Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes

Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes

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Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes

August 21, 2017

Our footballers had a great win over St Clarets in the championship on Saturday afternoon. It was last chance saloon for both teams after losing their opening games and it made for a tight and scrappy affair. 1-02 for Mark Gilsenan in the opening 15 minutes set McCurtains up nicely against the wind. Clarets fought back and went ahead by a point with a goal near the end of the half. The Macs responded brilliantly and piled on the pressure. Gavin Gallagher got the crucial last touch as he punched in a shot from Gerry Flynn to the back of the net from point blank range to leave the half time score 2-02 to 1-03. 

St Clarets came out in the second half all guns blazing and scored the first 2 points to pull back level. With the wind now behind their back McCurtains started to hit their stride. Some good defensive work managed to keep Clarets at bay while the forwards started to draw frees from the Clarets backs which Niall Coffey duly struck over to keep McCurtains in front. The killer blow came when Kevin Delahunty (on a mazey run up the pitch) shot from 30 yards and found the back of the net a couple of minutes from time leaving St Clarets with too much to do. 

THOMAS MCCURTAINS: C. Mulrennan; M. O'Leary, C. Smyth, T. Lynagh; J. Searson, R. Ellis, K. Delahunty (1-00); T. Clarke, B. Houriane; T. Keane, N. Coffey (0-04, 4f), G. Flynn; G. Gallagher (1-00), S. Murphy, M. Gilsenan (1-02). SUBS: J. Brennan, H. Corkerry, B. McNulty and D. McNulty. 

There are no fixtures for the club next weekend.

Training (Click on team name for more info):

  • Mens Football: Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm in Goodmayes.
  • Mens Hurling: Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30pm in Goodmayes.
  • Ladies Football: Tuesday at 7.30pm in Goodmayes.
  • Camogie: No training this week.
  • Underage: Hurling, Monday at 6.45pm in Goodmayes.
  •                     Football, Tuesday in Thurrock RFC & Wednesday in Goodmayes both at 6.45pm.


  • Mens Football: Junior Football Championship - Thomas McCurtains v Brothers Pearse, Saturday 2nd Sepember 2017 at 3.00pm, Scrubs.


  • Mens Football: Junior Football Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 3-09, St Clarets: 1-06

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:

U8/10 Managers - Martin Healy 07854739585  and Denis Doherty 07958432835

U12 Managers - Marc Daily 07824 837952 and Tim Sullivan 07764 658350

U14 Managers - John Moran  07946 031883  and Tim Sullivan 07764 658350

Hurling Manager - Marc Daily 07824 837952

Thomas McCurtains GAA Club would welcome coaching support in local schools and our training sessions.

Please check out Thomas McCurtain’s on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Or drop us an email on We would be delighted to hear from you.

*Gentle reminder to all teams to take their rubbish with them after using Goodmayes pitches*