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March 31, 2013

A Happy Easter to all our Gaels


There will be a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Sunday, April 28th. The Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness; we will only accept 3 nominations from each Club. The Course will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip and run from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm - lunch is provided. There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me ASAP if you are interested in attending.
Finally, I would urge as many of you as possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA.
Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator,
London G.A.A.
078 72600073

A Referee Tutor Course will be held on Saturday, April 13th in Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham. The course will commence at 10.00am and lunch will be provided free of charge for all course participants. We are looking for people who are currently actively refereeing within London and who are willing to deliver courses to take part. In order to make the course a success and help us to continue to develop the structures within the county, it is imperative that at least 3 to 4 referees from London in attendance. I know from speaking to a number of people that demand is already quite high for this course in but please remain pro-active in promoting it among your clubs and referees.
Can anyone who is interested in attending please contact me ASAP.
Is mise le meas,
Lloyd Colfer - Community Development Administrator,
London G.A.A.- 078 72600073




Foundation Level Hurling Coaching Courses (over 1 Day each) in April.

The Foundation Level Hurling Courses will be run over 1 day and are open to all Club Members or anyone looking to get involved with a GAA Club. The Courses are limited to 30 people on each.
The Course Dates are as follows: Foundation Level Coaching Course:
Sunday April 21st
The Courses will all be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip. Each Day runs from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm - lunch is provided. There will theory based work and practical work involved in all the Courses so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me ASAP if you are interested in attending. For further details contact: Lloyd Colfer - Community Development Administrator Tel: 078 72600073

London GAA Golf Classic
London GAA are hosting a Golf Day on Friday 26th April 2013
Venue: Hendon Golf Club Ashley Walk, Devonshire Road, Mill Hill London NW7 1DG
Time : 12.30pm, Bacon baguettes on arrival
1.00pm Shotgun Start
6.30pm 3 course meal
Playing Information:
Teams of 4 players with the best 2 scores per hole to count
The competition to be governed by Team Stableford rules
Prize's are available for 1st,2nd ,3rd & 4th , longest drive and nearest the pin.
Cost: The cost of a team of 4 is £400.00 which includes, green fees and dinner. *Hole advertisement / sponsorship is £100.00 per hole. *Programme advertisement Half Page £50.00 Full page £100.00 Maximum 24 teams For further details contact and Application forms or 07860742481 or
All Clubs are encouraged to make a contribution to this event Please forward payment to: Treasurer - London County Board
Emerald Rooms Ruislip Gaa Grounds South Ruislip

Connacht Football Championship.
Connacht Football Championship 2013
Sunday 26th May London v Sligo For details full match day programme details, including advertising costs etc. Contact PRO Declan Flanagan email or Tel: 07736009080

Club Notes
Club wishing to have their club notes published on our website and twitter and Facebook Pages, Notes should be forwarded to email address: Any Ideas or suggestions in relation to our newsletters and or if you have News items you would like included in the newsletter please contact Mark or Declan.
Master Fixtures Plan 2013
Master Fixtures plan is available to download from the London Gaa Website.
County Board Monthly Draw Results
March 2013
Prize Fund Number Winner Club
£1000 445 Bart Ballidine St Anthony's GFC
£500 259 Michael McLoughlin Garryowen GFC
£250 280 Harlesden Harps Harlesden Harps GFC
£250 454 St Anthony's St Anthony's GFC
£100 538 Declan Ryan St Kiernans GFC
£100 378 Parnell's GFC Parnell's GFC
Club Draw £250 678 TARA GFC TARA GFC

April Draw will take place on the County Board Meeting on Monday 8th April.

Dates for Diary - County Board Meetings 2013

Monday 8th April - 8.30pm
Monday 13th May
Monday 10th June
Monday 8th July
Monday 12th August
Monday 16th September
Monday 14th October
Monday 11th November
Monday 9th December

Next London Youth Board Meeting - 15th April 7.45pm

London GAA Supporters Club
‘'Club London''
The London Supporters Club commenced raising funds for the training and preparation of all London County Teams from January 2013
The London Supporters will be a Sub-committee of the London County Board with its own Officers and Executive committee. Training and preparation of County teams has placed a great burden on the London County Board in recent years and it is in the interest of all London supporters and indeed
the greater Irish population in London that our player's talents are given every opportunity to succeed against our fellow counties in Ireland.
Annual membership fee will be £25.00 per member and in return each member will be
entered into a draw for All Ireland Hurling or Football Final Tickets with overnight
accommodation for 2 people in Dublin. For application forms please contact any county board officer or visit Our Website for full details and Register Now!
Media Night / Club London - Launch evening

A special pre-Connacht Championship Media evening will take place on Friday 3rd of May at 7.30pm in Ruislip, the night will also mark the official launch of the new London Gaa Supporters Club - Club London. Further details will follow soon.

Youth Board News

The next meeting London Youth Board will take place on the 15th of April at Emerald GAA Grounds at Ruislip and will continue on with monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month.
The London Youth Board would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and peaceful Easter and safe travelling to all who are going away for a short break especially in these extreme weather conditions.
Gaelic Football Development Squad Blitz
The Gaelic Football Development Squad Blitz fixed for all three age groups (U-14, U-16 &18 ) on Saturday, March 30th in Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham was cancelled due to the poor recent weather, a new date has yet to be confirmed.
Gerry Sommers Memorial Cup
As it's coming up to the 1st anniversary of Gerry Sommers The Parnell's club are hosting a taster day at Kingsbury Town Football Club, Townsend Lane, Kingsbury, London NW9 7NE on the 13th of April 2013 from 3pm-10pm. This event is a fun day of football, food and great craic, in memory of Gerry. All funds raised from the tickets and raffle will go directly towards St Luke's Hospice. All family members are welcome. Tickets can be purchased on gate or from any member of Parnell's Minor GFC Committee for £5 and free entry for U15's.

Feile Dates for your diary:
Under 14 All Britain Feile 8th June
Feile Peil na nOg 28th- 30th June held in Derry
Feile na Gael 5th -7th July held in Limerick
ABC dates are fixed for the 26th-28th of July at Greenford.
The 2nd Annual All Britain Competition (ABC) 26th-28th July 2013

The 2nd Annual All Britain Competition (ABC) will be held from the 26th - 28th July 2013 in Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds in Greenford, London UB6 ONZ. The ABC is a weekend tournament of Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football for children and youths from U-8 up to U-18 from all across Britain. The ABC games will serve to ensure that Gaelic games and other Irish cultural events are promoted in a fun-filled, enjoyable and action packed manner, which has regard for the underlying motivational ethos of GAA Games Development - ‘Fun Do, Can Do, We Do'.

It is now compulsory for all youths to wear Mouthguards during training and during their games, so can all clubs please make sure this rule is implemented at all times.
For further information please contact Phil Butler on 07920554006
Master fixtures plan will be sent out to clubs soon.
Full List of current Youth Board Fixtures: click on the Competitions tab on the website.
Hertfordshire-London U18 League -


Unfortunately due to the resent poor weather the first weekend of 2013 competitions was badly affected with only 2 games going ahead as scheduled.
It is expected that we will have a full list of fixtures in Football & Hurling Cups on the weekend of 6th & 7th of April - Full details will be confirmed by the C.C.C
Tipperary, Murphy, McArdle Cup, and U18 Fixtures and tables are available to view on the Website. Clubs should note that future fixtures on website are set as default dates with the day, time and throw in to be ratified and confirmed by the C.C.C.

Allianz Football League Div 4
Leitrim v London - Sunday 7th April 1pm
Allianz Hurling League Div 2B Final
Meath v London Sunday 14th April - TBC


Allianz Hurling League Div 2B
London 2-18 Roscommon 2-10
Allianz Football League Div 4
London 0-8 Clare 2-14

Latest Results:


Sponsorship is available for all Youth Competition's
The competition will be re-titled featuring the company/individuals name
Reception at the final of said competition
London GAA website acknowledgement
Football U8's, U10's & U12's Go Games Tournaments
Hurling U8's, U10's & U12's Go Games Tournaments
Go Games
U14's Hurling League and/or Championship
U14's Football League and/or Championship
U16's Hurling League and/or Championship
U16's Football League and/or Championship
U18's Hurling League and/or Championship
U18's Football League and/or Championship

London Junior Team
The London Junior takes part in the British Provincial Junior Championship
This year will see Kilkenny taking part in the competition for the 1st time
The competition will take over the month of June with the first round taking place on the weekend of the 1st/2nd June with London against Lancashire
The final is scheduled to take place on the weekend of the 29th/30th June
Sponsorship of the team is available
If you are interested please contact

London Gaa County Board would like to offer our most heartfelt sympathies to Tony Nolan (KingdomKerry Gael GFC) and Family on the sad passing of his sister Julie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Social Club
For full details of events and hire please contact Kevin Kelly on 0208 8412468
Upcoming Entertainment
Friday 26th April - Ashes to Ashes.

Upcoming Meetings
County Board Meeting - Monday 8th April
County Youth Board Meeting - Monday 15th April