eabha Sherry and Edel Corrigan who won senior player of the year! Well done and thoroughly deserved!

Scotstown GAA Under 15 Friendly Tournament

On Saturday last in Pairc Mhuire, we held a tournament for the Under 15s from our club and 3 other clubs in a Round Robin, Final & Shield Final contest. The other 3 clubs were Ballyboden St. Enda’s GAA, St. Vincents GAA Marino (both from Dublin) and Gweedore GAA (Donegal). Congratulations to Ballyboden St Enda’s who won the final and topped the group. Well done to our Under 15 Blues for making the final and finishing 2nd in the group. St. Vincent’s finished 3rd and won the Shield Final after defeating Gweedore. Thanks to all the clubs and players, parents and members who travelled and participated in the tournament, and making the day a special memorable event. Thanks to Hugh McKenna and Donal Connolly for refereeing, and to the parents for supplying the food, and Francis McKenna for making the soup and the ladies for helping to serve the refreshments and the

girls for doing the shop. You all did our club proud and was greatly appreciated by the other clubs.

November Ciste Draw

The November Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night November 27th at 10:00pm, in the Club House. 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 €4,900 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,800 jackpot on Wednesday 24th November! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the November 17th draw. There was NO Match 3 winners this week.

We had one Match 3 winner this week of €50 – Caoimhe Mohan

We also had 2 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Brendan Carbin & Clare Sherry. 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 €4,900.

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 1st December 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.

AGM

Scotstown GAA AGM is on Friday 26th November at 8:00pm in the complex.

Cairde na Botha – Draw for 10 Cash Prizes of €250 on 4th December

Get registered before midnight on the 1st of December to be in with a chance of winning 10 prizes of €250! Please note that anyone who plans to set up payments via there bank needs to have commenced payments by 1st of December. 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. 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

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.

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