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January 25th, 2022

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 25/01/2022

Monaghan are the 2022 Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup Champions!

Congratulations to the Monaghan team and management on winning the county’s first Dr. McKenna Cup since 2003. Monaghan beat Donegal by 1-11 to 0-13 in Omagh on Saturday last. Monaghan dominated the first 45 minutes and led by 9 points at one stage. However Donegal raised their game and chipped away at the lead but ran out of time with just 1 point between the sides. Well done to Shane Carey on scoring 2 fine points in the final. Well done to all our Blues involved in the panel during the Dr. McKenna competition, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Conor McCarthy and Micheal McCarville.

Earlier last week on Tuesday night, in the Dr. McKenna Cup Semi Final, Monaghan defeated Armagh in an exciting penalty shootout after the game finished 0-15 points apiece in normal time. Well done to Rory Beggan for 2 well placed long range frees and to man of the match Conor McCarthy for scoring 3 superb points, and also to Shane Carey and Conor McCarthy for 2 excellent penalties during the nail-biting penalty shoot out at the end.

Conor McCarthy Man of the Match

Congratulations to Conor McCarthy who was awarded Man of the Match in the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup Semi Final against Armagh.

Allianz Division 1 National Football League Roinn 1

We’re not long into 2022 and the Intercounty football action rises up a gear following the Dr. McKenna Cup success with the opening fixtures of the National Football League this weekend. Monaghan retained their position in Division 1 and are the same league as Dublin, Armagh, Mayo, Donegal, Tyrone, Kerry and Kildare. Monaghan are playing Tyrone in Healy Park, Omagh on Sunday 30th January at 3:45pm. All the best to our Blues on the County panel, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, and Conor McCarthy the rest of the Monaghan team, and David McCague and the management.

National League Tickets

You can purchase your tickets for the Monaghan v Tyrone National League game in McMahan’s Centra Scotstown shop through the Ticketmaster system.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €5,800 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €5,700 jackpot on Wednesday 26th January! Our Match 3 prize this week was sponsored with thanks by Aidan Mc Carra – Windy City Comfort of €100 Monaghan Town Voucher. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the January 19th draw, there was no Jackpot winner this week. We had one Match 3 Winner tonight who wins € 50 – John Carroll.

We also had Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Conor Sherry, Brendan Connolly. 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 €5,800.

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 is January 26th at 8:30pm.

January Ciste Draw

The January Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night January 29th at 10:00pm, in the Social Club. 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!



Club Shop reopening 28th January

The Club Shop will reopen on Friday 28th January from 7pm to 8pm.

Social Club

We are delighted to announce that the Social Club will open again on Friday 28th January at 9pm.

RTE Operation Transformation 2022 – Ireland Lights Up Walk

We have registered with the Transformation 2022 initiative again this year. It commences on Wednesday 26th January from 7pm to 9pm. Feel free to join in at any stage during that time. This initiative involves Scotstown GAA Health and Well-being joining up with Ireland Lights Up 2022 in partnership with RTE Operation Transformation and encourages everyone young and old, especially families / household bubbles, to get Ireland safely walking. We host this initiative at the Kilmore walking track at evening times, every Wednesday. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details.

Membership 2022 – 25% Discount

In light of the Covid 19 Pandemic and its continuing impact on our community and activities we have given a 25% reduction in fees to all members as reflected in this year’s prices. Family discounts will still apply also with €10 being deducted for multiple registrations from the same family (Must be processed all at once).

A parent must register with anyone under the age of 18, therefore you will be required to include an “Adult non-playing” to the basket.

If children are registered without parent being added or if at least 1 Parent/Guardian (GDPR contact) isn’t included with a juvenile registration, then we will issue a refund and ask you to register again. Please arrange your membership on our Clubforce Platform, address

Thank you for your cooperation.

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. Over the past number of weeks construction has commenced on the Kilmore building.

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.

Under 10 Girls Indoor Training

Indoor training for Under 10 girls is starting in the Scotstown Complex hall on Friday night. All girls born in 2012 & 2013 welcome.

Interested in Coaching?

Anyone interested in getting involved with the coaching and helping out of training of our juvenile teams this year please contact Cian on 086 089 5676. New coaches are particularly welcome, and all those who have not coached before.

Covid 19 Pandemic update

Last Saturday marked a watershed milestone in the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic with positive indications that the 2 year pandemic is nearing an end and nearly all of the emergency restrictions removed from last Saturday.

Going out

From 6am on Saturday pubs and restaurants will revert to their traditional opening hours, and nightclubs can reopen. Formal requirements for physical distancing in general (ie, the two-metre rule) are gone, as are requirements for physical distancing in hospitality settings; so one metre between tables, six per table – all are gone. The requirement to be seated at indoor events is gone, as is the requirement for pods of six at indoor activities.

You will not need your Covid pass for accessing venues or activities. The venue no longer needs to record contact details. The Scotstown GAA Social Club will reopen this Friday 28th January at 9pm.

At home

Limits on the number of households that can mix in each other’s homes have been scrapped.

Special events

Limits on the numbers attending weddings have been removed.

In the workplace

From Monday, a phased return to the office is planned, appropriate to each sector. The Government will consult with unions and employers’ groups, and firms are being encouraged to consult with their workers over the best approach. It is anticipated the phases will conclude by the end of February.

Health and Wellbeing

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 are in the winter months and there is no football at present 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, despite the lifting of restrictions on household visits, 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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