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London Youth Committee notes

June 27, 2016

The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 18th of July 2016 at 8 30pm at Irish Tv GAA Grounds, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX 

London Youths Committee would like to offer sympathies to the families of Sean Flagherty's wife RIP, Thomas Maguire RIP (cousin of Joel McInern's- TCG), Jenna Smyth RIP (cousin of Brian Smyth - Dulwich Harps) May their gentle souls Rest In Peace.

Well done to the U14 Feile Teams
Well done to the boys and girls Féile teams and management from North and South London when they traveled to Kerry for the 2016 John West Féile na nOg .
John West Féile na nOg Division 3 Cup South London 2-02 to 0-06 Lucan Sarsfields
John West Féile na nOg Division 4 Cup North London 0-04 to 1-08 Eiré Óg Greystones

A brief report on the North London U14 boys trip to the Feile in Kerry by Declan Ryan.

Last weekend the North London U14 Boys travelled to Kerry for the Feile competition and were hosted by the Beaufort Club. Our Players, Management and supporters were superb ambassadors for North London.  The Boys produced some outstanding  displays in getting to the Division 4 final before going down 1-08 to 0-04 against Eire Og Greystone from Wicklow.

Along the way there was one draw and two superb wins in our group games. On Friday evening we travelled to Kilcummin to play our two opening group games and first up was a game against Eire Og Greystones Wicklow. The boys started the game slowly and it took until the second half for the boys to find their feet and they came back to claim a draw against a very strong opposition. They were 6 points down with four minutes to go but they dug deep and goals from Paddy Ryan and Joe Joe Thabo drew the boys level. In the second game the North London boys had quite convincing win over Kilcummin of Kerry with the boys winning 4-10 to 1-01.

On Saturday morning North London played our host club Beaufort and it turned out to be a tight affair but the boys came out on the right side of the 1-6 to 2-06 score line with a 3 point win. This result left us joint top of our group with Eire Og Greystones on 5 points each but they took top spot on score different. On Saturday afternoon we travelled to Dr Crokes Ground in Killarney where we played Inbane Gaels of Cork and this game was a very tight and physical game but the boys showed great team spirt and produced some great football which was fitting for the great venue and won the game by 3 points with the score line finishing 2-05 to 1-05.

The boys were up earlier on Sunday morning in preparation for the semi-final which was played in Gneevgullia and our opposition for the game were the current Sligo U14 champions St Molaise. The boys started the game in a slow manner but managed to play their way into the game and took the lead towards the end of the first half and it was a lead they did not give up despite having to withstand a large surge from St Molaise but the boys held out with some great defending and won the game by 3 points with score line North London 1-07 St Molaise 1-04.

On Sunday afternoon we travelled to Rathmore to play the final against Eire Og Greystones who we previously played in our first game on Friday evening and drew with them. After playing so well throughout the weekend things did not happen for the boys in the final as their performance was not up to the high standard they had set in their previous games and poor discipline cost them dearly as the Eire Og free taker punished them for the majority of the indiscretions. North London fought to the very end and created some goal chances but for some great defending from the opposition the boys could not get the required goals they so desperately needed and Eire Og ran out winners 1-08 to 0-04. The boys were very upset at losing the final but they can be very proud of their performances throughout the weekend and they were great ambassadors for North London GAA.  

The hospitality from the Beaufort GAA club was outstanding and everyone in the North London party will take life long memories and have make friends for life from a very special weekend. London GAA would like to thank this excellent group of young men for representing North London in such brilliant fashion. Thanks also to the management team of Barney Breen, Tony Griffin and Declan Ryan.  A sincere thank you must go to all those parents and families who made the journey to Kerry.

Hurling Blitz
Kilburn Gaels will host a Hurling Blitz on Sunday the 3rd July starting at 1pm at Gladstone Park for the U8's/10's and U13's 

Parnells Conrad Ryan Tournament
Parnell's will host the annual Conrad Ryan Football Tournament for U6/8/10/12's boys and girls on Saturday 2nd July at Northwick Park. The day will be split into two parts splitting the day into as follows: U6/U8 & U10s - Registration 10am, with games from 10.30am - 1pm
U12s - Registration 1.30pm, with games from 2pm - 4.30pm

U12's London Youths playing in Croke Park
Great news for London as thirty of our U12's London Youths has secured the position to be playing a 15 a side football game in Croke Park on the Saturday the 6th of August 2016 at either 5pm or 7pm. On this basis please may we have the names nominations of 1nr Girl & 1nr Boy from each Club before the 8th July.

London Youth Development Squad  
London Youth Development squad will continue to train this Wednesday the 29th of June at 6.30 p.m at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds in Greenford.
All players are asked to make a particular effort to be in attendance on Saturday and Wednesday as we prepare for the All-Britain Championship Semi-Finals on July 2nd.

All Britain Competitions (ABC's) for 2016 
The four day event All Britain Competitions (ABC's) will take place Thursday the 7th of July to Sunday the 10th of July at Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 0NZ. 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. Both the Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups will take Pride of Place in Greenford again this year. Hopefull those attending from GAA Headquarters in Croke Park 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 Rourke, 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.T
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 Enqries please contact  Lloyd Colfer, Secretary of All Britain Competition Committee & Community Development Administrator, London G.A.A.on 07872 600073

Tara Youths Gaelic Summer Camp

Tara Youths GFC will be holding their annual Summer Camp at Hendon FC in Kingsbury from Monday the 25th of July to Friday the 29th July from 10am till 3pm. Children from all clubs will be invited to attend . For more information or bookings please contact Tina Tracey on

Dates For Your Diary
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 Irish Tournament on Saturday the 1st of October

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