London Youth Committee notes
July 11, 2016
2016 All Britain Competitions (ABC's)
The ever popular All Britain Competitions (ABC's) in the 5th year was held in Greenford last weekend from Thursday the 7th - Sunday 10th of July. The event attracted around two thousand youths participating from schools and GAA Clubs all over London, England, Scotland, and Wales and CÃºchulainns team from Ulster. One hundred and fifty teams were playing Gaelic Games in the competitions this year giving them the positive experience in playing for their teams and clubs in the ABC's. It was a great privilege to be graced with the presence of the Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy cups two years running as this could not be more appropriate in the year of the 100th Anniversary of 1916 Rising
and also the Brendan Martin Ladies Cup where the children enjoyed having their photos taken, The children enjoyed playing the Gaelic sport and having the experience meeting other teams from across Britain in a family orientated environment bringing the culture aspects of the GAA alive.
Those in attendance over the weekend from GAA Headquarters in Croke Park. AogÃ¡n Ã Fearghail, President of the GAA, Michael Hasson, President of the Council of Ulster and Vice âPresident of GAA, Helen O Roarke, CEO Ladies Games, Julie Duffy Child Protection Officer for Britain GAA, Pat Daly Games Development Manager, and Frank Burke Chair of Coaching and Games, Martin Skelly FÃ©ile Chairman, Celine Byrne of the Irish Abroad Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs.
All-Britain Competition, a tournament that is going from strength to strength and credit must go to all the Chairman John Gormley and Secretary Brendie Brien and all the ABC Committee, CDA Lloyd Colfer, Registrars, Referees, and all at Tir Chonaill Gaels for their exceptional hard work both in the planning and organisation of the event. A big thanks to Tir Chonaill Gaels for their kind use of their grounds and their facilities and beautiful food provided all weekend. Thanks to everyone who made this weekend such an remarkable and enjoyable one for the children to remember for many years.
Congratulations to all the winners as follows:
Primary Schools Cup St Teresa's- Harrow, London
Primary Schools Plate St Bernadette's - St Albans
Primary Schools Shield Christ The King - Cardiff
Secondary Schools Cup St Pauls - South London
U14 Cup St Colmcilles
U17 Cup Parnells
U12 Boys Cup Tara's - London
U12 Boys Plate North London Shamrock
U12 Boys Shield St Patrick's - Gloucester
U14 Cup Parnell's - London
U14 Plate St Brendan's - Warwickshire
U14 Boys Shield Parnell's - London
U16 Cup St Kiernan's - London
U18 Boys Cup Parnell's - London
Best of luck to all who are playing today's Saturday, July 16th Fixtures
U-14 A Championship Final
Dulwich Harps vs. Parnells Gfc
at Tir Chonaill Gaels GAA Grounds in Greenford at 2.00 p.m.
U-14 C Championship Final
Gael Londain vs. Parnells Gfc (II)
at Tir Chonaill Gaels GAA Grounds in Greenford at 11.30 a.m.
Thomas McCurtains U-6/8/10/12 Football/Hurling Blitz:
Goodmayes (IG3 9HG) at 10.30 a.m.
Thomas McCurtain's Tournament
Tomas McCurtains will be hosts to their annual Blitz which is taking place this Saturday 16th of July starting at 11am for boys and girls ages U6/8/10/12's.
U6/U8 & U10s- Registration 10 .30 am, games starting at 11am expected finish time 2pm -Cup and Shield final for all of the age groups.
U12's - Registration 11.30 pm, games starting at 12.30pm expected finish time 4.pm ( 11 a-side ) Cup and Shield final at end of blitz.
Hurling blitz 2pm
Tara Youths Gaelic Summer Camp
Tara Youths GFC will be holding their annual Summer Camp at Silver Jubilee Park Stadium,Townsend Lane Kingsbury NW9 7NE from Monday the 25th of July to Friday the 29th July from 10am till 3pm. Children from all clubs will be invited to attend Ages 5-12 (girls development up to 14).Gaelic skills, games and introduction to hurling along with self defence for the older girls and arts and crafts for our younger footballers. The camp is run by teachers and professional coaches with a first Aider onsite at all times .
For more information or bookings please contact Tina Tracey Camp coordinator on email@example.com.
Dates For Your Diary
U16 and U18 Provincial Championship Finals against Warwickshire which takes place this Saturday, July 16th in Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham at 12.00 noon (U-16) and 2pm(U-18)
U12's 7âs Tournament on Saturday, the 6th of August in Greenford
U14's 7âs Tournament on Saturday, the 13th of August in Greenford
U16's 7âs Tournament on Saturday, the 20th of August in Greenford
U18's 7âs Tournament on Saturday, the 27th of August in Greenford
Dermot Earley Tournament on on Saturday the 3rd of September
Tara girls J Ffrench Tournament on Saturday the 10th of September in Greenford
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
Hurling blitz for U8-U14 will be held at Kilburn Gaels on Saturday the 15th of October from 12 noon
If you require any further information please contact the London Youth's Secretary Joel McInern on 07956103723