An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 20.04.2023
Ulster Senior County Football Championship Quarter Final Result – Monaghan 2-17 Tyrone 1-18
Monaghan secured an Ulster Semi Final spot with an incredible win against Tyrone away in Omagh on a balmy beautiful spring Sunday. What was surely one of the most entertaining end to end nerve wrecking intercounty games in recent times, ended with Ryan O’Toole scoring an astonishing last minute decisive winning goal, deep in injury time. The Farney men were down by 6 points at one stage towards the end of the first half, but responded strongly in the second half with an almighty comeback against the 2021 All Ireland Champions. Well done to all the Monaghan players, manager Vinny Corey and his management team in this amazing victory. Congratulations to all our Blues who played and put it such an immense effort with some superb scoring including Ryan O’Toole (1-1), Conor McCarthy & Jack McCarron (2 points each), Rory Beggan (with superb keeping and accurate distribution of passing including for Carrick Emmet’s Stephen O’Hanlon’s superb goal), Darren Hughes (another fine high work rate game) and our 2 Blues subs who made a remarkable impact in the second half with an outstanding performance, Shane Carey (0-1) and Kieran Hughes. Ryan O’Toole’s audacious, nerveless and courageous goal in the final minute has been well lauded in the national media over the past week and deservedly so. Well done Ryan, the vast majority of players would have fisted the point looking for the equaliser to take the game into extra time, but Ryan’s quick thinking brought the victory with distinguished self-belief and courage.
Monaghan next play the current Ulster champions Derry in the Ulster Championship Semi Final on Saturday 29th April at 5:00pm. Venue TBC. 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.
Congratulations to Rory Beggan, Conor McCarthy and Ryan O’Toole for making the GAA Team of the Week.
Massive congratulations to 3 of our Blues for making the GAA Team of the week after the superb performance by Monaghan against Tyrone yesterday. Well done to Rory Beggan, Conor McCarthy and Ryan O’Toole whose astonishing last gasp goal won the game. Also congratulations to Clontibret’s Conor McManus and Tyholland’s Karl O’Connell for also making the GAA Team of the week.
Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week
Last Saturday saw Round 3 of the Spring League. The Scotstown A team’s game against Castleblayney away was postponed. Well done to the Scotstown B team in their 8-24 to 3-2 win against Corduff away. Well done to the Scotstown C team in their 5-6 to 0-5 win against Latton at home. Well done to the Scotstown D team in their 5-5 to 1-3 win against Carrickmacross.
The Under 15 Division 1 boys game against Aughnamullen at home in Round 2 of the U15 Division 1 League on Thursday last was cancelled as Aughnamullen conceded the game.
They next play Donaghmoyne away in Round 3 of the U15 Football League Division 1 Round game in Kilmore this Thursday April 20th at 7:15pm. Hard luck to the Division 5A boys in their defeat to Magheracloone away on Friday of last week. They next play Aughnamullen away in Round 3 of the U15 Football Division 5A league this Friday April 21st at 7:15pm.
Our Under 18 boys had no games in the past week, as both their games were postponed due the weather conditions (U18 Division 1 against Castleblayney and U18 Division 3 against Aughnamullen). Our U18 Division 1 team next play Emyvale away in the U18 Division 1 Round 4 game on Tuesday April 25th at 7:30pm. Our U18 Division 3 team next
play Oram at home in the U18 Division 1 Round 5 game on Friday 21st April at 7:30pm. All the best to the teams and management.
Senior Division 1A Reserves
Our Junior 1A Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Truagh at home on Wednesday 10th May at 7:45pm in the Round 4 Platinum Tanks Reserve League Football Division 1A game.
Junior Division 3A Reserves
Our Junior 3A Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Castleblayney away on Wednesday 3rd May at 7:30pm in Round 4 of the Platinum Tanks Reserve League Football Division 3A.
Junior Division 3B Reserves
Our Junior 3B Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Inniskeen away in Round 2 of the Platinum Tanks Reserve League Football Division 3B on Saturday April 22nd at 7:00pm.
Senior Men League
Our Senior men commenced their 2023 senior league campaign in an entertaining game against a strong Latton side in Latton on a rainy Saturday last. The Blues were missing the county players and lost by the narrowest of margins but put in a fine performance. Scotstown had started strongly with fine well placed points by Michéal McCarville and Gavin McPhillips. Latton responded strongly opening up a 2 point advantage before a great point by James Hamill and a well placed free by Mattie Maguire levelled the score at 0-4 apiece after 15 minutes. Scotstown regained the lead by the 18th minute with 2 further fine scores by Mattie Maguire, however Latton again responded strongly and took a 3 point advantage going into half time with a score of 0-9 to 0-6. Latton stretched their lead further to 4 points at the start of the second half, but the Blues made a strong back with 3 further superb points by Mattie Maguire making the score 0-10 to 0-9 to Latton. Latton scored again, but the sides were level with 5 minutes to go with excellent points from Jason Carey and Emmet Caulfield. Latton regained the lead with 2 further points and despite a superb point by Ross McKenna the Blues lost by 1 point with a final score of 0-13 to 0-12. Hard luck to the players and management. The Senior men next play Magheracloone at home this Sunday 23rd April at 1:00pm in round 2 of the Senior League.
Junior Men’s League
Our Junior men commenced their 2023 junior league campaign with a highly competitive home game in Kilmore against Oram on Saturday evening last. Hard luck to the Blues losing by 0-11 to 1-6. The Juniors put in a fine performance and led for much of the game. The Blues started strongly with a 1-2 to 0-0 lead after just 3 minutes with a superb goal by Tiarnan McGonnell and fine points by Ruairi Sheehan. Scotstown sustained their 5 point advantage going into half time with further superb points by Ruairi Sheehan and Conor McPhillips making the score 1-4 to 0-2. After 10 minutes the Blues held on to their 5 point lead with further great points by Ruairi Sheehan with a score of 1-6 to 0-4. However Oram made a spirited comeback and with 5 minutes to go levelled the game at 1-6 to 0-9. Oram went on to take the lead and ultimately the win by 2 points making the final score 0-11 to 1-6. Hard luck to the team and management. They next play Aghabog away this Sunday 23rd April at 4:00pm in round 2 of the Junior League.
Hard luck to our Senior Ladies in their 3 point defeat to Castleblayney away in Round 4 of the Senior Ladies Reserve League Division 2 on Friday last. They next play Inniskeen at home in Round 5 of the Senior Ladies Reserve League Division 2 on Sunday 30th April.
Under 16 Girls
Well done to the Under 16 Division 1 girls in their win over Brigid O’Neills in the Round 2 game of the U16 Division 1 league on Monday last. They next play Tyholland away on Monday 1st May at 7:00pm in round 1 game of the U16 Division 1 league.
On Tuesday last our Under 16 Division 2 girls played Aughnamullen away in Round 1 of the Under 16 girls Division 2 League. Please see our Social media platform for the result. They next play Emyvale away in Round 3 of the Under 16 girls Division 2 League at 7:00pm.
Under 14 Girls
Our Under 14 girls had no games in the past week. Our Under 14 Scotstown A girls’ team next play Sean McDermotts away on Monday 24th April at 6:45pm in Round 2 of the U14 Division 1 League.Our Under 14 Scotstown B girls’ next play Castleblayney away in Round 2 of the U14 Division 3A league on Tuesday April 25th at 6:45pm.
Ulster Senior Football Championship Tickets
You can purchase your tickets for the Ulster Senior Football Semi Final Monaghan v Derry game in McMahon’s Centra Scotstown shop through the Ticketmaster system.
Well done to the Monaghan minors in their 3-12 to 0-5 win over Fermanagh away in Enniskillen yesterday in the Ulster Championship Group A Round 1 game. They next play Donegal at home in Clones on Saturday 6th May in the Ulster Championship Group A Round 5 game at 1:00pm. 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 20s
Hard luck to our Blues on the panel, Mark McPhillips and Seán Treanor and the Monaghan Under 20 team and management in their 1-17 to 1-9 defeat away to Down in the U20 Ulster football championship Semi final on Wednesday last in Newry.
Monaghan LGFA Minors
The Monaghan County LGFA had no games in the past week. They next play Tyrone at home in the Ulster Minor Championship Tier 1 Round 4 game on Saturday 22nd April at 2:00pm. All the best to our Blues on the panel Katie McCaffrey, Ella McKenna, and Eabha Sherry, and the team and management.
Monaghan U14 Girls
Well done to the Monaghan U14 girls in their 5-6 to 2-2 win against Antrim at home on Saturday last in the U14 Ulster Festival of football. Hard luck in their 1-2 to 0-11 defeat to Tyrone on the same day. The next rounds of the Monaghan County U14 girls Festival of Football league takes place this weekend. Monaghan plays Derry and Donegal on Saturday 22nd April at 11:30pm and 1:30pm. We wish our Under 14 player Brannagh Connolly and all the other players and management the very best.
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 Thursday 20th April our Under 18 Division 3 Minor boys are playing Oram at home in the U18 Division 3 League Round 5 game at 7:30pm and our Under 15 Division 1 boys play Donaghmoyne away in Round 3 of the U15 Division 1 League at 7:30pm.
On Friday 21st April our Under 15 Division 5A boys play Aughnamullen away in Round 3 of the U15 Division 5A League at 7:00pm.
On Saturday 22nd April our Junior 3B Reserves play Inniskeen away in the Reserve League Football Division 3B Round 2 game at 7:00pm.
On Sunday 23rd April our Senior men play Magheracloone at home in Round 2 of the Senior Football League at 1:00pm. Our Junior Men play Aghabog away in Round 2 of the Junior Football League at 4:00pm.
On Monday 24th April our Under 18 Division 3 Minor boys are playing Tyholland away in U18 Division 1 Round 6 game at 7:30pm and our Under 14 Scotstown A girls’ team play Sean McDermotts away in Round 2 of the U14 Division 1 league at 6:45pm.
On Tuesday 25th April our Under 18 Division 1 Minor boys are playing Emyvale away in U18 Division 1 Round 4 game at 7:30pm and our Under 14 Scotstown B girls’ team play Castleblayney away in Round 2 of the U14 Division 3A league at 6:45pm.
On Wednesday April 26th April our Junior Reserves are playing Inniskeen away in the Preliminary round of the McKeown Cup at 8:00pm.
On Thursday 27th April our Under 15 Division 1 boys play Magheracloone at home in Round 4 of the U15 Division 1 League at 7:15pm.
We wish our Blues and managements all the best in their games.
Presentation night for Brendan Mohan
This Saturday night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club, we are having a presentation night for Brendan Mohan on his retirement as club trustee and to celebrate his illustrious time in a wide variety of roles for Scotstown GAA. All welcome.
Juvenile Presentation Night
This Friday night, 21st April at 7:30pm we are having a presentation night for our juveniles in the Scotstown complex. This is our first Juvenile Presentation night in over 3 years, due the Covid 19 pandemic. A night to celebrate our amazing Juvenile success from 2020, 2021 and 2022!
Cairde na Botha
Thanks to all our many supporters who have signed up so far for our Cairde na Botha fundraising initiative. We recently had our third draw in the Social. 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 €6,400!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €6,200 jackpot on Wednesday 19th April. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the April 12th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 13, 10, 17, 27. We had NO Match 3 winner this week either. We had 5 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Eileen Grew, Frank Caulfield, Brendan Mc Cormack, Ronan Daly and Frank Mc Kenna. Congratulations! 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 €6,400. 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 April 26th at 8:30pm.
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
The Club Shop is next open this Friday 21st April 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: Evelyn Boylan and Padraig Columb
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.
Health and Wellbeing
Scotstown GAA continues this year with its Healthy Club project which aims to help GAA clubs explore how they support the holistic health of their members and the communities they serve. We recently had nutritional talks for our U13 to U16 boys and girls players and parents. As we now enter the summer months and the football is up and running, we will be implementing Healthy initiatives soon and will update everyone as these happen.
Shane Caulfield Climb
Well done to Shane Caulfield on his tremendous effort for fundraising for Focus Ireland in climbing 13 peaks over the Easter weekend.
Scotstown GAA Golf Classic
The 2023 Scotstown GAA Golf Classic is on in Rossmore Golf Club on Saturday 15th July Team of 4 with 3 course Dinner €200. Tee sponsorship is100 euros and we over two and a half thousand euro worth of prizes for the event. To book your tee time, phone Shane Stirrat on 086 836 7997.
2023 Cúl Camp
Scotstown GAA Cúl Camp from Monday 7th August to Friday 11th August 2023. Lots of fun in Gaelic Football, Ladies Football, Hurling, Camogie, and Rounders. Camp coordinator Ann McKenna. Please see our Social Media platforms for booking.
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