Simonstown Senior Ladies Champions

Masita Meath Ladies Senior Final Venue: Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA club October 13th 2018 Simonstown 6-13 Seneschalstown 0-12 Referee: Paul Mooney Scríobh Mickí McGabhann as Tír Conaill faoi Rotha Mòr an tSaoil. McGowan wrote a classic about the wheels of life always turning. A year ago Simonstown men were Meath senior champions, Dunboyne Ladies started their All Ireland quest. A year later Dunboyne men’s team are in the county final and Simonstown ladies are Meath champions. Ten years ago this weekend Dunboyne U14s defeated Simonstown girls in a wet Skryne day. This Saturday nine of that defeated Simonstown girls supped at the top table of Meath Ladies football. Ten years ago Seneschalstown were Meath Ladies champions. Two of the Sheridan’s and Aurelita Everard lined out in this years final. Enough sentimental reminiscing and serendipity. Ashbourne was as wet and miserable as Skryne was ten years ago. Seneschalstown started the stronger team. Mary Sheridan and her sister Mena, called the midfield shots for the first fifteen minutes. Orla Finnegan led the Simonstown back a line a merry dance and the scoreboard reflected that supremacy, 0-4 to 0-1. Individual interventions from the Sky Blue Ladies led the final ball mopped up by a Sheridan or a Monaghan. Seneschalstown looked good as the first fifteen ticked by. The sense of urgency was palpable in the stand from the Simonstown followers. Then Jackie Shiels bobbled to the surface. She had kicked the first two scores for the Sky Blues before taking charge and grabbing her team mates, metaphorically, by the scruff of the neck. Inside a three minute spell Simonstown had netted twice and possibly...

Win for Simonstown Junior B Ladies

Match report from our Junior B Championship match against Dunboyne. On Thursday 16th August the Simonstown Juniors played their 4th Round game against Dunboyne at home in Simonstown in what were the perfect conditions for a Championship game. Simonstown started the game brightly and had 5 scores on the board before Dunboyne registered their first score. This lively start to the match continued throughout and Simonstown put in a huge effort with everyone contributing well. All the players worked exceptionally hard in the 1st half and at half-time the score was Simonstown 2-7 to Dunboyne’s 0-05. From past experience the girls knew Dunboyne were more than capable of a come back and once again started the second half as they did the first and registered 4 scores before Dunboyne popped over their only score of the 2nd half. This game had it all; blocks, great scores, superb well-timed tackles but most of all team work in spades and each girl played to the best of their ability and bravely supported each other. Nicole Byrne between the posts kept a clean sheet and delivered some intelligent kick-outs. Captain Jane Smyth lead by example throughout and herself and the rest of the backs – Orla Conlon, Laura McEnery, Rachel Abu, Leanne Harris and Ella Martin made Dunboyne work very hard for their scores. Rachel Flynn and Shona Lister put in huge efforts at mid-field defending when needed and sending in a great supply to the forwards. Shona topped off a great performance with a lovely score taken towards the end of the game. Brilliant movement from the forwards saw some lovely...

28 May at 14:04 · 🏆 U12s through to the Division 2 final! 🏆

Simonstown Ladies 28 May at 14:04 · 🏆 U12s through to the Division 2 final! 🏆 Spring League U12 Division 2 Semi Final Opposition – Trim Venue – Simonstown Final Score – Simonstown 3-10 Trim 2-02 On a beautiful Sunday evening our U12 girls played their Semi Final of the Div 2 Spring League at home to Trim. The girls knew that this would be another massive game against a very good opponent but they were very determined to keep up their 100% record and qualify for their first Cup Final. The first quarter was played by both teams at an incredible pace and Trim were as expected proving to be a very tough and skilful team and quickly took the first few chances that came their way to register a goal and a point without reply. The Simonstown girls while matching their oppositions chances kicked some poor wides and were seemingly getting caught out by the pace of the game but they kept going and with the first quarter coming near an end Chloe Caffrey and Ella Mae McDermott kicked over 2 superb points to settle the early nerves. The second quarter began again with Trim on the front foot and a fast break up the field resulted in Trim scoring another goal to increase their lead. Simonstown yet again were not to be found wanting and with Alex Connor, Chloe Brady, Ava Hynes and Mia Galligan now getting to grips with the Trim forwards Cara Cahill and Ella O’Higgins were freed up to do what they do best and get quality ball into the forward lines. A...