An Bhoth (Scotstown) GAA Club Notes. 09/08/2022
Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week
Under 13 – 2022 Championships
The 2022 Under 13 Championships commenced last weekend. Hard luck to our Under 13 Division 5 Boys who narrowly lost 3-10 to 3-9 to Castleblayney at home on Sunday last in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 5 Group B Round 1 game. They next play Inniskeen away on Sunday 4th September at 11:00am in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 5 Group B Round 3 game
Hard luck to our Under 13 Division 6 Boys who lost to Monaghan Harps away last Saturday in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 6 Group A Round 1 game. They next play Carrickmacross at home on Saturday 20th August at 2:30pm in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 6 Group A Round 2 game
Our Under 13 Division 1 Boys next play Castleblayney at home on Saturday 20th August at 11:00am in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 1 Group B Round 2 game.
Our Under 15 boys had no games in the past week. Our U15 Division 5A next play Aughnamullen in the U15 Division 5A league Shield Final game on Monday 15th August at 7:00pm. Venue TBC. We wish them all the best in the final.
Under 17 – Congratulations to our U17 Division 3 League Cup Champions!
Well done and a massive congratulations to our U17 Division 3 boys in their U17 Division 3 B League Cup final win over Monaghan Harps in Latton on Thursday of last week. The first half was a tense affair with neither side going further than one point ahead and the half time score was Scotstown 0-5 Monaghan Harps 0-6. The first 8 minutes of the second half continued with the same theme before Monaghan Harps scored the first goal of the final. The Blues responded well and scored a fine goal to give a 2 point lead. However the Harps immediately responded with a goal, and 2 further points giving them a 3 point lead at 2-9 to 1-9. The Blues again dug deep and made a spirited comeback to level the score. With just 2 minutes remaining Scotstown scored a superb goal and held on bravely against strong Monaghan Harps pressure making the final score Scotstown 2-13 Monaghan Harps 2-10. Well done and congratulations to the team and management, James Corley, Trevor McKenna, David McCague and Cian Mohan. Hard luck and commiserations to Monaghan Harps and many thanks to Latton O’Rahilly GAA for hosting the final at their superb facilities.
Our U17 Division 1 boys played Castleblayney at home on Tuesday of last week in the Under 17 Football League Division 1 Cup Semi Final. Well done to our minors for a superb win and making it to the League Cup Final. The Blues finished up with a winning score of 2-14 to 3-9 against a strong Castleblayney side, who were leading by 3 points at half time (2-6 to 1-6). Castleblayney maintained their lead for most of the second half before a superb goal with 6 minutes to go secured the win for Scotstown. Well done to the team and management and they face Carrickmacross Emmets next week in the final. Please see our Social Media platforms for further details.
Junior Reserves – Division 3 Shield Cup Winners
Our Junior Reserves played our neighbours Truagh on Wednesday of last week in the Reserve Football League Division 3 Shield Final in St. Oliver Plunkett Park Emyvale. The Blues started strongly and at half time had a comfortable 7 point margin with the score 0-9 to 0-2 points, with fine points by James McElwain (0-3), Declan Treanor (0-3), Tiernan McGonnell (0-2), Cian McGonnell and Caolan Foy. The Blues increased their lead to 9 points with 2 more well placed points by Declan Treanor and Shane Maguire, before Truagh made a spirited and strong comeback scoring 2 goals and a point within 5 minutes. 2 fine points by Aaron Boylan and Cian McGonnell maintained a 3 point advantage with 2 minutes of normal time remaining, before Truagh responded strongly and scored 3 points without reply taken the game into extra time. Truagh continued this strong ruin into the first 3 minutes of extra time scoring 3 points without reply and taking the advantage. However the Blues responded well and Caolan McElwain scored a superb goal levelling the score before
Jack Mohan scored a well placed point to regain the lead for Scotstown. Truagh equalised just before the half time interval of extra time. The second half of extra time was nerve wrecking and 2 superb points by James McElwain give the Blues the lead again. Truagh scored a point with 2 minutes to go, but the Blues held on to win the League Shield Cup. Well done and congratulations to the team and management, Cormac Sherry, Cyril McCrudden and Gary McQuaid. Hard luck and commiserations to Truagh who made an amazing comeback and a very exciting Cup final. Many thanks to Emyvale GAA for safely hosting the final as always.
Greenfield Foods Senior Championship Football – Ballybay 1-12 Scotstown 1-10
Our Senor Men commenced their Championship campaign on Sunday last on a warm summer’s day in Ballybay. Hard luck to our Senior Blues who lost to a strong Ballybay side by 1-12 to 1-10. They next play Donaghmoyne at home on Sunday 21st August at 2pm in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 2 game.
Universal Graphics Junior Championship 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 this Sunday. Their first game is this 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
Our Senior Ladies had no games in the past week. Their next game is in the Senior Championship in August and their opening game is away to Donaghmoyne on Sunday 21st August at 11:00am.
Under 12 Girls
Our Under 12 Division 1 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Sean McDermotts away in the Under 12 League Division 1 Round 5 game this Friday 12th August at 7:00pm. Our Under 12 Division 2 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Killanny at home in the Under 12 League Division 2 Round 5 game this Saturday 13th August at 11:00am.
Under 14 Girls
Well done to our Under 14 Division 1 girls in their quarter final win against O’Neill Shamrocks at home in the Under 14 Division 1 Championship Quarter Final on Monday last. They next play Castleblayney or Donaghmoyne in the Semi Final on Monday 22nd August.
Our Under 14 Division 4 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Monaghan Harps away in the Under 14 Division 4 Championship Quarter Final on Tuesday 9th August at 7:00pm. Please see our Social Media platform for the results.
Under 16 Girls
Our Under 16 girls had no games in the past week. They next play in the U16 Championship Quarter Final at home to Magheracloone on Monday 15th August at 7:00pm.
Under 18 Girls
Well done to our Under 18 girls who beat Aughnamullen away 6-12 to 3-11 in the U18 Division 1 Round 8 game yesterday evening.
U18 LGFA All Ireland B Minor Final – Monaghan v Longford
Congratulations to Éabha Sherry and Katie Sherlock and the rest of the Monaghan team and management for becoming All Ireland Champions in winning the U18 LFGA All Ireland B Minor Final. The girls made another amazing comeback as their Semi final and took the game to extra time where they won by 7-15 to 2-19. Super stuff girls!
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week
On Friday 12th August, our Under 12 Division 1 girls play Sean McDermotts away in the Under 12 Division 1 Football League Proper Round 5 game at 7:00pm.
On Saturday 13th August, our Under 11 girls play Killanny at home in the Under 12 Division 2 Football League Proper Round 5 game at 7:00pm.
On Sunday 14th August, our Junior Men play Eire Óg at home at 5:00pm in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Group 1 Round 2 game.
On Monday 15th August, our U15 Division 5A team play Aughnamullen in the U15 Division 5A league Shield Final game at 7:00pm. We wish them all the best in the final. Our Under 16
girls play Magheracloone at home in the quarter final of the U16 Division 1 Football Championship at 7:00pm.
To be arranged, our Under 17 Division 1 boys play Carrickmacross in the U17 Division 1 Football League Cup Final. We wish them all the best in the final.
We wish all our Blues all the best in their games.
Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €8,700 Next Draw.
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €8,600 jackpot on Wednesday 10th August. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the August 3rd draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 12, 14, 27, 24. We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 50 – Emma Halligan. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Angela O’Connor, Caroline Caulfield and Lee Saunders. 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 €8,700.
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 17th at 8:30pm.
Club Shop Opening Times
The Club Shop is next open this Friday 12th August 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: Cormac Sherry and Padraig Columb.
Cairde na Botha – Congratulations to our 2nd Draw winners
Our second big cash prizes draw took place on Sunday night, 31st July in our Social Club. The 10 winners of the €250 each prizes are John Meehan, Martin Kilpatrick, Dermot & Grace Sherry, Francis McKenna, Cormac McIntyre, Shane & Catherine Feeney, Marie McKenna, Killian Mckenna, Seamus & Esther Brady and Aidan McKeown. Congratulations to all the winners!
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 3rd 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 the last update in May, with the windows installed and the interior partitions built. The painting work has commenced 3 weeks ago and the plumbing work has started. The electrical work has also commenced.
Annual Cul Camp underway!
Many thanks to everyone involved in the organising, operating, traffic control and everything else that ensured another successful year’s GAA Cúl Camp in Kilmore last week. Thanks to all our participants, parents and guardians and we hope you all enjoyed the week. Well done to all the children involved.
Scór agus Cultúr
There are Scór senior events happening in September. Watch this space for further details and on our social media platforms.
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.
Our Condolences to Jim Balfe
Scotstown GAA would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jim Balfe. We would like to pass on our sympathy to his wife Anne, children Deirdre, Kevin, Anne-Marie, Caitriona, Francis, Lorraine & David, daughters-in-law Catherine & Cathy, sons-in-law Paul, Shaun & Tony, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, extended family and friends. Jim was a great supporter of our club from when he moved to Tydavnet from Blessington, Co. Wicklow over 40 years ago. Jim was keenly involved in Scór and was a member of the 1991 All Ireland novelty winning Scotstown team, as well winning All Ireland Handball competitions. May Jim Rest Inn Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Our Condolences to Dillon Quirke
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends of Dillon Quirke, and all those connected to his club Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA and Tipperary Hurling. May Dillon Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Refreshments for after Blessing of the graves
The Blessing of the graves take place this Sunday 14th August at 12:30pm in St Mary’s Urbleshanny and at 4:00pm St. Dympna’s Tydavnet. We will be having tea and chat afterwards in the Scotstown Complex after the Urbleshanny blessings and there will also be tea in Tydavnet Community Centre after the Tydavnet blessings.