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September 13th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 13/09/2022

Under 14 Division 4 Girls are County Champions!

A massive congratulations and well done to our Under 14 Division 4 girls and management in their brilliant 3-14 to 3-5 Championship County Final win over O’Neill Shamrocks in the Under 14 Division 4 Championship Final on Tuesday of last week in St. Mellan’s, Truagh. Please see more in the notes below.

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13

Our Under 1 Boys had no games in the past week. Our Under 13 Division 1 Blues next play Magheracloone away in the Under 13 Division 1 Championship Semi Final this Saturday 17th September at 11:00am.

Under 15

Well done to our Under 15 Division 1 Blues in their 7-7 to 2-14 win against Donaghmoyne in the Under 15 Division 1 Championship Semi Final on Saturday last. The Blues started brightly and were 2-1 to 0-2 points up after 15 minutes before Donaghmoyne responded strongly and scored 2 goals and 7 points unanswered going into half time with an impressive 8 point advantage at 2-9 to 2-1. The Blues showed great conviction and team spirit in the second half to set up an amazing comeback and within 12 minutes were just 1 point behind with 2 further superb goals. Scotstown regained the lead a minute late with a 5th fine goal making the score 5-4 to 2-11. Donaghmoyne kept the pressure on and with 5 minutes remaining the blues were just 1 point ahead, before Scotstown scored 2 superb goals within a minute. The Blues added 2 more points to their tally to secure a final spot in the Under 15 Division 1 Championship with a scoreline of 7-7 to 2-14. Congratulations to the team and management. They play Castleblayney in the Championship final on weekend of the 24th September.

Hard luck to our Under 15 Division 5 Boys in their 3-7 to 1-6 defeat against Monaghan Harps away in the Under 15 Division 5A Championship Semi Final on Sunday last in torrential rain. Well done to the Division 5 team on a superb 2022 season which saw success in the League with the shield cup. All the best to the lads in their futures and well done to the management.

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.

Our Under 17 Division 3 boys had no games in the past week. 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 Scotstown 1-11 Clontibret 1-11

In inclement and challenging conditions Scotstown and Clontibret faced each other in the final round of the Greenfield Foods Senior Championship group stage for a winner takes all epic encounter to secure a semi final spot or exit the championship and face the relegation playoffs. Well done to the team and management for a superb performance and qualifying for the quarter finals with a hard earned draw against a strong Clontibret side. The Blues led by 3 points in injury time, but Clontibret scored a goal with the last kick of the game earning them the semi final spot on overall group scoring difference, as both team topped the group on 5 points each. The Blues started brightly and determined, and after 10 minutes led by 3 points with a superb goal by Conor McCarthy. Clontibret responded strongly and were leading by a point at half time by 0-8 to 1-4 with superb football by both sides despite the torrential rain. The first 20 minutes of the second half continued with tense, exciting and brilliant championship football by both sides and with the score at 1-8 to 0-11, Shane Carey regained the lead for the Blues with a well placed free. Scotstown continued to press in the final 10 minutes and with further fine points by Conor McCarthy and Rory Beggan, the Blues had a 3 point advantage going into injury time. Right at the death Clontibret scored the

crucial equaliser which secured their top spot place on overall points difference. Our Senior Men next play Latton on Sunday 25th September at 4:30pm in the Senior Championship quarter final game in Clontibret. We wish the team and management the very best.

Universal Graphics Junior Championship Football – Aghabog 1-8 Scotstown 1-14

The Scotstown Juniors travelled to Aghabog on a sunny September evening on Saturday last with the quarter final place in the Junior Championship already secured, but with an opportunity to top Group 2 should Eire Og beat Rockcorry and the Blues win their game. Aghabog started strongly and were leading 1-2 to 0-1 after 10 minutes. The Blues responded positively and 7 superb points to lead at half time by 0-8 to 1-4.

The Blues continued to press in the second half and after 12 minutes opened up a 5 point lead. Jack Mohan scored a superb goal with 10 minutes remaining and withstood some strong Aghabog pressure to secure 2 points and a second place in the group. Well done to the team and management. They next play Currin in the quarter final of the Junior Championship in Sean McDermotts this Sunday 18th September at 4:30pm.

Senior Ladies Championship Football – Scotstown 3-13 Magheracloone 0-8

Well done to our Senior Ladies and management in their 3-13 to 0-8 win against Magheracloone Ladies side in Round 5 of the Combi-Lift Senior Championship on Sunday last in torrential rain. The Ladies started brightly from the onset and at half time led by 1-10 to 0-4. Magheracloone responded strongly in the second half and reduced their deficit to 5 points with 10 minutes to go. Scotstown scored 2 goals in the last 10 minutes to secure the win with a final scoreline of 3-13 to 0-8 in horrendous conditions.

They next play Emmet Og away in Round 6 of the Senior Championship this Saturday 17th September at 7:00pm.

Under 12 Girls

Hard luck to our Under 12 Division 1 girls in their defeat to Magheracloone at home in the Semi final of the Under 12 Division 1 Football Proper League on Saturday last.

Under 14 Girls

Well done and a massive congratulations to our Under 14 Division 4 girls’ team and management in their 3-14 to 3-5 County Final win over O’Neill Shamrocks in the Under 14 Division 4 Championship Final on Tuesday of last week in St Mellan’s, Truagh Gaels. Scotstown started brightly and were 0-3 to 0-0 points up after 5 minutes with 2 superb points by Abbie Monahan and an excellent point from range by captain Eva Sherlock. O’Neill Shamrocks responded strongly and led the final by 1-4 to 0-3 after 18 minutes, before Abbie Monaghan and Aimee Foy reduced the margin to 2 points with fine points from play. A fine point by Aoife Prunty cancelled out O’Neill Shamrocks point making the half time score O’Neill Shamrocks 1-5 Scotstown 0-6. Within 2 minutes of the second half, the Blues took the lead with a further fine point by Eva Sherlock and superb goal by Kaoimhe Treanor. Aimee Foy followed up with a brilliant point from distance, and Éadaoin Gallagher and Abbie Monahan increased the Blues lead further with fine points from play making the score 1-10 to 1-5 after 10 minutes. Scotstown continued to press and Lily McKenna scored a superb point from play, Aimee Foy scored a well placed 45 before scoring a further fine score from play. With 10 minutes remaining Kaoimhe Treanor scored her second goal with a superb finish before completing an amazing hat trick with a third well placed goal making the score 3-13 to 1-5. In the last 5 minutes O’Neill Shamrocks made a spirited comeback scoring 2 goals. Emily Mooney secured the U14 Division 4 Championship with a fine point from play making the final score 3-14 to 3-5.

Massive congratulations to the Under 14 team and management for a superb result and performance. Hard luck to O’Neill Shamrocks and well done in your team’s performance in the game making it an exciting thrilling final. Many thanks to Truagh Gaels for superbly hosting the final in St. Mellans, 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, Grace Murphy, Caoimhe McKenna, Saorlaith Groarke, Kaoimhe Treanor (3-0), Lauren Sweeney, Clodagh Murray, Aoife Prunty (0-1), Éadaoin Gallagher (0-1), Abbie Monahan (0-4), Eva Sherlock (0-2),

Aimee Foy (0-4), Lily McKenna (0-1), Lucy McKenna, Emily Mooney (0-1), Aoibhe McCarville, Ava McDonald, Teagan Mayne, Roisin Keenan, Amber Sherry, Áine McElwain, Emilie-Jane Sheridan, Abigail Sherry, Natasha Beggan, Aoibhinn Connolly, Marlee Brannigan, Annie Cosgrove

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

Under 16 Girls

Our Under 16 girls played Aughnamullen in the U16 Division 1 Championship Shield Final on Saturday last in Drumhowan. Hard luck to the team and management to narrowly lose in injury time by 3-8 to 3-7. The girls responded well to an early Aughnamullen goal and were leading by 2-4 to 2-1 at half time. However Aughnamullen scored a third goal after 10 minutes in the second half to take the lead. The Blues responded strongly again and took the lead with a superb goal by Trea MacCinna with 5 minutes of normal time remaining. However Aughnamullen scored 2 vital points and won the shield cup in injury time. Congratulations to Aughnamullen on winning the shield cup and many thanks to Drumhowan GAA for superbly hosting the final. Well done to the under 16 team and management in getting to the final and have a superb 2022 season and all the best in the girls bright futures in football.

Scotstown team and scorers: Ruth Bennett, Madeleine Sherry, Shannon Boylan (0-1), Aine Eannetta, Annie McGinnity, Niamh McArdle, Michaela Grew, Caoimhe Kelly, Shannon Corrigan, Aoife McNamee, Sarah McCormick, Kate McKenna (1-1), Melissa Mulligan, Eibhlín Clerkin (0-3), Trea MacCinna (2-1), Hannah McMahon, Leah Keenan, Hollie Mullen, Isobel Waddington, Aoife Corrigan, Katie McCormick, Eva Sherlock, Ellie Graham, Ava McGinnity (0-1), Niamh McCoy, Kirsty McCabe, Eimhear Larmer.

Management: Colm MacCina, Abbie McCarey, Shane Feeney, Casey Treanor, Megan Boylan, Caroline Corrigan and Breda Kelly.

Under 18 Girls

Well done to our Under 18 girls in their 8-6 to 2-9 Championship Quarter Final win against Aughnamullen at home on Wednesday last in the Quarter Final of the Under 18 Division 2 Championship. The Blues started strongly and were leading by 3-1 to 0-3 after 15 minutes and extended their advantage to 5-2 to 0-4 by half time. The Blues started the second half strongly as well Aughnamullen responded well and reduced their margin with 2 goals and 5 points scored. The U18 girls held their nerve and secured the win and booked their place in the Championship Semi Final where they play Truagh on the weekend of the 23rd of September. Many thanks to all those involved in helping Aughnamullen’s Aoibhinn Treanor who was injured in the game and has thankfully made a full recovery.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Saturday 17th September, our Senior Ladies play Emmet Óg away in Round 6 of the Senior Championship at 7:00pm. Our Under 17 Division 3 boys play Donaghmoyne away on in their U17 Division 3B Championship Group A Round 3 game at 12:00 Noon and our Under 13 Division 1 boys play Magheracloone away in the Under 13 Division 1 Championship Semi Final at 11:00am.

On Sunday 18th September, our Junior Men play Currin at 4:30pm in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Semi Final game in Sean McDermotts. and our Under 17 Division 1 boys play Emyvale away in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Group A

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

Scotstown hosting the Clones GAA v Rockcorry GAA Junior Quarter Final

The Junior Championship Clones GAA v Rockcorry GAA quarter final is being played this Sunday 18th September in Páirc Mhuire, Scotstown at 1:30pm. We would be grateful if we can get as many stewards as we can to manage the traffic and ensure a smooth running of the game. We wish the 2 teams all the best in their quarter final.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €9,300 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €9,200 jackpot on Wednesday 14th September. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the September 7th draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 23, 1, 24, 19. We had NO Match 3 winner. We had 5 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Brian Tomany, Adrian Carbin, Declan Mc Kenna, Damien Martin and Sean Morgan. 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 €9,300.

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 21st at 8:30pm.

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open on Friday 23rd 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: Cormac Sherry and Abbie McCarey.

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. We had an open evening on Sunday last for the 2nd year subscription. Many thanks to everyone involved. For those who subscribed last year and are on the 4 year subscription plan, we have sent out reminders your 2nd year subscription. 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.

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

The Acorn Life Monaghan County GAA Scór Sinsir Stage events take place this Sunday 18th September in Corcaghan and the quiz takes place this Thursday September 15th in St Mellan’s, Truagh Gaels. Please contact our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock on 086 836 2324 for Scór agus Cultúr information. We wish all our participants the very best!

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.

New Scotstown Jerseys.

Our Senior Men wore the beautiful new Scotstown jerseys on Sunday last in the Championship and thanks to McMahons Centra Scotstown for their continued sponsorship.

Miles for a Cause Charity Walk / Run

This weekend sees a local charity fundraising event called Miles for a Cause. Please support the 2 charity walks in aid of Monaghan Branch of the Alzheimers Association, and Crocus Cancer Support Monaghan, on Sunday 18th September, starting from Declan Treanor’s yard, Drumfurrer, Carrickroe, Eircode H18 WV40. The long hike of 15kms is not suitable for anyone seeking a handy stroll – this is a fast walk (not a run) for those with a good fitness level taking in Ashfield Mountain, Carnagat megalithic dual court tombs, Brackenridge’s Folly/Trimble’s Monument, Ballywholan Portal Tombs, and other places worth exploring in north Monaghan/South Tyrone – a bit off the beaten track. The short walk of 7.2kms will be more leisurely, and will take you on wee roads that offer 4 lakes, the Fury river, lovely terrain, and nice views. The long walk will head off at 10.30 sharp, and the shorter ramble will start out at 11am, no later. No need to register in advance – just turn up at the venue on the day. Thanks.

Mickey “Mick” McKenna Climb of Kilimanjaro to Fundraise for 2 local Charities

We wish lifelong Scotstown GAA and superb Ciste Seller Mickey “Mick” McKenna the very best in his climb next week of Kilimanjaro mountain next week in Tanzania, Africa to raise funds for Solas Drop-In Centre in Monaghan Town and Pieta House’s branches in Castleblayney and Cavan Town. The funds raised will go to implement resilience and recovery programmes to support people with mental health difficulties, particularly in a post Covid environment. You can support this fundraiser at

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 commenced on 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 started 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 next Wednesday 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 on Mondays 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

Many thanks to all those involved in the big clean up of Páirc Mhuire, Scotstown GAA grounds on Saturday last to have the place looking beautiful for the big Championship game on Sunday last.

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 Clontibret Senior Championship game on Sunday last, and also for all the other events over the past few weeks. Thanks to Leah McDonald for the beautiful renditions of Amhrán na bhFiann and to Frankie McCarey for superbly MCing and announcing at the recent home championship games.

Scotstown hosting the Truagh Gaels GAC v Ballybay GAA Senior Quarter Final

The Senior Championship Truagh Gaels GAC v Ballybay Pearse Brothers GAA quarter final is being played on Sunday 25th September in Páirc Mhuire, Scotstown at 1:30pm. We wish the 2 teams all the best in their

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