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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.

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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.

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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

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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
  • 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.
Regards

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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.  

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Minor League Result

Summerhill 2-10 Simonstown 1-7

Minors lost out to Summerhill in the second round of the minor league on Sunday morning in Summerhill. Simonstown started brightly and led 0-4 to 0-2, but the concession of 2 goals before half time meant we trailed by 5 points at half time. Paul Woods, Aaron Farrelly and Brian McGrath showed up best for Simonstown.

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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.