British GAA: Club notes, results and fixtures from around the grounds

British GAA: Club notes, results and fixtures from around the grounds



The club would like to wish London Juniors, in particular Dulwich players Niall Russell and Ciaran Stone, the best of luck against Warwickshire in the British Championship semi -final. Due to the London Juniors lining out this weekend, the Men’s team have no fixture. Training continues on Peckham Rye Common on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. For further information, please contact Alan Grogan on 07472 211445. We would like to offer our thanks to all those who have signed up for the Know Your Sport fundraiser. As the first results come in over the next week, a league table will be posted and updated on the club website. Best of luck to all those involved. Dulwich Harps GAA Club is one of the oldest Gaelic Football Clubs in London. Based in Peckham, we cater for players – Men’s and Ladies teams, Youth boys’ and girls’ teams – in Greenwich, Bromley, Clapham, Balham and a large area in south and east London.


The Kilburn Gaels club would like to invite all to attend a fundraiser for the Cathalcycle 2016. The cycle will benefit two charities: the Cormac Trust and MS Mid West regional Office. The Fundraiser will take place in Tony's Bar, Willesden, on July 8 and all proceeds will go to the aforementioned charities. The cyclists will depart from Highgate on July 28 and arrive in Gort on July 31. The cycle is taking place in remembrance of Cathal Forde, who passed away whilst training in Highgate on April 10, 2012. All are welcome to attend and help raise money for these two charities.


The club wishes express their condolences to the Campbell family on the recent passing of Francis Campbell brother of Stephen Campbell and uncle of Shaun and Fiona Campbell. May he Rest in Peace. The Juniors played their first fixture in a month on Sunday afternoon at Greenford and put in a great first half performance racing into a 0-07 to 0-01 lead at half-time against Thomas McCurtains. The second half was a different proposition altogether with the McCurtains making the brighter start that continued for much of the half and ran out eventual winners by two points. Final score 2-07 to 0-11. A tough lesson for the young guns to take, however we look forward to meeting a strong Thomas McCurtains side once again when the championship kicks off in a month’s time. Best on the day for the Gaels were Paddy O'Connor, Jack Elliott and Kieran Clarke. Please see website for full match report courtesy of Calum Crowley. Good luck to all players and management involved with London Juniors and Seniors who are both in action this weekend. A reminder that TCG Ladies are hosting a fundraising evening "TCG Eats Everything" this coming Saturday 25th June at the clubhouse from 8pm.


Parnells Under 10s were able to field two teams for the North London Shamrocks blitz, Parnells Amber and Parnells Blue. Parnells Blue team coached by Alan Carolan and John Rattigan comprised Ronan Carolan, Paddy Rattigan, Joe Kilker, Joe Loughrey, Sean Buckley, Oliver Coupland and Ronan Keran. Fortunately, the rain held off and Parnells Blue played three games in total. The first game was a close encounter against Round Towers with two very evenly matched teams. We created a lot of chances converting three of them however the shooting boots mustn't have been tied up properly as we hit a much higher number of wides! However, for their next game the team definitely did have their shooting boots on with an even better performance against London Gaels getting the scores. The scoring was led by Ronan Carolan who hit five points converting one free from over 20-yards out. There was some good tackling back from Oliver Coupland and Joe Kilker when in defence. Joe Loughrey competed well and won possession on a number of occasions for the team, one in particular led to some great inter passing involving Paddy, Ronan Keran and Sean Buckley with the move ultimately culminating in Sean converting the opportunity. The third game was against another London Gaels team the main intention being to give the players some more game time on a much bigger pitch initially removing the zones. This was a much stronger London Gaels team however the team gave it a go and battled well against some tough opposition. This concluded the Blue team’s action for the day, the players as always well behaved and a credit to all.


The first team drew with Tara last Thursday in an entertaining league encounter at Downhills. The first-half was very competitive with both sides trading points throughout. At half-time Tara led six points to five. Eire Og took a stranglehold of the game in the second half and took a three-point lead going into the closing stages. However, a late rally by the visitors saw them awarded a penalty in which the converted to secure a share of the spoils. Stand out players for Eire Og were John Bradley, Sean O Carroll and Barry O’ Dowd. The second team are away to Fulham Irish on Saturday. Training takes place Tuesdays at 7.30pm at our home ground in Downhills Park, N17 6BP.


St. Brendan’s GFC defeated Harlesden Harps on Saturday evening in Greenford in Division Two league football. St. Brendan’s dominated the first half, with some very impressive football, although Harlesden came out fighting in the second half playing some excellent football.


Here are the results of the Round Towers GFC London Lotto Week 28 (19/06/2016). Jackpot £1850, draw held in The Mayfair. No's Drawn 04-16-19-24. No winner. Lucky Dips £25 – Conor Griffin – Mayfair, £15 – Ann Scanlon – Mayfair, £10 – Tim & Rosie – Feeleys. The next draw is on Sunday 26/06/2016 and will be held in The Prince of Wales. Jackpot £1900. All players in South London wanting to play Senior Football, please see following contact details. Round Towers G.F.C. South London. We are based in Morden-Bottom of the Northern Line Tube, Established 1932, Teams from U-10 to Senior. For more details please contact our chairman: Tom Fitzgerald 07586612478.


Congratulations to the Scotland team who pulled out a win versus Kilkenny on Sunday and now advance to the semi-final of the British Inter-County Championships on Saturday the 25th. Best of luck to the lads and management team. The Gaels ladies’ fixture versus Dalriada (Aberdeen) was postponed due to unplayable pitch conditions in Aberdeen. The fixture will be rescheduled to a later date. The club would like to thank everyone who came out to our Annual Fun Fair in Clydebank on Sunday. It was a great success for the club and saw many current and former players involved as well as community members. 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: [email protected]. Please see our website: for more information and our Facebook page for the latest news and updates.


What an amazing welcome we received from both Clon de Gad GAA and Killimer GAA earlier this month. Our host clubs were so generous with their hospitality, providing refreshments throughout while spectators baked in the 25-degree sunshine. Around 170 players, parents and grandparent from the St Joseph's club travelled over to county Clare to enjoy the fun and sports, and the odd glass of Guinness! Victory was ours, narrowly losing only one game all weekend – Under 16's 5-4 to 6-6 against Clon de gad.


Roger Casements GAA club undertook a trip to Co. Kerry earlier this month to mark some significant milestones in the club’s history. The club were formed back in 1956 and are currently celebrating their 60th anniversary with a number of celebrations throughout the year. One of these included the recent tour to Kerry when 40 members of the club made the trip over to the Kingdom. The first leg of the trip saw the Club hosted by the Templenoe GAA, who are current All-Ireland Junior Champions and the club of the famous Spillane brothers. The highlight of the trip was the game played between the two clubs for the Timmy Clifford Memorial Cup, with Roger Casements just shading a tight game in very wet conditions. The late Timmy Clifford was a championship-winning captain with Casements in 1978 before returning home to become chairman of his club, of which his family are still prominent members. The club played the game in a specially commissioned jersey to mark the 60th anniversary which reverted to the club’s original amber and black colours. A great night of celebrations was held between the two clubs after the game, with mementos of the trip being presented to members of both outfits. The final stage of the trip saw the club members make the historic trip to Banna Strand to visit the spot where the club’s namesake Roger Casement made his famous landing 100 years ago in his effort to support the Easter Rising. The club members visited the beach where a rendition of 'Roger Casements' was enjoyed and then visited the Roger Casements Memorial for pictures. It was a very special and poignant moment for all and the Roger Casements Club would like to thank Templenoe GAA Club for its fantastic hospitality over the weekend. We look forward to the return game in Coventry next year.



Junior Football Championship SF
June 25, 1pm, Scotland v Lancashire, Peterson Park, Glasgow
June 26, 3pm, Warwickshire v London, Pairc na hEireann, BirminghaM

All-Britain Hurling Shield R2
June 25, 5pm, St Barnabays v Yorkshire Emeralds, Beechdale, Nottingham
June 25, 4pm, Roger Casements v Wolfe Tones, Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham
June 25, 5.30pm, John Mitchels v Erin Go Bragh, Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham


AIB Div 1 Hurling League R2
June 26, 5pm, Sean Treacys v Kilburn Gaels, Mitcham

Cara Stationery Collins Cup
June 23, 7.15pm, St Gabriels v Robert Emmetts, East Lane, R3
June 26, 1.30pm, Cu Chulainns v St Gabriel's/Robert Emmetts, Scrubs, Final

AIB Div 2 Football League R5
June 23, 7.15pm, Neasden Gaels v Moindearg, Jubilee Park

Cara Stationery McCullogh Cup
June 25, 3.30pm, St Gabriel's B v Brothers Pearse, East Lane
June 25, 3.30pm, Fr Murphy's v Robert Emmett's B, Colindale
June 25, 5pm, Granuaile v St Declan's, Colindale
June 26, 1.30pm, Thomas McCurtains v Kilburn Gaels B, Goodmayes

AIB Reserve Football League R6
June 25, 3.30pm, North London Shamrocks v St Kiernan's, Mill Hill
June 25, 3.30pm, Fulham Irish v Eire Og, Scrubs
June 25, 3.30pm, Round Towers v Harlesden Harps, Mitcham
June 26, 1.30pm, Kingdom Kerry Gaels v Parnells, Mill Hill


Junior Football League
June 22, 7.30pm, St Brendan’s v Roger

Casements, Pairc na hEireann
June 25, 6pm, Naomh Padraig v John

Mitchels, Leicester
June 25, 6pm, Roger Casements v St Brendan’s, Sphinx



Junior Football Championship
June 18, Scotland 1-9 Kilkenny 1-7
June 19, Warwickshire v Gloucester 0-2
PCB Junior Football Shield Final
June 18, Hertfordshire 3-13 Yorkshire 1-3


AIB Senior Hurling League
June 16, Robert Emmetts v Fulham Irish , Wormwood Scrubs, Conceded by Fulham Irish
AIB Division 3 Football League
June 16, Tara 1-9 Eire Og 0-12, Downhills Park, R4