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An Bhoth Club Notes 26.10.2023

October 31st, 2023

Scotstown GAA win their 22nd Monaghan Senior Football Championship!!!

Massive congratulations to our Senior Blues men and management on an amazing championship final victory on Sunday last in Clones.

Senior Football Championship Final St. Tiernachs Park, Clones

Scotstown 0-17 Inniskeen 0-13

Scotstown regained the Mick Duffy cup on a beautiful sunny afternoon in an entertaining final in Clones but were made to fight right to the very end by an excellent Inniskeen side in a game that was in the balance until the final whistle. Scotstown started strongly and were leading by 0-4 to 0-2 after 10 minutes. Jack McCarron scored his first 3of his excellent 6 points of the day during this spell (1 from free, 1 from mark) along with a superb opener by Conor McCarthy. Inniskeen responded brightly and within a further 10 minutes the sides were level at 5 points apiece, with Scotstown’s point coming a well placed score from play by Damien McArdle. Scotstown applied some superb pressure and play in the last 10 minutes of normal time in the first half. In the 21st minute both Darren Hughes and Emmet Caulfield scored a well placed point each, before the score of day was taken by Jack McCarron with an amazing point from distance making the score 0-8 to 0-5. By 30 minutes Scotstown had opened up a 4 point lead with 3 more superb points, 2 from play by Shane Carey and 1 from free by Rory Beggan. However Inniskeen responded strongly in injury time with 2 quick points from play. This was a high-quality first half which saw 20 points scored, including 15 from play, with Scotstown leading by two at the break at 0-11 to 0-9. In the start of the second half Scotstown increased their lead to 3 points with a fine point from play by Jason Carey. However within 10 minutes the sides were level again with strong pressure from Inniskeen making the scoreline 12 points apiece. Inniskeen couldn’t edge ahead and a superb trademark 45 from Rory Beggan restored Scotstown’s lead. Inniskeen again equalised but 3 minutes later an excellent point from mark by Jack McCarron gave the Blues the edge again. A superb point from Conor McCarthy shortly after released the tension a little, and further well placed points by Mattie Maguire (from play) and Jack McCarron (from free) gave Scotstown a more comfortable 4 point lead at 0-17 to 0-13 with 4 minutes of normal time remaining. However 2 minutes later Inniskeen reduced their margin to just a kick of a ball with a point from play ensuring a nervy end to the game. Inniskeen pressed hard for the equalising goal into injury time, but good defensive work by Scotstown ensured that the Blues would regain the Monaghan Senior Championship. Well done and a massive congratulations to the team and management on a superb display of quality football in an exciting final. Well done to the manager, David McCague, and his management team Fergus Caulfield, Peter Donnelly and Diarmuid Scullion on achieving the Senior Championship in their first year. Hard luck and commiserations to Inniskeen, who have played superb football all year and were brilliant in the final. Many thanks to Clones GAA for superbly hosting the final and to everyone at Monaghan GAA for all their organising work in the final. Thanks to referee Niall McKenna and all the match officials on the day. Well done to Seamus McElwain in another brilliant PA in Clones. Our County champions next play either Derrygonnelly or Kilcoo in the quarter final of the Ulster Senior Championship on Sunday 12th November either in Clones or Newry. Time TBC. We wish the team and management all the best in their Ulster campaign.

Scorers for Scotstown: Jack McCarron 0-6 (3m, 1f); Rory Beggan 0-2 (1f, 1 ‘45); Conor McCarthy 0-2; Shane Carey 0-2; Damien McArdle 0-1; Jason Carey 0-1; Emmet Caulfield 0-1; Darren Hughes 0-1; Matthew Maguire 0-1.

Scotstown team: Rory Beggan; Brendan Boylan, Ryan O’Toole, Damien McArdle (Capt.); Dónal Morgan, Ryan Malley, Emmet Caulfield; Darren Hughes, Mícheál McCarville; Matthew Maguire, Shane Carey, Jason Carey; Conor McCarthy, James Hamill, Jack McCarron. Cian Mohan, Fergal McPhillips. Darragh Murray, Ross McKenna, Killian McKenna, Francis Maguire, Kieran Hughes, Paul Sherlock, Sean Treanor, Mark McPhillips, Orin Heaphey, Caolan Foy, Joseph McKenna, Kieran McGuirk.

Subs: Kieran Hughes for Malley (32); Mark McPhillips for Hamill (39); Francis Maguire for J Carey (45); Ross McKenna for McCarville (59); Fergal McPhillips for M Maguire (64).

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Senior Ladies

Our Senior Ladies had no games in the past week. They next play Emyvale at home this Sunday 29th October in Kilmore at 11:00am in the Senior LGFA Division 1 League Round 6 game.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls had no games in the past week. They next play Carrickmacross this Saturday 28th October at 4:00pm in the Under 18 Division 1 Championship Final in Drumhowan. We wish them all the best in the final.

Under 16 Girls

Our Under 16 girls had no games in the past week.

Under 14 Girls

Well done to our Under 14 girls B Team and management in their 1-12 to 0-8 win over Latton in the Semi Final of the Under 14 Division3 Championship and congratulations on making the final. They next play in the U14 Division 3 Championship Final.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Saturday 28th October our Under 18 Minor girls play Carrickmacross in the Under 18 Division 1 Championship final in Drumhowan at 4:00pm.

On Sunday 29th October our Senior Ladies play Emyvale at home in Kilmore in the Senior LGFA Division 1 League Round 6 game at 11:00am.

On Sunday 12th November our Senior Men play either Derrygonnelly or Kilcoo in the Quarter Final of the Ulster Senior Championship in either Clones or Newry. Time TBC

We wish the teams and managements all the best.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €12,200!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €12,000 jackpot on Wednesday 25th October. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the October 18th draw there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 4, 21, 24, 30. There was NO Match 3 Winners. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners who win €50 each – Mary Maguire, Alice McMahon and Aidan McCormack. 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 €12,200. If no jackpot winner €200 is rolled over to the following week. Also if there is no jackpot winner there will be lucky dips. Next draw is Wednesday November 1st at 8:30pm.

Ciste Draw

The October Ciste draw will take place this Sunday Night, October 29th at 10:30pm, 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!

Scotstown GAA Big 11 Breakfast for County Final!

Well done to everyone involved in the successful Big 11 Breakfast on Sunday morning last. It was another superb full-house club event and we appreciate all those who came along and enjoyed their wholesome breakfasts! Many thanks to everyone involved in organising and running the event this Sunday and to all our sponsors, Mallon’s sausages; Sean McCague (McCagues Bar); Hillgrove Hotel; Paul Cassidy; Connolly’s Meats; Tom McCrarren Mushrooms; Greenfield Foods; Caolan Daly; Brendan McMahon bread and McMahons Centra Scotstown, and to the chefs Paul Dolan and Mary Treanor.

Paint the Parish Blue!

Many thanks to all those involved in putting the flags and bunting up around in the villages of the parish. Well done on a great job making the villages looking fantastic. We have 2 more county finals with our Under 14 and Under 18 girls and our Senior men commence their Ulster campaign on November 12th. So please if you already haven’t get all you’re An Bhoth flags and paraphernalia out and Paint the Parish Blue!

Club Shop

The Club Shop is next open on Friday November 3rd from 7pm to 8pm.

Scotstown GAA Online Shop Launched for Christmas Orders

We have launched the Scotstown GAA online club shop for pre-Christmas orders! Please see link at the end of this paragraph and select Men’s, Women’s or Kids to enter the merchandise ranges. Please have all online orders placed ASAP here before the deadline of midnight on Tuesday October 31st. All orders placed will be delivered 5 weeks later in time for Christmas! There are size guides on the website. You can still get orders via the physical club shop between 7pm and 8pm on Friday evenings as per normal. These orders can’t be personalised but online orders can. The prices are the same as the club shop. Thanks to Playr-fit for hosting the website and to everyone else involved in developing the online shop! The online shop address is;


Thanks to everyone for the County Final preparation and events

Thanks to all our members and volunteers involved in all the preparation work, the afters and all connected events to our Senior men’s 11th final in a row, from the Big 11 Breakfast to painting the parish Blue to the commemoration of the juvenile and adult successes so far in the club house on Sunday night, and everything else over the weekend to make the County Final day special. Well done! In the words of our Chairperson Shane Stirrat, “I was just reflecting on the whole build up to this year’s county final and the work and effort people put in to making it such a success. Winning is so important and the effort the squad and management put in has been tremendous, they are an absolute credit to Scotstown. What more can be said about our supporters other than second to none the sixteenth man thank you. To all the committee and club members who work tirelessly for Scotstown GAA this is your reward enjoy the moment and get ready for the next day the journey is only beginning. An Bhoth Abú”

Thanks to Sliabh Beagh Hotel

Many thanks for the wonderful hospitality by the Sliabh Beagh Hotel and staff to our players and management after the County Final on Sunday last.

Social Club opening hours and rota

The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bara Rota: Sean McKenna and Kevin Boylan.

Interested in Volunteering?

Anyone interested in helping out in one of our many new committees, we are looking for volunteers. Please contact Shane at 086 8367997.

Commemoration of Juvenile and Adult successes

A massive thanks to all those involved in commemorating the Juveniles and the adult successes so far during the year on Sunday evening last in the Complex after the county final. Thanks to all our juveniles for giving the Senior team and management a magnificent guard of honour. Well done everyone!

Health and Wellbeing – Scotstown GAA awarded Silver Healthy Club

Well done to our Health and Wellbeing Officer Bernie Sherry and everyone else involved in Scotstown GAA being awarded the Silver Healthy Club Award! The club was officially recognised as a Healthy Club at a special recognition event in Tyrone GAA Centre, Garvaghey on Tuesday of last week.

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. As we now enter the autumn months and the football championships are currently running, we will be implementing Healthy initiatives soon and will update everyone as these happen.

County Final Schools Art Competition

Well done and many thanks to all the children in our National Schools in the Parish, including Urbleshanny Scotstown, St. Joseph’s Knockatallon and St. Dympna’s Tydavnet, and also Edenmore school, for their superb works of art for the County Final competition. Please see our Social Media pages for pictures of their art. Well done to the winners; Knockatallon – Isabelle Beggan, Junior, Jessica White, Senior; Urbleshanny – Catherine Meehan, Senior, Pearse McElwain, Junior; Edenmore – Ethan Senior, Josh McGovern, Junior; Tydavnet – Heidi McKenna, Junior, James Hackett, Senior.

Congratulations to the Cairde Scotstown GAA Jersey winner.

Congratulations to Sheila McQuaid from Ballinode our Cairde winner of the Scotstown GAA jersey. Scotstown GAA are launching year 3 of Cairde na Botha. To mark this we gave away a Scotstown jersey a lucky winner, Sheila McQuaid.

Our Condolences

We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Seamus (Margaret), Michael, Martin (Ethna) and Margaret (Tom) and the extended McQuillan and Kelly families, and friends on the sad passing of Margaret McQuillan. May Margaret Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others

Gaelic For Mothers & others outdoor training has ended for the year and training will be indoors from now on. All welcome to come along. There will be a blitz this Saturday. 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!!

Scór agus Cultúr

The Ulster Scór finals took place last weekend. Thanks to our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock for the following report. Our county quiz champions journey came to an end last Saturday. In the Scor Ulster in St. Enda’s Omagh after a very challenging quiz they lost out to Down in first place with Donegal second and Cavan third. Well done and congratulations to our club representatives Martha, Colm, Shane and Damian on reaching the final. Yee done your club proud. That concludes the Scor activities for 2023. Many thanks to all who represented the club in either Spraoi, scor na nog or scor sinsir during the past year. Also thanks to those on the background who helped in any way. Your great work ensured a very successful year for our club. Roll on 2024.

Tá an Ciorcal Gaeilge sa Spórtlann gach Oíche Mháirt ó 8 go 9pm! Fáilte roimh gach duine.

Thanks to everyone involved in the hosting of the Junior Championship Final

We were delighted to host the Junior Championship final which takes place in Páirc Mhuire last Saturday between Tyholland and Blackhill. Thanks to everyone who helped out at the junior championship final. Big thanks to our match stewards, the gentlemen who prepared the field, the shop personnel, to our ladies who made the half time tea, the match announcer & match commentator, our referees who took charge of the half time games. It was a massive effort to run this fixture smoothly and successfully. Congratulations to Blackhill Emeralds GAA in winning the Liam Stirrat trophy in the exciting final and all the best in their Ulster campaign. Hard luck and commiserations to Tyholland GFC.

Thank you to Roslea Shamrocks

Many thanks to Roslea Shamrocks for the use of their superb facilities in Shamrock Park and the words of support for our Senior Men on their scoreboard.

Under 9 Go Games tournament

Thanks to everyone involved in superbly organising the Under 9 Go Games tournament we hosted the weekend of 15th October. Thanks to Clontibret O’Neills GAA, Donaghmoyne GAA and Monaghan Harps for participating in the event.

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