East Meath United FC – September 2021

“On behalf of everyone in East Meath United,  I wish to acknowledge the incredibly sad & sudden passing of David Conroy of Laytown United.  His loss has been felt far and wide across our community. David has contributed greatly to the wellbeing and development of the children in our community through his dedicated ongoing involvement with Laytown United FC & Drogheda United. In particular we extend our deepest sympathies to David’s wife Jackie and his 5 children.

May he Rest in peace.

Paudi Roche 
Chairman, 
East Meath United.  

Club News

The long-awaited return to the NDSL, is upon us with matches due to kick off as of Saturday 28th. We are delighted to see players back to competitive football and wish everyone success for the season to come.

Under 21’s

The club are delighted to be able to field an U21 team in league competition for the first time. Despite a couple of false starts due to world events, and with U19s missing their chance yet again, the club and coaching staff decided to give it one last push and cast their net once more, with amazing results. With a good core of players who have remained true to the club and some old friends returning, combined with a wealth of new talent being unearthed the seasons looks positive. We wish them every success as the season commences.

Gaynor Cup

The massive growth in local girl’s football was never more evident than at Albion Rovers recently when 3 of our girls kitted out to represent the Louth League to beat Kildare 4-1 to lift the under 13 girls Gaynor Trophy. Well Done, Emalie, Ellie and Ruby, we are all so proud of you.

Summer Camps

We were fortunate this year to play host to not one but three FAI summer camps, including camps Goalies and Girls only all of which were a great success. Thank you to everyone who took part this year, it has been a brilliant summer and we were so happy to see everyone back out enjoying themselves. We hope you learnt some skills while having fun with your friends! See you all next summer.

VIP Visit for the girls

We played host to the second largest girls only camp in the country this summer, which was an amazing achievement and included some VIP visits.

Four players from the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League turned up at Minnistown to get involved with the girls-only camp that has been a big hit. Bohemian’s duo Ann-Marie Byrne & Courtney Maguire and Shelbourne pair Jess Ziu & Taylor White made an appearance to provide some tips, showcase some skills and inspire the girls involved in the camp. As a club we have been doing great work to develop girl’s football and it was why the FAI hosted a girls-only camp at the club to keep encouraging that. The INTERSPORT Elvery’s FAI Summer Soccer Schools are the best way for girls to get involved in the game by having fun, learning new skills and meeting new friends. It was great for the younger girls to see a pathway for themselves towards playing National League, or to coaching like their camp coaches Alannah, Siofra, Kelly and Head Coach Ciara. We hope to welcome more girls for additional camps during the year and again next summer.

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