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July 26th, 2022

An Bhoth (Scotstown) GAA Club Notes. 26/07/2022

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13

Our Under 13 boys had no games in the past week.

Under 15

Our Under 15 boys had no games in the past week. Our U15 Division 5A team next play Donaghmoyne at home this Friday 29th July in the U15 Division 5A league Shield Semi Final game at 6:00pm.

Under 17

Well done to our Under 17 Division 3 boys in their 2-17 to 1-5 win over Carrickmacross on Sunday last in the U17 Division 3B Cup Semi Final. Their superb performance earns them a final place against Monaghan Harps. Venue and Date TBC. Our U17 Division 1 Blues Round 7 league game against Clones at home for Monday last was called off as Clones conceded and Scotstown were awarded the points.

Under 19 Division 2 League Cup Final – Scotstown 1-19 Monaghan Harps 3-15 AET

Our Under 19 Blues played in a thrilling Under 19 League Cup final on Tuesday of last week in St. Oliver Plunkett Park, Emyvale, which went to extra time. Hard luck to the team and management after losing narrowly to a strong Monaghan Harps side after playing superb football and turning around an 8 point deficit in the first half to bring the game into extra time.

The Blues had started strongly leading 3 points to 2 after 10 minutes (scorers Ben Sherlock, Shay Beggan, James McElwain), but Monaghan Harps scored 2 goals within 2 minutes and were leading by 8 points (2-6 to 0-4) after 25 minutes before James McElwain scored a superb goal. Further fine points by Caolan Foy, Mark McPhillips and James McElwain reduced the margin to just 2 points at half time (2-6 to 1-7). The second half was a tense tight game, with Monaghan Harps never more than 2 points ahead in the first 20 minutes, but Scotstown never equalising during that time, despite well placed points by Mark McPhillips, James McElwain (2), Caolan Foy making it 2-10 to 1-11. Within 2 minutes the Harps went 4 points clear, but that was their last scores in normal time as our Blues dug deep again with another spirited comeback levelling the game in injury time, with 3 superb points in succession by Adam Monahan and the crucial well placed equaliser at the death by Mark McPhillips, bringing the game into extra time. The first 9 minutes of extra time was tense, with 1 point each scored by either side (1 well placed point by Conor McPhillips), but Monaghan Harps scored the decisive goal just before the break. James McElwain reduced the deficit to 2 points at the break with a well placed free. Into the second half the Blues were just one point behind after another superb free by James McElwain, but the Harps went 3 points ahead with 2 further scores and unfortunately time ran out for our U19 Blues, making the final score Scotstown 1-19 Monaghan Harps 3-15. Well done to the team and management for a superb U19 League campaign. Scorers in the final (James McElwain 1-7, Mark McPhillips 0-3, Adam Monahan 0-3, Caolan Foy 0-2, Ben Sherlock 0-1, Shay Beggan 0-1, Conor McPhillips 0-1). Congratulations to Monaghan Harps on winning the U19 Division 2 League Cup and many thanks to Emyvale for safely hosting the final.

Senior Reserves

Our Senior Reserves had no games in the past week. They next played Latton in the O’Duffy cup Final on Tuesday 26th July at 7:30pm in Sean McDermotts GAA, Threemilehouse. We wish them all the best in the final. Please see our Social Media platforms for the result.

Junior Reserves

Our Junior Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Truagh on Wednesday 3rd August in the Reserve Football League Division 3 Shield Final at 7:30pm in Emyvale. We wish them all the best in the final.

Senior League Football – Senior League Cup Semi Final Result – Clontibret 0-12 Scotstown 4-14

On a warm balmy Saturday evening last our Senior Blues played Clontibret away for their Senior League Semi Final game. Well done to the team and management for booking their place in the Senior League Owen Ward Cup Final with a 4-14 to 0-12 win. Their Final is against Ballybay, Venue and Date TBC.

Junior League Football

Our Junior Men had no games in the past week. Their next game is in the Junior Championship to compete for the Liam Stirrat cup, which commences in early August. Their first game is on Sunday 14th August against Eire Óg at home at 5:00pm in Group 2 Round 2 of the group stage of the Championship.

Senior Ladies League Football

Hard luck to our Senior Ladies in their 2-16 to 0-9 defeat away to Emyvale on Sunday last week in the Senior Ladies League Round 1 game. Their next game is in the Senior Championship in August and we will post the fixture list as soon as they are available.

Under 12 Girls

Hard luck to our Under 12 girls who lost yesterday evening 3-6 to 1-8 against O’Neill Shamrocks away in the Under 12 League Division 1 Round 3 game. They next play Donaghmoyne at home in the Under 12 League Division 1 Round 3 game on Thursday 28th July at 7:00pm. Hard luck to our Under 11 girls in their defeat to Inniskeen at home in the Under 12 League Proper Division 2 Round 1 game on Saturday last. They next play Aughnamullen away in the Under 12 League Division 2 Round 3 game on Wednesday 27th July at 7:30pm.

Under 14 Girls – Under 14 Division 1 Girls are League County Champions!

Massive congratulations to our Under 14 Division 1 girls who won the Division 1 League Cup final on Monday last when they beat Castleblayney 1-12 to 3-4 in Monaghan Harps ground! A superb performance by all the girls and well done to the team and management. An Bhoth Abú! There was also another U14 Final this week. Our Under 14 Division 4 girls played Donaghmoyne in the Under 14 Division 4 Football League Cup Final on Tuesday last. Please see our Social Media platforms for further details.

Under 16 Girls

Our Under 16 girls had no games in the past week.

Under 18 Girls

Hard luck to our Under 18 girls in their defeat to Carrickmacross at home on Friday of last week in the U18 Division 1 Round 7 game. They next play Aughnamullen away next week in the U18 Division 1 Round 8 game.

U18 LGFA All Ireland B Minor Semi Final Result – Monaghan 5-7 Kerry 3-12

Well done to Éabha Sherry and Katie Sherlock and the rest of the Monaghan team and management on Wednesday in the Monaghan Minors Semi Final win against Kerry. They have made it to the Gold All Ireland Final Minors Final!

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

O Wednesday 27th July, our Under 11 girls play Aughnamullen away in the Under 12 League Division 2 Round 3 game.

On Thursday 28th July, our Under 12 girls play Donaghmoyne at home in the Under 12 League Division 1 Round 3 game

On Friday 29th July, our U15 Division 5A team play Donaghmoyne at home in the U15 Division 5A league Shield Semi Final game at 6:00pm.

On Wednesday 3rd August our Junior Reserves play Truagh in the Reserve Football League Division 3 Shield Final at 7:30pm in Emyvale

We wish our Blues all the best in their games.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €8,500 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €8,400 jackpot on Wednesday 27th July. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the July 0th draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 22, 10, 31, 3. We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 50 – Colin Mc Kenna.

We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Cyril Mc Crudden, Ellie Mc Phillips and Shane Stirrat. 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 €8,500.

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 is August 3rd at 8:30pm.

Ciste Draw

The July Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night, July 30th 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 Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this Friday 29th July from 7pm to 8pm and will be open every 2 weeks for the next while.

Social Club open

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

John Treanor Memorial Tournament Under 11 Blitz at St Mellan’s

Many thanks to our neighbours Truagh Gaels for the superb John Treanor Memorial Tournament Under 11 Blitz at the weekend in St Mellan’s. Thanks to all the other clubs who participated and well done to all the boys and girls who took part including our future Blues. Congratulations to our U11 team that finished runners up in the tournament. The lads were beaten in the final by a classy Kilcoo team but the lads performed brilliantly winning their group and progressing all the way to the final in a tournament of 35 teams from all over Ulster.

Under 9 Blitz in Kilmore

Thanks to everyone involved in the Under 9 blitz in Kilmore on Saturday last. Thanks to Aghadrumsee St Macartan’s GAC, Emyvale GAA, Truagh Gaels and all our U9 future blues in participating in a superb blitz and well done to everyone involved in organising the event.

Cairde na Botha – 2nd Draw this Sunday night 31st July!

Our second big cash prizes draw will happen this Sunday 31st July. 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 there has been significant development since May, with the windows installed and the interior partitions built. The painting work has commenced 2 weeks ago and the plumbing work has started. The electrical work has also commenced.

Scór agus Cultúr

Well done to our 50 young Musicians who represented our Branch & Scotstown at the Ulster Fleadh Cheoil in Dromore at the weekend. Congratulations to our medal winners: Aoibheann Morrisson – piano & concertina. Lauren Morrisson- melodeon & accompaniment. Alanna Morrisson- piano. Jack Stevely- Drums. Good luck to all in Mullingar at the All Ireland Fleadh Ceoil. A big thank you to Edel & Stephen.

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.

Under 12 Girls Coffee Morning

Well done to everyone involved in the organising and running of the successful Under 12 Girls Coffee morning in the Social Club on Sunday last. The event was well attended throughout and thanks to everyone for coming along. The Under 12s Ladies team and coaches would like to thank everyone who attended the coffee morning yesterday and donated. It was a huge success and a fantastic morning. Please see our Facebook page for the photos of the event.

Monaghan Rose Rachel Woods upcoming Fundraising activities

Well done to Rachel Woods from Tydavnet Parish, who will be representing the County of Monaghan in this year’s Rose of Tralee after winning the County competition as representing Tydavnet Show. Our club would like everyone to get behind her and give her all the support we can muster especially with her fundraising activities such as the tractor run coming up shortly. Please contact Laura Treanor for further details on how you can help and please see our Social Media platforms for more details.

5th Annual Run to Remember – Gary Askin

A 5k Run in memory of the late Gary Askin will take place this Friday 29th of July, starting at Emyvale GAA grounds, at 6:30pm. Please support our neighbours Emyvale GAA on this brilliant initiative for superb causes. All donations on the day in aid of Cavan Monaghan Palliative Care and The Holy Family School Cootehill.

To donate, please visit https://gofund.me/03796307

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