Some Thoughts

Sunday Game Analyst & Simonstown (Meath) Manager Colm O'Rourke

 

Seven days after guiding Simonstown Gaels to a first ever Meath SFC success, Colm O'Rourke has highlighted what the win meant to him and his club. With his son Shane playing at midfield, the Navan team claimed the Keegan Cup courtesy of a 1-14 to 0-8 victory over Donaghmore/Ashbourne (James Colgan’s team).
Reflecting on their triumph O'Rourke says: “It is something every club should experience at least once in a lifetime whether at junior, intermediate or senior level. When you are involved closely with a club there are any number of disappointments, near misses, final defeats, internal disputes and then, one day comes along when everything just goes right. The effect on community spirit is amazing and the scenes afterwards and even since are hard for me to comprehend – and I thought I had seen most things in football. You can talk about county football all you want, but the club game is personal. A county winning an All-Ireland or even a provincial title inspires young people to try and emulate their heroes. It is the broad stroke of the pen. At club the hero plays on the same pitch, talks to everyone and probably helps out coaching some of the younger players. Eventually they may play together at senior level; some of our players who won medals last Sunday were playing senior before some of the younger ones were born. Where else would you get families and generations interwoven in a rich fabric of giving and sharing?”


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Monday 22 May

11am Men’s Shed; 2pm Coaching at Gaelscoil na mBeann; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Longstone; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 23 May

6pm Irish Dancing; P5/P6 Football in Longstone, cars leave Dunavil 6.15pm; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.15pm Boot Camp; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogie Shamrocks v An Riocht; Spanish Lessons.

Wednesday 24 May

11am Men’s Shed; 2.45pm Coaching at Grange PS; 6pm Ladies Circuits; 6.30pm U14 Football practice; 7.30pm Junior Camogie An Riocht v Aghaderg; 7.30pm Senior/Minor Camogie practice; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve football; 8.30pm short meeting to progress the ‘Walking Club’ immediately after the Junior Camogie match, anyone interested should attend; 8.30pm KYC summer programme - May to September -  meeting.

Thursday 25 May

6.30pm P5/P6 Football practice; 6.45pm U12 Football practice; 7.30pm P3/P4 Football v Longstone at Dunavil; 6.30pm Kids Activities for aged 4 to 7 with Jennifer; 7pm Girls Activities aged 8 to 11 with Aedin; 7pm Boot Camp; 6.45pm U14 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U16 Camogie practice;8pm Camogie monthly meeting; 8pm Basketball

Friday 26 May

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Kids Cinema; 7.30pm Senior Football Castlewellan v An Riocht; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie practice.

Saturday 27 May

10am P5/P6 Football Blitz; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 Football; 12pm U12 Camogie Aghaderg v An Riocht; P1/P2, P3/P4 & P5/P6 Camogie Blitzes in Darragh Cross

Sunday 28 May

10.30am Breakfast @ Dunavil; 11am U12 Football An Riocht v Warrenpoint; 2pm Reserve Football Burren v An Riocht; 8pm Bingo

Monday 29 May

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; 9pm Lotto

Tuesday 30 May

 

6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; Spanish Lessons; 7.15pm Boot Camp; 7.30pm P5/P6 and U12 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Ballyholland; U14 Camogie Longstone v An Riocht.