An Bhoth GAA Club Notes. 27.04.2023
Ulster Senior County Football Championship Semi Final
Following their heroics against Tyrone, the Monaghan Senior men are next playing Derry in Omagh this Saturday 29th April at 5:00pm in the Ulster Senior Championship Semi-final. 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.
Ulster Senior Football Championship Tickets
You can purchase your tickets for the Ulster Senior Football Semi Final Monaghan v Derry game in Omagh in McMahon’s Centra Scotstown shop through the Ticketmaster system.
Pairc Mhuire Reopening
Well done to everyone involved in the renovating of the football pitch at Páirc Mhuire. The pitch is looking immaculate, and the grounds reopened on Sunday last for the Senior men’s game.
Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week
Our Under 18 boys had no games in the past week
Hard luck to our Under 15 Division 1 boys in their defeat away to Donaghmoyne game in Round 3 of the U15 Division 1 League on Thursday last. They next play Magheracloone at home in Round 4 of the U15 Football League Division 1 Round game in Páirc Mhuire this Wednesday April 26th at 7:30pm.
Our U15 Division 5A boys game against Aughnamullen away on Friday of last week was cancelled because of the juvenile presentation night and Scotstown conceded the points. They next play Carrickmacross Emmets at home in Páirc Mhuire in Round 4 of the U15 Football Division 5A league this Friday April 21st at 7:15pm.
Our Under 18 Division 1 game against Monaghan Harps scheduled for Monday of last week was cancelled and Monaghan Harps conceded the points. They next play Emyvale away in the U18 Division 1 Round 4 game on Tuesday April 25th at 7:30pm. Well done to our U18 Division 3 team in their 5-10 to 3-10 win against Oram at home in the U18 Division 1 Round 5 game on Thursday last. They also played Tyholland away in Round 6 and well done into their superb win 2-10 to 2-9 in a thrilling encounter. They next play Na Mullai Sarsfields in the U18 Division 3 Round 7 game on Tuesday 2nd May at 7:30pm
Senior Division 1A Reserves
Our Senior 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
Well done to our Junior 3B reserves in their 1-13 to 3-4 win against Inniskeen away in Round 2 of the Platinum Tanks Reserve League Football Division 3B on Saturday last. This was their first game of the season. The Blues started strongly and by the 12th minute of the second half had a commanding 11 point lead with the score 1-12 to 1-1. Inniskeen made a strong spirited comeback and reduced their deficit to just 2 points with 10 minutes remaining. The Blues held their nerve and finished the game with a superb 3 point win. They next play Killanny away in Round 3 on Sunday 14th May at 12:00pm.
Senior Men League
Well done to our Senior men in their 1-11 to 0-7 win over Magheracloone with a superb performance in Round 2 of the Declan Loughman Sports Senior League on Sunday last.
The Senior men next play Corduff away on Saturday 6th May at 6:00pm in round 3 of the Senior League.
Junior Men’s League
Hard luck to our Junior men in their 3-10 to 0-12 defeat to Aghabog on Saturday evening last. They next play Currin at home on Sunday 14th May at 4:00pm in round 3 of the Junior League.
Our Senior Ladies had no games in the past week. They next play Inniskeen at home in Round 5 of the Senior Ladies Reserve League Division 2 next Sunday 30th April.
Under 16 Girls
Our Under 16 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Tyholland away next Monday 1st May at 7:00pm in round 1 game of the U16 Division 1 league.
Well done to our Under 16 Division 2 girls in their 3-9 to 2-3 win against Magheracloone at home in Round 2 of the Under 16 girls Division 2 League. They next played Emyvale away in Round 3 of the Under 16 girls Division 2 League on Tuesday 25th April at 7:00pm. Please see our Social Media for the result.
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.
Hard luck to the Monaghan minors in their 1-14 to 0-6 defeat to Derry away in Owenbeg on Saturday last in the Ulster Championship Group A Round 3 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 LGFA Minors
Well done to the Monaghan Minor girls in their 2-13 to 2-10 win over Tyrone at home in the Ulster Minor Championship Tier 1 Round 4 game on Saturday last. The girls finished top of Tier 1 well done 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 3-5 to 1-1 win against Donegal at home on Saturday last in the U14 Ulster Festival of football. Hard luck in their 1-6 to 1-4 defeat to Derry on the same day. The next games of the Monaghan County U14 girls Festival of Football league takes place this weekend. Monaghan plays Down on Saturday 29th April at 1:00pm in the Silver Final. 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 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 16 Division 2 girls play Emyvale away in Round 3 of the U16 Division 2 league at 7:00pm.
On Wednesday April 26th April our Junior Reserves are playing Inniskeen away in the Preliminary round of the McKeown Cup at 8:00pm and our Under 15 Division 1 boys play Magheracloone at home in Round 4 of the U15 Division 1 League at 7:30pm.
On Friday 28th April our Under 15 Division 5A boys play Carrickmacross Emmets at home in Round 4 of the U15 Division 5A League at 7:30pm.
On Sunday 30th April our Senior Ladies play Inniskeen at home in Round 5 of the Senior Ladies Reserve League Division 2 at 11:00am.
On Tuesday 2nd May our Under 18 Division 3 Minor boys are playing Na Mullai Sarsfields in the U18 Division 3 Round 7 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 4th May our Junior 3A Reserves play Castleblayney away in the Reserve League Football Division 3A Round 4 game at 7:30pm.
On Thursday 5th May our Under 15 Division 1 boys play Castleblayney away in Round 5 of the U15 Division 1 League at 7:30pm and our Under 18 Division 1 girls play Emmett Óg away in Round 1 of the U18 Division 1 League.
We wish our Blues and managements all the best in their games.
Presentation night for Brendan Mohan
Well done and congratulations to Brendan Mohan on his presentation retirement night as Trustee of Scotstown GAA in our Social Club on Saturday night last. The event was well attended and thanks to Seamus McElwain for delivering a superb tribute on the esteemed work Brendan has given to Scotstown GAA during his illustrious time in a wide variety of roles for the club. Thanks to everyone involved in organising the brilliant event.
Juvenile Presentation Night
Well done to all the girls and boys at our Juvenile Presentation evening at the Complex last Friday evening. This was the first one since 2019 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Over 300 people attended the celebration of the success and achievements of all our juveniles and future Blues! Congratulations to all our age groups for their incredible success and rewards since 2020. We thank everyone involved in organising the Presentation evening. Please see our Facebook page for some photos of the evening.
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 €6,600!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €6,400 jackpot on Wednesday 26th April. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the April 19th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 10, 15, 22, 16. We had NO Match 3 winner this week. We had 5 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Mary Mc Carron, Michelle Mayne, Peader Sherry, Sinead McGonnell and Catherine Mc Elwain. 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 €6,600. 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 May 3rd at 8:30pm.
The April Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night, April 29th 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!
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 Friday May 5th 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
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.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bridie Fanning, Monaghan town. We would like to pass on our sympathy to her daughter Ann Murray and her family. Ann’s sons Aaron, Darragh, Oisin & Shay play for our club. May Bridie Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Jean Lamb, Monaghan town. We would like to pass on our sympathy to her daughters Mary and Siobhán and their families. Mary’s son Tristan Moyna and Siobhán’s son Zachery O’Sullivan play for our club. May Jean Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Charity Walk / Run in Memory of Sharon Caraher
This Sunday 30th April, Ballybay Pearse Brothers GAA in support of Ballybay Cancer society are hosting a Family Fun Run / Walk in memory of Sharon Caraher, daughter of the late Patsy Treanor. The walk starts at Pearse Park, Ballybay at 2pm. Registration is at 1:30pm. Donations welcome to Ballybay Cancer Society.
World Irish Dancing Championships.
Over Easter weekend at the World Irish Dancing Championships, Senan Mullen achieved 3rd in his solo Championship U15 and was a member of 2 winning teams, while his younger brother Joshua received 4th in the U11 solo Championship, 1st in his solo jig and was also a member of a winning team. They both dance with Scoil Rince niBhrogàin Irish Dancing School. Senan is an active An Bhoth club U15 player. Well done and congratulations to Senan and Joshua Mullen!
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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