Happy New Year
With the Christmas break now over, its time to look forward to the New Year. There’s a little uncertainty now of course with the Omnicrom variant but it’s fair to say that an exciting programme of games should lie ahead. To all our members, supporters, and players we wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope that all your dreams and wishes will come through
Get Involved In 2022
With a new year come new hopes and dreams. Why not get involved in your local club for 2022. GAA rules provide that if you live in the Dublin Road, Beamore, Donacarney, Mornington, Bettystown and Laytown areas then Cilles are the only club for you ! We have 4 adult men’s football teams, 3 adult ladies football teams and at least 3 underage football teams in every age group as well as our Hurling nursery and competitive underage Hurling through the “Saints”. So, there is a team for everyone at St Colmcilles. We provide We welcome all new players, members, and supporters so if you are new to the area or fed up commuting back and forth then we would love to hear from you. Please contact us at 087-7441731 !
New Years Resolutions
It’s a time for New Year resolutions, to get fit, to lose weight, to be more mindful …. They are all aspirations for everyone at this time of the year. Our Healthy Club Initiative has a packed agenda for the New Year. Our walking challenge will be back up and running soon so keep an eye out for details on Social Media and (if you are involved with teams) via your team managers. Well done to the Healthy Club team on all their work
Congrats To The Premier 8 Men
The adult football teams at some year to remember with all performing so well and making such great progress. The year finished on a high for our Premier 8 men’s team winning the title v Walterstown in a thrilling final that went to extra time. Falling behind early it took a mammoth effort to pull it back. We then went ahead twice in the final stages to look to have sealed the title but were denied both by the younger Walterstown team to force the additional 20 minutes. However, after 2 semi final defeats and a final defeat the team were not to be denied at the fourth time of asking to deliver the silverware. For some of of our players this was their first taste of Championship silverware after long and distinguished service, for others it added to a large collection. However, for everyone it was a special moment. It does not matter the grade, the level, or the time of the year – this campaign proved that all championships are hard won and that all championships are special. Well done to team, management, and supporters !
Congrats To The U15 Ladies
Like buses, silverware also comes twice on the same day and so it was for our u15 Ladies. Played on the same day as our Premier 8 final, our U15 ladies claimed the Division 1 title with a great win over a fancied Oldcastle. Only our second ever title at this level this was a wonderful effort by all and a stunning performance to deservedly claim the cup. What a great day it was too for team manager, Kevin Coffey. Kevin was also involved with our men’s Premier 8 team and he made the dash from Dunganny, cutting short his celebrations to make it to Navan to join the reset of the Premier 8 squad. To all the team, to all the management and all the supporters – a huge well done and a huge thank you from everyone for all your hard work. What a super year
Hard Luck To The U20 Men
It was billed as the biggest clash of the year and the one from where the County Champions would come from and so it proved on a terrible night weather wise as our u20 men’s team faced old rivals Dunshaughlin. Shorn of players due to injury and a schools final and playing into a gale we produced the great spirit that we knew was there. Reduced to 14 men in the second half it looked like our goose was cooked but courage is something our lads don’t lack, and they fought even harder. In the dying moments it looked as if the game was ours or it was heading to extra time at least as momentum was with the Cilles but with the game level and into injury time, Dunshaughlin led by the talismatic Senior Meath star, Matt Costello swung over a late free to win by 1 point. Heart breaking for the lads to lose with the last kick of the game and even more disappointing as the Blacks went on to win the title. A game of ifs, buts and maybes but we will store it up and go again next year in search of that elusive title. A huge well done to everyone who worked so hard, our management team left no stone unturned, and our players put everything into preparation for the game. As a famous man once said – “We go again”
The last team in action now are our minor ladies’ teams. With games still to go we sit in contention for knock outs in both competitions and hopes are high. We have uncovered some real stars and the players can look forward to an excellent 2022. Well done everyone
Our club lotto funds day to day running costs and must be the one of most won lotto in the country. We need your support in these times with all other fund-raising sources drying up. You can play online at www.cilles.com or subscribe for an annual ticket for €100. We need your support !
The jackpot is now €8,200
The club AGM will be on Monday 17th January online. All members have been contacted by email