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November 8th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 08/11/2022

Ulster Minor Championship Draw

The draw has been made for the 2022 St Paul’s Tournament / Ulster Minor Football Tournament. The tournament is organised and hosted by St. Paul’s GAC, Belfast. The County Minor club championships were held in each of the nine counties of Ulster. The nine county champions contest the Ulster Club Championship. Scotstown U17 team won the Monaghan GAA U17 Division 1 Club Championship and qualified for this tournament. All matches are knock-out. Scotstown have been drawn in the quarter final against Donaghmore GAA from County Tyrone. Full draw; Preliminary: Fermanagh (yet to be decided) v Four Masters, Donegal; Quarter Final 1: Burren, Down v St. Brigid’s, Antrim; Quarter Final 2: Ramor United, Cavan v St Canice, Dungiven, Derry; Quarter Final 3: Scotstown GAA v Donaghmore, Tyrone; Quarter Final 4: Clan na Gael, Armagh v winners of Preliminary Round. The quarter finals take place on the weekend of December 10th and 11th in St Paul’s GAC in Belfast. We wish our Minor Blues and Management the very best.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €3,000!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €2,500 jackpot on Wednesday 9th November. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the November 2nd draw, there was no Jackpot winner, Numbers drawn on the night were 20, 10, 21, 5. We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 100 – Aidan Mc Cormack. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Eimear Hamill, Marie Sherry and Marie Murray. 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 €3,000. 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 November 16th at 8:30pm.

Club Shop Opening Times

The Club Shop is next open this Friday 11th November 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.

Scotstown GAA AGM

The Scotstown GAA AGM takes place on Friday 25th November at 8pm in the Scotstown complex.

Thank you to Roslea Shamrocks

Many thanks to Roslea Shamrocks for kindly facilitating and hosting our Senior team and management for pre-County Final training sessions at their superb facilities in Shamrock Park.

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

With the clock gone back an hour and the dark evenings and winter setting in, this is the time of year for the “Make your Céili” community initiative which combats loneliness and rural isolation. This has been a successful initiative aimed at encouraging people to visit a neighbour who may be lonely or suffering from rural isolation. So please over the next few months call in on people who may be suffering from loneliness, and please keep in mind the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic and take the necessary precautions. For those who are still nervous of physical visits given the ongoing Pandemic, we can still make contact with those we care about and / or are cocooning, living alone or vulnerable. They would really appreciate a phone call, letter or card just to say “I’m thinking about you, keep safe and stay

strong.” So please, Make a Ceili, Phone a Ceili, write a Letter, send a Card and keep in touch over the winter months and we are always here to help in anyway.

Scór agus Cultúr

Tá an Ciorcal sa Spórtlann gach Oíche Máirt ag a 8 a chlog! Fáilte roimh gach duine!

Muineachán Le Gaeilge are hosting a Bilingual Table Quiz in the Monaghan Harps Clubhouse on Thursday 17th November at 8pm. Price is €10 / U18s €5 and the first prize is €120, 2nd prize €80 and spot prizes on the night.

Cairde na Botha – 2nd Year Subscription is now due

Scotstown Cairde Na Botha wish to thank all those who have supported this historical fundraising project so far. For those who subscribed last year and are on the 4 year subscription plan, the 2nd year subscription is now due. 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 – Opening of building in New Year

Thanks to all our many supporters who have signed up so far for our Cairde na Botha fundraising initiative. The building works is near completion and we expect to open in the New Year.

Congratulations to Brenda McAnespie

Brenda McAnespie will be officially inducted into the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Hall of Fame at the TG4 All Star awards night, in association with Lidl, on Saturday November 19. Well done Brenda and a massive congratulations, thoroughly deserved!

Scoil Cheoil na Botha

This weekend sees several top quality music sessions in both McCagues Bar Scotstown and Cornagilta School. Please see line ups below, and details on the images on our Social media platforms. Friday concert; Brian Lennon, Séamus Quinn and Brian McGrath in concert at 8pm in Cornagilta school. Trad Session with Dónal McCague, George McAdam and Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn at 10pm in McCagues Bar. Saturday 12th November; Rosie Stewart and Monica Beagon leading a singing session from 5-8pm in McCagues Bar. All singers welcome. Laura Beagon, John McEvilly and Pádraig McGovern playing a session at 9pm on Saturday night in McCagues Bar.

Crocus Cancer Support Centre Men’s Den Movember challenge

Well done to Michael Owen McMahon, and Colin Casey for doing the Crocus Cancer Support Centre Men’s Den Movember challenge! Donation details will follow soon.

Congratulations to Daisy McCrudden

Congratulations and well done to the Scotstown girls’ U10 Daisy McCrudden for her first time competing in the Ulster Championships in Belfast on Monday night of last week with three Ulster medals!! Out of 86 in her category she placed;

4th in the Pre Open u10 Reel; 2nd place in the u10 Ceilí dance; and 6th place in the u10 Fairy Reel. Daisy dances with Frances Brogan, Scoil Rince Ní Bhrogain.

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