June 10th 2016 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Kellogg’s Cúl Camp
Once more this year we are delighted to be a host venue for the Kellogg’s Cúl Camps. The camp in Seneschalstown will this year be held from Monday July 18th – Friday July 22nd. The cost for the first child in a family is €55 with a sliding scale applying thereafter.

To book your child’s place please follow the following link - https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/?county=23&venue=1044&year=2016

Schools Festival of Football
Our Annual Schools Festival of Football is back this Friday in Kentstown. One of the highlights of the school year at this stage, this is the culmination of the club/school link for this year and offers all the children from 2nd - 5th class an opportunity to show off the skills they have been learning throughout the year.

Gerry McDonnell and Mick Dillon have done trojan work in both schools along with the various teachers and the evidence of it is there to be seen with huge numbers at our Club Nursery each week and the incredibly talented U-12 team which were in their final on Wednesday.

The Festival of Football will take place on the pitch beside the school in Kentstown and all parents are welcome to come along and cheer on their son or daughter on Friday.

The times for the various classes can be seen below.

Our thanks once again to the staff in both schools for facilitating the coaching and this week's Schools Festival of Football.

09:30- 10:15 5th class
10:30 - 11:15 4th class
11:30 - 12:15 2nd class
12:30 -13:15 3rd class.

This weekend sees Meath get their Leinster Senior Championship campaign up and running when they face a Battle of the Boyne in Parnell Park on Sunday afternoon as Louth provide the opposition. Throw in for what is sure to be a keenly contested affair is at 15:30.

Stand tickets are sold out but to purchase some of the last remaining terrace ones please click on the following link - https://secure.tickets.ie/Booking/EventTickets/30338/leinster-gaa-footba...

Last Friday saw the Seniors secure their progression into the semi-final of the JMB Sportsfield Services Feis Cup when they overcame the challenge of Rathkenny by 3-09 to 1-06.

Seneschalstown: David Lyons, Paul Carey, Cormac Noonan, Sean McCabe, David Matthews, John Smith, James Byrne, Damien Sheridan, Joe Sheridan (0-02), Niall Groome (0-01), Brian Sheridan (1-03 0-03 Frees), Adam Carey (0-01), Jonathan Gilsenan (2-01), Adam Gleeson, James Meade (0-01).

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Mark Fox for D. Matthews, Colin Walsh for A. Gleeson, Niall McCabe for J. Meade.

Next up for the Seniors is their Round 9 game in the A League Division 1 against Duleek/Bellewstown which will now be played on Saturday June 18th at 19:00 in Fr. Tully Park.

Junior C
The Junior C’s play Skryne in the B Reserve League Round 4 on Sunday June 19th at 11:30 in Fr. Tully Park.

The U-12’s have had a busy week as they played their Group B semi-final against St. Patrick’s last Thursday evening in Fr. Tully Park, winning out by 42 scores to 27.

Photos from the game can be viewed here - https://www.facebook.com/SeneschalstownGFC/photos/?tab=album&album_id=13...

Then on Wednesday evening they took on Skryne in what was a quite brilliant final. Played over two games which took place simultaneously the action was breath-taking and the excitement levels at fever pitch. Ultimately by the time the two matches were complete it was the Skryne youngsters who won out by two scores, 31 to 29.

On the evidence of these two games the future of football in Meath is very bright indeed.

Photos from the final can be viewed here - https://t.co/8Jf73Bzdsq

Girls U-14
The U-14 Girls did manage to pick up some silverware last weekend when ending their inaugural season in Division 1 on a high as they overcame the doughty challenge of Royal Gaels by 8-07 to 7-05.

Photos from their final can be viewed by clicking the following link and thanks to Jennifer Monaghan for lending her expertise behind the lens - https://www.facebook.com/SeneschalstownGFC/photos/?tab=album&album_id=13...

Congratulations to all involved with the team on what has been a brilliant season, with the quality of football played by the team throughout being a joy to watch.

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

Club Nursery
The U-10’s have a Go Games Blitz on Saturday from 12:00 – 13:30 in Ratoath. Clubs participating are Gaeil Colmcille, Ratoath and Skryne.

The U-8’s also have a Go Games Blitz in Ratoath on Saturday with theirs throwing in at 11:00.

The U-6 team will have coaching in Kentstown on Saturday at 10:00.

Meath Ladies Senior
Sunday is also the opening round of the Ladies Leinster Championship and Meath Ladies will take on Westmeath in Summerhill at 14:00. Best wishes to Stacey Grimes and her teammates.

Meath Ladies U-14
Best wishes to the Meath Ladies U-14’s who this Sunday play Tyrone in the All Ireland B Championship semi-final. Thrown in on Sunday is at 15:15 in Mullahoran, Co. Cavan.

In particular, we would like to wish Aoibhé Monaghan, Caragh Monaghan, Lauren Donnelly, Lauren McCarthy and Orla Finnegan all the best on Sunday.

Team of the Week.
Congratulations to all selected on our Team of the Week based on games played from 30/05/16 – 05/06/16 – David Lyons (Senior Men), Colin Walsh (Junior A), Tom McDonnell (U-12 Boys), Meadhbh Hickey (U-12 Girls), Séimí Byrne (U-12 Boys), Cormac Carolan (U-12 Boys), Katie McDonnell (U-12 Girls), Darren O’Brien (U-12 Boys), Lauren Donnelly (U-14 Girls), Orla Finnegan (U-14 Girls), Shane Clarke (Junior A), Anna Wogan (U-14 Girls), Claire Finnegan (U-12 Girls), Sinéad McLarney (U-14 Girls), Ella Kilfeather (U-14 Girls).

Player of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Player of the Week, Shane Clarke.
Shane turned in a sterling shift for the Junior A's last week as they recorded a narrow win over Ratoath. Over the hour he contributed eight points, four coming from play while he orchestrated much of the play.
The Senior selector is enjoying a fine year and this was just his latest match winning performance.

Club Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 3, 4, 5 and 10. 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 Jimmy Mullen, Jim Keating, Mena Sheridan, Anthony Mullaney, Caithlin and Senan Scanlon.

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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