Preview: Simonstown and Tones chasing maiden Feis Cup success

September 26, 2021

Wolfe Tones Stephen Sheppard with Brían Conlon Simonstown during the Meath SFC clash at Pairc Tailteann

Neighbours Simonstown and Wolfe Tones meet on Sunday to decide the destination of the 2021 Feis Cup.

In the history of the competition that stretches back to the 1920’s neither club has won this piece of silverware.

Both teams emerged from Group B with the same points, 12 from seven outings. The neighbours met in Round 1 and the Tones emerged comfortable winners. Michael McDermott’s charges suffered their only loss against Seneschalstown in round 2.

Championship form has run in opposite directions for the two squads. Both were drawn in Group C along with Gaeil Colmcille and Moynalvey. Shrewd observers were tipping the North Navan club and Kells to emerge from the group. Gaeil Colmcille obliged but a first round defeat to Moynalvey set the tone for Simonstown’s run and they failed to win a game and now face a relegation battle.

Wolfe Tones on the other hand recovered from their 2020 Feis Cup final defeat to Gaeil Colmcille and earned a first round championship draw with the same opposition two weeks later. The Kilberry/Gibbstown combination met their neighbours in Round 2 and produced their best performance to date to record a comfortable win. A victory over Moynalvey in the last round earned them a quarter final spot.  

Simonstown’s path to the final

Semi-final Simonstown 0-13 Dunboyne 2-5

Simonstown 3-12 Ratoath 3-7

Simonstown 2-11 Skryne 0-10

Simonstown 1-13 St. Colmcilles 2-9

Simonstown 1-19 Seneschalstown 2-8

Simonstown v Ballinabrackey (Conceded)

Simonstown 5-17 Na Fianna 1-5

Simonstown 0-12 Wolfe Tones 4-17

Wolfe Tones path to the final

Semi-final Wolfe Tones 0-11 Summerhill 1-4

Wolfe Tones 1-12 St. Colmcilles 0-10

Wolfe Tones 0-13 Seneschalstown 2-9

Wolfe Tones 2-6 Ballinabrackey 0-7

Wolfe Tones 4-9 Na Fianna 0-9

Wolfe Tones 2-13 Skryne 1-9

Wolfe Tones 3-12 Ratoath 1-10

Wolfe Tones 4-17 Simonstown 0-12

Championship form will have a big bearing on the destination of the silverware and going on their last meeting it would be hard to see beyond Wolfe Tones but if Colm O’Rourke can re-energise his troops we could be in for a very entertaining afternoon at Pairc Tailteann.

The fixture

Feis Cup Final

Wolfe Tones v Simonstown in Pairc Tailteann at 4.00pm

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