Tir Chonaill Gaels legends returning to London for 25th anniversary

Tir Chonaill Gaels legends returning to London for 25th anniversary

MANY veterans of Tir Chonaill Gaels’ 1990 London Senior Football Championship winning side are making their way back to their old stomping ground this weekend to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their success.

The club are honouring the side who claimed TCG's second London Senior Championship at their clubhouse in Greenford on Saturday night, with many old members travelling over from Ireland to make the celebrations.

As well as the most coveted football prize in London GAA, the all-conquering side also won the London Senior League, Tipperary Cup, Conway Cup and the British Championship.

Arguably the greatest side in the club's history, they only lost out to Lavey of Derry in the All-Ireland Club Championship quarter-final by two points after extra-time.

“That was a great team that nearly done it,” said TCG Assistant Secretary Stephen McLoughlin. “They were three points up against Lavey in Ballinascreen in Derry with only two minutes to go and were robbed of a famous victory. Lavey went on to win the All-Ireland that year.

“All London Gaels are welcome to come down on the night and help celebrate this great team.”

Players such as James McCartan (All-Ireland winner with Down in 1991, 1994 and two-time All-Star Winner), Barry Cunningham (All-Ireland winner with Donegal in 1992) and Mattie McGlennan (Tyrone) will all be in attendance, including all the remaining squad and committee members from that time.

For further information, contact Stephen McLoughlin on [email protected] or 07788 723922.