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May 17th, 2022

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 17/05/2022

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13

The 2022 Under 13 Football League competitions commenced last Saturday. Hard luck to our U13 Division 1 boys who lost away to Magheracloone. They next play Donaghmoyne at home on Saturday 28th May at 11:00am.

Hard luck to our U13 Division 5 boys who lost away to Magheracloone. They next play Donaghmoyne at home on Saturday 28th May at 12:30pm.

Hard luck to our U13 Division 6 boys who lost away to Magheracloone. They next play Clontibret at home on Saturday 28th May at 2:30pm.

Under 15

Hard luck to our U15 Division 1 Scotstown A team who narrowly lost 3-13 to 5-6 to Carrickmacross away on Saturday last in their U15 Division 1 Round 6 game. They next play Monaghan Harps at home on Thursday 26th May at 7:30pm. Hard luck to our U15 Division 5A Scotstown B team in their defeat away to Clontibret B in their U15 Division 5A Round 6 game. They next play Castleblayney B at home on Friday 27th May at 7:30pm.

Under 17

Well done to our Under 17 Blues in their 3-12 to 0-12 win over Donaghmoyne away in the U17 Head to Head on Tuesday of last week.

Well done to our Under 17 Division 3B Scotstown team in their 3-12 to 3-12 thrilling draw to Carrickmacross away on Sunday last in their U17 Division 3B league round 2 game. They next play Donaghmoyne at home on Sunday 22nd May at 11:00am in the U17 Division 3B league round 3 game.

Under 19

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.

Senior Reserves Result – O’Duffy RFC Preliminary Round Scotstown 1-14 Inniskeen 1-10

Our Senior reserves commenced their Reserve Championship campaign with a home fixture against Inniskeen in the Preliminary Round of the O’Duffy Cup on a fine Saturday evening in Páirc Mhuire. The Blues started strong with well taken points by Ruairi Sheehan and Jason Carey within 2 minutes. Inniskeen responded well with a goal after 10 minutes and advanced their lead to 4 points at 1-3 to 0-2 before Scotstown levelled the game up with 4 fine points from Orin Heaphey, Mark McPhillips, Sean Treanor and Jason Carey. Inniskeen regained the lead with 2 more points and Mark McPhillips scored a well taken point from play just before the half time whistle given a score of Inniskeen 1-5 Scotstown 0-7. Scotstown started the second strongly and 2 superb points by Darragh Murray within 2 minutes gave the Blues the lead. Inniskeen levelled the scores again, but the Blues responded with another fine point from play by Mark McPhillips and a well taken point from free by Ruairi Sheehan, before Conor McPhillips scored a wonderful goal 14 minutes into the second half making the score 1-11 to 1-7. Ruairi Sheehan stretched the lead further with another fine point, before Inniskeen reduced their deficit to 3 points in the margin with 10 minutes to go at 1-12 to 1-9. Jack Mohan came on as a sub and scored 2 brilliant points to secure victory for the Blues with a final score of Scotstown 1-14 Inniskeen 1-10. Well done to the Senior Reserves. They next play Monaghan Harps at home in the Reserve Football Championship O’Duffy Cup quarter final on Wednesday May 25th at 7:45pm.

In the league, they next play Donaghmoyne at home on Wednesday 18th May at 8:00pm.

Players and Scorers: Cian Mohan, Joseph McKenna, Kevin McMeel, Cian McGonnell, Conor McPhillips (1 goal), Mark Duffy, Jamie McCarey, Emmet Caulfield, Fergal McPhillips, Jason Carey (2 points), Orin Heaphey (1 point), Sean Treanor (1 point), Darragh Murray (2 points), Mark McPhillips (3 points), Ruairi Sheehan (3 points). Jack Mohan (2 points)

Junior Reserves Result – McKeown RFC Preliminary Round Scotstown 1-20 Carrickmacross Emmets 1-8

Well done to our Junior Reserves in their 1-20 to 1-8 win at home against Carrickmacross home in the Reserve Football Championship McKeown Cup on Monday last. Match report will feature in next week’s notes. The Junior Reserves next play in the McKeown Cup against Rockcorry in the quarter final on May 25th. In the league they next play Truagh at home on Saturday 29th May at 12:00 noon.

Senior League Football

Our Senior Men had no games in the past week. The Senior Blues next play our neighbours Truagh Gaels at home on Saturday 21st May at 4:00pm in the Senior League Football Round 3 game.

Junior League Football

Our Junior Men had no games in the past week. The Junior Blues next play Aghabog away on Friday 20th May at 7:45pm.

Senior Ladies League Football

Well done to the Senior Ladies in their 1-11 to 1-10 win over O’Neill Shamrocks away on Sunday last in a thrilling Senior Ladies League Round 5 game The Senior Ladies next play Donaghmoyne at home on Saturday 21st May at 6:30pm in Round 4 of the Senior ladies League.

Under 12 Girls

Well done to our Under 12 Scotstown girls who beat O’Neill Shamrocks 4-9 to 1-4 away in the U12 Division North 1 Round 4 game on Wednesday of last week. They next play O’Neill Aghabog at home on Wednesday 25th May at 7pm. Well done to our Under 11 Scotstown girls who beat Eire Og away 5-3 to 4-3 in the U12 Division North 2 Round 3 game on Thursday of last week. They next play Truagh at home on Thursday May 26th at 7:00pm.

Under 14 Girls

Well done to our U14 Scotstown A girls team in their 1-12 to 1-2 win against O’Neill Shamrocks away in Round 4 of the U14 Division 1 league on Monday last. They next play Donaghmoyne at home on Monday 30th May at 7pm.

Well done to our U14 Scotstown B girls team in their win over Brigid O’Neills away on Tuesday of last week in their U14 Division 4 League Round 3 game. They next play O’Neill Shamrocks on Tuesday 17th May at 7:00pm. Please see our Social Media Platforms for the results.

Under 16 Girls

Our U16 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Aughnamullen away on Monday 23rd May at 7pm in the U16 Division 1 Round 5 game.

Under 18 Girls

Our U18 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Tyholland at home in Round 3 on Thursday 19th May at 7pm.

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Semi Final Result – Monaghan 3-12 Derry 0-17

Hard luck to the Senior County Monaghan team and management in their semi final defeat against a strong Derry side on Sunday last in Armagh. Well done to our Blues on the County team, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Conor McCarthy, and Micheal McCarville, (Darren Hughes (1 point) and Conor McCarthy (1 point) who both scored brilliant points) and the rest of the Monaghan team, and David McCague and the management, for a spirited comeback in the second half. We await the draw for the first round of the qualifiers which will be played on the weekend of June 4th / 5th.

2022 Ulster GAA Football Minor Championship Result – Monaghan 3-7 Donegal 4-12

Hard luck to the County Monaghan Minors and our Blues on the panel, Sahil Arya, Donnchadh Connolly, Finlay Foy and Tommy Mallen, in their 4-12 to 3-7 defeat to Donegal on Saturday last, but well done on all the performances in 2022. Well done to Tommy Mallen for scoring 3 fine points during Saturday’s game.

Monaghan County Under 16 Girls – Ulster U16 Championship

Hard luck to our Blues player Michaela Grew and the Under 16 Monaghan County girls on Saturday last in their narrow 2 point defeat, 5-10 to 2-17 against Donegal in the Ulster

Championship Gold Final in Augher. Well done to the team and management in getting to the final.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

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.

On Friday 20th May, our Junior men play Aghabog away in Round 3 of the Junior Football League at 7:45pm

On Saturday 21st May, our Senior Men play Truagh Gaels at home at 4:00pm in Round 3 of the Senior Football League and our Senior Ladies play Donaghmoyne at home at 6:30pm in the Senior Football League Round 5 game

On Sunday 22nd May, our U17 Blues play Donaghamoyne at home at 11:00am in the U17 Division 3B League Round 3 game.

On Monday 23rd May our Under 16 girls play Aughnamullen away at 7pm in the U16 Division 1 Round 5 game.

On Tuesday 24th May, our U17 Division1 Blues play Monaghan Harps away at 7:30pm in the U17 Division 1 League Round 2 game.

On Wednesday 25th May, our Senior Reserves play Monaghan Harps at home at 7:45pm in the O’Duffy Cup Reserve Football Championship Quarter Final game and our Under 12 girls play Aghabog at home in the U12 Division North 1 Round 5 game at 7pm.

On Thursday 26th May, our Under 15 Scotstown A Division 1 boys play Monaghan Harps at home at 7:30pm in the U15 Division 1 Round 7 league game, and our Under 11 girls play Truagh at home at 7:00pm in the U12 Division North 2 Round 5 game.

Please note that this year there is a €5 admission fee to U17, U19 and Reserve games. The Senior and Junior Leagues have an admission fee of €7.

We wish our Blues all the best in their games.

St Louis Quarter Final win

Well done to all our 14 representatives on the panel from Scotstown GAA and the rest of the St Louis Monaghan players and management in their Ulster Quarter final win on Tuesday of last week. St Louis U14 ladies had a great win over Loreto Letterkenny in the Ulster Quarter Final today. Great team performance. Well done to all involved.

Féile 2022 Competition in Cloghran

Well done to our Under 15 girls who took part in the Féile 2022 competition in Cloghran on Sunday last.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €7,400 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €7,300 jackpot on Wednesday 18th May. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the May 11th draw, there was no Jackpot winner.

Numbers drawn on the night were 16, 8, 3, 26

We had 2 Match 3 winners this evening – Imelda Rhatigan and Brendan Carbin.

We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Michelle Mooney, Brendan Mc Caffrey and Cyril Mc Crudden. 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 €7,400.

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 25th at 8:30pm.

Scotstown Complex Big Clean Up

There was a big clean up of the Scotstown Complex on Saturday last. Many thanks to all the volunteers who took part and helped out, particularly the older generation. A tremendous effort by everyone involved. There will be another clean up in a few weeks time. Please join in and help, remember many hands make light work!

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this Friday 20th May from 7pm to 8pm.

Under 6, U7 and U8 Girls Coaching

The U8 girls’ team are invited to their first blitz in Castleblaney this Saturday and we wish them all the best in that event. As a result. there is training only for the Under 6s this Saturday from 9 to 10am.

Social Club reopened

The Social Club is open this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 9pm. Bar Rota: Evelyn Boylan and Padraig Columb.

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.

Scotstown Ladies Rain Jackets sponsorship

Many thanks to Henrys Bar, Scotstown who have kindly sponsored the Scotstown GAA Senior Ladies’ Rain Jackets. Much appreciated.

Health and Wellbeing – Match Day Health Check

This Saturday during the Senior Men’s game against our neighbours Truagh, we are hosting a health check with the Irish Heart Foundation. This involves blood pressure being taken nurses in a dedicated space near the turnstile entrances in Páirc Mhuire. It’s to encourage people to look after themselves particularly after the pandemic with a emphasis on raising awareness on having regular checkups and preventive healthcare which had declined in its frequency during the lockdown. So come along and get your pressure taken while at the league game this Saturday.

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 such as the checkup initiative this weekend and we 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.

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.

Dinner dance presentation night for the senior players

Save the date! Dinner Dance Presentation night to our senior players on

Saturday 18th June from 6:30pm in the Hillgrove Hotel. More details to follow….. Watch this space!

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