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An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 03/01/2023

January 14th, 2023

Athbhliain faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh!

We wish all our members, players, volunteers, patrons and our community a very peaceful and prosperous New Year. This has been another challenging year for many people, but through the darkness of the past, we have seen many moments of light both on the field and off the field in our community during 2022, which has brought joy and solace. We look forward to a brighter future in 2023 and thanks everyone for all your support and hard work throughout 2022 and here’s to a successful 2023 and another year of achievement. We hope you all have a super and relaxing celebration tonight. Take care. An Bhoth Abú!

2023 Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup

The first competitive intercounty football for 2023 is currently taking 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 in Castleblayney. Next Wesnesday 11th January Monaghan are playing Donegal away in Ballyofey 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, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Conor McCarthy and Micheal McCarville, 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. The 3rd Cash Prize draw will be at the end of this month. 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.

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 €3,800!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €3,700 jackpot on Wednesday 4th January. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the December 21st draw, there was no Jackpot winner, Numbers drawn on the night were 14, 1, 2, 6. We had NO Match 3 winner. We had 5 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Grainne Mc Kenna, Karl Foy, Áine Mc Kenna, Jim Mc Cabe and Lorcan Deery.

In the December 28th draw There was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 20, 5, 7, 30. We had 2 Match 3 winner who wins € 50 each – Padraig Columb and Damian Stirrat. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Padraig Columb, Tiarnan Mc Gonnell and Elaine Brennan. 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 €3,800. 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 January 11th at 8:30pm.

Ciste Draw

Congratulations to Marius Rooney, Scotstown our €1,000 December Ciste Winner! Also congratulations to our 5 x €100 winners; Arthur King, Laura Lawrence, Kathleen Cusker, Martin Mullen, Aidan McCarra. Sellers prize Tommy McMahon, Damian Mohan, Niall Foy. Spot prize winners John Heaphey, Maisie Rooney, Noleen Rooney and Christina McKenna

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 New Year’s Prize Draw – €500 worth of prizes!

We are having a New Year’s 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 January 7th during the Christmas Get-together in the Social Club. You can purchase your tickets here through our Clubforce Platform

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 at the end of this month.

Social Club open

The Social Club is open this Friday and Sunday from 9pm and the Christmas get-together (please see below) is this Saturday. Bar Rota: Sean McKenna and Kevin Boylan.

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.

RTE Operation Transformation 2023 – Ireland Lights Up Walk

We have registered with the Transformation 2023 initiative again this year. This initiative involves Scotstown GAA Health and Well-being joining up with Ireland Lights Up 2022 in partnership with RTE Operation Transformation and encourages everyone young and old, especially families / household bubbles, to get Ireland safely walking. We host this initiative

at the Kilmore walking track at evening times. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details.

Health and Wellbeing

With Christmas over and, we enter a new yeear 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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