26th July – Leinster U16 Final

Meath v Dublin – Sean Eiffe Park, Ratoath Sunday July 30th 2006 Throw in 2p.m.

Meath Ladies again will face the challenge of Dublin on July 30th, this time its the Leinster U/16 final. Meath u/16s haven’t beaten Dublin at this age group since they won back to back All Irelands in 2001. This will be a very tough challenge for Meath girls but they will be going all out to emulate the Seniors who set up their Leinster final clash by beating Dublin by a solitary point. Manager Dave Gorman is confident his charges will give the Dublin girls a run for their money and capture the Leinster crown once again. All clubs are asked to support the girls on this huge occasion.

23rd July – Sports Gear Presentation

Jack Kiernan presenting Meath Ladies Captain Mary Sheridan with O’Neills gloves


20th July – First Aid Presentation

Darlene Roe, Hickeys Pharmacy, Johnstown Shopping Centre, presents 2 First Aid kits to Meath Ladies Captain Mary Sheridan and team physio Nichola McDonagh.

14th July – Ladies Fixtures

Meath face Dublin on the double on Saturday next in Ratoath with the Meath Juniors playing at 12.00 noon followed by the Seniors at 2.00 p.m. Both matches are Leinster Football Championship Semi-Finals.

2nd July – TG4 Leinster Senior Ladies Championship  MEATH V LAOIS

Half time score: Meath 0 – 04    Laois    2 – 13
Full time score: Meath 2 – 10    Laois    4 – 19

Meath team and scorers: Caroline Griffin, Sinead Dooley, Jane Burke, Edel McGrane, Jenny Rispin, Elaine Lynch(1pt), Suzanne McCormack, Lisa Keenan, Mary Sheridan(capt)(1pt), Shauna Bennett(1-02), Katie O’Brien, Charlene McAuley(2pts), Ger Doherty, Philomena Sheridan, Elaine Duffy(2pts).
Subs: Louise McKeever for Keenan, Grainne Nulty for McAuley, Caitriona O’Shaughnessy(1goal) for Sheridan, Fiona Mahon(1pt) for Duffy, Jackie Shiels(1pt) for Lynch

30th June – Ladies Team to play Laois

Meath Ladies team to play Laois in Ratoath on Sunday July 2nd 2006. Throw in 3p.m.

  1. Caroline Griffin
  2. Sinead Dooley
  3. Jane Burke
  4. Edel McGrane
  5. Jenny Rispin
  6. Elaine Lynch
  7. Suzanne McCormack
  8. Lisa Keenan
  9. Mary Sheridan
  10. Shauna Bennett
  11. Katie O’Brien
  12. Charlene McAuley
  13. Geraldine Doherty
  14. Philomena Sheridan
  15. Elaine Duffy
  16. Irene Munnelly
  17. Grainne Nulty
  18. Gillian Bennett
  19. Jackie Shiels
  20. Julieanne Scanlon
  21. Louise McKeever
  22. Caitriona O’Shaughnessy
  23. Alison Kelly
  24. Michelle Doyle
  25. Fiona Mahon
  26. Aoife Thompson

27th June – Leinster FC Fixtures

Senior Football Championship – Meath v Laois @ 3.00 pm

Junior Football Championship – Meath v Westmeath @ 1.00 pm

Both games in Ratoath.


25th June – Meath Victory

TG4 Ladies Senior Leinster Championship    Round 4 Dublin  v  Meath

Half time score: Dublin    2 – 04    Meath    1 – 09
Full time score: Dublin    3 – 08    Meath    2 – 19

Meath team and scorers: Irene Munnelly, Sinead Dooley, Jane Burke, Suzanne McCormack(1pt), Jenny Rispin, Elaine Lynch, Edel McGrane, Philomena Sheridan, Lisa Keenan, Mary Sheridan(capt)(1-01), Geraldine Doherty(4pts), Grainne Nulty(1-02), Gillian Bennett(4pts), Shauna Bennett(1pt), Charlene McAuley(2pts).
Subs: Jackie Shiels(2pts) for G. Bennett, Alison Kelly for McGrane, Caitriona O’Shaughnessy(1pt) for P. Sheridan, Katie O’Brien for Keenan, Elaine Duffy(1pt) for McAuley.

23rd June – Meath Team v Dublin

  1. Irene Munnelly
  2. Sinead Dooley
  3. Jane Burke
  4. Suzanne McCormack
  5. Jenny Rispin
  6. Elaine Lynch
  7. Edel McGrane
  8. Philomena Sheridan
  9. Lisa Keenan
  10. Mary Sheridan  (Capt.)
  11. Geraldkine Doherty
  12. Grainne Nulty
  13. Gillian Bennett
  14. Shauna Bennett
  15. Charlene McAuley
  16. Caroline Griffin
  17. Katie O’Brien
  18. Caitriona O’Shaughnessy
  19. Jackie Shiels
  20. Elaine Duffy
  21. Michelle Doyle
  22. Aoife Thomspon
  23. Fiona Mahon
  24. Alison Kelly
  25. Julieanne Scanlon
  26. Louise McKeever

21st June – Leinster SFC Fixture

Meath Ladies Leinster Championship season resumes on Sunday next when they take on Dublin in the third round of the round robin series. The last time these two sides met was in last years Leinster final decider where the Dubs ran out winners by a goal.

Leinster Senior Championship Round 3 Sunday June 25th 2006 Throw in 12 noon.
Dublin  v  Meath
Westmanstown, Co. Dublin

9th June – Award

Geraldine Doherty (St. Ultan’s) was named as the Irish Independent/Lucozade Sport Player of the Month for May.

5th June – U12s Blitz

Meath’s A and B teams were both successful in the Leinster Blitzes held in Carlow over the weekend.

Both teams are pictured above with mentors, Ollie Bowe & Caroline O’Brien.

2nd June – Boot Sponsorship

Meath Ladies have recently received sponsorship of Puma King boots from Midland Waste Recycling. Included in the photo were: L to R: Mr. Tony McDonnell Midland Waste, Meath Ladies Manager Geraldine Sheridan, team Captain Mary Sheridan and Gillian Bennett Area Sales Manager – Midland Waste Recycling who presented the boots.

25th May – Interprovincial Competition

Meath will have 7 representatives on the Leinster Interprovencial squad this weekend which takes place at the St. Lomans Pitch in Mullingar. The girls are: Irene Munnelly, Sinead Dooley, Mary Sheridan, Grainne Nulty, Geraldine Doherty, Gillian Bennett and Jane Burke.

24th May – SFC Meath v Kildare

Half time score: Meath    0 – 09    Kildare    0 – 06
Full time score: Meath     0 – 14    Kildare    0 – 11

Meath team and scorers: Caroline Griffin, Sinead Dooley, Philomena Sheridan, Edel McGrane, Jenny Rispin, Elaine Lynch, Suzanne McCormack, JulieAnne Scanlon, Lisa Keenan, Mary Sheridan, Geraldine Doherty(3pts), Grainne Nulty(1pt), Shauna Bennett(2pts), Gillian Bennett(7pts-4f), Charlene McAuley(1pt).
Subs: Louise McKeever for JulieAnne Scanlon, Katie O’Brien for Lisa Keenan, Susan O’Sullivan for Elaine Lynch.

Meath’s remaining games:
Meath v Dublin (away) June 25th
Meath v Laois (home)  July 2nd

15th May – Upcoming Fixtures

Leinster Senior Football Championship Round 2 Meath v Kildare
Sean Eiffe Park, Ratoath, Sunday May 20th 2006. Throw in 3p.m. POSTPONED

Leinster Junior Football Championship Round 2 Meath v Louth

15th May – Match Details from W/E 14th May

Leinster Senior Championship Round 1 Louth  v  Meath @ St. Kevin’s, Philipstown
Half time score: Louth 0 – 00    Meath 3 – 17
Full time score: Louth 0 – 00    Meath 4 – 25

Meath team and scorers: Caroline Griffin, Sinead Dooley, Philomena Sheridan, Edel McGrane, Michelle Dunne, Elaine Lynch, Suzanne McCormack, Lisa Keenan(1pt), JulieAnne Scanlon, Mary Sheridan(2pts)(capt), Geraldine Doherty(2pts), Grainne Nulty(3pts), Michelle Doyle(1-05), Shauna Bennett(1-1), Charlene McAuley(2-5).
Subs: Elaine Duffy for Doherty, Katie O’Brien(2pts) for McCormack, Gillian Bennett(2pts) for Nulty, Jenny Rispin(2pts) for M. Sheridan.

Leinster Junior Championship Round 1 Dublin  v  Meath St. Sylvesters, Malahide
Half time score: Dublin 0 – 07    Meath 0 – 05
Full time score: Dublin 2 – 16    Meath 2 – 06

Meath team and scorers: Eimear Murray, Dearbhla O’Carroll, Tara Newman, Louise Byrne, Grace Donnelly, Ciara Kennedy, Grainne Harrington, AnnMarie Ball, Tara Smith, Sarah O’Donnell(2pts), Blaithin Brennan, Laura Flynn(1g), Eimear O’Carroll(1pt), Aoife Thompson(2pts f), Jane Dolan(1g).Subs: Orla Sheridan for Brennan, Elaine McCormack for Byrne, Jenny Moran for Smith, Joy Russell for Dolan.

U/16 Leinster Championship Semi-Final Kildare  v  Meath Round Towers, Kildare Town
Half time score: Kildare 1 – 04    Meath 1 – 02
Full time score: Kildare 1 – 05    Meath 1 – 10

Meath team and scorers: Orla McLoughlin, Gemma Byrne, Aoife O’Rourke, AnnMarie Copeland, Aine Keogh, Sarah Curran, Aileen O’Sullivan, Aedine Murray(1g), Mary Kate Benvill, Shauna Gorman, Jackie Reid, Tara Ryan, Hayley Lawton(3pts), Alisha Jordan(1pt), Stephanie Byrne(capt)(3pts).Subs: Claire Coffey for Byrne, Niamh O’Sullivan(3pts) for Gorman

9th May – Award

Gillian Bennett was named today as Irish Independent/Lucozade Sport Player of the Month for April. Gillian captained Meath in the Division 1 final on Saturday last at Parnell Park.

6th May – NFL Final

Meath Ladies Football was showcased in Parnell Park on Saturday evening when they battled their way from a 5 point deficit early in the first half to draw level at half time. The second half was thrilling stuff as the Meath girls led by a point with 5 minutes to go, but Cork pulled ahead and won the game by 2 points

Jeny Rispin

Half Time Score: Meath 0-7, Cork 0-7
Full Time Score: Cork 0-14, Meath 0-12

I. Munnelly; S. Dooley, J. Burke, S. McCormack; J. Rispin, L. McKeever, E. McGrane; E. Lynch, L. Keenan; M. Sheridan, K. O’Brien, G. Nulty (0-3); G. Doherty (0-1), G. Bennett (0-7), E. Duffy (0-1).
Subs – C. O’Shaughnessy, C. McAuley, A. Thompson

5th May – NFL Final Details

Meath v Cork in Parnell Park at 7.45 on Saturday May 6th.

Full preview with photos available here.

23rd April – Meath into NFL Final

Meath held off the challenge from Mayo today in Ratoath to qualify for a meeting with Cork in the NFL final. Meath won by the slimmest of margins ending the game 1 point ahead of the western girls.

Full time Score: Meath 1-13 Mayo 2-9
Half Time Score: Meath 0-7 Mayo 0-6

Meath now go on to play Cork in the final. This will be Meaths first Division 1 final since they entered the top flight in 1999 after their Division 2 victory over Longford. This game will be played on Saturday May 6th or Sunday May 7th. Venue and time to be confirmed.

Meath team and scorers: Irene Munnelly, Sinead Dooley, Jane Burke, Suzanne McCormack, Jenny Rispin, Louise McKeever, Edel McGrane, Elaine Lynch, Lisa Keenan, Mary Sheridan(1pt), Katie O’Brien(1pt), Grainne Nulty(3pts), Geraldine Doherty(2pts), Gillian Bennett(6pts), Elaine Duffy(capt).
Subs: Shauna Bennett for Keenan, Charlene McAuley(1 goal) for Elaine Duffy, Michelle Dunne for McGrane, Aoife Thompson for O’Brien.

Mayo team: Linda Connolly, Yvonne Byrne, Therese Moylett, Caroline McGing, Jackie Moran, Nuala O’Shea, Michelle Kelly, Claire Egan, Ciara McDermott, Michelle McGing, Christina Heffernan, Kelly Colleran, Cora Staunton, Marcella Heffernan, Triona McNicholas.

19th April 2006 – NFL Semi-Final Team

  1. Irene Munnelly
  2. Sinead Dooley
  3. Jane Burke
  4. Suzanne McCormack
  5. Jenny Rispin
  6. Louise McKeever
  7. Edel McGrane
  8. Elaine Lynch
  9. Lisa Keenan
  10. Mary Sheridan
  11. Katie O’Brien
  12. Grainne Nulty
  13. Geraldine Doherty
  14. Gillian Bennett
  15. Elaine Duffy (capt)
  16. Caroline Griffin
  17. JulieAnne Scanlon
  18. Caitriona O’Shaughnessy
  19. Michelle Doyle
  20. Aoife Thompson
  21. Philomena Sheridan
  22. Susan O’Sullivan
  23. Michelle Dunne
  24. Charlene McAuley
  25. Shauna Bennett
  26. Jackie Shiels

18th April 2006 – NFL Semi-Final & NFL Div 3 Quarter-Final

Meath ladies take on the western teams of Mayo and Galway next weekend in the closing stages of the NFL competitions. The Divison 3 team travel west to play Galway on Saturday while the Div 1 team entertain Mayo at home on Sunday in Ratoath @ 3pm.

Back row l to r: Jackie Shiels, JulieAnne Scanlon, Philomena Sheridan, Susan O’Sullivan, Grainne Nulty, Lisa Keenan, Michelle Dunne, Louise McKeever, Suzanne McCormack, Mary Sheridan, Irene Munnelly, Gillian Bennett, Elaine Duffy, Caroline Griffin.
Front row l to r: Charlene McAuley, Caitriona O’Shaughnessy, Aoife Thompson, Elaine Lynch, Geraldine Doherty, Michelle Doyle, Jane Burke, Edel McGrane, Sinead Dooley, Jenny Rispin, Katie O’Brien, Shauna Bennett.

Monday April 17th 2006 MEATH LADIES U/14 Leinster Championship Semi-Final

Half time score: Meath    1 – 03    Laois    2 – 07
Full time score: Meath    1 – 06    Laois    3 – 13

Meath team & scorers: Niamh Collins, Brenda O’Sullivan, Sinead Ryan, Aisling Brazil, AnneMarie Moffitt, Kellie Allen, Rebecca Considine, Vivienne McCormack(1goal), Siobhan Sheridan, Bridgetta Lynch, Shauna Moore, Laura Gilsenan, Ailbhe McHugh, Stephanie Thompson(1pt), Aisling O’Reilly(5pts).
Subs: Eanair Reilly for McHugh, Orla Byrne(1pt) for Lynch, Isobella Farrelly for Thompson.

  • Meath u/16s play Kildare in the u/16 Leinster Championship on Wednesday April 19th in Johnstown Bridge, Enfield at 6.30p.m.
  • Meath Minors travel to Carlow Hurling Grounds on Thursday of this week to play Wexford in Round 1 of the Minor Championship. This game is due to start at 6p.m.

15th April 2006- Suzuki Ladies NFL Q/Final

Meath Ladies led all the way in Ratoath today, beating Kerry comprehensively and earning a place in the NFL Semi-Finals.

Half Time Score: Meath 2-9 Kerry 0-4
Full Time Score: Meath 2-13 Kerry 1-6

Meath team and scorers: Irene Munnelly, Sinead Dooley, Jane Burke, Suzanne McCormack, Jenny Rispin(capt), Louise McKeever, Edel McGrane, Elaine Lynch, Lisa Keenan, Mary Sheridan(1pt), Katie O’Brien(1g), Elaine Duffy(1pt), Geraldine Doherty(2pts), Gillian Bennett(1-09), Shauna Bennett.
Subs: Charlene McAuley for S. Bennett, Grainne Nulty for Duffy, Michelle Doyle for Keenan, Susan O’Sullivan for G. Bennett, JulieAnne Scanlon for McGrane.

Kerry team and scorers: Martha Connor, Jenny Johnson, Grainne Ni Fhlatharta, Laura O’Mahony, Neasa Ni Shuilleabhain, Sarah O’Connor(2pts), Siobhan Fleming, Edel O’Connell, Margaret O’Donoghue, Debra Murphy, Caroline Kelly(1pt) Mairead Finnegan, Patrice Dennehy(2pts), Deirdre Corridan(1g), Geraldine O’Se(1pt).

10th April 2006 – Suzuki Ladies NFL- Quarter Final

Meath Ladies will play Kerry in Ratoath @ 12.30 next Saturday (April 15th) in the Quarter Final of the NFL. The team is provisionally listed as follows:

1 Irene Munnelly Wolfe Tones
2 Sinead Dooley Simonstown
3 Jane Burke Blackhall Gaels
4 Suzanne McCormack Blackhall Gaels
5 Jenny Rispin Summerhill
6 Louise McKeever Seneschalstown
7 Edel McGrane Seneschalstown
8 Elaine Lynch St. Ultans
9 Lisa Keenan Simonstown
10 Geraldine Doherty St. Ultans
11 Katie O’Brien St. Ultans
12 Elaine Duffy St. Ultans
13 Gillian Bennett Moynalty
14 Mary Sheridan Seneschalstown
15 Shauna Bennett St. Ultans
16 Caroline Griffin Blackhall Gaels
17 JulieAnne Scanlon Summerhill
18 Caitriona O’Shaughnessy Donaghmore/Ashbourne
19 Michelle Doyle Boardsmill
20 Aoife Thompson Dunboyne
21 Philomena Sheridan Seneschalstown
22 Susan O’Sullivan Dunboyne
23 Michelle Dunne Duleek
24 Charlene McAuley Royal Gaels
25 Grainne Nulty Seneschalstown
26 Jackie Shiels Simonstown

7th April 2006 – Suzuki Ladies NFL Div 1B – Victory over Donegal

Meath Ladies scored an impressive victory over Donegal despite terrible weather conditions in Kilmainhamwood. This win leaves Meath in third position in the group and the girls will play Kerry in the Quarter-Finals, scheduled for the weekend of 15th – 17th April.

Half Time Score: Meath 0-8 Donegal 0-4
Full Time Score: Meath 2-12 Donegal 0-4

Back row l to r: Mary Sheridan, Lisa Keenan, Elaine Duffy, Caitriona O’Shaughnessy, Gillian Bennett, Michelle Dunne, Caroline Griffin, Suzanne McCormack, Louise McKeever, JulieAnne Scanlon, Irene Munnelly, Philomena Sheridan.
Front row l to r: Susan O’Sullivan, Michelle Doyle, Jane Burke, Aoife Thompson, Katie O’Brien, Elaine Lynch, Shauna Bennett, Jenny Rispin, Sinead Dooley, Geraldine Doherty, Edel McGrane.

Meath team and scorers: Irene Munnelly, Sinead Dooley, Jane Burke, Suzanne McCormack, Jenny Rispin, Loiuse McKeever, Edel McGrane, Elaine Lynch, Lisa Keenan(1pt), Ger Doherty, Katie O’Brien(2pts), Elaine Duffy(1-02), Gillian Bennett(4pts), Mary Sheridan(1g), Shauna Bennett(3pts).Subs: Charlene McAuley for S. Bennett, JulieAnne Scanlon for Rispin, Aoife Thompson for Doherty, Michelle Dunne for Lynch, Caroline Griffin for Munnelly.

Meath team as picked: Irene Munnelly, Sinead Dooley, Jane Burke, Suzanne McCormack, Jenny Rispin, Louise McKeever, Edel McGrane, Elaine Lynch, Lisa Keenan, Ger Doherty, Katie O’Brien, Elaine Duffy, Gillian Bennett, Mary Sheridan, Shauna Bennett.
Subs: Caroline Griffin, JulieAnne Scanlon, Caitriona O’Shaughnessy, Michelle Doyle, Aoife Thompson, Philomena Sheridan, Susan Sullivan, Michelle Dunne, Charlene McAuley, Grainne Nulty, Jackie Shiels.


6th April 2006- Suzuki Ladies NFL Div 1B

Meath v Donegal to be played in KILMAINHAMWOOD at 7.30 p.m. on Friday 7th April. Please note change of venue.



Half time score: Galway     0 – 04    Meath    0 – 08
Full time score: Galway    2 – 12    Meath    1 – 12

Meath playing with the wind in the first half got off to the best possible start when Katie O’Brien opened the scoring after 5 minutes. Meath were the first to settle and rattled off 6 unanswered points before Galway hit their first point of the half in the 19th minute courtesy of midfielder Annette Clarke. Meath once again restored their 6 point advantage almost immediately when Ger Doherty send over another point. Galway seemed to find their way after that and managed 3 more points before the end of the half. Meath were still looking good at this point but were going to have to work hard in the second half because of the strong wind. On the resumption Galway came out with all guns blazing and had a ten minute spell where they rattled off 2 – 04. The Meath backs were under severe pressure and just couldn’t find a way of closing down the Galway forwards, notably Niamh Fahy and Annette Clarke. Jenny Rispin, Jane Burke and Suzanne McCormack were doing their best for Meath but just couldn’t stop the onslaught. Meath had their best spell of the second half after Aoife Thompson netted for Meaths only goal of the game. But it was too little too late for the Royal girls. Meath(home) now play Donegal in the Round 4 postponed game. This will determine who finishes third in the group.

Meath team and scorers: Caroline Griffin, Jenny Rispin, Jane Burke, Suzanne McCormack, Katie O’Brien(1pt), Edel McGrane, Sinead Dooley, Elaine Lynch, Mary Sheridan,  Michelle Doyle, Shauna Bennett, Michelle Dunne, Geraldine Doherty(1pt), Gillian Bennett(8pts), Aoife Thompson(1-1).Subs: Caitriona O’Shaughnessy for Dunne, Louise McKeever for McGrane, Lisa Keenan for Lynch, Elaine Duffy(1pt) for S. Bennett, Susan O’Sullivan for Doyle.

April 1st 2006 U/14 Leinster Championship

Half time score: Westmeath    1 – 03    Meath    3 – 06
Full time score: Westmeath    1 – 05    Meath    6 – 14

Meath u/14s booked their place in the Leinster semi-final with a comprehensive win over Westmeath on Saturday.

Meath team and scorers: Niamh Collins, Brenda O’Sullivan, Sinead Ryan, Rebecca Considine, Eanair O’Reilly, Kellie Allen, AnnMarie Moffitt, Vivienne McCormack, Siobhan Sheridan, Bridgetta Lynch, Shauna Moore(4pts)Laura Gilsenan, Ailbhe McHugh(2-03),   Aisling O’Reilly( 3-5) Stephanie Thompson(1-1)
Subs: Lisa Foley for McCormack, Aisling Brazil for O’Sullivan, Aine Fagan for McHugh, Aisling McLoughlin(1pt) for Thompson and Shauna McGuinness for O’Reilly.

March 25th 2006 U/16 Championship

Half time score: Laois    2 – 03    Meath    2 -01
Full time score: Laois    2 – 05    Meath    3 – 06

Meath team and scorers: Orla McLoughlin, Gemma Byrne, Aoife O’Rourke, Claire Coffey, Aine Keogh, Sara Curran, Aileen O’Sullivan, Aedine Murray, Alisha Jordan, Shauna Gorman, Jackie Reid, Tara Ryan(1pt), Stephanie Byrne(1-03), Sinead O’Sullivan, Hayley Lawton(2-02)
Subs: AnnMarie Copeland for Coffey, Amanda Lowe for Sinead O’Sullivan, Sarah Adams for Orla McLoughlin, Shannon McDonagh for Alisha Jordan.

March 25th 2006 U/14 Championship

Half time: Laois    0 – 03    Meath    0 – 04
Full time Laois    1 – 08    Meath    0 – 05

Meath team and scorers: Niamh Collins, Brenda O’Sullivan, L. Foley, Rebecca Condidine, S. Ryan, K. Allen, AM Moffitt, A. O’Reilly,(2pts) S.Sheridan, B. Lynch, S. Moore, V. McCormack(1pt), I. Farrelly, S. Thompson(1pt) A. McHugh(1pt)
Subs: C. Callaghan for Foley and S. Coyle for Farrelly.

March 18th 2006 U/16 Championship   

Half time score: Louth    1 – 04    Meath 1 – 04
Full time score: Louth    2 – 04    Meath  1 – 09

Meath team and scorers: Orla McLoughlin, Jemma Byrne, Roisin Meehan, AnnMarie Copeland, Aine Keogh, Sara Curran, Aileen O’Sullivan(1pt), Aideen Murray, Alisha Jordan, Hayley Lawton(2pts), Jackie Reid(2pts), Tara Ryan(1pt), Stephanie Byrne(2pts), Lisa McCann(1-0), Julie Donnellan(1pt).Subs: Amanda Lowe for S. Byrne, A. Doherty for A. Lowe, Sinead O’Sullivan for Julie Donnellan, S. Byrne for McCann.

March 18th 2006 U/14 Championship

Half time score: Louth    0 – 00    Meath    5 – 10
Full time score: Louth    0 – 00    Meath    10 – 13

Meath team and scorers: Niamh Collins, Brenda O’Sullivan, Sinead Ryan, Rebecca Considine, AnneMarie Moffitt(1pt), Gemma Gilligan, Shauna McGuinness(1pt), Siobhan Sheridan(2g), Vivienne McCormack(3g), Aisling O’Reilly(2-02), Shauna Moore, Bridgetta Lynch(2pts), Aisling McLoughlin(3pts), Stephanie Thompson(1g), Ailbhe McHugh(1-02).
Subs: Orla Byrne(2pts) for Moore, Laura Gilsenan for O’Sullivan, Suzanne Coyle(1g) for Thompson, AnneMarie Fagan for McLoughlin, Paula Melvin for Collins.

Feb 24th – Meath Teams NFL Div 3B & 1B

Meath B v Monaghan B Meath v Cork
1 Eimear Murray Irene Munnelly
2 Anna Hughes Jenny Rispin
3 Grainne Harrington Jane Burke
4 Tara Newman Edel McGrane
5 Aisling O’Sullivan Katie O’Brien
6 Ciara Kennedy Philomena Sheridan
7 Joy Russell Caitriona O’Shaughnessy
8 Tara Smith Elaine Lynch
9 AnnMarie Ball Grainne Nulty
10 Sarah O’Donnell Geraldine Doherty
11 Orla Sheridan Louise McKeever
12 Laura Flynn Shauna Bennett
13 Charlene McAuley Elaine Duffy
14 Blaithin Brennan Mary Sheridan
15 Adelle Carolan Jackie Sheils (Capt.)
16 Celestine Keeveney Caroline Griffin
17 Laura Carey Michelle Doyle
18 Shirley Flood Suzanne McCormack
19 Natalie Duff Gillian Bennett
20 Elaine McCormack Sinead Dooley
21 Bridget O’Brien Ciara Dempsey
22 Ciara Reilly Lisa Keenan
23 Grace Donnelly Michelle Dunne
24 Emily Davis Aoife Thompson
25 Susan Sullivan
26 JulieAnn Scanlon


Feb 20th – Meath Success in Ratoath

Meath B  v  Louth  B

Half time: Meath B    1 – 14    Louth B    0 – 00
Full time: Meath B    5 – 16    Louth B    0 – 00

Meaths next outing is against Monaghan B on Saturday next February 25th at 12 noon in Maheracloone, Co. Monaghan.

Meath : Eimear Murray, Joy Russell, Grainne Harrington, Tara Newman, Aisling O’Sullivan, Ciara Kennedy, Anna Hughes, Tara Smith(1- 02), AnnMarie Ball(1-0), Sarah O’Donnell(0-2), Orla Sheridan(0-4), Laura Flynn, Charlene McAuley(capt) (0-2), Blaithin Brennan(1-05) and Natalie Duff.Subs: Adelle Carolan(2-01) for Duff, Laura Carey for O’Sullivan, Dearbhla O’Carroll for Joy Russell, Lisa Burke for Orla Sheridan, Shirley Flood for Laura Flynn.

Jackie Sheils above & Michelle Doyle right in action for the Meath Ladies against Monaghan in Ratoath yesterday.


Division 1B Suzuki Ladies NFL Meath v Monaghan

Half time: Meath    2 – 05    Monaghan    0- 02
Full time: Meath    3 – 18    Monaghan    0 – 04

Meath : Irene Munnelly, Jenny Rispin, Jane Burke, Edel McGrane, Katie O’Brien(0-1), Philomena Sheridan, Caitriona O’Shaughnessy, Elaine Lynch, Grainne Nulty(1-01), Geraldine Doherty(0-4), Suzanne McCormack, Shauna Bennett(0-1), Michelle Doyle(0-2), Mary Sheridan(2-1), Jackie Shiels(0-5).
Subs: Louise McKeever for P. Sheridan, Gillian Bennett(0-1) for McCormack, Elaine Duffy(0-2) for Doyle, Caroline Griffin for Munnelly, JulieAnn Scanlon for McGrane.

Feb 18th – Teams for Sunday

NFL Div 3B – Meath B v Louth B

1.E. Murray

2. J. Russell
3. G. Harrington
4.T. Newman
5.A. O’Sulilvan

6.G. Donnelly

7. A. Hughes
8 T. Smith

9.A. Ball

10 S. O’Donnell

11. O. Sheridan

12.L. Flynn
13 C. McAuley
14 B. Brennan
15. N. Duff

Subs: Louise Byrne, Lisa Burke, Laura Carey, Aimee Bennett, Shirley Flood, Lisa Hutchinson, Elaine McCormack, Bridget O’Brien, Derbhla O’Carroll, Adelle Carolan, Ciara Reilly.

NFL Div 1B – Meath v Monaghan

1. I Munnelly

2. J. Rispin
3. J. Burke
4. E. McGrane
5 .K. O’Brien

6. P. Sheridan

7. C. O’Shuaghnessy
8 E. Lynch (Capt.)

9. G. Nulty

10 G. Doherty

11. S. McCormack

12. S. Bennett
13 M. Doyle
14 M. Sheridan
15. J. Sheils

Subs: C. Griffin, C. Dempsey, J. Scanlon, S. Dooley, G. Bennett, L. McKeever, E. Duffy.
February 12th – Next Fixtures

Suzuki Ladies NFL    Round 2 Division 3 – B group
Meath B  v  Louth B   Sean Eiffe Park, Ratoath Sunday February 19th 2006  1p.m.

Meath B manager Eamonn Murray is looking forward to another good performance from his charges. The team played some excellent football against Mayo B in their first round and hopefully more is to come from the girls.

Suzuki Ladies NFL    Round 2 Division 1B
Meath  v  Monaghan    Sean Eiffe Park, Ratoath Sunday February 19th 2006 3p.m.

Meath boss Geraldine Sheridan says she is looking forward to the challenge and hoping to reverse the result of last years defeat to Monaghan. Geraldine is also looking forward to another large crowd to support the girls. She says “its early days yet but the girls are looking good in training and working well together”.


February 5th 2006 – Suzuki NFL Meath v Roscommon

Full time:    Meath 2 – 19    Roscommon    0 – 05
Half time:    Meath 1 – 10    Roscommon    0 – 03

Meath team and scorers: Irene Munnelly, Michelle Dunne, Jane Burke, Edel McGrane, Katie O’Brien, Mary Sheridana(0-1), Caitriona O’Shaughnessy, Elaine Lynch, Elaine Duffy(0-2), Jackie Shiels(0-3), Grainne Nulty(0-2), Louise McKeever(0-1), Michelle Doyle(1 – 01),                    Geraldine Doherty(0-5) and Aoife Thompson(1 – 02).
Subs: Shauna Bennett(0-2) for Louise McKeever, Jenny Rispin for Michelle Dunne, Lisa Keenan for Elaine Lynch, Susan Sullivan for Michelle Dunne and JulieAnne Scanlon for Mary Sheridan.
Caroline Griffin, Suzanne McCormack, Gillian Bennett, Philomena Sheridan, Sinead Dooley.

Back row l to r: JulieAnn Scanlon, Lisa Keenan, Gillian Bennett, Elaine Duffy, Elaine Lynch, Grainne Nulty, Irene Munnelly, Mary Sheridan, Edel McGrane, Jackie Shiels, Sinead Dooley, Suzanne McCormack, Shauna Bennett, Susan Sullivan.
Front row l to r: Caroline Griffin, Philomena Sheridan, Aoife Thompson, Caitriona O’Shaughnessy, Katie O’Brien, Michelle Dunne, Louise McKeever, Jane Burke, Michelle Doyle, Geraldine Doherty and Jenny Rispin.

Meaths next game will be against Monaghan at home. Meath will be going all out to avenge their quarter final defeat by Monaghan in last years NFL quarter finals.

February 3rd – Meath v Mayo Div 3B NFL

Half time: Mayo B    0 – 00    Meath B    4 – 09
Full time: Mayo B    1 – 00    Meath B    8 – 15

Meath team & scorers: Eimear Murray, Joy Russell, Tara Newman, Elaine McCormack, Aisling O’Sullivan, Grace Donnelly, Anna Hughes(capt),Tara Smith(0-6), Anne Marie Ball(2-02), Sara O’Donnell(2-01), Orla Sheridan(0-3), Emily Davis(0-1), Charlene McAuley(3-0), Marie Louise Reilly(1 -1), Adelle Carolan. Subs: Blaithin Brennan(0-1) for Adelle Carolan, Lisa Hutchinson for Elaine McCormack, Natalie Duff for Charlene McAuley and Bridget O’Brien for Sarah O’Donnell.

The Meath Ladies B team who were in action against Mayo (Pictured) Back row l to r: Elaine McCormack, Emily Davis, Sara O’Donnell, Marie Louise Reilly, Eimear Murray, Anne Marie Ball, Tara Smith, Natalie Duff, Blaithin Brennan, Bridget O’Brien and Lisa Hutchinson. Front row l to r: Aisling O’Sullivan, Adelle Carolan, Anna Hughes(capt), Joy Russell, Grace Donnelly, Orla Sheridan, Charlene McAuley and Tara Newman.

February 3rd – Team for NFL v Roscommon

1. I Munnelly
Wolfe Tones

2. M. Dunne
3. J. Burke
Blackhall Gaels
4. E. McGrane
St. Ultan’s
5.K. O’Brien

6. M. Sheridan

7. C. O’Shuaghnessy
8 E. Lynch
St. Ultan’s

9.E. Duffy
St. Ultan’s

10.J. Sheils

11.G. Nulty

12. L. McKeever
13 M. Doyle
14 G. Doherty
St. Ultan’s
15. A. Thompson

Subs: C. Griffin, J. Rispin, S. McCormack, S. Sullivan, G. Bennett, S. Bennett, L. Keenan, P. Sheridan, J. A. Scanlon, S. Dooley


January 28th – News from the PRO

Meath Ladies season finally kicks off on Saturday next when Meath B travel to Ballyhaunis to take on Mayo B in round 1 of the Suzuki NFL Division 3B. This game will take place at the Mayo Gaels ground at 2p.m.The Bs will be looking to go a few steps further than last year. Eamonn Murray from Boardsmill will take charge this year and is confident his side will do well.

On Sunday meanwhile the Seniors will take on Roscommon at Walterstown in the Division 1B clash also at 2p.m. Roscommon gave Meath a good run for their money last year and will no doubt be out for revenge when they visit the Royal county. New manager Geraldine Sheridan is also confident her side will come through the rounds and go to the playoffs. Meath went out to Monaghan at the quarter final stages last year.

The Meath u/14 Leinster finalists were presented with their medals at a presentation evening in Ratoath on Saturday January 28th 2006.Six members of the Senior panel travelled to Ratoath to present the medals to the younger girls. Geraldine Doherty, Jane Burke, Elaine Duffy, Grainne Nulty, Sara O’Donnell and Aoife Thompson. Manager Dave Gorman thanked all the u/14s for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, he also thanked all those who helped the team in anyway throughout their campaign.

Personality of the year went to Hayley Lawton from the Donaghmore/Ashbourne club for her outstanding contribution both on and off the pitch. Shannon McDonagh from the Clan na nGael club was presented with the top scorer award. She scored a total of 5 – 11 (28pts), Shauna Gorman(Ratoath) was second and scored a total of 4 – 15(27pts) and Aisling O’Reilly(Ratoath) was third with a total of 3 – 11(20pts).

January 20th – New County Committee

The following Officers and Committees were elected at Meath Ladies AGM on Wednesday January 18th 2006 .

Chairperson Eugene McQuaid
Vice Chairperson David Dempsey
Deputy Vice Chairperson Jane Mangan
Secretary Geraldine Moroney
Asst. Secretary Aisling Clery
Treasurer Philip McElvaney
Asst. Treasurer Pat Ryan
PRO/History Co-ordinator Anne Dungan
Asst. PRO Marie Doyle
Registrar Máire Keane
Development Officer Ollie Bowe
Injuries Secretary Sara Shiels
Fixture Secretary Barry Brennan
Childrens Officer Martina Brady
Asst. Childrens Officer Anne Collins
Irish Language/Cultural Officer Mary Ellen Sheridan
Barry Brennan
Aisling Clery
Dennis O’Sullivan
Marie Doyle
Caroline O’Brien
Leo Hurson
Mick Peppard
John Heraghty
Barry Brennan
Ead Kealy
Tom O’Shaughnessy
Sara Shiels
Eamonn Murray
Geraldine Sheridan
Paddy Brady
Jane Mangan
Eugene McQuaid
Pat Ryan
David Dempsey
Philip McElvaney
Joe Breen
Paddy Brady
Sara Shiels
Leo Hurson
Eugene McQuaid
Paddy Brady
Sara Shiels
Geraldine Sheridan
David Dempsey
Geraldine Moroney
Geraldine Moroney
Geraldine Sheridan
Sara Shiels

The following were also ratified to look after the Meath Junior team for the forthcoming season

Eamonn Murray Manager
Gerry O’Brien Trainer/selector
Ronan Carley Trainer/selector
Caroline O’Brien Selector/Team Administrator

January 15th – Ladies Greenstars Match

The Ladies Green Stars will play the Meath Ladies in Simonstown at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday next, January 21st.

January 14th – Adjourned AGM

Meath Ladies adjourned AGM will take place on Wednesday next, January 18th, at 8p.m. in the Simonstown Club House. All clubs are asked to attend

January 14th – Management Team

Meath Ladies Co. Board have ratified the following as Meath Ladies management team for the coming season:

Back row: A Dungan, A Collins, M Doyle, G Sheridan (Manager), M Keane, N McDonagh
Front row l to r: M Collins, D Sheridan and D Nolan.

January 9th – Training

Training in Seneschalstown on Friday 13th January at 7.00 p.m.

January 6th – New Year Training

Training will take place tonight (Friday) at 7.00 p.m. in Seneschalstown.

December 20th – Christmas Training

The Meath Ladies Adult Panels will train on 27th December and on 30th December at 3.00 p.m. in Simonstown.

December 13th – Training

A training session will take place on December 27th – Venue TBA

December 8th – Meath Ladies Trials

The Meath Ladies Management Team have been delighted by the response of players and clubs to the first day of trials in Ratoath. Clubs and players are reminded that the second day of trials is on Sunday 11th December in Ratoath and that these trials are still open to any player wishing to be considered on either of the Adult Meath teams. It is expected that two full interconnecting panels will be maintained with ongoing assessment and movement between the two panels.

November 25th -Meath Ladies Senior Team Trials

Meath Ladies Mananger, Geraldine Sheridan, has announced that she and her management team will be holding trials in Ratoath at 12.00 on Sunday 4th December and also on Sunday 11th December with a view to forming the required panels for Meath Ladies Football Teams for 2006.

All clubs are invited to encourage their players to attend at these trials, in order to ensure that the new management team have a chance to work with all possible candidates for inclusion in the Meath panels for next season.

November 19th 2005 – Meath’s All-Star

Ladies Football in Meath received a huge boost this weekend when Geraldine Doherty from the St. Ultan’s club won an All-Star award. Geraldine, along with Jane Burke from Blackhall Gaels, was part of the 45 strong panel of nominees going into the awards ceremony on Saturday night. All-Ireland finalists Cork & Galway each secured 5 All-Stars.