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August 23rd, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 23/08/2022

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13 – 2022 Championships

Well done to Our Under 13 Division 1 Boys who beat Castleblayney at home on Saturday last in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 1 Group B Round 2 game. They next play our neighbours Truagh away on Saturday 27th August at 11:00am in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 1 Group B Round 1 game.

Our Under 13 Division 5 Boys had no games in the past week. 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 4-7 to 1-12 to Carrickmacross at home on Saturday last in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 6 Group A Round 2 game. They next play Inniskeen at home on Saturday 3rd September at 12:30pm in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 6 Group A Round 3 game

Under 15

Well done to our Under 15 Division 1 Blues in their 5-8 to 1-12 win against Clontibret away in the Under 15 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 1 on Thursday of last week. The U15 boys started strongly and scored all 5 goals in the first half at a blistering pace. In the second half Clontibret made a spirited comeback, but our Blues held their nerve and secured the points. They next play Aughnamullen at home in the Under 15 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 2 game this Thursday 25th August at 7:15pm.

Our Under 15 Division 5A had no games in the past week. They next played Magheracloone away in the Under 15 Division 5A Championship Group B Round 1 game. Please see our Social Media platforms for the result.

Under 17 – Scotstown Minors win Division 1 League Cup!

Massive congratulations and well done to our Under 17 Division 1 team and management in their 2-17 to 2-11 Cup final win over Carrickmacross Emmets in the Maguire International Ltd. Under 17 Division 1 League Cup final on Friday of last week. The Blues started strongly and were 10 points in front after 20 minutes with a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-2 with some fine points from play from range and a well placed penalty by Tommy Mallen. Carrickmacross reduced their deficit to 6 points with a goal, before Finlay scored a superb goal by chipping the goalkeeper from range and the Blues when into half time with a 9 point lead at 2-10 to 1-4. Carrickmacross made a strong spirited comeback in the second half and after 16 minutes the sides were level at 2-10 to 2-10. However the Blues showed resilience and strength to retake the lead with 7 superb points without reply over the following 12 minutes, which secured the League Cup with a final scoreline of Scotstown 2-17 Carrickmacross Emmets 2-11. Congratulations to the team and management, Cian Mohan & Niall McCarville, and selectors, Shane Carey, Trevor McKenna and James Corley.

The Under 17 Division 1 Boys commenced their Championship campaign just 3 days later on Monday last when they played Monaghan Harps at home in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 1 game. Well done to the team and management in their 0-12 to 2-5 win in a thrilling tense game where the Blues secured the win with a point in the last minute of normal time. They next play St. Patricks at home next Monday 29th August in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 2 game at 7:00pm.

Our Under 17 Division 3 B boys had no games in the past week. They next play Monaghan Harps at home this Wednesday 24th August in their opening Championship game in Round 1 of Group A.

Greenfield Foods Senior Championship Football – Round 3 Result Scotstown 1-16 Donaghmoyne 1-7

Well done to our Senior Blues and management in their 1-16 to 1-7 win over a strong Donaghamoyne side on Sunday last in the Greenfield Foods Senior Championship Football Group 1 Round 3 game. Scotstown started strongly and were 0-6 to 0-2 points up after 15 minutes after some superb points from range. The Blues maintained a comfortable lead for

the rest of the half and going into half time were leading 0-10 to 0-5. Donaghmoyne started the second half strongly and dominated play scoring a goal that reduced the margin to just 2 points. However the Blues responded well and scored a goal to restore the 5 point lead. Donaghmoyne pressed again and added 3 more points leaving just a kick of a ball between the sides. The Blues responded well and showed resilience to secure the win with a further 6 points making the final score 1-16 to 1-7. They next play Aughnamullen away on Saturday 3rd September at 3:00pm in the Senior Championship Round 4 game.

Universal Graphics Junior Championship Football – Round 3 Result Oram 0-6 Scotstown 0-11

Well done to our Junior Blues and management in their 0-11 to 0-6 win away to Oram on a rainy Saturday afternoon last in the Universal Graphics Junior Championship Round 3 game. The Blues started strongly and were 3 points up after 8 minutes. Oram responded promptly with 3 points in 4 minutes levelling the game. However the Blues regained the lead and went in at half time with the 3 point margin restored with a score of 0-7 to 0-4. Oram reduced the margin to 1 point after 8 minutes of the second half, but our Blues responded well to stretch their lead to 3 points within the following 5 minutes. With just a kick of the ball between the sides, the following 15 minutes was tense and exciting, but with no score by either team. Scotstown secured the win with 2 well placed frees in the final 3 minutes making the final score Scotstown 0-11 Oram 0-6.

They next play Rockcorry at home in Round 4 on Sunday 4th September at 2:00pm.

Senior Ladies Championship Football

Our Senior Ladies commenced their senior championship on Sunday last. Hard luck in their Round 1 defeat away to the current Ulster Champions Donaghmoyne Ladies. They next play Latton at home in Round 3 of the Senior Championship this Saturday 27th August at 5pm.

Under 12 Girls

Well done to our Under 12 Division 1 girls who defeated Truagh at home 3-8 to 1-4 in the Under 12 Division 1 Football League Proper Round 6 game on Friday last. They next play Castleblayney at home in the Under 12 League Division 1 Round 7 game this Friday 26th August at 7:00pm. Our Under 11 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Latton away in the Under 12 League Division 2 Round 7 game on Saturday 27th August at 7:00pm

Under 14 Girls

Well done to our Under 14 Division 1 girls in their semi final win against Castleblayney at home in the Under 14 Division 1 Championship Semi Final on Monday last. The girls played outstanding football and have booked their place in the final against Magheracloone. The final is on week commencing 4th September.

Our Under 14 Division 4 girls had no games in the past week. They next played Donaghmoyne in the Under 14 Division 4 Championship Semi Final on Tuesday 23rd August at 7:00pm. Please see our Social Media platforms for the result.

Under 16 Girls

Our Under 16 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Latton in the U16 Division 1 Championship Shield Semi Final next Monday 29th August.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Wednesday 24th August, our Under 17 Division 3B boys play Monaghan Harps at home in the U17 Division 3B Championship Group A Round 1 game at 7:15pm

On Thursday 25th August, our Under 15 Division 1 Boys play Aughnamullen at home in the U15 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 2 game at 7:15pm.

On Friday 26th August, our Under 15 Division 5A Boys play Aughnamullen at home in the U15 Division 5A Championship Group B Round 2 game at 7:15pm and our Under 12 Division 1 girls play Castleblayney at home in the Under 12 Division 1 Football Proper League Round 7 game at 7:00pm.

On Saturday 27th August, our Senior Ladies play Latton at home at 5:00pm in the Senior Ladies Football Championship Round 3 game, our Under 13 Division 1 Boys play Truagh away at 11:00am in the Under 13 Football Championship Group B Round 1 Game and our

Under 11 girls play Latton away in the Under 12 Division 4 Football Proper League Round 7 game at 11:00am.

On Monday 29th August, our Under 17 Division 1 boys play St. Patricks at home in the U17 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 2 game at 7:00pm.

On Tuesday 30th August, our Under 17 Division 3B boys play Monaghan Harps at home in the U17 Division 3B Championship Group A Round 2 game at 7:15pm.

On Thursday 1st September, our Under 15 Division 1 Boys play Monaghan Harps at home in the U15 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 3 game at 7:00pm.

We wish all our Blues all the best in their games.

Many thanks to our Stewards and Field Committee

Many thanks to all the stewards and the Field committee for the excellent traffic management and all the hard work in superbly hosting the Scotstown v Donaghmoyne Senior Championship game on Sunday last, and also for all the other events over the past month.

Ciste Draw

The August Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night, August 27th 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; XL 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!

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €8,900 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €8,800 jackpot on Wednesday 24th August. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the August 17th draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 17, 16, 31, 23. We had NO Match 3 winners this week. We had 4 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Fintan Sherlock, Owenie Connolly, Jimmy Connolly and Frank Mc Kenna. 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 €8,900.

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 31st at 8:30pm.

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this Friday 26th 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: Trevor McKenna and Damian Mohan.

CE and TUS Schemes Vacancies at club

There are CE and TUS scheme job vacancies at the club. Please contact our secretary for further details on 086 843 9597.

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 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 McCarra; 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 in the past month and the plumbing work has started. The electrical work has also commenced.

Scór agus Cultúr

There are Scór senior events happening in September. The County Scór Stage events take place on Sunday 18th September and the quiz takes place on September 15th. Venues to be confirmed. Please contact our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock on 086 836 2324 for Scór agus Cultúr information.

Tá an Ciorcal ar ais sa Complex gach Máirt ag 8 a chlog. Tá fáilte roimh gach duine.

Congratulations to Alanna McCarey on Championship win.

Congratulations and well done to Alanna McCarey in her Club Intermediate Championship Cup final win with Éire Óg in Vancouver, Canada.

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.

Recent Engagement

Congratulations to our Senior Ladies footballer Edel Mullen on her recent engagement to Darragh Stirrat.

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