Meath SFC: Good Start for Seniors

SFC Round 1 Result: Simonstown 1-18 Walterstown 0-8

The seniors made a good start to this year’s Meath SFC with a convincing win in Pairc Tailteann on Sunday evening April 13th. Playing against a strong wind in the first half, good points from Nathan O’Brien and Conor Sheridan helped Simonstown battle to a 0-7 to 0-5 half time lead. From the restart Simonstown extended their lead, and good second half scores from Stephen Moran, Shane Barry and team captain Sean Tobin ensured there was no way back for Walterstown. Declan Gaffney scored the game’s only goal with 10 minutes to go, in what was a strong team performance from the lads.

Simonstown – Ronan Duffy; Niall McMahon, Eanna Donoghue, Stephen O’Reilly; Niall Kane (0-1), Seamus Kenny (0-1), Joe Lyons; Declan Gaffney (1-0), Shane O’Rourke (0-2); Sean Tobin (0-1), Shane Barry (0-4, 3fs), Mark McCabe (0-1); Nathan O’Brien (0-2), Conor Sheridan (0-3), Stephen Moran (0-4). Subs – Nicky O’Brien for Gaffney (bs 13-17), Ian O’Rourke for McMahon (17), Colin Wickham for I O’Rourke (37), Wayne McCarthy for Gaffney (53).


U21 Football Manager

The position of u21 football manager for 2014 is now open for applicants.  Whilst the u21s will not be in competitive action until Oct/Nov it has being decided that it is best to have the management team set up soon.  Applicants can be considered on an individual basis or can be considered as part of a management team.

All applicants are asked to indicate their interest to Johnny Mills by 25 April.  Following that a board will be convened to meet & select a u21 manager for the year ahead.



The second football meeting of 2014 is scheduled for Monday evening 7th of April.  Due to a Junior A Home League game v Navan OMahonys that evening, the time of the meeting will be delayed until 9:15pm to facilitate attendance at the game.  Junior As are playing Navan OMahonys with throw in 8:00pm.

All managers, coaches & club members looking to progress football are asked to attend the football meeting which is held in advance of championships beginning.

All managers are asked to inform players and/or parents about the meeting.



The second football meeting of 2014 is scheduled for Monday 7th April starting at 8:00pm in the Round Tower Room.  This meeting is held in advance of most teams beginning championship football.  All members interested in progressing football are asked to attend & participate.
Outline Agenda is
  • Opening Remarks
  • Football Chairmans Report
  • Juvenile Football Report
  • Team Managers Input
  • Discussion (Retention of players, Equipment, gear, gym, lights, coaching courses)
  • Q2 2014 Football Budget
  • AOB
All Simonstown Gaels members are invited so please pass on to anyone interested.
Managers of all teams (Academy to Senior) are asked to notify all players/parents.


BFL Division 4 Result

Simonstown 0-4 St Michaels 0-14

An understrength Simonstown struggled in the first half of this game and trailed by 7 points at half-time. However they produced a much improved display in the second half. Keith Brady scored all 4 points and Simonstown were best served by team captain Michael Fitzpatrick, Paul Gorman, Brendan Quinn, Alan Meade, Gary Mc Donagh and Keith Brady.


Fixture list for this weekend is as follows:

The All County B Leagues start this weekend. Our second team begin with an away fixture in Skryne and our third team have a home game v St.Michaels.

BFL Division 1
Skryne v Simonstown 13:00 on Sunday 2nd March in Skryne Patrick Coyle

BFL Division 4
Simonstown v St Michael’s 16:00 on Sunday 2nd March in Simonstown Martin Ennis


Our minor team face Summerhill in the second round of the Minor League on Sunday morning in Summerhill

Minor League

Summerhill v Simonstown 11:00 on Sunday 2nd March in Summerhill

Our under-14 teams also begin their Spring League campaigns this weekend

U-14 Spring League 

Division 1

Simonstown v Na Fianna 16:00 on Saturday 1st March in Simonstown


Na Fianna v Simonstown 11:00 on Sunday 2nd March in Baconstown

Best of luck to all our teams over the weekend!


Football News

Football Meeting

A Football Meeting was held last night in Simonstown on 03 Feb.  The meeting was well attended and productive.  Issues discussed included developing a football policy, improving player numbers, developing juvenile players, football structure within the club and equipment needs.  Two more management jobs were filled with Enda Monaghan taking over as Minor Manager whilst Martin Gorman and Mark McGuinness will continue to lead the Junior C team this year.  The u21 manager will be the last to be filled in March.

Adult Team Managements are as follows; 

  • Senior – Colm O’Rourke, Junior A – Sean Barry, Junior C – Martin Gorman & Mark McGuinness, Minor – Enda Monaghan.

Football Reminders

  • All players must pay their membership to be able to play.
  • All teams are to liaise in time with club staff about training and pitch needs.