London Youth Committee notes

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London Youth Committee notes

June 06, 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 

Safeguarding Course
London GAA will run a Safeguarding Course on Saturday the 18th of June from 10am- 1pm at Irish TV GAA Grounds, Ruislip. This Course is limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, only accept 5 nominations from each Club. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact the CDA Lloyd Colfer 078 72600073  if you are interested in attending.
Finally, under the new guidelines from the Provincial Council of Britain GAA, anyone involved with teams that have players under the age of 18 must be DBS certified, complete a Coaching Course and also, a Safeguarding Course so it is imperative that we get as many people as possible to attend these Courses over the coming weeks and months before the season starts as there will be a zero tolerance policy on this from the London County Board and the Provincial Council going forward.

Best of luck to the U14 Feile Teams
The very best of luck to the U14 Feile teams who will participate in U14 All Britain Feile next Saturday the 11th of June
Congratulations to all who are representing North London Feile Team for 2016. Barney Breen (TCG) will be the manager assisted by Selectors Tony Griffin (Parnells) and Declan Ryan (St Kiernans) and Child Protection Officer Sinead Griffin (Parnells
Taras Club is James Togher, Sean McCready, Shay Rafter, Luke De Costa, Conor Hanley
St Kiernans Club Jack Hannon, Michael English, Paddy Ryan

Parnells Club is Darragh Griffin, Aidan Doran, Jack Curd, Sam Langan, Niall Bradshaw, Ronan Hutchins, Niall Twomey, Beanon Corrigan, Eoin Reilly, Jojo Thabo

St Clarets Club is Cormac Sibley, Oisin Murphy

Tara U6/8/10's Tournament

Tara Youths will be hosts to a U6/8/10's Tournament in Harrow Rugby Club, Grove Field Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4LF on Saturday the 11th of June with registrations at 10.30am and games commence at 11am. 

Tara GFC U12's Trip to Mayo

Tara Youths GFC took to a trip for the U12's to Breaffy House Hotel in Mayo last weekend with a party of 60 with 23 of those children making up two Tara Teams. It was great to see London and Tara President Proinnsias Redican along with his wife Mary accompanied them on the trip. On Saturday Breaffy GAA Club were hosts to an U12 tournament with a total of eight teams taking part were two Tara teams, one team from Ballaghaderreen, two teams from Knockmore, two teams from Breaffy and one team from St Vincents. The hosting club Breaffy beat Tara in the Cup Final which was a nail biting game that could have went either way. Tara defeated St Vincents from Longford in the Shield Final another close fought game with Tara coming out on top.Thanks to Mayo footballers Aidan O' Shea for presenting the cups to the winning teams. The children were very excited to be taken on a visit to McHale Park in Mayo to see where all the action happens. The children really enjoyed the trip and the club would like to thanks the hosts Breaffy for their hospitality and kindness shown to all on their visit. Thanks a million to all the sponsors who donated to the Tara Golf day on the 30th of April this money helped the children make this very memorable and successful trip to Mayo. 

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 players are asked to make a particular effort to be in attendance for all of the sessions going forward in preparation for the All-Britain Championships in July.
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
North London Shamrock's Tournament on Saturday the 18th of June
Hurling blitz for U8-U12 will be held at Granuaille on Saturday the 25th of June from 12 noon
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

U12's 7’s Tournament on Saturday, the 6th of August in Greenford

U14's 7’s Tournament on Saturday, the 13th of August in Greenford

U16's 7’s Tournament on Saturday, the 20th of August in Greenford

Hurling blitz for U8-U12 will be held at Kilburn Gaels on Saturday the 20th of August from 12 noon

U18's 7’s Tournament on Saturday, the 27th of August in Greenford

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

Hurling blitz for U8-U12 will be held at Greenford on Saturday the 24th of September from 12 noon

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