Well done to the lads on retaining Mick Duffy. The younger generation may not as yet relaise the significance of the achievement on Sunday but those of us longer of the tooth most certainly do.
Our first 3 in a row since 1985 and only the third in our history. The game was played on a beautifully presented Clones pitch in near perfect condition. An early Magheracloone score was cancelled out by a point from Conor McCarthy the first of his 1-8 in a MOTM performance.
This was quickly followed by a 45 by Rory. When Darren’s goal went in on 6min we were 1-2 to a point up. When Conor finish another fabulous team worked score on 13 minutes it looked like a candidate for score of the match the score was 1-5 to 2. The teams shared 8 point on the run in to half time leaving the score 1-9 to 6 at the break. You could be forgiven for thinking that it was the Conor McCarthy show but all 6 of Scotstown starting forwards scored in the course of the game. The Mitchells started the second half brightly and had 2 early scores in the half Scotstown responded with a pointed free and then the scores of the match, a point that began in Rory’s hands in the small square and was worked the length of the pitch to be finished by James Hamill. Next came a contestant for goal of the championship when again Rory swept up the ball in his back line and executed a perfectly weighted pass into the path of Ciaran Hughes who stepped inside 3 players before popping the ball off to McCarthy who had come through on a perfectly timed run. McCarthy left the keeper no chance with a powerful shot to the top right corner. With the score 2-11 to 9 Magheracloone picked up the next 2 scores. Orin, Rory (his third) Conor, Damian and then Conor again with points a piece put the game beyond doubt. The Mitchells scored 2 late points and Shane Carey finished the scoring to leave the score line 2-17 to 13 at the final whistle. History was made with Scotstowns’ treble treble and the Senior Championship heading back to the Tydavnet Parish for the 18th time.
Connolly Meats Big Breakfast
What a morning. From 9.30 to 12.30 we served over 720 Big Breakfasts, that for those of you who like facts, was 4 meals every minute on average. Thankfully there was a huge legion of helpers who made it such a success. From the Junior team lads that helped set up Saturday evening to the Senior ladies who walked the floors, kept the place in order and served up the plates and then washed them (again and again). To the juvenile girls who face painted and helped with the cleaning. It’s always risky to name names but I have been asked the question so many times over the past few day that I have to answer it in the notes “Who was in the kitchen”. We had Ann Meehan, Mary Treanor JP McMahon and Paul Dolan. Hats off to their achievement. And finally “Thank you” to everybody who came.
The Senior Men are down to play Ballybay in the first round of the league at home on Saturday 31st March @ 5pm
The Reserves next game is at home to Clontibret on 14th April @ 7pm
The Juniors first game of the league is in Clones on Saturday 31st March @5pm
The Minors next league game is at home to Monaghan Harps on Tuesday 3rd April @6.30
Club Shop is CLOSED on Good Friday
Michael Caulfield & Evelyn Boylan