Kilburn Gaels Hurling Notes
On Monday of this week, our own Leo Quigley left for New York City and pastures new. The Tipp native played at full back in the Kilburn Gaels team that won the clubs first county senior championship in 2010. He also wore the London jersey over the course of the first 2 years he was with the club. We would all like to wish Leo all the best for the future and we hope we see him back in London some day.
Seniors and Intermediates both record championship wins
A great weekend for the club as for the first time, both the seniors and the intermediates both won in the championship against what would be considered serious contenders for both championships. The intermediates had a very hard fought 2-12 to 2-11 win over Tomas McCurtains in Greenford on Saturday while the seniors ran out easy winners over Robert Emmets on Sunday on a scoreline of 4-16 to 1-5. Both sides are in action again this weekend in an eagerly awaited double header in Ruislip. The Seniors play Bros. Pearse at 4.30pm and the Intermediates face Fr. Murphys at 6pm.
Kilburn Gaels win Tom Semple Cup
The Kilburn Gales senior team, returned to Thurles on Munster Final weekend and retained the Tom Semple Cup won in its inaugural year in 2011. The competition now boasted 12 teams up from 8 the year before and as always, it was very well organized by the Thurles Sarsfields Club. There were some memorable games over the course of the day, none more so than the quarter final win over Keady which went to extra time. In the semi0final, the lads put London rivals Robert Emmets to the sword with a string of excellent points and although the Emmets answered with 2 well taken goals, the result was never really in any doubt. The final saw the lads pitted with Dunboyne of Meath who were also out opponents in last years final. An end to end game was only resolved in the last minute when a long Michael Dwyer delivery found London stalwart Colm Quinn and he dispatched expertely to bring the cup back to Kilburn. After the game, Ann Gunning, daughter of Tom Semple who this cup commemorates, presented Kilburn Gaels captain Henry Vaughan with the Tom Semple Cup. That night in the Thurles Sarsfields Club House, GAA President Liam O'Neill presented medals to the Kilburn Gaels players. Needless to say, a very enjoyable weekend for the players and club mentors and we look forward to returning next year.
QF - Kilburn Gaels 1-14 Keady 0-10
SF - Kilburn Gaels 0-14 Robert Emmets 2-4
Final - Kilburn Gaels 2-8 Dunboyne 0-9
Hurling training has continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.30pm at Hurst Avenue in Highgate. All players current players anyone interested in joining the club are invited to attend. Contact Tom Bergin on 07961843075.
Golf day 2012:
Thanks to all our annual Golf Day and helping make it a success.
Anyone interested in joining Kilburn Gaels hurling club should contact Tom Bergin (07961843075), Sean Riordan (07753378993) or Ger Quinn (07767 724737). We are always on the look out for new players, the training sessions are very enjoyable and we field teams at both senior and intermediate as well as underage. There is a great mix of lads from across the country and we have been very successful in recent years so don't hesitate to call us. We should be back training in March, so if you are interested, you have plenty of time to get your transfer sorted etc.
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