An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 13/12/2022 – REVISED
We say goodbye to Tommy
It is with a heavy heart and our sincerest sympathies that we observe the passing of our former player, committee member, trustee and honorary club member Tommy Moyna. Tommy was considerably instrumental in the shape and successes of our Club as we know it today. Tommy along with his twin brother Mackie (R.I.P., pictured on the left below, Tommy on the right) began playing for the former senior Scotstown village team in 1945 and was influential as a key player during the current club’s formation from the 1950s, where we won our first senior county championships in 1960 and 1961, and was also actively involved in the purchase and development of Páirc Mhuire in Scotstown in 1954. Tommy was exceptionally involved in our club from that time as player, committee member and trustee and was diligently involved in the Kilmore training grounds development several decades later in 1995, which were a significant factor in the successes of our current seniors over the past 10 years.
During his time player Tommy was involved in the Offaly minor team of the late 1940s, where he spent 3 years before returning to Scotstown. During his time in Offaly he was inspired by the carnival in Clara to develop a carnival in Scotstown which became a huge success for the village during the 1960s and 1970s with some of the most renowned showbands of the time playing. Tommy also was an illustrious minor and senior county football player and played for the 1945 minor championship Ulster winning team, and also well known and highly regarded as a local publican. Both his on-field and off-field commitment, dedication and professionalism made a significant contribution to success and achievements of our club.
Predeceased by his wife Sheila and his son John. We would like to pass on our sincerest sympathy and deepest condolences to his daughter Fionnuala, sons Tom, Domhnall, Niall, Michael and David, grandchildren Caoimhe, Deirdre, Sean, Conor, Ciara, Kate, Tommy, Ruairi, Alex, Tristian, Domhnall, Tobias, and Marcus, son in law, John, daughters in law, Eilish, Anne Marie, Helle, Treacy, his extended family and wide circle of friends. May Tommy’s gentle soul Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Tommy will be resting at his home in Scotstown. Removal Thursday 15th, to St Mary’s Church, Urbleshanny, Scotstown, arriving for 11:00am Funeral Mass, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Tommy’s funeral Mass can be viewed via the facebook link https://www.facebook.com/Tydavnet-Parish-RC-Churches-110743170561975/
Ulster Minor Club Football Tournament Quarter Final this Saturday
The Scotstown Minors play Donaghmore GAA from County Tyrone in the Ulster Minor Club St Paul’s Tournament this Saturday 17th December at 5pm in Colaiste Feirste, Belfast. 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 and results so far; Preliminary: Irvinestown, Fermanagh (2-10) v (5-4) Four Masters, Donegal; Quarter Final 1: Burren, Down (3-12) v (0-9) St. Brigid’s, Antrim; Quarter Final 2: Ramor United, Cavan (0-11) v (3-12) St Canice, Dungiven, Derry; Quarter Final 3: Scotstown GAA v Donaghmore, Tyrone; Quarter Final 4: Clan na Gael, Armagh v Four Masters, Donegal. We wish the Minor team and management the very best and please come along this Saturday to Colaiste Feirste, Belfast and give our Minor Blues your support!
Please note that there is a Supporters bus organised for Saturday’s Ulster Minor Quarter final game in Belfast with Rice Coaches. We need to have the names and numbers confirmed by Wednesday. Please Contact Aine (089 200 6820) or Cyril (087 962 8521) please, €10 per seat. Thanks.
Monaghan GAA 2022 Annual Awards
Last Thursday night the winners of the Monaghan GAA 2022 Annual Awards were announced at the Monaghan GAA Annual Convention. Scotstown GAA achieved 4 awards
and well done to everyone involved! Congratulations to Sean McGovern for winning Senior Club Official, thoroughly deserved after 6 stellar years of service to our Club as Secretary. Congratulations to Andrew Mullen for winning the Intermediate Referee Championship award, following up on his Junior Referee Championship award for last year. Scotstown GAA were awarded the Cultuir and Gaelige award and Congratulations to our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock, Mackie and Pauline Rooney and everyone else involved. Scotstown GAA were awarded the Youth Achievement award and congratulations to everyone involved in the amazing juvenile success at our club. Well done to all the other winners. Official presentation will take place in the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan on Saturday 21st January 2023 commencing at 7.30pm.
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 €3,500!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €3,400 jackpot on Wednesday 14th December. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the December 7th draw, there was no Jackpot winner, Numbers drawn on the night were 6, 4, 22, 14. We had 2 Match 3 winner who wins € 50 each – Gary Mc Kenna and Nuala Smyth. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Emer Mc Govern, Martina Corrigan and Eimear Cassidy. 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 21st at 8:30pm.
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
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.
The Club Shop is next open this Friday 16th December from 7pm to 8pm and will be open also on the 23rd.
Social Club open
The Social Club is open this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 9pm. Bar Rota: Evelyn Boylan and Padraig Columb.
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.
Scotstown Christmas tree
Many thanks to all those involved in organising and installing the lovely Christmas tree in the centre of Scotstown village.
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!
Church Concert for Knockatallon Bell Project
The Knockatallon Bell committee would like to thank all those from Scotstown GAA involved in helping out in the stewarding and parking at the church concert in Knockatallon last weekend and also to the two ladies who collected tickets at the door.
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.