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December 14th, 2021

Scotstown GAA Club Notes.14/12/2021

Monaghan GAA 2021 Award winners

Massive Congratulations to all our Monaghan GAA 2021 Award Winners.

Congratulations to our five All-Star Monaghan GAA Senior players who were announced last Thursday night; Rory Beggan, Ryan O’Toole, Donal Morgan, Kieran Hughes and Shane Carey. Well done lads, thoroughly deserved after another successful season with the County Championship and league double achievement.

Congratulations to our individual award winners;

Kieran Hughes for Senior Footballer of the Year

Edel Corrigan for Ladies Footballer of the Year

Andrew Mullen for Junior Referee Championship of the Year

Congratulations to all those involved in winning on club level for Scotstown GAA

Youth Achievement Award Football

Well done everyone for amazing success this year for Scotstown GAA. An Bhoth Abú!

Uainín Connolly selected for Ulster PPS All Star panel

Congratulations Uainín Connolly on being selected on the Ulster PPS All Star Panel for the 2022 season. Uainín has been a player with both the club minor and senior ladies panel during 2021 and a member of the successful county minor panel of 2021. She is representing Coláiste Oiriall on the All Star Panel.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €5,200 Next Week.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €5,100 jackpot on Wednesday 15th December! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the December 14th draw, there was no Match 3 winners this week

We had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Aidan Bennett, Eimer O’Hanlon and Louise Mc Phillips. 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 €5,200.

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 22nd December at 8:30pm.

Scotstown GAA Club Shop

This Friday night is the last chance to get club gear before Christmas. The shop will be open from 7pm to 8pm.

Cairde na Botha – Presentation of our 10 Cash Prize of €250 on Saturday night last

Thanks to all our many supporters who have signed up so far for our Cairde na Botha fundraising initiative. Please sign up and be part of this wonderful development! We had out presentation of the 10 x €250 winners of the Cairde Na Botha draw in the Social Club on Saturday night last. They were; Dessie & Sharon Keenan; Ian Murray; Gary Sexton; Teresa Donegan; Brendan & Kathleen Mohan; Arthur King; Pauline Keenan; Damien Martin; Colm Feely and Eanna Finlay! Congratulations!

Anyone wishing to sign up to Cairde naBotha 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.

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 finished we will be focusing more on Healthy initiatives and will update you shortly, which includes an information sheet with key numbers.

Phone a Céilí & Make your Céilí Winter Launch

With the football over and it being a difficult time of year for so many in the parish, we encourage the widespread use of the Phone a Ceili initiative. This is part of our Healthy Club Initiative and thanks to our Healthy Club Officer Bernie Sherry and everyone else involved in this initiative and Phone / Make your Céilí, which was launched for the Winter on social media last Thursday. It’s time to pick up the phone and check in on your friends, neighbours and loved ones. Scotstown GAA are inviting you to get in touch with those who may be living alone, cocooning or anyone who has been on your mind. Everyone has had a difficult 2021 both young and old. A friendly voice can go a long way in making someone’s day with a simple chat. Let’s all make a phone call and ignite our community spirit.

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.

Thanks to JS Sherlock for the beautiful poem below to promote the initiative.

“The world as we know it has become a strange place,

Everyday there’s less reasons to have a smile on your face.

From the cot to the coffin and everyone else in between,

Have in some way been impacted by Covid-19.

The experts tell us how this disease is transmitted,

Although they have made some mistakes that won’t be admitted.

To feed the monster that is panic and fear,

They create terms and conditions to which we all must adhere.

Don’t mix, don’t mingle or don’t congregate,

Unless you have a vaccine certificate.

About vaccinations and boosters we’ve become quite obsessed,

But there are other problems that are not being addressed.

We’re just muddling through a meaningless life,

Where misinformation has caused division and strife.

Generations of people feeling lost and alone,

Although that doesn’t mean they all live on their own.

Young and old now live with a dread,

Isolation and fear is becoming widespread.

The television and radio just spread doom and gloom,

Perhaps the time has arrived to turn down the volume.

Maybe it’s time to swap the gloom for some cheer,

Especially now as Christmas draws near.

With parties being cancelled, there’s less chance to have fun,

There’s probably no better time to check in on someone.

You don’t need the postman to send a card or a letter,

You could pick up your phone to make someone feel better.

There’s no special App that you need to install,

Just keep it simple and give somebody a call.

A promise to meet for a coffee or tea,

Or a chat with someone who you don’t often see.

To visit that neighbour with the aging physique,

Just a bit of your time will make their life feel less bleak.

With a small bit of effort, we’ll all get back in touch,

You’ll soon realise that it doesn’t take much.

A short chat on the phone or in some other place,

Might give someone a reason to have a smile on their face.”

J.S December 21©️

Main Fields are now closed

Both the fields at Pairc Mhuire and Kilmore are closed.

Monaghan U3A Fitness Classes

Monaghan U3A are running free fitness hour classes aimed at 50+ age with a HSE physio. For the zoom links text 086 2621368 or see our Social Media Platforms.

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