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An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 28.09.2023

October 4th, 2023

Minor Bs win the U17 Division 4 Championship!

A massive congratulations and well done to our Under 17 Scotstown B team and management in an amazing championship final win against Monaghan Harps on Monday last in Emyvale. This was the second final the 2 sides have met each other this year and was as an epic encounter as the League Cup final, which Scotstown won in extra time back in August. Monaghan Harps started strongly and were 2-1 to 0-0 ahead after 7 minutes. Scotstown opened their scoring 6 minutes later with the 1st of Cathal McElwain’s superb points. Within the next 7 minutes Scotstown reduced the deficit to just a point with 5 further excellent points by Cathal making the score 2-1 to 0-6. Monaghan Harps responded with 2 points before Gareth Rhatigan scored a well placed point on 28 minutes. The Harps restored their 3 point advantage just before half time making the score Scotstown 0-7 Monaghan Harps 2-4. The first 11 minutes of the second half was evenly balance with both sides exchanging points like for like with Shane Murray, Joe Foley and Cathal McElwain scoring fine points for the Blues. However Monaghan Harps scored a goal and Scotstown had a 6 point deficit with the score at 3-7 to 0-10. The Blues responded strongly with a well placed penalty by Cathal McElwain bringing the gap back down to 3 points. Spurred on by the goal, Scotstown pressed for further scores and were 1 point behind 2 minutes later with well placed points by Cathal McElwain and Hugh Murray. Scotstown kept the pressure on and with 5 minutes remaining of normal time scored the elusive equaliser with an excellent point by Ellis Foy. However Monaghan Harps responded and with 3 minutes remaining restored their lead with a point. Scotstown pressed again in search of the equaliser and in the last minute of the game Caolin Clerkin drilled home an amazing goal to give the Scotstown the lead in dramatic fashion. Monaghan Harps pressed looking for a goal, but Scotstown held their nerve and saw out the nail-biting injury time period to secure the championship trophy. Well done to the lads and the management to turnaround a 6 point deficit against a strong Monaghan Harps team and to never give up and win a brilliant game of football. Commiserations and hard luck to Monaghan Harps, who played superb football. Many thanks to Emyvale GAA for brilliantly hosting the final.

Scotstown Team and Scorers: Eanna McCarey, Daithi Harvey, John Keys, Eoin Prunty, Gareth Rhatigan (Joint Captain) (0-1), Conn Deery, Hugh Murray (0-1), Joe Foley (0-1), Lucas Sherry, Andrew Gallagher, Dara Keenan, Shane Murray (0-1), Dean Mulligan, Cathal McElwain (1-8), Conal Sherlock, Dylan McGuirk, Ellis Foy (0-1), Caolin Clerkin (1-0), Conor McMeel, Eoin Murray, Nathan McCabe, Mark Connolly, Dylan McCrudden (Joint Captain).

Management: Tiarnan McGonnell, James Corely, Niall McCarville, Seamus Mullen, Trevor McKenna & Cian McGonnell

Under 15 Scotstown B team are County Champions!

As well as our Minor Bs, the Under 15s won their championship last weekend. A massive congratulations and well done to the Under 15 Scotstown B team in their Under 15 Division 5B Championship win against Killanny on Sunday last in Cremartin. Killanny started strongly with 2 points on the scoresheet after 3 minutes, beforean excellent goal by Jamie Roddy gave the Blues a one point lead. Senan Mullen scored his first fine points of the day, but Killanny regained the lead and after 25 minutes of the first half led by 0-6 to 1-2. Jack Cassidy scored a brilliant goal to give the Blues the lead and another superb point by Senan Mullen made the half time score of 2-3 to 0-6 to Scotstown. Scotstown maintained their 3 point lead during the first 15 minutes of the Second half with 2 further well placed points by Chilav Malaya and Jarlath Smyth. The decisive goal came in the 16th minute with a superb strike by Jarlath Smyth. Jarlath extended Scotstown’s lead further within a minute with a fine point making the score 3-6 to 0-8. Killanny reduced their margin to 5 points and with 2 minutes remaining Senan Mullen scored Scotstown final point making the final score Scotstown 3-7 Killanny 0-10 securing the Under 15 Division 5B Championship. Well done lads! Commiserations to Killanny GAA and many thanks to Cremartin GAA for hosting the final.

Scotstown Team and Scorers: Ben Sexton, Enda Sherlock, Eoghan Keenan, Peter Connolly, Dylan Bennett, Jack Gallagher, Pat Sherry (Captain), Caolan Connolly, Harry Mullen, Liam Waddington, Jack Cassidy (1-0), Daniel McCrudden, Oisin Rankin, Kyle Smith, Senan Mullen

(0-4), Jack McCarra, Chilav Malaya (0-1), Jarlath Smyth (1-2), Jamie Roddy (1-0), Darragh Sherry, Lorcan Smyth, Ryan Robb

Management: Seanie Mullen, Frank Caulfield, Colin Casey, Brendan Boylan, Ruairi Sheehan

2023 Monaghan Club Football Championships

With the Group stage of the 2023 Men’s Monaghan Club Championships completed, the knockout stages commenced last weekend with the quarter finals of the Junior Championships. Last Sunday afternoon our Junior Men travelled to St. Mellan’s Truagh for the quarter final of the Universal Graphics Junior Championship where they played Blackhill. Hard luck to our Junior Men in their 1-10 to 0-8 defeat in inclement weather. Scotstown started strongly and maintained a comfortable lead during the first half with a half time score of 0-6 to 0-2 with superb points from Ruairi Sheehan (0-3), James McElwain, Ryan Caulfield and Nicky Sherlock. Blackhill responded promptly in the second half and opened up a 4 point lead after 20 minutes with a decisive goal from a penalty. In the final 10 minutes Scotstown played strongly and added 2 further well placed points, one each by Ruairi Sheehan and James McElwain. However Blackhill held their nerve and secured the Semi Final spot with a 1-10 to 0-8 points. This completes the 2023 season for the Juniors and well done to the team and management in another impressive year in the Junior League and Junior Championship.

Scotstown Team and Scorers: Cian Mohan, Kieran McGuirk, Padraig Keenan, Shay McKenna, Nicky Sherlock (0-1), James Corley, Conor McPhillips, Ryan Caulfield (0-1), James Turley, Caolan Foy, Cian McGonnell, James McElwain (0-2), Finlay Foy, Ruairi Sheehan (0-4), Adam Monaghan, Domhnail Moyna, Adrian Carbin, Aaron Boylan, Reuban Sheridan, Caolium Mullen, Dermot McCrudden, Declan Treanor, Ben Sherlock, Jamie McCarey, Peter Hamill, Kevin McMeel, Mick Connolly, Oisin Murray, Paul Maguire, Sahil Ayra.

Management: Mick McCormick, Mark Duffy, Mark Corrigan, & Paul Rooney.

Our Senior Men had no games in the past week. They next play Aughnamullen in the quarter final of the Greenfield Foods Senior Football Championship in Clontibret on Sunday 1st October at 4:00pm. We wish the team and management the very best.

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 (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).

In the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship, our Junior Men drew Tyholland, Killeevan, Oram and Rockcorry and are in Group 2. The results were; Friday 11th August away to Oram (W 1-9 to 2-5); Sunday 20th August home to Tyholland (L 0-10 to 1-12); Saturday 26th August away to Rockcorry (W 0-12 to 2-2); and Saturday 16th September home to Killeevan (W 1-17 to 0-10). Sunday 24th September Quarter Final v Blackhill (L 0-8 to 1-10)

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 Scotstown A team had no games in the past week. Our Under 15 Scotstown B team won the U15 Division 5B Championship on Sunday last. Please see match report above.

Under 17s

Our Under 17 Scotstown A team had no games in the past week. They next play Truagh away in Round 3 on Sunday 1st October at 12:00 noon. Our Under 17 Scotstown B team won the Under 17 Division 4 Championship. Please see match report above.

Senior Ladies

Our Senior ladies had no games in the past week.

Under 18 Girls

Our Under 18 Girls had no games in the past week. They next play in the U18 LGFA Championship.

Under 16 Girls

Our Under 16 Scotstown A team played Magheracloone at home on Wednesday of last week in the Semi Final of the Under 16 Division 1 Championship. Magheracloone had started

strongly and were 1-1 to 0-1 up after 15 minutes. However Scotstown scored an excellent goal and took the advantage with a further 2 well placed points. Scotstown scored their decisive 2nd superb goal with 5 minutes of the first half remaining and added another fine point just before half time making the score 2-4 to 1-1. The second half was much quieter and the U16 girls kept possession and saw out the game with 1 further brilliant goal and point making the final score 3-5 to 1-1. Well done and congratulations to the team and management for a superb win and making the final where they will play Aughnamullen

Our Under 16 Scotstown B girls had no games in the past week. They next play Inniskeen in the Final of the Under 16 Division 1 Championship.

Under 14 Girls

The 2023 U14 LGFA Championships started last weekend. Hard luck to our Under 14 Scotstown A girls team and management in their defeat to Donaghmoyne at home on Saturday last in the Under 14 LGFA Division 1 Championship Quarter Final. Our U14 Division Scotstown B girls play Castleblayney at home in the Under 14 Division 3 Championship Quarter Final this Wednesday 27th September at 6:15pm

Under 12 Girls

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

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week

On Wednesday 27th September our Under 14 Scotstown B girls team play Castleblayney at home in the Under 14 LGFA Division 3 Championship Quarter Final at 11:00am.

On Saturday 30th September our Under 17 Scotstown A side play Truagh away in Round 3 of the Under 17 Division 1 Championship Group A at 12:00pm

On Sunday 1st October our Senior Men play Aughnamullen in the Quarter Final of the Senior Championship at 4:00pm in Clontibret

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

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €11,200!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €11,000 jackpot on Wednesday 27th September. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the September 20th draw there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 5, 17, 19, 30. There were NO Match 3 Winners. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners who wins € 50 each – Ciara Connolly, Noel McCabe, Dominic Smyth. 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 €11,200. 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 October 4th at 8:30pm.

Ciste Draw

The September Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night, September 30th 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!

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:

Umpires required

Anyone willing to help our referees out and act as umpires for their games please contact Shane at 0868367997.

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Club Shop

The Club Shop is next open on Friday September 29th from 7pm to 8pm.

Social Club opening hours and rota

The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bara Rota: Cormac Sherry

Our Condolences

Scotstown GAA would like to offer deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sean Meehan. We would like to pass on our sympathy to his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, staff of Hyland View and wider family circle and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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. 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.

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!!

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 Killeevan v Eire Og Championship game on Saturday last, and also for all the other recent games over the past few weeks. Thanks to Bernie McElwain for the beautiful rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann and to Cormac Sherry for superbly MCing and announcing at last weekend’s championship game.

Thanks to the U15 Final Food afters’ sponsors

Many thanks to the sponsors of the food for our Under 15 champions after the final on Sunday. These include; Brendan Mc Kenna Construction; Sean Carbin Carpentry; Caroline Smith Barber Shop; Darren Hughes, YellowTom,

Our Condolences

Scotstown GAA would like to offer deepest condolences to the family and friends of Sean Meehan. We would like to pass on our sympathy to his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, staff of Hyland View and wider family circle and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Scór agus Cultúr

Thanks to our Cultural Officer Paddy Sherlock for the following excellent report on the Scór county finals last week.

The County finals of SCOR were held last weekend with Scotstown Complex hosting the quiz on Thursday night. Defending Champions, Latton lead from the start and at the end of ten rounds of table quiz format they lead by four points from Scotstown with Aughnamullen a further 2 behind. However Scotstown pounced in the 4 rounds of individual questions to snatch victory with Latton second and Aughnamullen third. Congratulations to our quiz team of Martha McKenna, Colm McKenna, Damien Mohan and Shane Feeney. Thanks to everyone who helped set out tables, provide amplification, serve tea etc. Your help was much appreciated.

The stage events took place in Tullycorbett on Friday night. In recitation, Paddy Sherlock, after seven years as champion lost out to Eoghan McCleary of Harps. In solo singing, Nicola

McArdle (Sherry) while accompanying herself on Guitar gave a beautiful rendition of “In My Father’s House” but lost out to Katie Boyle of Aghabog.

In instrumental music the Scotstown group, who are also members of Ceolinn (Brenda Coney, Claire Fitzpatrick, Edel Brady, Karen Lavery and Nicola McArdle) gave an accomplished performance and really looked well in their blue attire, but lost out to the Harps outfit. Due to time constraints the Scotstown novelty act didn’t leave the station. Cultural officer, Paddy Sherlock was to thank everyone to helped in any way in preparation and during last weekend’s finals. They done themselves, their families and Club proud.

Special thanks to Bernie Sherry and also Marita Clerkin of Ceolinn who helped coordinate the teams Hopefully we will see those talented musicians and singers representing our club in the future. Thanks again. An Bhoth abu.Beidh an Ciorcal ag tosnú arís ar an Mháirt 19 ú lá ag 8 a chlog sa Spórtlann! Fáilte roimh gach duine!

Conor Mohan JWRC success

Congratulations to Conor Mohan who finished an outstanding runners up position in the JWRC Acropolis Rally Greece earning himself and co-driver Eamonn Kelly Rallying a podium place at the EKO Acropolis Rally Greece on Sunday 10th September

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