British GAA: Latest club notes, fixtures and results

British GAA: Latest club notes, fixtures and results


The ever popular All Britain Competition (ABC) in the fifth year was held in Greenford last weekend from Thursday the 7th - Sunday 10th of July. The event attracted around two thousand youths participating from schools and GAA Clubs all over London, England, Scotland, and Wales and Cúchulainns from Ulster, a cross-community team in Derry. One hundred and fifty teams were playing Gaelic games in the competitions this year giving them the positive experience in playing for their teams and clubs in the ‘ABCs’. See page six for photos. The London Youth committee would like to wish our Under 16 and Under 18 teams all the best for this Saturday’s All-Britain Championship Finals against Warwickshire in Birmingham.

Thomas McCurtains hosts its annual Family Fun Day from 11am at Goodmayes on July 16. Activities include an underage hurling and football blitz followed by mens and ladies matches in the afternoon. Food and drink will be on offer throughout the day complimented by Irish dancing and music from international DJ Jeannette. There will also be a raffle to support the minor club with a pair of flights to New York from Heathrow (via Dublin) on offer. Hard luck to Gavin O'Flatherty, Richard Ellis, Philip Murphy, Kevin Delahunty and Mark Gilsenen on the London Junior County Panel who narrowly lost to Lancashire in the Provincial Junior Football Championship Final in Birmingham. Good Luck to Lancashire who play Kerry in the Junior All-Ireland Semi Final. Ladies Football training takes place on Tuesdays in Goodmayes pitch (IG3 8XJ) at 7pm and on Thursdays in East London Rugby Club (E15 3BP) at 7pm. Underage hurling: U8 to U14 training is on Mondays, underage football: U8 to U14 training is on Wednesdays – both at 7pm in Goodmayes pitch. All new players are welcome. Contact Martin McGovern on 07773 005 594 for details. Transport to and from training and pick-up from stations can be arranged, if required.

Eire Og’s second side was defeated by KKG in an entertaining league encounter at Downhills. KKG dominated the opening half, but stern words at half time and a motivating whatsapp message from Brian Digney seemed to do the trick as Eire Og came out of the blocks in the second half and dominated the closing stages. The final score was KKG 2-19 Eire Og 2-9. Stand out players for Eire Og were Bren Farrell, Shay O’ Donoghue, Liam ‘hand pass’ Dunne and Tony ‘Brad Pitt’ Rogan. On Tuesday the first team play Naomh Padraig in their opening championship fixture at Downhills, while on Saturday evening the Galacticos travel to Tottenhal to play the Shamrocks in a mouth-watering North London Derby. Support welcome for both games. Training takes place Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Downhills Park, N17 6BP. New players are welcome - contact Jimmy Holly on 0785 854 7295 or go to

A disappointing weekend, as the intermediates could not field in their scheduled game against the Pearses and the seniors lost to the Cu Chulainns. The Cathalcycle fundraiser was a great success and the club wish to thank all those who attended, sold tickets or just helped in any way. Thanks also to all sponsors and helpers who helped make the club's annual golf day a success. The next committee meeting will take place on Thursday, July 14 in Tony's bar at 9pm.

Thanks to all involved in organising and creating a great weekend of Gaelic football and hurling. Tara U8s were extremely proud of their medals and getting there hands on the Sam Maguire; Tara U10s had four teams with 35 children playing; Tara U12s won the All Britain Competitive league; Tara U14 made it to final against Parnells while Tara U18 made it into the semi finals against Parnells. Tara Girls u12s had a group warm up with the Games Development Officer and Karen Topher from the LGFA Croke Park. The U14s won two of their four group games. The U17s won 3 out of 4 group games and qualified for the final. Tara Youth Summer camp week starts July 25. Reception class - 13 years. Email [email protected] or [email protected] for details. Training Fridays (U6 - 6.30 - 7.30pm/U8 -U14 6.30pm - 8pm) at Sudbury Court Pavilion, HA0 3LE. Tara Ladies Gaelic Football Club train Mondays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm at Northolt Rugby Club, Cayton Rd, UB6 8BJ.
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All-Britain Championship Final
July 10, Lancashire 1-10 London 2-6
Munster Senior Hurling Final
July 10, Tipperary 5-19 Waterford 0-13
Connacht Senior Football Final
July 10, Galway 0-13 Roscommon 1-10


AIB Senior Hurling League
July 9, Sean Traceys 1-9 Robert Emmetts 1-26, R3
WJReilly Buildings Ltd Intermediate Hurling Championship
July 10, Granuaille 2-4 St Declans 2-10, R1
July 10, Robert Emmetts B 0-7 Thomas McCurtains 7-17, R1
July 10, St Gabriels B 2-8 Fr Murphys 1-16, R1
July 10, Brothers Pearse v Kilburn Gaels B, Conceded by Kilburn Gaels B

Cara Stationery Ryan Cup
July 6, Cu Chulainns 3-10 Kilburn Gaels 3-11, R1
AIB Division 1 Football League
July 9, North London Shamrocks 2-10 Round Towers 1-9, R5
Toureen Mangan JFC Group 1
July 9, Tara 3-13 Shalloe Pearse 1-8, R1
AIB Reserve Football League
July 9, Round Towers 1-14 St Kiernans 0-11, R8
July 7, Eire Og 2-9 Kingdom-Kerry Gaels 2-19, R8


Division 1 League
July 3, Roger Casements 2-12 Naomh Padraig 5-14
Division 3 League
July 3, St Josephs 1-7 St Brendans 3-10
Homegrown Championship SF
July 7, Roger Casements 3-14 Four Masters 1-7
Championship Round Two
July 10, St Barnabas 1-5 Naomh Padraig 6-17, Div 1
July 10, Erin Go Bragh 4-13 St Mary’s 0-10, Div 2
July 10, St Brendans 0-14 Four Masters 0-6, Div 2
July 10, Rugby Gaels 2-6 Sons of Erin 5-12, Div 3



Under 16 Football Final
July 16, 12pm, Warwickshire v London, Pairc na hEireann
Under 18 Football Final
July 16, 2pm, Warwickshire v London, Pair na hEireann


AIB Division 1 Football League R6
July 16, 3.30pm, North London Shamrocks v Parnells, Tottenhall
July 16, 3.30pm, Fulham Irish v St Kiernans, Mill Hill
July 17, 11.45am, Tir Chonaill Gaels v St Josephs, Mill Hill
July 19, 7.15pm, Round Towers v Kingdom-Kerry Gaels, Colindale
AIB Division 2 Football League
July 16, 3.30pm, Garryowen v Heston Gaels, Scrubs, R6
July 17, 11.45am, Harlesden Harps v Neasden Gaels, Jubilee Park, R9
July 17, 11.45am, Moindearg v St Brendans, East Lane, R6
Toureen Mangan JFC
July 16, 3pm, Thomas McCurtains v Tir Chonaill Gaels, Goodmayes, R2
July 16, 5pm, Shallow Pearse v Crawley and Brighton Gaels, Mill Hill, R2
July 17, 12pm, Dulwich Harps v Naomh Padraig, Peckham, R2
July 17, 12pm, St Clarets v Fr Murphys, Tottenhall, R2
Homegrown Championship
July 19, 7.15PM, St Clarets v Tir Chonail Gaels, Greenford
W Reilly Ltd Intermediate Hurling Championship
July 16, 5pm, Kilburn Gaels B v Fr Murphy, Colindale, R2
July 16, 5pm, Thomas McCurtains v St Declans, Goodmayes, R2
July 16, 3.30pm, Robert Emmetts B v Granuaile, Colindale, R2
July 17, 1.30pm, St Gabriels B v Brotehrs Pearse, East Lane, R2
Ryan Cup Final
July 17, 1.30pm, Kilburn Gaels v Robert Emmetts, Scrubs


Division 1
July 17, 2pm, St Barnabas v John Mitchels, Nottingham
July 17, 2pm, Naomh Padraig v Roger Casements, Leicester
Division 2
July 17, 2pm, St Mary’s v St Josephs, Wolverhampton
July 17, 2pm, Erin Go Brath v Four Masters, Erdington
Division 3
July 17, 2pm, Sons of Erin v James Connollys, Northampton
July 17, 2pm, O’Rahilly’s v Rugby Gaels, Corby