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June 7th, 2022

Scotstown GAA Club Notes. 07/06/2022

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13

Our three Under 13 Boys teams had each 2 games in the past week. Well done to our U13 Division 1 Blues in their win against Killeevan away on Tuesday of last week in their U13 Division 1 League Round 3 game. They also played Truagh at home on Monday last which ended in entertaining 3-12 all draw, in their Round 4 game. They next play Castleblayney at home in Round 5 on Thursday June 9th at 6:30pm. Well done to our U13 Division 5 Blues in their win against Castleblayney at home on Wednesday of last week in their U13 Division 5 League Round 3 game. And well done in their away win to Monaghan Harps on Friday last in Round 4. They next play Inniskeen away on Wednesday 8th June at 6:30pm.

Hard luck to our U13 Division 6 boys who lost 3-9 to 3-2 to Latton away on Tuesday of last week in their U13 Division 6 League Round 3 game. Also hard luck in their Round 4, 4-6 to 2-8 defeat at home to Aughnamullen. They next play Carrickmacross away on Wednesday 8th June at 7:30pm.

Under 15

Our Under 15 Division 1 boys had no games in the past week.

Hard luck to our U15 Division 5A team who lost 5-12 to 4-8 to Magheracloone at home in the U15 Division 5A league round 4 game. They next play Magheracloone away on Friday 1st July at 7:30pm.

Under 17

Our Under 17 Blues had no games in the past week. Our U17 Division 1 Blues next play Truagh at home on Thursday 23rd June at 7:30pm in the U17 Division 1 League Round 3 game.

Our Under 17 Division 3B Scotstown team next play Monaghan Harps away in the U17 Division 3B Round 4 game on Friday 24th June at 7:30pm.

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

Congratulations to our Senior Reserves for making the O’Duffy Cup Final after their 0-13 to 0-5 win against Clontibret away in the semi-final on Friday of last week. The first half was close with the Blues leading by 2 points at half time with a score of 0-6 to 0-4 with superb points by Jason Carey (5) and Conor McPhillips. Clontibret started the second half strongly and reduced their deficit to just 1 point, but the Blues responded well and increased their lead with fines scores from Cian Mohan, Jason Carey and Paul Maguire giving a lead of 0-9 to 0-5 after 7 minutes of the second half. Ross McKenna and James Hamill added to the score with 2 fine points, before the O’Duffy Cup final spot was secured with 2 further points by Jason Carey and Ross McKenna in final minutes. Well done to our Senior Reserves and face Latton in the O’Duffy cup Final on Saturday 30th July at 7:00pm. In the league they play Clontibret away next Tuesday 7th June at 8:00pm in the Division 1A Round 8 game.

Junior Reserves

Hard luck to our Junior Reserves in their 4-9 to 2-11 defeat away to Tyholland on Sunday last in the Reserve Football League Division 3 Group 1 Round 8 game.

They next play Castleblayney away in the McKeown Cup Semi Final. Date TBC.

Senior League Football

Our Senior Men had no games in the past week. They next play Aughnamullen away on Friday 10th June at 8:00pm in the Senior League Round 5 game.

Junior League Football

Our Junior Men had no games in the past week. They next play Currin away on Saturday June 11th at 7:00pm in the Junior League Round 5 game.

Senior Ladies League Football

Our Senior Ladies had no games in the past week. They next play Emmet Óg on Sunday 12th June at 11:00am in the Reserve League.

Under 12 Girls

Our U12 Division North 1 Girls team had no games in the past week. They next play Sean McDermotts away on Wednesday 8th June in the Round 6 game.

Our Under 11 girls had no games in the past week.

Under 14 Girls

Well done to our U14 Division 1 Scotstown A team in their 2-16 to 2-6 win against Castleblayney away in their U14 Division 1 League Round 6 game on Monday last. They next play Brigid O’Neills on Tuesday June 14th at 7:00pm in Round 7.

Well done to our Under 14 Division 4 girls team in their 4-4 to 1-11 win over Castleblayney away in the U14 Division 4 Round 6 game on Tuesday of last week.

They next play Donaghmoyne at home in their U14 Division 4 Round 7 game on Monday 13th June at 7:00pm.

Under 16 Girls

Our Under 16 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Tyholland at home on Monday 20th June at 7:00pm in the U16 Division 1 League Round 6 game.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. They next play O’Neill Shamrocks on Friday 24th June at 7:00pm at home in the U18 Division 1 League Round 5 game.

All Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifiers Round 1 – Mayo v Monaghan

Hard luck to the Senior County Monaghan team in their 1-13 to 0-12 defeat to Mayo away on Saturday last in the first round of the qualifiers. The defeat brings an end to the Farney men’s 2022 campaigns. Well done to our Blues representatives on the County panel this year, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Conor McCarthy, and Micheal McCarville, and the rest of the Monaghan team, and David McCague. Well done to our scorers in Saturday’s game Shane Carey (2 points from free) and Conor McCarthy (1 point from play).

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Wednesday 8th June, our U13s Division 5 team play Inniskeen away in their U13 Division 5 Football League Round 5 game at 6:30pm and our U13s Division 6 team play Carrickmacross away in their U13 Division 6 Football League Round 4 game at 7:30pm. Our Under 12 girls play Sean McDermotts away in the U12 Division North 1 Round 6 game at 7pm.

On Thursday 9th June, our Under 13 Scotstown Division 1 boys play Castleblayney at home at 6:30pm in the U13 Division 1 Round 5 league game.

On Friday 10th June, our Senior men play Aughnamullen away in the Senior Football League Round 5 game at 8:00pm.

On Saturday 11th June, our Junior men play Currin away in the Junior Football League Round 5 game at 7:00pm.

On Sunday 12th June, our Senior Ladies play Emmet Óg at home in the Reserve Division 1 League Round 4 game at 11:00am..

On Monday 13th June, our Under 14 girls play Donaghmoyne at home in the U14 Division 4 League Round 7 game at 7:00pm

On Tuesday 14th June, our Senior Reserves play Truagh at home in the Reserve Football League Division 1A Round 9 game at 8:00pm. Our U13s Division 1 team play Clontibret away in their U13 Division 1 Football League Round 6 game at 7:30pm and our U13s Division 6 team play Inniskeen away in their U13 Division 6 Football League Round 6 game at 7:45pm. Our Under 14 Scotstown A girls play Brigid O’Neills at home in the U14 Division 4 League Round 7 game at 7:00pm.

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.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €7,800 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €7,700 jackpot on Wednesday 8th June. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the May 31st draw, there was no Jackpot winner.

Numbers drawn on the night were 26, 12, 3, 2. There was No Match 3 winner.

We had 4 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Lisa Sherlock, Barry Mc Donald, Brendan Mc Cormack and Caroline Corrigan. 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 €7,800.

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 June 15th at 8:30pm.

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this Friday 10th June from 7pm to 8pm.

Social Club open

The Social Club is open this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 9pm. Bar Rota: Sean McKenna and Kevin Boylan.

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 the 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 5 weeks ago, the roof was successfully installed. Since then the side cladding has been completed on the building.

Scór

Spraoi Scór / Scór na bPáistí takes place on Friday June 10th in Doohamlet Community Centre. All the best to the Scotstown representatives in the Solo singing, Recitation, Groups ceoil, Set dancing, and Ceiling dancing competitions. 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 part of 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 more Healthy initiatives soon, such as the recent health check at the Scotstown v Truagh senior league game, and will update everyone as these happen.

Dinner dance award night of celebration for the senior players

Our first major Social event in almost 3 years. Join us for an evening of dinner and dancing to celebrate our history making Ladies and Mens Championship Winning Teams on Saturday 18th June from 6:30pm in the Hillgrove Hotel. There will be a 4 Course meal, drinks reception and music by The Marty Fay Band. MC on the night is Seamus McElwain. Prizes to be won on the night for guests. The awards presentation covers the years 2020 and 2021 and our first major social event in almost 3 years. Our club and community were recently acknowledged for their work in helping alleviate the strain of the Covid 19 pandemic locally. During this time our players also helped through safely playing competitive football and apart from inspiring us and giving us hope through the on-field success, was a healthy, appropriate distraction from the stress of these challenging times. This is part of the social event and celebration as we look ahead to a brighter future in our community and beyond.

Tickets €50. Please contact a committee member for tickets or Frankie McCarey, Abbie McCarey, Cian Mohan, Padraig Columb for further information.

Cúl Camp Coaches urgently required

There is an urgent requirement for more coaches for this summer’s Cúl Camps for the Monaghan GAA Kellogg’s Cúl Camps 2022 Initiative. Numbers of participants at the camps would have to be capped unless more coaches apply for positions.

Monaghan Coaching & Games are inviting applications for positions as coaches on their Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2022.

This year will see 20 camps take place across 7 weeks from 27th June to 12th August. Coaches must be at least 18 years of age before the camps commence. If coaches do not have any of the minimum requirements, Monaghan Coaching & Games will assist coaches in gaining these before the camps commence. To apply, please fill out the short survey linked online at https://forms.office.com/r/txj3J7A5Tp

2022 Co Fleadh Cheoil June 2nd to 5th

Well done to everyone involved in the successful Monaghan County Fleadh Cheoil which was held in Scotstown last weekend. This was the first one in 3 years and it was a wonderful weekend of music, song and dance.

Aine McKenna Clubforce Interview

Well done to our treasurer Aine McKenna for featuring in the Clubforce Tips and Tricks video interview last week, where she was giving advice and tips on using the Clubforce platform.

Aine explained tips our club have learnt throughout their journey with Clubforce that are essential to success.

Under 7 Blitz at St. Mellan’s

Well done to all our Under 7s who took part in the juvenile event in St. Mellan’s on Saturday. Thanks to our neighbours Truagh Gaels for hosting the superb event and thanks to our neighbours Emyvale for participating with us.

Good Luck to Students

All the best to the Leaving Cert Junior Cert and anyone else doing exams over the next month.

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