April 21st 2016 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Our annual Sportsarama is back!!
A little bit later than usual due to the very early Easter we are this year hosting it on Tuesday May 3rd in Fr. Tully Park.
This is always a highlight of the year’s activities in the club with a great day’s fun guaranteed.
We advise everybody to book early to avoid disappointment and to book your child's place contact their team coach or Gerry McDonnell ((086) 823 9770) or Norah Maguire ((086) 821 6416).

Next week promises to be a very busy one for our Senior footballers with two League games taking place.

First up Summerhill will be the visitors to Fr. Tully Park on Wednesday April 27th for the Round 5 game which will throw in at 19:15.

Then on Saturday April 30th they will take on the 2015 League champions Dunshaughlin in Round 6. Throw in will be at 19:00 in Dunshaughlin.

Junior C
Life in the Junior C ranks got off to a disappointing start for our third team when they lost to Syddan by 1-13 to 2-03. With numbers tight on the day due to injuries and other commitments there is little doubt that the team will get stronger as the season progresses.

Seneschalstown: David Gordon, Philip Sheridan, Ruairí Keogh, Cormac Mullen, Hugh Maguire, Steven Dillon, John Muldoon (1-01, 1-01 Penalties), Chris Dunleavy, Conor McCoy, Darren Donoghue, Ivan McCormack (0-02, 0-02 Frees), Thomas Ledwidge, James Gillic, Mark Gleeson, Shane Mulvany.

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Eoghan Noonan (1-00) for S. Mulvany, Shane Mulvany for D. Donoghue.

Junior D
Sunday afternoon in Castletown saw a historic day for the club as for the first time in our history we fielded a fourth adult team in the championship.
Manager Tony McDonnell searched the high roads and the by roads of the parish for players and by mid-way through the first half they could call upon sixteen bodies in Seneschalstown jerseys.
With many players coming out of retirement for the occasion the team had a real Dad's Army look to it but they put in a stellar performance and during the second half managed to build up a six-point lead.
Kilmainham though were not to be denied and fought back to ultimately win by 4-07 to 2-10.

Seneschalstown: Tony McDonnell, Shane Gargan, Conor Ruddy, Ian Carey, Declan Byrne (1-01), Mark Keating, Kevin Clarke, Terry Maguire, Michael Mullen, Niall Sheridan, Joey Macken (0-01), Brian Kelly (0-01), Sean Brady, Robbie Waters, Eoin Finnegan (0-07).

Seneschalstown Subs: Louis Healy for N. Sheridan and Niall Sheridan for K. Clarke.

The Minors will be in action twice in the coming days as they first take on Jenkinstown Gaels and then Moynalty/Carnaross in the Division 3 League.

Friday evening will see them travel to Moynalvey where they will take on Jenkinstown Gaels in their Round 7 encounter at 19:15.

Then on Monday they welcome Moynalty/Carnaross to Fr. Tully Park in their deferred Round 4 game. Throw in for that match is also at 19:15.

The U-16’s fell to their first defeat in Division 1 on Tuesday evening when visitors Dunshaughlin proved too strong as they ran out winners by 4-08 to 2-09.

Seneschalstown: Brian Boyd, Cathal Hickey, Simon Rooney, Jamie Kirwan, Christian McAuley, Ciaran Mongey, Sean Carey, Joseph Moore (1-02), Adam O’Mara, Cillian Gormley, Alan Mulvany (0-01), Sean Commons (0-03, 0-03 Frees), Ross Mullen (1-01), Daire Finnegan, Dylan Keating (0-02).

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Fionn Hall for C. Gormley

The team will be back in action next Tuesday when they play Na Fianna in Enfield at 19:15 in Round 5.

Then on Tuesday May 3rd they will play Ratoath at 19:30 in Fr. Tully Park.

Last Sunday saw the U-14’s pick up their second win in the Division 2 League when they defeated St. Peter’s/Paul’s narrowly by 6-07 to 6-05 in Dunboyne.

Seneschalstown: Cathal Darby, Tom Smith, Cillian Lawlor, Conor McDonnell, Dara Walsh, Ben Coffey, Owen Mullen, Donal Commons (1-04), Woodley Nicholson, Liam Maguire (0-02), Kit Waddington (1 -00), Jack Freyne, Seanie Dalton, Will Finegan (3-01), Oisín McEvoy.
Subs: Dylan Geraghty for Tom Smith, David Johnson for Jack Freyne, Zach Sheridan for Oisín McEvoy, Jack McAuley for Conor McDonnell, Cian Rooney (1-00) for Owen Mullen.

This evening, Thursday, they took on Trim in Trim, losing out by 7-11 to 2-03.

Senior Ladies
The Senior Ladies are fixed to play St. Ultans away on Tuesday at 19:15. Confirmation of the venue has not yet been received.

Minor Girls
The rescheduled 2015 Minor Championship semi-final against Simonstown will be played in Dunganny on Monday at 19:00.

Girls U-16
The U-16 Girls saw their match on Wednesday evening against Skryne called off and it has now been refixed for Saturday at 17:30 in Fr. Tully Park.

They are also provisionally fixed to play away to Na Fianna on Wednesday.

The team trains on Wednesday evenings from 19:00-20:00.

Girls U-14
The U-14 Girls travel to take on Na Fianna on Monday at 19:00.

The team trains on Monday evenings from 18:30-19:30.

Girls U-12
The U-12 Girls had a busy week with matches against Wolfe Tones and Boardsmill respectively. On Saturday they defeated Wolfe Tones by 1-10 to 0-05 while on Monday they overcame Boardsmill by 4-08 to 1-04.

The team on Saturday against Wolfe Tones was: Megan Clarke, Amy Kennedy, Tara Traynor (0-01), Maebh Hickey, Ali Clarke, Robyn Murray (1-02), Charlie Murray (0-03), Kellie Stafford, Holly Knowles, Nicola Mongey (0-02), Abby Hewitt (0-02), Niamh Mulvany, Claire Finnegan, Orla Lynch, Carley Lynch, Lauren McGuirk, Kerrie Laverty.

Against Boardsmill they lined out as follows: Charlie Murray, Amy Kennedy, Molly Keating (0-01), Tara Traynor, Maebh Hickey, Megan Clarke (1-01), Robyn Murray, Abby Hewitt (1-00), Katie McDonnell (0-01), Kelly Stafford (1-01), Claire Finnegan, Nicola Mongey (1-02), Holly Knowles (0-01), Orla Lynch, Carley Lynch, Niamh Mulvany (0-01), Ali Clarke, Kerri Laverty, Lauren Lynch

Coaching for the U-12 Girls takes place on Monday evenings from 18:30-19:30.

Girls U-10
Coaching continues on Mondays from 18:00 – 19:00.

Club Nursery
Coaching continues in Fr. Tully Park on Saturday at 10:00 for our U-10, U-8 and U-6 sides.

Meath Ladies Seniors
Last Sunday saw a dark day for Ladies Football in the county when the Meath Seniors lost their Division 2 League status following a 2-14 to 2-12 loss against Sligo in their relegation play off in Killeshandra.

Stacey Grimes lined out at left half forward and kicked 1-01 over the hour in what was a very impressive performance from her but ultimately the day was to end in disappointment for Stacey and her teammates.

Meath Ladies U-14
Meath Ladies U-14’s lost out to Laois in Round 5 of the Leinster Championship last Friday and unfortunately came out on the wrong side of a 4-06 to 1-05 defeat.

Aoibhé Monaghan lined out at corner back, Caragh Monaghan at centre forward until she had to leave the pitch injured late on and Orla Finnegan at corner forward. Lauren Donnelly and Lauren McCarthy came on to great effect over the course of the match. Orla Finnegan notched the Meath goal while Lauren Donnelly scored a great second half point.

Next up this weekend is a Leinster quarter final when the girls will once more be back in action. This time Longford provide the opposition with the throw in being at 14:00 in Walterstown.

Team of the Week.
Congratulations to all selected on our eight Team of the Week based on games played from 11/04/16 – 17/04/16 – Luke Healy (U-12 Boys), Liam O’Reilly (U-12 Boys), Ian Carey (Junior D), Jamie Kirwan (U-16 Boys), Kevin Clarke (Junior D), Steven Dillon (Junior C), Declan Byrne (Junior D), Daire Finnegan (U-16 Boys), Terry Maguire (Junior D), Kellie Stafford (U-12 Girls), Alan Mulvany (U-16 Boys), Josh Keating (U-12 Boys), Kyle Hosie (U-12 Boys), Cillian Gormley (U-16 Boys) and Abby Hewitt (U-12 Girls).

Player of the Week
Congratulations to Jamie Kirwan who is this week's recipient of our Player of the Week Award.
Jamie lined out at corner back against Navan O'Mahonys last week after missing the previous week's game through injury and what a game he had.
Whether the ball came in high or low it didn't matter to him as he was able to win it any way at all. As calm a presence as there could be in the full back line Jamie led by example as he thwarted attack after attack before setting up counter attacks with his intelligent distribution.
A versatile player who is equally comfortable in attack Jamie showed last Tuesday why he is so highly regarded by his coaches.
Always calm in possession and uses the ball wisely once he's beaten to forward to it Jamie is a very worthy recipient of this week's award.

Club Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 8, 12, 13 and 17. There was no winner of the jackpot of €10,000 which means next week’s jackpot will once more be worth €10,000. The 5 by €25 winners were Mick Farrelly, Lorraine Donnelly, Geraldine O'Dea, Ellen Sheridan and Martin Gray.

Tickets for the Lotto are €2 or 3 for €5. They can be purchased from committee members, Lotto sellers, local shops or you can also play online at http://www.helpourclub.ie/localhome.asp?

Social Media
Don’t forget that you can keep up to date with all club activities by following us on Twitter (@SeneschalstownG) or by giving us a like on Facebook (Seneschalstown GFC). We are now also on Instagram (seneschalstown_gfc). There are regularly score updates on our games on Twitter which is a great way to keep informed as to how our teams are doing.

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