Thomas McCurtains Hurling & Football Club Notes

Thomas McCurtains Hurling & Football Club Notes

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Thomas McCurtains Hurling & Football Club Notes

April 27, 2016

Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes.

Last weekend the club travelled to Passage West GAA Club in Cork. Our Hurling, Ladies and Mens Football teams played in a series of challenge matches against Passage to celebrate and commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The day started with the proclamation being read both as Gaeilge and in English by local children. This was followed by a series of challenge matches. Played in near perfect conditions both clubs served up three brilliant contests. Passage gained the upper hand in the Hurling winning by five points but the McCurtains Ladies managed to even this up winning their match by five points as well. In the last game of the day the Passage football team kept their McCurtains counterparts at bay to win by a point. After the matches Fionnuala McCurtain, Grand-daughter of Thomas McCurtain, gave a speech and presented a history of Thomas McCurtain to the club.

It was especially a day to remember for Gavin O'Flaherty as he returned to his home club. Thomas McCurtains wish to thank him for all the work he did to make this weekend happen. We would also like to thank past players, members and families who travelled to support the club and all the volunteers at Passage West GAA Club who helped make it such a successful weekend.

This weekend The Camogie team take part in Tara's Camogie 7-a-side competition in Greenford on Saturday and the Ladies Footballers take part in a 7-a-side competition in Ruislip on Monday. Both at 10.30am.

Mens Football:

Result: 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration Challenge match: Passage West: 2-05, Thomas McCurtains: 1-07.

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm in Goodmayes pitch (Post code: IG3 8XJ). All new players are welcome.

Hurling:

Result: 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration Challenge match: Passage West: 1-24, Thomas McCurtains: 4-10.

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm in Goodmayes pitch (Post code: IG3 8XJ). All new players are welcome.

Ladies Football:

Result: 1916 Easter Rising Commemoration Challenge match: Passage West: 1-05, Thomas McCurtains: 1-10.

The Ladies will take part in a 7's tournament in Ruislip on Monday 2nd May at 10.30am as part of the 1916 commemoration activities taking place there this weekend.

The Ladies Tuesday training sessions will now take place in East London Rugby Club (E15 3BP) at 7pm and continue in Goodmayes pitch (IG3 8XJ) on Thursdays at 7pm. All new players welcome.

Camogie:

The Camogie team will take part in Tara's Camogie 7's competition in Greenford on Saturday 30th April at 10.30am. 

Camogie training will take place on Wednesday this week at 7pm in East London Rugby Club (E15 3BP).

Minor:

Please note that U8 to U14 football training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in Goodmayes pitch. All new players are welcome, contact Martin McGovern on 07773 005 594 for more details.

Upcoming Events:

·    Ascot Themed Race Night – The club will be hosting a race night with an Ascot theme. This will take place on Saturday 18th June 2016 in Tommy Flynns Bar & Kitchen, Leytonstone. It is £100 to sponsor a race or Â£10 to buy a horse. Anyone wishing to do so can contact Mick O'Leary on 07804 740 034.

·    The Clubs Annual Golf Fundraiser – This will be held on Saturday 2nd July 2016 in Stapleford Abbotts Golf Club RM4 1JU. The day will kick off at 9.00am in club house where food and coffee will be provided and the first tee off is at 10.00am. There will be a 3 course dinner in O'Gradys Irish Bar that evening where a presentation to winners will be made, including best team,best single player and nearest the pin. It is £200 for a 4 ball or £50 for individual golfers and It is £100 to sponsor a hole. Anyone wishing to attend/sponsor a hole can contact Jim McDermott on 07813 355 776. Last year was a great success and we hope to make this one even better.

·    The Clubs Annual Funday – Will be held on Saturday 16th July 2016.

New Players:

New players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. We have Gaelic Football & Hurling teams for both men and ladies from u-8s up to Adults. We are based in East London; the club covers a wide area and current players live in many different areas, including, Gants Hill, Woodford, Leyton, Leytonstone, Stratford, Romford, Dagenham, Brentwood & Chelmsford as well as many other areas. Transport to and from training and pick-up from stations can be arranged, if required.

If you would like to join our club, please do not hesitate to contact:

Martin Keyes: 07712 106 349 (Mens Football)
Brian Ryan: 07851 164 119 (Hurling)
Finnian O'Dowd: 07966 806 011 (Ladies Football)
Eoin Kelly: 07729 746 052 (Camogie)
Martin McGovern: 07773 005 594 (Minor Club)

Alternatively please check out Thomas McCurtain’s on Facebook, Twitter or drop us an email on thomasmccurtains@hotmail.com. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Club Shop:

Our official club merchandise is available to purchase on the O’Neill’s website at: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/united-kingdom/thomas-mccurtains.html