Thomas McCurtains Hurling & Football Club Notes

Thomas McCurtains Hurling & Football Club Notes

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Thomas McCurtains Hurling & Football Club Notes

May 03, 2016

Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes.

On a great bank holiday weekend Thomas McCurtains Camogs made quite the statement claiming their first bit of silverware by winning the Junior Cup at the Tara's 7-a-side tournament. The McCurtains Ladies weren't as fortunate as the lost out to Parnells in the Commemoration 7-a-side.

This weekend the hurlers look to make it three wins from three in the Ronan Cup as they take on Kilburn Gaels in goodmayes on Saturday While on Sunday the Footballers return to action against Dulwich Harps in the League and the Camogie team are off to Birmingham again to play in a Junior League Blitz.

Camogie:

The Camogs arrived in Greenford on Saturday to compete with two teams, Thomas McCurtains Óg, captained by Mary McBrien, and Thomas McCurtains Eilis, captained by Orla King. 

The group stages provided plenty of entertainment with four very competitive matches for each team. Thomas McCurtains Óg were unfortunate not to get a win from their matches but some very exciting camogie being played with stand out performances from Imelda Moloney, Marie O'Reilly and Noleen Owens. Thomas McCurtains Eilis had an impressive three wins from four in their set of matches to secure a place in the Junior Cup final against hosts, and favourites, Tara's. The final was a tense and exciting match from start to finish with McCurtains answering everything the Tara's ladies had to offer and the game ended a draw going to extra time. Aileen O'Leary got McCurtains' only score of extra time, a goal at the start of the second half which proved to be enough for the East London ladies to take the win 1-0 to 0-2. A great way to start the club's first season and hopefully a sign of things to come. Thanks to The Queens Head, Stratford for their generous sponsorship of jerseys and kit and to the management who turned out in great numbers to support the team on Saturday. 

Next up for the Camogs is the Junior League Blitz, Round 3 on 8th May in Páirc na hÉireann, Birmingham.

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

Hurling:

Result: Challenge match: Thomas McCurtains: 3-15, Cuchulainns: 1-07,  

McCurtains hurlers played a challenge match against Cuchulainns in perfect conditions in Goodmayes on Saturday. Even with both teams missing a few players it was a good all round display by McCurtains who won the match well. Big shout out to Liam Griffin on a masterful performance as referee.

THOMAS MCCURTAINS: S. Donoghue; R. Morris, C. Curtin, D. Corrigan; A. Clancy, E. McAllister, D. Bryne; K. Dowling, S. Murphy; C. Hogan, J. O Brien, S. Moroney; B. Ryan, S. Costelloe, E. Caldwell. 

Fixture: Ronan Cup Round 3 v Kilburn Gaels B, Goodmayes, Saturday 7th May at 5.00pm

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

Mens Football:

Fixture: Division 3 League Round 1 v Dulwich Harps, Goodmayes, Sunday 8th May at 4.00pm

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:

The ladies footballers took part in the London Ladies LGFA Commemoration 7 a side in Ruislip on Bank Holiday Monday. A competitive couple of games which saw them in the final v Parnells, who won out in the end. Thanks to all who made the trip out to Ruislip to take part.

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.

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:

·    Thomas McCurtains Presents 'Over for the Match' –  Join us in O'Neills Leytsonstone on the Saturday 28th May for a night of discussion, fun and entertainment on the night before the Championship match in Ruislip between Mayo and London. We will be joined by some very special guests and GAA icons to talk about the future of London GAA, the match itself and of course have a sneaky look ahead to the rest of the Championship. There will be some great prizes to be won on the night so make sure to head over. Tickets are £10 and will be available on the night. We look forward to you joining us for a night of craic along with those who are 'Over for the Match'!

·    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