British GAA Club Notes July 20-27
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British GAA Club Notes July 20-27

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Tír Chonaill Gaels

Seniors
Seniors put in a solid performance against the Kiernans on Saturday in Ruislip. The lads controlled the game from the start and won in convincing style, final score 3-14 to 2-04. Next up are the North London Shamrocks on Tuesday evening in Tottenhall and the Kingdom on Saturday in Ruislip at 6pm.

Juniors
The Juniors were in action on Sat evening in Ruislip V St Clarets in Ruislip and were beat by a better team in the evening. A slow start cost the boys who regrouped and were much better in the 2nd half.

All British Feile's (ABCs)
Congratulations to all involved last weekend which was another great advertisement for underage gaelic football in Britain and was enjoyed by young and old alike. Special guests were Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy along with Uactaran CLG Aoghan O Farrell. Special thanks to club members who gave up their time to help out over the weekend.

Best wishes
We all have Tom O'Connor in our thoughts as he battles a bout of ill health at the minute, we hope to see him back at Pairc Tír Chonaill in the not to distant future.

Sympathy
The club extends its sympathies to the family of the late Paddy Joe Gallagher who passed away peacefully on the 9th of July at his home in Watford. Paddy was originally from Ardara in Donegal and played football for the county in 1948, he played for Tir Chonaill Gaels in the early years from 1962 onwards. Funeral mass on Wednesday 22nd July at 12pm in the Holyrood Church, Market St, Watford. 
May he rest in peace.

Quiz
There will be a quiz in the clubhouse this coming Friday night 25th July. This is being held in conjunction with our members that are undertaking a charity ride across Ulster in September. It is £40 a table with a 8.30 meet for a 9pm start. Please come along and enter a team which will be a good nights craic.

London Development Squads
Well done to our members who represented London in the U16s and Minors at the weekend at the provincial finals in Oxfordshire. The U16's were beaten while the minors took home the bacon.

Conal Vaughan, Sean Rice, Conor Redmond, Danial O Connell and Daniel Nugent represented the 16s, while Conor McCarthy and Brendan Rice represented the Minors and well done to Conal Vaughan stepping up as back-up goal keeper.

Lottery 16th July 2015
Jackpot £1,250 - No winner
Numbers drawn 1, 2, 13 & 24

£25 Lucky Dip Winners
Tom Mohan, c/o TCG
Lois, c/o TCG
Lois, c/o TCG
Paddy Burke, c/o TCG

Next draw takes place 23rd July at the clubhouse
Jackpot £1,300

Thomas McCurtains
On Behalf of Thomas Mc Curtains youth club we would like to thank all the London clubs who attended our Annual Fun-Day Blitz. A total of 22 teams from under six to under 12 played GAA football and hurling throughout the day and a special thank you to Sean Mc Dermotts who travelled from Warwickshire to participate in our event. Congratulations to the following people were successful in our Big Draw:

Trip for 2 to New York – Sinead Mc Laughlin 
All Ireland Hurling Ticket – Kenny Neely 
All Ireland Football Ticket – Jackie O Sullivan 
Ta suil agam go mbainfidh tu taitneamh a bhaint as do laethanta saoire an tsamhraidh a fheiceann tu i luil 2016

Round Towers GFC
Please see below the results of the Round Towers GFC London Lotto, Week 61 (19/07/2015): 

Jackpot £3500 draw held in The Mawbey 

No Winner 
Numbers Drawn: 03-11-15-22

Lucky Dip 
£25 - Dave & Nikki - DOB 
£15 - Jon Joe Griffin - Mayfair 
£10 - Adrian Fergus - Mayfair 
The next draw is on 26/07/2015 and will be held in The Windmill Jackpot £3550.

Notes: 
All players in South London wanting to play Senior Football, please see below contact details.

Round Towers G.F.C. South London 
Based in Morden-Bottom of the Northern Line Tube 
Established 1932 
Teams from U-10 to Senior 
For more details please contact: 
Chairman: Tom Fitzgerald 07586612478 
Manager: Paddy Curtin 07477496767

Éire Óg London GFC

Our Malarkey Cup semi-final against Crawley & Brighton Gaels will take place on Saturday 25th July at 3pm in Tottenhall Sports ground. The winner of this game will take on St Clarets in the final on Saturday 8th August in Ruislip. Training takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at our home ground in Downhills Park, N17 6AP at 7:45pm. Turnpike Lane underground station is a five minute walk and Seven Sisters is 15 minute walk to our ground. New players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. We welcome players of all abilities. We are based in North London and have our own pitch and clubhouse. The club covers a wide are, our catchment area for players includes; North, East and Central London, the city of London and Westminster, boroughs of Islington, Camden, Haringey, Kilburn, Hackney, along with many other areas. Transport to and from training and pick-up from tube and train stations can be arranged, if you would like to join our club, please contact John Tierney on 07833014014 or check out our website. We will be running a Last Man Standing competition for the upcoming Barclays Premiership season. More information will be provided next week.

Tara Youths
Training at Sudbury Court, East Lane, Wembley, HA0 3LE. Training has finished for the summer and will resume back on Friday the 4th of September. We would like to wish you all a restful and safe travelling if your going away and we look forward to your return in September. 

All Britain Competitions
It was indeed a very busy weekend with the ABC in Greenford. We would like to thank all the children and teams who participated in the All Britain Competitions from U8/10/12/14/16/18's and girls teams of U10/14's. Some fantastic skills were demonstrated and gallant performances in all age groups. Unfortunately we didn't win but very close, but great sportsmanship was shown within the the club. A massive thanks to all the coaches/managers and supporters and parents for all your continued support it's truly very much appreciated. A big thanks and well done to Brendie Brien and all his team and referees for what was a very well organised weekend. It was great to see the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy Cup in attendance where lots of the children were happy to have their photograph taken with.

U12 League winners for 2015
Congratulations to Tara U12's who defeated Parnell’s in the Semi Final and Dulwich Harps in the final to win the League for 2015. On Friday evening the 17th of July Tara played Parnell’s in the Semi-final of the U12 League. This was a cracker of a game with two very strong teams with great play from both sides. Tara leading by just a point with half time score Tara 1-05 to Parnell’s 2-01. Tara came back in the second half strong as ever to win the semi-final with final by a point with final score Parnell’s 3-04 to Tara 1-11. Tara then went on to play Dulwich Harps 15 minutes later to secure the final of the league. A close game in the first half with a half time score of 1-07 to Dulwich and 2-01 to Tara's. Both teams played well but it was a clear win in the end with Tara leading by seven points when the final whistle was blown. Well done to all of the Tara team, but a mention to Captain Shay Rafter winning a lot of procession and played extremely well. Tara were very proud to raise the cup to be crowned U12 League Winners for 2015.

Well done to three of our Tara boys Ryan McCready, Luke Horgan and Tighe Barry who were selected to play in the London Provincial finals at the weekend where the U16's were narrowly defeated , but a win for the U18's. Well done to Lloyd Colfer (CDA) all involved.

Training at Sudbury Court, East Lane, Wembley, HA0 3LE
Training has finished for the summer and will resume back on Friday the 4th of September. We would like to wish you all a restful and safe travelling if your going away and we look forward to your return in September. 

Tara then went on to play Dulwich Harps 15 minutes later to secure the final of the league. A close game in the first half with a half time score of 1-07 to Dulwich and 2-01 to Tara's. Both teams played well but it was a clear win in the end with Tara leading by 7 points when the final whistle was blown. Well done to all of the Tara team,but a mention to Captain Shay Rafter winning a lot of procession and played extremely well. Tara were very proud to raise the cup to be crowned U12 League Winners for 2015

Tara summer camp 27th July-31st July
A few places still available for the Tara GFC summer camp which will take place at Hendon Football Club, Silver Jublie Park, Townsend Road, Kingsbury on the Monday the 27th of July finishing up the camp on Friday the 31st July with presentations at 2.30pm. Camp is open to all clubs for boys and girls aged 4 years plus starting each day at 10am till 3pm. £14 per day/£70 per week, Please contact Tina Tracey on 07813 711012 or [email protected] or Secretary Tracey Monagle 07535 597 383. Tell your friends invite them to come along and try out the Gaelic football and hurling with lots of skills, demonstrations and games throughout the week in a fun filled secured environment. All teachers/coaches/professional trainers are DBS Registered.

Dates for your Diary
Tara girls will have their J Ffrench Tournament at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds in Greenford on Saturday the 12th of September.

Tara Youths Presentation Evening will take place on Saturday the 10th of October starting at 6.30pm at Kingsbury Town Football Club (Now Hendon FC)

Tara GFC will hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Fr. O'Callahan Centre in Hay Lane on Friday the 13th November starting at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend as there is lots of positions and duties on the committee.

Tara GFC will host their 83rd Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday the 27th of Feb 2016 at the Clayton Crown Hotel in Cricklewood.More information nearer the time but save the date as a great night is promised.

New Recruits
New players are always welcome – If you live in London or are planning to move to London and wish to join a friendly warm and dedicated GAA club. The Tara’s club boast a full complement of teams Men’s, Ladies Senior/Junior and the Youth Section cover all age groups U6 up to u18’s with a Girls only section catering for U12’s to U18’s. If you are interested please contact: -Tara Youth GFC - Secretary Tracey Monagle on 07535 597 383

Tara Youth GFC - Secretary Tracey Monagle on 07535 597 383
Tara Men's GFC - Chairman Declan Kelly on 07852716320
Tara Ladies GFC – Anne Murphy on 07983641823

General notes

The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 7th of September at 8 30pm at The Irish Tv GAA Grounds, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX and meetings will continue to be on the third Monday of every month. We would like to have representatives from all clubs around London at our Youths meetings to share views and ideas with all London clubs. We work together for the betterment of our future young Gaels.

London Youth Board would like to thanks Lloyd Colfer and Brendie Brien, John Gormley and all at Provincial Council, Referees, Kevin Kelly Catering and team and all involved at Tir Chonaill Gaels Club for what was a very successful 4th annual All Britain Competitions. With 165 teams and around 1800 children from schools and clubs from all corners of Britain with teams travelling from as far as Leeds, Manchester, Swansea in Wales, Derry and London and throughout the Uk over the weekend. The competitions started off on Friday morning with a lot of enthusiastic school children and finished up on a high on Sunday evening. Clearly viewed over the weekend was the spirit of the GAA some fantastic Gaelic games with both hurling and football with teams eager to play as the whistle blew from the previous game. It was a rewarding weekend for the children to come together in games in a fun sociable environment. For the first time we had the Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy cup in attendance which the children and adults alike gave a warm welcome to. Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall, President Aogain O' Fearghaill, Ulster GAA President Martin McAviney, President Marie Hickey LGFA and former President Pat Quill, President of Camogie Catherine Neary, CEO of Camogie Joan Flynn were all in attendance and all complimented the event on how well it was run.

We are very fortunate to have the ABC held here in London and long may it continue. The future is certainly bring for these children and we will look forward to next year’s competitions which are scheduled for the four days from 7th -10th July 2016.

Winners for the 2015 competitions are as follows:

Boys Results
U12 Plate Parnell’s
U12 Shield St Clarets
U12 Cup Parnell’s
U14 Plate Thomas McCurtain’s
U14 Shield St Clarets
U14 Cup St Kiernan’s
U16 Cup Parnell’s
U18 Cup St Brendan’s
Girls
U14 Cup Tir Chonaill Gaels
U14 Shield Claddagh Gaels
U17 Cup Parnell’s
U17 Shield St Lawrence
Last Saturday Thomas McCurtain’s were hosts to a Family Fun Day with games for U6's upwards, face painting and lots of fun and craic at their home ground. A big thanks to all at Thomas McCurtain’s for what was a very successful day.

U12 League winners for 2015
Congratulations to Tara U12's who defeated Parnell’s in the Semi Final and Dulwich Harps in the final to win the League for 2015
On Friday evening the 17th of July Tara played Parnell’s in the Semi Final of the U12 League. This was a cracker of a game with two very strong teams with great play from both sides. Tara leading by just a point with half time score Tara 1-05 to Parnell’s 2-01.
Tara came back in the second half strong as ever to win the semi-final with final by a point with final score Parnell’s 3-04 to Tara 1-11

Tara then went on to play Dulwich Harps 15 minutes later to secure the final of the league. A close game in the first half with a half time score of 1-07 to Dulwich and 2-01 to Tara's. Both teams played well but it was a clear win in the end with Tara leading by 7 points when the final whistle was blown. Well done to all of the Tara team, but a mention to Captain Shay Rafter winning a lot of procession and played extremely well. Tara were very proud to raise the cup to be crowned U12 League Winners for 2015

U14 League Winners for 2015
Congratulations to St Kiernan's when they defeated Dulwich Harps at NLS to win the U14 League for 2015. The U14 league final was played on Friday evening 17th July at Tottenhall Sports Grounds which saw St. Kiernan's up against Dulwich Harps which was a repeat of The championship final. St. Kiernan's played against the strong breeze in first half and were under pressure right from the start as the big physical Dulwich side got the early scores. St Kiernan's managed to keep themselves in the game by playing some good football and were able to keep the scoreboard ticking over but Dulwich were always able to get some good scores and which kept them in front. The first half ended with Dulwich in the lead by four points with the score at 3-07 to 3-03. 

St. Kiernan's came out in second half with great determination and with the strong wind at their backs took the game to Dulwich. In the first few minutes St. Kiernan's turned the four point deficit to a one point lead by scoring a goal and two points within the first five minutes to take the lead for the first time and it was a lead they never lost. St. Kiernan's were starting to dominate all areas of the pitch as their defence were on top with some great defending from Michael English and Martin Sexton in the full back line and Caolan Doyle starting all the attacks from centre back. All the St. Kiernan's pressure and procession yielded some great goals from Elliot McPhun and Paddy Ryan as their interchanging roles cause Dulwich all sort of problems as they created large holes within the Dulwich defence. St. Kiernan's limited Dulwich just to one point in the second half as their midfield were winning a lot of procession with Matthew Joyce getting on the ball and dictating the play and this helped St. Kiernan's to run out easy winners in the end with a final score of St. Kiernan's 8-10 Dulwich 3-08. St. Kiernan's captain Martin Sexton received the league cup from Tony Halloran in what was the second cup within six days after receiving the All Britain Cup last Sunday. 

U16 Championship Winners for 2015 
Congratulations to Dulwich Harps who defeated Parnell’s in Ruislip to win the U16 Championship.

U18 London Provincial Champions for 2015
Congratulations to London U18's who beat Warwickshire in the Provincial Final at Oxford on Saturday 18th July 2015. Hard luck to London U16's who were narrowly defeated by Warwickshire in the Provincial Final at Oxford on Saturday 18th July 2015.

Dates for your diary 
On Saturday, 6th September we will have League Finals for the U12: Pool Y (St Kiernan's, St Claret's & TCG) at Greenford.
Saturday the 12th of September Tara will host the J Ffrench Girls Tournament
Saturday the 12th of September St Kiernan’s GFC will host the James O' Brien Day in Mill Hill
Saturday the 19th of September Parnell’s will host the Conrad Ryan Family Fun Day at TCG Grounds in Greenford. Games for all ages from U6's right up to U12's for boys and girls.

If you require any further information please contact the London Youth's Secretary Joel McInern on 07956103723