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London Youth Committee notes

May 30, 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 

A big thanks to all the youths who gave up their time to sell Guess 'The Score' and to all who purchased in Ruislip last Sunday. There was a few winners who will be contacted by the committee. Thanks to the Co Board for all their support. All money raised for this will go towards funding the U14 Feile trip to Kerry in June. 

Year 4 Schools Tournament
London GAA were hosts to a Year 4 Gaelic Football tournament at Sudbury Court on Thursday the 26th of May 2016 which was organised and run by Lloyd Colfer Community Development Administrator CDA. Fourteen teams participated from ten schools been St Joseph's school in Harrow, Larmenier& Sacret Heart School in Hammersmith, St Bernadette's school in Kenton, St Robert Southwell School in Kingsbury, St John Fisher School in Perivale, St Teresa's in Harrow, St John's Primary School in Rickmansworth, St Gregory School in Ealing,  Ravenor School in Greenford, St Raphael's School in Ealing, A big thanks to Lloyd and referees Charlott McEney, Michaela Kilkenny, Paddy Curtin, Coleen Lyonett, Killian Butler and Alan Walsh  involved in helping to make this a very happy tournament for all children

Underage Hurling Day from 10am to 12.30pm
On Saturday the 28th of May seen a total of 25 children attended the Go Games Centre in Ruislip which was run by Lloyd Colfer CDA in London along with coaches Michaela and Tommy Kilkenny, Donal Corbett, James Carry.  The children really enjoyed the opportunity to put your hurling skills into practice. Clubs involved was Kilburn Gaels, Croydon, Granuaille, Thomas McCurtains, Parnells. Compliments must go to the Clubs and coaches here in London and to the CDA Lloyd Colfer for organising a fun filled day.

TCG Trip to Donegal
Tir Chonaill Gaels GFC took to a trip for the underage to Donegal last weekend with a party of 97 with 48 of those children. They had an U6 & U10 & U13 team to play in a blitz in Donegal town at Na Ceithre Maistir and also visited Naomh Naille and St Brid clubs. The children really enjoyed the trip and the club would like to thanks the hosts for their hospitality and kindness shown to all on their visit.

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.

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