2023 Monaghan Club Football Championships
The 2023 Men’s Monaghan Club Championships had a break last weekend. Round 3 of the Ladies Championship took place over the weekend.
The Ladies played O’Neill Shamrocks in Round 3 of the Combi-Lift Senior Ladies Division 1 Group A Championship on Saturday last. The Ladies required a win to secure a Semi Final Place. O’Neill Shamrocks started strongly and opened up a 4 point lead after 5 minutes at 1-5 to 0-1. The Blues responded well and took a lead after 15 minutes with superb goal by Éabha Sherry making the score 1-5 to 1-3. After the waterbreak the game was a tight affair, but Scotstown sustained their lead with a half time score of 1-9 to 1-6 after fine points by Eabha Sherry, Grace Kelly, Hannah Sherlock and Casey Treanor during the 1st half. O’Neill Shamrocks started the second half strongly and reduced their deficit to just 1 point, before an excellent goal by Hannah Sherlock gave Scotstown a 4 point lead. Scotstown took momentum from that and increased their lead further, with 2 more goals, super finishes by Hannah Sherlock and by Meghan Boylan, and well placed points by Eabha Sherry, Celene Nally, and Aimee McGuirk making the final score Scotstown 4-12 O’Neill Shamrocks 1-10. Well done to the Ladies and congratulations to the team and management in booking their spot in the Semi Final. They next play Donaghmoyne away in the Championship Semi Final this Saturday 9th September at 6:00pm.
Our Senior Men next play Donaghmoyne away in Round 4 of the Senior Championship this Saturday 9th September at 3:00pm. Our Junior Men next play Killeevan at home on Saturday 16th September in Round 5 of the Junior Championship at 5:30pm.
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
Our Under 13 Scotstown B team played Tyholland away in the Under 13 Division 5 Cup Competition Semi Final on Sunday last. In a superb and exciting Semi Final our U13 Blues won the game by a point 2-6 to 2-5 and booked their spot in the U13 Division 5 Cup competition final where they face Magheracloone. Well done to the team and management!
Our Under 15 Scotstown A boys played their Round 3 Championship games last week. Well done to the Scotstown A team in their 6-8 to 3-16 win against Magheracloone away in a superb and exciting game in the Under 15 Division 1 Group 2 Round 3 on Wednesday last. Our Scotstown B team had no games in the past week. Well done on finishing the top of Group 2. They next play in the U15 Division 5B Championship Semi Final against Inniskeen at home this Saturday 9th September at 12:00 Noon.
The Under 17 Championship started last 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 was against Monaghan Harps at home on Saturday last in Round 1 of the Under 15 Championship Division 1 Group A. The first half was a tight affair, with well placed points by Sean Óg McElwain, Max Maguire, and Mark McCaffery, and the Blues took a 3 point lead going into injury time at 0-6 to 0-3 before Monaghan Harps equalised with a goal just before the break. The Harps started the second half strongly and were leading
by 5 points after 10 minutes. But within 3 minutes the Blues took the lead with 2 superb goals by Darcy Foy. The Blues stretched their lead further with another brilliant goal, this time by Darragh McMeel making the score, 3-8 to 2-7. Sean Óg McElwain scored the final point for Scotstown, adding to his 2 earlier excellent second half points. The Harps reduced their margin to 3 points ensuring a tense final minute. But Scotstown held their nerve and won the Round 1 game. Well done to the team and management. They next play St Tiarnach’s Patrick away on Saturday 16th September in Round 2 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 this Sunday 10th September at 12:00pm noon in Kilmore. 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 this Saturday 9th September at 6:00pm in Sean McDermotts. We wish the team and management the very best in the final.
Under 18 Girls
Hard luck to our Under 18 girls Scotstown A Team who lost to Castleblayney away in the Under 18 girls Division 1 League Round 8 game on Thursday of last week. They next play Killanny at home in Round 9 of the Under 18 girls Division 1 League this Thursday 7th September at 6:45pm.
Under 16 Girls
Well done to our Under 16 Scotstown A girls in their 3-14 to 0-4 win against O’Neill Shamrocks away in the Quarter Final of the Under 16 Division 1 Championship on Monday last. 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 this Tuesday 5th September at 6:45pm.
Under 14 Girls
Our Under 14 girls had no games in the past week.
Under 12 Girls
Our Under 12 Scotstown A girls have qualified for the Under 12 Division 2 Final after defeating Aughnamullen at home on Saturday last in a superb Semi Final. Well done girls!
Our Under 12 girls’ Scotstown B team had no games in the past week.
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures for the Week
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 at home in the Under 18 girls Division 1 League Round 9 game at 6:45pm.
On Saturday 9th September our Senior Men play Donaghmoyne away in Round 4 of the Senior Championship Group 2 game at 3:00pm and our Reserve 3B men play Latton in the Final of the Reserve Division 3B League in Sean McDermotts at 6:00pm. Our Senior Ladies play Donaghmoyne away in the Semi Final of the Senior Ladies Division 1 Championship at 6:00pm. Our Under 15 Scotstown B boys team play Inniskeen at home in the U15 Division 5B Championship Semi Final at 12:00 Noon.
On Sunday 10th September our Under 17 Scotstown B side play Truagh at home in Kilmore in the Semi Final of the Under 17 Division 4 Championship at 12:00pm
We wish our Blues and managements all the best in their games.
Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €10,400!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €10,200 jackpot on Wednesday 6th September. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the August 30th draw there was no Jackpot winner this week. Numbers drawn on the night were 6, 11, 17, 26. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners who wins € 50 each – Chloe McPhillips. Emma McKenna and Brendan McKenna. 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 €10,400. 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 13th 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: https://member.clubspot.app/club/scotstown-gaa/fundraisers
Anyone willing to help our referees out and act as umpires for their games please contact Shane at 0868367997.
New Clubspot App.
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The Club Shop is next open Friday September 15th from 7pm to 8pm.
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.
Ladies Night in the Social Club in September
There is a social night this 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 autumn months and the football championships are currently running, we will be implementing Healthy initiatives soon and will update everyone as these happen.
The club would like to offer deepest condolences to the family and friends of Owen Clerkin. We would like to pass on our sympathy to his sisters Sadie, Mary & Margaret, his brother Arthur, nieces, nephews, neighbours & friends. Owen was a volunteer for Scotstown GAA in the 1970s and 1980s, and was a lifelong supporter of our club. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Scotstown GAA would like to offer our sincere condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Mary McArdle. We would like to pass on our sympathy to her sons and daughters, Gerard (Vonnie), Martin (Patricia), Marian (Fintan Larmer), Briege (Conor Brannigan) and Siobhan (Karol Fitzgerald); her grandchildren including Damien McArdle; great-grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, extended family, and friends. May Mary Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Vote of Sympathy
The following votes of sympathy were passed at our last Committee meeting.
Boylan Family on the death of Maureen
Cassidy Family on the death of Margaret
Connolly Family on the death of Pat
Early Family on the death of Seamus
Gray Family on the death of Rosaleen
McArdle Family on the death of Mary
McDaid Family on the death of Bishop Liam
McKenna Family on the death of Jim Pat
O’Sullivan Family on the death of Benedict Lamb
We would like to offer our condolences to all the family and friends who lost loved ones during this time.
Scotstown GAA Golf Classic
Well done to everyone involved in the 2023 Scotstown GAA Golf Classic in Rossmore Golf Club on Friday and Saturday. Thanks to all our organisers, to Rossmore Golf Club for superbly hosting the event and to all our sponsors and participants. Please see our Facebook page for list of our Sponsors and attached photos. Congratulations to the 2023 Scotstown GAA Golf Classic winners, Barry McGurgan, Gary Hughes, Brian Daly & Martin Daly. Congratulations to the 2nd place team kindly sponsored by Jim McConnon; Ricky Cannon, Jim Fannin, Declan McNally & Shane Williams and to the 3rd overall placed team sponsored by Chris McBride; Kieran McCaffrey, Jim Hages, Collie Walker, and Jake McBride. Congratulations to the winning Ladies team, lady captain Rossmore Marion McDonald, Catriona Bolger, Finola Hunt & Helen Murphy. Congratulations to the closest to the pin Rory Sherry and thanks to Paddy Mulligan for accepting on his behalf. Congratulations to the Longest drive winner Cillian Sherry and congratulations to Peader O’Hare winner of the draw for “Putter in a box”. Well done and many thanks to all those who participated, our sponsors including Primary Event Sponsors; Finance Ireland; Greenfield Foods; Key Capital Colin Morgan; Maguire Transport; Moynas Bar; Our Generous Prize Sponsors; Brian Rafferty Construction Ltd.; Carey Family Nua Construction Ltd.; DMACS Electrical; Ignite 23 / Rory Beggan; McAree Engineering and to all our general sponsors. We were also blessed with the weather!
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 this Saturday 9th September party night in the Social Club! Thanks very much to Frankie Smyth from Smyth Carpentry for sponsoring the Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others jerseys and to TM3 Clothing for supplying them to the team.
Scotstown Complex hosting Scór County Final Table quiz
The Scotstown Complex is hosting the Scór Table quiz on Thursday 22nd September.
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 in the Scotstown complex.
Tá an Ciorcal sa Spórtlann gach Oíche Máirt ag a 8 a chlog! Buail isteach don craic is comhrá!