British GAA: Latest club notes, results and fixtures

British GAA: Latest club notes, results and fixtures



The club host our annual Gaelic Charity match this weekend, Under 25s v Over 25s, age limit 16 to 60. All proceeds go to the ‘Forget me not hospice’ and the game takes place at Colne Valley High School, Sunday October 9, throw-in at 1pm. A minute’s silence will be observed in memory of all club members deceased from 1954 to 2016 and also those who lost their lives in the 1916 Rising. To mark the occasion, the charity game will be played under the 1916 rulebook. Social afterwards in the Irish Centre. We also have our Bacon & Cabbage presentation night October 14.


Congratulations to our ladies who became the club's first British Champions on Saturday. They faced a very strong and determined John Mitchels (Warwickshire) team. Final score: 4-11 to 3-5. On October 22 they will face the champions of Europe, Belgium GAA, who also played in the fixture against Oisins (Manchester) last year. With a chance at the All-Ireland series up for grabs, it is sure to be an exciting encounter. On the men’s side, in Sunday's county finals, the Juniors ran out victors with a convincing 2-19 to 0-6, taking home the clubs first ever Junior Championship title. It was heartbreak for the Seniors as they again lost out to reigning champions Dunedin Connollys in a tough encounter. Final score: 2-11 to 0-8. The club would like to thank the 250+ supporters who came out for the match, it’s a great testament to the growing GAA community in Scotland. On the 15th of October the club is looking for players to take part in a hurling match versus Fullen Gaels. If you're interested, please contact us ASAP: [email protected].


Our Camogs played their last group game in the Senior Championship against Tara on Sunday, knowing that they had already secured their place in the semi-finals next week. Despite this, McCurtains battled bravely and showed great spirit throughout. This proved to be only a dress rehearsal as the Camogs will be playing Tara again in the semi-final next Saturday. Also on Saturday the men's footballers will be looking for a positive end to the season as they take on Tir Chonaill Gaels in the Mullarkey Cup in Greenford, while on Sunday the hurlers return to action in Goodmayes as the first instalment in a League double header against Fr Murphys. Finally, on the underage scene, the U14's will play the League Final against St Clarets on Saturday. We wish them the best of luck.


Tara Senior Camogie team faced Thomas McCurtains in the fifth round of the All-Britain Senior Camogie Championship on Sunday in Greenford. Even though McCurtains are a newly formed camogie club this year, Tara never underestimated them and went out fighting for everything. Tara came out on top in the end on a score line of 4-19 to 1-1. There were some great displays of camogie from both sides but notably some fantastic scores from the Tara forwards. Maria Ryan in particular gave a spectacular performance, notching up 3-4, all from play, and setting up many more. Tara full forward Orlaith Jennings was also outstanding slotting seven points over, again all from play. Because of the current standing in the league table Tara are playing Thomas McCurtains in the semi-final next Saturday in Greenford. Led by Alan Smyth (Galway) and Tom Healy (Tipperary), Tara will be gunning for their 8th senior title in a row this year. Tara are always welcoming new players at all levels.


Good luck to Seniors who are in action in the semi-final of the championship this Sunday against Parnells. Best of luck to Lloyd Colfer, management and players in anticipation of reaching yet another championship final. The Mullarkey Cup game against Thomas McCurtains takes place on Saturday at 3pm in Greenford. Finally, hard luck to TCG Minors who lost out to Parnells in the U18 final at the weekend and to the Juniors losing out to Dulwich Harps at the weekend also. TCG Ladies take on St Anthony's in round five of the Junior League this Saturday at 11am at Greenford. All support appreciated. A final reminder that Tir Chonaill Gaels annual golf day takes place this coming Friday, October 7, at South Herts GC. To sponsor a hole or for further information, please contact club chairman Tom Mohan.


Hard luck to our seniors who lost out to the Gabriel's in the championship semi-final. Though the team were in contention 10 minutes into the second-half, missing points either side of conceding a goal was the period when the game drifted away from us. The sight of our captain and most dangerous forward, Steven Lambert, limping off injured – compounded the feeling that this was not to be the Gaels’ day. In the end the Gabriel's appeared to be that bit slicker, and it has to be said better trained, and this was the real difference between the teams. Credit must go to the management team for persisting in their endeavours in a difficult year. Hurling is the most unforgiving of sports to those who have not done the requisite 'ball work' and training. It is naive to think that anything other than gallant losers’ status can be achieved by a club that had such paltry numbers at training this year. Let's hope we've all learned this lesson for next year. The Intermediates are scheduled to play this Saturday 8th October against Granuaile at 3pm in Greenford; let us finish the year strongly. The club would like to extend its deepest sympathies to Mickey Burke on the recent passing of his brother PJ.



CityJet Senior Football Championship
Oct 9, 1.30pm, Kingdom Kerry Gaels v Garryowen, Relegation Playoff
Oct 9, 3pm, St Kiernans v North London Shamrocks, Greenford, SF
Oct 9, 4.30pm, Tir Chonail Gaels v Parnells, Greenford, SF
Cara Stationery Mullarkey Cup
Oct 8, 3pm, Thomas McCurtains v Tir Chonaill Gaels, Greenford
Oct 8, 4.30pm, Dulwich Harps v Fr Murphys, Greenford
IFC/JFC Playoff
Oct 9, 1.30pm, Tara v Neasden Gaels, Greenford P2
Cara Stationery Shield
Oct 8, 4.30pm, St Josephs v Cu Chulainns, Greenford, SF
Under 16 Football League Final
Oct 8, 1.30pm, St Kiernans v Parnells, Greenford
AIB Div 2 Hurling League Round 7
Oct 8, 3pm, Granuaile v Kilburn Gaels, Greenford
Oct 9, 1.30pm, Fr Murphys v Thomas McCurtains, Goodmayes
Oct 9, 3pm, Brothers Pearse v St Declans, Goodmayes


Senior Hurling Championship Final
Oct 9, 3.30pm, John Mitchells v St Barnabas, Pairć na hÉireann



All-Ireland Senior Football Championship
Oct 1, Dublin 1-15 Mayo 1-14, Croke Park


CityJet Senior Hurling Championship
Oct 2, Robert Emmetts 6-13 Sean Traceys 2-9, Greenford, SF
Oct 2, St Gabriels 2-14 Kilburn Gaels 0-9, Greenford, SF
WJReilly Buildings Ltd Int. Hurling Championship
Oct 2, Fr Murphys 1-14 Brothers Pearse 2-10, Greenford, Final
Under 18 Football Championship Final
Oct 2, Tir Chonaill Gaels 1-9 Parnells 3-12, Parnells, Greenford
Reserve Football Championship Final
Oct 2, St Kiernans v Tara, Conceded by Tara
AIB Division 3 Football League
Oct 2, Dulwich Harps 2-9 Tir Chonaill Gaels 2-5, Round 8
Cara Stationary Conway Cup
Oct 2, St Kiernans v Fulham Irish, Conceded by Fulham Irish
Reserve Football Championship Final
Oct 2, Round Towers 5-13 North London Shamrocks 0-4, Greenford, SF
Cara Stationary Shield Cup
Oct 2, Neasden Gaels v Harlesden Harps, Conceded by Neasden Gaels
AIB Division 2 Football League
Oct 2, Garryowen 5-16 St Clarets 2-8, Round 6
Cara Stationary Conway Cup
Oct 2, North London Shamrocks 2-11 Kingdom-Kerry Gaels 0-15, Greenford P2, SF


Senior B Championship Final
Oct 2, Four Masters 4-14 St Mary's 0-11
Division 1/2 Promotion/Relegation Playoff
Oct 2, St. Barnabas 1-9 St Brendan's 2-10


All-Britain LGFA Junior Final
Oct 1, Glasgow Gaels Ladies 4-11 v John Mitchels (Warwickshire) 3-5
Scottish Men's Championship Finals
Oct 2, Juniors 2-19 v Dunedin Connollys 0-6
Oct 2, Seniors 0-8 v Dunedin Connollys 2-11