October 7th 2016 Seneschalstown GFC Notes

Juvenile Meeting
There will be a meeting on Monday evening at 20:00 for all parties interested in the running of the Juvenile end of the club. This will be the last meeting before next month’s AGM.

Senior
This Sunday, October 9th, sees our Senior team take on Donaghmore/Ashbourne in the quarter final of the Hoganstand.com Meath SFC. Unbeaten in the competition thus far thanks to victories over Rathkenny, Skryne, Gaeil Colmcille, Blackhall Gaels and Ballinlough, we will be looking to keep the momentum up and qualify for the semi-final for the first time since 2012.

Throw in on Sunday is at 12:15 in Páirc Tailteann and for those who can’t make it to the match we will have score by score updates on our Twitter page (@SeneschalstownG).

Donaghmore/Ashbourne are a side littered with players who have represented Meath at either Senior, U-21 or Minor level and have been knocking on the door for the last number of years in the Championship. Players such as Bryan Menton, Dylan Brady, Darragh McGovern and Michael Deegan are key operators for them while Meath player Andy Tormey is capable of wreaking havoc on any team.

So far in the Championship they’ve been in impressive form in front of the posts with 8-74 registered in six games at an average of just over sixteen points per game while they have conceded 3-58, an average of marginally over eleven points per match.

It promises to be a cracker in Páirc Tailteann on Sunday.

Minor
The Minors play Ballivor/Boardsmill this evening (Friday) in the LMFM Minor Championship Division 3 semi-final. Throw in is at 20:00.

U-17 Boys
Congratulations to the U-17 Boys who defeated Navan O’Mahonys in the Division 2 Final last week by 3-08 to 0-10 in a pulsating match in Dunganny.

Seneschalstown: Keith Waters, Brian Boyd, Daire Finnegan (1-00), Cathal Hickey, Richie McKeown, Simon Rooney, Jamie Kirwan, Joseph Moore, Brian Maguire (1-01), Cillian Gormley, Dylan Keating (0-01), Eoin Traynor, Alan Mulvany, Cathal Finnegan (1-03), Sean Carey.

Seneschalstown Substitutions: Sean Commons (0-03, 0-03 Frees) for E. Traynor, Ross Mullen for B. Boyd and Eoin Traynor for A. Mulvany.

U-15
Well done to the U-15 Boys who came from behind at half time on Sunday to defeat Round Towers by 5-13 to 4-12 in Drumbaragh.

Seneschalstown (12 a side): Cathal Darby, Padraig Finegan, Ben Coffey, Josh Ryan, Jamie Kirwan (1-00), Cillian Lawlor, Cathal Hickey (0-03), Joseph Moore, (0-02), Liam Maguire (1-00), Sean Commons (2-05), Simon Rooney (1-00), Ross Mullen (0-03).

Subs: Will Finnegan, Aaron Traynor, Tiernan Keogh, Alan Carey, John Cahalane.

Next up is a game away to Rathkenny on Sunday October 16th at 11:00.

U-13 Boys
The U-13 Boys play Walterstown in Walterstown on Saturday at 17:00.

U-11 Boys
The wonderful U-11 Boys play Skryne on Saturday at 13:00 in Kentstown.

Minor Ladies
The Minor Ladies got their Championship off to a winning start last Sunday when they came from seven points behind against Clann na Gael in Rathcairn to eventually win out by 2-12 to 2-11

Seneschalstown: Grainne Gordon, Leanne Clarke, Aoife Lenehan, Laura Wall, Eve Loughran (0-01), Orla McMahon, Grace Cahalane, Kiah Geraghty (1-05), Roisin Commons, Chloe Williams (0-01), Kelly Smith, Shona Loughran, Katie Geraghty (0-01), Chrystal Delamere (0-03), Caragh Monaghan.

Subs: Lauren Kelleher (1-01), Aoibhe Monaghan, Ava Jane Ryan, Sinead McLarney, Shauna Gordon.

Training for our Minor Ladies team continues next Wednesday at 18:30 in Kentstown.

Girls U-15
The U-15 Girls copper fastened their spot in the top four in Division 2 and a place in the knockout stage of the competition when on Thursday evening they turned in a blistering performance to overcome Donaghmore/Ashbourne by 5-09 to 2-06 in Ashbourne.

Seneschalstown: Shauna Gordon Aine Nangle Lauren Donnelly Aoife Mulvaney Sadhbh McLarney Leanne Clarke Aoibhé Monaghan Aoife Lenihan (0-02) Zoe Kirwan Orla Finnegan Caragh Monaghan (0-01) Ava Jane Ryan (1-01) Ella Kilfeather (0-01) Mallaidh Breen (4-02) Sinead McLarney (0-02).

Girls U-13
The wonderful U-13 Girls will look to keep up their excellent start to life in Division 1 on Saturday when they take on Navan O’Mahonys at 16:00 in Paddy O’Brien Park.

Girls U-11
The U-11 Girls will play Clann na Gael this evening (Friday) at 18:15 in Rathcairn.

Girls U-9
The season wrapped up last Saturday for the U-9 Girls with a match against Gaeil Colmcille in Grangegodden. Our thanks to their coaches for their excellent work over the year and the girls are already looking forward to the U-10 football next year.

Photos from the game can be seen on our Facebook page and were taken by the wonderful Jennifer Monaghan.

Club Nursery
The U-10’s play a series of Go Games matches on Saturday when they take on Simonstown Gaels and Donaghmore/Ashbourne in Simonstown.

The U-8’s play Simonstown Gaels on Saturday at 10:00 in Simonstown.

The U-6’s have coaching in Kentstown at 10:00 on Saturday.

Team of the Week.
Congratulations to all who are chosen on this week's Team of the Week which is based upon games played between Monday September 26th and Sunday October 2nd. Players on this week's team represent the Minor Ladies, U-17 Boys and U-15 Boys.

Keith Waters (U-17 Boys), Cathal Hickey (U-15 & U-17 Boys), Aoife Lenehan (Minor Ladies), Cillian Lawlor U-15 Boys), Orla McMahon (Minor Ladies), Daire Finnegan (U-17 Boys), Jamie Kirwan (U-15 & U-17 Boys), Brian Maguire (U-17 Boys), Kiah Geraghty (Minor Ladies), Joseph Moore (U-15 & U-17 Boys), Dylan Keating (U-17 Boys), Sean Commons (U-15 & U-17 Boys), Chrystal Delamere (Minor Ladies), Cathal Finnegan (U-17 Boys), Sean Carey (U-17 Boys).

Player of the Week
Such was the level of performance from two of our players in last Wednesday's U-17 Final that this week we have Joint Players of the Week.

Playing at midfield Brian Maguire was the driving force behind the team’s success. Dominating the aerial battle around the centre of the pitch, Brian caused endless trouble for the O'Mahonys defence with his powerful forward runs. When the chips were down in the second half Brian opened up his shoulders and burst through to score a brilliant goal and set up Daire Finnegan for his major before landing a fabulous point from out on the left sideline.

Sean Carey wore the no.15 jersey but must have covered every blade of grass on the pitch as he covered in front of the defence. Sean showed off his game intelligence by picking up clever positions throughout the match, intercepting countless passes which were meant for the dangerous inside forwards of O'Mahonys. He used the ball expertly each time he got possession and over the hour had a fantastic outing.

The two players are both very deserving recipients of this week’s award.

Club Lotto
The numbers drawn in this week’s Lotto were 5, 9, 21, 26. 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 John O’Neill, Finian O’Dea, Cian Clarke, Michael Browne and Oliver Carey.

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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