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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Upcoming Activities

Tuesday 20 June

Men’s Shed trip to Mary Catherine’s Cottage Kinnahalla; 6pm Irish Dancing; 6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm  U12 Camogie v Ballela; 7pm P5/P6 Football Mourne League @ Dunavil; 7.30pm U16 Camogie Ballyholland v An Riocht; 7.30pm U18 Football Annaclone v An Riocht

Wednesday 21 June

10am Grange PS Kingdom Cinema visit; 11am Men’s Shed; 6.30pm to 9pm Summer Scheme Registration; 7.30pm U14 Football Shamrocks v An Riocht; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve Football; 7.30pm Junior Camogie Dromara v An Riocht; 7.30pm Senior Camogie; 7.30pm Kingdom Walkers

Thursday 22 June

6.30pm P5/P6 Football; 6.45pm U12 Football; 6.45pm U14 Camogie; 7.30pm U16 Camogie; 7.30pm U16 Football Longstone v An Riocht

Friday 23 June

11am Men’s Shed; 7.30pm Senior Football An Riocht v Burren; 7.30pm Senior/Junior Camogie

Saturday 24 June

9am Wet Bouldering for P5/P6, U12 & U14 Footballers; 11am P1/P2 Football; 12pm P3/P4 Football; 12pm U16 Football Saval v An Riocht; P1/P2, P3/P4 & P5/P6 Camogie Blitzes in Portaferry; 3pm Birthday Party.

Sunday 25 June

10.30am Breakfast; 2pm Birthday Party; 4pm Cemetery Sunday; 8pm Bingo

Monday 26 June

11am Men’s Shed; 7pm Diabetes Aware workshop and a dietitian at Dunavil with advice for parents, players and coaches; 7.30pm Senior Camogie An Riocht v Ballycran; 7.30pm Senior/Reserve Football.

Tuesday 27 June


6.30pm P1/P2 and P3/P4 Camogie practice; 7.30pm P5/P6 & U12 Camogie practice; 7.30pm U14 Camogie Kilclief v An Riocht; 7.30pm U18 Camogie An Riocht v Bredagh; 7.30pm U18 Football An Riocht v Longstone