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September 6th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 06/09/2022

Under 14 Division 1 Girls are County Champions!

A massive congratulations and well done to our Under 14 Division 1 girls and management in their heroic 4-9 to 2-7 Championship County Final win over Magheracloone in the Under 14 Division 1 Championship Final on Sunday last in Blackhill GAA! Please see more in the notes below.

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13

Well done to our Under 13 Division 1 Boys who defeated Carrickmacross 3-18 to 0-11 at home on Saturday last in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 1 Group B Round 3 game. Hard luck to our Under 13 Division 5 Boys who narrowly lost by 1 point, 2-10 to 2-9 to Inniskeen away on Sunday last in the Under 13 Football Championship Division 5 Group B Round 3 game. Well done to our Under 13 Division 6 Boys in their 2-2 to 1-3 win against Inniskeen at home on Saturday last 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 thrilling 2-11 to 3-6 win against a strong Monaghan Harps in the Under 15 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 3 on Wednesday last. Monaghan Harps started strongly and led by 4 points after 15 minutes with a score of 1-2 to 0-1. The Harps increased their lead with 3 minutes left of normal time in the first half before the Blues scored 2 excellent goals within a minute to take the lead for the first time making the half time score Scotstown 2-3 Monaghan Harps 2-2. The second half was a tight affair with most of it no more than 1 point margin between the sides. The Harps took a lead with 3 minutes to go, but the Blues dug deep again with spirited team performance to score 3 superb points and secure the win with a final score 2-11 to 3-6. The Under 15 Division 1 team finished top of Group A with 3 wins out of 3 and they next play Donaghmoyne at home this Saturday 10th September at 1:00pm in the U15 Division 1 Championship Semi Final.

Our Under 15 Division 5A had no games in the past week. Well done on qualifying for the Championship Semi Final. They next play Monaghan Harps away in the Under 15 Division 5A Championship Semi Final this Sunday 11th September at 12:00 noon.

Under 17

Our Under 17 Division 1 team had no games in the past week. 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 4-7 to 3-9 win away to Emyvale on Sunday last in their Under 17 Division 3B Group A Round 2 game. They next play Donaghmoyne away on Saturday 17th September at 12:00pm in their U17 Division 3B Championship Group A Round 3 game.

Greenfield Foods Senior Championship Football – Round 4 Result Aughnamullen 1-4 Scotstown 0-10

Well done to our Senior men’s team and management in their 0-10 to 1-4 away win to a strong Aughnamullen side in inclement weather conditions on Saturday last. The first half was a tense and tight game with not more than 2 points between the sides as both teams grappled with the testing conditions and torrential rain. Aughnamullen went 2 points ahead with a minute of normal time remaining after scoring a goal. The Blues levelled the game at 0-6 to 1-3 going into half time with 2 quick points in injury time. Scotstown opened up a 3 point advantage in the second half with further points, 3 from play and 1 from free. Aughnamullen put the pressure on and with never more than a kick of the ball between the sides a nail-biting end to the game ensued, but the Blues held on to secure 2 vital points in the Championship Group 1. They next play Clontibret at home this Sunday 11th September at 5:00pm in the Senior Championship Round 5 game. We wish the team and management the very best.

Universal Graphics Junior Championship Football – Scotstown 2-4 Rockcorry 1-9

Hard luck to our Junior men’s team and management in their Round 3 defeat to Rockcorry on Sunday last. The Blues started strongly and were 3 points ahead after 15 minutes, but Rockcorry levelled the game up at half time making the score Scotstown 1-2 Rockcorry 0-5. Rockcorry scored a goal 5 minutes into the second half and increased their lead to 6 points by the 20th minute. The Junior men made a spirited comeback and reduced the deficit to just one point following a goal scored in injury. The Blues pressed hard for the crucial equaliser but Rockcorry scored their decisive game winning point at the end. Well done to the Junior men on another excellent performance. They next play Aghabog Emmets away in Round 5 of the Junior Championship this Saturday 10th September at 5:30pm.

Senior Ladies Championship Football – Emyvale 3-18 Scotstown 5-4

Hard luck to our Senior Ladies in their 3-18 to 5-4 defeat away to a strong Emyvale Ladies side in Round 4 of the Combi-Lift Senior Championship on Sunday last. Well done on another superb performance which saw excellent goals and points scored. The Ladies went in 2 points behind at half time after great goals by Eabha Sherry (2) and Alanna Corrigan and a fine point by Shannon Tracey making the half time score 3-1 to 1-9. Within 10 minutes Scotstown took the lead with another brilliant goal by Eabha Sherry and a superb point by Hannah Sherlock. However Emyvale responded strongly and retook the lead and despite further fine points by Alannaa Corrigan and Aimee McGuirk and another incredible 4th goal by Eabha Sherry, Emyvale secured the win with a final score of 3-18 to 5-4.

They next play Magheracloone at home in Round 5 of the Senior Championship this Sunday 11th September at 12:30pm.

Under 12 Girls

Our Under 12 girls had no games in the past week. Our Under 12 Division 1 girls next play Magheracloone at home in the Semi final of the Under 12 Division 1 Football Proper League this Saturday 10th September at 11:00am.

Under 14 Girls

Well done and a massive congratulations to our Under 14 Division 1 girls’ team and management in their 4-9 to 2-7 County Final win over Magheracloone in the Under 14 Division 1 Championship Final on Sunday last in Blackhill GAA grounds. The opening 15 minutes were tense with no side go ahead by more than 1 point with a score of 0-3 all and superb points by Hollie Mullen (2) and Ellie Graham (1). Then Hollie Mullen scored an excellent goal followed by another fine point by Ellie Graham, before Magheracloone reduced their deficit to 1 point with a goal 4 minutes before the end of the first half. Going into half time Scotstown increased their lead to 3 points with further brilliant points by Ellie Graham and Abbie Monahan making the half time score 1-6 to 1-3. After 5 minutes of the second half Scotstown scored their second goal with a brilliant finish by Ellie Graham. However within 5 minutes Magheracloone reduced their margin to just a point with a goal and 2 points scored. The Blues held their nerve and sustained their narrow advantage with a further fine point by Ellie Graham. With 6 minutes to go there was still only a point between the sides, but Ellie Graham drove home a brilliant goal and within a minute produced a carbon copy of that goal to secure her superb hat trick and making the score 4-7 to 2-6. Magheracloone scored a point with a minute of normal time remaining before Katie McCormick sealed the win with a superb point making the final score Scotstown 4-7 Magheracloone 2-6. Massive congratulations to the Under 14 team and management for a superb result and performance. Hard luck to Magheracloone Ladies GFC and well done in your team’s performance in the game making it an exciting thrilling final. Many thanks to Blackhill Emeralds GAA for superbly hosting the final in their lovely grounds, and to the match officials. All the best to our Under 14 girls in their bright future of football with our club, after winning the league and championship cup double.

Under 14 Division 1 Panel and Scorers: Hannah McMahon, Lauren Sweeney, Kirsty McCabe, Grace Murphy, Aoife Prunty, Aoife Corrigan, Isobel Waddington, Eva Sherlock, Brannagh Connolly, Eimear Larmer, Ava McGinnity, Katie McCormick (0-1), Ellie Graham (3-5), Éadaoin Gallagher, Hollie Mullen (1-2), Kaoimhe Treanor, Anna McCaffrey, Jessica

Sheridan, Hannah Sherry, Lucy McKenna, Saorlaith Groarke, Abbie Monahan (0-1), Teagan Mayne, Emily Mooney, Lily McKenna, Aimee Foy.

Management: Gareth Graham, Valerie Groarke, Brenda McCarey, Brian McGinnity, Owen McMahon, Caoimhe Mohan, Shelly Mooney, Eamon Treanor and Annette Waddington.

Our Under 14 Division 4 girls played O’Neill Shamrocks in the Under 14 Division 4 Championship Final on Tuesday last. Please see our Social Media platforms for the result.

Under 16 Girls

Our Under 16 girls play Aughnamullen in the U16 Division 1 Championship Shield Final this Saturday 10th September at 2:00pm in Drumhowan. We wish the team and management all the best in the U16 Division 1 Championship Shield Final.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. Their Championship campaign begins on Wednesday 7th September at 6:45pm when they play Aughnamullen at home in Kilmore in the Quarter Final of the Under 18 Division 2 Championship.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Wednesday 7th September, our Under 18 girls play Aughnamullen at home in Kilmore in the Quarter Final of the Under 18 Division 2 Championship at 6:45pm.

On Saturday 10th September, our Junior Men play Aghabog away at 5:30pm in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Group 1 Round 5 game, our Under 16 girls play Aughnamullen in the U16 Division 1 Championship Shield Final at 2:00pm in Drumhowan. We wish them all the best in the final. Our Under 15 Division 1 Boys play Donaghmoyne at home in the U15 Division 1 Championship Semi Final game at 1:00pm, and our Under 12 girls play Magheracloone at home in the U12 Division 1 League Proper Cup Semi Final at 11:00am.

On Sunday 11th September, our Senior Men play Clontibret at home at 5:00pm in the Greenfield Food Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 5 game, our Senior Ladies play Magheracloone at home in Round 5 of the Senior Championship at 12:30pm, and our Under 15 Division 5A Boys play Monaghan Harps away in the U15 Division 5A Championship Semi Final game at 12:00pm.

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

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €9,200 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €9,100 jackpot on Wednesday 7th September. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the August 31st draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 30, 7, 6, 19. We had NO Match 3 winner this week. We had 5 Lucky Dip winners this week who wins € 20 each. They were Colin Mc Kenna, Conor Sherry, Brenda Mc Carey, Lisa Sherlock and Fergal Prunty. 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 €9,200.

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 14th at 8:30pm.

Vote of Sympathy

The following votes of sympathy were passed at our last Committee meeting.

Balfe Family on the death of Jim

Cadden Family on the death of Marie

Conlon Family on the death of Dion

Gillespie Family on the death of Mary

Gildea Family on the death of John

Quirke Family on the death of Dillon

Sherlock Family on the death of Gerry

Treanor Family on the death of John

We would like to offer our condolences to all the family and friends who lost loved ones during this time.

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this 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: Gerard McKenna and Niall McKenna.

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 – 2nd Year Subscription

Scotstown Cairde Na Botha wish to thank all those who have supported this historical fundraising project so far. For those who subscribed last year and are on the 4 year subscription plan, we will be sending out reminders shortly for your 2nd year subscription. Many thanks! Also to be entered in our 3rd Cash prize draw it is essential you are a paid up member. 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 in Corcaghan 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.

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.

Gráinne McElwain presents Scéalta na gCorn – the stories behind the country’s GAA silverware on TG4.

Well done to Ballinode native Gráinne McElwain in her upcoming TV series on TG4 which commences next Wednesday 14th September at 8:30pm on TG4. Scéalta na gCorn sees presenter Gráinne McElwain travel across Ireland visiting clubs and county grounds, learning the lesser-known stories behind our nation’s trophies. She will find out how some cups are named after Irish revolutionary patriots such as Roger Casement and Terence McSwiney, how other trophies are named after clergy, others again after prominent GAA administrators, who have contributed to the development of the Association and how even more are named after players and grassroots members, their memory perpetuated through the trophies and cups named in their honour. The series starts with Gráinne visiting the nation’s capital. First presented in 1886, she learns about the oldest known GAA trophy – the Silvermines Cup.

The second one on the 21st September is a hugely significant episode as Gráinne covers County Monaghan. This includes the trans-Atlantic story behind the American Cup and finds out about the Gloria Corrigan Memorial Tournament. She pays a visit to the county’s up and coming Rounders stars to learn about Corn Aodh Rua and meets some old friends including former GAA president, Páraic Ó Dufaigh, and school principal, Brendan Ó Dufaigh.

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.

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others is starting!

Training will take place on Monday and Wednesday nights. Training will started on Monday 5th September at 8.30pm in Kilmore. Training on Wednesday nights will be in Knockatallon Astro Turf at 8.30pm. You must have completed your registration in order to train. All the best to everyone involved!

Páirc Mhuire Big Clean Up

There will be a big clean up of Páirc Mhuire, Scotstown GAA grounds this Saturday 10th September from 2.30pm. Please give your club a couple of hours to help clean up the grounds, your help will be very much appreciated.

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