An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 14/11/2023
Scotstown GAA book their place for the Ulster Semis with an amazing win over Kilcoo
The Scotstown senior team booked their place in the Ulster Senior Championship Semi Final on Sunday last after an outstanding and exhilarating victory over Kilcoo in Newry. Scotstown were a point down in the fourth of five additional minutes and dug deep with the trademark never say die attitude to score the next two points right at the death. Kieran Hughes was instrumental to both of them, sending over a superb levelling mark from distance before winning a free from astute anticipation from a Kilcoo kick-out that Rory Beggan converted calmly and with pin-point accuracy. The magnificent free was the last kick of the game securing Scotstown a well deserved and hard fought spot in the Semi Final.
Scotstown started strongly and took a quick lead in the second minute with an instinctive well placed point by Shane Carey. Kilcoo responded with pace taking the lead after 14 minutes, before a fine point from distance by Jason Carey levelled the score at 0-2 all. Kilcoo went ahead 0-4 to 0-2 with 5 minutes of the first half remaining, but Scotstown responded with 2 superb points by Shane Carey (from free) and Conor McCarthy, making the score 0-4 0-4 at half time, although Scotstown might well have gone in enjoying the lead after an intense spell of pressure unfortunately failed to achieve any dividend.
6 minutes into the second half Scotstown regained the lead with 2 more superb points from play from distance, one from Donal Morgan and one from Rory Beggan. However Kilcoo scored a goal from a penalty, and added two more points giving them a 4 point advantage of 1-7 to 0-6 after 15 minutes of the second half. Scotstown responded with a trademark and renewed amazing spirit, and when Rory Beggan and Jason Carey landed well placed points, Scotstown were back in business.
Two superb long-range points from Jack McCarron, supplemented by points from Beggan and Carey, helped restore parity at 1-7 to 0-10 in the last minute of normal time. Then came the 6 minutes of frantic injury time, where Kilcoo regained the lead with a free. Kieran Hughes won a mark from which he scored and it was Kieran who was instrumental in fashioning what proved to be the winning score when he won a last-gasp long-range free, which Rory Beggan duly hoisted over the bar to send the Blues into the semis. Well done to the team and management. They next play Tyrone champions Trillick in the Semi Final of the Ulster Championship on Sunday 26th November at 2pm. Venue TBC. We wish the team and management all the best.
Congratulations to Donal Morgan named Man of the Match
Congratulations to Donal Morgan, named man of the match in the Ulster Championship Quarter Final on Sunday. Well done Donal!
Senior Ladies LGFA Division 1 League Semi Final
After finishing an impressive 3rd place in the Division 1 league the Senior Ladies qualified for the Division 1 semi finals where they faced Emmet Óg on Saturday last. Scotstown started strongly and were ahead by 2 points after a superb goal by Éabha Sherry. Emmet Og equalised shortly after but a well placed free by Éabha Sherry restored Scotstown’s lead after 10 minutes with a score of 1-1 to 0-3. Emmet Óg responded with 5 unanswered points to take the lead, while Scotstown had a goal disallowed. Hannah Sherlock took a well placed free to make the half time score 1-2 to 0-8. Emmet Óg started the second half strongly and scored a goal after 10 minutes to give them an 8 point advantage. Scotstown pressed hard to find a crucial goal, but were unfortunate not to find that and despite a fine point by Éabha Sherry, Emmet Og went on win the game with a final score of 1-13 to 1-3. Hard luck and commiserations to the Ladies, but well done on making the Semi Finals. This is in addition to achieving the Semi Final spot in the Senior Championship, after just the 2nd year at senior level and also winning the Reserve League Cup. Well done to the team and management in achieving this during the year and all the best in 2024.
Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures
On Sunday 26th November our Senior Men play Trillick in the Semi Final of the Ulster Senior Championship at 2pm. Venue TBC
We wish the team and management all the best.
Ulster Championship Tickets
You can purchase your tickets for the Ulster Championship games including Scotstown v Trillick in McMahon’s Centra Scotstown shop.
Urbleshanny National School boys team Cup success
A massive congratulations and well done to the Urbleshanny N.S. Boys Football Team in their superb win in the Cumann na mBunscol Muineachan final last weekend in Castleblaney taking home the Corn Frank McGinn (Div 1). Hard luck and commiserations to Gaelscoil Ultain. Congratulations to all the boys along with their coaches Fabian Beagan & Nuala Smyth. Also special mention to the future blues boys on the Corracrin team who took home the Northern Standard cup with their coach Diarmuid Scullion.
Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €12,600!!
Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €12,600 jackpot on Wednesday 15th November. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.
In the November 8th draw there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 4, 13, 24, 27. There were no Match 3 Winners. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners who win €50 each – Marita Clerkin, Ronan McCormack and Michael McMahon. 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 €12,800. 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 22nd at 8:30pm.
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. Well done on the installation of the large masterpiece display in the centre of the village Our Senior men continue their Ulster campaign on Sunday November 26th in the Semi Final. So please if you already haven’t already, get all you’re An Bhoth flags and paraphernalia out and Paint the Parish Blue!
Cairde na Botha – 3rd Year Registration due
We recently had a registration, information and donation night in the Scotstown GAA Social Club in the Complex. Many thanks to all those involved. For those who subscribed last year and are on the 4 year subscription plan, the 3rd year subscription is now due. New members are more than welcome to sign up to Cairde. Thanks!
Scotstown Cairde Na Botha wish to thank all those who have supported this historical fundraising project so far. We thank you for your continued support. Anyone wishing to join in this initiative and be part of it, please contact any of our Cairde na Botha committee members; Shane Stirrat; Austin Corrigan; Aine McKenna; Michael Owen McMahon; Aidan McCarra; Stephen McKenna; Cyril Mc Crudden.
The aim of Cairde Na Botha is to improve and develop our Kilmore training facilities to help achieve our vision of continuously improving our success on-field for our teams and off-field for our community. Cairde Na Botha is one of the biggest projects ever undertaken by our club. Be part of it! Scotstown GAA’s success has always been built on the considerable support we receive from home and abroad. We fondly remember fundraising projects in the past, such as the Scotstown Carnival in the 1960s to the purchase of our main field at Urbleshanny,The Lord Mayor Campaign in the 1980s to fund the building of Sportlann Mhuire (the complex) and development of St. Marys Park and indeed, the ambitious purchase Of Kilmore in 1995 which has contributed to the outstanding success we achieve today.
Cairde na Botha is your opportunity to help your club continue this successful development for this generation and the next into the future. Fully paid up Members of Cairde Na Botha will have the benefit of their name engraved on the supporters’ wall at the Kilmore training grounds.
Please read our brochure via the link attached where you can support the initiative online. https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2259&intMF_ID=8808#Anchor
We welcome all Scotstown GAA supporters at home and abroad to join in this progressive and exciting initiative!!
Be part of it! Thank you!
The Kilmore building will be open shortly and we are currently hiring a Personal Trainer / Facility Manager and also Yoga, Pilates, Dance, Music, Drama Teachers.
Annual General Meeting
The Scotstown GAA AGM is on Friday 24th November at 8pm.
The Club Shop is next open on Friday November 24th from 7pm to 8pm.
Social Club opening hours and rota
The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bara Rota: Padraig Columb.
Congratulations to Brenda McAnespie
Congratulations to Brenda McAnespie being inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame. The Gaelic Writers’ Association Annual Dinner took place last weekend and Brenda was officially inducted into the GWA Hall of Fame. Well done Brenda.
Well-wishes to Blackhill GAA in Ulster Semi Final
We wish Blackhill Emeralds GAA all the best in their Ulster Semi Final against Fintona Pearses GAA this Saturday 18th November at 4:00pm in Kingspan Breffni Park Cavan.
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.
Card Playing night
We are inviting everyone to come along and play Cards in the Scotstown complex this Friday 17th November at 8 O’Clock especially young people who want to learn the game of 45 , there will be card players there on the night to guide and help, fun night ahead don’t let our traditional card games become a thing of the past.
Health and Wellbeing – GAA For All Training
Scotstown GAA Health and Wellbeing are working in collaboration with Truagh Gaels & Emyvale GAA Club to form a GAA for All juvenile team. This is football training specifically aimed at children with Additional Needs. GAA for All kicked off for a 4 week block on Saturday 4th November at St. Mellan’s GAA Park in Truagh Well done to everyone involved. Please contact Geraldine on 087 4269650 for further information or to register your child. Or if you are aware of a family that may be interested from the north Monaghan area please pass this information on. This is part of our Healthy Club initiative. Many thanks to Truagh Gaels for the post below and for hosting the training sessions.
Please note, Paul O’Callaghan’s, from Ulster GAA, workshop scheduled for Monday 6th of November from 7-9 in St Mellan’s, has been postponed to the New Year.
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 enter the winter months we will be renewing the Make a Ceili initiative.
Thanks to Roslea Shamrocks
Big thank you to Roslea Shamrocks for the use of their superb facilities recently by our senior team. Well done on their Oskars event night in the Hillgrove hotel on Friday night last.
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. 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.