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October 4th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 04/10/2022

Congratulations to our Under 13 Division 1 Championship Champions!

Massive congratulations to our Under 13 Division 1 team and management in winning the County Championship on Saturday last against Truagh in Emyvale! Please see report below.

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13s

Bogue Foodhall U13 Division 1 Championship Final – Scotstown 3-11 Truagh Gaels 1-8

Our Under 13 Division 1 boys won the Under 13 Division 1 Championship final on Saturday last with a superb performance. The Blues faced a strong Truagh Gaels side who beat Scotstown in the Division League Cup final earlier in the season. The Blues started strongly and were 4 points up after 10 minutes with a superb goal by Sean MacCinna and fine points by Jack McCarra and Sean MacCinna. Truagh had reduced the margin to 2 points on 20 minutes before Scotstown scored another brilliant goal, this time by Jack McCarra. Senan Mullen scored a superb point from distance making the score 2-3 to 0-9 before Truagh scored a point just at the end of half time giving the Blues a 5 point lead. After 8 minutes of the second half Scotstown extended their lead to 10 points with 3 further superb points by Senan Mullen and 2 brilliant points by Jack McCarra. Truagh made a strong spirited comeback and reduced the margin to 5 points with a goal and 2 points making the score Scotstown 2-8 Truagh 1-6. The Blues responded to the pressure well and 2 further fine scores by Darragh Feeney and Ben Mullen give the Blues a 6 point advantage going into the last 3 minutes. Truagh pressed again and scored a further point before Sean MacCinna scored a brilliant goal with a minute to go of normal time to secure the win. Senan Mullen added another fine point to his tally in injury time and the Under 13 Blues won the U13 Division 1 Championship with a final score of Scotstown 3-11 Truagh 1-8. Massive congratulations and well done to the team and management on a superb performance and an excellent league and championship campaign. Hard luck and commiserations to Truagh Gaels and many thanks to Emyvale GAA for superbly hosting the final as always.

Scotstown Team and Scorers.

Players: Ben Sexton, Conor Keys, Eoghan Keenan, Ryan Robb, Chilav Malaya, Daire Corrigan, Oisin Rankin, Jack McCarra (1-3)(Captain), Caolain Connolly, Senan Mullen (0-5), James McArdle, Sean MacCinna (2-1), Darragh Feeney (0-1), Peter Connolly, Jack Gallagher, Ben Mullen (0-1), Harry Mullen, Michael Mulligan, Kyle Rooney, Enda Sherlock, Ethan Sherry, Kyle Smyth.

Management: Managers; Andy Robb & David McCague. Selectors; Catherine Feeney, Aidan McCarra, Gary Sexton, Eugene Sherry, Ryan O’Toole & Shane Mullen.

That completes the Under 13s season and well done to the Division 1, Division 5 and Division 6 for a superb year and all the best in your bright futures of football.

Under 17s – Double Final this weekend!

Well done and congratulations to our U17 Division 1 team and management for booking their place in the final when the beat Castleblayney in the thrilling U17 Division 1 Championship semi final at home in Páirc Mhuire on Saturday last by 3-14 to 3-13. The minor Blues put in a superb performance against a strong Castleblayney team and held on against a spirited comeback by the Faughs to secure their final spot against Carrickmacross Emmets. The final takes place this Saturday 8th October at 1:00pm in Cremartin. We wish them all the best in the final.

Congratulations and well done to our U17 Division 3 team and management in their semi final win and booking their place in the Championship final on Sunday last. The Blues won 1-20 to 1-9 against Truagh in the Semi Final. They next play Monaghan Harps in the U17 Division 3B Championship Final this Sunday 9th October at 4:00pm in Sean McDermotts. We wish them all the best in the final. Please come along and give our minor teams your support this weekend!

Greenfield Foods Senior Championship Football – Semi Final result – Scotstown 3-8 Inniskeen 0-12

On Sunday last our Senior men faced Inniskeen in the Championship semi final game in Clones. Congratulations and well done to the team and management in their 3-8 to 0-12 win

to secure their 10th senior championship final in a row after a determined display which saw their 3 goals make the decisive difference against a strong Inniskeen side. The Blues got off to a dream start with a well placed goal within 2 minutes from Darren Hughes. Further fine points by Rory Beggan and Conor McCarthy sustained the Blues lead at 1-2 to 0-3 points after 12 minutes, but Inniskeen levelled the game at 5 points a piece after 20 minutes. Damian McArdle took a well placed shot from 45 metres that ended in the top left hand corner of the net restoring the Blues 3 point advantage. Inniskeen responded strongly and reduced their deficit to just a point going into half time to just a point at 2-2 to 0-7. Inniskeen equalised again within the first minute of the second half, but Scotstown responded well and instantly restored their advantage with 2 fine points from Killian McKenna and Damian McArdle. Inniskeen again equalised with 2 points within 2 minutes making the score 2-4 to 0-10. Scotstown again responded well and brilliant points by Conor McCarthy and Shane Carey to give the Blues a one point advantage on 10 minutes. Scotstown added to their advantage in the last 10 minutes of normal time with 2 superb points from distance by Conor McCarthy and Mark McPhillip, before Conor McCarthy drilled home a superb goal giving the Blues a 6 point advantage at 3-8 to 0-11 going into the final minutes of normal time. Inniskeen responded strongly again and scored a point and an excellent penalty save by Rory Beggan in injury time finished the game at 3-8 to 0-12. Well done lads on a superb performance. Hard luck and commiserations to Inniskeen. Many thanks to Clones for superbly hosting the semi final. The Senior men next play Ballybay on Sunday 16th October in the Senior Championship final game in Clones. Throw In time TBC. We wish the team and management the very best.

Universal Graphics Junior Championship Football – Scotstown 0-8 Killanny 3-9

Hard luck to our Junior team and management in their 3-9 to 0-8 loss to Killanny in the Junior Championship semi final on Saturday last. Thanks to Gary McQuaid for the following report. Scotstowns great run in the 2022 Junior Football Championship came to an end against Killanny in Cremartin in the semi-final. Scotstown opened the scoring in the 1st minute but two minutes later Killanny scored a goal with their first attack. Scotstown were three points behind after 11 minutes but had a good spell when they scored three unanswered points to level the game with going into injury time. However, they conceded 1-1 in injury time, with the goal coming from a penalty, and went in 0-5 to 2-3 behind at half time. Killanny had the better of the third quarter and were ahead by 2-7 to 0-7 after 20 minutes. Scotstown tried hard to create scoring chances and Killannys goalkeeper pulled of a fine save to deny a goal after a good Scotstown passing move. Killanny were able to pick off points on the break and converted another penalty in injury time to win on a score line of 3-9 to 0-8. Well done to the management and players on a terrific year and good luck to Killanny in the final.

Scotstown Team and Scorers: Cian Mohan (0-2), Kieran McGuirk, Padraig Keenan, Kevin McMeel, Shay McKenna, James Corley, Mark Duffy, Paul Maguire, Peter Hamill, Conor McPhillips, Cian McGonnell, Caolan Foy, Ruairi Sheehan (0-4), Tiarnan McGonnell, Jack Mohan (0-2), Jamie Maguire, Aaron Boylan, Adrian Carbin, Caolan McElwain, Cathal Caulfield, Declan Treanor, James McElwain, Mick Connolly, Cillian Sherry, Fergal Sherlock, Shane Maguire, Shane Rice, Paudie Meehan, Tommy Moyna, Nessan McCrudden, Aaron Murray, Glen Treanor, John Sherry, Ciaran McQuaid, Darragh McDwyer, Ben Sherlock, Ryan Caulfield, Paddy Connolly, Daniel Roddy.

Manager: Mick McCormack. Selectors: Mark Corrigan, Paul Rooney & Mark Duffy.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. The U18 minors next play Latton in the Under 18 Division 2 Championship final in Drumhowan on Saturday 15th October at 2:00pm. We wish them all the best in the final.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Saturday 8th October our Under 17 Division 1 boys play Carrickmacross at 1:00pm in Cremartin in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship final. We wish them all the best in their final.

On Sunday 9th October our Under 17 Division 3 boys play Monaghan Harps at 4:00pm in Sean McDermotts in the Under 17 Division 1 Championship final. Venue TBC. We wish them all the best in their final.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €9,700 Next Draw.

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €9,600 jackpot on Wednesday 5th October. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the September 28th draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 13, 19, 30, 28. We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 50 – Paul Deery We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Annette Morgan, Aidan McCormack and Aoife McCormack. 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 €9,700. 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 12th at 8:30pm.

Under 10 Blitz in Clogher Eire Og

Many thanks to Clogher Eire Óg for hosting a brilliant blitz on Saturday last where our Under 10 future Blues participated. Well done to our Under 10 children and to all the clubs involved including Clogher, Aghadrumsee St Macartan’s GAC, and Aghaloo O’Neill GFC.

Scotstown GAA Big Breakfast for County Final!

We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing the tradition of our Big Breakfast for the morning of our County Final. It will take place on Sunday morning 16th October from 9:30am to 12:30. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details.

Paint the Parish Blue!

We have 4 finals within the next 2 weeks, including 2 minor finals this weekend and next weekend sees our Senior men play in their 10th Monaghan Senior Championship final in a row, and the minor girls final. So please get all you’re An Bhoth flags and paraphernalia out and Paint the Parish Blue!

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this 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: Trevor McKenna and Damian Mohan.

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.

Congratulations to Kieran & Claire Hughes

Congratulations to Kieran and Claire Hughes on the recent birth of their baby girl, Cara.

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

Massive congratulations to our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock who has qualified for the Ulster final of Scór Sinsir in recitation! Well done Paddy! The final is in Galbally, Tyrone on 15th October at 5pm. Well done as well to Emyvale GAA, Aghabog GFC and Monaghan Harps GAA whose representatives also qualified for the final. Please contact our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock on 086 836 2324 for Scór agus Cultúr information.

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.

Congratulations to Senan and Joshua Mullen on Irish Dancing Competition success

Massive congratulations to two of our club members who recently won World championship Irish dancing medals last weekend, Senan and Joshua Mullen, Ellie Meehan and Leah Treanor.

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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