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An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 23.11.2023

November 28th, 2023

Ulster Senior Football Championship Semi Final – Scotstown v Trillick

After their heroics in Newry against Kilcoo in the quarter final, our Senior men travel to the Box-It Athletic Grounds in Armagh this Sunday 26th November, where the play Trillick St. Macartans GAA in the semi final of the AIB GAA Ulster Senior Championship. Throw in is a 1:00pm. We wish the team and management all the best and please come along and give the Blues your support!

Congratulations to Conor McCarthy on winning an Ireland All-Star

A massive Congratulations to Conor McCarthy in achieving an Ireland PwC All Star at the award ceremony in the RDS on Friday night last. Well done Conor, thoroughly deserved! Hard luck to Rory Beggan but well done on making the short list of 3 that went to Stephen Cluxton, All Ireland winner with Dublin.

Our Blues Upcoming Competitive Fixtures

On Sunday 26th November our Senior Men play Trillick in the Semi Final of the Ulster Senior Championship at 1pm in the Athletic Grounds Armagh.

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.

Ciste Draw

The November Ciste draw will take place this Saturday Night, November 25th 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 Clubspot 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!

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €13,000!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €12,800 jackpot on Wednesday 22nd November. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the November 15th draw there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 1, 21, 25, 27. There was 1 Match 3 Winners, who wins €100 Chloe McPhillips. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners who win €25 each – Sean Arthurs, Laura Creighan, Seamus Reilly. 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 €13,000. 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 29th 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.

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.

We are holding our AGM in Kilmore this Friday November 24th at 8:00pm.

Annual General Meeting

The Scotstown GAA AGM is on Friday 24th November at 8pm in Kilmore.

Club Shop

The Club Shop is next open this 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: Stephen McKenna and Pauric Connolly.

Scotstown GAA Social Club Christmas Season Function Hire

Please note that the Social Club facility is available to hire for private parties. Contact us for more information; Pauline on 085 119 7063 or Aine 089 200 6820; or Private message / Whatsapp our Facebook pages; Scotstown GAA or Scotstown GAA Social Club.

All the best to Blackhill in the Ulster Final

Well done to Blackhill Emeralds GAA in their Ulster Championship Semi Final win against Fintona last Saturday. They play Arva this Saturday 25th November in Roslea at 1:30pm in the Ulster Final. We wish them all the best in the final.

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

Well done to everyone involved in the Card Playing night on Friday last in the Social Club. All the tables were full of young and old, teaching and learning and having lots of fun playing 45. Thanks to all those involved in the organising, catering and running of the night. We will be having more card nights soon!

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. This is part of our Silver Healthy Club.

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.

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.

Make a Céili Launch night

On Monday night last, the 2023 / 2024 Make a Ceili was launched in the Social Club. Our Health and Wellbeing Officer, Bernie Sherry, introduced the night, explaining the importance of social connections in the digital age, and the positive outcomes of visiting people, particularly those who are lonely and isolated. Father Stephen Joyce, described a recent European wide study of social connectivity and how Ireland is unfortunately top of table in loneliness. Initiatives such as Make a Ceili can make a significant impact on alleviating loneliness and its negative impact on health and wellbeing. Bernie read out an outstanding poem by JJ Sherlock on this theme. Thanks to everyone involved in organising the event and all those who attended the full house gathering. This initiative is part of our Silver Healthy Club.

Local Women Sport magazine feature

Well done to everyone involved in this superb article about our Senior Ladies in the November’s edition of Local Women Sport which is out now on sale. Thanks very much to Clodagh Traynor from Local Women sport for the brilliant feature.

Thanks to Roslea Shamrocks

Big thank you to Roslea Shamrocks for the use of their superb facilities recently by our senior team.

Vote of Sympathy

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

Corrigan Family on the death of Dr John Charles

McCaffrey Family on the death of Veronica

McKenna Family on the death of Kathleen

McMahon Family on the death of Mary

McQuaid Family on the death of James

Rooney Family on the death of Tommy

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

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.

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