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Glasgow Gaels Juniors celebrating their success [Picture Jen Salfen]
Glasgow Gaels  celebrating their Junior League success [Picture Jen Salfen]

BOARD NOTES

LONDON YOUTHS COMMITTEE

London Youths Committee would like to offer their sincere sympathies to the families of Paul O’ Donoghue’s (Dulwich Harps/Round Towers) who sadly lost his uncle in Kerry and to Bridget Ford R.I.P (Tara) We remember them in our prayers. May their gentle souls Rest in Peace. London Youths Committee would like to wish Ciarán Deely and London team and management the very best of luck as they play Mayo in the Connacht Senior Football Championship this Sunday. Lloyd Colfer will run a Y4 schools tournament this Thursday the 26th of May at Sudbury Court, East Lane, Wembley, HA0 3LE starting at 10am. We would like to give a warm welcome to all boys and girls from six up to 16 at our Underage Hurling Day this Saturday at Irish TV GAA Grounds in Ruislip with Registrations at 10am. From 10.30am to 12.30pm children will be divided into three groups – 6-9 year olds, 10 – 12 years olds and 12+ year olds where mini matches will be played for all of our young Gaels who are interested in hurling on the day. Regardless of experience, we will cater for the beginner right up to expert. We would encourage as many of you as possible to get to Ruislip on the day and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to put your hurling skills into practice. Contact Lloyd Colfer CDA. on 078 72600073.

LANCASHIRE GAA

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Lancashire Inter County Gaelic Football open training session this week, Wednesday 24th May 7.30pm at Hough end playing fields. First game is against Yorkshire on the weekend of 4/5th June. The session is open to anyone who wants to represent Lancashire for this years All-Britain Championships. The game of the weekend in Lancs was in the Pennine League 2 –  St.Lawrences 3-04 v 1-12 St.Benedicts. A resurgent second-half St Lawrences effort nearly pulled the game out of the fire at a greasy Hough End on Sunday. The game looked over at half-time as St Benedicts cruised into a 1-8 to 0-2 interval lead; the difference could have been much larger if some of the St Benedicts forwards brought their shooting boots. One player for them who certainly packed the correct boots the night before the game was Andy Mullan. He would finish with nine points to his name. The only other player to assist him was Dom Thompson (1-03); and it was his goal, when he outpaced James Kearney, that looked to wrap the game up for the Leeds men. A different St Lawrences emerged in the second half, as a midfield platform of Stevie Durham and Trevor O’Grady, helped them register 3-02 in the second-half. Adrian Nash got a goal from the penalty spot, Durham ‘demolished’ the keeper in scoring a major, while Garbhan McManus fired in a ‘beaut’ of goal. Time ran out for the Manchester men however, but it was a much-improved performance and with lots more personnel to return to the fray they can look forward to a better second half of the season. If St Benedicts beat Wolfe Tones next time out, then they secure a final spot against Cu Chulainns; but even if they succumb to defeat they still have another game to see them through.

HERTFORDSHIRE GAA

Juvenile girls teams are growing in our county. Interested? Contact details – St Colmcilles, St Albans – Neil Gallagher 07740605648, Claddagh Gaels, Luton – Tara Lynch 07724 449009. Meanwhile, an amazing performance from the claddagh Gaels on Sunday with some excellent football being played. They were fortunate to have enough players for two teams – Claddagh blacks and Claddagh whites! The player of the mini tourno for Claddagh Blacks was Caoimhe Bennet, while players of the mini tourno for Whites were Madeline Mitchell and Eimear O’Sullivan – it is also her birthday so we wish you happy birthday and well done! The Claddaghs and Colmcilles put together a Herts team to play against London’s team with 13 aside playing a full pitch which we won.

CLUB NOTES

GLASGOW GAELS

In two very fast paced match-ups, the Gaels took on Dunedin Connollys (Edinburgh) in both the Junior and Senior League Finals, Saturday the 21st of May. In a repeat of last year’s Senior League final match-up, the Gaels Senior team came into the final having beaten the Edinburgh side earlier in the League. A very intense first-half saw the sides level at half-time with five points each. However, in the second-half, the Connollys forwards were able to convert their chances more than the Gaels. Several well taken points and two goals in the second-half sealed the victory for the Edinburgh side. Final score: 1-5 (8) to 2-10. (16). Meanwhile, the Gaels proved why they finished on top of the Junior League table with a resounding victory in Saturday’s final. The Gaels hit the ground running with some very well taken scores right from the start. The Glasgow men found their rhythm very early on and with some very clinical passages of play found themselves in a very comfortable position five points up at half-time, 0-8 to 0-3. In the second-half the Gaels’ dominance continued with several points from play and some very well taken goals. Final score: 5-16 (31) to 0-4 (4). Completing a day of mixed emotions for the Gaels, but the win provided promising evidence of the depth of the club’s squad going into Championship. Whether you’re a novice or inter-county player, the Gaels are always looking for new players and members. Get in contact if you’re interested: info@glaschugaels.com.

ROGER CASEMENTS (WARWICKSHIRE)

Roger Casements are holding their annual Ann Boyle memorial Day on Saturday, June 4, 2016. As it’s our 60th anniversary and a very special year we are hoping to make this our biggest event yet with a full day of underage tournaments from Under-8 to Under-16 and a women’s and men’s teams all playing for the Ann Boyle Memorial Trophies. The night will be topped off with a celebration in the Club House. The day will be held at The Sphinx from 10:30am at Sphinx Sports and Social Club, Sphinx Drive, CV3 1WA Coventry, United Kingdom.

PARNELLS

The under-8s travelled to Tottenhall on Saturday for the Go Games blitz which was hosted by North London Shamrocks. We had one team on the day and played four games. Our first outing was against a spirited young Tara side – all the boys played very well and this performance level continued for our remaining two games against St Colmcilles and Tir Chonaill Gaels. It was very pleasing to see the more experienced team members putting their foot under the ball for the pick-up. They also demonstrated great intelligence by choosing to punch the ball over the bar when surrounded. It was equally pleasing to witness the enthusiasm and confidence of our newer Under-8s, who were brilliant. A mention also to Fiachra the youngest (by far) of our contingent who stepped in for us, no questions asked, when some of our squad were still in the snack shop! Above all, the boys played together very well, showing great camaraderie and respect for each other and opposing players. Well done to all and thanks to North London Shamrocks for hosting this event for our kids.

ST ANTHONY’S GAA (READING)

Our men’s team recorded their second league win on Sunday as they beat Dulwich Harps 3-14 to 0-11. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.15pm in Kingsmeadow and all new players are welcome. For more information, contact readinggaa@hotmail.com. Underage training has started Saturdays in Kings Meadow – Napier Rd, Reading RG1 8DF- at 3 pm. Please contact Bart Ballantine 07736630442. The ladies are training Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm-8pm at Kings Meadow (Napier road), RG1 8DF. Contact Rebecca for more information: 07817711950. Lotto Results 22/5/16 – Winning Numbers: 15, 20, 21, 30 – No Jackpot Winner. Thanks for everyone’s ongoing support.

THOMAS McCURTAINS

Congratulations to the hurlers and the camogs who both won trophies last weekend. The camogs won the British Junior League on Saturday – this is a great achievement for the team who are in their first year of competing. The hurlers rounded of the weekend in style for McCurtains by capturing the Ronan Cup on Sunday, beating St Gabriels in an enthralling final. There was also a win for the men’s footballers as they beat Shalloe Pearse in the league, while the ladies’ footballers didn’t fare as well, losing their first two Championship games to strong opposition in Fulham Irish and Parnells. We wish the London Senior Football team the best of luck when they play Mayo in the Connacht Senior Football Championship on Sunday. To celebrate we are hosting an Over for the Match event in O’Neill’s Pub, Leytonstone. All are welcome to attend and It promises to be a great night.

TIR CHONAILL GAELS

Good luck to the London team, players and management, who face Mayo in the Connacht Championship this coming weekend at Ruislip. In particular, good luck to our own contingent of lads involved. The final date of collection of tickets for the Mayo match at Ruislip is this Wednesday May 25, from Club Secretary Michael Mullen at the Clubhouse at 8pm. Any uncollected tickets after this time will be re-distributed. TCG will host the Francie O’Donnell Memorial Cup this coming Saturday. It will be a four-team tournament with a nine-a-side format commencing from 1pm at Greenford. St Kiernan’s and Round Towers will provide the opposition for the two men’s teams. Just a reminder that the club is hosting our annual presentation evening this coming Saturday at the clubhouse. The Seniors and Juniors will be presented with their winners medals along with Player of the year awards for the Seniors, Juniors, Ladies, Young Player & Club Person of the Year. Meanwhile, Tir Chonaill Gaels Ladies won a hard fought match against St. Anthony’s in Reading. A brilliant display of goalkeeping by Charlotte McEleney kept the Gaels unbeaten in their Championship campaign. Goals from Imelda Mc Andrew, Maura Byrne and Aideen O’Riordan kept the girls in front as St Anthony’s struggled to break the Tir Chonaill defence. The girls take on Tara in two weeks’ time and hopefully with the great display of football shown today a lot more supporters could come out for the girls.

EIRE OG CLUB

Both 1st and 2nd teams did not play at the weekend. There are no games scheduled for this weekend due to the Connacht Championship match. Those who ordered tickets through the club are to contact Steve Perry to arrange collection and payment. The club wishes the London squad the best of luck against Mayo. Training takes place Tuesdays at 7.30pm at our home ground in Downhills Park, N17 6BP. New players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. If you are moving to London we can assist new players with accommodation and employment. Transport to and from training and pick-up from tube and train stations can be arranged, if you would like to join our club, please contact Jimmy Holly on 0785 854 7295 or check out our website www.eireoglondon.org. We are based in North London and have our own pitch and clubhouse. The club covers a wide catchment area for players and includes; North, East and Central London, the city of London and Westminster, boroughs of Islington, Camden, Haringey, Kilburn, Hackney, along with many other areas.

TARA

Congratulations to Kacey Brennan, Orla McGivney, Ciara O’Shea, Aoife Wall, CIara Ryan on being selected to play for the LGFA in Kerry. Well done to the following players who have been selected on the North London Feile squad: James Togher, Conor Hanley, Shay Rafter, Sean McCreedy, Luke DeCosta. Tara Youth Summer camp week commencing 25th July 2016. Email tarayouthgfc@outlook.com to reserve your place. Tara Ladies Gaelic Football Club are a friendly club who will help you settle into life in London. New players are welcome. We train Mondays and Wednesdays at Northolt Rugby Club, Cayton Rd, off Runnymede Gardens, Greenford, Middx, UB6 8BJ. Nearest tube Greenford tube Stn. We start at 7.30pm. We have excellent training facilities with a floodlit pitch and changing rooms/showers. For more information, contact Grainne O’Sullivan on +447748651798, Siobhan Faughnan +447535409889 or Anne Murphy +447983641823.

ST JOSEPHS

St Joseph’s would like to wish the London Senior team the best of luck when they take on the small task of Mayo this Sunday. If anyone has requested tickets and has yet to collect, please get in contact with the usual sources at your earliest convenience to finalise. There was no lotto last Monday night, the next draw will take place in the Jono’s Ealing Common on Tuesday 31/05/16. Remember you can buy your tickets online at www.StJoesgaa.co.uk! Jackpot now at £650! Training is back to the usual times on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s starting at 19:30 sharp in Perivale Park – Postcode UB6 8TJ. If the location/Day & time is to change please keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook page for updates. Transport to and from training and pick-up from stations/bus stops can be arranged, if required. New players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. We are based in West London; the club covers a wide area and current players live in many different areas, including, Acton, Brentford, Ealing, Fulham, Greenford, Northfields, Ruislip and Wimbledon. Transport to and from training and pick-up from stations can be arranged, if required. If you would like to join our club, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07956 666 979. We would be delighted to hear from you. The first silverware of the year was claimed by the St Joseph’s on Sunday past as the seniors retained the Murphy Cup for the second year on the bounce after claiming victory against a tough Harlesden Harps side, by the minimum of margins. Read the match report here.

FIXTURES

INTER-COUNTY

Connacht Senior Football Championship
May 29, 3pm, London v Mayo, Ruislip

LONDON
Cara Stationery Collins Cup Group 1
May 25, 7.15pm, Kilburn Gaels v Robert Emmetts, Colindale
Under 14 Football League Division 1
May 26, 7pm, St Kiernans v Dulwich Harps, Mill Hill
May 26, 7pm, Tara v Parnells, Cayton Road
Under 14 Football League Division 2
May 28, 7pm, Round Towers v Gael Londain, Mitcham
May 28, 7pm, St Clarets v North London Shamrocks, Hayes
May 28, 7pm, Thomas McCurtains v Tir Chonaill Gaels, Goodmayes

WARWICKSHIRE
Division 1
May 25, 7.30pm, St Barnabas v Naomh Padraig, Nottingham
May 28, 3pm, Naomh Padraig v Sean McDermotts, Leicester
Division 3
May 29, 2pm, James Connolly’s v Sons of Erin, Pairc na hEireann
May 31, 7pm, Roger Casements v Naomh Padraig, Sphinx

SCOTLAND
Scottish Men’s Senior Championship
May 28, Glasgow Gaels v Aberdeen/Dalriada, Glasgow, R1,
Scottish Ladies’ League Final
June 4, 2pm, Glasgow Gaels v Dunedin Connollys, Coatbridge
Scottish Junior Men’s Championship
June 11, TBC, Glasgow Gaels v Sands MacSwinneys, Glasgow, R1

RESULTS

INTER-COUNTY
Connacht Senior Football Championship
May 22, Leitrim 0-11 Roscommon 1-21, Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, QF

Lory Meagre Cup
May 21, Sligo 1-22 Leitrim 2-5, Markievicz Park
May 21, Warwickshire 7-26 Lancashire 2-11, Páirc na hÉireann

LONDON

Cara Stationery Ronan Cup Final
May 22, St Gabriels B 0-11 Thomas McCurtains 4-17, Colindale

AIB Division 2 Football League
May 22, Heston Gaels 2-15 Moindearg 0-6, Scrubs, R4
May 22, Neasden Gaels 1-7 Cu Chulainns 4-5, Scrubs, R2
May 22, St Brendans 4-11 Garryowen 0-8, Scrubs, R4

AIB Division 3 Football League
May 22, Tir Chonaill Gaels v Eire Og, Downhills Park, Conceded by TCG
May 22, Dulwich Harps 0-11 St Anthonys 3-14, Scrubs, R3
May 21, Naomh Padraig 0-0 Tara 9-23, Cayton Road, R3
May 21, Shalloe Pearse 1-3 Thomas McCurtains 2-12, Goodmayes, R3
May 21, Crawley & Brighton Gaels v Fr Murphys, Conceded by Fr Murphys

AIB Reserve Football League
May 22, Fulham Irish v Tara, Conceded by Tara

Cara Stationery Murphy Cup Final
May 22, Harlesden Harps 1-13 St Josephs 1-14, Tottenhall

AIB Senior Hurling League
May 22, Sean Traceys v St Gabriels, Conceded by Sean Traceys

Toureen Mangan JFC 
May 17, St Clarets 1-12 Tara 4-10, Cayton Road, Preliminary Rd Replay
May 17, Thomas McCurtains v Naomh Padraig, Conceded by Naomh Padraig

Ladies Football Intermediate Championship
May 18, Fulham Irish 3-5 Thomas McCurtains 1-6
May 22, Fulham Irish 1-17 Kingdom Kerry Gaels 1-3
May 22, Holloway Gaels 4-10 Fr Murphy’s 0-2
May 22, Parnell’s 13-30 Thomas McCurtains 0-2

Junior Championship
May 22, Tir Chonaill Gaels 4-10 St Anthony’s 0-14
May 22, Dulwich Harps 7-15 Heston 1-6

WARWICKSHIRE

Division 1
May 22, Sean McDermotts 3-16 Naomh Padraig 4-12
May 21, John Mitchels 6-11 Roger Casements 1-6

Division 2
May 22, St Brendans 1-9 Erin Go Bragh 1-11

Division 3
May 22, St Finbarrs 1-09 Sons of Erin 3-12
May 22, James Connollys 1-6 Rugby Gaels 1-5

LANCASHIRE

Junior League
May 19, St Pats/St Mary’s 3-04 St Lawrences GAA Club Manchester 3-9
May 19, St Brendan’s GAA Manchester 2-11 Liverpool Wolfe Tones GAA 1-7
May 19, Oisín C.L.G. 0-9 John Mitchels GAA Liverpool 3-6

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