British GAA: Latest club notes, fixtures and results

British GAA: Latest club notes, fixtures and results


Congratulations to the senior team who won the delayed 2015 Ryan Cup final on Thursday night last, defeating Robert Emmets on a score line of 1-23 to 3-13 in Greenford. On a warm summer's evening and on a very good playing surface, the few spectators present were gifted a view of a fine hurling contest. Both teams played with the urgency of finalists but in a spirit of sportsmanship. Kilburn, buoyed by the temporary return of recent exiles – Henry Vaughan, Martin Duggan and Damien Browne – blocked, hooked and harried their illustrious opponents, to the extent that they knocked the current county champions off their stride and frustrated them all game long. The pivotal period of the game occurred 15 minutes into the second-half when the ever dangerous Martin Duggan dispatched a fine strike to the Robert Emmets net. Further points from Steven Lambert helped Kilburn open up an eight-point lead which the Emmets could not bridge, despite scoring two late goals. Our intermediate team again battled to the end but lost out to a slicker St Gabriel's outfit on Sunday. The club would like to wish all cyclists and their support team a safe, rewarding and memorable journey on the 'Cathal cycle' which commences on Thursday 28th from Highgate and finishes on Sunday 31st in Gort.

Our Under 14's finished as league champions 2016, beating Glen Rovers in their league finals and our Under 16's won their league finals to become league champions against St Dympnas. Finally, our seniors finished the season as Hertfordshire league champions, beating St Colmciles in their finals. Well done to all involved.

The Championship is now in full swing in Scotland. The Gaels were unlucky last weekend with both men's teams suffering losses to current champions Dunedin Connolllys. However, they will look to bounce back in 10 days’ time versus Glasgow rivals Tir Conaill Harps. The ladies will take on Aberdeen side Dalriada on the 6th of August, looking to make a good start defending last year's Junior title. The club will hold its annual County Colours Night on the 27th August in Malones Bar in Glasgow.

The concluding game of a very entertaining Pennine League Division 2 was played out on Sunday in Beeston in Leeds. Cu Chulainns had cantered to first place in the league blitzing all before them, while Benedicts managed to get into second place, finishing a point above Liverpool Wolfe Tones. In Pennine League Division 3, JFK took a 7-point lead after just 15 minutes and it looked like they would be easily collecting their first trophy of the season, but to be fair to Oisins, they pegged the Leeds men back and there were only two points in it at the break. But cometh the hour cometh the man and it was homegrown talent Patrick Gibbons, who took the game by the scruff the neck to fire JFK to victory with some wonderful points.

St Brendan’s got their Championship hopes off to a great start on Saturday by beating Moindearg in the first round of the Intermediate Championship. The club held a very successful race night at Flynn’s Bar in West Ealing on Saturday night. We would like to thank all of you who supported the club by buying horses and sponsoring races and the management of Flynn's Bar. Training takes place on every Tuesday and Thursday at Green School, Busch Corner, London Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 5BB- just beside Syon Station.

Congratulations to all the Parnell players who represented London U16 and 18s in the All-Britain Championship Finals against Warwickshire at Pairc na hEireann in Birmingham. Thank you to Thomas McCurtain's for all the work at their Family Day Tournament well done to all the players that took part and represented the club - a great day was had by all. The club were represented at the recent ABC by two U14 teams, both of which would take home silverware on the day.

Our first team were defeated by Dulwich in their first championship encounter at Peckham on Saturday on a score line of 1-7 to 6 points. Best for Eire Og on the day was Eoin Conway and Sean McGrath. The firsts are out again in the league against Tomas MacCurtains at 7.15 at Downhills. Our reserves are scheduled to play next Tuesday against North London Shamrocks at Tottenhal. 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.

Congratulations to the Camogs who have been crowned British Junior Champions after victory over Brothers Pearse in their first ever All-Britain Junior Championship Final in Dulwich last Thursday evening. A very tense start to the match for the McCurtains as Pearses got an early goal and point without reply. McCurtains got on the scoreboard with a free from captain Michelle Dolan, quickly followed by points from Cara Cassidy and Maria McManus. It was difficult to see past McCurtains after that point as they cleared up everything Brothers Pearse had to offer and attacked every ball at pace. Aoife Fitzy and Michelle Dolan cleaned up in defence in the second half and kept Brothers Pearse to just four points in that half. Final score TMC 5-12 Brother Pearses 1-06. Thanks to the ref and Dulwich Sports Grounds and to all who turned out to support.

The club would like to express its sympathy to former player Paddy Tinnelly and family on the passing of his father Patsy. May he Rest in Peace. The Club Person of the Year was awarded jointly to Vince McCarthy and Jim Rice in recognition of their dedication and service to the club. The presentation was followed by an auction carried out by multi-talented club photographer Brendan Vaughan, with some fantastic prizes on offer. The club would like to thank all club members for supporting the night as well as those who sponsored prizes for the auction and the auction prize winners. A particular word of thanks to Marie Dillon who masterminded the night and to Finbar and all at the Claddagh Ring for their generous hospitality.



AIB Division 1 Hurling League
July 30, 4.30pm, St Gabriel’s v Robert Emmetts, East Lane, R5
July 31, 1.30pm, Cu Chulainns v Sean Traceys, Mitcham, R5
Aug 2, 7.15pm, Kilburn Gaels v Fulham Irish, Scrubs, R5
W Reilly Ltd Int. Hurling Championship
July 30, 4.30pm, Fr Murphy’s v Thomas McCurtains, Greenford P1, R4
July 30, 3pm, St Gabriel’s B v Robert Emmetts B, East Lane, R4
July 30, 6pm, Brothers Pearse v Granuaile, Greenfors P1, R4
Aug 3, 7.15pm, Kilburn Gaels B v St Declan’s, Greenford P1, R4
Cara Stationery Conway Cup
July 31, 12pm, Tir Chonaill Gaels v St Kiernans, Greenford P1
July 31, 12pm, Parnells v Fulham Irish, Scrubs
July 31, 12pm, North London Shamrocks v Garryowen, Tottenhall
July 31, 12pm, Round Towers v Kingdom-Kerry Gaels, Mitcham

AIB Division 2 Football League
July 30, 3pm, St Clarets v Harlesden Harps, Greenford P1, R4
July 30, 4.30pm, Cu Chulainns v St Brendan’s, Greenford P2, R7
AIB Division 3 Football League
July 31, 12pm, Tara v Thomas McCurtains, Goodmayes, R6
July 30, 6pm, St Anthony’s v Tir Chonaill Gaels, Greenford P2, R6
July 31, 12pm, Naomh Padraig v Shallow Pearse, Greenford P2, R6
July 30, 4pm, Dulwich Harps v Crawley & Brighton Gaels, Peckham, R6


Home Grown Championship Final
July 27, 7.30pm, Roger Casements v Sean McDermotts, Pairc na hEireann
Intermediate Championship R4
July 28, 7.30pm, James Connollys v Sons of Erin, Pairc na hEireann
Junior Football Championship SF
July 30, 6pm, Sean McDermotts v Erin go Bragh, Pairc na hEireann
Senior Football Championship QF
July 31, 2pm, Naomh Padraig v St Brendans, Pairc na hEireann
July 31, 3.30pm, Roger Casements v Erin Go Bragh, Pairc na hEireann
Intermediate Football Championship SF
July 31, 1.30pm, James Connollys or Sons of Erin v Rugby Gaels, Pairc na hEireann
July 31, 4pm, James Connollys or Sons of Erin v St Finbarrs, Pairc na hEireann


Scottish Men's Championship
Aug 2, 7pm, Gaels Seniors v Tir Conaill Harps, Peterson Park
Aug 3, 7pm, Gaels Juniors v Tir Conaill Harps, Peterson Park
Scottish Ladies Junior Championship
Aug 6, 12pm, Gaels Ladies v Dalriada, Sheddocksley


All-Ireland Junior Football Championship
July 23, Lancashire 3-10 Kerry 4-17, Old Bedians


VGC Intermediate Football Championship Group 2
July 24, St Josephs 3-12 Cu Chulainns 1-12
Intermediate Hurling Championship
July 24, Brothers Pearse 0-15 Fr Murphys 1-13
July 24, St Gabriels B 1-15 Kilburn Gaels B 1-8
July 24, Robert Emmetts B 2-7 St Declans 5-11
July 23, Granuaille 0-14 Thomas McCurtains 4-32
VGC Intermediate Football Championship Group 1
July 23, Harlesden Harps 0-17 St Anthonys 0-6
July 23, Neasden Gaels 5-12 Heston Gaels 0-5
July 23, St Brendans 3-20 Moindearg 1-4
AIB Division 1 Football League
July 23, North London Shamrocks 0-7 Kingdom-Kerry Gaels 3-9
July 23, St Kiernans 1-13 Tir Chonaill Gaels 0-10
Toureen Mangan JFC
July 23, Eire Og 0-6 Dulwich Harps 1-7
July 23, Tara 5-18 Crawley & Brighton Gaels 0-6
July 23, Tir Chonaill Gaels 2-8 Shalloe Pearse 0-6
AIB Senior Hurling League
July 23, Fulham Irish 1-19 Sean Traceys 2-6
AIB Division 1 Football League
July 19, Parnells 1-10 North London Shamrocks 0-12
July 19, Kingdom-Kerry Gaels 3-7 Round Towers 0-10


Junior Football Championship
July 23, Sean McDermotts 3-10 John Mitchels 0-2
Senior Championship 1
July 23, Naomh 2-11 John Mitchels 3-13
Senior Championship 2
July 23, St Jospehs v St Brendans 2-21


Pennine League Finals
July 24, Cu Chulainns 4-7 St.Benedicts 0-10, Division 2
July 24, JFK 2-14 Oisins Thirds 1-11, Division 3


Homegrown Paddy Hanrahan Cup
July 22, Yorks GAA 2-9 JFK GAA 0-9


Scottish Men's Championship Round 2
July 24, Glasgow Gaels Seniors 4-16 Dunedin Connollys 0-8
July 24, Glasgow Gaels Juniors 1-11 Dunedin Connollys 1-9