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October 11th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 11/10/2022

Congratulations to both our Double winning Under 17 Champions!

Massive congratulations to our historic achieving Minor teams, who both completed the Double Double last weekend! Our Under 17 Division 1 Minor team won the Division 1 County Championship on Saturday last and the Under 17 Division 3 Minor team won the Division 3B County Championship on Sunday last, both teams completing an incredible league and championship cup double.

Please see reports below.

Under 17s – Double Double success last weekend!

Well done and a massive congratulations to our U17 Division 1 team and management for the superb Minor Championship cup win, against Carrickmacross in the brilliant U17 Division 1 Championship final in Cremartin on Saturday last by 1-21 to 1-10, to complete the league and championship cup double. The minor Blues put in a superb performance against a strong Carrickmacross team, in a repeat of the league cup final in August and held on against a spirited comeback by the Emmets in the early second half, to secure the minor county championship for the Blues for the first time since 2008.

The Blues started strongly and within the first minute scored their first point with a fine effort by Sean Óg McElwain. After 15 minutes the Blues led by 0-4 to 0-1 in a tense tight game with superb points by Nicky Sherlock, Tommy Mallen, and Sean Óg McElwain, before Carrickmacross levelled the game with a goal on 17 minutes. With the momentum on their side Carrickmacross took the lead with a point, but the Blues dug deep to withstand the pressure with another fine point by Sean Óg McElwain, which was quickly followed by a superb induvial effort point by Sahil Arya. With less than 10 minutes of the first half remaining, Carrickmacross equalised, but the Blues took advantage in the game in the final 6 minutes of the first half with superb possession built up a 6 point lead going into half time after a superb point from range from Tommy Mallen, a fine point by Nicky Sherlock, another great point by Tommy Mallen, and then in injury time Tommy Mallen scored a brilliant goal with a clinical finish making the half time score Scotstown 1-9 Carrickmacross 1-3. Carrickmacross started the second half strongly and despite playing against the wind made a spirited comeback and reduced the margin to just a kick of a ball between the sides after 10 minutes with a score of 1-11 to 1-8, after a superb 45 from Finlay Foy and a further fine point by Tommy Mallen. Nicky Sherlock scored a superb individual point to restore the Blues 4-point advantage, but Carrickmacross quickly equalised making the score. Then again, Max Maguire’s excellent point from range was cancelled out by Carrickmacross making the score 1-13 to 1-10 after 15 minutes. Going into the final quarter the blues found an extra gear and took control of the game. Sean Óg McElwain scored 3 well placed points (2 from frees) in a row, and Max Maguire scored another superb point giving Scotstown a 7-point advantage with 10 minutes remaining. Sean Óg McElwain added 2 further fine points to his tally, before Tommy Mallen scored another brilliant point, with just over 5 minutes of normal time remaining. The Blues defended well against strong Carrick pressure at the end and in injury time Darcy Foy secured the win with a fine point, making the final score Scotstown 1-21 Carrickmacross 1-10. Well done to the team and management and hard luck and commiserations to Carrickmacross Emmets. Congratulations to Nicky Sherlock who won man of the match. Many thanks to Cremartin Shamrocks for superbly hosting the final. Well done and thanks to Leah McDonald for the beautiful rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.

Scotstown team and scorers: Domhnail Moyna, Conall Gallagher, Bobby Boylan, Oisin Murray, Nicky Sherlock (0-3), Caolium Mullan, Donnchadh Connolly, Reuban Sheridan, Sahill Arya (0-1), Max Maguire (0-2), Finlay Foy (0-1), Shea Beggan, Adam Monahan, Tommy Mallen (1-5), Sean Óg McElwain (0-8), Jimmy McKenna, Daniel Prunty, Aaron McQuaid, James Brady, Seamie McKenna, Darragh McMeel, Jason Boylan, Darcy Foy (0-1), Mark McCaffrey, Enda Brady, Dylan McCrudden, Cathal McElwain, Gareth Rhatigan, Bryan Caulfield

Management: Cian Mohan, Niall McCarville, Shane Carey, Francis Maguire, Trevor McKenna, James Corley, Jack McDevitt.

Massive Congratulations and well done to our U17 Division 3 team and management in their epic final win 0-8 to 0-7 against Monaghan Harps in dreadful weather conditions in the U17 Division 3B Championship final on Sunday last in Sean McDermotts. This secured a championship and league cup double and overall an historic and incredible minors double double. Thanks to Gary McQuaid for the following match report of the game.

Scotstown U17B team produced a great second half come-back against Monaghan Harps to win the Division 3B championship final at Sean Mc Dermotts on Sunday last and complete a league and championship double. Conditions were difficult with heavy rain and a strong wind that made for slippy playing conditions. The Harps played with the wind in the first half and led by 7 points to 1 at half time and were unlucky to lose one of their players with a head injury. Scotstown had to play the entire second half with 14 men and scored two quick points to reduce the margin to four but had to wait another 15 minutes before their next score. Scotstown almost scored a goal after 20 minutes of the half when a long-range shot dropped short and hit the cross bar but did manage to draw level at 7 points each with two minutes left. The winning score came shortly afterwards from a 21m free, but Scotstown had to defend strongly as the Harps tried to get an equaliser but held out for a one-point win.

Well done to both teams for their efforts in tough conditions and congratulations to the Scotstown team and management. Well done to our scorers, Darcy Foy (0-5), Aaron McQuaid (0-2) and Max Maguire (0-1). Hard luck and commiserations to Monaghan Harps. Many thanks to Sean McDermotts for their superb and excellent hosting of the final, particularly in such inclement weather.

Scotstown Team and Scorers: Jimmy McKenna, Adrian Larmer, Darragh McMeel, Dylan McCrudden, Seamie McKenna, Shea Murray, Enda Brady, Bobby Boylan, Aaron McKeon, Aaron McQuaid (0-2), Gareth Rhatigan, Jason Boylan, James Brady, Bryan Caulfield, Finn Sherlock, Eanna McCarey, Eric Bennett, Andrew Gallagher, Dylan McGuirk, Cathal McElwain, Darcy Foy (0-5), Mark McCaffrey, Conall Gallagher, Max Maguire (0-1).

Management: James Corley, Cian Mohan, Trevor McKenna, David McCague & Cian McGonall

Senior Men Well wishes

Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Final 2022 – 16th October Sunday 3:00pm Scotstown GAA v Ballybay Pearse Brothers GAA.

We all send our best wishes and support to our Senior Blues players and management for the 2022 Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Final this Sunday 16th October against Ballybay Pearse Brothers in St Tiernach’s Park, Clones at 3:00pm.

Under 18 Girls Well wishes

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 their County final.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Saturday 15th October our Under 18 Girls play Latton at 2:00pm in Drumhowan in the Under 18 Division 2 Championship final.

On Sunday 16th October our Senior Men play Ballybay at 3:00pm in Clones in the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship final. We wish both teams and managements all the best in their County finals.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €10,000 for the County Final!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €10,000 jackpot on Wednesday 5th October. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the October 5th draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 15, 18, 2, 25. We had 3 Match 3 winner who wins € 25 each this week – Stephen Mc Kenna, Ann Murray & Rose Treanor. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Mary McCarron, Gerard Mc Kenna, and Cathy Mc Crudden. 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 €10,000. 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 19th at 8:30pm.

Scotstown GAA Big 10 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 this Sunday morning 16th October from 9:30am to 12:30. Many thanks to everyone involved in organising and running the event this Sunday and to all our sponsors, Mallon’s sausages; Sean McCague (McCagues Bar); Hillgrove Hotel; Paul Cassidy; Connolly’s Meats; Tom McCrarren Mushrooms; Greenfield Foods; Caolan Daly; Brendan McMahon bread and McMahons Centra Scotstown.

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this Friday 14th October from 7pm to 8pm and will be open every 2 weeks for the next while. Get all your County Final gear!

Scotstown GAA Online Club Shop

We have launched the Scotstown GAA online club shop for pre-Christmas orders! Please visit the website address below (at the end of this paragraph) and select Men’s, Women’s, or Kids to enter the merchandise ranges. Please have all online orders place here before midnight on Monday October 17th. All orders placed will be delivered 5 weeks later in time for Christmas! There are size guides on the website. You can still get orders via the physical club shop between 7pm and 8pm on Friday evenings as per normal. These orders can’t be personalised but online orders can. The prices are the same as the club shop. Thanks to Playr-fit for hosting the website and to everyone else involved in developing the online shop! The online shop address is;


County Final Preview Social Club this Friday

This Friday evening 14th October, we are having a County Final preview in our Social Club from 9:30pm. Everyone welcome to come along for a get together with refreshments served.

The Social Club is open this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Bar Rota: Sean McKenna and Kevin Boylan.

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.

Scotstown hosted the Monaghan Harps v Tyholland Intermediate Relegation Group Round 3 game

Well done to everyone involved in the smooth running of the Intermediate Relegation Group Round 3 game between Monaghan Harps and Tyholland 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, in awful weather conditions.

Our Condolences to Creeslough

Our thoughts and our prayers are with the families and friends of those deceased or injured from last Friday’s tragedy, and all those in the community of Creeslough and Naomh Micheál GAA, and the wider County Donegal area during this terrible time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Painting the Parish Blue

Many thanks to all those involved in putting up the flags and bunting in the villages of the parish and all those who have decorated their houses and cars and have painted the parish Blue!

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 – Ulster Final this Saturday

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 this Saturday 15th October at 5pm. We wish Paddy all the best in the Ulster final. 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!

Vintage Car and Tractor Rally for Knockatallon Bell Project

The Knockatallon Bell committee would like to thank all those from Scotstown GAA involved in helping out in the Vintage Car and Tractor Rally on Sunday last to raise funds for the Knockatallon Church bell project, including the stewards that was arranged by Cyril McCrudden and Frankie McCarey for entertaining the spectators during the rally.

Under 13s played at Pat Meehan Memorial Tournament in St Mellan’s Truagh.

Well done to our Under 13s in participating in the Pat Meehan Memorial Tournament in St. Mellan’s. Truagh Gaels on Saturday last. Many thanks to Truagh Gaels for superbly hosting and organising the brilliant competition and to all the other clubs for participating and congratulations to Lavey GAC for winning the cup.

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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