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An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 19.10.2023

October 31st, 2023

2023 Senior Championship County Final – Scotstown v Inniskeen this Sunday

Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Final 2023 – 22nd October Sunday 3:30pm Scotstown GAA v Inniskeen GAA

We send our best wishes and support to our Senior players and management for the 2023 Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship Final this Sunday 22nd October against Inniskeen GAA in St Tiarnach’s Park, Clones at 3:30pm.

Ulster GAA All Stars awarded to Rory Beggan and Conor McCarthy

A massive congratulations and well done to Rory Beggan and Conor McCarthy on winning the Ulster GAA All Star awards last week at a ceremony last Friday. Thoroughly deserved! Also congratulations to fellow Monaghan players Karl O’Connell and Conor McManus on winning Ulster All Stars.

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

On Monday last our Under 17 Scotstown A side faced Castleblayney for the 3rd time this year, and the 2 sides produced another classic thrilling encounter, but unfortunately our minors lost by the narrowest of margins. Scotstown had started strongly and were 5 points up after 15 minutes with 2 superb goals and well placed points making the score 2-4 to 0-5. The Blues maintained their lead in the first half and added 2 further fine points giving them a 4 point lead at 2-6 to 0-8 at half time. Castleblayney started the second half strongly and reduced their deficit to just 1 point after 6 minutes. Then 2 quick goals gave Castleblayney the lead after 15 minutes, but Scotstown responded strongly and had reduced the margin to just a point with 10 minutes to go making the score 2-11 to 2-12. The last 10 minutes were tense has both sides determinedly sought to secure the win and going into injury time Scotstown levelled the game again with a superb point. However Blayney scored their decisive point a minute later. In final minutes the minors pressed for the equaliser and unfortunately the ball hit the upright twice and time ran out, making the final score Scotstown 2-13 Castleblayney 2-14. Hard luck to the minors, but well done on a superb performance and brilliant 2023 campaign. Congratulations to Castleblayney and all the best in the final. Thanks to Emyvale GAA for hosting the game.

Our Under 17 Scotstown B team had no games in the past week.

Senior Ladies

The Monaghan Ladies Senior League continued last weekend with the Round 5 games. Well done to our Senior Ladies this morning in their 3-11 to 1-7 win over Magheracloone at home in the Senior Ladies league Round 5 game on Sunday last. They next play Carrickmacross away this weekend in the Senior LGFA Division 1 League Round 6 game.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 girls team have qualified for the U18 Championship final. Well done to the team and management in their superb win against Castleblayney away in the U18 LGFA Championship Semi Final on Saturday evening last. This was an exciting, high scoring end to end game, with both sides taking significant leads during the game. After 12 minutes Castleblayney were leading by 5 points 2-1 to 0-2, but within 6 minutes Scotstown made a quick and sharp comeback and took the lead by 4 points with 2 superb goals. However within a further 10 minutes Castleblayney came back strongly and took a significant 8 point lead, before Scotstown pulled a point back making the half time score Scotstown 2-6 Castleblayney 5-4. Within the first 3 minutes of the second half, the sides were level after 2 superb goals and a point by Scotstown. For the next 10 minutes there was an unusual barren spell of no scores as both sides drew their breath from the high tempo encounter. Both sides then traded points and with 10 minutes remaining the game was evenly matched at Scotstown 4-9 Castleblayney 5-6. Scotstown scored an excellent goal, giving the Blues the lead again, but Castleblayney equalised 3 minutes later with a goal. In the last 5 minutes of normal time Scotstown applied

brilliant pressure and were rewarded with 2 well placed points before Scotstown scored the decisive brilliant goal in the last minute securing the Minor final spot. Congratulations and well done to the team and management. They next play in the final against either Carrickmacross or Tyholland. 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

Our Under 14 A team qualified for the U14 Division 1 Championship Shield final which was played in Killeevan on Saturday last against O’Neill Shamrocks. The girls put in a great performance and led 1-3 to 1-2 going into injury time in the first half. However 2 quick scores including a goal gave O’Neill Shamrocks a 3 point lead at half time. Assisted with a strong wind in the second half, O’Neills Shamrocks extended their lead and despite a spirited comeback at the end the Under 14 girls lost the game 2-9 to 2-5. Well done to the girls on reaching the final and on a great season. 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 Sunday 22nd October our Senior Men play Inniskeen in the Final of the Senior Championship at 3:30pm in Clones.

We wish the team and management all the best in the County Final.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €11,900!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €11,700 jackpot on Wednesday 18th October. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the October 11th draw there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 8, 16, 19, 30. There was 1 Match 3 Winner tonight who wins €100 – Helen Headen. We had 2 Lucky Dip winners who win €20 each – Nicola McKenna, and Leona Keenan. 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 €11,900. 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 25th at 8:30pm.

Scotstown GAA Big 11 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 this Sunday morning 22nd October from 9:30am to 12:30. 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.

Paint the Parish Blue!

This weekend 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!

Under 11s in the BC Colton Memorial Tournament

Congratulations to our Under 11s in winning the BC Colton Memorial Tournament cup in Emyvale on Saturday. Many thanks to Emyvale GAA Club for superbly hosting and organising the brilliant competition and to all the other clubs for participating.

Club Shop

The Club Shop is next open this Friday October 20th 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;


Social Club opening hours and rota

The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bara Rota: Trevor McKenna and Damian Mohan

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

We would like to offer our deepest sympathy to Niall and Loman, Sarah and Majella and the extended Galvin and Treanor families, and friends on the sad passing of Dympna Galvin. May Dympna Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

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

This Saturday 21st October the Ulster Scór Tráth na gCeist Final will take place in Omagh St Enda’s GAA 12 o’clock upstairs in bar area, top three go to stage for individual rounds. All the best to our County Final Table Quiz winners Shane Feeney, Damian Mohan, Colm and Martha McKenna who are representing Scotstown GAA and Monaghan.

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

Scotstown GAA Hosting the Junior Championship Final

We are delighted to host the Junior Championship final which takes place in Páirc Mhuire at 3:30pm between Tyholland and Blackhill. We wish both teams and their supporters all the best. We would appreciate stewards for the game

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