October 14th 2016 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

U-17 Visit
Each generation in a club is really only minding it and passing the torch onto the next generation in the best possible condition.

Two gentlemen and club stalwarts who have done just that over the years are Kevin Farrell and Kit Carey.

With this in mind it was very fitting for the latest generation in the club to visit both Club Presidents recently with the U-17 Division 2 Cup which they had just won.

Team manager Ian Maguire along with captain Keith Waters, Brian Maguire and Sean Carey took the cup to show Kevin and Kit the latest silverware which has been brought back to Fr. Tully Park.

Both Kevin and Kit were thrilled to see the players bring the cup to them and it meant a huge amount for Kit to see his grandson with the silverware.

The two gentlemen have seen many trophies won in the club over the years with them approaching their 95th and 90th birthdays respectively and are looking forward to seeing many more.

And with people like Keith, Brian and Sean coming through as the next generation of club people we are in very safe hands.

Last Sunday saw our ambitions of winning this year’s Hoganstand.com Meath SFC come to a halt as we lost out by a wide margin to a very impressive Donaghmore/Ashbourne side. Turning in a flat performance was never likely to be enough to get the victory and so it transpired.

While this was a disaointing end conclusion to the season for the team they have provided the clubs supporters with many enjoyable days this year and will no doubt come back with a point to prove next year.

Sometimes no matter what you do you come up short in your endeavours and last Friday night was one of those occasions for our Minors. They put in an immense effort against Ballivor/Boardsmill in the LMFM Meath Minor Championship Division 3 Championship semi-final but in the final quarter the combination side pulled away.

With two players in their final year playing minor in the team and six U-15's on the field of play last week the players gave it their all against a physically stronger side but while Ballivor/Boardsmill were very clinical at one end, we came up against a goalkeeper who was in inspired form at the other and had numerous goal chances thwarted.

From the panel we had for the League Final there were eight absentees in the semi-final for differing reasons but those who were able to tog out showed that the future is very bright.

The injured players will be back and will only add to the players who were on show on Friday and with the heart, determination and skill which were on show tonight as all year with this team there is no doubt that the future is incredibly bright for this side.

The journey may be over for this year but it is but a temporary stop and the long term journey of this team is far from complete.

There are many more chapters to be written.

Seneschalstown: Keith Waters, Richie McKeown, Shane McGeer, Cathal Hickey, Sean Carey (0-01), Simon Rooney, Jamie Kirwan, Daire Finnegan, Brian Maguire (0-01), Cillian Gormley, Joseph Moore (0-02), Marc Horrigan (0-01), Alan Mulvany (0-01), Cathal Finnegan (1-03, 0-01 Free), Dylan Keating (1-01).

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Sean Commons for S. McGeer, Ross Mullen for J. Kirwan, Brian Boyd for S. Rooney, Naoise Sweeney for C. Gormley.

This weekend’s U-15 Division 2A League Round 3 game against Rathkenny is called off due to the opposition being unable to field.

This leaves us qualified for the semi-final which will be played in two weeks.

U-13 Boys
The U-13 Boys had a disappointing 7-08 to 2-10 defeat on Saturday afternoon against Walterstown.

Next up for them is an away game against Donaghmore/Ashbourne on Saturday October 22nd at 15:00.

U-11 Boys
The U-11 Boys play on Saturday at 13:00.

Minor Ladies
The Minor Ladies suffered a second round loss in the Division 1 Championship when losing out to Boardsmill in Donore on Tuesday as the Boardsmill outfit won by 8-05 to 0-13.

Seneschalstown: Catherine Smyth, Laura Wall, Aoife Lenehan (0-1), Chloe Williams, Leanne Clarke, Roisin Commons, Orla McMahon, Natasha Mullen (0-1), Kiah Geraghty (0-4), Katie Geraghty (0-2), Lauren Kelleher, Caragh Monaghan, Eve Loughran, Chrystal Delamere (0-4), Kelly Smith.

Subs: Ava Jane Ryan, Aoibhe Monaghan, Lauren Donnelly, Aoife Mulvany, Sinead McLarney,

Girls U-13
Life in Division 1 continued to get off to a positive start for the U-13 Girls when they defeated Navan O’Mahonys by 4-08 to 2-05 in Paddy O’Brien Park on Saturday.

Seneschalstown: Aoibhe Fitzsimons, Zoe Ryan, Caoimhe Dunne, Ella Kilfeather, Sadhbh McLarney, Megan Clarke, Amy Kennedy, Zoe Kirwan (1-00), Robyn Murray (1-02), Charlie Murray, Anna Wogan (0-02), Tara Traynor, Claire Finnegan (1-01), Nicola Mongey (1-02), Niamh Treanor.

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Abby Hewitt (0-01) for Niamh Treanor, Meadhbh Hickey for Amy Kennedy, Katie McDonnell for Zoe Ryan, Lauren McGuirk for Claire Finnegan

Next up is a game away to Walterstown at 17:00 on Sunday.

Girls U-11
The U-11 Girls will play Wolfe Tones at 11:00 on Saturday in Kentstown.

Club Nursery
The U-8’s and U-10’s have coaching at 10:00 on Saturday in Kentstown.

The U-6 Coaching finished up for the season last Saturday.

The group have been brilliant all year, with massive numbers starting off learning the skills every Saturday morning.

Some will be back next spring as the older members of the group while others will have moved up to play with the U-8's.

Every Saturday they turned up for coaching with a big smile on their faces and had a ball during every session.

A big thanks to all the parents who made a big effort to get their superstars to Kentstown every week and to the wonderful group of coaches who made sure the children had great fun every week.

Children and coaches alike are all counting down the days and weeks to next spring when they'll be back kicking ball for the club.

Team of the Week.
Congratulations to the fifteen players chosen on this week’s Team of the Week. The players are this week from the Senior side, Minors, U-15 Girls, U-13 Girls and U-13 Boys. All these teams were in action between Monday October 3rd and Sunday October 9th.

Ava Fitzsimons (U-13 Girls), Daragh Cantwell (U-13 Boys), Lauren Donnelly (U-15 Girls), Zach Sheridan (U-13 Boys), Sean Carey (Minor), Sadhbh McLarney (U-13 & U-15 Girls), Niall Hickey (Senior), Zoe Kirwan (U-13 & U-15 Girls), Brian Sheridan (Senior), Tara Traynor (U-13 Girls), Dylan Keating (Minor), Marc Horrigan (Minor), Jack Owens (U-13 Boys), Mallaidh Breen (U-15 Girls), Ella Kilfeather (U-13 & U-15 Girls).

Player of the Week
Congratulations to our latest selection as Player of the Week, Mallaidh Breen.

In last Thursday’s U-15 game against Donaghmore/Ashbourne Mallaidh was in outstanding form as she led the line at full forward.
In typically ruthless form she led the Donaghmore/Ashbourne defence a merry dance and ended the match with four goals and two points to her name.

Inside the opening quarter Mallaidh had already racked up a hat trick as the poacher supreme showed all the attributes which make her one of the most lethal forwards in Meath Ladies football.

Any day you outscore the opposition team you’ve had a great day and this makes Mallaidh a most deserving recipient of this week’s award.

Juvenile AGM
This years Juvenile AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Monday November 14th.

Club Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 1, 4, 6, 25. 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 Kate & Adam Brennan, Cathal O'Dowd, Patricia McKeown, John & Marian Farrell and Mary O'Brien.

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
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