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November 16th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 15/11/2022

Cairde na Botha – Registration Night

We have a registration, information and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex this Thursday evening, November 17th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. For those who subscribed last year and are on the 4 year subscription plan, the 2nd year subscription is now due. Please use this convenient opportunity to subscribe for year 2, and also for new members to subscribe to Cairde Na Botha. Also to be entered in our 3rd Cash prize draw it is essential you are a paid up member. Thanks!

Scotstown Cairde Na Botha wish to thank all those who have supported this historical fundraising project so far. 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!

Ulster Minor Championship Draw

The draw has been made for the 2022 St Paul’s Tournament / Ulster Minor Football Tournament. The Scotstown Minors play Donaghmore GAA on Saturday 17th December at 5pm in Colaiste Feirste. 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. We wish the Minor team and management the very best.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €3,100!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €3,000 jackpot on Wednesday 16th November. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the November 9th draw, there was no Jackpot winner, Numbers drawn on the night were 25, 16, 12, 5. We had 2 Match 3 winner who wins € 100. They were Gerard Mc Kenna and Ian Mc Quaid. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Mary Mallon, Grainne McKenna and Declan McKenna. 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 €3,100. 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 23rd at 8:30pm.

Club Shop – Duvet Covers on sale

The Club Shop is next open this Friday 25th November from 7pm to 8pm and will be open every 2 weeks for the next while. We have Single and Double bed Scotstown GAA duvets on sale. You can now order from Kevin 087 742 2519 via WhatsApp msg last orders will be Friday 18th November 2022. Double Bed €55. Single Bed €45.

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

Scotstown GAA AGM

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

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 this 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.

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.

Vote of Sympathy

The following votes of sympathy were passed at our last Committee meeting.

Duffy Family on the death of Mary

Gormley Family on the death of Gene

Morgan Family on the death of Philomena

McGuigan Family on the death of Dolores

Treanor Family on the death of Ollie

We would like to offer our condolences to all the family and friends who lost loved ones during this time.

Our Condolences to Patricia Brennan

Scotstown GAA would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Patricia Brennan. We would like to pass on our sympathy to her husband Jim, children Joanne McGuirk (Gerard), Sheenagh, Stephen and Paul, grandchildren, brother, sister, extended family and friends. May Patricia Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Monaghan Integrated Development Volunteer of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the Scotstown Tidy Towns Group, Pauline & Mackie Rooney, Jimmy Connolly, Marie Caulfield and Sean Morgan who were deservedly nominated for the County Monaghan Lifetime Volunteer Award.

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