An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 24/01/2023Allianz Division 1 National Football League Roinn 1
We’re not long into 2023 and the Intercounty football action rises up a gear following the Dr. McKenna Cup competition with the opening fixtures of the National Football League this weekend. Monaghan retained their position in Division 1 and are the same league as Armagh, Mayo, Galway, Donegal, Tyrone, Kerry and Roscommon. Monaghan are playing Armagh in St. Mary’s Park, Castleblayney on Saturday 28th January at 6:30pm. All the best to our Blues on the County panel, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Conor McCarthy, Michael McCarville, and Ryan O’Toole, and the rest of the Monaghan team, and the management. Please note this game is sold out. The full Monaghan fixture list is as follows. Roinn 1: Monaghan v Armagh, Saturday January 28th 6:30pm, Castleblayney; Roinn 2: Kerry v Monaghan, Sunday 5th February, 1:30pm, Killarney; Roinn 3: Monaghan v Donegal, Sunday 19th February, 1:45pm, Clones; Roinn 4: Monaghan v Roscommon, Sunday 26th February, 2:30pm, Clones; Roinn 5: Galway v Monaghan, Sunday 5th March, Salthill, 12:45pm; Roinn 6: Monaghan v Tyrone, Sunday 19th March, 2:00pm, Clones; Roinn 7: Mayo v Monaghan, Sunday 26th March, 1:45pm, Castlebar.
National League Tickets
The Monaghan v Armagh National League game is sold out. You can purchase your tickets for the Round 2 Monaghan v Kerry National League game in Killarney on 5th February in McMahan’s Centra Scotstown shop through the Ticketmaster system.
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 https://www.scotstowngaa.ie/nfl-prediction-quiz-2023
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.
We also have manual copies for people to fill in who do not have online access. Please ask any committee member for a copy, and there are sheets available in the local shops and pubs. Entries must be in before the National League commences this Saturday.
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 recently. 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 €4,200!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €4,100 jackpot on Wednesday 25th January. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the January 18th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 3, 30, 19, 16.
We had NO Match 3 winner this evening.
We had 4 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each.
They were Fionnuala Caulfield, Sean Corr, Margaret Bourke and Georgia Pitfield. 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 €4,00. 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 February 1st at 8:30pm.
The January Ciste draw will take place on Saturday Night, January 28th 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!
2022 Monaghan GAA Awards Ceremony
Many thanks to everyone involved in the 2022 Northern Standard Monaghan GAA Annual Awards which was held in the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan on Saturday night last.
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. Well done and many thanks to Gráinne McElwain for her brilliant Master of Ceremony as always. Thanks to Monaghan GAA for superbly organising the event and the Four Seasons hotel for excellently hosting the ceremony.
Membership 2023 – 10% Discount off all memberships if paid before 31st March
Membership 2023 – 10% Discount off all memberships if paid before 31st March
We are giving a 10% reduction in fees to all members. The code is applied at checkout on our Clubforce app.
A parent must register with anyone under the age of 18, therefore you will be required to include an “Adult non-playing” to the basket.
If children are registered without parent being added or if at least 1 Parent/Guardian (GDPR contact) isn’t included with a juvenile registration, then we will issue a refund and ask you to register again. Please arrange your membership on our Clubforce Platform and apply discount code at checkout, address https://member.clubforce.com//memberships_cart_m.asp?ll_id=2175&clb=1
New Officer positions on our executive committee.
During our January Committee meeting last Friday, Gary McQuaid was ratified as our new Club Secretary. Congratulations and we wish Gary all the best in his new role with our club.
Also ratified at the meeting; Colin Casey is the new Children’s Officer, and we wish Colin all the best in his new role for the club. We thank Jill Stirrat, the previous Children’s officer for all her hard work. Emer McGovern has taken up the position of Designated Liaison Person and we wish Emer all the best in this position going forward.
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 27th January from 7pm to 8pm.
Social Club open
The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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.
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.
Scotstown GAA wish to extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Paddy, Lisa, Oisin, Tiarnach, Padraig, Aoibhinn and the extended Connolly and Sheridan Families on the sad passing of Odhran Connolly; and to Rockcorry GAA whom Odhran played juvenile football for; and to his friends and school. May Odhran Rest In Peace.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
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 28th 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.
Pride of Place 2022 Award
Congratulations to Knockatallon Community on winning the award of Population of less than 300 in the ipb Pride of Place 2022 last weekend
Save the date!
There will be an adults Fun table quiz in the Scotstown GAA Social Club on Saturday 25th February at 9.00 sharp followed by some music & bit of craic. More details to follow.
Line Dancing for Under 14 & 16 Girls
Line dancing starts on Monday 30th January for all U14 and U16 girls at 7:30pm in the Scotstown complex, for 6 weeks.
Scór agus Cultúr
Tá an Ciorcal sa Spórtlann gach Oíche Máirt ag a 8 a chlog! Buail isteach don craic is comhrá!