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London Youth Committee notes

May 23, 2016

The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 20th of June 2016 at 8 30pm at Irish Tv GAA Grounds, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX 

Sympathies
London Youths Committee would like to offer their sincere sympathies to the families of Paul O' Donoghue's (Dulwich Harps/Round Towers) who sadly lost his uncle in Kerry and to Bridget Ford R.I.P (Tara) We remember them in our prayers. May their gentle souls Rest In Peace

Best of Luck to London Footballers
London Youths Committee would like to wish Ciarán Deely and London team and management the very of luck as they play Mayo in the Connacht Senior Football Championship this Sunday the 29th of May in Ruislip.

Year 4 Schools Tournament
Lloyd Colfer London GAA will run a Y4 schools tournament this Thursday the 26th of May at Sudbury Court, East Lane, Wembley, HA0 3LE starting at 10am

Underage Hurling Day from 10am to 12.30pm
We would like to give a warm welcome to all boys and girls from 6 up to 16 at our Underage Hurling Day this Saturday at Irish Tv GAA Grounds in Ruislip with Registrations at 10am. From 10.30am to 12.30pm children will be divided into three groups - 6-9 year olds, 10 - 12 years olds and 12+ year olds where Mini matches will be played for all of our young Gaels who are interested in Hurling on the day. regardless of experience, we will cater for the beginner right up to expert. We would encourage as many of you as possible to get to Ruislip on the day and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to put your hurling skills into practice. Contact Lloyd Colfer CDA. on 078 72600073

All Britain Competitions (ABC's) Launch for 2016
The official launch of the fifth All Britain Competitions (ABC's) will take place at the Irish Embassy in London on Wednesday the 15th of June for the forthcoming four-day event, which takes place from 7-10th of July at Tír Chonaill GAA Club in Greenford. Hundreds of children aged 6 to 18 years will participate from across Britain in the ABC's in what aims to be both a sport filled and cultural family weekend for all to enjoy.
Results 
U12 Group B League
Tir Chonaill Gaels defeated Round Towers 
Tir Chonaill Gaels 3-01 to Thomas McCurtains 1-04
Thomas McCurtains defeated Round Towers 
U14 Football League
Tara defeated St Kiernans
Dulwich 3-06 to Parnells 1-09
Thomas McCurtains 6-10 to North London Shamrock 5-05
Tir Chonaill Gaels 7-06 to Parnells B 7-12
Thomas McCurtains 9-16 to  St Clarets 8-06 

Fixtures U16 Football League 18-6-2016
London Irish v St Kiernans at London Irish at 2pm
NLS/TMC v Tir Chonaill Gael at Goodmayes  at 2pm
St Clarets v Parnells in Hayes at 2pm

London Youth Development Squad  
London Youth Development will continue to train every week at Tir Chonaill Gaels.

All Britain Competitions (ABC's) for 2016 
All Britain Competitions (ABC's) will take place from Thursday the 7th of July to Sunday the 10th of July at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0NZ.
Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy coming ‘home’ as Cups take Pride of Place again at GAA All Britain Championship Tournament. It will attract almost 2000 youth participants from schools and GAA Clubs all over England, Scotland, and Wales with an invitation cross- community Ulster team, Cúchulainns participating. The Tournament will be graced this year again by the presence of the Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire Cups. The presence of the Cups named in their honour in London could not be more appropriate in the year of the 100th Anniversary of 1916. It will also include an extra day of competition. The presence of the two cups resonates deeper than the notoriety of their names. They highlight the enormous contribution of the GAA community in Britain in the development of the organisation. The full contribution Britain made to the GAA is not popularly and fully known. Many would be surprised to know that the contribution of both Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy was made almost entirely in Britain with many others at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century, a period when London won the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in 1901 (see attached from ABC Programme for full article about Liam MacCarthy and Sam Maguire) 
The importance of the ABC tournament can be demonstrated by those attending from GAA Headquarters in Croke Park. At this stage it is anticipated that those present will include: Aogán Ó Fearghail, President of the GAA, Michael Hasson, President of the  Council of Ulster and Vice –President of GAA, Helen O Roarke, CEO Ladies Games, Pat Daly, Director of Games, and Frank Burke, Head of Coaching and Games. The games will also be attended by Irish Ambassador, Dan Mulhall, and Celine Byrne of the Irish Abroad Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Games Schedules for this year’s tournament are as follows:
On Thursday 7th of July at 10.30am for Primary Schools
On Friday 8th of July at 10.30am Secondary Schools at 3.00pm U-8/10 Boys Gaelic Football;
On Saturday 9th of July at 10.30am and U-12/16 Boys Gaelic Football; Ladies Gaelic Football (All Ages);
On Sunday 10th of July at 10.30am U-14/18 Boys Gaelic Footbal Hurling/Camogie (All Ages).
Any Enquiries please contact  Lloyd Colfer, Secretary of All Britain Competition Committee & Community Development Administrator, London G.A.A.on 07872 600073


Dates For Your Diary
Tara Tournament in Harrow Rugby Club on Saturday the 11th of June

U14 All Britain Feile on Saturday the 11th of June

North London Shamrock's Tournament on Saturday the 18th of June

Parnell's Conrad Ryan Tournament on Sunday the 3rd of July

All Britain Competitions (ABC's) from Thursday the 7th of July to Sunday the 10th of July at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds 

Thomas McCurtain's Tournament on Saturday the 16th of July

U16 and U18 Provincial Championship on Saturday the 16th of July

Dermot Earley Tournament on on Saturday the 3rd of September

St Kiernan's James O' Brien Day on Saturday the 10th of September

St Anthony's Tournament on Saturday the 17th of September

London IrishTournament on Saturday the 1st of October


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