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November 22nd, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 22/11/2022

Monaghan GAA 2022 Award winners

Massive Congratulations to all our Monaghan GAA 2022 Award Winners.

Congratulations to our four Greenfield All-Star Monaghan GAA Senior Football Championship players who were announced last Saturday night; Rory Beggan, Damien McArdle, Darren Hughes and Conor McCarthy. Congratulations to Cian Mohan in winning the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Goalkeeper All Star.

Well done lads, thoroughly deserved.

Cairde na Botha – 2nd Year Registration due

We had a registration, information and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex last Thursday evening. Many thanks to all those involved. For those who subscribed last year and are on the 4 year subscription plan, the 2nd year subscription is now due. To be entered in our 3rd Cash prize draw it is essential you are a paid up member. New members are more than welcome to sign up to Cairde. 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 Club Football Championship

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 €3,200!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €3,100 jackpot on Wednesday 23rd November. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the November 16th draw, there was no Jackpot winner, Numbers drawn on the night were 25, 3, 4, 24. We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 100 – Chloe Mc Phillips.

We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Elaine Gorman, Cormac Mc Intyre and Margaret Bourke.. 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 €3,200. 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 30th at 8:30pm.

Ciste Draw

The November Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night, November 26th 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!

Congratulations to Brenda McAnespie

Congratulations to Brenda McAnespie who was 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 night last in the Bonnington Hotel Dublin. Well done Brenda, thoroughly deserved!

Club Shop

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.

Social Club open

The Social Club is open this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 9pm. Bar Rota: Sean McKenna and Kevin Boylan

Karaoke Fundraiser night on Saturday 26th November

There will be a Karaoke night on this Saturday 26th November in the Scotstown GAA Social Club to raise funds for a small group of Occupational therapy students from Ulster University doing charity work including Ciara Sherry. Ciara will be traveling to Cambodia for a month in January with a small group of occupational therapy students from Ulster University. The girls are going to provide occupational therapy to children with intellectual disabilities in a special school in Cambodia. All money raised will support travel expenses, purchase of materials for therapy and equipment for the children. If you would like to know more about the special school and the work they do you can read it on the following link: https://www.rabbitschoolcambodia.net/

Scotstown GAA AGM

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

Interested in coaching?

Anyone who would like to join our underage coaching/management teams for boys/girls in 2023 should contact Páraic Duffy. Potential administrators or coaches will be most welcome.

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!

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.

Our Condolences

Scotstown GAA would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Patrick (Paddy) Coyle. We would like to pass on our sincerest sympathy to his wife Mary, brother in law Martin, sister Maura Fox (John), brothers in law sisters in law, nephews, nieces, and to his extended family and friends, and to all those at Latton GAA Club where Paddy was an integral part of their club executive and in various other roles for them during his time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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