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Founded 1965

About Simonstown Gaels GFC

In 1965 Muhammad Ali was Heavyweight Champion of the World, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, Sean Lemass was Taoiseach, Martin Quinn was Meath’s full-back, Mick O’Connell was the star man for Kerry, Colm O’Rourke was in high infants over in Leitrim, and Arkle won his second Gold Cup.

Just outside of Navan, meanwhile, a group of lads, led by Joe Clarke of Simonstown and Jimmy Lane of St. Mary’s Park, were making a big decision to start a new football club. They had to get a few locals back from Kilberry and Gibbstown, there were a few ex-O’Mahony’s available, and there were a few other young lads unattached and ‘mad’ for action.

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U11 Boys v Ashbourne

Under 11 boys travelled to Ashbourne this morning for their first away game of the season. Some great skills on display and a lot of hard work in the midday sun. Each player working for their teammates. Thanks to Donaghmore Ashbourne GAA for being great hosts on the day 👍

U11 girls v trim

Another brilliant performance by our U-11 girls this morning who played there away game against Trim Gaa. They all worked so hard together as a team and showed great skill whilst playing a great game of football. Well done girls keep up the good work. Thankyou to Trim Gaa for the warm welcome.

Senior Men Div1 v Skryne

> Simonstown  1—12    Skryne  1—16.    ​ A  goal after twenty three minutes of the second half  proved crucial and gave  Skryne the impetus coupled with refereeing decisions to win the game by four points.      In an all acton start early first half scores from play by Eoghan Gough, Shane McEnery and Aaron Farrelly for Simons saw the teams level at 0—3 to 0—3  after eleven minutes. The Skryne  scores came from two  frees one from play.  Skryne then took the lead but Simons replied with a goal from Eoghan Gough to put Simons in front 1—3 to 0—4. Tadgh Hanrahan pointed from a distance. Ben Hoey clipped over a free while Neill Burke replied with two frees and one from play for the Skryne men to leave Simons just a point in front 1—5 to 0—7 with  five left to play in first half.  Two frees from Aaron Farrelly (Sims)  and two for Neill Burke(Sky) completed the scoring at half time. Half Time ; Simons 1—7(3f) Skryne   0—9(5)     Shane Barry  clipped over from forty metres  and Ben Hoey tapped over while Burke again from a free had the soreboard reading Sims 1—9   Skryne 0—10 after ten minutes. Hoey with a free and Shane McEnery from play while another Burke free made it 1—11 to 0—11 at the three quarter stage. Once again another free from Burke and followed by a high dropping in the Navan mens square fell kindly for a Skryne forward who finished to the net putting the Tara men in font 1—12 to 1—11  with seven minutes play left. Three more frees by Neill Burke and a point from play  completed the Skryne men tally.  A shot from  Luke Caffrey hit the crossbar and went over to complete Simonstowns total.  Neill Burke Skryne's centre half forward hit eleven frees for the Skryne men while Simonstown really earned their frees during the game. Final score Simonstown 1-12(4 f) Skryne 1-16 (11f , 2mks) ​ > ​**\*\*\*\*Simons;** Robbie Burlingham, Brian McGrath, Stephen Moran, Mark Devlin,David McKeever, Briain Conlon, Josh Carolan, Shane Barry (0—1), Tadgh Hanrahan (0—1) Jimmy Heaney, Ben Hoey (0—3)2f, Shane McEnery(0—2),Aaron Farrelly (0—3)2f,  Sean Tobin, Eoghan Gough (1—1)..​**Subs;**  Eddie Nash/ J.Carolan inj 20mn, Luke Caffrey (0—1)./ J.Heaney 50mn .Jack Melia/ S.McEnery​ ..55mn.**Extd  Panel;**  Peter Duffy, David Kavanagh, Paddy Heaney, Fionn O Hanluain.  ** Skryne;**  Eoin Gillett, Stephen O Brien, Ciaran Lenehan, Jack Swan,Paddy Carpenter, James Reeves, Ciaran Quinn, Robert Gallagher, James Finnerty...Conor Donoghoe, Neill Burke (11Fs), Shane Smith, Conor O Brien, Billy Smith, Padraig Finnerty..     photos to follow . 

U15 men premier team v Dunboyne

Simonstown U15 P2 team played Dunboyne this evening in Simonstown in very warm and sunny weather.  An even affair in the first half with both teams exchanging points.  Dunboyne going in at half time just ahead.  The second half was much the same, but Dunboyne managed to pull ahead and finish the game with a victory, handing Simonstown their first defeat of the season.  Not to be for our lads this evening but they showed massive spirt and never let their heads down and fought until the end.  Scorers on the night where: Chris Hayes 0-2 Thomas Farrelly 0-2 Ryan McGoona 1-1 Will McCann 0-2 Harry Dunne 0-6 Photos on fb

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Senior Men Div 8 v Summerhill Draw

  Simonstown 1—11   Summerhill  2—8.      ​ The Hill brought summer weather to North Navan on Thursday night as both teams settled  for  a draw in a very entertaining game played in ideal conditions for good football.  With Charlie McNulty and Brian Neary dominating at midfield resulting in two pointed frees,  one each for Ruairi Brady and Seamus Kenny. David Kavanagh tapped over two from play as Simons led 0—4 to 0—1 at end of first quarter. A rare Summer hill attack at this stage led a shot deflecting off a defender ​ to the net. The Hill followed with point  from play to  lead  for first time 1—2 to 0—4 after twenty minutes. Ruairi Brady levelled with a free and Rory O Connor clipped over to put hosts back in front 0—6 to 1—2. Anthony Mc Donagh fielded a high ball  in the square and  laid it off to Seamus Kenny who palmed to  the net from close in. Kenny gained possession from the kick out and fisted over to put  Simons 1—7 to 1—3 in front at the break.         Early second half points from play by Ruairi Brady ,David Kavanagh and Seamus Kenny put the Sky blues 1—10 to 1—6 up half way through the second half.​  As Simons  were committed to attack, Summerhill had a breakaway and goaled with ten minutes left. Simonstown defence withstood great pressure with Darragh Dooner,Cody Chinchilla,Cillain Farrell,Sean Heavey. blocking several scoring attempts.  The Hill  added two points from play and took the lead 2—8 to 1—10 with twenty eight minutes gone.   Sean Heavey from centre back surged forward and landed a monster point from forty five metres to tie the scores. Seamus Kenny 1—3...what a player..   **\*\*\*Simonstown;   **Ronan Duffy..., Alex O Hare, Darragh Dooner, Cody Chinchilla,...David Kavanagh (0—3), Sean Heavey (0—1), Cillian Farrell...Charlie McNulty, Brian Neary...Dara Sherdian, Ruairi Brady (0—3)2f, Harry Devlin...Anthony McDonagh, Rory O Connor (0—1), Seamus Kenny (1—3)1f...​ **Subs;** Jack Dunne / A.O Hare....Joe Lyons/ A.McDonagh. Lee O Hare..  ** Summerhill; **  Sean Hughes..  Darren Chapman, John Comney,Mark Flaherty...Jake Lyons,David Moore, Paddy Troy...Gavin McVann, Jamie Gavigan...Eunan McGivern, Luke Byrne, Joey Elliott...Pauric Ennis, Tommy Lynch,  Kian Hussey.

U15 men Div 3 v Gaeil Colmcille

U15 Division 3 vs. Gaeil Colmcille - Wednesday 8th May “Our U15s welcomed Gaeil Colmcille to Simonstown on Wednesday evening for their division 3 encounter. On what was a lovely evening for football Gaeil Colmcille started the brighter but had only one point to show for their early dominance. Simonstown eventually got going & played some great attacking football for the rest of the half and were more or less out of sight by half time. The second half was a more even affair but Simonstown ran out convincing winners to make it 3 wins from 3 starts in the league.  Next up for the U15s is a trip to Duleek on May 22nd to play Duleek-Bellewstown in round 4.” Photos on fb

U13 A Ladies v Castletown

An excellent display of skill and teamwork by every one of the U13a Ladies this evening against Castletown, led to a fantastic win of 6-11 to 3-04 at home. We are all very proud of the girls on their continued improvement, progress and hard work as a team💪👏💯

U13 Men out wed night Roinn I round 3

SPRING LEAGUE U13 Division i The Simonstown U12 boys panel played their third game in the U13 Division i Spring League yesterday evening in Simonstown in perfect conditions and made it two wins from three after this encounter. Ryan Bennett was first off the mark with the scoring for the home team when he goaled after good link play by Luke Joyce and centre forward Fionn Brereton followed this up with two well struck points. Conor Carley was next to over when he pointed on the run while a goal and a point from a free from midfielder Ronan Cromwell further extended the lead. Mark Nolan and Fionn Brereton added further scores. While the forwards and midfield were keeping the scores ticking over up front the defense were also very much on top of their game. Oisín Farrelly was cleaning up at centre back and Niall Sweeney and Conor Keoghan were both mopping up any danger either side of him. Meanwhile on the full back line Shea Gillen and Max Flanagan were ever alert to potential danger.  There was certainly a lot more energy and purpose to the performance from the lads than had been the case the week previously when they faced off in a challenge against Kingscourt. From the get go all were fully focused.   Dunboyne had been slow to grow into proceedings but they finished the first half with two scores and began the second with two more- a goal and a point. However, Simonstown's soon demonstrated their scoring prowess once more with Ryan Bennett grabbing another goal and a point for himself. From there the gap continued to open between the sides. Nathan Gavin and Niall Sweeney were further contributors. With unlimited substitutions in this league Simonstown made full use of their strong bench and it was a good sign of the panel that all those introduced made an impact and contributed to what was a very good overall performance. Next up for the lads will be Dunderry away.  Thanks to Michelle Cummins for taking some fantastic action shots from our game. SIMONSTOWN PANEL: Tosh McGinley, Shea Gillen, Max Flanagan, Conor Keoghan, Oisin Farrelly, Niall Sweeney, Mark Nolan, Ronan Cromwell, Ryan Bennett, Fionn Brereton, Conor Carley, Luke Joyce, Jack Gavin, Nathan Gavin, Liam McGrane, Tom Kane, Eamon Kearney, Ellis Milascon, Senan Vahey, Max Palmer. Photos on fb 

Jimmy Murtagh - Rest in eternal peace

When the famous galvanised shed at the bottom of the 'old' pitch, that served as headquarters for Simonstown GFC for so many years, was first lit, the power supply came from the adjacent Murtagh household. When the first floodlight was tied high to a tree in the corner of the same 'old' pitch, allowing Simonstown players to train for the first time at night in the 1970s, again the power supply came from Murtaghs. That was the connection and dedication in those formative years that Jimmy Murtagh, who has passed away this week, had to the club that was, quite literally, in his backyard. He was a great 'neighbour' for the club. Jimmy was always a man who went about his work for Simonstown in a most understated way. He had involvement as a player in the mid to late 1960s and into the 1970s when home was two different fields down Simonstown Lane. But Jimmy played a central role in moving that home closer to Navan and to the current site which he helped negotiate, along with Joe Clarke, an agreement with Reggie Casey for at the time. Originally from Proudstown, close to where the racecourse and the town of Simonstown meet, Jimmy was always willing to lend his effort and expertise to whatever needed to be done, whether it was the construction of the shed or the development of the old field. He was a key contributor to the renowned Simonstown sports where his 'handiwork' and construction skills helped to create so many of the novelties that were synonymous with that summer day which routinely drew hundreds to the field each year. When the time came for expansion again Jimmy inevitably played his part as the first phase of the existing clubhouse was constructed in the early to mid 1980s. Jimmy was able to use his rapport and friendship with his neighbour and local bank manager Robin Wynne to procure a loan to advance the project when money wasn't forthcoming from other financial institutions. And again, when Simonstown began developing the second pitch in the late 1990s, Jimmy was on hand to provide his guiding hand. Intermittently he was a committee member but invariably those in officerships through the years knew they could count on him to put his shoulder to the wheel of any project. Simonstown GFC is grateful for the rich contribution that Jimmy made to the club's development at key moments as it went through its various phases of growth and expresses sympathy to his family on his death. May he rest in peace. https://rip.ie/death-notice/james-jimmy-murtagh-meath-navan-555660(https://rip.ie/death-notice/james-jimmy-murtagh-meath-navan-555660)

Latest Fixtures
Latest Results

U15 Boys

Date: 24/09/2023 11:00

Competition: Division 1 Championship

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 3 - 10

TBC 3 - 11

Senior Ladies

Date: 16/09/2023 18:00

Competition: Masita Senior Ladies Championship around 3

Venue: Skryne

Skryne 2 - 14

Senior Ladies 3 - 6

Minor (U17) Boys

Date: 16/09/2023 14:00

Competition: Division 2 Championship

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 1 - 5

TBC 7 - 25

U15 Boys

Date: 13/09/2023 19:00

Competition: Division 1 Championship

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 9 - 7

TBC 4 - 4

Minor (U17) Boys

Date: 11/09/2023 19:30

Competition: Division 2 Minor Men Championship

Venue: Stamullen

St. Patricks 7 - 25

Minor (U17) Boys 1 - 5

Senior Men

Date: 09/09/2023 17:15

Competition: Fairyhouse Steel Championship Quarter Final

Venue: Pairc Tailteann

Simonstown Gaels 1 - 5

TBC 2 - 12

Mens adult Premier Team

Date: 05/09/2023 19:30

Competition: PFC Round 4

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 1 - 4

TBC 1 - 14

Senior Ladies

Date: 02/09/2023 18:45

Competition: Masita Ladies Senior Championship Round 2

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 0 - 8

TBC 1 - 13

U13 Boys

Date: 01/09/2023 18:45

Competition: U13 Roinn A

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 5 - 12

TBC 4 - 10

Senior Men

Date: 26/08/2023 18:30

Competition: Round 3, Fairyhouse Steel Championship Group B

Venue: Pairc Tailteann

Simonstown Gaels 2 - 13

TBC 2 - 13

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