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October 25th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 25/10/2022

Declan Loughman Sports Senior Football League Final Result – Scotstown 0-15 Ballybay 0-8

Well done and congratulations to our Senior team and management in their 0-15 to 0-8 win over Ballybay to retain the Owen Ward Cup on Friday night last under floodlights in Castleblayney. The Blues started strongly and were 7 points ahead after 17 minutes. Killian McKenna opened the scoring for Scotstown with a well placed free and Ryan O’Toole put the Blues in front with a superb point. Rory Beggan scored a brilliant point from a long range free, and Darragh Murray scored an excellent point, before Rory Beggan and Killian McKenna added to their tally with well placed points. Conor McCarthy scored 2 fine frees in quick succession making the score 0-8 to 0-1. The Blues had a 6 point advantage going into half time at 0-9 to 0-3 with Darragh Murray scoring a superb point. After 15 minutes of the second half Scotstown increased their lead to 8 points, with further superb points from Emmet Caulfield, Conor McCarthy (2) and Darren Hughes making the score 0-13 to 0-5. Ballybay made a strong comeback and reduced their margin to 5 points with 5 minutes remaining. The Blues dug deep and another superb long distance free from Rory Beggan and a brilliant point from play by Conor McCarthy secured the Owen Ward Cup for the second year in row. Well done to all our Senior men and management. Hard luck and commiserations to Ballybay and all the best to Ballybay in their Ulster Senior Championship campaign. Many thanks to Castleblayney Faughs for superbly hosting the final as always.

Scotstown Team, Subs and Scorers: Rory Beggan (0-3); Emmet Caulfield, Kieran McGuirk, Darragh Murray (0-2); Damien McArdle (Capt.); Sean Treanor; Ryan O’Toole (0-1), Ross McKenna; Gavin McPhillips, Mícheál McCarville; Paul Sherlock, Shane Carey, Matthew Maguire; Conor McCarthy (0-5), Darren Hughes (0-1), Killian McKenna (0-3), Cian Mohan, Jack McDevitt, Dónal Morgan, Jason Carey, Michael Meehan, Fergal McPhillips, Mark McPhillips, Joseph McKenna, James Hamill, Kieran Hughes, Padraic Keenan, Mark Duffy, Sean Mohan, Tristan Moyna, Cian McGonnell, Tiernan McGonnell, Orin Heaphey, James Corley, Conor McPhillips, Francis Maguire, Jack Mohan, Ryan Caulfield.

Management: Colin McAree, Diarmuid Scullion, Kevin Boylan.

We wish Colin McAree all the best in his future

Colin McAree has stepped down from his position as the Scotstown GAA Senior Football Manager. Colin was ratified as Scotstown GAA Senior Football Manager in November 2019. Within that time Colin managed the Senior Football team to regain the Monaghan Senior Club Football Championship in 2020 securing the 20th win for our club. In 2021 he managed the club to retain the Mick Duffy cup and the club won the championship and league cup double for the first time since 2015, when Scotstown won the Owen Ward cup. This year under Colin the senior team achieved an incredible 10th final in the row but lost to a strong and brilliant Ballybay side but managed to win the Senior League and retain the Owen Ward trophy. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Colin and all those in his backroom team during his time for all their hard work, dedication, contribution and success to the club and for nurturing in more of our superb players from juvenile level facilitating the ongoing bright future for our club. Colin’s loyalty, devotion, passion and professionalism for our club has greatly assisted our progression from 2019, right through the difficult period of the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, and we wish him all the best in his bright future.

Ciste Draw

The October Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night, October 29th 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 €10,300!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €10,200 jackpot on Wednesday 26th October. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the October 12th draw, there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 19, 12, 8, 28. We had 3 Match 3 winners who wins € 25 each.

They were Lorraine Mc Ginnity, Fionnuala Caulfield and Oisin Sherlock.

We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each.

They were Maura Sherry, Shane Caulfield and Cathy Bennett. 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 €10,300. 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 November 2nd at


Under 8s and Under 6s Presentation day

On Saturday of last weekend, we had a presentation day for all our super Under 8 and Under 6 girls, and Under 6 boys future blues. All the children were presented with certificates and a goodie bag. Well done and congratulations to you and your coaches, for all your achievements throughout the year! Many thanks to Colin Walker and Declan Stirrat for providing the magical entertainment during the presentation.

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this Friday 28th 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. Bar Rota: Abbie McCarey and Cormac Sherry.

Hallowe’en Music Session in Social Club

There will be a Hallowe’en fancy dress night in the Social Club this Saturday 29th October from 8pm with Craobh Éamonn Ó’Muirí CCÉ. Everyone welcome and please come in fancy dress!

AGM Nominations forms

Nomination forms for the AGM (on Friday 25th November at 8pm) will be out this week. If any member does not receive one, please contact the secretary.

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.

Health and Wellbeing

There is a fundraiser for Crocus Monaghan and the Irish Cancer society this week. It involves auction of George a 2 year old heifer who had been kindly donated by Seamus and Olivia McCara and their children Shannon, Peter and Nadine who hand reared the calf from birth during lockdown and is their family pet. The auction is on this Friday 28th October at 7:30pm through Ballybay.marteye.ie. Donations can be made to this fundraiser on sort code: 93-24-77 Account number 41059088, Bic: AIBKIE2D, IBAN: IE83AIBK93247741059088. Free delivery anywhere in Ireland.

Organising Committee: Bernie Sherry (086 8161700), Sandra Meehan (086 8771034), Yvonne Keenan (086 3588588) & Roisin McKenna (087 2760942).

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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.

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others Cocktail Evening

There is a social night this Sunday October 30th from 8:30 in the Social Club for the Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others participants. The Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others training takes place on Monday and Wednesday nights. Training on Mondays at 8.30pm in Kilmore. Training on Wednesday nights 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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