March 31st 2016 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Following the issuing of fixtures on Wednesday morning for the opening round of the Senior Football Championship our Seniors will face Rathkenny on Friday April 8th in Castletown who have recently installed floodlights.

Junior A
The Junior A team will play their second League game of the season when taking on Na Fianna in Round 3 of the B League Division 2 on Saturday April 2nd at 17:00 in Enfield.

Following this they will get life in the Teach na Teamhrach Junior Football Championship underway when they take on the 2015 beaten finalists Dunsany on Saturday April 9th at 16:30.

Junior C
Following last year’s Junior D Championship victory our third team will this year contest the Ideal Bathrooms Junior C Championship and will play Syddan in their opening game on Sunday April 17th at 12:00.

Junior D
This year will see us enter a fourth team in Championship action and they will also get life underway in Castletown on Sunday April 17th at 13:30 when Kilmainham provide the opposition.

The Minors recorded their second victory from four outings last Sunday when they overcame the challenge of Ballivor/Boardsmill by 8-09 to 3-09 in Ballivor.

The team and scorers on Sunday were - Keith Waters, Eoin O’Reilly, Louis Healy, Richie McKeown, Brian Maguire, Shane McGeer, Robert Wogan (0-01), Daire Finnegan (1-00), Alan Mulvany (2-01), Dylan Keating (0-02), Joseph Moore (1-00), Cathal Finnegan (3-03), Eoin Finnegan (1-02).

Next up for them is a clash with St. Peter’s Dunboyne in Fr. Tully Park on Sunday at 18:30.

Life in Division 1 got off to a bright start for the U-16’s on Tuesday when they got the better of Donaghmore/Ashbourne in Ashbourne by 11-10 to 3-08 in a game that was played as fourteen a side due to that being the numbers available for the home side.

Seneschalstown lined out as follows - Brian Boyd, Simon Rooney, Jamie Kirwan, Cathal Hickey, Ciaran Mongey, Sean Carey, Joseph Moore (1-01), Daire Finnegan, Cillian Gormley, Alan Mulvany (2-01), Sean Commons (2-04, 0-02 Frees), Ross Mullen (2-01), Dylan Keating (3-02), Adam O’Mara (1-01).

Substitutions: Christian McAuley for C. Gormley, Padraig Finnegan for S. Carey, Jason Lyons for R. Mullen, James Commons for A. O’Mara, Alan Carey for S. Commons and Ciaran Lynch for S. Rooney.

Next up is a Round 2 game against Simonstown Gaels in Fr. Tully Park next Tuesday, April 5th at 19:00.

The U-14’s play Summerhill this evening, Thursday, in Round 4 of the Division 2 League at 18:45 in Fr. Tully Park.

Then on Sunday they take on St. Peter’s/Paul’s in a back fixture which is currently scheduled for 10:30 but is subject to change.

The busy times will continue on Thursday April 7th when Navan O’Mahonys are the visitors to Fr. Tully Park at 19:00.

Last week’s U-12 League game v Navan O’Mahonys was postponed due to both club’s pitches being unplayable. Details of a refixture will be posted on our social media pages as soon as we have them.

The next fixture issued so far is away to Summerhill on Saturday April 9th at 15:00.

Senior Ladies
Last Sunday’s Division 1 League game against Oldcastle was postponed due to a bereavement in the Oldcastle club. We extend our sympathies to the Mulvany family on their loss.

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

Girls U-16
The team trains on Wednesday evenings from 19:00-20:00.

Girls U-14
The U-14’s take part in the Meath Féile this weekend. As of the present time there are no fixtures out. Keep an eye on our social media pages for details as soon as we get them.

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 has commenced and takes place on Mondays from 18:00 – 19:00.

Club Nursery
Coaching continues this Saturday for our U-6, U-8 and U-10 sides from 10:00-11:00 in Fr. Tully Park.

Membership can also be paid on Saturday with a stand set up in the clubhouse.

The managers for our sides in the club nursery are as follows.

U-6 Niall Sheridan
U-8 Alan Finnegan/Colin Clarke
U-10 Steven Dillon

Now that the new year is well underway we would like to remind everybody that their Club Membership for 2016 is now overdue.

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.

Meath Seniors
Following last Sundays drawn game in Derry, Meath travel to Portlaoise on Sunday in search of the victory which would guarantee their survival in Division 2 of the Allianz National Football League for another season. Best wishes to Mick O’Dowd and the team.

Meath Ladies Seniors
Round 6 of the Lidl National Football League will see Meath entertain Clare in Dunganny on Sunday at 14:00. Best wishes to Amy Gilsenan, Stacey Grimes and all the panel.

Meath Ladies Minor
Last Saturday saw the Meath Ladies Minors take on Kildare in Sarsfields in what was a playoff encounter but it wasn’t to be for the Royal youngsters as a strong second half from Kildare saw the Lilywhites advance to the Leinster Final while Meath now enter the B Championship.

Natasha Mullen lined out at wing back while Roisin Commons was wing forward. Kiah Geraghty was a substitute.

Meath Ladies U-16
The U-16’s recorded a fine victory over Longford on Monday when winning out by 5-10 to 3-08. Sorcha Gough was a second half superstar as she was sprung from the bench to hit a vital goal while also having a major role to play in a much improved second half showing. Aoife Lenehan was an unused substitute.

Meath Ladies U-14
It was also a fabulous weekend for the U-14 Meath team who overcame Wexford by 11-08 to 3-01 in Drumree.

It was a proud day for the Monaghan family as Aoibhé and Caragh Monaghan both started, surely a first in the club to have twins start together for Meath.

As well as this the day got prouder from a club point of view as Lauren Donnelly, Lauren McCarthy and Orla Finnegan came off the bench with Lauren McCarthy in particular impressing.

Well done to each and every one of the girls.

Team of the Week.
We now select a team of the week chosen from the various teams across the different spectrums of the club and based upon the match reports received and feedback from the different team managers.

This week’s selection is as follows – Shauna Gordon (U-16 Girls), Aoife Darby (U-16 Girls), Padraig Finnegan (U-16’s), Louis Healy (Minors), Ella Waddington (U-16 Girls), Caragh Monaghan (U-14 Girls/Meath U-14 Girls), Shane McGeer (Minors), Kevin Casey (Junior C’s), Robert Wogan (Minors), Alan Mulvany (Minors), Dylan Keating (Minors), Katie Geraghty (U-16 Girls), Cathal Finnegan (Minors), Sinéad McLarney (U-14 Girls) and Kelly Smith (U-16 Girls).

Player of the Week
Such was the level of performance of two of our players we are this week awarding the Player of the Week Award to two players.
Cathal Finnegan and Sinéad McLarney were both in scintillating form over the last week as they out in brilliant displays in the full forward line for the Minors and U-14 Girls respectively.
On Sunday against Ballivor/Boardsmill Cathal was on fire as he fired 3-03 to help the team pick up their second win from four games. Every time he got the ball he looked like he could do damage and generally he did.
Last Monday Sinéad had a superb game at full forward for the U-14 Girls as she led the forward line to great effect, always offering a very effective target a pass and linking the play to great effect. On top of this Sinéad hit a stunning hat trick as she was unmarkable on the evening.

Last Man Standing Update
The latest update on our Last Man Standing competition.
With 3 matches ending in a draw in round 6 of the National Football League, it has eliminated 6 participants from our 'Last Man Standing' competition.
This means it all comes down to the wire for the final round with only 11 people left in the competition.
Our prize money stands at €400 for the winner so make sure you get your tickets out and check if you are in with a chance and be our 'Last Man Standing’!!!
On behalf of all the players, we would like to thank everyone who took part and donated to the club.

Go Games Referees
We are currently looking for Go Games referees. These will help out at Go Games Blitzes by refereeing the U-8 and U-10 games in an environment where the emphasis is on the players having fun and Silent Sidelines meaning there will be no people shouting instructions at either the players or the referee!

Anybody interested should contact our Juvenile Secretary, Paul O’Brien on

Club Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 1, 4, 6 and 23. 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 Elaine Clarke, Fiona McDonnell, Caroline Mooney & Finian O'Dea, Ann Mongey and Jimmy Carroll.

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

Award One Coaching Course
Congratulations to Alan Finnegan, Colin Clarke, Declan Byrne, Ian Carey, John Masterson, John McCarthy and Kevin Clarke who recently completed the Award One Juvenile Coaching Course.

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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