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September 20th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 20/09/2022

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13

Well done to our Under 13 Division 1 Blues who beat Magheracloone away by 1-8 to 0-9 in the Under 13 Division 1 Championship Semi Final on Saturday last and booking their place in the final where they will play our neighbours Truagh. Date and Venue TBC.

Our Under 13 Division 5 and 6 Boys had no games in the past week.

Under 15

Our Under 15 boys had no games in the past week. Our U15 Division 1 Blues next play Castleblayney in the Under 15 Division 1 Championship final this Saturday 24th September at 12:00 noon. We wish them all the best in the final.

Under 17

Well done to both our minor teams and management for securing their place in the Championships’ Semi Finals. Our Under 17 Division 1 team beat Emyvale away on Sunday last in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Group A Round 3 game. Our Under 17 Division 3 team drew 3-11 3-11 against Donaghmoyne away on Friday last in their U17 Division 3B Championship Group A Round 3 game. Our U17 Division 1 boys play Castleblayney in the U17 Division 1 Championship semi final at home in Páirc Mhuire and our U17 Division 3 boys play Truagh at home in Páirc Mhuire. In the U17 Division 3B Championship Semi Final. Both games on the weekend of October 1st.

Greenfield Foods Senior Championship Football

Our Senior Men had no games in the past week. The next play Latton this 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 Quarter Final – Scotstown 1-17 Currin 1-10

Well done to our Junior team and management in securing a semi final place in the Junior Championship with a 1-17 to 1-10 win over Currin after extra time in the quarter final. Thanks to Gary McQuaid for the following report.

Scotstown qualified for the semi-final of the Junior Championship with an extra-time win over Currin at Sean Mc Dermotts on Sunday evening. Currin started well and were three points ahead after 12 minutes and despite being down to 14 men after a black card, Scotstown battled back to trail by only one point at half-time, 0-5 to 0-6, with Jack Mohan scoring three and Ruari Sheehan two.

After 10 minutes of the second half, the teams were level on seven points each, but Currin converted a penalty on 14 minutes to lead by a goal. Tommy Moyna pulled a point back before Currin were reduced to 14 men with a straight red card. Both teams were guilty of missing a number of scoring chances, but two Ruari Sheehan frees, and a Cian Mc Gonnell point levelled the score at 0-11 to 1-8 and sent the match to extra time.

Scotstown got the perfect start in extra time with a goal in the first minute when Jack Mohan connected with a high ball into the Currin goalmouth and flicked it to the net. Scotstowns defence restricted Currin to few scoring chances and further points from Ruairi Sheehan (2), Shane Rice (2), Michael Connolly and Tommy Moyna seen Scotstown comfortably over the line on a score line of 1-17 to 1-10. Well done to team and management on a great result. Hard luck to Currin and many thanks to Sean McDermotts to superbly hosting the game.

Our Junior Men next play Killanny in the semi final of the Junior Championship on Saturday 1st October. Date and time TBC.

Senior Ladies Championship Football – Emmet Óg 0-11 Scotstown 1-7

Our Senior Ladies faced Emmet Óg on Saturday last in the Combi-Lift Senior Football Championship Round 6 game in Aghabog GFC. Hard luck to the ladies who narrowly lost by 1 point, 1-7 to 0-11 after a spirited comeback from 6 points down to level the game in the final minute of normal time. Emmet Óg won the game at the death with a point from play, but this was another brilliant performance by the Ladies and they next play O’Neill Shamrocks at home in Round 7 of the Senior Championship this Saturday 24th September at 6:30pm.

Under 12 Girls

Our 2 Under 12 girls’ teams have completed their 2022 campaigns. Well done to all the girls and their management on a superb year and all the best in your bright futures of playing football.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. They next play in the Under 18 Division 2 Championship Semi Final against Truagh this Friday, 23rd of September at home in Páirc Mhuire at 6:00pm. We wish them all the best in their Semi Final.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Friday 23rd September our Under 18 girls play Truagh in the Semi Final of the Under 18 Division 2 Championship at home in Páirc Mhuire at 6:30pm.

On Saturday 24th September, our Under 15 Division 1 boys play Castleblayney in the Under 15 Division 1 Final in Clontibret at 12:00 noon. We wish them all the best in the final.

Our Senior Ladies play O’Neill Shamrocks at home in Round 7 of the Senior Championship at 6:30pm.

On Sunday 25th September, our Senior Men play Latton at 4:30pm in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Quarter Final game in Clontibret.

We wish all our Blues all the best in their 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 this Sunday 25th 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.

Ciste Draw

The September Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night, September 24th 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 €9,400 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €9,300 jackpot on Wednesday 21st September. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the September 14th draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 12, 11, 18, 15. We had 1 Match 3 winner this evening who wins € 50 – Cathy Mc Crudden.

We also had 4 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Philomena Morgan, Francis Maguire, Pauric Connolly and Paul Deery. 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 €9,400.

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 28th at 8:30pm.

Under 9 Blitz in Sean McDermotts.

Well done to all our Under 9s in a brilliant blitz on Saturday morning last and many thanks to Sean McDermotts GAA Club for superbly hosting the event and to Eire Óg for participating along with Sean McDermotts and Scotstown GAA.

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this 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: Evelyn Boylan and Padraig Columb.

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 recently 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.

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

The Acorn Life Monaghan County GAA Scór Sinsir Stage events took place on Sunday last in Corcaghan Community Centre. Well done to all our representatives. This year we are represented by Hannah Hendry in singing. Paddy Sherlock in recitation. Trevor Mckenna, Paddy Sherry, Amanda McKenna, Frankie McCarey Marc Mullen Bernie Sherry, Aiden McCarra. Caoimhe Mohan and Paddy Sherlock in Novelty act. In solo singing, Hannah Ni hEndri gave a fine rendition of ‘The Bold Fenion Men but lost out to Katie Boyle of the Aghabog club. The Novelty act crew in the characters of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs gave a comical account of some sporting and social issues such as turf cutting, cost of living crisis, Monaghan football manager and referee abuse. Despite a late entrance by Garth Brooks they finished 2nd to the Monaghan Harps act. In Recitation Paddy Sherlock continued a fine run of form to again win the competition. Congratulations Paddy!

We wish all winning clubs good luck in the Ulster semi final in Stradone in Cavan on Saturday October 1st at 6:00pm. The club wish to thank all members who participated in Scor activities over the weekend. It’s great to represent your club no matter what the occasion. Thanks to our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock for the above report.

Well done to our Tráth Na gCeist 22 team, Colm and Martha Mc Kenna Shane Feeny and Damian Mohen, who finished 3rd, just narrowly after Latton and Monaghan Harps who finished level and had to go to a tiebreak on Thursday night of last week. A brilliant performance from the Scotstown representatives in the 2022 #acornlifemonaghan Scor Sinsir Tráth na gCeist comhghairdeas. Congratulations to Latton O’Rahilly GAA Club for

winning the nail biting competition and are crowned 2022 Scor Sinsir Tráth na gCeist county champions. Many thanks to Truagh Gaels for brilliantly hosting the event in St Mellans.

and the quiz takes place this Thursday September 15th in St Mellan’s, Truagh Gaels.

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.

Miles for a Cause Charity Walk / Run

Well done to everyone involved in the Miles for a Cause charity walks on Sunday last.

The 2 charity walks are in aid of Monaghan Branch of the Alzheimers Association, and Crocus Cancer Support Monaghan.

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 this week and next 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 https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/MickeysClimb4Recovery

Lego Classes

Our Senior Ladies player Shannon Tracey ran 2 Lego classes in St. Mary’s hall on Saturday last for children who are in junior infants to sixth class. Well done to everyone involved.

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 of last week and continues every Wednesday 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 this 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 has started!

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!

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 Clones v Rockcorry Junior

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

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