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An Bhoth GAA Club Notes 12/12/2023

December 14th, 2023

Ulster Senior Club Championship Final

On Sunday last our Senior men narrowly lost to a strong Glen side in a high quality Ulster Final. Commiserations to the senior team and management, but well done on an amazing year which culminated on reaching an Ulster final after defeating the highly fancied Kilcoo and a strong Trillick side in exciting Ulster championship games along after regaining the Mick Duffy trophy with winning their 22nd Monaghan Senior Club championship. This was the first year of David McCague and his management team at the helm and congratulations to them and the players on all this success.

Scotstown lost marginally 0-13 to 0-11 in inclement weather in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. The pitch held up well, but it still amounted to desperately difficult conditions for both sets of players who still served up a high quality game.

In a pulsating opening, Scotstown settled well and raced to an early 0-2 to no score lead after 7 minutes, with Shane Carey (free) and James Hamill well placed points. However Glen pulled level after 11 minutes through frees. Conor McCarthy restored Scotstown lead within a minute with a brilliant point from play, before Darren Hughes landed a lovely curling effort to double Scotstown’s lead. A second well placed point from distance from James Hamill stretched the Blues lead to 0-5 to 0-2 with 5 minutes left of the first half. The Glen responded strongly and within minute had reduced their deficit to 1 point before Shane Carey’s second score of the first half from a well placed free and a magnificent Kieran Hughes point, left Scotstown two up at the interval. Despite playing against the strong wind, Scotstown increased their lead to 3 points after Jack McCarron took a well placed point from play after a brilliant run by Conor McCarthy. But by the 42nd minute Glen had taken the lead for the first time in the contest, courtesy of four consecutive scores, taking advantage of the wind. Scotstown responded strongly and a good save from the Glen keeper denied Darren Hughes a goal, who turned his man and burst through on goal. Another well placed free from Shane Carey and an amazing point from play by Rory Beggan restored the Blues lead with 10 minutes to go. But in the next 5 minutes Glen restored their lead and by the final minute of added time opened up a 3 point lead. Scotstown required a goal going into 3 minutes of additional time and Kieran Hughes came close for the Blues when he rifled a bullet goal-ward only to see the Glen keeper palm his fine effort over the crossbar for a point. That was the last kick of the game and Glen won their 2nd Ulster final in a row with a final scoreline of 0-13 to 0-11. Hard luck to our heroic team and management and all the best in their bright future in 2024. Congratulations to Glen and all the best in their All Ireland Semi Final.

Scorers for Scotstown: Shane Carey 0-3 (0-3f), James Hamill 0-2, Kieran Hughes 0-2, Jack McCarron 0-1, Conor McCarthy 0-1, Darren Hughes 0-1, Rory Beggan 0-1.

Scotstown Team, Subs and Panel: Rory Beggan; Brendan Boylan, Ryan O’Toole, Damien McArdle; Conor McCarthy, Donal Morgan, Emmet Caulfield; Darren Hughes, Michael McCarville, Jason Carey, Shane Carey, James Hamill, Mattie Maguire, Kieran Hughes, Jack McCarron.

Subs and panel: Darragh Murray for Mattie Maguire 43, Mark McPhillips for James Hamill 53, Ryan Malley for Brendan Boylan 58, Francis Maguire for Jason Carey 62.

Cian Mohan, Mark Duffy, Ross McKenna, Killian McKenna, Francis Maguire, Paul Sherlock, Sean Treanor, Orin Heaphy, Caolan Foy, Joey McKenna, Kieran McGuirk

Manager: David McCague. Management Team: Fergus Caulfield, Peter Donnelly, Diarmuid Scullion.

Scotstown GAA Online Club Lotto – Jackpot €13,700!!

Thanks to everyone involved in our online lotto draw for a €13,500 jackpot on Wednesday 12th December. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details of the results.

In the December 6th draw there was no Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn on the night were 1, 3, 13, 25. There was 1 Match 3 Winner, Kevin Connolly who wins €100. We had 3 Lucky Dip winners, Sonia Reynolds, Geraldine Mohan, and Yvonne Keenan who win €20 each. 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 €13,700. 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 December 20th at 8:30pm.

Thanks for all the Goodluck messages

Many thanks to all the organisations, GAA Clubs and individuals who gave good luck messages of support for the Ulster Final. Much appreciated.

Thanks to the national school pupils wellwishes

Well done and many thanks to all the national school children who took part in the various videos from National schools wishing the senior team and management the very best for this Sunday’s Ulster Final. Thanks to everyone involved in the videos, which can be viewed on our Social Media platforms.

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!

Also to be entered in our 4th Cash prize draw it is essential you are a paid up member. The 4th Cash prize draw is on 28th December. 10 x €250 worth of cash prizes to be won!!

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.

Club Shop

The Club Shop is next open this Friday December 15th from 7pm to 8pm and will be open every Friday in December.

Social Club opening hours and rota

The Social Club is open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9pm. Bara Rota: Gerard McKenna and Niall McKenna.

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.

Kilmore Open Day

We are having an Open Day in Kilmore this Saturday 16th December. Please see our Social Media platforms for more details.

Kilmore Facility Pictures

Pictures needed for the new Kilmore facility – we are looking for some interesting pictures to use on the internal walls of the new Kilmore facility. If you have any good action pics saved on your phone or even pics that are old or in the complex that you would like to see used in Kilmore please send on via Direct Message’s on Facebook or twitter or in the comments. We plan to replace images periodically to keep it fresh and interesting.

Interested in Volunteering?

Anyone interested in helping out in one of our many new committees, we are looking for volunteers. Please contact Cyril at 087 9628521.

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 enter the winter months we are renewing the Make a Ceili initiative which was launched recently.

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!!

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