Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 10/05/2022
Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week
Our U13 Scotstown boys’ teams had no games in the past week.
Hard luck to our U15 Division 1 Scotstown A team who lost 2-12 to 1-9 to Corduff at home on Wednesday last in their U15 Division 1 Round 5 game. They next play Carrickmacross away Thursday 12th May at 7:30pm. Well done to our U15 Division 5A Scotstown B team in their 4-8 to 3-10 win at home to Donaghmoyne B in their U15 Division 5A Round 5 game. The Blues scored a superb goal at the end to secure the thrilling game. They next play Clontibret B away on Friday 13th May at 7:30pm.
Well done to our Under 17 Division 3B Scotstown team in their 3-12 to 3-12 thrilling draw to Castleblayney Faughs on Sunday last in their U17 Division 3B league round 1 game.
The U17s next play Donaghmoyne away in the U17 Head to Head next Tuesday 10th May at 7:30pm. Please see our social media platform for the results. The Division 3B team next play Carrickmacross away on Sunday 15th May at 11:00am in their Round 2 league game.
Our Under 19 Blues had no games in the past week.
They next play Óglaigh Naomh Buach at home on Wednesday 29th June at 8:00pm.
Well done to our Senior Reserve in their 2-13 to 0-10 win away to Monaghan Harps on Wednesday of last week. Monaghan Harps started strongly taking a 3 points to 1 lead after 10 minutes, with Jason Carey scoring a well placed free. Ross McKenna and Orin Heaphey levelled up the score with 2 fine individual points from play. Going into half time the Harps held a naroow 1 point advantage 5 points to 4 after Mark McPhillips scored his first point of the night with a superb effort from play. The second half quickly saw the Blues take control of the game with 4 well placed points from Jason Carey (2 from play) and one from Orin Heaphey making the score 9 points to 6 for Scotstown, before Darragh Murray scored a superb goal. Mark McPhillips added a fine point to play making it 1-10 to 0-8 with 10 minutes to go before Mark scored an individual wonder goal. Jason Carey added 2 more fine points to his tally (both from frees) and Mark McPhillips scored the Blues final point leaving the final score Scotstown 2-13 Monaghan Harps 0-10.
They next play Donaghmoyne at home on Wednesday 18th May at 8:00pm.
The Senior Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Killeevan at home on Wednesday May 11th.
Senior League Football – Round 2 Result Clontibret 1-17 Scotstown 1-13
The Scotstown GAA Senior men continued their 2022 competitive season with their Round 2 Senior League away game against a strong Clontibret O’Neills side on a sunny Saturday evening. The Senior Blues were without 6 of the County players who are playing Derry this weekend for Monaghan in the Ulster Championship. Clontibret started strongly and the Blues were 4 points behind within four minutes with a Clontibret goal. Clontibret stretched their lead further to 7 points at half time with a score of 1-10 to 0-6 points. The Blues scored fine points from Matthew Maguire (4 points), and Jason Carey and Orin Heaphey with a point each during the first half. The Blues started the second half in superb style and Matthew Maguire scored a brilliant goal within the first minute. Scotstown reduced the deficit to just one point after 7 minutes with fine points from Killian McKenna (2 points) and Matthew Maguire making the score 1-9 to 1-10. Clontibret scored further points, but the Blues kept plugging away to return the margin to 1 point behind with superb points from Francis Maguire, Cian Mohan (from 45), and 2 more from Matthew Maguire making the score 1-13 to 1-14 with 7 minutes remaining. Unfortunately that was the last score by the Blues and Clontibret stretched their lead to 4 points making a final score of 1-17 to 1-13. Hard luck to
the team and management. The Senior Blues next play our neighbours Truagh Gaels at home on Saturday 21st May at 4:00pm.
Junior League Football – Round 1 Result Scotstown 0-14 Killeevan 1-18
The Scotstown GAA Junior men continued their 2022 competitive campaign with their Round 2 Junior League home game against Killeevan Sarsfields on a sunny warm May Sunday afternoon. The Junior Blues were looking to add to their impressive opening victory against Oram, but unfortunately were beaten by a strong Killeevan side. The Blues started strongly with superb points from Jamie McCarey and Ruairi Sheehan but fell behind by 4 points after 11 minutes from a Killeevan goal which proved to be the decisive score in the game. Despite further fine points from Ruairi Sheehan (2) and Jamie McCarey (3), the Blues were behind by 6 points at half time with a score of 0-7 to 1-10. In the second half Killeevan stretched their lead to 9 points, before further fine scores from Ruairi Sheehan (3 points) and Jack Mohan (4 points) kept the Blues within a 7 point margin with a final score of 1-18 to 0-14. Hard luck to the team and management. The Junior Blues next play Aghabog away on Saturday 21st May at 7:00pm.
Senior Ladies League Football – Round 4 Result Scotstown Ladies 1-10 Magheracloone Ladies 1-11
Our Senior Ladies played Magheracloone Ladies at home on Sunday last. The Ladies welcomed back their county players and put in a superb performance against a strong Magheracloone side. They ladies started well and were 2 points up after 10 minutes with a superb goal from Aimee McGuirk, and 2 fine points from Laura Carey and Meghan Boylan making the score 1-2 to 0-3. The Ladies sustained this lead going into half time with further superb points from Orlaigh Smith, Casey Treanor and Dearbhla Sherry making the score 1-5 to 0-6. Magheracloone started the second half strongly and took a 2 point lead within 3 minutes with a goal and a point. The Blues responded well with brilliant points from Laura Carey and Hannah Sherlock levelling the score. The Blues were unlucky not to score a second goal throughout the game with fine saves from the Magheracloone goalkeeper. Magheracloone took the lead again and held on to the slender 1 point advantage till the end despite 3 further fine scores from Laura Carey, making a final score of 1-11 to 1-10. Hard luck to the team and management. The Senior Ladies next play O’Neill Shamrocks away on Sunday 15th May at 11:00am.
Under 12 Girls
Well done to our Under 12 Scotstown girls who beat Monaghan Harps at home in the U12 Division North 1 Round 3 game on Friday of last week. They next play O’Neill Shamrocks away this Wednesday 11th May at 7pm. Well done to our Under 11 Scotstown girls who beat Tyholland in the U12 Division North 2 Round 3 game on Saturday last. They next play Eire Og away this Thursday May 12th at 7:00pm.
Under 14 Girls
Our U14 Scotstown A Girls had no games in the past week. They next play against O’Neill Shamrocks away in Round 4 of the U14 Division 1 league on Monday 16th May at 7pm.
The U14 Scotstown B team next played Brigid O’Neills away next Tuesday 10th May in the U14 Division 4 League Round 3 game. Please see our Social Media Platforms for the results.
Under 16 Girls
Hard luck to uur Under 16 girls who lost to Castleblayney away on Monday of last week in the U16 Division 1 league Round 4 game. They next play Aughnamullen away on Monday 23rd May at 7pm in the U16 Division 1 Round 5 game.
Under 18 Girls
Hard luck to our U18 girls in their 6-17 to 5-9 defeat to Killanny away on Friday last in the U18 Division 1 Round 2 game, but well done in a strong comeback. They next play Tyholland at home in Round 3 on Thursday 19th May at 7pm.
Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi Final Monaghan v Derry
Monaghan continue their 2022 All Ireland series campaign this weekend with a trip to the Athletic Grounds in Armagh to face a strong Derry side who convincingly defeated the All Ireland Champions, Tyrone in their Quarter Final. Monaghan will be looking to advance to
their second Ulster Final in a row, and build on their comfortable and superb win over Down in their quarter final 2 weeks ago. The game is this Sunday 15th May at 4pm in Armagh and is ticket only, which must be bought in advance online or at selected stores including McMahons Centra Scotstown. All the best to our Blues on the County team, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Conor McCarthy, and Micheal McCarville, and the rest of the Monaghan team, and David McCague and the management.
2022 Ulster GAA Football Minor Championship Result – Monaghan 5-13 Down 0-12
Well done to the County Monaghan minors who won 5-13 to 0-12 against Down on Saturday last in the Ulster minor championship Qualifier Round 2. Well done to Tommy Mallen who scored 3 points and Finlay Foy who scored 1 point. We wish our Blues on the panel, Sahil Arya, Donnchadh Connolly, Finlay Foy and Tommy Mallen, and the rest of the Monaghan team the very best in their next Ulster Minor Championship game.
Monaghan County Under 16 Girls – Ulster U16 Championship
The Monaghan County U16 girls play Donegal in the Ulster Championship God Final this Saturday 14th May in Augher at 3:30pm. We wish our Blues player Michaela Grew on the team, and the County Monaghan U16 girls the very best.
All Ireland Series – Ticket Only Games
You can purchase your tickets for the Monaghan v Derry Ulster Football Championship game in McMahan’s Centra Scotstown shop through the Ticketmaster system. Please be advised that all upcoming Ulster Minor Championship, Ulster Senior Championship and Lory Meagher Championship games are All Ticket. There will be NO cash sales at the venues. You can purchase your tickets in McMahons Centra Scotstown, or online.
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week
On Wednesday 11th May, our Junior Reserves play Killeevan at home at 8:00pm in the Reserve Football League Division 1A Round 5 game and our Under 12 girls play O’Neill Shamrocks away in the U12 Division North 1 Round 3 game at 7pm.
On Thursday 12th May, our Under 15 Scotstown A Division 1 boys play Carrickmacross Emmets away at 7:30pm in the U15 Division 1 Round 6 league game, and our Under 11 girls play Eire Og away at 7:00pm in the U12 Division North 2 Round 4 game.
On Friday 13th May, our Under 15 Scotstown B Division 5A boys play Clontibret B away at 7:30pm in the U15 Division 5A Round 6 league game.
On Saturday 14th May, our Senior Reserves play Inniskeen at home at 7:00pm in the O’Duffy Cup Preliminary game.
On Sunday 15th May, our Senior Ladies play O’Neill Shamrocks away at 11:00am in the Senior Football League Round 5 game and our U17 Blues play Carrickmacross away at 11:00am in the U17 Division 3B League Round 2 game.
On Monday 16th May, our Junior Reserves play Carrickmacross at home at 7:30pm in the O’Duffy Cup Preliminary game and our Under 14 Scotstown A girls’ team play O’Neill Shamrocks away in Round 4 of the U14 Division 1 league at 7pm.
On Tuesday 17th May, our Under 14 Scotstown B girls’ team play O’Neill Shamrocks at home in Round 4 of the U14 Division 4 league at 7pm.
On Wednesday 18th May, our Senior Reserves play Donaghmoyne at home at 8:00pm in the Reserve Football League Division 1A Round 6 game.
On Thursday 19th May, our Under 18 girls play Tyholland at home in Round 3 of the U18 Division 1 league at 7pm.
Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €7,300 Next Draw.
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €7,200 jackpot on Wednesday 11th May. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the May 4th draw, there was no Jackpot winner.
Numbers drawn on the night were 23, 26, 15, 5. We had 2 Match 3 winners this evening who win their share of €50. Peter Tolan and Ian Mc Quaid We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Cathy Bennett, Mary Maguire and Lorcan Deery. 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 €7,300.
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 May 18th at 8:30pm.
Scotstown Complex Big Clean Up
There will be a big clean up of the Scotstown Complex this Saturday 14th May from 8.30am to 12.30pm. Please give your club 4 hours to help clean up the sports complex, your help will be very much appreciated.
Club Shop Opening Times
The Club Shop is next open this Friday 20th May from 7pm to 8pm.
Under 10 Boys training
The Under 10 (2012) boys are starting back training on Tuesdays in Kilmore from 7 – 8 and Saturday mornings from 9.30 – 10.30. All welcome
Under 6, U7 and U8 Girls Coaching
Training continues for the U6, U7 or U8 girls teams on Saturdays from 9 to 10am.
Under 6 Boys Training
Any parent who is bringing their son to U6 Boys training please text Tiarnan on 086 2443342. Training continues for the U6 boys teams on Saturdays from 9 to 10am.
Social Club reopened
The Social Club is open this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 9pm. Bar Rota: Cormac Sherry and Abbie McCarey.
Cairde na Botha
Scotstown Cairde Na Botha wish to thank all those who have supported this historical fundraising project so far. We plan to erect signs at Kilmore training grounds with all members names in next few weeks. Also to be entered in our 2nd Cash prize draw it is essential you are a paid up. member. We thank you for your continued support. Anyone wishing to join in this initiative and be part of it, please contact any of our Cairde na Botha committee members; Shane Stirrat; Austin Corrigan; Aine McKenna; Michael Owen McMahon; Aidan McCara; Stephen McKenna; Cyril Mc Crudden.
The aim of Cairde Na Botha is to improve and develop our Kilmore training facilities to help achieve our vision of continuously improving our success on-field for our teams and off-field for our community. Cairde Na Botha is one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by our club. Be part of it! Scotstown GAA’s success has always been built on the considerable support we receive from home and abroad. We fondly remember fundraising projects in the past, such as the Scotstown Carnival in the 1960s to the purchase of our main field at Urbleshanny,
The Lord Mayor Campaign in the 1980s to fund the building of Sportlann Mhuire (the complex) and development of St.Marys Park and indeed, the ambitious purchase Of Kilmore in 1995 which has contributed to the outstanding success we achieve today.
Cairde na Botha is your opportunity to help your club continue this successful development for this generation and the next into the future. Fully paid up Members of Cairde Na Botha will have the benefit of their name engraved on the supporters wall at the Kilmore training grounds.
Please read our brochure via the link attached where you can support the initiative online. https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2259&intMF_ID=8808#Anchor
We welcome all Scotstown GAA supporters at home and abroad to join in this progressive and exciting initiative!!
Be part of it! Thank you!
The Kilmore Development – Update
Thanks to all our many supporters who have signed up so far for our Cairde na Botha fundraising initiative. Since the start of the year construction has commenced on the Kilmore
building and the exterior steel framed has been successfully erected with the first floor reinforced slab on and concrete floors poured ready for roofing and side panels and 3 weeks ago, the roof was successfully installed.
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.
Spraoi Scór / Scór na bPáistí takes place on Friday June 10th. Venue TBC.
Scór na bPáistí is a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the entertaining element of Ireland’s traditional past-times. The competition was established by the GAA in 1969 with the aim of promoting Ireland’s traditional pastimes and culture. There are eight categories in Scór that cover all aspects of Irish culture: Céilí Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question Time and Set Dancing.
Tá an Ciorcal ar ais sa Complex gach Máirt ag 8 a chlog. Tá fáilte roimh gach duine.
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 now enter the summer months and the football is up and running, we will be implementing Healthy initiatives soon and will update everyone as these happen.
Garda Vetting for Coaches
A reminder to all coaches involved with underage teams to complete their vetting ASAP if requested to by the Children’s Officers. Coaches are not permitted to be involved with teams if their vetting, safeguarding and foundation coaching courses are not up to date. If there are any queries or technical issues, please contact Jill Stirrat or Paudie Meehan. Thanks.
Tables and Chairs for Return to Scotstown Complex
We urge those who borrowed tables and chairs form the Scotstown Complex to return them immediately please as they are urgently required for upcoming functions.
Scotstown GAA Social Club open for Confirmation / First Communion bookings For any of our members that don’t have a venue for Confirmation or First Communion, why not consider booking Scotstown GAA Social Club facilities, please private message the Scotstown GAA Social Club Facebook page.
Pieta House Darkness Into Light walk
Well done to everyone involved in the Darkness into Light walk in Monaghan town on Saturday morning last.