Welcome to Simonstown Gaels GFC

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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Final Call for Senior Ladies Manager Position

Simonstown Senior Ladies are inviting applications for the position of Ladies Senior Football Manager to commence in 2023. If you are interested please contact our Ladies Chairperson, Lisa Lyons on 0851533102 or email our secretary Lorraine Hirrtes simonstownladies@gmail.com.

Meath LGFA looking for new referees for the upcoming football season!

**Meath LGFA(https://www.facebook.com/MeathLGFA?__cft__0=AZWulLdSyojL3ul2Hr5oBaMeeQ2sgZSPeC828fUTp8OJ1q4c93pjfEIMAuPs89AOj8IN1W8WfIaqanOK7M42uUXvY470Cr1RcJ1XULuXeuIVSYfJhUi4leSbOUM-4EvPUFU&__tn__=-]K-R)** are looking for new referees for the upcoming football season! If you have someone in your house interested, please get in touch with Padraig (referee coordinator) 086 4410435. Min age is 17 to apply! Great opportunity for those looking for a first job and have a football background!

2023 Membership Now Open

Club Membership for 2023 is now live and any 2022 members should have already received a renewal email/invite. The Membership rates for 2023 will remain the same as 2022, the only difference being that the €40 subs payable by each juvenile player from U7-U17 will be included with the membership payment this year. Membership can be paid in 3 instalments or all at once. If there are any queries on Membership please contact; Ned Kearney (Juvenile Chairperson Boys - 086 3340746) David Brady (Club Treasurer - 087 3016109) Mags Hain (Club Secretary - 087 9718594) Lorraine Hirtes (Ladies Secretary - 086 6063758).

Christmas Greetings

Simonstown Gaels would like to wish all our Players, Members, Coaches & Volunteers a very Happy Christmas and a successful 2023. Nollaig Shona Duit.

Sara Shiels Awarded as First Ever, Female Honorary President / Thank you to Mel O'Rourke

This evening at our 55th Simonstown Gael's AGM, Sara Shiels was awarded as our first ever Female Honorary President for our club. There is no better person this award is suited to this year after Sara's many many years of dedication and commitment to our Ladies side of the club. A huge congratulations to Sarah on this achievement. Pictured with Sara is Mel O'Rourke who has made the decision to step down as chairperson after 3 years. We thank Mel for his hard work in his role of Chairperson. His time and commitments has been very much appreciated by everyone in the club.

Expressions of Interest for Simonstown Senior Ladies Manager for 2023

Simonstown Senior Ladies are inviting applications for the position of Ladies Senior Football Manager to commence in 2023. If you are interested please contact our Ladies Chairperson, Lisa Lyons on 0851533102 or email our secretary Lorraine Hirrtes simonstownladies@gmail.com.

Pitches CLOSED !!!!

The Pitches in Simonstown are all CLOSED. Please DO NOT run or walk on the pitches in this weather as it will ruin them and take months for them to recover.

AGM Rescheduled to Thursday 15th December, 8pm

Simonstown Gael's AGM has been adjourned as there was no quorum to proceed. The rescheduled date is now December 15th at 8pm.

Condolences from Simonstown Gaels

The Club would like to extend it‘s sincere condolences to both the McDermott and Browne families on their recent losses. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Future Development and HSE Vaccination Centre Update

As we conclude on another eventful year in the club the Executive Committee of the Club would like to update members on some planned infrastructure improvements in our club and the current status of the HSE contract with the Club for the use of our hall as a vaccination centre. Planned Football Infrastructure Improvements. 1. **Front pitch spectator fencing and spectator standing area** -These items have been contracted and the fencing has been ordered. Works will commence in the first quarter of the year. This improvement will improve the spectator comfort and safety for both spectators and players on the front pitch. 2. **All Weather pitch** **upgrade**– Members familiar with the all-weather pitch will know the surface is well past its best and the carpet needs to be replaced. We are at the final stages of the tender process for the resurface of the playing pitch and replacement of the boundary plywood walls. Works to commence early 2023. 3. **Install new flood lighting on Juvenile Pitches, upgrade existing lighting on front to match quality and upgrade main pitch lighting to more energy efficient bulbs.** These items are subject to Planning permission. Planning Permission has been applied for and we expect a decision in early 2023. 4. **Provide ball stop nets on Juvenile Pitches.** Ball stop netting on the housing boundary side of the pitches requires modification. Further netting to be purchased to run alongside of bottom pitch boundary. 5. **Modify existing viewing area on Main Pitch and realign traffic flow to improve safety.** This work will involve moving the spectator viewing supports on the terrace area and other ground works to improve traffic flow for the safety of all patrons. **Financing the infrastructure improvements.** The club has secured funding of €89,000 under the Sports Capital Grant 2022 Scheme. These funds can be used to finance some of the items above ie items 1 and 3. The balance of the items will need to be financed from Club resources. The Club Executive has reviewed the balance of items and concluded that they are vital improvements for the Club to meet the needs of a growing club into the future. To meet the significant cost of the balance of items not covered by the Sports Capital Grant 2022 the Club Executive has taken the difficult decision to agree to a HSE request to extend the lease of the Club hall for a further 12 months from 1st of January 2023. This was not an easy decision as we understand the hall is an important part of the club’s infrastructure which members use, especially in the winter months. In considering the HSE request the Executive concluded that the lease offers an opportunity to finance many vital football infrastructure improvements for the club over the short-term that would otherwise not be feasible for many years or at all. The Executive of the Club would like to acknowledge and thank members of the club for their patience and understanding with the continued use of our hall by the HSE. The Club were in the fortunate position to be able to offer the use of our facility to the HSE throughout a difficult period for the country and we realise this has had an impact on our members. Since the initial agreement with the HSE we have secured the return of dressing rooms, bar, Round Tower room & front lobby. The HSE have also agreed for upgrade works to be carried out in the kitchen area. To date the club has been able to upgrade the gym and finish the new juvenile pitches with the assistance of HSE funds and in 2023 we will see additional benefits through improved facilities for our Juvenile and Adult footballers and the safety of all patrons of the club. For more information on the proposed changes please see the architectural drawings which are posted on the wall beside the Club House main entrance if you would like to review them. If you would like more information or would like to discuss the future development of our club please come along to the AGM on Friday 9th December 2022 at 8.00pm

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Latest Results

Senior Men

Date: 23/08/2022 19:45

Competition: Premier Championship

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 1 - 11

TBC 1 - 11

Senior Men

Date: 20/08/2022 18:30

Competition:

Venue: Pairc Tailteann

Simonstown Gaels 0 - 11

TBC 1 - 18

Junior Ladies

Date: 12/08/2022 19:30

Competition: Kepac Junior Championship G2

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 2 - 11

TBC 3 - 10

Senior Ladies

Date: 10/08/2022 19:30

Competition: Kepac Senior Ladies Championship Round 1

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 2 - 7

TBC 1 - 7

Senior Men

Date: 07/08/2022 18:00

Competition: Fairyhouse Steel Senior Championship Round 1

Venue: Donaghmore Ashbourne

Simonstown Gaels 3 - 14

TBC 5 - 16

Mens adult Premier Team

Date: 23/07/2022 18:30

Competition: Premier Championship Div 2

Venue: Summerhill

Summerhill 2 - 15

Mens adult Premier Team 2 - 9

Senior Men

Date: 12/07/2022 19:45

Competition: Division 1A League around 11

Venue: Summerhill

Summerhill 1 - 9

Senior Men 0 - 7

U16 Boys

Date: 06/07/2022 19:00

Competition: Division 1 League Semi Final

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 3 - 13

TBC 0 - 5

U13 Boys

Date: 03/07/2022 10:00

Competition: Roinn A League Final

Venue: Dunshaughlin

Dunshaughlin 4 - 12

U13 Boys 2 - 8

Senior Ladies

Date: 29/06/2022 20:00

Competition: Masita Cup Round 1

Venue: Simonstown

Simonstown Gaels 4 - 12

TBC 3 - 8

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