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September 27th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 27/09/2022 

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week 

Under 13 

Our Under 13 Division 1 Blues had no games in the past week. They next play our neighbours Truagh Gaels in the Under 13 Division 1 Championship Final this Saturday 1st October in Emyvale at 11:00am. We wish them all the best in the final.   

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

Under 15 Division 1 Championship Final – Scotstown 1-5 Castleblayney 2-11 

Hard luck to our U15 Division 1 Blues in their loss to Castleblayney in the Under 15 Division 1 Championship final on Saturday last in Clontibret. The first half was a tight and tense affair and the Blues started well against a strong Castleblayney side who had won the Division 1 league cup earlier in the year. At half time there was just a point between them at Castleblayney 0-4 to 0-3 up with Scotstown scoring superb points by Darcy Foy (2) and Caolán Clerkin. In the second half Castleblayney took the advantage and stretched their lead further. The Blues scored 2 fine points by Hugh Murray and Mark McCaffrey and Darcy Foy scored a well placed goal late in the game, but unfortunately Castleblayney held on to their advantage and secured the county Championship. Hard luck to the team and management, but well done on reaching the Championship final and playing superbly against a strong Castleblayney side, and all the best in your bright futures in football. Congratulations to Castleblayney Faughs on winning the Division 1 Championship. Many thanks to Clontibret O’Neills GAA for superbly hosting the final.  

U15 Division 1 Team and Scorers: Éanna McCarey, Conor McMeel, Lucas Sherry, Nathan McCabe, Eoin Prunty, Hugh Murray (0-1), Conn Deery, Darcy Foy (1-2), Darragh Keenan, Mark McCaffrey (0-1), Ellis Foy, Shane Murray, Joe Foley, Caolán Clerkin (0-1), Cathal McElwain, Jamie Roddy, Mark Connolly, John Keyes, Daithi Harvey, Dean Mulligan, Owen Murray, Jarlath Smyth 

Manager: Rory Beggan. Selectors: Michéal McCarville, Francis Caulfield, Mark McDevitt, Frankie McCarey.   

Under 17 

Our Under 17 boys had no games in the past week. Our U17 Division 1 boys play Castleblayney in the U17 Division 1 Championship semi final at home in Páirc Mhuire this Saturday 1st October at 1:00pm. Our U17 Division 3 boys play Truagh at home in Páirc Mhuire this Sunday 2nd October at 11:30am in the U17 Division 3B Championship Semi Final.  

Greenfield Foods Senior Championship Football – Quarter Final result – Scotstown 0-16 Latton 0-16 (AET) Scotstown won 4-3 on penalties.  

On Sunday last our Senior men faced a strong Latton in an incredible epic quarter final Championship game in Clontibret. Well done and congratulations to our Senior blues who dug deep and fought back in three occasions in sudden death to finally win the exceptional nail-biting tie. The Blues again showed their never give up attitude and scored some amazing points in the game. Hard luck and commiserations to Latton, who played brilliant football and scored superb points from distance. Many thanks to Clontibret for superbly hosting the quarter final. The Senior men next play Inniskeen this Sunday 2nd October at 3:45pm in the Senior Championship quarter final game in Clones. 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 Killanny in the semi final of the Junior Championship on Saturday 1st October at 4:30pm in Cremartin. We wish the team and management all the best.  

Senior Ladies Championship Football – Scotstown 0-15 O’Neill Shamrocks 5-9   

Our Senior Ladies faced O’Neill Shamrocks on Saturday last in the Combi-Lift Senior Football Championship Round 7 game in Páirc Mhuire. Hard luck to the ladies in their defeat in the final game of the Senior Championship round robin fixtures. The ladies started strongly and were leading by a point after 15 minutes of the 2nd half. However O’neill Shamrocks scored 2 goals within 2 minutes and they held on to their lead securing the win. The Ladies finished 5th overall in the group and have secured their place in the Senior league for next year. Well done and congratulations in continuing in the Senior grade after being promoted last year for the first time in 20 years in the top level of a highly competitive and quality LGFA league which includes the current Ulster Champions Donaghmoyne.  

Under 18 Girls – Division 2 Championship Semi Final Result – Scotstown 4-8 Truagh 0-4 

Well done to our Under 18 Division 2 Championship in their 4-8 to 0-4 Semi Final win against Truagh at home on Friday last. The Blues led by 1-4 to 0-3 at half time with superb scores including a well placed goal from Eabha Sherry and fine points by Alanna Corrigan (2), Ella McKenna and Eabha Sherry. Scotstown booked their place in the final with a strong second half performance which saw 3 more superb goals scored, 2 by Caoimhe Kelly and 1 by Alanna Corrigan. The Blues also scored 4 fine points, 2 by Alanna Corrigan, and 1 each from Eabha Sherry and Ella McKenna, making the final score 4-8 to 0-4. Congratulations on reaching the U18 Division 2 Championship final. Hard luck to the Truagh Ladies. The U18 minors next play Latton in the Under 18 Division 2 Championship final on the weekend of the 15th October.  

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week 

On Saturday 1st October our Junior Men play Killanny at 4:30pm in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Semi Final game in Clontibret. Our Under 17 Division 1 boys play Castleblayney at home in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Semi Final at 1:00pm and our Under 13 Division 1 boys play Truagh in the Under 13 Division 1 Final at 11:00am in Emyvale. We wish them all the best in their final.  

On Sunday 2nd October, our Senior Men play Inniskeen at 3:45pm in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Semi Final game in Clones. This is part of a double header with the other semi final between Ballybay and Clontibret which is at 1:00pm. Our Under 17 Division 3 boys play Truagh at home in the Under 17 Division 3B Championship Semi Final at 11:30pm 

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

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

Well done to everyone involved in the smooth running of the Senior Championship quarter final between Truagh and Ballybay on Sunday last from the stewards to those who run the shop and caterers and field committee who had Páirc Mhuire looking immaculate and everyone else involved. 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 including Sunday’s championship game. 

Our Condolences  

The club would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mary Duffy (née Treanor). We would like to pass on our sympathy to her husband Peter, her children Sinead, Sean, and their families, her brother Brian, her sisters Catherine O’Donoghue, Dympna, Breige, Anna, Geraldine and Theresa, and to her extended family and friends, and to all those at Drumhowan GAA where Mary was integral part of their club executive for the last 30 years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam 

The club would like to offer our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to the family and friends of John McAnespie. We would like to pass on our sympathy to his children Sean, Gerard, Margo, Vincent and his wife Brenda McAnespie (née Mohan), nephews and nieces including Teresa Mohan and Bernie Sherry, granddaughter Erin and great grandchildren Amber and Niall Sherry and niece Mary Sherry, and to all his extended family and friends. 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam 

Ciste Draw 

Congratulations to Mary Mullen, Killattin, our €1,000 September Ciste Winner! Also congratulations to our 5 x €100 winners; Oliver Craig, Brendan McCague, Paraic Lally, Gusie McGormen, Peter McKenna. Sellers prize Damian Mohan & Sean Morgan. 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 €9,500 Next Draw.  

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €9,400 jackpot on Wednesday 28th September. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.  

In the September 21st draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 8, 18, 7,22. We had NO Match 3 winners this evening. We had 5 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Sinead Mc Gonnell x 2, Barry McDonald, Elaine Brennan and Paula Beggan. 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 €9,500. 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 October 5th at 8:30pm. 

Under 11s Cup success at Brendan Colton BC Memorial Tournament in Emyvale. 

Congratulations to our Under 11s in winning the BC Colton Memorial Tournament cup in Emyvale on Saturday last. Well done to all our future blues in winning the final against Emyvale by the margin of 1 point in an exciting game! Many thanks to Emyvale GAA Club for superbly hosting and organising the brilliant competition and to all the other clubs for participating.  

Under 10 Blitz in Kilmore 

Well done to all those involving in hosting the superb blitz in Kilmore on Saturday last, including our Under 10 future Blues. Many thanks to Irvinestown GAA for travelling here and being superb participants.  

Under 11 Blitz in Aghadrumsee 

Many thanks to Aghadrumsee St Macartan’s GAC for hosting a brilliant blitz on Saturday last where our Under 11 future Blues participated. Well done to our Under 11 children and to all the clubs involved including Aghadrumsee, St Patricks Gfc Donagh and Newtownbutler First Fermanaghs GFC 

Club Shop Opening Times 

The Club Shop is next open on Friday 7th October 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: Stephen McKenna and Pauric Connolly.  

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 

Beidh an Ciorcal ag tosnú arís ar an Máirt 4ú lá de Deireadh Fomhair sa Complex 8pm ! 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. 

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

Well done to Mickey’s “Mick” McKenna and his son Ciaran in their successful climb of Kilimanjaro mountain in Tanzania, Africa to raise funds for Solas Drop-In Centre in Monaghan Town and Pieta House’s branches in Castleblayney and Cavan Town. They reached the summit on Sunday last just in time to wave the An Bhoth flag at the summit after our Senior Men’s Championship quarter final win. 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 

Ceol Connected 

Well done to everyone involved in the Ceol Connected on Friday of last week on the Green in Scotstown which was an hour long music experience for children with mesmerising songs and music.  

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 excellent episode covering County Monaghan on Wednesday of last week in the current TV series on TG4 which 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 second episode on Wednesday of last week was hugely a significant episode as Gráinne covered 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.  

Congratulations to Senan and Joshua Mullen on Irish Dancing Competition success 

Massive congratulations to two of our club members who won World championship Irish dancing medals last weekend, Senan and Joshua Mullen who are sons of Shane and Fiona Mullen. 

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! 

 

 

 

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