All Ireland Senior County Football Championship Group Stages – Round 2 Result – Monaghan 1-23 Clare 1-18
Monaghan faced the Munster Championship runners up Clare on a hot summers day in Clones on Sunday last. Well done to the Senior Monaghan County team and management in a superb 1-23 to 1-18 win in Round 2 of the All Ireland Group stages. The game was an entertaining high scoring encounter with Clare leading several times throughout the first three quarters before Monaghan took the decisive advantage with an excellent goal from Conor McCarthy. Well done to Jack McCarron who was top scorer with 9 superb points (1 from free) and to all our other Blues who played, Rory Beggan (0-1, from 45), Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Conor McCarthy (1-2), and Ryan O’Toole (0-1). They next play Donegal in Round 3 of Group 4 on weekend of 17th June. Time and venue TBC.
Monaghan were drawn as 3rd seeds in Group 4 along with the Ulster Champions Derry, the Munster runners up Clare and Donegal. Monaghan play 3 games, with the first on Saturday 27th May away to Derry in Celtic Park which finished in a draw 0-14 all and each team earned 1 point in the group. On Sunday June 4th Monaghan beat Clare 1-23 to 1-18 and the last group game is on weekend of 17th June against Donegal at a neutral venue. The top three in each group advance to the knockout stages; first-place teams to the All-Ireland quarter-finals, and second- and third-placed teams to the preliminary quarter-finals. The four second-placed teams play against the third-placed teams in the preliminary quarter-finals. The winners of the preliminary quarter-finals advance to play the group winners in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. Two semi-finals and a final follow. All matches are knock-out. Monaghan are currently top of Group D with the same points (3) and points difference (+5) as Derry, but have scored more points. Monaghan have guaranteed a place in at least the preliminary round.
All Ireland Football Championship Tickets
You can purchase your tickets for the All Round Group stage Round 3 Monaghan v Donegal game in McMahon’s Centra Scotstown shop through the Ticketmaster system.
Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week
Tuesday of last week saw Round 4 of the U13 League. Well done to the Scotstown C team team in their 6-10 to 1-8 win against Donaghmoyne at home in Division 5. Hard luck to the 2 other U13 teams that played that same evening, the Scotstown A team lost 4-6 to 4-3 to Donaghmoyne at home in Division 1 and the Scotstown D team lost 2-12 to 2-4 to Magheracloone away in Division 6. Well done to the Scotstown A team in their 1-11 to 0-8 win against Castleblayney away in Round 3 of the U13 Division 1 League on Saturday last. Hard luck to the Scotstown B team in their defeat to Corduff away in Round 4 of the U13 Division 2 League on Friday last. There were also 2 Round 5 games on Monday last. Hard luck to both our Under 13 Division 1 and Division 5 teams in their away defeats to Inniskeen.
The Under 13 boys next league games are as follows; the Scotstown B team play Truagh away in Round 6 of Division 2 at 7:30pm on Thursday 8th June, the Scotstown C team play Tyholland at home in Round 6 of Division 5 at 11:00am Sunday 11th June and the Scotstown D team play Latton away in Round 6 of Division 6 at 2:00pm Saturday 10th June.
Our Under 15 Boys had no games in the past week. Our Under 15 Division 5A boys next play Aughnamullen at home in Round 8 of the U15 Football Division 5A league on Friday 23rd June at 7:30pm.
Our Under 18 Division 3 boys played Óglaigh Naomh Buach in Corduff on Tuesday last in the Semi Final of the Under 18 Division 3 league. The Blues started strongly and had 1-3 to 0-4 advantage with 6 minutes remaining of the first half after superb points and a goal scored. However Óglaigh Naomh Buach scored the decisive goal and took a one point
advantage into half time with a score of 1-5 to 1-4. The second half was a tight affair and Scotstown pulled back a 3 point deficit to make the sides level with 10 minutes to go at 1-8 all with some fine points taken. However Óglaigh Naomh Buach finished the strongest winning the game by 1-13 to 1-9.
That completes the Under 18 competitions for our Scotstown teams and well done to the lads in all their games. The Under 17 league commences at the end of the month.
In the Reserve Championship our Senior reserves will face Donaghmoyne away in the Semi Final on June 23rd at 8pm.
Senior Division 1A Reserves
Hard luck to our Senior Reserves in their 4-8 to 1-11 defeat to Monaghan Harps away in Round 6 of the Reserve Division 1A League on Wednesday last. They next play Magheracloone away in Round 7 on Tuesday June 13th at 8:00pm.
Junior Division 3A Reserves
The Division 3A game against Carrickmacross at home on Friday last in Round 6 of the Reserve League Football Division 3A was postponed. They next play Blackhill away on Tuesday 6th June at 8:00pm in Round 7 of the Reserve League Football Division 3A.
Junior Division 3B Reserves
Our Division 3B Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Monaghan Harps away this Sunday 11th June at 2:00pm in Round 5 of the Reserve League Football Division 3B.
Senior Men League
Our Senior men had no games in the past week. They next play Inniskeen at home this Friday June 9th at 8:00pm in Round 6 of the Senior League.
Junior Men’s League
Our Junior men had no games in the past week. The Junior men next play Blackhill at home on Saturday June 10th in Round 6 of the Junior League at 2:00pm.
Our Senior Ladies had no games in the past week. They next play at the end of June.
Under 18 Girls
Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Aughnamullen at home in Round 3 of the Under 18 girls Division 1 League on Thursday 29th June at 7:30pm.
Under 16 Girls
Our Under 16 Division 1 girls had no games in the past week. Our U16 Division 1 girls next play Latton away in Round 6 of the Under 16 girls Division 1 League on Monday 26th June at 7:30pm. Our Under 16 Division 2 girls had no games in the past week.
Well done to our Under 16 Division 2 girls in their 4-11 to 3-5 win against Inniskeen away in Round 5 of the Under 16 girls Division 2 League on Tuesday of last week. They next play Truagh at home in Round 6 of the Under 16 girls Division 2 League on Monday 26th June at 7:00pm.
Under 14 Girls
The Under 14 girls had no games in the past week. The Under 14 Division 1 girls next play Donaghmoyne away in Round 6 of the U14 Division 1 League on Monday 12th June at 7:30pm. Our Under 14 Scotstown B girls next play Donaghmoyne away in Round 7 of the U14 Division 3A League on Tuesday 20th June at 7:30pm.
Under 12 Girls
Well done to the Under 12 Division 1 girls who defeated Monaghan Harps on Saturday last in Round 4 of the U12 Division 1 League North. They next play Sean McDermotts at home this Tuesday 6th June at 7:00pm in Round 3 of the U12 Division 1 League North Monaghan
Well done to our Under 13 Scotstown B girls’ in their win against Inniskeen away in Round 4 of the U12 Division 4 League on Friday last.
The Monaghan Minors have qualified for the All Ireland Quarter Final as Ulster Championship runners up where they play the Connaught Champions Mayo on June 10th in Carrick-on-Shannon at 5:15pm. 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
The Ulster Platinum Champions Monaghan are into the All Ireland Series where they play the Connaught champions (either Mayo of Galway) on Wednesday 19th July.
We wish our Blues on the panel Katie McCaffrey, Ella McKenna, and Eabha Sherry, and the team and management all the best.
Monaghan U14 Girls
The Monaghan U14 girls play Down in the All Ireland Silver Final this Saturday June 10th at 1:30pm in Clan Na Gael Dundalk. We wish Brannagh Connolly and the U14 County girls and management all the best in their final.
Monaghan Hurlers win the Lory Meagher Cup
Congratulations to the Monaghan County hurlers in winning the Lory Meagher cup in Croke park on Saturday last by 3-22 to 3-20. This is the first National hurling title victory for Monaghan. Well done lads!
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week
On Tuesday 6th June our Junior 3A Reserves play Blackhill away in the Reserve League Football Division 3A Round 7 game at 8:00pm our Under 14 Scotstown B girls’ team play Latton at home in Round 5 of the U14 Division 3A league at 7:30pm. Our Under 12 Division 1 girls play Sean McDermotts at home this Tuesday 6th June at 7:00pm in Round 3 of the U12 Division 1 League North Monaghan.
On Wednesday 7th June our Under 13 Scotstown D team play Aughnamullen at home in Round 5 of the U13 Division 6 League at 7:30pm
On Thursday 8th June our Under 13 Scotstown B team play Truagh away in Round 6 of the U13 Division 2 League at 7:30pm
On Friday 9th June our Senior men play Inniskeen at home in Round 6 of the Senior Football League at 8:00pm.
On Saturday 10th June our Junior Men play Blackhill at home in Round 6 of the Junior Football League at 2:00pm. In Round 6 of the Under 13 League, the Scotstown B team play Truagh away in Division 2 at 11:00am and the Scotstown D team play Latton away in Division 6 at 2:00pm. Our Under 12 Scotstown A girls’ team play Clones at home in Round 5 of the U12 Division 1 League North at 11:00am. The Monaghan Minors play Mayo in Carrick-On-Shannon at 5:15pm in the Quarter Final of the All Ireland Minor Football Championship.
On Sunday 11th June our Junior Reserves play Monaghan Harps away in Round 5 of the Reserve Division 3B League at 2:00pm and our Under 13 Scotstown C team play Tyholland at home in Round 6 of the Under 13 Division 5 league at 11:00am
On Monday 12th June our Under 14 Scotstown A girls’ team play Donaghmoyne away in Round 6 of the U14 Division 1 league at 7:30pm.
On Tuesday 13th June our Senior Reserves play Magheracloone away in Round 7 of the Reserve Division 1A League at 8:00pm.
On Wednesday 14th June in Round 7 of the Under 13 League, the Scotstown B team play Tylland at home in Division 2 at 6:30pm, the Scotstown C team play Corduff away in Division 5 at 8:00pm, and the Scotstown D team play Truagh at home in Division 6 at 8:00pm.
We wish our Blues and managements all the best in their games.
Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €7,800!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €7,600 jackpot on Wednesday 7th June. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the May 31st draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 19, 4, 24, 25. Numbers drawn on the night were 19, 9, 1, 18We had NO Match 3 winner this week. We had 5 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Derek Brady, Ann Marie Dolan, Helen Mallon, Mark Duffy and Michael Mc Carthy. 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 €7,800. 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 Wednesday June 14th at 8:30pm.
Anyone willing to help our referees out and act as umpires for their games please contact Shane at 0868367997.
New Clubspot App.
We are delighted to announce our new Member Relationship Management software platform ClubSpot. This app provides our members and supporters with all they need in one place. Members can keep up to date with the latest news and events, pay membership, purchase fundraising tickets and more – anytime, anywhere.
Please enter the web address below to sign up for all you need to know about our club!
The Scotstown Ladies GAA Cash Call Competition
Enter of Cash Call competition for a chance to win €5,000 worth of prizes. Entries cost €20 for 1 entry and €50 for 3 entries. All proceeds go toward Scotstown Ladies GAA. All cash calls will be streamed live on Facebook. 5 weeks, €5000 worth of prizes, 5 rings! must be over 18 to enter. Please see our Social Media platforms for further details on how to enter or contact any of the Senior Ladies to enter and for more information. Link for competition;
On Tuesday 20 June, Michael Gerard Doherty, author of the innovative coaching book ‘Live, Love, Learn Gaelic Games’ will deliver a practical seminar for our underage coaches, 7-8.30 pm in Scotstown. This will be especially valuable for our U6 -U10 group of coaches.
The Club Shop is next open this Friday June 16th from 7pm to 8pm. Get all your gear for the new season!
Social Club opening hours and rota
The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bar rota Stephen McKenna and Pauric Connolly.
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.
Mental Health Awareness
While summer and lots of football lift our spirits and emotional wellbeing, mental health issues and trauma can remain, and this can still be a difficult time for many people for several reasons. Please see our Social Media posts for helpful numbers and contacts. There is help out there for those who are struggling during this time. Considerably linked to mental health is the need to raise awareness of the ongoing struggles against violence including domestic violence, and to breakdown the stigma victims have in seeking help and support. Help and support is there for those suffering under physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Organisations and contact numbers for both women and men are listed below and contact numbers for local mental health supports are featured on the Social Media posts, and has stated by the Ulster GAA last week “we encourage and support anyone who has been a victim of such abuse not to suffer in silence but to avail of the statutory and voluntary support services that are available in the community.”
Women’s Aid: 1800 341 900
Tearmann Domestic Violence Services Monaghan: 047 72311
Safe Ireland: 090 647 9078
Men’s Aid: 01 554 3811
Men’s Development Network: 1800 816 588
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 is 100 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.
Scór agus Cultúr
Tá an Ciorcal sa Spórtlann gach Oíche Máirt ag a 8 a chlog! Buail isteach don craic is comhrá!
Monaghan County Fleadh Cheoil in Scotstown last weekend
Well done to everyone involved in all the superb Monaghan Fleadh Cheoil events held in Scotstown over the Bank Holiday weekend. The weekend was well attended in glorious weather with a broad variety of top quality music and events both indoors and outdoors.