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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