May 6th 2016 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Tuesday saw almost 120 children enjoy our annual Sportsarama in Fr. Tully Park.
Each and every one of them had a great day when activities such as Dodgeball, Frisbee and Unihoc to name but a few were enjoyed.
Our thanks go to all who volunteered on the day to help out as without them giving up their time free of charge we wouldn't have been able to run the Sportsarama.

Last Saturday saw the Seniors pick up their second brace of points in a few days when they defeated Dunshaughlin by 2-12 to 2-10.

Seneschalstown: Shane Corbally, John Smith, Cormac Noonan, Conor Cowley, Teean Cummins (0-02), James Byrne (0-01), David Matthews, Damien Sheridan, Joe Sheridan, Niall Hickey, Brian Sheridan (1-01, 1-00 Penalty), Adam Carey, Jonathan Gilsenan (1-01), Niall Groome (0-01), Bryan Clarke (0-06, 0-02 ’45, 0-01 Free)).

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Niall McCabe for A. Carey

Attentions now switch to their upcoming Meath SFC Round 2 game against Skryne on Friday May 13th which has now been moved to Páírc Tailteann. Throw in remains at 19:45.

Junior A
The Junior A’s salvaged a draw on Thursday evening when a late scoring surge saw them pull level against Summerhill in Round 4 of the Division 2 B League on a score of Seneschalstown 1-09 Summerhill 0-12.

Seneschalstown: Shane Corbally, Ronan Conneely, Conor Cowley, Colin Walsh, Kevin Casey, Paul Carey, Mark Fox, Paul McDonnell (0-01), Stephen Finnegan (0-01, 0-01 Free), Neil Darby (1-00), Shane Clarke (0-03, 0-03 Frees), Ryan O’Dowd (0-03, 0-03 Frees), Ross Howard, Niall Groome (0-01), Aled Ingman.

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Rob Darby for R. Howard, Ciaran Macken for N. Groome, Adam Gargan for A. Ingman, Ruairí Keogh for R. Darby, Darragh Keogh for N. Darby, Cormac Mullen for R. O’Dowd.

Next up for the Junior A’s is their Round 2 game in the Teach na Teamhrach Junior A Championship when they will play Meath Hill in Drumconrath on Sunday May 15th at 17:00.

Junior C
The Junior C’s play Summerhill in Round 2 of the Reserve League on Monday evening at 19:45 in Fr. Tully Park.

Last Monday saw the Minors defeat Drumconrath/Meath Hill in the LMFM Minor League Division 3 semi-final when they made a late scoring burst to eventually win out by 2-20 to 2-12.

The victory qualifies them for the final where they will renew acquaintances with Oldcastle in a match which is likely to be in the week after Meath face Dublin in the Leinster Minor Championship match.

Seneschalstown: Keith Waters, Richard McKeown, Dylan Doyle, Louis Healy, Brian Maguire (0-01), David Fox, Shane McGeer, Daire Finnegan, Robert Wogan (0-03, 0-01 Free), Alan Mulvany (0-01), Dylan Keating (1-02), Joseph Moore, Cathal Finnegan (0-03), Sean Commons (0-01), Eoin Finnegan (0-09, 0-01 Free).

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Marc Horrigan for J. Moore, Eoin O’Reilly for L. Healy, Eoin Traynor for S. Commons, Sean Carey for R. McKeown, Ruairí McDonagh for K. Waters.

The U-16’s play Ratoath in Round 6 of the Division 1 League this evening, Friday, in Fr. Tully Park at 19:30.

Then on Tuesday evening they will face St. Peter’s Dunboyne at 19:30, also in Fr. Tully Park.

The U-14’s lost out to Summerhill in their Division 2 playoff last Friday evening on a score of Summerhill 3-12 Seneschalstown 1-09.

The U-12’s will play St. Patrick’s on Wednesday May 11th at 19:00 in Stamullen.

Senior Ladies
It’s going to be a busy weekend for the Senior Ladies with two League matches to be played.

First up are Oldcastle on Sunday at 12:45 in Fr.Tully Park.

Then Royal Gaels will be the visitors to Fr. Tully Park on Monday at 19:00.

Girls U-14
The U-14 Girls continued their impressive form in the Division 1 Championship when they overcame a stern examination from Royal Gaels on Tuesday evening to eventually win out by 8-10 to 2-09.

Seneschalstown: Robyn Murray, Sadhbh McLarney, Aine Nangle, Caoimhe Dunne, Zoe Kirwan, Lauren McCarthy, Caragh Monaghan (1-00), Aoibhe Monaghan, Lauren Donnelly (0-01), Orla Finnegan (2-02), Mallaidh Breen (2-02), Anna Wogan, Ella Kilfeather (0-01), Sinead McLarney (1-00), Ava Jane Ryan (1-03).

Subs: Tara Traynor, Megan Clarke, Niamh Traynor, Nicola Mongey, Charlie Murray (1-01)

Girls U-12
The U-12 Girls are another side who have two matches this week.

First up are Clann na Gael on Saturday at 17:00.

Then they face a trip to Summerhill on Monday at 19:00.

Girls U-10
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-8 and U-6 sides.

This evening, Friday, sees our U-10’s take on St. Mary’s in Donore at 18:15 and then on Wednesday they play Ratoath in Ratoath at 19:00.

Meath Ladies U-14
Congratulations to the Meath Ladies U-14’s who qualified for the Leinster B Championship Final last Sunday as they defeated Laois by 6-08 to 1-07 in Stradbally.

Aoibhé Monaghan lined out at corner back while Caragh Monaghan, Lauren Donnelly, Lauren McCarthy and Orla Finnegan were substitutes.

Team of the Week.
Congratulations to all selected on our eight Team of the Week based on games played from 25/04/16 – 01/05/16 – Robyn Murray (U-14 Girls), John Smith (Senior), Ryan Finnegan (U-12 Boys) Orla McMahon (Minor Girls), Teean Cummins (Senior), Lauren McCarthy (UU-14 Girls), Daragh Cantwell (U-12 Boys), Joe Sheridan (Senior), Aoibhé Monaghan (U-14 and Meath U-14 Girls), Ryan Finnegan (U-12 Boys), Shona Loughran (U-16 Girls), Amy Gilsenan (Minor Girls), Cian Rooney (U-12 Boys), Dylan Keating (U-16 Boys) and Ava-Jane Ryan (U-14 Girls).

Player of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Player of the Week, Lauren McCarthy.
One of our five superstars on the Meath U-14 panel Lauren has enjoyed a superb season to date and last week against Na Fianna was quite simply outstanding.
One of only two U-14 players in the defence with the remainder all eligible for the U-13 and U-12 grades Lauren lined out at centre back where she anchored the defence.
Operating as the centre back can be a difficult position to excel in but Lauren delivered a defensive masterclass. Held her position perfectly and was always there to put up the 'road blocked' sign any time Na Fianna tried to attack the central channel.
Lauren was always there to support her teammates and took on additional leadership responsibilities on the evening with key teammates absent.
As the defensive linchpin in their latest win in Division 1 Lauren is a fully deserving Player of the Week. If the quality of Lauren's performances continue to improve as they have this year then she looks set to be one of our best talents for years to come and a fixture not only on Meath panels but on the Meath team.

Club Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 9, 11, 15 and 16. 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 Shane Clarke, Marian Kelly, Mick O’Brien, Angela Gray and Liam 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

Meath Meet and Greet
The Annual Meet and Greet with the Meath Senior Football and Hurling teams takes place in Tayto Park on Friday May 20th between 18:30 and 20:30.

This has proven to be a great evening for the last few years and no doubt will prove to be a huge success once more this year.

Social Media
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