Monaghan Senior’s All Ireland Semi Final
Monaghan’s epic 2023 All Ireland journey came to a conclusion in Croke park on Saturday last with an admirable performance against a strong Dublin side in the All Ireland Semi Final. The Farney men kept track with Dublin and at times dominating possession and with 10 minutes to go were all square at 0-12 all. Unfortunately Dublin had the stronger final minutes finishing with a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-13 that in no way reflected the overall game. Well done to all the players including our own, Rory, Conor, Darren, Kieran, Jack, and Ryan with superb points from Rory (0-3, 45s) and Jack (0-1). 2023 has been an amazing year for County Monaghan with both the Senior and Minor Men reaching the Semi Final and Final of their competitions respectively, to the Hurling team for winning the Lory Meagher trophy and this week we have the Monaghan Minor girls in an LGFA All Ireland Semi Final. Well done to everyone involved in this incredible journey, from all the players and Vinnie Corey and his management team, and Dermot Malone and his management team, on both their remarkable first year’s, to everyone in Monaghan GAA, and to all the clubs in Monaghan, whose dedication for the good of the County make this such a successful football county. Well done to all our Blues this year on the panels, Rory Beggan, Shane Carey, Darren Hughes, Kieran Hughes, Jack McCarron, Conor McCarthy. Micheál McCarville and Ryan O’Toole for the seniors; and Donnchadh Connolly, Darcy Foy, Sean Óg McElwain, Max Maguire, and Tommy Mallen for the minors and all the best in playing for our club.
Congratulations to Darren Hughes named on GAA Team of the Week.
A massive congratulations to Darren Hughes for making the GAA.ie Football Team of the week, this week for his outstanding performance against Dublin on Saturday last with excellent all round play in Croke Park. Well done Darren!
Also congratulations to Conor McManus from Clontibret GAA for making the GAA Team of the Week for Monaghan as well.
Monaghan LGFA Minors
The Monaghan LGFA Minors All Ireland Semi Final is on this Wednesday 19th July.
The Ulster Platinum Champions Monaghan are into the All Ireland Series where they play the Connaught champions Galway in the Semi Final this Wednesday 19th July in Longford at 7:30pm. We wish our Blues on the panel Katie McCaffrey, Ella McKenna, and Eabha Sherry, and the team and management all the best.
2023 Monaghan Club Football Championship draws
Rexently, 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
The Under 13 Scotstown D team played Inniskeen in the Under 13 Division 6 League Shield Final on Tuesday last in Blackhill. The first half was a tight game with never more than 2 points between the sides. Scotstown scored a fine early goal but Inniskeen responded strongly and led the game going into half time 0-6 to 1-2. Inniskeen resumed their strong play early in the second half opening up a 4 point lead after 3 minutes before the Blues responded with superb play and took the lead after 10 minutes with a brilliant goal and 2 points making the score 2-4 to 0-9 points. Scotstown extended their lead further with another superb goal and further well placed point making the score 3-8 to 0-11 with 5 minutes remaining. Scotstown held their nerve in the final minutes from Inniskeen pressure and the U13 Blues won the cup with a final score of 3-9 to 0-13.Massive congratulations to the team and management on winning the
U13 Division 6 League Shield Cup. Hard luck to Inniskeen and thanks to Blackhill for hosting the final.
Well done to our U15 Scotstown A boys in their 1-7 to 1-4 win against Carrickmacross away in Round 3 of the Under 15 Division 1 League Shield on Thursday last. They next play Clontibret in the Under 15 Division 1 League Shield Final this Thursday 20th July at 7:30pm. We wish them well in the final. Our Under 15 Scotstown B boys game against Castleblayney at home in Round 10 of the U15 Football Division 5A league scheduled for Friday last was cancelled as Castleblayney conceded and Scotstown were awarded the points. They next play Castleblayney in the Under 15 Division 5A League Shield Final this Friday 21st July at 7:30pm
Our Under 17 boys commenced their league campaigns in the past week. Well done to our Scotstown A team in their 5-12 to 1-6 win against Monaghan Harps away on Sunday last in the U17 Division 1 League Round 5 game. They next play Truagh at home in Round 4 of the Under 17 Division 1 League this Thursday 20th July at 7:30pm. Our Scotstown B team play Monaghan Harps away this Tuesday 18th July at 7:30pm in the U17 Division 4 League Round 4 game.
The O’Duffy Cup Senior Reserve Championship Final tool place on a damp drizzly Friday evening last in Clontibret between Scotstown and Corduff. Well done to our Senior Reserves in their 2-8 to 0-4 win to retain the O’Duffy Cup. The Blues started strongly taking a 1-2 to 0-0 lead after 10 minutes with fine points by James Hamill and Sean Treanor and a superb team goal finished by James Hamill. It was a further 10 minutes before the next score, which was a well placed point by Fergal McPhillips. This was quickly followed up by a superb point by Darragh Murray giving Scotstown a 7 point lead at half time. Early in the second half Ryan Caulfield scored a well placed point, and Darragh Murray scored his second point of the evening before Jason Carey scored a superb goal and a point within a minute of each other. Corduff scored 4 points after that, and Emmet Caulfield secured the win with a fine point making the final score Scotstown 2-8 Corduff 0-4. A massive congratulations to the Senior Reserves team and management on winning the 3rd O’Duffy Cup in a row for Scotstown. Commiserations to Corduff and thanks to Clontibret for hosting the final.
Scotstown Team and Scorers: Cian Mohan, Michael Meehan, Joseph McKenna, Mark Duffy, Caolan Foy, Emmet Caulfield, Fergal McPhillips, Sean Treanor, Ross McKenna, Paul Sherlock, Jamie McCarey, Conor McPhillips, Darragh Murray, Jack Mohan, James Hamill, Jamie Maguire, Kieran McGuirk, Shay McKenna, Jason Carey, Brendan Boylan, Ryan Malley, James McElwain, James Corley, Peter Hamill. Paul Maguire, Ryan Caulfield, Cian McGonnell, Seanie Mohan, Nicholas Sherlock, Finlay Foy, Michael Connolly, Domhnaill Moyna.
Manager: Eddie Beggan. Selectors: Dermot McCrudden, Mark McDevitt
Senior Division 1A Reserves
Well done to our Senior Reserves in their 3-20 to 1-3 win against Truagh in Round 9 of the Reserve League Division 1A on Tuesday of last week. They next play Monaghan Harps at home in Round 10 of the Reserve League Division 1A this Tuesday 18th July at 8:00pm.
Junior Division 3A Reserves
Our Division 1A Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Blackhill in the Reserve League Division 1A Final this Friday 21st July at 8:00pm. Venue TBC.
Junior Division 3B Reserves
Our Division 3B Reserves had no games in the past week. They next play Latton away on Friday 28th July in Round 9 of the Reserve League Football Division 3B at 8:00pm.
Senior Men League
Our Senior Men had no games in the past week. They next play Magheracloone away on Tuesday 25th July in the Senior League relegation playoff at 7:30pm.
Junior Men’s League
Our Junior men had no games in the past week. They next play Oram away in the Junior Championship on weekend of August 13th.
Our Senior Ladies had no games in the past week. The Monaghan Ladies Senior League commences this weekend. The Senior Ladies play Truagh away in Round 1 of the Senior Ladies Division 1 game at 11:00am on Sunday 23rd July.
The Monaghan Ladies Championship commences in August. The Scotstown Ladies are playing in the Senior Championship and are in Group A along with O’Neill Shamrocks, Emyvale and Corduff. Their first game is against Corduff at home in Round 1 on Saturday 19th August at 7:00pm.
Under 18 Girls
Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. 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
Hard luck to our Under 16 Scotstown A girls in their defeat to Tyholland away in Round 3 on Thursday last. 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 our Under 16 Scotstown B girls in their win against Emyvale away on Thursday of last week. They next play Monaghan Harps at home in Round 7 of the Under 16 girls Division 2 League on Tuesday 25th July at 7:00pm.
Under 14 Girls
Well done to our Under 14 Scotstown A girls in their win against Magheracloone at home in Round 5 of the U14 Division 3A League on Monday last. Our Under 14 Scotstown B girls had no games in the past week. They next play Castleblayney away in Round 2 of the U14 Division 3A League this Tuesday 18th July.
Under 12 Girls
Our Under 12 Girls had no games in the past week. The Under 12 Scotstown A girls team next play Corduff at home this Saturday 22nd July at 11:00am in Round 2 of the Under 12 Division 2 league. Our Under 12 Scotstown B team next play Tyholland at home this Tuesday 18th July at 7:30pm in Round 2 of the Under 12 Division 3B league.
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week
On Tuesday 18th July our Senior 1A Reserves play Truagh away in the Reserve League Football Division 1A Round 9 game at 8:00pm and our Under 17 Scotstown B boys play Monaghan Harps away in Round 5 of the U17 Division 4 league at 7:30pm. Our Under 14 Scotstown B girls play Castleblayney away in Round 2 of the U14 Division 3A League at 7:00pm and our Under 12 Scotstown B girls next play Tyholland at home at 7:30pm in Round 2 of the Under 12 Division 3B league.
On Wednesday 19th July the Monaghan Minor girls play Galway in Longford in the All Ireland LGFA Minor Semi Final at 7:30pm.
On Thursday 20th July our Under 15 Scotstown A Boys play Clontibret in the Under 15 Division 1 League Shield Final at 7:30pm and our Under 17 Scotstown A boys play Truagh at home in Round 4 of the U17 Division 1 league at 7:30pm. Our Under 16 girls Scotstown B girls play Emyvale away in the Under 16 girls Division 2 League Round 3 game at 7:00pm.
On Friday 21st July our Under 15 Scotstown B Boys play Castleblayney at home in the Under 15 Division 5A League Shield Semi Final game at 7:30pm and our Under 12 Scotstown B girls play Magheracloone at home at 7:30pm in Round 3 of the Under 12 Division 3B league.
On Sunday 23rd July our Senior Ladies play Truagh away in Round 1 of the Senior Ladies Division 1 game at 11:00am.
On Monday 24th July our Under 16 girls Scotstown A girls play Aughnamullen at home in the Under 16 girls Division 1 League Round 7 game at 7:30pm
On Tuesday 25th July our Senior Men play Magheracloone away on in the Senior League relegation playoff at 7:30pm. Our Under 16 girls Scotstown B girls play Monaghan Harps at home in the Under 16 girls Division 2 League Round 7 game at 7:00pm.
On Thursday 27th July our Senior 3B Reserves play Latton away in the Reserve League Football Division 3B Round 9 game at 8:00pm
We wish our Blues and managements all the best in their games.
Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €9,000!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €8,800 jackpot on Wednesday 19th July. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the July 12th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 28, 16, 18, 13. Numbers drawn on the night were 8, 1, 5, 18. We had 5 Match 3 winners who wins their share of €100 – Claire Sherlock, Cormac Sherry, Brendan Carbin and Aoife Mc Mahon x 2. We also had 3 Lucky Dip winners this week of € 20 each. They were Seamus Mc Elwain, Elaine Brennan and Cormac Sherry. 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 €9,000. 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 26th 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 Club Shop is next open Friday July 21st from 7pm to 8pm.
Social Club opening hours and rota
The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bara Rota: Stephen McKenna and Pauric Connolly.
McMahons Centra Monaghan Day event
On Friday of last week there was a special Monaghan day event run by Northern Sound and Sean McCaffrey in McMahon’s Centra Scotstown as part of the run up to the All Ireland Semi Final. The event included music from Sorcha, Patrick, Kaoimhe, Jake & Brannagh from Scotstown Comhaltas Craobh Éamonn ÓMuirí, interviews from Michael Owen McMahon, Brendan Beggan, Megan Boylan, Diarmuid Scullion and several local children! Well done to everyone involved!
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.
Scotstown GAA Golf Classic
The 2023 Scotstown GAA Golf Classic is on in Rossmore Golf Club on Saturday 2nd September. 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 McKenn