April 28th 2016 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Sportsarama
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 from 10:00-14:30.
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). If though you forget to book, then children can be registered on the morning.

Senior
Tuesday evening saw the Seniors pick up their second win of this year’s League when they defeated Summerhill in Fr. Tully Park by 2-15 to 1-09 following an impressive performance.

Seneschalstown: David Lyons, John Smith, Cormac Noonan, Paul Carey, Teean Cummins (0-01), James Byrne, David Matthews, Damien Sheridan (0-01), Joe Sheridan (0-01), Niall Hickey (1-00), Brian Sheridan (0-03, 0-01 Lineball), Adam Carey, Jonathan Gilsenan (1-01), Niall Groome (0-03), Bryan Clarke (0-05, 0-04 Frees).

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Conor Cowley for C. Noonan and Sean McCabe for J. Smith.

Next up is another League match, this time away to Dunshaughlin with the throw in foxed for 19:00 on Saturday.

Junior A
The Junior A’s will play their third match in the B League Division 2 when they entertain Summerhill next Thursday, May 5th at 19:30 in Fr. Tully Park.

Minor
Last Friday saw the Minors travel to Moynalvey where they took on Jenkinstown Gaels in Round 7 of the Division 3 League and following a very entertaining encounter they won out by 5-16 to 4-11.

Seneschalstown: Keith Waters, Eoin Traynor, Dylan Doyle (0-01, 0-01 Free), Louis Healy, Shane McGeer, Brian Maguire, Richie McKeown, Robert Wogan (0-01), Daire Finnegan (0-01), Joseph Moore (1-00), Eoin Finnegan (0-04, 0-03 Frees), Alan Mulvany (0-02), Cathal Finnegan (3-05), Sean Commons (1-02), Dylan Keating.

Seneschalstown Substitute: Sean Carey for D. Keating.

Then on Monday evening Moynalty/Carnaross were the visitors to Fr. Tully Park for the refixed Round 4 encounter and following a close match Seneschalstown won out by 2-16 to 1-14.

Seneschalstown: Keith Waters, Daire Finnegan (0-01), Louis Healy, Richie McKeown, Brian Maguire, Shane McGeer, David Fox (0-01), Robert Wogan (0-04, 0-03 Frees), Joseph Moore, Sean Commons (0-01), Cathal Finnegan (1-03), Eoin Finnegan (1-02, 1-00 Penalty, 0-01 Free).

Seneschalstown Substitutes: Marc Horrigan (0-01) for J. Moore, Alan Mulvany (0-03) for E. Traynor, Joseph Moore for K. Waters, Jordan Ogunyemi for S. Commons, Eoin O’Reilly for R. McKeown.

These results have left them in third place in the table which means they now face a trip to Meath Hill on Monday evening May 2nd to play Drumconrath/Meath Hill in the semi-final. Throw in on Bank Holiday Monday is at 19:00. When these sides met in Round 2 the North Meath combination won out by 4-18 to 5-12 and anther gripping encounter is likely on Monday.

U-16
The U-16’s fell to their second defeat in Division 1 on Tuesday evening when they lost out to Na Fianna by 7-15 to 4-09.

Our scorers on the evening were Dylan Keating (3-03), Joseph Moore (1-00), Alan Mulvany (0-03), Sean Commons (0-02) and Cillian Gormley (0-01)

Next up is a home game against Ratoath on Tuesday May 3rd at 19:30 in Fr. Tully Park.

U-14
The U-14’s will be in action on Friday evening when they travel to Summerhill to take on the host club in a playoff match to decide who qualifies for the semi-final. Throw in on Friday is at 19:00.

Should they win they playoff they will then be in action on Thursday May 5th against Navan O’Mahonys in Paddy O’Brien Park at 19:00.

Then on Saturday May 7th it’s time for a road trip as the team head north to An Ríocht in Down where they will partake in the Paul Farrell Memorial Cup U14 Football seven-a-side competition.

In the tournament they have been drawn in Group A alongside An Ríocht (Down), St Peters Lurgan (Armagh), Seneschalstown (Meath), St Marys Aghagallon (Antrim), Magherafelt O’Donovan Rossa ‘A’ (Derry).

Senior Ladies
The Senior Ladies took on the 2016 Coca Cola Senior Championship winners St. Ultans in the latest round of the Division 1 League on Tuesday night, losing out by 2-13 to 1-08.

The Ladies will play Stabannon in a Challenge game on Friday at 19:15 in Fr. Tully Park.

Minor Girls
The rescheduled 2015 Minor Championship semi-final against Simonstown took place in Dunganny on Monday evening and say our girls lose out to the Navan outfit on a score of Simonstown 4-07 Seneschalstown 3-03.

Seneschalstown: Grainne Gordon, Orla McMahon, Aisling Taaffe, Laura Wall, Shona Loughran, Natasha Mullen, Grace Cahalane, Kiah Geraghty, Stacey Grimes, Aoife Lenihan, Amy Gilsenan (2-02), Chrystal Delamere, Katie Geraghty, Roisin Commons (0-01), Kelly Smith.

Subs: Sorcha Gough (1-00) for Katie Geraghty, Leanne Clarke for Laura Wall, Catherine Smith, Laura Mc Donnell, Shauna Gordon.

Girls U-16
Last week was a frustrating one for the girls as they had a match called off at late notice twice but on Wednesday evening they got back onto the field of play when they took on Skryne in Fr. Tully Park, eventually losing out by 2-13 to 3-08.

Team: Shauna Gordon, Aine Nangle, Chloe Williams, Aoife Darby, Leah Ryan, Leanne Clarke, Ella Waddington, Aoife Lenehan, Chrystal Delamere (1-02), Katie Geraghty (0-01), Shona Loughran (1-04), Sorcha Gough (1-00), Ava Jane Ryan (0-01), Kelly Smith, Aoife Mulvany.

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

Girls U-14
On Monday evening the U-14 Girls travelled to Baconstown to play Na Fianna in Round 4 of the Division 1 League and following an excellent team display in which some of the U-12 players were exceptional they won out by 3-06 to 0-05.

Seneschalstown: Robyn Murray, Caoimhe Dunne, Sadhbh McLarney, Megan Clarke, Zoe Kirwan, Lauren McCarthy, Anna Wogan, Lauren Donnelly, Aoibhe Monaghan (1-00), Orla Finnegan (2-01), Mallaidh Breen (0-02), Ella Kilfeather (0-01), Niamh Traynor, Ava Jane Ryan (0-02), Charlie Murray

Subs: Tara Traynor, Nicola Mongey

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

Next Tuesday, May 3rd will see the U-14’s entertain Royal Gaels in Fr. Tully Park.

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

Girls U-10
After a heavy defeat to Clan na Gael last week the U-10 girls had a point to prove in Kentstown on Monday evening when they took on Dunboyne. With a cold and strong wind blowing against them in the first half the home side fought hard to keep the scores out with great work from Aine McLarney and Eve Nolan in the backs. With Dunboyne scoring 2-6 in the first half it was always going to be tough. However, with Lucy Lynch and Megan Connelly scoring a goal each and also Darcy Kilfeather popping over a point we were still in touch at half time.
Sarah Jane Donnelly got the scoring going in the 2nd half with a fine point from play. Then with Darcy scoring 2-1 and Lucy scoring 1-1 there was no answer from the away side who failed to score in the 2nd half. Great work also from Katie Finnegan, Maebh Donefield and Grace Navagh Burke.
Team: Aoibheann McEvoy, Caoimhe Clarke, Eve Nolan, Aine McLarney, Megan Carolan, Megan Connelly, Lucy Lynch, Méibh Donfield, Darcy Kilfeather, Nina Loughran, Kaitlyn Delaney, Grace Navagh Burke, Sarah Jane Donnelly, Kellie Geraghty, Katie Finnegan and Moya Waters.

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 and U-6 sides.

Then at 11:00 the U-8’s will play Ratoath in Fr. Tully Park in a series of matches.

Meath Ladies U-14
Last Saturday saw the Meath Ladies U-14’s take on Longford in the Championship quarter final and following an impressive performance they won out by 6-16 to 1-06. Aoibhé Monaghan lined out at corner back while Lauren Donnelly (0-01) and Orla Finnegan were introduced as the match progressed.

Following that quarter final victory, the girls now progress to the semi-final which promises to be a very tough encounter as they travel to Stradbally on Sunday evening to take on Laois. Throw in is at 19:00 and no doubt the Meath girls will give it their all as they look to qualify for the Leinster ‘B’ Final.

Team of the Week.
Congratulations to all selected on our eight Team of the Week based on games played from 18/04/16 – 24/04/16 – Brian Boyd (U-16 Boys), Eoin Traynor (Minor Boys), Simon Rooney (U-16 Boys), Cathal Hickey (U-16 Boys), Maebh Hickey (U-12 Girls), Molly Keating (U-12 Girls), Shane McGeer (Minor Boys), Dylan Doyle (Minor Boys), Robert Wogan (Minor Boys), Nicola Mongey (U-12 Girls), Eoin Finnegan (Minor Boys), Katie McDonnell (U-12 Girls), Ross Mullen (U-16 Boys), Cathal Finnegan (Minor Boys) and Holly Knowles (U-12 Girls).

Player of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Player of the Week, Cathal Finnegan.
In last Friday's Minor League game against Jenkinstown Gaels in Moynalvey Cathal was in blistering form as he racked up a personal haul of 3-05 with all his scores coming from play.
Throughout the hour Cathal provided an excellent outlet for his half backs to let the ball in long or he was always available to get involved in a more intricate passage of play.

Club Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 8, 19, 22 and 26. 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 Fiona Sheridan, Marian Kelly, Fr. Jim Lynch, Patricia Finnegan and Ríona, Darragh & Kian.

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
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