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December 19th, 2022

An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 20/12/2022

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh!

We wish all our members, players, volunteers, patrons and our community a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous New Year. Well done to everyone involved in our activities and events during 2022, which was one of our most successful years particularly in juvenile level. These times have been one of the most difficult years in living memory with the Covid 19 pandemic and its aftermath. Thanks to everyone involved to help others in need in our parish and to raise our spirits during these times. Thanks everyone for all your support and work throughout the year and here’s to a successful 2023.

Ulster Minor Club Football Tournament Quarter Final result – Scotstown 1-9 Donaghmore 1-12

The Scotstown Minors played Donaghmore GAA in the Ulster Minor Club St Paul’s Tournament on Saturday last in Colaiste Feirste, Belfast. Hard luck to our minor Blues and management who narrowly lost the game. The lads played magnificently and lost to a strong Donaghmore side. However they had an amazing season where collectively the teams won all 4 county trophies and well done to the teams and management on all the success. Congratulations to Donaghmore GAA and all the best in their semi-final. Thanks to St Pauls GAA for superbly organising and hosting the tournament and thanks to Colaiste Feirste for superbly hosting the quarter final game. Many thanks to the tremendous support and turnout by our Blues fans, you did our club proud as well as the minor team and management. We wish Sahil Arya a speedy recovery. Thanks to Brian McKee from the Saffron Gael for the following match report.

Both teams brought a large crowd of travelling supporters to Colaiste Feirste on a cold Saturday evening. They witnessed an entertaining game that saw Domhnach Mór achieve a three point win over An Bhoth, Scotstown in a close encounter that came alive in the second half.

Despite opening pressure from Donaghmore, it was the lads from Scotstown who took an early lead through a point from Sean Og McElwain. A subsequent promising attack from Scotstown was cut out by Donaghmore keeper Cormac Draine, and his quick thinking led to a counter attack by Donaghmore with an opening point from Ronan Molloy. Further points from Noah Grimes and Aodhan Molloy pushed the Tyrone boys ahead. While Donaghmore were dominating the opening 20 minutes, Scotstown came back strongly with three points from Sean Og McElwain. The first half came to a close with both sides adding on a point apiece to leave the score at 1-5 to 0-5 as the lads headed to the welcome warmth of the changing rooms.

The second half began with both sides missing good opportunities to add to their scores, but on the sixth minute Tommy Mallon slotted over the first of two consecutive points to start putting what became increasing pressure on Scotstown. Noah Grimes added a point for Donaghmore but a goal from Adam Monahan saw the Scotstown team regain the lead.

Grimes (Donaghmore) brought the sides level with a further point in a game in which both sides pressed hard for supremacy. McElwain (Scotstown) and Clarke (Donaghmore) exchanged points as the temperature rose in an increasingly tense game. Monahan added a further point for Scotstown but it was the ever dangerous Grimes who established superiority for the lads from Donaghmore with four further points that saw them into the semi-final against Four Masters on St Stephen’s Day.

Scotstown: Fintan Foy (0-1), Sean Og McElwain (0-5), Max Maguire (0-1), Tommy Mallen (0-2), Adam Monahan (1-0),

Donaghmore: Cormac Draine (1-1), Ronan Molloy (0-1), Noah Grimes (0-8), Aodhan Molloy (0-1) Joey Clarke (0-1),

Scotstown: Domhnaill Moyna, Conall Gallagher, Donnadh Connolly, Oisin Murray, Nicky Sherlock, Caolium Mullen, Bobby Boylan, Reuban Sheridan, Sahil Arya, Max Maguire, Tommy Mallen, Shea Beggan, Adam Monaghan, Finlay Foy, Sean Og McElwain

Subs: Jimmy mcKenna, Aaron McQuaid, Daniel Prunty, James Brady, Seamie McKenna

Donaghmore: Conan McGarvey, Conaill McGee, Ben Hughes, Jude McNally, Rory McGee, Joey Clarke, Joseph Kelly, Johnny McKenna, Conor O’Neill, Aodhan Molloy, Cormac Draine, Conall Herron, Noah Grimes, Ronan Molloy, James McCann

Subs: Ryan McAteer, Ronan McGeary, Caolan Quinn, Ciaran Hackett, Michael Logan

Monaghan GAA 2022 Annual Awards

Last Thursday night in the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan the annual Monaghan GAA Volunteer Recognition & Appreciation Scheme 2022 and the Champion 15 ‘All-Star’ Awards took place. Massive Congratulations to all our Monaghan GAA 2022 Award Winners and Volunteer recognition, pictures below;

2022 Senior Football Championship All Star Champions

Rory Beggan – Goalkeeper

Damien McArdle – Full Back

Darren Hughes – Midfielder

Conor McCarthy – Half Forward

2022 Junior Football Championship All Star Champion

Cian Mohan – Goalkeeper

Monaghan GAA Volunteer Recognition and Appreciation Scheme 2022

Sean McGovern

Well done lads, thoroughly deserved! Thanks to Monaghan GAA and Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan for hosting and organising another superb Award night, and thanks to Michael Owen McMahon for presenting the awards.

2023 Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup

The first competitive intercounty football for 2023 will take place in early January. Monaghan have been drawn in Section A of the 2023 Dr. McKenna Cup with Donegal and Down. Monaghan are playing at home against Down on January 4th at 7:30pm (Venue TBC). On Saturday 7th January Monaghan are playing Donegal away in Ballybofey at 7:30pm. Please note that there are no matchday sales at the venue, all tickets must be pre-purchased online. We wish our Blues players on the panel and the rest of the team, and the new Monaghan manager Vinny Corey and his management team the very best.

Cairde na Botha – 2nd Year Registration due

We recently had a registration, information and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex. 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!

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €3,600!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €3,500 jackpot on Wednesday 21st December. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the December 14th draw, there was no Jackpot winner, Numbers drawn on the night were 3, 25, 8, 21. We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 100 – Catherine O’Toole

We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Bernadette Marron, John Mc Quaid and Paraic McCague. 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 €3,500. 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 December 28th at 8:30pm.

Ciste Draw

The December Ciste draw will take place on Sunday Night, January 1st 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 Christmas Prize Draw

We are having a Christmas draw with 3 superb prizes.

1st Prize: 2 x All Ireland Football / Hurling FINAL tickets

2nd Prize: Food Hamper sponsored by McMahons Centra Scotstown

3rd Prize: Beauty Hamper sponsored by Scotstown Pharmacy

Tickets only €10. Draw is on December 23rd. You can purchase your tickets here through our Clubforce Platform

https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=2175

Juvenile Disco-December 30th

On Friday 30th December Disco at the Plex takes place in Scotstown GAA Complex for 12 – 16 year olds! Please see link below for ordering tickets.

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/disco-at-the-plex-tickets-481490459927

Club Shop – New Retro Scotstown Jerseys

We have new superb retro Scotstown GAA jerseys in long sleeve and T-Shirt in the club shop. The Club Shop is next open this Friday 23rd December from 7pm to 8pm.

Social Club open

The Social Club is open this Friday 23rd December only from 9pm. Bar Rota: Stephen McKenna and Pauric Connolly. The Social Club is open on Friday 30th December only from 9pm. Bar Rota: Trevor McKenna and Damien Mohan

Scotstown GAA Social Club Little Christmas Get-together.

Just to say “Thank You” to all our Patrons, Volunteers, Coaches and Helpers – we are having a little bit of a get together in the social club on 7th January at 9pm and would love for you all to join us! Just a few drinks, a few nibbles and a bit of craic to say “Thanks for a job well done”!

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.

As well as our physical health, our emotional wellbeing and mental health is also highly important. In these current circumstances, it is important to remember that the community supports and services are still operating. Your GP is your first point of contact in relation to both physical and mental health needs. If you, or someone you know is in crisis, contact your GP or Doc on Call on 1850 777 911, or if you are really concerned go to the Emergency Department in Cavan General Hospital. Please see our social media platforms for Local Support and Services available with contact details.

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Congratulations to Grainne McElwain

The GAA has announced the details of the GAAGO broadcast schedule for 2023, with a total 38 games to be shown exclusively on the streaming platform. Congratulations to Gráinne McElwain who is confirmed as a GAAGO presenter for next year’s championship games.

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.

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