St. Colmcilles GAA – December 2021

What a special special month November was.  Thrills, spills, heartbreak, joy, inspiring moments, experiences we will never forget.  Enjoy !

Cilles Are Minor Champions Again!

Meath Minor Champions 2021 pic courtesy of Brian Mulligan

The Delany Cup has returned to its spiritual home with the Minor Boys reclaiming the coveted trophy.  Appearing in a record equalling 4th final in a row and with the unique honour of winning every Championship at this age group and featuring 7 All Ireland Minor winners, the pressure was very much on our talented  squad who faced Donaghmore Ashbourne in the final.  Despite a rocky opening period, we weathered the storm and to a man delivered an excellent performance to win a 3rd Delany Cup in our history and 5th in total when the combination with Duleek is taken into account.  Captain Eoin Gillick followed in the illustrious footsteps of James Conlon, David Bell and Cian Flynn to raise one of the most precious trophies in Meath into the Navan sky in the presence of the Delany family, Corballis who donated the trophy to Meath GAA in the 1950’s.  The achievement caps a remarkable journey for these young men and we cannot wait to track their progress into adult football over the next few years.  One journey has come to an end but the real one is about to start.  Bring it on

Delany is home again

Hard Luck Ladies

The result did not go our way but what joy these girls brought us in 2021. Intermediate Ladies 2021

Our Ladies team were also making history last month playing in a first ever Intermediate Championship Final v the famed Navan O’Mahonys.    On the day nothing went right for our excellent team – in fact everything literally went wrong from a gale force wind dying when we had the advantage, to our outstanding goalkeeper, Saoirse picking up a freak injury we simply had no luck on the day.  However, whilst the result did not go our way on the day there were so many positives and much to look forward to the future.  They say you have to lose one to win one and there is no doubt that we will be looking forward to 2022 and the future with great anticipation.  As league champions and intermediate Championship finalists the girls have made history in this special year and the future is most definitely blue

Premier 8 Championship 

At the time of writing our Premier 8 men’s team are safely wrapped up in bed and preparing for their big final v Walterstown in Pairc Tailteann.  The lads have had an outstanding campaign and will hope to atone for their final loss from 2019.  Whilst we are going into the final as favourites, finals take on a life of their own, particularly at this time of the year.  Good luck everyone !!

Boys Successes Sweep The Board

Well done to the u12 boys who won their league last month

What a season it has been for our Boy’s underage teams.  On the eve of the minor final the u12 boys won their title v Dunboyne in an excellent final at Piltown. Coupled with the minor boys success the next day this meant that in 2021 the club won  Division 1 titles at all the Meath age grades.  This is an outstanding achievement and one that the club has never achieved before nor do we think that any club in Meath has achieved before.  That achievement is a credit to the hard work of all our players and coaches who despite the lack of facilities available to them in our community maxxed out all we can in terms of potential and in affording every single player games opportunities.  Take a bow everyone on your outstanding and unique achievement    

Ladies Underage Teams Flying High 

What a year for the u12 girls

Well done to the u12 girls who also won their U13 Autumn league recently ! What a year for the girls and their excellent coaches.  Our U15 girls are also preparing for their big day – the Division 1 final v Oldcastle on Sunday 28th November and they will be hoping to make history.  The minor girls competition is also in full swing with both our teams going very well and on course for the knock outs.  Good luck girls – drive it on !

Super Support

A huge thanks to the #16thPlayer and #16thMan out in huge numbers for our Ladies and Minor finals recently.  The hordes in Blue packed out Trim and Navan and the colour and noise served up were commented on by County Officials who confirmed what we already knew – that the Cilles supporters are the BEST IN THE LAND.  Take a bow.  A huge thanks too to all our volunteers who worked so hard in hanging flags, bunting and putting out signage over the last month transforming our community into a sea of blue.  It meant a huge amount to all our teams, give our community a splash of colour and united us all as one.  Thanks for the support !

New Senior Men’s Management Team 

We are delighted to announce that Sean Barry and Sean Kelly will take charge of our Senior Men’s Football team for 2021.  Taking over the reins from the very popular Micky Conlon, the highly regarded and experienced duo will be looking to build on the recent underage successes and excellent foundations laid by the club and previous management that saw the club reach a senior championship quarter final in 2021. Both men bring a proven track record to the East Coast with a unrivalled knowledge of Meath football. They have managed Meath teams at intercounty and Sean Kelly was the most recent manager of the Leinster team in the interprovincial series and the duo had annexed titles at Championships in both Meath and Louth

The appointment is a very exciting one and sends a clear statement as to the direction we want the club to go. The lads are among the most progressive coaches and managers there are out there and the news Is sure to spark a huge interest among the fanatical Cilles support base. It is an endorsement of the outstanding work that the club has been doing at underage level and that we are all very excited to see where the next few years can bring us as we embark on this exciting project

St Colmcilles wish the two Sean’s the very best of luck in their new role and to extend our deepest thanks to the outgoing management team of Micky Conlon, Micky Brennan, Neil Cooney and Graham Leech for all their hard work  Preparations for 2022 season will soon be commencing and anyone interested in playing at any level for the club should contact us at 0877441731 St Colmcilles is the one of the most progressive and dynamic club in Meath. We field 4 adult men’s teams and 3 adult ladies teams and at all age groups

If you are new to our area or fed up commuting back and forth then why not get involved

Movember Campaign Another Roaring Success

Well done to everyone who supported our Movember campaign in aid of the Gary Kelly Centre.  Once again you blew it out of the park with generosity and support.  This year the highlight of the events was our Sports Day which covered everything from Sea Swimming to Squat Challenges, Boxercise to Golf and everything in between.  Our evening festivities were hosted by the Village Hotel where we were joined by the wonderful Oisin McConville, Conor Mortimer and star of the show, All Ireland winner and local teacher Orla Byrne.  Well done to all the organisers and everyone who took part


The club AGM will be on Monday 13th January and we will be in contact with all members shortly

Our Garden Room winner, Katharine Martin picks up her prize from Pictured with Katharine are Garden Rooms owner, John Sherry and Chairman, Keith Loughman. Enjoy your prize Katharine. §


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The jackpot is now €7,800

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