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. Hard luck to Monaghan in their 2-10 to 0-12 defeat to Down on Wednesday night of last week in Castleblayney. Monaghan are next playing Donegal away in Ballybofey on Wednesday 11th January 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 – 3rd Cash Prize draw coming soon and 2nd Year Registration due
We have a Cairde na Botha registration, information and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex this Friday 13th January evening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. For those who subscribed last year and are on the 4 year subscription plan, the 2nd year subscription is 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. The 3rd Cash prize draw is at the end of this month. 10 x €250 worth of cash prizes to be won!! 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 €3,900!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €3,800 jackpot on Wednesday 11th January. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the January 4th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 14, 19, 25, 30
We had 2 Match 3 winner who wins € 50 each. They were Brendan Mc Caffrey and Paul Deery.
We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Siobhan Mc Kenna, Grainne Mc Kenna and John Mc Quaid.. 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 €3,900. 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 18th at 8:30pm.
Scotstown GAA New Year’s Prize Draw – €500 worth of prizes!
Congratulations to our New Year’s draw winners of the €500 worth of prizes,
Oisin McKernan winner of the 1st Prize: 2 x All Ireland Football / Hurling Final tickets
Alfie Casey winner of the 2nd Prize: Food Hamper sponsored by McMahons Centra Scotstown. Peter Sherlock winner of the 3rd Prize: Beauty Hamper sponsored by Scotstown Pharmacy. Well done to everyone involved in the draw!
Under 20 Monaghan County Panel
Congratulations and well done to Mark McPhillips and Sean Treanor named on the U20 Monaghan GAA panel for this year! We wish them and the rest of the team the very best this season.
Clothing collection in the Complex this weekend
There is a Clothing collection this weekend organised with thanks by the Scotstown GAA Ladies. A new year calls for a good clear! We will be hosting a clothing collecting this Friday and Saturday, a perfect way to get rid of those clothing items that you’ve been staring at for years! We will have two collection slots: Friday, 13th January: 6pm – 8pm
Saturday, 14th January: 10 am – 12pm. Clothing items can be dropped at the Complex during these times
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, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bar Rota: Gerard McKenna and Niall McKenna.
Scotstown GAA Social Club Little Christmas Get-together.
Many thanks to everyone involved in the superb Get-together night last Saturday for our Patrons, Volunteers, Coaches and Helpers in the social club.
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.
St. Macartan’s College Rannafast Final
Hard luck to the St. Macartan’s College team and management who narrowly lost in the Rannafast Cup final on Sunday last to St Paul’s of Bessbrook 1-7 to 1-6 in Armagh on Sunday last. Well done to all our Blues on the panel and the rest of the team for qualifying for the final.
RTE Operation Transformation 2023 – Ireland Lights Up Walk
We have registered with the Transformation 2023 initiative again this year. It commences next Wednesday 11th January from 7pm. There will be health check again with blood pressure checks available to kick start your new year. Feel free to join in at any stage during that time. This initiative involves Scotstown GAA Health and Well-being joining up with Ireland Lights Up 2023 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, every Wednesday.
Also family walk on Saturday morning 14th January at 10 o clock all welcome.
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.
The Big Prediction Quiz
Show your GAA expertise! You have always fancied yourself as a fountain of GAA knowledge with regards to matters on the field. Now is the time, join the big prediction quiz, see can you be crowned the champion. The proof is in the predictions.
We are having the popular Prediction Competition Quiz from previous years for this year’s National Football League games which commence at the end of this month. We will have more details for next week’s notes and please see our Social Media platforms in the meantime.
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Monaghan Intercounty Football retirements
We wish Doohamlet GFC Colin Walsh and Ballybay Pearse Brothers GAA Drew Wylie all the best after retiring from Inter County Football and many thanks for their outstanding service to Monaghan GAA County football which saw some considerable success during their playing time.