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An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 31.08.2023

September 2nd, 2023

Congratulations to our Under 16 girls Division 1 League Champions!

A massive congratulations and well done to the Under 16 Scotstown A girls team and management for winning the U16 LGFA Division 1 League Cup on Monday last in Castleblayney against Magheracloone by 1-12 to 2-6. Scotstown started strongly and were leading by 5 points after 20 minutes 0-6 to 0-1. However Magheracloone responded well and reduced their margin to just 1 point with a goal just before half time making the half time score 0-6 to 1-2. Scotstown started the second half and after 3 minutes Eva Sherlock scored a superb goal. After 12 minutes Scotstown had restored their 5 point advantage making the score 1-8 to 1-3. However Magheracloone chipped away at the Scotstown lead again and with 3 minutes remaining Scotstown were 1 point ahead at 1-10 to 2-6. Scotstown held their nerve and showed great resilience to hold on to their lead, scoring 2 further points to secure the Division 1 League cup with a final score of Scotstown 1-12 Magheracloone 2-6. A superb performance and well done girls and management.

Scotstown team and scorers: Hannah McMahon; Annie McGinnity, Emer Larmer, Melissa Mulligan, Shannon Corrigan (0-1), Aoife Corrigan, Isobel Waddington, Michaela Grew, Caoimhe Kelly, Kate McKenna (0-3), Hollie Mullen, Eva Sherlock (1-0), Eadaoin Gallagher, Ava McGinnity (0-1), Trea MacCinna (0-4), Abbie Monaghan, Katie McCormick (0-1), Ellie Graham, Aoife Prunty, Aoife McNamee, Kaoimhe Treanor, Sarah McCormick, Jessica Sheridan, Madeline sherry, Lucy McKenna.

Management: Brian McGinnity, Colm MacCinna, Gareth Graham, Eamonn Treanor, Sara Mullen, Jenny McCarra, Caroline Corrigan.

2023 Monaghan Club Football Championships

The 2023 Monaghan Club Championships continued last weekend with all 3 of our adult participating teams involved with Round 2 of the Ladies Senior Championship and Round 3 of the Men’s Championship. Our Senior Men welcomed Magheracloone to Páirc Mhuire in the Greenfield Foods Championship Group 2 game. This was the Senior blues second game after having a bye last week. Well done to the Senior men in their 4-19 to 0-11 win and superb performance. The Blues had opened up a 5 point lead after 20 minutes at 1-5 to 0-3, with superb scoring, including a brilliant goal by James Hamill, and well placed points by Rory Beggan (2 from free), Mattie Maguire, James Hamill and Ryan O’Toole. Magheracloone responded strongly and closed the gap to 2 points, before Scotstown restored the lead to 5 points at half time with 3 excellent frees against the wind by Rory Beggan (2) and Jack McCarron making the half time score Scotstown 1-8 Magheracloone 0-6. Scotstown started the second half strongly and had increased their lead to 11 points after 10 minutes with further fine scoring, including a goal by Jack McCarron, 2 well placed frees by Shane Carey, a fine point from play by Ryan O’Toole and a wonderful point by Conor McCarthy. Further scores by the Blues secured the win including a superb goal by Jason Carey, and a well placed goal and point by Mattie Maguire, 4 more fine points by Jack McCarron (1 from free), another well placed free from Shane Carey, and a brilliant point by Killian McKenna making the full time score Scotstown 4-19 Magheracloone 0-11. They next play Donaghmoyne away in Round 4 on Saturday 9th September at 3:00pm.

Our Junior Men travelled to Rockcorry last Saturday for Round 3 of the Universal Graphics Junior Championship Group 2. Scotstown started strongly and scored their opening point after 3 minutes with the first of 5 well placed frees by Ruairi Sheehan. The Blues kept decent possession and were 3 points up after superb points by Adam Monahan and Caolan Foy. However Rockcorry responded with a goal after 20 minutes of the first half levelling the game at 0-3 to 1-0. The Blues had another good spell of possession for the next 10 minutes and restored their 3 point advantage with 3 fine points, 1 each from Caolan Foy, Ruairi Sheehan (from free), and Nicky Sherlock. Rockcorry pulled a point back before another well placed free by Ruairi Sheehan gave the Blues a 3 point advantage right at the end of half time with a score of Scotstown 1-1 Rockcorry 0-4. After 10 minutes of the second half Scotstown increased their advantage to 5 points with fine scores from Ruairi Sheehan (from free), Finlay Foy and James

McElwain. However with 12 minutes to go Rockcorry scored a goal from a penalty reducing their deficit to just 2 points at 0-10 to 2-2. Scotstown responded strongly with another well placed free by Ruairi Sheehan, and 4 minute later Shay McKenna increased the advantage to 4 points with a superb point. Scotstown held their nerve to the end and won the game by 0-12 to 2-2. Well done to the team and management on a superb performance. They are currently second in Group 2 on 4 points behind Tyholland who are on 6. They next play Killeevan at home on Saturday 16th September in Round 5.

The Ladies played a strong Emyvale side away in Round 2 of the Combi-Lift Senior Ladies Division 1 Group A Championship on Saturday last. The Ladies continued their brilliant performance from the previous game against Corduff and had led at half time 2-3 to 2-2 and started strongly in the second half increasing their advantage to 5 points after 15 minutes. However Emyvale made a strong comeback and took the lead with 2 quick goals and secured the win in the final 10 minutes with a final score of 6-5 to 3-7. Hard luck to the ladies, but well done on another brilliant performance with superb scores.

Their next game is against O’Neill Shamrocks in Round 3 this Saturday 2nd September at 6:30pm.

The Fixture and results for the Men’s Championships are; In the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship, our senior men drew Donaghmoyne, Inniskeen, Clontibret and Magheracloone and are in Group 2. The fixtures are; Sunday 13th August away to Inniskeen (L 0-12 to 1-11); Sunday 27th August home to Magheracloone at (4-19 to 0-11); Saturday 9th September away to Donaghmoyne at 3:00pm; Sunday 17th September home to Clontibret at 5:00pm.

In the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship, our Junior Men drew Tyholland, Killeevan, Oram and Rockcorry and are in Group 2. The fixtures are; Friday 11th August away to Oram (W 1-9 to 2-5); Sunday 20th August home to Tyholland (L 0-10 1-12); Saturday 26th August away to Rockcorry (W 0-12 2-2); and Saturday 16th September home to Killeevan at 5:30pm. 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

Under 13s

Our Under 13 boys had no games in the past week. Our Under 13 Scotstown B team next play Tyholland away in the Under 13 Division 5 Cup Competition Semi Final this Sunday 3rd September at 11:00pm.

Under 15s

Our Under 15 boys played their Round 2 Championship games last week. Hard luck to the Scotstown A team in their narrow 4-12 to 4-11 defeat in a superb and exciting game against Killanny at home in the Under 15 Division 1 Group 2 Round 2 on Thursday last. They next play Magheracloone away this Wednesday 30th August in Round 3 at 6:45pm. Our Scotstown B team played Aughnamullen at home on Wednesday of last week. Well done in their 2-12 to 1-5 win in Round 2 of the Under 15 Division 5B Group 2 and on finishing the top of Group 2. They next play in the U15 Division 5 Championship Semi Final against the runners up of Group 1.

Under 17s

On Monday last our Under 17 Scotstown A team played Castleblayney in the U17 Division 1 League Cup Final in Clontibret. This was another top quality fixture between the 2 sides who previously met in the Round Robin series which ended in an amazing 5-16 all draw. The final was equally as exciting and enthralling and a superb spectacle of football. Hard luck to our Minor team and management in losing by the narrowest of margins 3-13 to 3-12, but well done on reaching the final and putting in a superb performance with brilliant scores. Our minors next play in the Championship which starts this weekend. The Scotstown A team were drawn in the U17 Division 1 Group A along with Monaghan Harps, St. Tiarnach’s Patrick and Truagh Gaels. The Scotstown A team first game is against Monaghan Harps at home this Saturday 2nd September in Round 1 of the Under 15 Championship Division 1 Group A at 12:00 Noon. The Scotstown B team were drawn to play Truagh Gaels at home in the Semi Final of the

Under 17 Championship Division 4 and that game is on this Sunday 3rd September at 12:00pm noon. We wish the teams and management the very best in their championship campaigns.

Junior Division 3B Reserves

Our Division 3B Reserves had no games in the past week. They have qualified for the Division 3B Reserve League final and play Latton which takes place on Saturday 9th September at 6:00pm.

Under 18 Girls

Hard luck to our Under 18 girls Scotstown A Team who lost to Carrickmacross at home in the Under 18 girls Division 1 League Round 7 game on Thursday of last week. They next play Castleblayney away in Round 8 of the Under 18 girls Division 1 League this Thursday 31st August at 7:00pm.

Under 16 Girls

Well done and congratulations to our Under 16 Scotstown A girls in their 1-12 to 2-6 win against Magheracloone in the U16 Division 1 league Final on Monday last in Castleblayney. Please see match report above. They next play O’Neill Shamrocks away in the Quarter Final of the Under 16 Division 1 Championship next Monday 4th September at 6:45pm. Our Under 16 Scotstown B team had no games in the past week. They next play Sean McDermotts away in the Quarter Final of the Under 16 Division 2 Championship next Tuesday 5th September at 6:45pm.

Under 14 Girls

Our Under 14 girls had no games in the past week.

Under 12 Girls

Hard luck to our Under 12 girls’ Scotstown B team who lost to Truagh away in the Under 12 Division 3 Semi Final yesterday evening. Our U12 Scotstown A team had no games in the past week. They next play Aughnamullen at home in the Under 12 Division 2 Semi Final on Saturday 2nd September at 11:00am.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Wednesday 30th August our Under 15 Scotstown A team play Magheracloone away in Round 3 of the Under 15 Championship Division 1 Group 2 at 6:45pm.

On Thursday 31st August our Under 18 girls Scotstown A Team play Castleblayney away in the Under 18 girls Division 1 League Round 8 game at 7:00pm.

On Saturday 2nd September our Senior Ladies play O’Neill Shamrocks at home in Round 3 of the Senior Ladies Championship Group A game at 6:30pm and our Under 17 Scotstown A side play Monaghan Harps at home in Round 1 of the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Group A at 12:00pm. Our Under 12 Scotstown A girls play Aughnamullen at home in the Under 12 Division 2 Semi Final at 11:00am.

On Sunday 3rd September our Under 17 Scotstown B side play Truagh at home in the Semi Final of the Under 17 Division 4 Championship at 12:00pm and our Under 13 Scotstown B team play Tyholland away in the Under 13 Division 5 Cup Competition Semi Final at 11:00pm.

On Monday 4th September our Under 16 Scotstown A team play O’Neill Shamrocks away in the Quarter Final of the Under 16 Division 1 Championship at 6:45pm.

On Tuesday 5th September our Under 16 Scotstown B team play Sean McDermotts away in the Quarter Final of the Under 16 Division 2 Championship at 6:45pm.

On Thursday 7th September our Under 18 girls Scotstown A Team play Killanny away in the Under 18 girls Division 1 League Round 9 game at 7:00pm.

We wish our Blues and managements all the best in their games.

Ulster All-Stars Awards nominees

Well done to Rory Beggan, Conor McCarthy and Jack McCarron for making the nominees list for the Ulster All-Stars Awards. Please vote for Rory, Conor and Jack on the link here;

Also please vote for fellow Farney men on the nominees list; Kieran Duffy from Latton GAA, Karl O’Connell from Tyholland GFC, Micheál Bannigan from Aughnamullen GAA and Conor McManus from Clontibret GAA.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €10,200!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €10,000 jackpot on Wednesday 30th August. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the August 23rd draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 3, 18, 24, 26. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners who wins € 50 each – Caroline McArdle, Helen Headen and Brendan Carbin. Congratulations to all our winners! 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 €10,200. 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 September 6th at 8:30pm.

New Online Lotto provider Clubspot

We changed our club lotto provider recently, if you have an auto-renew ticket on the ClubForce system please cancel it and set up a new one using the link below on our new customised ClubSpot system. You can also play the lotto using our new Scotstown GAA Club app which you can download on your App Store. Please note that all tickets purchased via clubforce that still have draws remaining have been moved over to our new platform and will be included in the Lotto until they expire. Third draw on the ClubSpot system takes place this Wednesday 16th August. Any tickets bought using the new link will only be included on that draw or draws after that date Play the lotto here:

Ciste Draw

Congratulations to Dermot Lynch, Killeevan our €1,000 August Ciste Winner! Also congratulations to our 5 x €100 winners; Anthony Corr, Marie Mohan, Gussie McGorman, Michael Owen & Breege McMahon and Eileen Keenan. Sellers prize Frank McKenna & Seamus McElwain. 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!

Umpires required

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!

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Club Shop

The Club Shop is next open this Friday September 1st 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.

Ladies Night in the Social Club in September

There is a social night on Saturday September 9th from 8:00 in the Scotstown GAA Social Club for the Ladies in our community. This event is kindly organised by the Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others.

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.

Our Condolences

Scotstown GAA would like to offer our deepest condolences and sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Maureen Boylan. We would like to pass on our sympathy to her daughters Shelia, Maureen, Geraldine, Kathleen, Margaret, and Anne; sons Nicholas and Maurice; daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, her sister Ann (Slowey); her 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends. May Maureen’s gentle soul Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Scotstown GAA Golf Classic

The 2023 Scotstown GAA Golf Classic is on in Rossmore Golf Club this Friday 1st September and 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. We wish all participants a enjoyable time and thanks to all the sponsors and supporters and those who organised it.

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others

Gaelic For Mothers & others continues every Wednesday evening at 8.30pm in Kilmore. All welcome to come along. Great way to meet new ladies and catch up with a bit of fun. As there is no competition for the group there is no pressure to attend every week. You can join in at any stage and come when it suits you. You need to be over 25 and living in the parish. Why not come all and give it a go!! Coming up in September party night in the Social Club!

Scór agus Cultúr

There are Scór senior events happening in September. The Acorn Life Monaghan County GAA Scór Sinsir Stage events take place on Friday 22nd September in Tullycorbet and the quiz takes place on Thursday 21st September.

Tá an Ciorcal sa Spórtlann gach Oíche Máirt ag a 8 a chlog! Buail isteach don craic is comhrá!

Congratulations and well done to Póilín Uí Ruanaidh for the excellent mini documentary on our Parish on the BBC Gaeilge programme Radharcanna Rúnda.

Wellwishes to Michael McKenna

We wish Michael McKenna a speedy recovery from a recent injury.

Wellwishes to Jack Mohan

We wish Jack Mohan a speedy recovery after an injury during the Junior Championship game on Saturday last.

Many thanks to our Stewards and Field Committee

Many thanks to all the stewards and the Field committee for the excellent traffic management and all the hard work in superbly hosting the Scotstown v Magheracloone Senior Championship game on Sunday last, and also for all the other recent games over the past few weeks. Thanks to Leah McDonald for the beautiful renditions of Amhrán na bhFiann and to Cormac Sherry for superbly MCing and announcing at the recent home championship games.

Grainne McElwain MCing at American Football event in Dublin

Congratulations and well done to Grainne McElwain for her superb MCing of the Notre Dame v Navy Aer Lingus College American Football Series game in Dublin on Saturday last

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