Thomas McCurtain's Hurling and Football Club Notes

Thomas McCurtain's Hurling and Football Club Notes

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Thomas McCurtain's Hurling and Football Club Notes

May 09, 2016

Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes.

The club would like to congratulate Catherine Barrett and Kellie Carr who helped London to a remarkable victory over Warwickshire in the British League. It is a great achievement for the club and it is great to see East London represented on the county team.

It was wins all around as the Hurlers, Footballers and Camogs got the better of their opposition last weekend. The hurlers made it look easy in the end as they overcame Kilburn Gaels B team to qualify for the Semi-Finals of the Ronan Cup. While the footballers came out on top in a heated league fixture against Dulwich Harps. The Camogs continued their success as they won both their matches in the third round of the British League

The fixtures are coming thick and fast in Goodmayes this weekend. On Saturday the Camogs will host the fourth round of the British league in the morning and the Footballers continue the league against Crawley & Brighton Gaels. Then on Sunday the Hurlers start their league campaign against Brothers Pearse.


Result: Ronan Cup Group 2 Round 3: Thomas McCurtains: 2-16, Kilburn Gaels B: 0-09,  

McCurtains made hard work of this last group game in the Ronan Cup at times but a late scoring flourish put the gloss on an assured team performance throughout. Best for McCurtains was Keiran Dowling, Sean Murphy and Alan Clancy. 

THOMAS MCCURTAINS: P. Ryan; E. Breen, B. Ryan, C. Curtin; D. Corrigan, E. McAllister, A. Clancy; S. Murphy, C. Doyle; C. Hogan, J. O Brien, K. Dowling; P. Murphy, S. Costelloe, E. Caldwell. 

Subs: S. Donohoue for Ryan (HT), J. Searson for O'Brien (HT), C. Grace for Caldwell (40) and K O'Driscoll-Collins for Doyle (50).

Scorers: S. Costelloe (1-3), S. Murphy (0-5, 2f), P. Murphy (1-1), E. Caldwell (1f) and K. Dowling (0-2 each), J. O'Brien, E. McAllister (1f) and C. Hogan (0-1 each).

Fixture: Division 2 League Round 1 v Brothers Pearse, Goodmayes, Sunday 15th May at 2.30pm

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:

Result: Division 3 League Round 1: Thomas McCurtains: 3-04, Dulwich Harps: 1-05,  

Played in brilliant sunshine the footballers got their league campaign off to a winning start in an heated exchange in Goodmayes. McCurtains could have been more clear at the break but for some hesitant kicking in front of goal. Dulwich managed to hit their purple patch at the start of the second half but goals from Gavin O'Flaherty (2) and Mark Gilsenan kept McCurtains out of reach.

THOMAS MCCURTAINS: C. Mulrennen; D. Corrigan, J. Conway, S. Conwell; B. Hourihane, K. Delahunty, L. Mernagh; P. O'Neill, M. O'Leary; G. Gallagher, G. O'Flaherty, J. Searson; A. Hogan, P. Haughey, R. Ellis. 

Subs: M. Gilsenan for Hogan (15), P. Murphy for O'Leary (45) B. McHugh for Gallagher (48) and E Breen for Searson (53). P. Donegan, S. Quinn, T. Keane, M. Quiambao, J. Brennan, P. O'Shea.

Scorers: G. O'Flaherty (2-2), M. Gilsenan (1-0), P. O'Neill and B. McHugh (0-1 each).

Fixtures: Division 3 League Round 2 v Crawley & Brighton Gaels, Goodmayes, Saturday 14th May at 4.00pm

JFC Preliminary Round v Naomh Padraig, Goodmayes, Tuesday 17th May at 7.15pm

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


The camogie girls continue their success with two wins in the third round of the British League against Fullen Gaels and Brother Pearses. They had a bye in their 3rd game against Erin go Bragh. 

Thomas McCurtains will be hosting the next round of the British League in Goodmayes on Saturday 15th May. 

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

Ladies Football:

The ladies footballers are due to begin their senior championship campaign this week v Fulham Gaels. Awaiting confirmation of date and venue.

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.


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 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: