One of our Academy Coaches has organised a collection that will result in a free defibrillator for the club. This life saving equipment will be secured once we collect a large number of mobile phones. All Club members are asked to bring old & unused mobile phones into the reception area & deposit them into the box provided. Alternatively old phones can be handed to coaches at your next session or match.
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).
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.
Minor League Round 5 Result
Simonstown Gaels 2-6 St. Colmcilles 2-10
Simonstown trailed by four points at the half way stage of this Minor League encounter played in Simonstown on Friday night last. Two second half goals by Graham Nelson helped the Navan side claw back the deficit, but St. Colmcilles asserted in the latter stages to win by four. Best for Simonstown were Chris Smith, Eoghan Prior, Conor Nash and Nelson.
Simonstown Team: D Forde, O Lavin-Kelly, C Smith, P. Woods, A Farrelly, B McEvoy, C. Nash, C. O’Neill (0-1), B Tracey, D Battigan, S McHugh (0-2), E Prior (0-2), G Nelson (2-1) Subs: A Brady for Battigan
- 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
Simonstown Gaels GFC Juvenile teams are all back in training having started back last Saturday 22nd March. Training will continue every Saturday morning at 1000 for the Academy (4-7 yr olds), u8, u9, u10, u11 & u12 teams. All existing and new players are very welcome.
Girls & Boys train and play together up to and including u8s.
A new coffee shop is open before, during and after training for drinks & snacks.
If any parents would like to help out either as a coach or in the coffee shop they are asked to contact a coach when up next.