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.
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.
FOOTBALL MEETING 7th APRIL
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.
Minors lose out to St.Colmcilles
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
FOOTBALL MEETING – 7th APRIL
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
Football Chairmans Report
Juvenile Football Report
Team Managers Input
Discussion (Retention of players, Equipment, gear, gym, lights, coaching courses)
Q2 2014 Football Budget
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.
SIMONSTOWN JUVENILE TRAINING
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.
U12 Challenge Match
All under 12′s are requested to be in Seneschalstown at 2:30pm next Saturday 15th for a challenge match V Seneschalstown.