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January 4th, 2022

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 04/01/2022

Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh!

We wish all our members, players, volunteers, patrons and our community a very peaceful and prosperous New Year. 2021 has been another challenging year in the ongoing pandemic, but through the darkness of this period, we have seen many moments of light both on the field and off the field in our community during 2021, which has brought some joy and solace. We look forward to a brighter future in 2022 and thanks everyone for all your support and hard work throughout 2021 and here’s to a successful 2022 and another year of achievement. An Bhoth Abú!

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €5,500 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €5,400 jackpot on Wednesday 4th January! Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the December 29th draw, there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 22, 19, 7, 20. We had 2 Match 3 winners of the Monaghan Town Vouchers, Elaine Brennan & Derek Treanor. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners of € 20 each. They were Sean Mc Govern, Padraig Columb and Aoife Mc Cormack. Congratulations! 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 €5,500.

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 in the new year at 8:30pm.

December Ciste Draw

Congratulations to James Sherry, Coolkill, Scotstown our €1,000 December Ciste Winner. Also congratulations to our 5 x €100 winners; Mary McKenna, Ultan Sherry, Ross McKenna, Kay Kmetz, Jimmy McKenna. Sellers prize Sean McKenna & Ciara Kilpatrick. We also had 3 x Bonus prizes of €50. Congratulations to Sean Mohan, Eileen Foy and Joanne Johnston. 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!

Our Condolences

The club would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Patsy Treanor. We would like to pass on our sympathy to his children Dearbhla, Ciara, Fionnuala, Conor and Eamon, and to his extended family. Patsy was a physio for the Scotstown teams in the 1970s and 1980s, and was a lifelong supporter of our club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Cairde na Botha – The Kilmore Development

Thanks to all our many supporters who have signed up so far for our Cairde na Botha fundraising initiative.

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.

As well as our physical health, our emotional wellbeing and mental health is also highly important. In these current circumstances, it is important to remember that the community supports and services are still operating. Your GP is your first point of contact in relation to both physical and mental health needs. If you, or someone you know is in crisis, contact your GP or Doc on Call on 1850 777 911, or if you are really concerned go to the Emergency Department in Cavan General Hospital. Please see our social media platforms for Local Support and Services available with contact details.

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 recently. 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.

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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