August 19th 2014 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Juvenile Meeting: All mentors are to attend a meeting on Wednesday 20th August at 20:30. This meeting is been called to discuss the “Festival of Football” day planned for August 30th.

Senior Ladies: Round 4 of the Senior ladies championship between Oldcastle & Seneschalstown got off to a late start in Millbrook on Tuesday evening (August 12th), however both teams started with great energy and determination to make this an exciting fixture. Oldcastle got off to a great start pointing twice in a row in the first 10 mins. From this point onwards Seneschalstown stepped it up a gear and took total control of the game. Mary Sheridan’s fielding in the middle of the park combined with her work rate both in defence & attack meant that her performance stood out.

However, it was very much a team display with some exceptional movement off the ball from defence all the way up to the powerful and clinical forward line of Nulty, McKeever & Grimes, who worked well together to have a combined tally of 5-6.

Seanaidh Hickey in defence was in top form running forward to add 2 scores to the ever increasing scoreboard in the second half.

Seneschalstown’s substitutes also had a big impact both in defence and attack, with Siabhra Reilly & Ruth Commons showing well when they came on

Oldcastle continued to battle and credit to their team & management never gave up, but on this occasion Seneschalstown proved too strong and came out easy victors on the night.

Seneschalstown Team & Scorers : 1. Lisa Mullen, 2. Aonhait McAdam, 3. Philomena Sheridan, 4. Seanaidh Hickey (0-2), 5. Siobhain Sheridan, 6. Lizzy Doran, 7. Adelle Carolan (0-1), 8. Mary Sheridan, 9. Edel McGrane, 10. Orla Sheridan (0-1), 11. Stephanie Byrne (2-2), 12. Aisling Taaffe, 13. Grainne Nulty (1-1), 14. Louise McKeever (3-2), 15. Stacey Grimes (2-3)

Subs: Siabhra Reilly (1-0) for Aisling Taaffe, Natasha Mullen for Siobhain Sheridan, Ruth Commons (0-2) for Orla Sheridan, Roisin Commons for Grainne Nulty, Keeva Commons for Philomena Sheridan

Ladies Senior Championship Round 5:
Seneschalstown 3-15
Na Fianna 0-06
Seneschalstown took an early command of this fixture, played on Monday evening, netting the first of three goals within the first couple of minutes.

This goal would prove to be the catalyst for the performance produced by the Girls who would make their scoring accuracy known later in the half.

Na Fianna to their credit tried to break the home sides dominance and began to create some telling breaks running from deep and scoring a couple of points back to back.However once the furze girls got to grips with their opponents they quickly began to build an unassailable lead and racked up an impressive score line as the referee blew for half time.

Playing into a strong breeze in the second half meant the Seneschalstown Ladies would have to adapt to a different type of running game. Possession was key here and again the girls proved they could adapt to the different conditions playing a more controlled passing game.

Strong performances all over the pitch tonight leaves it very hard to single out any particular player for special praise with a total of nine different names on the score sheet.

With their semi final position already secured before tonight's game the girls await their opponents who will be decided after the remaining group fixtures are played out later this week.

Team: L Mullen, A mc Adam, P Sheridan, S Hickey, S Sheridan, L Doran, A Carolan, E McGrane, M Sheridan, O Sheridan, S Byrne, N Mullen, S Grimes, L Coyle, G Nulty.

Senior: The Senior team were defeated by Simonstown Gaels in Round 4 of the Hoganstand.com Meath SFC in Páirc Tailteann on Sunday afternoon by nine points. The final score was Sinonstown 3-13 Seneschalstown 1-10.

Direct qualification for the knockout stages of the championship is now beyond the team but victory over Gaeil Colmcille in Round 5 would leave them in with a shout of qualifying for a preliminary quarter final should other results go in their favour.

Junior B: The Junior B sides return to Championship action on Friday evening in Ashbourne saw them emerge as comfortable victors over St. Colmcilles on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-04.

The team have now qualified for the quarter final in top position in their group.

They concluded their league campaign with a hard fought draw against St. Peter’s Dunboyne in Dunboyne this evening, Tuesday. Trailing by two points at half time they battled back to edge a point ahead with five minutes remaining but a converted forty frive from the home side saw matters tied up at the death.

Junior D: The Junior D team had a very disappointing week. Last Thursday they were overturned by Ballinlough in the championship semi-final on an evening where goals proved crucial. The final scorewas Ballinlough 4-06 Seneschalstown 0-13.

Then on Monday evening in what effectively was a semi-final the side had the short journey to Skryne where they played their hosts in the B League Division 5 Round 9. Needing to win to secure promotion the team looked to be on course when leading by three points with two minutes of normal time they conceded a quickfire goal and two points. Although Colin Lynch pulled a point back from a free the goal the team then required failed to materialise and Skryne won by a point, 2-13 to 2-12.

Under 14: The U-14 team take on Navan O’Mahonys in Fr. Tully Park on Wednesday evening, August 20th, at 19:00 in the semi-final of the Summer League. This team played Walterstown earlier in the year in what was arguably the best game of football witnessed in Seneschalstown this year so far and deserve a large support to cheer them on tomorrow evening.

Seneschalstown Nursery: There will be coaching for the U-6, U-8 and U-10 teams in Fr. Tully Park on Saturday morning at 11:00.

Girls U-13: Girls U-13 coaching continues on Wednesdays from 18.30 to 19.30.

Girls U-11: Girls U-11 training has commenced on Monday nights from 18:30 to 19:30.

Girls U-9: Girls u9 training will also be on Mondays from 18:30 to 1930 starting back on Monday Aug 25th. New members welcome. Contact Ollie Mulvany @ 086 8565541 for further details.

Lotto: The numbers drawn in this weeks Lotto were. There was no winner of the jackpot of €3,600. Next weeks jackpot will be worth €3,700. The 5 x €25 winners are Peter Monaghan, John McGovern, Tony Hession, Noeleen Concannon and Declan Kinsella.

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?

Fantasy Premier League: With the new Premier League season having started at the weekend there is now a Seneschalstown League on the fantasy Premier League website. To join the club league enter the following code: 993283-302560. http://fantasy.premierleague.com/

Club Competition: The Summer holidays have arrived and we are running a photo competition. The prize will be a year’s family membership for 2015 for one lucky family.

We are going to spread the Seneschalstown gospel across the world but need your help.

We are looking for photos of our juvenile members on their holidays wearing their Seneschalstown gear. The photo can be taken in Bundoran, Barcelona or Boston ......

Another option would be to take a photo at a famous landmark such as Buckingham Palace!

So far we’ve had entries in from the San Siro in Milan, a Water Park in France and Achill Island to name but a few.

There is just over a month left to get your entry in and the plan is to hold the draw for a free Family Membership for 2015 during the Nursery Coaching Session on Saturday September 6th.

Entries can be sent in via a private message to our Facebook Page or via email to our club PRO (brian.kelly987@gmail.com).

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