An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 16.03.2023
Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit
We wish everyone in our community a happy and peaceful St Patrick’s day and we hope you all joy the celebrations.
Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week
Junior Division 3A Reserves
Our Division 3A reserves commenced their 2023 season against Killeevan at home on Sunday last in the Platinum Tanks Reserve League Football Division 3A Round 1 game. Well done to our Blues in their 3-13 to 0-8 win with a superb performance. They next play Rockcorry away on Saturday 25th March at 5:00pm in Round 2.
Our Senior Ladies started their 2023 season in the Senior Ladies Reserve League Division 2 Round 1 game against Aughnamullen ladies at home in Kilmore on Sunday last. Well done to our Ladies in their 1-9 to 0-4 brilliant win with excellent performances throughout the game. They next play Latton away in Round 2 on Sunday 19th March at 11:00am.
Ulster Senior Football Club League Round 5
Our Senior Blues played Donaghmore GAA in Roslea Shamrocks on Tuesday 14th March. Please check our Social Media platform for the results. Thanks to Roslea Shamrocks for kindly hosting the game. In the Ulster Senior League we were drawn in Group D with fellow County club Latton O’Rahilly GAA, Lavey GAA from County Derry, Ballymacnab GAA from Armagh and Donaghmore GAA from Tyrone. Results and Fixtures are as follows Lavey GAA 0-6 Scotstown GAA 1-5 Sunday February 12th; Scotstown GAA 1-11 Ballymacnab GAA 2-8 Kilmore Saturday 18th February; Latton GAA 1-12 Scotstown GAA 1-8, Corduff Thursday 23rd February; Scotstown GAA v Donaghmore GAA in Roslea Tuesday 14th March at 8:00pm.
Allianz Division 1 National Football League Round 6
Monaghan are next playing Tyrone at home in Clones this Sunday 19th March at 1:45pm. All the best to our Blues on the County panel, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Jack McCarron, Conor McCarthy, Michael McCarville, and Ryan O’Toole, and the rest of the Monaghan team, and the management. You can get your tickets in McMahons Centra Scotstown. The full Monaghan fixture and results list is as follows. Roinn 1: Monaghan 1-12 Armagh 1-14, Saturday January 28th, Castleblayney; Roinn 2: Kerry 3-16 Monaghan 0-14, Sunday 5th February; Roinn 3: Monaghan 1-20 Donegal 0-15, Sunday 19th February, Clones; Roinn 4: Monaghan 0-14 Roscommon 0-11, Sunday 26th February, Clones; Roinn 5: Galway 1-13 Monaghan 0-10, Sunday 5th March, Salthill; 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
You can purchase your tickets for the Round 6 Monaghan v Tyrone National League game in McMahon’s Centra Scotstown shop through the Ticketmaster system.
Ulster Minor Football League – Jim McGuigan Cup
Well done to the Monaghan minors in their 2-13 to 0-8 win against Armagh at home in the Ulster Minor Football League Group B Round 3 game on Monday last. Well done to Tommy Mallen, Sean Og McElwain and Max Maguire who scored superb points. The minors next play Down away in Mayobridge in the Ulster Minor Football League Group B Round 4 game this Saturday March 18th at 12:00 noon in Mayobridge. All the best to our Blues on the minor panel, Donnchadh Connolly, Darcy Foy, Sean Og McElwain, Max Maguire, Tommy Mallen, and the Monaghan team and management.
Monaghan Under 20 Development League
The Monaghan U20 team next play Armagh at home in Round 1 of the U20 Football Championship on Wednesday 22nd March in Castleblayney at 7:30pm. All the best to our Blues on the panel, Mark McPhillips and Seán Treanor, and the Monaghan team and management.
Monaghan LGFA Minors
The Monaghan County LGFA minor girls next play Armagh away on Saturday April 1st at 2pm in the Ulster Minor Championship Tier 1 Round 2 game. All the best to our Blues on the panel Katie McCaffrey, Ella McKenna, and Eabha Sherry, and the team and management.
Monaghan U16 Girls
The Monaghan County U16 girls next play Tyrone away on Saturday 15th April at 2pm in the Ulster U16 Championship Tier 1 Round 2 game. All the best to our Blues on the panel Trea MacCinna, Caoimhe Kelly, Michaela Grew and Shannon Corrigan, and the U16 team and management.
Monaghan U14 Girls
The Monaghan County U14 girls Festival of Football league games against Antrim and Tyrone last Saturday were postponed. New date and time TBC. They next play Fermanagh and Down on Saturday 25th March. We wish our Under 14 player Brannagh Connolly and all the other players and management the very best.
Ciara McArdle and DCU Team Cup victory
Congratulations to Ciara McArdle and the DCU team in their Yoplait O’Connor Cup victory last weekend.
New referees are needed in Co. Monaghan. The number of games played in the county is increasing every year and there is a shortage of active referees. Anyone interested in refereeing at juvenile level should contact any member of the committee. Training and support will be available to any new referees.
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week
On Saturday 18th March our Senior Reserves play Latton away in the Platinum Tanks Reserve League Football Division 1 Round 2 game at 5:00pm
On Sunday 19th March our Senior Ladies play Latton away in the Senior Ladies Reserve League Division 2 Round 2 game at 11:00am.
We wish our Blues and managements all the best in their games.
The Big Prediction Quiz
We are having the popular Prediction Competition Quiz from previous years for this year’s National Football League games which commenced a few weeks ago.
First overall prize is €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
Many thanks to everyone involved in the successful organising of this quiz and to the all the participants. We wish you all the best and lots of fun! Please note this Competition is now closed and the leaderboard is published on our Social Media platforms and updated every week.
Cairde na Botha – 3rd Cash Prize draw 16th March and 2nd Year Registration due
The Cairde na Botha prize draw 3 will take place on March 16th in Scotstown GAA Social Club. To be eligible for the draw you must be a paid up member. 10 prizes of €250 must be won! For information on your payments please contact Aine 089 2006820 or Aidan 087 6847415 or Cyril 087 9628521
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 €5,200!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €5,100 jackpot on Wednesday 15th March. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the March 8th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 20, 12, 5, 28
We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 100 – Padraig Columb.
We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Sinead Tierney, Marie Mc Kenna and David Murray. 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 €5,200. 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 March 22nd at 8:30pm.
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) is not 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
Please note players must be registered before they start training.
New Volunteers requested for Match Days
We are looking for volunteers to help with setting up pitches and dressing rooms for all match days. You will be part of a group of 3 and each group will look after a week of fixtures on a rotational basis. It is worthwhile and enjoyable work for the club.
Please contact Cyril McCrudden 087 9628521
U16 Coffee Morning
The Under 16 girls are going to have a coffee morning on Sunday 2nd April from 11:00am to 1:00pm in the Scotstown complex. All welcome and drop in for some coffee and support the girls.
The Club Shop is next open this Friday 24th March from 7pm to 8pm. Get all your gear for the new season!
Social Club open
The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bar Rota: Stephen McKenna and Pauric Connolly.
Live Music night 16th March
On Thursday 16th March, St Patricks Eve, there is live music in the Social Club bar, why not kick off your St Patricks Day celebrations early with us in the Social club. We are also having our third Cairde Na Botha draw with 10 x €250 cash prizes for signed up members.
Social Club Bookings
If you would like to book the Social Club for an event please contact Evelyn (086 382 4460) or Pauline (085 119 7063). Price of hire €50.
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.
Health and Wellbeing – Nutritional Talks
Health and Wellbeing – Nutritional Talks
Many thanks to Deirbhile Sherry, dietician from Tydavnet, for the superb and informative Nutrition and Gaelic Football presentation to the U13 and U15 boys onn Monday night last. Brilliant talk from one of our own senior players. As part of our healthy club initiative we had nutritional talks for both our U14 to U16 girls and U13 to U15 boys and their parents.
We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to the family, friends of Tiarnan Fullerton, and all those connected to Keady Michael Dwyers GFC and the wider community in Keady. May Tiarnan Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family, friends of Liam Kearns, and all those connected to his club Austin Stacks GAA and Offaly Football. May Liam Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Scór agus Cultúr
Scór na nÓg County Finals
The Scór na nÓg County Finals were held last weekend. Thanks to our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock for the following report.
There was excellent representation from our club at the Scor na nog County finals last weekend. On a snowy Friday night in Newbliss our quiz team of Eanna Mc Carey, Annie Mc Ginnity, Conor McMeel and Trea McKenna put in super showing only to lose out to Clontibret in a tie breaker. On Sunday evening in the stage events in Clontibret there were excellent performances from our representatives in the various disciplines of Scor. Pride of place goes to coach Ciara Connolly and her dancing team who won the figure dancing. Congratulations and well done to Rhianna Mullen, Aoife Mc Dermott, Kate McKenna and Aimee Connolly.
In solo singing, Leah McDonald gave a strong rendition of ‘Erin’s lovely Lee’ but lost out to Dearbhla Marron of Harps. Hannah Sherry gave a confident performance in recitation with Three little pigs (written by Ballinode’s Alice Daly) but lost out to Harps Saorlaith McKenna. In Novelty act our players Jack McCarra, Eanna McCarey, Hanna Sherry along with Hollie and Ben Mullen gave a confident and witty showing but finished second to neighbours Truagh. In instrumental music, probably the closest competition of the evening our musicians of Jake Corrigan, Emma McCague, Brannagh Connolly with Patrick and Caoimhe Treanor lost out to the Harps. It had to be close. All in all an excellent showing by our young performers. Our culture is alive and thriving in the club. Thanks to all parents, coaches and supporters who helped in any way to ensure such a great entry from our club in the finals. Thanks to County chairman Noel Flood and his committee for their work and dedication to ensure the finals went smoothly. Best wishes to each and every competitor in the Ulster semi finals in Lisnaskea on Saturday 25th March. An Bhoth abu.
Tá an Ciorcal sa Spórtlann gach Oíche Máirt ag a 8 a chlog! Buail isteach don craic is comhrá!
Michael Rooney with Ómós Na N-Ultach
A new suite of music composed by Scotstown born Michael Rooney, TG4 Composer of the Year 2017, commissioned by the Ulster Council of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and performed by the Ulster Youth Folk Orchestra and friends, this Saturday March 18th at 8:00pm in the Garage Theatre, Monaghan. The audience will be taken on a musical journey exploring Ulster’s history and culture. Well done Michael and all the best this Saturday night.