February 26th 2016 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Senior
Wolfe Tones were defeated for the second time in eight days last Sunday when the Seniors overcame them by 0-17 to 1-11 in the opening round of the Feis Cup.

With Bryan Clarke in sparkling form up front as he registered ten points they did enough to keep the scoreboard ticking over throughout the hour and secured their passage to the next round.

The team on Sunday was: Shane Corbally, Niall Hickey, Cormac Noonan, Sean McCabe, David Matthews, John Smith, James Byrne, Joe Sheridan, Damien Sheridan, Jonathan Gilsenan, James Meade, Stephen Finnegan (0-02), Sean Noonan (0-01), Brian Sheridan (0-02, 0-01 free), Bryan Clarke (0-10, 0-05 frees).

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Gerry Sheridan for S. McCabe, Adam Carey for J. Meade, Eoin Finnegan for S. Finnegan, Conor Cowley for D. Matthews, Niall Groome for J. Gilsenan.

Next up is a League game against Skryne in Fr. Tully Park on Saturday March 5th at 19:00.

Junior A
The Junior A’s will take on Duleek/Bellewstown in the opening round of the B League Division 2 on Sunday at 11:00 in Duleek.

Junior C
We’re delighted to confirm Mattie McCabe as our Junior C manager for the coming season. Mattie was in charge of this team back in 2014 and also served as our U-21 manager last year.

Minor
The Minor League got off to a disappointing start on Wednesday night when Oldcastle proved too strong as they won out by 5-14 to 1-07.

Next up is their Round 2 fixture against Drumconrath/Meath Hill in Fr. Tully Park on Saturday at 15:00.

U-14
The U-14’s got their Division 2 League up and running with a home victory over St. Cuthbert’s last Sunday afternoon when with the aid of two late penalties they won out by 2-07 to 1-03.

Their next League game is away to Trim on Saturday March 5th at 16:00.

U-12
Another League which is starting up is the U-12 and our team have a home game on Saturday at 13:30 when Ratoath are the visitors to Fr. Tully Park.
This is a very promising group and we look forward to seeing their continued development over the course of the season.

Senior Ladies
The training times for the Senior Ladies are as follows: Wednesday 20:00-21:00, Sunday (times very).

The Ladies are delighted to this year be taking part in the Rosemary Regan Memorial Cup organised by the St. Michaels club.
We have been drawn in Group A along with St. Michaels, Royal Gaels and St. Ultan's.
In Round 1 we play St. Michaels in Carlanstown on or before March 6th, Round 2 sees a home game against Royal Gaels on or before March 13th and then in Round 3 we face St. Ultan's in another home game.
Rosemary was of course the aunt of former captain and stalwart of the Senior Ladies Sally-Ann Carolan.
Proceeds from this tournament go to Meath Palliative Care.

Girls U-16
Last weekend’s League game away to Na Fianna was postponed due to the pitch being unplayable.

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

Girls U-14
The team get life in Division 1 underway on Saturday morning when they have an early start for a game against Dunboyne in Fr. Tully Park. Throw in is at 10:30.

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

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

Girls U-10
Coaching is planned to commence on February 29th. Details to follow in due course.

Membership
Now that the new year has begun we would like to remind everybody that their Club Membership for 2016 is now due.
Once more we are leaving our membership rates unchanged which means they are amongst the best value around.
The membership rates for the year are as follows:
Adult Player (Over 17) €80
Juvenile Player €45
Adult (Non Player) €50
Family (2 Non playing Adults and Children U16) €125
Social Membership €10
Gym €110
Deposit for Fob Card for GYM €20

Membership can be paid to Pat Clarke, Ian Maguire, Brian Kelly, Norah Maguire, Steven Dillon, James Byrne or any other committee member.

Anybody who has paid their membership by Sunday March 13th will be entered into a draw for two free tickets to our Dinner Dance on March 19th.

There will be a draw done at our Dinner Dance where paid up members will also be entered into a draw for the following -
• 2 tickets to Strictly Come Dancing
• 1 Year Gym Membership
• A full rebate on your membership for 2016
• Free family admission to our annual Sportsarama

Dinner Dance
Following our very successful year on the playing fields last year we will be having a Dinner Dance in the Newgrange Hotel on Saturday March 19th. On the night we are all looking forward to the excellent Retro Sweet Club who will provide the entertainment long into the night.

Strictly Come Dancing
They said it couldn't be done but the social event of the year is back for a record breaking fourth time.
Yes, we're bringing back our renowned Strictly Come Dancing event and it will once more be held in the Knightsbrook Hotel in May.
Sunday May 22nd is the date to circle in your diary as we put on our biggest show yet.
Anybody who is interested in dancing can contact us on our Facebook Page via a PM or can contact Liz (086 160 2082).
There will be a twist to this year’s show which means any person who has danced before and loved their time taking part can once more slip on their dancing shoes.
Further information will be released very soon!!

Meath Ladies Senior
The Meath Ladies Seniors get their League campaign back underway on Sunday when they take on Donegal in Trim at 14:00. Best of luck to Stacey Grimes and all the team.

Meath Ladies Minor
The counties Minor Ladies made the short spin to Mullingar a profitable one on Saturday when they overcame their Westmeath counterparts by 4-06 to 1-08. Róisín Commons started at full back with Natasha Mullen at wing back while Kiah Geraghty was a substitute.

Meath Ladies U-16
Sorcha Gough and Aoife Lenehan are both part of the Meath Ladies U-16 panel for this Saturday's Leinster Championship opener against Dublin in Dunganny.
Throw in is fixed for 14:00 and we wish both girls and all involved with Peter Byrnes panel all the best for Saturday and indeed the coming season.

Meath Ladies U-14
Meath Ladies took on Dublin on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the Leinster U-14 Championship and despite a scintillating second half comeback they ultimately came up just short as they lost out by 3-10 to 5-02.
Playing into the wind in the first half they trailed by 2-05 to 1-00 but an improved second half showing saw them come very close to an epic comeback.
Aoibhe Monaghan started at left corner back with twin sister Caragh introduced at half time. Lauren Donnelly was also introduced during the course of the game. Lauren McCarthy and Orla Finnegan didn't see any action today but will have a vital role to play in future games.

Coaching Course
Under guidelines being implemented by the GAA's Árd Comhairle all Club Management teams must contain an Award 1 coach from this year on.
A large number of our coaches already have this achievement but to help more of our coaches achieve it we are delighted to be hosting an Award 1 Coaching Course suitable for Children's teams up to U-12. This course will commence on February 29th in the clubhouse.
The Award 1 Course is the next step on from the Foundation Award. Modules cover communication, building and breaking skills, physical literacy, team play and more.
All modules have to be attended to receive full certification and participants must have completed the Foundation Award.
Booking through Jenny Rispin on 087 7811215 or email jenny.rispin.gda.meath@gaa.ie
The cost is €70 per person while if four people from the club attend one place will be free (4 for the price of 3).

Colleges Football
There was great delight in the club last Saturday as news broke from Belfast that two of our players had secured All Ireland medals while playing with their third level colleges.

Shane Mulvany was part of the Marino Institute of Education team that won the Corn na Mac Léinn with victory over University of Ulster Magee by 5-21 to 1-08. Then soon after John Smith started at corner back for Dundalk Institute of Technology as they won the Trench Cup with a victory over Waterford Institute of Technology by 1-14 to 1-08.

Congratulations to both players.

Club Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 1, 5, 11 and 28. 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 Tony McDonnell, Jack Doherty, Anne Mongey, Fergus Moore and Philip Byrne.
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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