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INTER-CLUB FUN DAY & BBQ

Simonstown v Mullingar Shamrocks

 Underage, Ladies & Senior football challenges 

 They formed two thirds of one of gaelic football’s greatest ever full-forward lines but Royal County legends Colm O’Rourke & Bernard Flynn will be in opposite corners for real on Saturday, June 7th when O’Rourke’s Simonstown plays host to Flynn’s Mullingar Shamrocks (7pm).
 
 The senior contest will be the highlight of an inter-club day against our friends from Mullingar which will also feature underage & ladies games.
 
 Proceedings will get underway at 4pm and the senior game will be followed by a BBQ & social evening.
 
 All players, members, parents and supporters are welcome!

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Club Gear 2014

Simonstown 2014 New Range of Club gear will be available to order from this Saturday, May 31st. Order forms are available from the club and from the downloads link above – all orders have to be paid for at time of ordering. Closing date for all orders to be in by is Friday 13th June
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Best Wishes to Ciaran Kenny

Simonstown Gaels GFC wish one of its senior players, Ciaran Kenny a smooth and speedy recovery from knee cruciate surgery. Ciaran underwent surgery in Santry Sports Clinic following a serious knee injury sustained earlier on in the season. We wish him the very best and hope to see him back in action in the near future.

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Club Training

Club Training for all teams is continuing. All new players or returning players at all age groups from 4 year olds to 44 year old are welcome to attend and participate. Outline training times are as follows;

Monday Evening – Girls training (u10, u12)
Tuesday Evening – Mens Teams (Senior & Junior A)
Wednesday Evening – Mens Team (Junior C)& u9s, u10s, u14s u16s
Thursday Evening – u18s
Friday Evening – Mens teams (Senior & Junior A)
Saturday Morning – Academy (u5, u6, u7), u8, u9, u10, u11, u12

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Club Defibrillator

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.

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Under 9’s and Under 10’s at Pairc Tailteann

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Well done to our under-9 and under-10 players who took part in the half time games during the Simonstown v Walterstown SFC game at Pairc Tailteann on Sunday evening April 13th. Some great football played by both teams. Thanks also to all the parents who showed up to support Simonstown on the night.

 

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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).

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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.