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August 30th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 30/08/2022

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13

Hard luck to our Under 13 Division 1 Boys who lost narrowly 4-9 to 1-16 on Saturday last in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 1 Group B Round 1 game. They next play Carrickmacross at home on Saturday 3rd September at 11:00am in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 1 Group B Round 3 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.

Our Under 13 Division 6 Boys had no games in the past week. 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 2-12 to 4-4 win against Aughnamullen away in the Under 15 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 2 on Saturday last. Aughnamullen started strongly and led by 2 points at half time with a score of 2-1 to 0-4. In the Second half the Blues responded superbly and were leading after 4 minutes with a superb goal making the score 1-7 to 2-2. Scotstown scored another fine goal and although Aughnamullen responded with further goals the Blues held their nerve and secured the win by 2-12 to 4-4. They next play Monaghan Harps at home on Wednesday 31st August at 7:00pm in the U15 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 3 game.

Our Under 15 Division 5A had 2 games in the past week. Well done in their 6-10 to 2-13 win over Magheracloone on Tuesday last in the Under 15 Division 5A Championship Group B Round 1 game. Hard luck in their round 2 defeat at home to Aughnamullen on Friday of last week. They await the result of the Magheracloone v Aughnamullen game this Friday to determine if they qualify for the Semi Final.

Under 17

Well done to our Under 17 Division 1 boys in their 1-18 to 1-7 against St. Patricks at home on Monday last in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 2 game. The Blues started strongly and were up by 6 points after 20 minutes before St Patricks scored a goal making it 0-8 to 1-2. St Patrick’s reduced the margin to 2 points, but Scotstown scored a fine point in injury time making the half time score 0-10 to 1-4. Scotstown stretched their lead to 9 points with 6 unanswered points. The Blues sustained the margin throughout the second half and secured the win in injury time with a superb goal making the final score Scotstown 1-18 St Patrick’s 1-7. Well done to the team and management. They next play Emyvale away on Sunday 18th September at 12:00pm in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 3 game.

Well done to our Under 17 Division 3 boys in their thrilling 6-6 to 2-15 win away to Monaghan Harps on Wednesday of last week in their opening Championship game in the Under 17 Division 3B Group A game. The Blues were 6 points behind with 12 minutes remaining and made a brilliant spirited comeback scoring 3 goals and 2 points to secure the win by 3 points. They next play Emyvale away this Sunday 4th September at 10:00am in their U17 Division 3B Championship Group A Round 2 game.

Greenfield Foods Senior Championship Football

Our Senior Men had no games in the past week. They next play Aughnamullen away this Saturday 3rd September at 3:00pm in the Senior Championship Round 4 game. We wish the team and management the very best.

Universal Graphics Junior Championship Football

Our Junior Men had no games in the past week They next play Rockcorry at home in Round 4 of the Junior Championship this Sunday 4th September at 2:00pm.

Senior Ladies Championship Football

Well done to our Senior Ladies in their 4-8 to 0-9 win against Latton at home in Round 3 of the Combi-Lift Senior Championship on Saturday last. The Ladies scored a superb goal within the first minute by Celene Nally which set the pace of the game. The Blues led by 5

points at one stage coming up to the water break, but Latton made a spirited comeback and reduced the margin to 1 point. Eabha Sherry added a fine point from range to make the score 1-5 to 0-6 at half time with points from Abbie McCarey, Laura Carey and Celine Nally. Within a minute of the second half, Eabha Sherry scored the first goal of her brilliant hat trick making the score by the water break 4-5 to 0-8. The Blues secured the win with 3 more fine points by Laura Carey, Grace Kelly, and Shannon Tracey masking the final score 4-8 to 0-9. Well done to the team and management. They next play Emyvale away in Round 4 of the Senior Championship this Sunday 4th September at 12:30pm.

Under 12 Girls

Hard luck to our Under 12 Division 1 girls who narrowly lost by a point to Castleblayney at home in the Under 12 Division 1 Football Proper League Round 7 game on Friday evening last. Hard luck to our Under 11 girls who lost to Latton away in the Under 12 Division 2 Football Proper League Round 7 game on Thursday evening last.

Under 14 Girls

Our Under 14 Division 1 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Magheracloone in the Under 14 Division 1 Championship Final this Sunday 4th September at 4:15pm in Blackhill GAA grounds. Congratulations and well done to our Under 14 Division 4 girls and management in their win against Donaghmoyne at home on Tuesday of last week in the U14 Division 4 Championship Semi Final. They next play O’Neill Shamrocks in the Under 14 Division 4 Championship Final next Tuesday 6th September at 6:30pm. Venue TBC. We wish both our Under 14 teams and management all the best in their finals.

Under 16 Girls

Well done to our Under 16 girls team and management in their 1-12 to 0-13 win against Latton in the U16 Division 1 Championship Shield Semi Final on Monday last. They play Aughnamullen in the final. We wish the team and management all the best in the U16 Division 1 Championship Shield Final, which will take place on weekend of the 9th of September.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. Their Championship campaign begins at the end of next week.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Wednesday 31st August, 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.

On Saturday 3rd September our Senior Men play Aughnamullen at 3:00pm in the Greenfield Food Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 4 game. Our Under 13 Division 1 Boys play Carrickmacross at home at 11:00am in the Under 13 Football Division 1 Championship Group B Round 3 Game and our Under 13 Division 6 Boys play Inniskeen at home at 12:30pm in the Under 13 Football Division 6 Championship Group A Round 3 Game

On Sunday 4th September our Junior Men play Rockcorry at home at 2:00pm in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Group 1 Round 4 game and our Senior Ladies play Emyvale away at 12:30pm in the Senior Ladies Football Championship Round 4 game. Before that game our Under 17 Division 3B boys play Emyvale away in the U17 Division 3B Championship Group A Round 2 game at 10:00am. Our Under 14 Division 1 girls have their Championship final at 4:15pm against Magheracloone in Blackhill GAA grounds. We wish them all the best in the final. Our Under 13 Division 5 Boys play Inniskeen away at 11:00am in the Under 13 Football Division 5 Championship Group B Round 3 Game

On Tuesday 6th September, our Under 14 Division 4 girls have their Championship final against O’Neill Shamrocks at 6:30pm. Venue TBC.

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

Under 13 Challenge Game

Many thanks to Aghadrumsee St Macartans GAC for kindly hosting and playing against our Under 13 boys last week in a challenge game.

Under 12 Girls Blitz in Dromintee GAC

Many thanks to Dromintee Gac for hosting a superb Blitz on Sunday last. Our Under 12 girls had a most enjoyable trip to the Dromintee tournament where they progressed to the cup final and well done on finishing runners up. Big thank you to coaches Seanie Mullen,

Christine Clerkin and Brenda McCormick. On the day the girls played 98mins of high octane 11 a side football and after finally running out of steam were beaten in the final. In between their busy schedule they found time to dance to disco tunes and really enjoyed the whole day, their behaviour and manners was a credit to them and their families throughout the day, A big future ahead for this bunch of girls!

Ciste Draw

Congratulations to John O’Donnell, Ballybay our €1,000 August Ciste Winner. Also congratulations to our 5 x €100 winners; Cillian Meehan, John McDevitt, Brenda Murray, Kate McKenna & Michael & Bernie McKenna. Sellers prize Tommy McMahon and Sharon Carey. 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 €9,100 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €9,000 jackpot on Wednesday 31st August. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the August 24th draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 6, 19, 14, 28. We had 2 Match 3 winners who wins their share of € 50. They were Darren Hughes & Philip Cassidy. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Declan Mc Kenna, Deirdre Boylan and Jill 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 €9,100.

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 September 7th at 8:30pm.

Our Condolences

Scotstown GAA wish to extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Brian, Alison, Jordan and Chelsea on the untimely death of Dion Conlon after a short illness; and to Killeevan Sarsfields GAA Club, whom Dion played football with through every age group; and to his extended family and friends. May Dion Rest In Peace.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open Friday 9th September 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: Sean McKenna and Kevin Boylan.

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 over the Summer with the windows installed and the interior partitions built with the painting completed.

Scór agus Cultúr

There are Scór senior events happening in September. The Acorn Life Monaghan County GAA Scór Sinsir Stage events take place on Sunday 18th September and the quiz takes place on September 15th in St Mellan’s, Truagh Gaels. 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.

Tables and Chairs for Return to Scotstown Complex

We urge those who borrowed tables and chairs form the Scotstown Complex to return them immediately please as they are required for functions.

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.

Congratulations to Liam Concannon

Well done and congratulations to Liam Concannon, a current member of our Under 10 team, who finished a fabulous 4th place in the 128 6/7 year old’s section at the recent RDS Show. It’s a massive achievement for someone so young.

Well done Liam.

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