London Youths Committee Notes
July 31, 2017
The next meeting London Youth Committee meeting will take place on Monday the 18th of September at 8 30pm at McGovern Park GAA Grounds, West End Road, Ruislip, HA4 6QX
Tara GFC Summer Camp
Over two hundred children from various clubs around London attending the annual Tara Youths GFC Summer Camp which was held at Hendon FC forging links and friendships across the Irish and London community. Loads of Gaelic football & Hurling games with arts and crafts and Yoga all week.The children put a lot of energy and passion getting involved in hurling and lots of fun activities with Gaelic tournament running all week with Sligo, Wexford, Galway, Kildare, Mayo, London with the winning team Wexford. The weather held out most day with some very heavy rain but this didn't dampen the activities even the water pistols came out for all to enjoy. From London GAA we were honoured to have coaching the children Philip Butler and Lloyd Colfer and from London Ladies Noelle Cocoman, Rebecca Mills,Claire Towey, Gemma Taylor and Colleen Lynott along with coaches Jason Dunne, Paddy Curtin, James Carry, Oisín Bradly, Cormac from Granuaille, Ryan McCready, Bill Sweetland, Sean McCready, Joe RobertsA big thanks to all at Tara minor GFC and anyone that helped out in any way, Rob Morris and his team at Silver JublieeStadium. Lloyd Coliffer for assisting and directing the younger coaches. All the enthusiastic and professional coaches and admin and first Aid team, Josie Barratt (Granuiles) for supplying the hurling equipment. Brendie Brien for providing spot prizes for the children. Sharon Kelly and Colette Keavney and the young musicians for a lovely session of traditional Irish music.Lynn from Ndance Colindale for arranging a fun street dance 'Galway girl' performance by a group of children. Shirley Jordan for her yoga sessions which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A big thanks to the lady that made it all happen was Camp Coordinator Tina Tracey who done amazing work in bringing it all together in what was truly a very successful camp. We look forward to next years event.
London GAA U13 exebition game in Croke Park
It was a great day full of excitement for thirty U13 year old children from clubs around London as they were given theopportunity to play a half time exhibition game in our National Iconic Stadium at Croke Park in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship Qrt Finals interval where Roscommon and Mayo drew. A big thanks must go to all the staff at Croke park as they truly spoiled our London children the hospitality was second to none. The children were kitted out and played in two of London Clubs colours St. Kiernan's and St. Claret's. London Ladies Children's Officer Colleen Lynott refereed the game where the children demonstrated their skills and abilities in front of thousands of spectators. After the game they were all provided with Lunch and a program of the day for their memorabilia. All the children really enjoyed the experience and will hold a life time of cherished memories for themselves and all the family's. Thanks to our four mentors Colleen Lynott, Paul Coggin's, Eddie McGivney and Brian Moran who done a fantastic job in organising the children. Those children that experienced the day were from Parnells: Alice O'Brien, Rory WelbySt Josephs: Jamie Murphy, Chloe MurphyGael London: Aoife Gibson, Ryan Bartley,Fionn Kearney North London Shamrocks: Fergus Murray, Finn McCaffrey, Morgan RichieSt. Clarets: Shane Lynott, Colm Shepherd, Adian ShepherdRound Towers: John Joe Dolan, Cian McDonagh, Fionn McDonaghTara: Eoin McGivney, Caitlin Finnerty, Frankie FinnertySt. Kiernans: JP Coggin's, Oliver Mallon, Michael Dunning Tir Chonaill Gaels: Daniel Morrison, Christian Moran, Orla Tighe Thomas McCurtains: Jonjo Grannell, Fergus O'Sullivan, Daire DalyFr Murphy's: Matthew Cox, Declan Mulchinock
Thanks a million to Conor McGreevy and London Youths Committee for organising this exhibition game which we hope will be an annual event for our future Gaels.
FixturesU-14 A Championship Final Tara vs. Parnells in Greenford at 7pm Friday, September 8th U-6/8/10 James O'Brien Day in Hendon Rugby Club at 12 noon on Saturday, September 9th
U-18 Leauge Final TCG/Tara v Parnells on Sunday, September 10th
U-16 Leauge Final St.Kiernans v Parnells on Saturday, September 16th
U-6/8/10/12 NLS Blitz Day at Tottenhall at 12 noon on Saturday, September 23rd U-18 Championship Semi-Final TCG/Tara or Parnells v St.Kiernans in Greenford at 6pm on Sunday, September 24thU-18 Championship Final in Greenford at 6pm on Sunday, October 1stU-16 Championship Final St.Kiernans v Parnells in Greenford at 6pm on Sunday, October 8th
London Minor Board 50th Anniversary 1967-2017
London Minor Board are celebrating their 50th Anniversary year 1967-2017. We are appealing for any team photographs or photos of memorabilia to help us mark this special occasion. Please do not hesitate to contact PRO Lucia Butler on email@example.com or 07932849667.
Dates for Your DiaryDermot Earley Tournament Saturday 2nd September
Tara J Ffrench girls Tournament at Tir Chonaill Gaels on Saturday 9th September
St Kiernans James O' Brien Blitz on Saturday, 9th September
U12 Pool B Semi Finals in Hazelwood on Saturday 16th of September
North London Shamrock Blitz on Saturday 23rd September
Conrad Ryan for U14's in Greenford on Saturday 30th Sepptember
If you require any further information please contact the London Youth's Secretary Joel McInern on 07956103723