St. Colmcilles G.A.A.

Uncertain times these most certainly are but fair play to everyone the club is doing all it can to keep spirits high and bodies and minds active.  And after all that has gone on what a Super September it has proven to be.  Thank you everyone for the thrills, spills, ups and downs and joy and lift that you have provided to our Community.  Keep doing what you do best everyone

Here’s a quick summary of everything that happened in the month gone by !  There is  a huge amount coming up in the coming weeks, especially with our ladies teams and we will keep everyone updated on those.

Ladies Deliver In The Drama Stakes

If its high drama you want then look no further than the St Colmcilles Ladies teams.  Last minute goals proved our greatest friend and most horrible of visitors in a few short days.  Our Junior team were victims of the last minute goal, going down to Kilbride in the semi final by 1 point.  The girls did us so proud  on the night playing so well and seemed to have one foot in the final on numerous occasions but right at the end we were struck a killer blow to deny a deserved final spot.  There are simply no words that will ease the pain of a defeat in this manner but these girls are made of tough stuff and there is no doubt that they will be back again in 2021 in search of a title that they are destined for.

A few days later we experienced quite different emotions in the Intermediate Championship relegation play off.  Having been in the Group of Death we found ourselves facing the 2015 and 2016 Senior Champions, St Ultans in a “winner takes all” tie.  This was a heroic effort in baking hot conditions but with mere seconds on the clock we found ourselves 2 points down and heading to Junior but cometh the hour …. In a wonderful sweeping move young starlet Ellie Brodigan found herself in space and blasted to the roof of the net.  As the St Ultans keeper kicked the ball out the referee sounded his whistle to spark scenes of wild celebration as we retained our intermediate status.  Well done girls on a deserved win and we look forward to an exciting 2021

Hurlers Make History

History was made last month at Stamullen as the Saints Hurling team won their first tittle– the u13 Roinn B League following a great win over the famed Kilmessan Club.  This was a deserved win for the St Colmcilles St Patricks combination marking a first underage title for East Meath in 29 years.  To win the silverware against a great club such as Kilmessan was even better.  A special word to all the coaches and players who worked so hard not just in 2020 but throughout the last number of years to get to this stage.  Keep up the great work lads.  You have done us all proud

St Colmcilles Saints Hurlers
St Colmcilles Saints Hurlers

Premier Champions 2020

St Colmcilles Premier Champions Team
St Colmcilles Premier Champions Team

With Senior Championship status secured for 2021  the focus switched to our Premier Championship side.  Having come out from a tough group we were well prepared and battle hardened and once out on the famous sward of an immaculate Pairc Tailteann  to face the All Blacks from Walterstown we delivered our best performance of the Championship to claim the Liam Creavin Cup on a 1-13 to 0-5 score line.  It’s fair to say that few teams worked as hard in 2020 as the Premier team and it was wonderful to see the group grow as young men and friends and we look forward to their development and growth over the coming years and many more visits to the famous “Showgrounds.  Well done to each of the panel and all the coaches and all involved

Shane Black Cúl Cilles Academy

The Shane Black sponsored academy is back with TWO sessions this year to ensure we meet current government guidelines.  The younger groups are at 9:30 and older groups at 11am as normal. Full details on www.cilles.com  All welcome

Lotto Winner

A huge well done to our Latest Lotto winner – Carmel Saul from Bettystown who claimed our jackpot of €7,600 this month.  Carmel purchased our ticket at the Shane Black Property Advisers Cul Cilles Academy where tickets are on sale each week,   You can play online at www.cilles.com during these pandemic times and your support goes towards club running costs.  We wish Carmel and all her family the very best of luck with their big win !

The jackpot now reverts to €2,000 and historically a second winner follows very shortly after a big winner so make sure you are in with a chance

Minor Football Championship Final

At the time of writing our Minor boys are preparing for a third championship final in a row and 5th in 7 years.  After a stirring performance against Dunboyne which was streamed live on Meath GAA TV the boys face their old rivals, Dunshaughlin in the final for the right to take home the Delany Cup, one of the most historic and iconic trophies in Meath GAA dating back to 1956 and donated by the local Delany family.  Good luck boys.  No matter what happens you have been outstanding not just over the campaign but throughout the years

50th Anniversary

As many of you will have heard club will celebrate 50 years of service to its community in 2021. A new range of special anniversary gear will be available from our Christmas shop which will be announced shortly.  To celebrate the wonderful occasion we will be returning to our original Yellow and Green crest which will be available on the new gear.  Coaches will be in touch with shop details and keep an eye out on our website and social media

Our thanks to our good friend Shane Black Property Advisers who are once again partnering with us on this event

If you have any old photos/news cuttings or stories from those 50 wonderful years then we would love to hear from you. Please contact us on info@cilles.com or through any member

U13 Boys Claim The Silverware

St Colmcilles u13 Boys
St Colmcilles u13 Boys

Well done to the U13 boys who won the Roinn B competition this month overcoming the famed Skryne club in Skryne.  Producing their best performance of the year the lads claimed a deserved success.  There was also a very special moment at the presentation when the trophy was presented by Meath and Ireland star,, the legendary Trevor Giles

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