Simonstown Under 21s Bow Out In Semi Final

Simonstown 0-6 Ratoath 1-13 In Skryne Simonstown Gaels lost out to Ratoath in the semi final of the under 21 championship. The Gaels struggled against a stiff breeze in the first half and failed to gain any meaningful territory in the opening period. Eoghan Gough registered the Navan men’s first point and only point of the first half. The North Side Blues gave away 5 frees which were dispatched with relative ease. The wind played a significant factor throughout the game, the Gaels decided to carry the ball up the field which was ponderous and slow. The full forward line were isolated and had very few opportunities for scoring. Score after a disappointing first half was Ratoath 0-9 Simonstown 0-1. The second half began with a lot of stoppages which suited Ratoath. Simonstown struggled to find rhythm and any pattern to their play. In truth the deficit was insurmountable and unfortunately from a Gael’s perspective the wind calmed and became benign. Ben Hoey racked up 4 frees and young Eddie Nash scored a super individual point. Any hope of a Simonstown comeback was extinguished when Ratoath scored their only goal of the match on the 55th minute. This made it a 9 point game. Simonstown can be happy with the displays of Oisin Lavin Kelly, David Maguire,Michael Gavin and Mark Devlin. David Maguire, Adam O’Connor, Oisin Lavin Kelly, Mark Devlin, Shane T. Gallagher, Brían Conlon, Michael Gavin, Sean Gough, Sean Conlon, Kyle McEvoy, Johnny Hand, Aaron O’Connell, Shane McEnery, Ben Hoey (0-4 Frees), Eoghan Gough (0-1) Subs -Adam O’Connor for Aaron O’Connell, Edward Nash (0-1) for Kyle McEvoy, Aaron...

Simonstown Progress To Semi Final

Simonstown Gaels 3-12 (21) Navan O’Mahonys 0-12 (12) In Walterstown Throw in 11:30am Quarter Final of the Under 21 Championship Simonstown Gaels trailed by 7 points after 21 minutes and staged a remarkable comeback with goals from Ben Hoey, Sean Conlon and Michael Gavin. The Gaels started the game sluggishly and were trailing by 7 points after 19 minutes of play. O’Mahonys looked hungry and were clinical from range in the opening exchanges. Sean Smyth, Craig Munnelly and Shane Doherty were impressive in the first half for the Brews Hill men. Simonstown struggled to curtail the potent O’Mahonys forward line. The Gaels looked devoid of ideas and they needed inspiration, this came in the form of Ben Hoey. Hoey from distance took a speculative shot. His effort ratteld the net and gave Simonstown some much needed encouragement. The North Side Blues now trailed by 3 points and this margin was quickly decreased when Sean Conlon ended a lung bursting run with a super shot that hit the roof of the net. O’Mahonys responded well and got 2 frees from scorable ranges. Munnelly and Sean Smyth dispatched the two frees with ease and this meant the Hoops were 2 points to the good at the halfway mark. Simonstown Gaels 2-3 (9) O’Mahonys 0-11. O’Mahonys clinical touch deserted them in the second half and they only registered 1 point in the second half period. This solitary point was courtesy of Sean Smyth. The North Side Blues were reinvigorated in the second half and a flurry of points in the second half by the mercurial Eoghan Gough and Ben Hoey ensured the...

Tones Pull Away In Second Half

Under 21 Championship Simonstown Gaels 3-4 (13) Wolfe Tones 2-21 (27) It was a wet and miserable night in Dunganny for this under 21 quarter final. Simonstown were without Brian McGrath and Brían Conlon for this game due to their commitment to the forthcoming county final. The Gaels fielded a young side with two 17 year olds starting in the form of Sean Gough and Michael Gavin. These lads impressed in the first half showing great determination and composure on the ball. Michael Gavin was particularly impressive and was very strong in the tackle. Simonstown’s Ben Hoey was lethal in the game scoring 1-4. His placed kicking off the ground was brilliant and his movement and work rate were very good. Chris O’Neill’s goal was the highlight of the match for the Gaels. Michael Gavin did superbly well to win Darren Forde’s Kickout, Gavin played in Séan Gough, who played an incisive through ball to Frankie Cullen. Cullen hand passed it across to O’Neill for a simple palm in. At the end of an entertaining first half the scoreline read Simonstown 1-4 Wolfe Tones 1-7. Simonstown started the second half with a quick goal by Frankie Cullen. The teams were level but unfortunately the Gaels would only register a single goal for the remaining 28 minutes. Simonstown struggled to gain any territorial advantage and were swarmed by the Tones in the remaining 20 minutes. Darren Forde in goals made some super saves to keep the scoreline down and Aaron Farrelly was solid in defence. Simonstown: Darren Forde, Aaron Geraghty, Conor Hand, Oisin Lavin-Kelly, Cillian Farrell, Aaron Farrelly, Mark Devlin,...

Congratulations to Brían Conlon

Congratulations to Simonstown’s Brían Conlon who was part of the DCU Freshers team that beat NUIG by 1-13 to 1-10 this evening to retain the All-Ireland title! Well done Brían on your college success and captaining Meath under 21s. We can’t wait to see you back in a Simonstown Jersey!...

Simonstown’s Official New Sponsor

    19th February 2017 We are delighted to announce that Simonstown’s new sponsor is DCSL Building. The sponsorship got off to a great start today with Simonstown beating Dunboyne in the A league Div1 Round 1. Score Simonstown 2-20 (26) Dunboyne 2-10 (16) . Thank you Darren Caffery and DCSL Building for your sponsorship....