On the 21st of January there was a great night had by all in the Newgrange Hotel. The club gathered to mark the hugely successful year it had in 2022.
It also marked 50 years since the Minor team of 1972/1973 lifted the Delany Cup upon winning the Division 1 Minor final, a feat never achieved before by any Skryne team. Click the following link to view the match report from the final.
1973 Minor Football Championship Division 1 Final
Below is a photo from our celebration night of members of the team who were each presented with a framed photo of the 1973 team.
Back Row: Des Finnerty, Sean Whyte, Willie Rogan, Colm O’Rourke, Mick Ryan , Patrick Curran(representing Basil Curran), Ned Whyte, Tom Cudden Front Row: Kevin O’Rourke, Mary Bennett(representing Brian Bennett, RIP), Seamus Clarke, Matt Bissett, Padraig Finnerty, Martin Browne(representing Christy Browne), John Savage, Paddy Ryan.
The U15 boys were finally able to receive their county medals after winning the 2020 Division 2 championship. The final of this championship wasn’t played until 2021 due to Covid.
Back row l-r: Stephen Corry, Ciarán Fox, Ciarán Quinn, Matthew Ryan, Ben Mooney, Tom Lenehan, Zach Larmer, Daire Govern. Front row l-r: Darragh O’Dowd, Robert Gallagher, Billy Smyth, Seán Smyth, Andrew Canavan, James Reeves, John Quinn. Missing from the photo: Ben Armstrong, Kevin Cooney, Cillian Manning, Charlie Swan, Jack O’Regan, Cian McCarthy, Luke Hanley, Jack Shorten, Josh Grendon, Declan O’Connor
Our All Ireland 7s men’s team also received their medals after winning the illustrious Kilmacud 7s tournament, the first Meath club to win the competition in it’s 50-year history. Click the following link to view the report on the tournament
Skryne Seniors win the All-Ireland Kilmacud 7’s tournament
Back row l-r: Davy Byrne, Ciarán Lenehan, Darragh Campion, Harry Rooney, John O’Regan, John Finnerty, Shane Smyth. Front row l-r: Conor O’Brien, Stephen O’Brien, Eoin Smyth. Missing from photo: Patrick Fox
Our Junior D ladies were recognised for getting to both league and championship finals.
Back row l-r: Ollie McLoughlin, Katie Purcell, Shauna Hogan, Kate Gibbons, Destiny Carty, Aine Keogh, Megan Cowley, Aoife McLoughlin, Aisling O’Connor, Miriam Hayden, Caoimhe Govern, Sara Pentoy, Declan Smyth. Front row l-r: Ruth Moore, Rebecca Clarke, Eabha McLoughlin, Karen Russell, Emma Loftus, Eimear Clarke, Emma Swan. Missing from photo: Aisling Kelleher, Sasha Guirey, Naoise Smyth, Sophie Finnegan, Coleen Jordan.
Our Intermediate ladies who had a fantastic year winning the County Intermediate Championship before reaching a Leinster Intermediate Championship Final where they were beaten by eventual All Ireland Champions Longford Slashers, collected their county medals and thanked Manager Mick O’Dowd for all his hard work and commitment over the last 4 years.
Intermediate Ladies County Final
Back row l-r: Rachel Whelan, Amy O’Dowd, Nicola O’Reilly, Lisa Browne, Niamh O’Brien, Fiona O’Rourke, Elizabeth Morland, Catriona Keogan. Middle row l-r: Ellie Murphy, Ciara Smyth, Niamh Cowley, Ciara Cowley, Roisín McManus, Aoife McLoughlin, Laura Mangan, Steffi Finnegan, Ava Purcell, Aisling O’Connor, Destiny Carty, Miriam Hayden. Front row l-r: Samantha Clarke, Ailish Lenehan, Alana Cooney, Ruth Moore, Emma Loftus. Missing from the photo: Caragh Conway
Our Scór na nÓg team were also celebrated for their victorious year where they scooped first place in the Ceól Uirlise.
Congratulations to John Finnerty(Senior Men), Ciara Smyth(Intermediate Ladies) and Sophie Finnegan(Junior D Ladies) on winning the Player of the Year accolades.
Lisa Browne presenting the Paddy Browne Memorial trophy to John Finnerty, player of the year for the Senior men
Mick O’Dowd presenting the player of the year trophy to Ciara Smyth for the Ladies Intermediate team
Click the following link to view more photos from the Celebration Night
Skryne GFC Celebration Night