Fr Murphy's Camogie travelled to Birmingham on Sunday to take on Shire Gaels in Round 3 of the Senior Camogie Championship, in what was a must-win game for them to keep their hopes of a semi-final spot alive. The game was very evenly matched in the first 15 minutes but from the beginning of the second half, Murphy's attacked with renewed energy, but the Shire Gaels defenders again held firm. Arianne Parcells in goal was having a blinder, but then Angie Fogarty poached a goal and the Murphy's went into overdrive. Katie O’Brien pointed, followed by another from Shona Cunningham, who was the star of the day. Angie Fogarty was deadly around the goal and finished up with a score of 3-4, all from play, while Katie O Brien contributed 1-4. The final score was Fr Murphy's 5-11 to Shire Gaels 0-0, which was harsh given the effort the Gaels girls put in. It was a fine sporting game, excellently refereed by Jim Harrington. It sets up Fr Murphy's with a fourth round clash against newcomers Thomas McCurtains, who are enjoying a tremendous first season, while Croydon play Shire Gaels and Tara have a bye.
Tara travelled to Mitcham on Sunday morning to take on Croydon in the third round of the All-Britain Senior Camogie Championship. With Tara gunning for their 8th senior title in a row, Croydon had been tipped as the team to stop us, but we proved too strong for Croydon and the game had a low final score of 1-8 to 0-2. The first 15 mins of the game saw Tara play some fantastic camogie with some superb scores starting in their own full back line. Croydon tried their best to convert some scores but seemed to be denied various times by the Tara backs, in particular Helen Murphy and Sarah McNichol. The second-half saw Croydon come out all guns blazing with some fantastic performances from full back, Ciara Keogh, wing back Niamh Kehoe and midfielder Maeve Buckley. Despite these excellent displays, Croydon only managed 1 point in the second half from Una McGouran. Tara added another four points in the second-half three from Fiona Morrissey and one form Oralith Jennings. The final score certainly was no reflection on the intensity and skill shown in the game. Tara have a bye next weekend and Croydon take on Shire Gaels in Birmingham.
Well done to our senior team who won a tough encounter against the Cu Chulainns on Saturday last to guarantee our senior status for next year. The boys hurled with real conviction at the end to overcome determined opponents, who had beaten us convincingly earlier this year, and in so doing gave the team the added bonus of a possible semi-final placing in this year's championship. Full credit must go to the players and management for persevering in what has been a difficult year thus far. Further gratitude must be given to the support on the sideline from club members young and old who were there to support their team. The seniors are out again this weekend against the county champions. All support will be most welcome. There are no games scheduled for the Intermediates this weekend.
In the club’s only fixture last weekend our hurlers succumbed to a defeat by Brothers Pearse in the Championship semi-final. On a chilly afternoon in Greenford, McCurtains started the encounter well and raced into a 0-4 to 0-2 lead in the early exchanges, but Pearses finished the half stronger and lead going into the break. McCurtains took too long to get going in the second-half and by then the match was out of sight. This Saturday our U14 footballers will play in the Championship final against Tara and the Camogs will continue their Senior Championship campaign as they take on Fr Murphy's. Training continues this week on Wednesday at 7pm in West Ham. All new players are welcome. There is no football training this week for our men’s team.
Congratulations to our ladies’ team who had a comprehensive win in Saturday's semi-final versus St. Colmcille's St Albans. They will now advance to the Junior British Final for only the second time in club history. The match is scheduled for October 1, venue is TBC. This Saturday, September 24, our U14s take on Dunedin Og at 5pm in Edinburgh. All support very welcome and encouraged. Fancy your chance at £300? Enter our Last Man Standing competition today! Please see www.runlastman.com, search Glaschu Gaels to sign up. Thank you in advance for your support. Whether you’re a novice or inter-county player, the Gaels are always looking for new players and members. Please contact us if you’re interested: [email protected]
TIR CHONAILL GAELS
Huge congratulations to Tir Chonaill Gaels team and management on reaching the Junior Championship Final with a terrific performance and comprehensive win over St Clarets 4-8 to 1-8 in the semi-final replay at the weekend. Please see website for full match report. Best of luck to all involved for next Sunday's final on the 25th September against Tara with a 1.30pm throw-in at Greenford. The following are the details of our late and great friend, Tom O'Connor's 1st anniversary: 9.15am Mass- All Saints Church, Kenton Road, Harrow HA3 0OQ Wednesday 21st September. 11am Interment of Ashes at Islington & St Pancras Cemetery, High Road, East Finchle N2 9AG.
It was a change of scenery for the Parnell’s under 10’s as they headed along the M4 to Reading for the very first St. Anthony’s Youth blitz. The majority of our players were otherwise engaged on the day of the blitz but we made up an under 10’s team with the help of some willing and able under 8’s who were playing up an age group level. Tommie Logan, Lorcan Moriarty and Tadhg O’Slatara played superbly and did not look out of place amongst the older boys and girls. The team was completed by seasoned under 10’s namely Joe Loughery, Killian Griffin, Tommie Mayne-Sheehy, Alex Hipwell, Alex Wilson and James Keegan. Our first game was probably our toughest challenge. We came up against a very good Tír Chonaill Gaels outfit who opened with the first scores. Our lads came storming back into it though and by the time James Keegan and the two Alex’s had arrived, freed from the Reading traffic, the ship had been steadied and was back on course. Now with a full panel of players being employed to their full potential by manager Mick Griffin, we finished the game very strongly and showed that we had the determination and skill to offset the challenge of our athletic and skilful opponents. Our second game was against Tara’s 1 and again this was a stern test for us. By now though we were gelling nicely as a team with the under 8’s playing tigerishly and forming solid partnerships with our older lads throughout each zone. Our good play continued into our final game against Tara 2 where the football was free flowing and end to end. We scored some lovely combination scores, many starting with a turnover by our defence with quick and accurate passing through the zones finishing with the ball sailing between the uprights. A final note of thanks to our hosts St. Anthony’s, who in their first ever blitz, made sure the games were organised well with referees provided. We wish them every success for future blitzes.
Senior Hurling Championship
Sept 24, 3pm, St Gabriels v Fulham Irish, East Lane
Sept 24, 3pm, Kilburn Gaels v Robert Emmetts, Greenford
Sept 24, 4.30pm, Sean Treacys v Cu Chulainns, East Lane
Senior Football Championship
Sept 25, 11.45am, Kingdom Kerry Gaels v North London Shamrocks, Greenford P2
Sept 25, 11.45am, St Kiernans v Round Towers, Greenford P1
Sept 25, 4.30pm, Tir Chonaill Gaels v Garryowen, Greenford P1
Sept 25, 5pm, Fulham Irish v Parnells, Greenford P1
VGC Intermediate Football Championship
Sept 25, 3.30pm, Neasden Gaels v Harlesden Harps, Greenford P1, Final
Toureen Mangan Junior Football Championship
Sept 25, 1.30pm, Tara v Tir Chonaill Gael, Greenford P1, Final
Senior Football Championship
Sept 25, 3.30pm Roger Casements v Sean McDermotts, Pairc na hÉireann
Junior Football Championship Final
Sept 25, 1pm, Roger Casements v Sean McDermotts, Pairc na hÉireann
Senior B Championship Semi-Final
Sept 25, 1.30pm St Barnabas v Four Masters, Pairc na hÉireann
Senior Football Final
Sept 25, 1pm, St Brendans v John Mitchels, Old Bedians
Senior Hurling Final
Sept 25, 3pm, Wolfe Tones v Fullen Gaels, Old Bedians
Sept 24, 5pm, Glasgow Gaels v Dunedin Og, Edinburgh
All-Britain LGFA Junior Final
Oct 1, TBC, Gaels v John Mitchels (Warwickshire), Venue TBC
Scottish Men's Junior Championship
Oct 2, 12.30 Glasgow Gaels v Dunedin Connollys, St. Ambrose High School, Coatbridge
Scottish Men's Senior Championship
Oct 2, 2pm, Glasgow Gaels v Dunedin Connollys, St. Ambrose High School, Coatbridge
CityJet Senior Hurling Championship
Sept 17, Sean Traceys 1-13 St Gabriels 3-15, Round 4
Sept 17, Kilburn Gaels 0-13 Cu Chulainns 1-7, Round 4
Sept 17, Fulham Irish 0-3 Robert Emmetts 6-18, Round 4
Intermediate Hurling Championship
Sept 17, Brothers Pearse 5-17 Thomas McCurtains 0-7, Semi-Final
Sept 17, Fr Murphys 2-18 St Declans 0-6 St Declans, Semi-Final
Toureen Mangan Junior Football Championship
Sept 17, St Clarets 1-8 Tir Chonaill Gaels 4-8, SF Replay
Ladies’ All-Britain Semi-Final
Sept 17, Gaels Ladies 4-18 St. Colmcilles/St. Albans 1-1