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An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 13.10.2023

October 14th, 2023

Congratulations to our Double winning Under 16 Champions!

Massive congratulations to our Double winning Under 16 girls’ teams and management who won the U16 LGFA Championships last week! Our Under 16 Scotstown A team won the Division 1 County Championship on Tuesday of last week and the Under 16 Scotstown B team won the Division 2 County Championship on Thursday last, The Scotstown A team completed an amazing league and championship cup double.

Please see match reports in Under 16 section below.

2023 Monaghan Club Senior Football Championship – Scotstown qualify for the final

On a warm and sunny October Sunday afternoon our Senior Men travelled to St. Tiarnachs Park, Clones for the Semi Finals of the Greenfield Foods Senior Championship. This was part of a double header were Scotstown faced Corduff and Inniskeen played Clontibret. Congratulations and well done to our Senior team and management in winning the game 1-13 to 1-6 and qualifying for the Monaghan Senior Championship final for the 11th year in a row. The Scotstown players showed excellent composure and discipline and played some superb clean football to secure a final place spot. The Blues led by 4 points, 0-9 to 1-2 at half time with superb scores from Jack McCarron (2), Ryan O’Toole (2), Kieran Hughes, Mattie Maguire, Jason Carey, Donal Morgan, Shane Carey (1 each). In the second half Scotstown maintained their lead and added four more points to their tally with brilliant points by Jack McCarron (2), Shane Carey and Conor McCarthy. Deep into injury time, a fine run by Conor McCarthy set up Francis Maguire who superbly drilled it into the back of the net securing the Semi Final victory for Scotstown. Congratulations to Ryan O’Toole on winning man of the match. Many thanks to Clones GAA for superbly hosting the Semi Final as always. In the other Semi Final Inniskeen defeated Clontibret and Scotstown will play Inniskeen in the Senior Championship Final on Sunday 22nd October. We wish the team and management the very best in the final.

The Fixture and results for the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship, our senior men drew Donaghmoyne, Inniskeen, Clontibret and Magheracloone and were in Group 2. The results were; Sunday 13th August away to Inniskeen (L 0-12 to 1-11); Sunday 27th August home to Magheracloone (W 4-19 to 0-11); Saturday 9th September away to Donaghmoyne (W 2-14 to 0-11); Sunday 17th September home to Clontibret (W 1-16 to 0-13); Sunday 1st October Quarter Final against Aughnamullen W 2-14 to 1-8 in Clontibret; Sunday 8th October Semi Final W 1-13 to 0-9. Final: Sunday 22nd October against Inniskeen

Our Blues Competitive Games in the past week

Under 13s

Our Under 13 boys had no games in the past week.

Under 15s

Our Under 15 boys had no games in the past week.

Under 17s

Our Under 17 Scotstown A team next play Castleblayney in the Semi Final of the Under 17 Division 1 Championship next Monday 16th October at 7:30pm in Emyvale. Our Under 17 Scotstown B team had no games in the past week.

Senior Ladies

The Monaghan Ladies Senior League resumed last weekend with the Round 4 games. Well done to our Senior Ladies this morning in their 4-11 to 0-5 win over Corduff away in the Senior Ladies league game on Sunday last. They next play Magheracloone at home in the Senior LGFA Division 1 League Round 5 game this Sunday 8th October at 12:30pm.

Under 18 Girls

The Under 18 LGFA Championship commenced last weekend. Our Under 18 girls’ team played Killanny at home on Saturday last in the quarter final. Well done to the team and management in their superb win. They next play Castleblayney away in the U18 LGFA Championship Semi Final this Friday 13th October at 7:00pm.

Under 16 Girls – Double success last week!

Last week both of our Under 16 girls’ teams featured in Championship Finals. On Tuesday 3rd October our Scotstown A team played Aughnamullen in the Under 16 Division 1 Championship Final in Cloghan, A massive congratulations and well done to the team and management in

their 2-9 to 1-10 win over Aughnamullen and securing the league and championship cup double. The first 15 minutes were tense but entertaining and evenly matched with no one taking a significant lead. Scotstown scored some fine points from play by Hollie Mullen, Ellie Graham and Trea McKenna, but were evenly matched by Aughnamullen making the score 0-4 to 0-4 all. The second quarter continued on a similar theme, but Scotstown took a narrow lead into half time 0-6 to 0-5 with 2 further superb points from play by Kate McKenna and Caoimhe Kelly. Scotstown started the second half strongly and within 3 minutes were 5 points up after an excellent goal by Kate McKenna and a well placed point by Katie McCormick. After 15 minutes Scotstown maintained their 5 point advantage with further fine points by Kate McKenna and Ava McGinnity making the score 1-9 to 0-7. Aughnamullen reduced their deficit to 4 points but with 5 minutes to go an excellent goal by Michaela Grew gave Scotstown a comfortable lead going into the final stages of the game with a score of 2-9 to 0-8. Aughnamullen made a spirited comeback and scored a goal 2 minutes later. Deep in injury time Aughnamullen reduced the margin to just 2 points ensuring a nail-biting end to the final, but the Under 16 girls held their nerve and secured the Championship with a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-10. Well done to the team and management and congratulations on winning the league cup and the championship this year. Hard luck and commiserations to Aughnamullen and many thanks to Monaghan GAA for superbly hosting the final at the Monaghan Centre of excellence in Cloghan.

Scotstown team and scorers: Kirsty McCabe, Annie McGinnity (0-1), Melissa Mulligan, Eimhear Larmer, Isobel Waddington, Aoife Corrigan, Shannon Corrigan, Caoimhe Kelly (0-1), Michaela Grew (1-0), Hollie Mullen (0-1), Trea MacCinna (0-1), Eva Sherlock, Ava McGinnity, Kate McKenna (1-2), Ellie Graham (0-1), Hannah McMahon, Katie McCormick (0-1), Eadaoin Gallagher, Aoife Prunty, Aoife McNamee, Madeleine Sherry, Sarah McCormick, Kaoimhe Treanor, Abbie Monaghan, Hannah Sherry.

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

On Thursday of last week the Under 16 Scotstown B girls team aimed to follow up on the A team’s success with winning the U16 Division 2 Championship against Inniskeen in the final in Aughnamullen. Well done and a massive congratulations to the girls team and management in a superb 3-6 to 2-5 win in inclement weather and making a brilliant comeback in the second half. Despite playing the first half against the strong wind, Scotstown started strongly and were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead after 15 minutes with fine points from play by Katie McCormick, Ellie Graham, and Sarah McCormick, and a well placed point from free by Ellie Graham. However this was the last score by Scotstown during the first half and Inniskeen took advantage of the wind to take a significant lead at half time after scoring 2 goals and 3 points making the score 0-4 to 2-4. Scotstown started strongly and making good use of the wind advantage reduced the deficit to 3 points after a superb goal by Sarah McCormick Within 2 minutes Scotstown were just a point behind with well placed points by Eadaoin Gallagher and Katie McCormick. Inniskeen responded to Scotstown’s pressure and scored a point on the 12 minute mark. The next 10 minutes were tense as Scotstown continued to press while Inniskeen looked dangerous on the break, but no score occurred until a brilliant strike by Emily Mooney hit the back of the net and Scotstown took the lead again. Within a minute Emily Mooney scored another goal, to give Scotstown a 4 point lead with 2 minutes of normal time remaining. Inniskeen put on the pressure which ensured a nail biting end to the final, but the Scotstown team showed resilience to defend their lead and secure the Under 16 Division 2 Championship trophy with a scoreline of 3-6 to 2-5. Well done and a massive congratulations to the team and management on a superb win and successful season. Hard luck and commiserations to Inniskeen. Many thanks to Aughnamullen for brilliantly hosting the final. Scotstown team and scorers: Hannah McMahon, Aoife McNamee, Melissa Mulligan, Lucy McKenna, Grace Murphy, Aoife Prunty, Aoife Corrigan, Madeleine Sherry, Kaoimhe Treanor, Katie McCormick (0-2), Eadaoin Gallagher (0-1), Sarah McCormick (1-1), Ellie Graham (0-2), Anna McCaffrey, Saorlaith Groarke, Ruth Bennett, Abbie Monaghan, Taegan Mayne, Hannah Sherry, Lauren Sweeney, Emily Mooney(2-, Jessica Sheridan.

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

Under 14 Girls

Well done to our U14 Division Scotstown A girls team who defeated Sean McDermotts at home in the Under 14 Division 1 Championship Shield Semi Final on Saturday last. They next play O’Neills Shamrocks this Saturday 14th October in the Under 14 Division 1 Championship Shield Final at 11:00am. We wish them all the best in the Final. The Under 14 Scotstown B team had no games in the past week. They next play in the U14 Division 3 Championship Semi Final.

Under 12 Girls

Our Under 12 Girls had no games in the past week.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Friday 13th October our Under 18 girls play Castleblayney away in the Under 18 LGFA Division 1 Championship Semi Final at 7:00pm

On Saturday 14th October our Under 14 Scotstown A girls play O’Neills Shamrocks in the Under 14 Division 1 Championship Shield Final at 11:00am.

On Sunday 15th October our Senior Ladies play Magheracloone at home in the Senior LGFA Division 1 League Round 5 game at 12:30pm.

On Monday 16th October our Under 17 Scotstown A side play Castleblayney in the Semi Final of the Under 17 Division 1 Championship at 7:30pm in Emyvale.

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

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €11,700!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €11,500 jackpot on Wednesday 11th October. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the October 4th draw there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 16, 21, 25, 27. There were NO Match 3 Winners tonight. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners who win €50 each – Michelle McCarey, Evelyn Treanor and Damian Martin. 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 €11,700. 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 October 18th at 8:30pm.

Scotstown GAA Big Breakfast for County Final!

We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing the tradition of our Big Breakfast for the morning of our County Final. It will take place on Sunday morning 22nd October from 9:30am to 12:30 in the Scotstown Complex. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details which will follow in next week’s Club Notes.

Paint the Parish Blue!

The weekend after next sees our Senior men play in their 11th Monaghan Senior Championship final in a row, so please 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 October 20th 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

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.

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 will be officially recognised as a Healthy Club at a special recognition event in Tyrone GAA Centre, Garvaghey on Tuesday 17th October from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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.

Our Condolences

Scotstown GAA wish to extend our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Siobhan, Larry, Shauna, Aíne, Ella and the extended McQuaid and McKenna Families, his friends and to all those in Currin GAA on the sad passing of James McQuaid. May James Rest In Peace.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Vote of Sympathy

The following votes of sympathy were passed at our last Committee meeting.

Clerkin Family on the death of Owen

McKernan Family on the death of Kieran

O’Malley Family on the death of John

We would like to offer our condolences to all the family and friends who lost loved ones during this time.

Our Condolences

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Eugene Rooney who sadly passed away on Tuesday. May Eugene Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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!!

Scór agus Cultúr

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

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