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

June 06, 2016

Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes.

Well done to Gavin O'Flatherty, Richard Ellis, Philip Murphy, Kevin Delahunty and Mark Gilsenen. They were part of the London Junior Panel who overcame Kilkenny on a scoreline of 4-06 to 0-09 in Nolan Park in the British Championship on Saturday. Next up they play Gloucestershire in Ruislip on Sunday 12th June at 2.00pm.

On the home front the Ladies footballers and the Camogs were both in Championship action. The ladies had mixed results both winning and losing one match while the Camogs powered past their opponents in their first ever Championship game. 

The club are hosting a race night on the 18th June in Tommy Flynns Bar & Kitchen, Leytonstone. For details see below.

Ladies Football:

Results: IFC: Thomas McCurtains: 2-09, Kingdom Kerry Gaels: 1-06,

McCurtains were always in control of this game, with an early Kathryn Canavan goal putting the Ladies to the fore. Led by the midfield duo of Barrett and Fitzpatrick they were the stronger team throughout and they never relinquished control. A well taken goal by King in the second half and some tireless work by Michelle Dolan made sure of a well earned victory.

THOMAS MCCURTAINS: F. McGovren; C. Comane, A. O'Leary, M. Johnson; L. Naughton, N. Owens, S. Roche; C. Barrett, A. Fitzpatrick; K. Carr, O. King, K. Canavan; L. McGuigan, M. Dolan, S. Connolly. 

Subs: B. Murphy for McGuigan, J. Murphy for Connolly and S. Carey for Carr.

IFC: Thomas McCurtains: 1-11, Holloway Gaels: 2-09,

A strong comeback by the East London Ladies in the second half wasn't enough to overcome the deficit as Holloway lead throughout. In what was a great team performance, the half back line of Naughton, Owens and Roche shone throughout with some great support by Shauna Connolly and Orla King in the forwards. Overall there are plenty of positives that can be taken going into the next match.

THOMAS MCCURTAINS: F. McGovren; C. Comane, A. O'Leary, A. Jenkins; L. Naughton, N. Owens, S. Roche; C. Barrett, A. Fitzpatrick; K. Carr, K. Canavan, S. Connolly; S. Marron, M. Dolan, O. King. 

Subs: M. Drayne for Marron.

The ladies train on Tuesday in Goodmayes pitch (IG3 8XJ) at 7pm and on Thursdays in East London Rugby Club (E15 3BP) at 7pm. All new players welcome.


Result: British Junior Championship Round 1: Thomas McCurtains: 6-09, Fullen Gaels: 0-01,

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


Fixture: Division 2 Hurling League Round 3 v Granuaile, Ruislip, Saturday 11th June at 4.30pm

Training continues this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 pm in Goodmayes pitch (IG3 8XJ).

Mens Football:

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


Thomas McCurtains underage teams went to Birmingham under an invite from Sean McDermott GAA club in memory of one of their club members Coley Foley who passed away 2013  

The U12 team reached the final losing to the host club. They played 6 games , losing only 1 on route to the final. They also won against 2 Irish teams, Parkes from Mayo and Round Towers from Dublin. Our U14 team narrowly missed out on the Semi-final stages. They played 6 games in there group winning 2 and losing 3 games by 1 point. Our U14s did not have any subs available on the day which meant that throughout the day our lads were tired. Both teams played 96 minutes of football and represented the club well. Congratulations to all involved on the day especially those who volunteered their time. 

Hurling: U8 to U14  training is on Mondays at 7.00pm in Goodmayes pitch.

Football: U8 to U14 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:

·    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: