November 19th 2015 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Christmas Concert
On December 8th and 9th the incredibly talented McDonagh Sisters will be performing a Christmas Concert in Ashbourne's Pillo Hotel.

Entitled "Music & Mistletoe" this promises to be an enchanting Christmas Concert with Classics from Movies, Musicals and Much Much More being performed by this most talented family.

Tickets for the Concerts are priced at only €25 and with memories of their shows in 2013 and 2014 still being fondly talked about are sure to sell out in record time.

Taking place just over two weeks before Christmas these promise to be the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.

For further information contact Joe (086 2537026), Liz (086 1602082) or Brian (086 0882654)

Ladies 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Thanks to all who supported the 20th Anniversary Celebrations of Ladies Football in Seneschalstown last Saturday.

Proceedings threw in with a match between the Golden Oldies and the Spring Chicks in what was a most entertaining encounter.

Later that evening everybody retired back to Maguires Bar and Lounge for food before they danced the night away.

Photos from the day and night can be viewed on our Facebook Page.

AGM
Our AGM will be on Monday November 30th at 20:00. All welcome to attend.

Juvenile AGM
The AGM of the juvenile section of the club will be held in the clubhouse on Thursday November 26th at 20:00.

Mass for Deceased Members
Our annual mass for deceased club members will take place on Sunday November 29th in the Church of the Assumption Beauparc at 10:30.

U-17
With their Division 2A League Round 2 encounter with Navan O’Mahonys having fallen victim to the weather last Saturday our U-17s will be back in action this Sunday when taking on Simonstown Gaels in Fr. Tully Park at 11:00.

U-15
Navan O’Mahonys will be the opposition in the Division 2 League Final this evening (Thursday) in Skryne at 19:30. After being postponed last Friday it’s all systems go for this evening’s encounter.

When these sides met in Round 1 the Navan side took the points home from Fr. Tully Park but our boys have been improving steadily ever since and in their semi-final showed that they will keep battling until the very end of any game.

Navan O’Mahonys went through the group stages of the League unbeaten while our side only dropped points in that opening encounter.

Like always our supporters can be the proverbial 16th man and with their encouragement from the sideline our boys will be confident of picking up their second piece of silverware for the year so far following their seven a side Shield win back in June.

U-13
Our U-13’s will also be headed for Skryne this week when they take on their hosts in the Division 2 League semi-final on Friday evening. The Skryne side have forged an impressive path to the semi-final and defeated our team in Fr. Tully Park earlier in the season. There are few better times to turn the tables though than in a semi-final so the Seneschalstown boys will fancy their chances of causing an upset. Throw in is at 19:30 with all support welcomed.

Girls U-15
Following last weekend’s postponement our U-15 Girls will take on Oldcastle in the Meath Ladies U-15 Division 2 Shield Final on Saturday at 11:15 in Dunganny.

This group of girls have been working hard all year and when they met Oldcastle earlier in the season in Millbrook they were most unfortunate to lose out narrowly following a last minute free.

Last weekend the U-13's had great support and no doubt this will be the same on Saturday as our great supporters descend on Dunganny again to cheer the girls on.

As was the case last Saturday there will once more be an admission charge of €5 per vehicle as the Meath Ladies Co. Board look to affray the cost of hiring Dunganny for the day and pay the referees.

Pitch Development
For many years now the club has been in need of a second playing pitch to cater for the large numbers of players we have lining out each year.
In total we have 24 sides between Men's, Ladies and Juvenile which puts huge pressure on our current facilities.
This year we have been lucky to procure land adjacent to our current premises on which we will be developing an all-weather sand based floodlit pitch along with using some of the land we already own.
The total cost of this development will be €350,000 and to pay for this we are going to be embarking on a major fundraising drive.
Representatives from the club are currently calling to each house in the parish explaining why this pitch is needed and how people can help with our fundraising drive.
This new pitch will be a much needed addition to our facilities and will result in us having one of the finest playing pitches in the country.

Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 3, 20, 23 and 27. There was no winner of the jackpot of €9,900 which means next week’s jackpot will be worth €10,000. The 5 by €25 winners were Mal Hickey, John Reid, Anne Marie Macken, Stephen Mooney and K&E Bennett

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?

Cumann na mBunscol
Commiserations to the boys from Kentstown NS who on a horrible morning for football lost out to Lismullen NS in last Saturday’s Cumann na mBunscol Division 2 Final by 3-06 to 2-05.

The Kentstown team for the decider was - Cian Rooney, Robbie Finnegan, Zach Sheridan, Eamon Finnegan, Jack McAuley, Conor McDonnell, Oisín McEvoy, Donal Commons 0-04, Ben Kearney, Liam Horrigan, Kian Ratty 0-01, Ben Lynagh, Séimí Byrne, Darragh Cantwell 2-00, and Darren O'Brien.

Their substitutes were – Luke Florence, Oisín Bowens, Sean Knightly, Daniel Jordan, Morgan Rosarius, Cormac Carolan, Evan Horrigan, Colm Healy, Luke Kearns, Alex Finnegan, Kyle Hosie, Conor Rooney and Tommy Walsh.

Following the final midfield dynamo Donal Commons has been awarded the Generali Spirit of the Final Award and he will be presented with this in the Ardboyne Hotel on Wednesday December 9th at 11:30. Congrats Donal.

Yellow Furze Girls were down to play their Division 3 Final this Saturday in Páirc Tailteann but due to hurling finals being played there now the match has been postponed by a week to November 28th.

Meath Ladies Awards
Best wishes to Stacey Grimes who is nominated for Senior Player of the Year at Saturday’s Meath Ladies Annual Awards.

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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