LONDON YOUTH COMMITTEE
A big thanks to all the youths who gave up their time to sell Guess 'The Score' and to all who purchased in Ruislip last Sunday. There were a few winners who will be contacted by the committee. Thanks to the County Board for all their support. All money raised for this will go towards funding the U14 Feile trip to Kerry in June. Saturday, May 28, seen a total of 25 children attended the Go Games Centre in Ruislip which was run by Lloyd Colfer CDA in London along with coaches Michaela and Tommy Kilkenny, Donal Corbett, James Carry. The children really enjoyed the opportunity to put your hurling skills into practice. Clubs involved was Kilburn Gaels, Croydon, Granuaille, Thomas McCurtains, Parnells. Compliments must go to the Clubs and coaches here in London and to the CDA Lloyd Colfer for organising a fun filled day.
The club would like to wish Andrew, Ciaran and Niall the best of luck when they line out for London this weekend in the British Championship against Kilkenny in Nowlan Park. 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. The Ladies team play St. Anthony's this Sunday at Wormwood Scrubs this Sunday at 12.30. Victory will put the ladies into a Championship final. All support is welcome. Dulwich Harps GAA Club is one of the oldest Gaelic Football Clubs in London. Based in Peckham, we cater for players - Men and Ladies teams, Youth boys and girls' teams - in Greenwich, Bromley, Clapham, Balham and a large area in south and east London.
Roger Casements are holding their annual Ann Boyle memorial Day on Saturday 4th June 2016. It’s our 60th anniversary and a very special year so we are hoping to make this our biggest event yet with a full day of underage tournaments from Under-8 to Under-16 plus 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, Sphinx Sports and Social Club. Sphinx drive, CV3 1WA Coventry.
The Towers fielded a team in the Tir Chonaill Gaels nine-a-side tournament at the weekend, where they progressed to the final but were beaten by a very strong Tir Chonaill side. Well done to all involved. This Saturday the seniors and reserves are playing at Mitcham. At 3.30 the senior team take on St Joseph’s in the Senior League, whilst the reserves play Tara at 5pm in the Reserve League. Good luck to both. All players in South London wanting to play senior football, please see following contact details: Round Towers G.F.C. South London, based in Morden-Bottom of the Northern Line tube. Established 1932, teams from U10 to Senior. For more details please contact: Chairman: Tom Fitzgerald 07586612478.
TIR CHONAILL GAELS
Well done to London who faced an impressive Mayo team at Ruislip at the weekend, in particular to our own players Mark Gottsche, Liam Gavaghan, Phil and Killian Butler, Gavin McEvoy and Brian McBrearty. Even Vince McCarthy got in on the act by showing off some fancy football by shimmying his way through the Mayo defence to collect a stray ball! Francie O'Donnell Memorial Cup - Five teams took part in the nine-a-side tournament in glorious conditions in Greenford at the weekend. Francie O'Donnell was a great servant to the Gaels throughout his time in London and the tournament is a fitting tribute to him. TCG Seniors, TCG Juniors, Kingdom of Kerry Gaels, St. Kiernan's and the Round Towers contested the cup with our own senior team coming out on top after meeting the Round Towers in the final. Club secretary Michael Mullen rolled back the years and played a blinder in the goals that he had just expertly fitted the nets to earlier in the morning for the Juniors, a true all-rounder! A huge thanks to Maurice Carr and his bunch of merry men for getting everything ready for the Men’s and Ladies tournaments on the day. Finally, to referees Beano Collins, Conor Kineally & Hughie McGarvey for overseeing affairs. The club would like to wish good luck to former player Benny Reilly who is moving back to Ireland and wish Benny all the best for the future.
The reserves take on Harlsden Harps on Thursday at 7.15pm in Downhills Park. All support welcome! We wish JR Bodkin, Ronan Campfield, Padraig Mulholland and Patrick Reynolds who are part of the London Junior Panel that will play Kilkenny in Nolan Park in the British Championship this coming Saturday evening at 5pm. Training takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.45pm 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. 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.
The Gaels ladies, last year's Junior Champions, will now take on Dalriada (Aberdeen) in the Scottish League Final on the June 4 in Coatbridge. The ladies are looking forward to what should be a tough match up. The club will also hold their annual race night on June 4 in Malones Bar following the League Final. On the June 5 a large Gaels contingent will represent Scotland versus Warwickshire in Round 1 of the British inter-county championships (held in Manchester). The Gaels will also hold their 2nd Annual Family Fun Fair in Clydebank on June 19 from 12-4pm. All community members and GAA enthusiasts are very welcome. 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: www.glasgowgaels.com for more information and our Facebook page for the latest news and updates.
Best of luck to the five McCurtains players who are part of the London Junior Panel who will play Kilkenny in Nolan Park in the British Championship this coming Saturday evening. The ladies' Tuesday training sessions continue in Goodmayes pitch (IG3 8XJ) at 7pm. There will be no training on Thursday this week. All new players welcome. The club will be hosting a race night with an Ascot theme. This will take place on Saturday 18th June 2016 in Tommy Flynns Bar & Kitchen, Leytonstone. It is £100 to sponsor a race or £10 to buy a horse. Anyone wishing to do so can contact Mick O'Leary on 07804 740 034. The club's Annual Golf Fundraiser will be held on Saturday 2nd July 2016 in Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club RM4 1JU. The day will kick off at 9am in club house where food and coffee will be provided and the first tee-off is at 10.00am. There will be a three-course dinner in O'Gradys Irish Bar that evening where a presentation to winners will be made, including best team, best single player and nearest the pin. It is £200 for a 4 ball or £50 for individual golfers and it is £100 to sponsor a hole. Anyone wishing to attend/sponsor a hole can contact Jim McDermott on 07813 355 776. Last year was a great success and we hope to make this one even better. The club's Annual Funday will be held on Saturday 16th July 2016.
Wishing our U12 teams a great weekend in Mayo for a fully packed weekend of football. A special thanks to all of our sponsors. Tara Blitz 11th June at Harrow Rugby Club – Registration from 10am - Tara Youth Summer camp week commencing July 25. Age group from reception class to 13 years. Everyone Welcome. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] for more details.
Our Seniors and intermediates have games on Sunday, June 5, in Ruislip at 3.00pm and 6.00pm respectively, all support welcome. The next club committee meeting is on Thursday the 2nd of June in Tony’s Bar at 9pm.
Leinster Senior Football Championship
June 4, 7pm Laois v Dublin, Nowlan Park, QF
Ulster Football Championship
June 5, 2pm, Monaghan v Down, Clones, QF
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship
June 5, 3.30pm, Offaly v Laois, Tullamore, QF
June 5, 3.30pm, Galway v Westmeath, Cusack Park, QF
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
June 5, 4pm, Clare v Waterford, Semple Stadium, SF
Christy Ring Cup Final
June 4, 5.30pm, Antrim v Meath, Croke Park
Nicky Rackard Cup Final
June 4, 3.30pm Mayo v Armagh, Croke Park
Lory Meagher Cup Final
June 4, 1.30pm, Louth v Sligo, Croke Park
Junior Football Championship
June 4, 5pm, Kilkenny v London, Nolan Park, Kilkenny
June 5, 2pm, Gloucester v Hertfordshire, St Mary's Old Boys Rugby Club, Bristol
June 5, 1.30pm, Scotland v Warwickshire, Old Bedians, Mill Lane, Manchester
June 5, 3pm, Lancashire v Yorkshire, Old Bedians, Mill Lane, Manchester
AIB Reserve Football League
June 2, 7.15pm, Eire Og v Harlesden Harps, Downhill Park, R2
June 4, 5pm, Round Towers v Tara, Mitcham, R3
June 5, 1pm, Parnells v North London Shamrocks, Tottenhall, R3
June 5, 1.30pm, Harlesden Harps v Kingdom Kerry Gaels, Mill Hill, R3
June 5, 3pm, St Kiernans v Fulham Irish, Mill Hill, R3
AIB Division 1 Football League
June 4, 3pm, North London Shamrocks v St Kiernans, Ruislip, R2
June 4, 4.30pm, Fulham Irish v Parnells, Ruislip, R2
June 4, 6pm, Tir Chonaill Gaels v Kingdom Kerry Gaels, Ruislip, R2
Cara Stationery Collins Cup
June 5, 3pm, St Gabriels v Kilburn Gaels, Ruislip, R2
AIB Division 2 Hurling League
June 5, 12pm, Fr Murphy v Robert Emmett's B, Ruislip, R2
June 5, 1.30pm, Brothers Pearse v Granuaile, Ruislip, R2
June 5, 4.30pm, St. Gabriel's B v Thomas McCurtains, Ruislip, R2
June 5, 6pm, St. Declans v Kilburn Gaels B, Ruislip, R2
Junior Football League
June 4, 7pm, St. Brendan's v John Mitchels, Paírc na hÉireann
June 5, 2pm, Rugby Gaels v Sons Of Erin, Rugby
June 4, 10am, Coley Folan Underage Charity Tournament, Paírc na hÉireann
June 4, 10.30am Ann Boyle Memorial Tournament, The Sphinx, Coventry
June 5, 1pm, John Mitchels v St Peters, Hough End
June 5, 1pm, St Brendans v Wolfe Tones, Trafford
June 5, 1pm, St Lawrences v Oisin, Turn Moss
Ladies Intermediate Championship
June 4, 12pm Wolfe Tones v John Mitchels, Wavertree
Ladies Junior League
June 4, 1pm, Oisin v St Lawrences, Old Bedians
June 5, TBC, Scotland v Warwickshire, Manchester
Scottish Junior Men’s Championship
June 11, TBC, Glasgow Gaels v Sands MacSwinneys, Glasgow, R1
Scottish Ladies’ League Final
June 4, 2pm, Glasgow Gaels v Dalriada (Aberdeen), Coatbridge
Ulster Football Championship
May 29, Cavan 2-16 Armagh 0-14, Breffni Park
Connacht Football Championship
May 29, London 0-9 Mayo 2-16, Ruislip, QF
Munster Football Championship
May 29, Waterford 1-07 Tipperary 1-15, Fraher Field
May 29, Limerick 0-13 Clare 0-16, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick
AIB Division 2 Football League
May 25, Heston Gaels 1-8 St Clarets 0-10, Scrubs, R1
Cara Stationery Collins Cup Group 1
May 25, Kilburn Gaels 0-7 Robert Emmetts 2-16, Colindale, R1
AIB Reserve Football League
May 24, Harlesden Harps 1-5 Parnells 4-12, Northwick Park, R1