British GAA: Latest club notes, results and fixtures

British GAA: Latest club notes, results and fixtures



The men's team had a hard fought victory over Tara's in the league last Sunday on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-10. With the championship less than a week away, both teams started brightly, exchanging early points. After a very physical opening 10 minutes, goalkeeper Niall Russell settled the Dulwich men with a wind assisted long-range free. With five minutes left in the opening half, Dulwich led on a scoreline of 0-6 to 0-4, only to be pegged back by two late scores by Tara's full forward line to leave the score at 6pts a piece at the break. Coming out in the second-half feeling as if they had not made best use of the wind, Dulwich started quickly scoring two points from the off. Having missed an early second-half penalty and a frantic period of 10 minutes of constant attack from Tara, Dulwich were lucky to be just one point down. Fine saves from goalkeeper Russell and some brave defending from the fullback line left the game still within the grasps of the home side. A quick break from the back-line resulted in midfielder Dave Draper rattling the back of the net from 20 yards to put Dulwich two points to the good. Dulwich held the ball up well and played some clever football in the final ten minutes, sealing the win with a final point from play. Standout performers on the day were Niall Russell, Ryan Brolly, Dave Draper and Andrew Arkins. The Junior Championship gets underway next Tuesday, July 12, against Fr Murphy’s with a throw-in time of 7.15 p.m. Meanwhile, commiserations to the Ladies team who suffered defeat in the Junior Championship final against Tir Chonaill Gaels last Saturday in Greenford. Whilst a strong effort was made, the Ladies came up against a better team on the day. Final score: Tir Chonaill Gaels 4-12 Dulwich Harps 1-12.


The club would like to thank all of the members who were involved in the Scotland county team this year. We're very proud to have had 24 Gaels representing Scotland across the fixtures. A special mention to this year's county captain, Glasgow native Davie McCaig. We would like to wish Lancashire and London all the best in the final. The Scottish Men's Junior Championship gets underway this week against Glasgow rivals Tir Chonaill Harps. They may have been our teammates for the last month but this match is always a fiery encounter. The club is also very excited as a long term project, the Clydebank Sports Hub, which the club has been heavily involved, has received planning permission and will break ground soon. We're one step closer to state-of-the-art facilities and an all-weather full size GAA pitch in Glasgow. Congratulations to our current Gaels on their graduations this weekend from Glasgow University: Dr. Aiobhe McCann, Dr. Catherine Murphy, Dr. Chris Curran, Dr. Fiona Hall, Dr. Greg Naughton, Dr. Sara McGrenaghan and Dr. Kris McArdle. Whether you’re a novice or inter-county player, the Gaels are always looking for new players and members. Please do get in contact if you’re interested: [email protected].


Our men's team recorded a win in the league last weekend over Shalloe Pearses on a score of 4-13 to 0-5 and next take on Eire Og Oxford in a challenge this Thursday evening. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.15pm in Kingsmeadow and all new players are welcome. For more information, contact [email protected]. Underage training has started Saturdays in Kings Meadow - Napier Rd, Reading RG1 8DF-  at 3 pm. Please contact Bart Ballantine 07736630442. The ladies are training Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm-8pm at Kings Meadow (Napier road), RG1 8DF. Contact Rebecca for more information: 07817711950.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Vice President and club stalwart Pat Forde. He was team manager for the St Brendan’s club for over 30 years, during which time the club won multiple Senior Football Championship titles, Fr Forde Cups and league titles in Warwickshire as well as appearances in the All-Britain Championship finals of 1983 and 1994. He will be greatly missed by the St Brendans club and those connected with the club across the UK and Ireland and we pass on our condolences to his family at this time. RIP.


The club hosted their annual Golf Day in The Priors Golf Course, Stapleford Abbots on Saturday. As always, it was a successful day with plenty of great golf played and dinner provided afterwards in O'Grady’s. The overall winner on the day was Timothy O'Regan. Congratulations to Timothy and well done to all involved. Good luck to Gavin O'Flatherty, Richard Ellis, Philip Murphy, Kevin Delahunty and Mark Gilsenen, who are on the London Junior County Panel who play Lancashire this Sunday. Congratulations to Tom Grannell who was part of the South London team who won Division 3 U-14 Feile All Ireland. The club extend their sympathies to the family of former minor player Aaran Draper who sadly passed away. His funeral will take place this Tuesday 5th July in Saint Margarets Church, Canning Town at 11:00am.


Last Thursday our first team were defeated by a much stronger Tir Cgonaill Gaels team in the prestigious Mullarkey Cup on a scoreline of 1-14 to 12 points. With a limited squad, Eire Og were unable to keep with TCG’s superior fitness which showed when they pulled away in the last 20 minutes; not even the introduction of London Junior starlet Ronan Campfield could shift the game in our favour. Stand out players for Eire Og on the day were Steve Perry, John Bradley and Sean Allen. This Thursday our Junior side (‘The Galacticos’) will play KKG at home in the league. Our first team are due to play Naomh Padraig in the championship on the 12th July.


The club wishes to extend its sympathy to former players John, Brian and the McParland family on the recent passing of their sister Kay who passed away recently in America. May she Rest in Peace. Pride of the club goes to our ladies who completed another piece in the jigsaw in the history of the club by capturing the London ladies’ Junior championship on Sunday. It was a brilliant day for our ladies with great performances throughout the pitch. A special mention for the manager Johnny Flynn who has put in a really massive effort since March in helping to get the ladies across the line. The seniors went down by the minimum against Parnells on Saturday evening in Greenford. Missing a few regulars, the boys could never get an upper hand against a sticky outfit. Final Score Tir Chonaill Gaels 0-15 Parnells 0-14. The club hosts All-Britain Championships Feile from this Thursday to Sunday. We would appreciate if all members could make themselves available over the weekend to lend a hand.


There is a kid's Gaelic football tournament in memory of Luke Coen this Saturday at St Finbarrs. Also, in the evening, we have got Creeds Cross playing at the club.



All-Britain Junior Football Championship
July 10, 2pm, Lancashire v London, Páirc na hEireann

Connacht Football Championship
July 10, 2pm, Galway v Roscommon

All-Ireland Football Championship
July 9, 12pm, Clare v Laois
July 9, 2:30pm Derry v Meath
July 9, 5pm, Cavan v Carlow
July 9, 12pm, Cork v Limerick
July 9, 12pm, Kildare v Offaly
July 9, 12pm, Mayo v Fermanagh
July 9, 7pm, Monaghan v Longford

Munster Hurling Championship
July 10, 4pm, Waterford v Tipperary

Ulster Hurling Championship
July 10, 12pm, Antrim v Armagh


All-Britain Competition
July 7-10, 10.30am, Tir Chonaill Park, Greenford

Cara Stationery Ryan Cup
July 6, 7.15pm, Cu Chulainns v Kilburn Gaels, Scrubs
July 12, 7.15pm, St Gabriel's v Fulham Irish, East Lane, SF

AIB Div 1 Hurling League
July 9, 4pm, Sean Tracey's v Robert Emmetts, Colindale, R3
July 9, 3.30pm, Fulham Irish v St Gabriel's, Scrubs, R3
July 10, 1pm, Cu Chulainns v Kilburn Gaels, Scrubs, R3

AIB Div 1 Football League
July 9, 3pm, Round Towers v North London Shamrocks, Mitcham, R5
July 12, 7.15pm, Kingdom Kerry Gaels v Parnells, Colindale, R3
July 12, 7.15pm, Fulham Irish v Tir Chonaill Gaels, Scrubs, R3

Toureen Mangan JFC
July 9, 3.30pm, Tara v Shalloe Pearse, Cayton Road, R1
July 12, 7.15pm, Eire Og v Naomh Padraig, Downhill Park, R1
July 12, 7.15pm, Dulwich Harps v Fr Murphy's, Peckham, R1
July 12, 7.15pm, Thomas McCurtains v Crawley & Brighton Gaels, R1

W Reilly Ltd Intermediate Hurling Championship
July 10, 11.45am, St Gabriel's B v Fr Murphy's, East Lane, R1
July 10, 1pm, Granuaile v St Declan's, East Lane, R1
July 10, 12pm, Thomas McCurtains v Robert Emmett's B, Goodmayes
July 10, 11.45am, Brothers Pearse v Kilburn Gaels B, Scrubs, R1

Cara Stationery Shield Cup
July 12, 7.15pm, St Brendan's v Neasden Gaels, Jubilee Park


Home Grown Championship SF
July 7, 7.30pm, Roger Casements v Four Masters, Pairc na hÉireann

Football Division 1
July 10, 2pm, St. Barnabas v Naomh Padraig, Nottingham

Second Division 2
July 10, 2pm, Erin Go Bragh v St. Marys, Erdington
July 10, 2pm, St.Brendans v Four Masters, Paírc na hÉireann

Third Division 3
July 10, 2pm, Rugby Gaels v Sons of Erin, Rugby
July 10, 2pm, O'Rahillys v St Finbarrs, Corby



All-Ireland SHC Qualifier Round 1
July 2, Cork 1-26 Dublin 1-23
July 2, Clare 5-33 Laois 0-12
July 2, Westmeath 0-18 Limerick 1-24
July 2, Wexford 1-21 Offaly 1-13

Leinster Hurling Championship
July 3, Kilkenny 1-26 Galway 0-22

Munster Football Championship
July 3, Kerry 3-17 Tipperary 2-10

Ulster Football Championship
July 3, Tyrone 5-18 Cavan 2-17
July 2, Donegal 0-17 Monaghan 2-10

All-Ireland Football Championship
July 2, Laois 1-11 Armagh 1-10
July 2, Sligo 2-15 Leitrim 0-10

All-Britain Junior Football Championship
July 2, Lancashire v Scotland, Scotland conceded

PCB Hurling Shield Round 2
July 2, St Barnabays 2-22 Yorkshire Emeralds 2-15