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An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 17/01/2023

January 17th, 2023

2023 Bank of Ireland Dr. McKenna Cup

Unfortunately the Monaghan Senior County team failed to qualify for the Dr McKenna Cup Semi Finals despite an impressive away win to Donegal last week. Well done to the Monaghan team and Management in their 0-15 to 2-7 win away to Donegal in the Dr McKenna Cup Section A Round 3 game. Well done to our 3 Blues players who featured last night, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, and Ryan O’Toole with Rory and Shane scoring 2 points each. The Monaghan Senior County team next play in the National League Division 1 Round 1 game against Armagh at home in Castleblayney on Saturday 28th January. We wish our Blues players on the panel, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Conor McCarthy, Micheal McCarville, Ryan O’Toole, and the rest of the team, and the new Monaghan manager Vinny Corey and his management team the very best.

The Big Prediction Quiz – €2,400 in Prizes!!!!

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 and win the top prize of €1,000 plus any number of the weekly €100 winner prize!. 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 will commence at the end of this month.

You can now easily enter our NFL Prediction Quiz 2023 simply by filling in the online form linked

Pick the result of each game of the National Football League for a chance to Win €1,000, plus a weekly prize of €100 for score of the week.

Prizes = 1st €1,000, 2nd €500, 3rd, €200. Tied scores will split the prize money

Cost of Entry is €50.

Cairde na Botha – 3rd Cash Prize draw coming soon and 2nd Year Registration due

Thanks to everyone involved in the Cairde na Botha registration, information and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex on Friday evening last. 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.

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 €4,100!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,000 jackpot on Wednesday 18th January. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the January 11th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 20, 6, 30, 14.

We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 100 – Annette O’Donoghue.

We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Pauline Keenan, Evelyn Mc Guirk and Barry O’Connell. 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 €4,100. 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 25th at 8:30pm.

Clothing collection in the Complex

There was a Clothing collection last weekend organised with thanks by the Scotstown GAA Ladies. Well done to everyone involved and thanks to all those who left in their unwanted clothing items. The initiative was a great success!

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: Cormac Sherry & Abbie McCarey.

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. It commenced last Wednesday 11th January from 7pm. There was also a health check again with blood pressure checks, well done and many thanks to everyone involved. The walks will take place every Wednesday night from 7pm until the end of February.

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 21st January at 10 o clock all welcome.

Health and Wellbeing

With Christmas over and, we enter a new year 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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