Monaghan Seniors are into the All Ireland Semi Final!
All Ireland Senior County Football Championship Quarter Final Result Monaghan 0-14 Armagh 0-14 (a.e.t. Monaghan win 9-8 on Penalties)
Monaghan’s amazing 2023 All Ireland journey continues with the Senior men qualifying for the Semi Final on top of the Minors making their All Ireland Final. Rory Beggan was the penalty shootout hero as resilient Monaghan held firm in an unbelievable nerve-wrecking quarter final at Croke Park against Armagh to secure their first All-Ireland SFC semi-final place since 2018. Rory made 2 superb saves in the shootout to win the game. Both Kieran Hughes and Jack McCarron calmly scored their 2 penalties during the shootout. Incredibly, the sides were level 14 times across the 90 or so minutes including the extra time, in an extremely tight affair. Well done to all our Blues who played, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Jack McCarron, Conor McCarthy and Ryan O’Toole, with superb scores from Conor McCarthy (0-3) and Jack McCarron (0-2, 1 from free); and to the team and management. Monaghan have been drawn against Dublin for the All Ireland Semi Final and it takes place on Saturday 15th July at 5:30pm in Croke Park. We wish all our Blues, the team and manager Vinnie Corey and his management team the very best. You can purchase your tickets at McMahons Centra Scotstown.
All Ireland Minor Final – Monaghan v Derry this Sunday
The Farney minors play Derry in the All Ireland Minor Final this Sunday 9th July at 1:00pm in the Athletics Ground Armagh. This is the first Minor Final Monaghan have been in since 1939. All the best to our Blues on the minor panel, Donnchadh Connolly, Darcy Foy, Sean Óg McElwain, Max Maguire, Tommy Mallen, and the Monaghan team, manager Dermot Malone and his management team, which includes Barry McKenna who is from the parish and has worked successfully with Scotstown teams in the past. Please come along to Armagh this Sunday and give the minors your support! You can purchase your tickets in McMahons Centra Scotstown.
Congratulations to Rory Beggan and Conor McCarthy named on GAA Team of the Week.
A massive congratulations to Rory Beggan and Conor McCarthy for making the GAA.ie Football Team of the week, this week for both their amazing performances against Armagh on Saturday last with excellent all round play, scores and penalty saves! Well done Rory and Conor! Congratulations to Gary Mohan from Truagh Gaels and Conor McManus from Clontibret for also making the GAA Team of the Week for Monaghan.
All Ireland Football Championship Tickets
You can purchase your tickets for the All Ireland Senior Semi Final Monaghan v Dublin game on Saturday 15th July and the All Ireland Minor Final Monaghan v Derry on this Sunday 9th July in McMahon’s Centra Scotstown shop through the Ticketmaster system. Throw In at 5:30pm in Croke Park for Senior game and 1:00pm for Minor Final.
Senior Ladies – Reserve League Division 2 Champions!
On Sunday last our Senior Ladies faced Castleblayney in Drumhowan in the Final of the Reserve Division 2 League Cup. The Ladies put in an amazing performance winning the final 2-14 to 3-7. Scotstown started strongly leading by 5 points, 1-5 to 0-3 points after 20 minutes with excellent scores from Eabha Sherry including a superb goal and 3 points, and Hannah Sherlock and Alannah Corrigan. Castleblayney reduced their margin to 3 points making the half time score 1-5 to 0-5. Castleblayney were much stronger in the second half and took the lead after 20 minutes with a score line of 2-7 to 1-9, after 3 further fine points by Eabha Sherry and 1 well place point from play by Meghan Boylan. A superb goal by Hannah Sherlock restored the lead for the Blues with 8 minutes remaining, and Scotstown secured the cup success with 5 further great points by Eabha Sherry and Hannah Sherlock making the full time score Scotstown 2-14 Castleblayney 3-7. A massive congratulations to the Ladies and management. Commiserations to Castleblayney and thanks to Drumhowan for hosting the final.
2023 Monaghan Club Football Championship draws
On Monday evening last, Monaghan GAA held the draws for this year’s adult men championships. In the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship, our senior men drew Donaghmoyne, Inniskeen, Clontibret and Magheracloone and are in Group 2. The fixtures are; weekend 13th August away to Inniskeen; weekend 27th August home to Magheracloone; weekend 9th September away to Donaghmoyne and weekend 16th September home to Clontibret.
In the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship, our Junior Men drew Tyholland, Killeevan, Oram and Rockcorry and are in Group 2. The fixtures are; weekend 13th August away to Oram; weekend 20th August home to Tyholland; weekend 27th August away to Rockcorry and weekend 16th September home to Killeevan. We wish the players and management on both teams all the best in this year’s Championships.
Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week
Our Under 13 boys’ teams were in U13 league shield competitions in the past week. The Under 13 Scotstown A team played Castleblayney away in Round 3 of the U13 Division 1 League Shield on Sunday last. Hard luck in their defeat. Well done to both the Scotstown C and D teams for making their Shield finals. The Scotstown C team defeated Corduff away in the Semi Final of the U13 Division 5 league Shield on Wednesday of last week. They play Donaghmoyne in the U13 Division 5 league Shield final this Saturday 8th July at 2:00pm in Drumhowan. The Scotstown D team defeated Carrickmacross at home in the Semi Final of the U13 Division 6 league Shield on Friday of last week. They play Inniskeen in the final this weekend. Venue and time TBC. Hard luck to the Scotstown B team I their defeat to Clontibret at home in the Semi Final of the U13 Division 2 league Shield on Wednesday of last week. We wish the Scotstown C and D teams and management all the best in their finals.
Our Under 15 Scotstown A Boys lost narrowly 3-12 to 3-11 against Clontibret away in the Under 15 Division 1 League Shield Round 2 game on Thursday last, hard luck lads. They next play Carrickmacross away in Round 3 of the Under 15 Division 1 League Shield on Thursday 13th July at 7:30pm.
Hard luck to our Under 15 Division 5A boys in their defeat away to Carrickmacross in Round 9 of the U15 Football Division 5A league on Friday last. They next play Castleblayney at home in Round 10 of the U15 Football Division 5A league on Friday 14th July at 7:30pm.
Our Under 17 boys had no games in the past week. Our Scotstown A team play Truagh at home next Monday 10th July at 7:30pm in the U17 Division 1 League Round 4 game. Our Scotstown B team play Truagh at home this Saturday 8th July at 5:00pm in the U17 Division 4 League Round 4 game.
Our Senior Reserves play Corduff in the O’Duffy Cup final on Friday 14th July at 8:00pm.
Senior Division 1A Reserves
Well done to our Division 1A Reserves in their 3-9 to 1-11 Round 8 win against Donaghmoyne at home on Tuesday of last week in the Reserve League Division 1A. They next play Monaghan Harps at home in Round 9 of the Reserve League Division 1A on Tuesday 14th July at 8:00pm.
Junior Division 3A Reserves
Our Division 3A Reserves’ had no games in the past week. Their next game is the Round 9 game against Clontibret away on Tuesday 4th July at 8:00pm in the Reserve League Division 3A.
Junior Division 3B Reserves
Well done to our Division 3Bs Reserves in their 0-16 to 2-7 win against Inniskeen at home on Thursday of last week in Round 7 of the Reserve League Football Division 3B. They next play Latton away on Saturday 29th July in Round 9 of the Reserve League Football Division 3B.
Senior Men League
On Friday last our Senior men hosted our neighbours Truagh in Round 8 of the Senior League on a drizzly Summer’s evening. This was a tight local derby with never any more than 2 points between the sides. At half time Scotstown had a narrow 1 point 0-3 to 0-2 lead. With 15
minutes of the second half gone, Scotstown had a 2 point advantage at 0-5 0-3, but Truagh scored 3 points in a row to take the lead with over 5 minutes remaining. Scotstown upped their game and restored their 2 point advantage at 0-8 to 0-6 with 2 minutes remaining before Truagh scored their final point in a nervy end to the game. Well done to the Senior men and management. They next play Donaghmoyne at home this Saturday July 7th in Round 9 of the Senior League at 7:00pm.
Junior Men’s League
Our Junior men had no games in the past week. They next play Eire Óg at home this Tuesday July 4th at 8:00pm in Round 8 of the Junior League.
Under 18 Girls
Well done to our Under 18 girls in their win against Aughnamullen at home in Round 3 of the Under 18 girls Division 1 League on Thursday last. They next play Tyholland away in Round 4 of the Under 18 girls Division 1 League on Thursday 27th July at 7:30pm.
Under 16 Girls
Our U16 Division 1 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Aughnamullen at home in Round 7 of the Under 16 girls Division 1 League on Monday 24th July at 7:30pm. Well done to the U16 Scotstown B girls in their win against Truagh on Tuesday of last week in Round 6 of the U16 Division 2 League. They next play Monaghan Harps at home in Round 7 of the Under 16 girls Division 2 League on Monday 24th July at 7:30pm.
Under 14 Girls
Hard luck to the Under 14 Scotstown A girls in their defeat to Latton at home in Round 8 of the U14 Division 1 League on Monday last. Our U14 Scotstown B girls had no games in the past week. They next play Latton at home in Round 5 of the U14 Division 3A League on Tuesday 4th July at 7:30pm.
Under 12 Girls
The Under 12 girls had no games in the past week. The U12 Scotstown A team next play Aghabog at home this Saturday 8th July at 11:00am in Round 1 of the Under 12 Division 2 game and the U12 Scotstown B team play Brigid / O’Neills away this Friday 7th July at 7:30pm in Round 1 of the Under 12 Division 3B game.
Monaghan LGFA Minors
The Ulster Platinum Champions Monaghan are into the All Ireland Series where they play the Connaught champions (either Mayo or Galway) in the Semi Final 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.
Under 15 girls National Feile Competition
After their success at the Under 15 Division Feile competition in Cloghran in May, our Under 15 girls took part in the John West Féile Peile na nÓg Finals in Roscommon on Saturday last. Well done to the girls in making the Semi Finals after 2 excellent wins, and lost by a narrow margin of 3 points. Congratulations in getting so far nationally and all the best in your bright futures ahead in football. Well done to all the management team and coaches involved.
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week
On Tuesday 4th July our Junior Men play Eire Og at home in Round 8 of the Junior Football League at 8:00pm and our Junior 3A Reserves play Clontibret away in the Reserve League Football Division 3A Round 9 game at 8:00pm. Our Under 14 Scotstown B girls play Latton at home in Round 5 of the U14 Division 3A League at 7:30pm
On Friday 7th July our Junior Men play Tyholland away in Round 9 of the Junior Football League at 8:00pm
On Saturday 8th July our Senior Men play Donaghmoyne at home in Round 9 of the Senior League at 7:00pm and our Under 17 Scotstown B boys play Truagh at home in Round 4 of the U17 Division 4 at 5:00pm. The Under 13 Scotstown C team play Donaghmoyne in Drumhowan in the U13 Division 5 league Final at 2:00pm.
On Sunday 9th July The Monaghan Minors play Derry in the Athletics Ground at 1:00pm in the Final of the All Ireland Minor Football Championship.
On Monday 10th July our Under 17 Scotstown A boys play Truagh at home in Round 4 of the U17 Division 1 at 7:30pm and our Under 14 Scotstown A girls play Brigid / O’Neill away in Round 9 of the U14 Division 1 League at 7:30pm
On Tuesday 11th July our Senior 1A Reserves play Truagh away in the Reserve League Football Division 1A Round 9 game at 8:00pm.
On Thursday 13th July our Under 15 Scotstown A Boys play Carrickmacross away in the Under 15 Division 1 League Shield Round 3 game at 7:30pm
We wish our Blues and managements all the best in their games.
Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €8,600!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €8,400 jackpot on Wednesday 5th July. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the June 28th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 30,13, 27, 26 We had 1 Match 3 winner who wins € 100 – Michelle Mayne. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Emer Mc Govern, Connor McKenna, Fiona McKenna. 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 €8,600. 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 Wednesday July 12th 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 have our new Member Relationship Management software platform ClubSpot up and running. 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
The fourth live call took place on Saturday last. Congratulations to Emma Connolly on winning the 5 x €100 vouchers Slieve Beagh, Four Seasons Hotel, Hillgrove Hotel, Neighbourhood and the Squealing Pig. Thanks to everyone involved. Enter the 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 cash calls will be streamed live on Facebook. 5 weeks, €5000 worth of prizes, 5 rings! must be over 18 to enter. This week’s prize is a €3,000 cash prize. 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;
The Club Shop is next open Friday July 14th from 7pm to 8pm.
Social Club opening hours and rota
The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bara Rota: Cormac Sherry and Abbie McCarey
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.
Congratulations to James and Paula Hamill who got married last weekend. We wish you all the best in your future.
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 €2,500 worth of prizes for the event. To book your tee time, phone Shane Stirrat on 086 836 7997 or Jim 085 174 3569.
Scór agus Cultúr
Tá an Ciorcal sa Spórtlann gach Oíche Máirt ag a 8 a chlog! Buail isteach don craic is comhrá!
6th Annual Run to Remember – Gary Askin
A 5k Run / walk in memory of the late Gary Askin will take place Friday 4th August, starting at Emyvale GAA grounds, at 7:00pm sharp. Please support our neighbours Emyvale GAA on this brilliant initiative for superb causes. All donations on the day in aid of Errigal Truagh Special Needs Children’s Camp, Monaghan Cardiac First Responders Group & The Irish Kidney Association. Please see website address below to support.
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