County Board Newsletter April 2013

County Board Newsletter April 2013

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County Board Newsletter April 2013

April 28, 2013

London GAA - Media Evening / ''Club London'' Official Launch.

The London Gaa County Board invite you to our 2013 Open Media Evening and launch of ''Club London'' the official London GAA Supporters Club'' as part of the build-up to the 2013 All Ireland Hurling & Football Championships.

The idea behind the initiative is to provide access to the main protagonists of our games, namely the players. We are inviting all Media, Journalists, Sponsors and our county team's supporters. We especially welcome our youth clubs, including our younger members and families who are traditionally enthusiastic in availing of such opportunities when they arise. This event is part of a wider plan to promote the 2013 All Ireland Championships and offers the ideal opportunity to officially launch ''Club London'' the London Gaa Supporter Club.
The London GAA Media / Club London Launch will take place in Ruislip on Friday 3rd of May between 7pm - 9.00pm. Parents are encouraged to bring along their children to meet the senior players from the London Senior Football team and the Allianz League Div 2B winning Hurling team and mentors along with our successful London U14, U16 and U18 teams.

We are encouraging people to come along for this unique opportunity to meet the players to be part of a special evening celebrating the GAA in London.
All the children and adults present will have an opportunity to get autographs and photographs taken with players and the cups, with all children entered into a FREE draw for a London Jersey.
Media and Journalists will have the opportunity to speak with players and management in anticipation of the forthcoming and historic London v Carlow Leinster Hurling Championship match and our biggest game of the year in Ruislip on Sunday 26th of May London v Sligo in the Qtr Final of the Connacht Football Championship.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ruislip on Friday the 3rd of May


Connacht Football Championship.
Connacht Football Championship 2013
Sunday 26th May London v Sligo
The London G.A.A County Board will be hosting the Connacht Football Championship match between London and Sligo at the Emerald Gaa Grounds, Ruislip on Sunday of 26th May 2013
This is one of the most anticipated and biggest days in the London GAA calendar. The ground location is at West End Road Ruislip (Polish War Memorial exit on A40 & within 10 minutes walking distance from South Ruislip Central Line Underground Station - you can also access the ground via the E7 Bus with a stop at the ground entrance, buses from Ruislip or Ealing Broadway
We invite you to purchase advertisement space in the colour B5 size (176 x 250mm) programme that we are printing for the day.

Advertisement space cost as follows:
Full Page: £100 + Vat = £120
Half Page: £50 + Vat = £60

Cheques made payable to "London County Board"
Invoices can be supplied. (GAA VAT No: 579114618)
Forward your Company Logo and advert with your requirements to the following email addresses
The closing date for all orders will be Thursday 16th of May We have a limited number of advertisement space available and anticipate a huge demand. So would advise you to confirm your order at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. We will not be able to take any orders after the 16/5/12. Full payment must be received with your order and before going to print - thank you.

The Board will be pleased and delighted to welcome you to Ruislip on the day of the game. There will be plenty food and drink outlets in the grounds on the day.

Thanking you in anticipation.
Declan Flanagan
Public Relations Officer 2013
Coiste Contae Londain
Mobile: 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
The Master Fixtures plan is available to download from the London Gaa Website - See Link
County Board Monthly Draw Results
April 2013
Prize Fund Number Winner Club
£1000 643 Josie Mulvey Tara GFC
£500 176 Gerry Scanlon Sean Traceys Hurling
£250 613 Siobhan Burke Shalloe Pearses GFC
£250 625 Martin Reynolds Eire OG GFC
£100 478 Danny Keogh St Brendans GFC
£100 496 St Clarets GFC St Clarets GFC
Club Draw £250 665 Heston Gaels GFC Heston Gaels GFC
The May Draw will take place on the County Board Meeting on Monday 13th of May.

Dates for Diary - County Board Meetings 2013

Monday 13th May - 8.30pm
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 - 20th of May at 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.
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. You are invited to attend our official launch evening on Friday the 3rd of May in Ruislip.!
Youth Board News
Go Games for U8/10 Football
Monday 6th May hosted by TCG at 12pm
Saturday 18th May hosted by St Kiernan's
Saturday 22nd June hosted by Parnell's at 12pm
Saturday 20th July hosted by Thomas McCurtain's at 12pm
Saturday 7th September hosted by Round Towers at 12pm

Go Games for U12 Football
Saturday 11th May hosted at two venues for this blitz at Dulwich Harps and North London Shamrocks at 12pm
Sunday 19th May hosted by Thomas McCurtain's at 12pm
Saturday 1st June hosted by St Kiernan's at 12pm
Saturday 6th July hosted by Parnell's at 12pm
Saturday 14th September hosted by Thomas McCurtain's at 12pm
Saturday 28th September hosted by St Kiernan's at 12pm
U13 Peter McGlynn Tournament
Annual U13 Peter McGlynn Tournament hosted by Tir Chonaill Gaels takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2013, with an U8/U10 Tournament
2012 U14 Hurling Championship Final
Last year's U14 Hurling Championship Final between Granuaile and Thomas McCurtain's has been set to be played on the Sunday the 19th of May with venue and time to be confirmed.

Fixtures U14 Football Championship

North London Shamrocks V Dulwich Harps on the 18th of May at 2pm venue TBC
Parnells V St Kiernan's on the 18th of May at 2pm venue TBC
Tara v Thomas McCurtains on the 18th of May at 2pm venue TBC

U14 Football League Pool A -

Dulwich Harps V North London Shamrocks on the 4th of May at 2pm
Thomas McCurtains V Tara's on the 4th of May at 2pm at Goodmayes
Tara's V North London Shamrocks on the 14th of May at 7pm venue TBC
Thomas McCurtains V Dulwich Harps on the 14th of May at 7pm at Goodmayes

U14 Football League Pool B -

St Kiernans V Tir Chonaill Gaels on the 4th of May at 2pm at Mill Hill Rugby Club
Parnell's V St Kiernans on the 4th of May at 7pm venue TBC

Fixtures U16 Championship Group 1
Round Towers V Dulwich Harps on the 11th of May at 2pm in Mitcham
Tara's V Tir Chonaill Gaels on the 11th of May at 2pm venue TBC
Fixtures U16 Championship Group 2
Parnell's V St Clarets on the 11th of May at 2pm Venue TBC
Thomas McCurtains V St Kiernan's on the 11th of May at 2pm
Fixtures U18 Football League
Tir Chonaill Gaels V Western Gaels on the 3rd May at 7pm in Greenford.
St Kiernan's V Tir Chonaill Gaels on the 10th May at 2pm in Mill Hill Rugby Club
Western Gaels v St Kiernan's on the 7th of May at 7pm venue TBC
Fixtures U18 Herts-London League
St Vincents v Tir Chonaill Gaels on the 1st of May at Greenford 7pm
Western Gaels v St Kiernan's on the - TBC
St Kiernans v Tir Chonaill Gaels - TBC.

Important Information for Fixtures

Please note the master fixtures are only a guide and are subject to change. In reference to this can all clubs please not confirm the start time to your parents until you have received notification from the host club. When clubs are hosting blitzes on their allocated dates can all clubs please liaise with their senior counterparts to fix their games on an alternative dates to them or have an evening fixture.
Are you interested in Hurling?

London GAA Youth Board would like to invite anyone from 6 years and over that is interested in hurling to get involved in games around London. We would urge you to get involved as hurling is a great sport and needs to be kept going and revitalised. If you are interested Please contact the secretary Phil Butler on 07920554006

Can all clubs please take a look at the questionnaire sheet of the London Strategic Plan-Youth Games Development as we need feedback to help build and promote our clubs. Please return the forms to Phil Butler or Mark Gottsche as soon as possible.
Can all clubs please send on any updates or information if any regarding their club to Pat Winston, so that the database can be updated ASAP.

Sports Prediction Sheets for all clubs
As part of fundraising London GAA County Board have distributed sports prediction sheets to all the clubs with entry fee of £5 per sheet. We would ask you all too kindly get involved in selling and buying as all this money in the funds will enable our development team's trips to continue to Ireland. Thanks a million for all your continued support as it's all much appreciated.

Feile Dates for your diary:
Under 14 All Britain Feile 8th June in Birmingham.
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'.
The following Guidelines will be strictly adhered to for this year's competition:
• U-18: 7-a-side
• U-16: 11-a-side
• U-14: 13-a-side
• U-12: 11-a-side
• U-10: 7-a-side
• U-8: 7-a-side
The U-8 & U-10 Gaelic Football, along with all Hurling & Camogie will be played to conclusion on Friday.
Ladies Gaelic Football & U-12 to U-18 Gaelic Football to be played up to and including Semi-Finals on Saturday.
All Finals will be played on the Sunday.
There will be no Clubs allowed to amalgamate this year and players will only be allowed to line out for their clubs at one age group.
The ABC is an annual event, which will cater for the needs of the ever-growing number of underage players in Britain.
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 Youth Board Secretary Phil Butler on 07920554006
Full List of current Senior & Youth Board Fixtures: click on the Competitions tab on the website. / See also our Twitter & Facebook Pages.
Hertfordshire-London U18 League - See Link for latest standings

Fixtures - See Link Below updated Weekly


Latest Results:

All reminder to all Clubs to text match results immediately after your match to PRO Declan Flanagan on 07736009080
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 - Sponsorship
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
Ruislip GAA Sports & Social Club
For full details of events and hire please contact Kevin Kelly on 0208 8412468
Upcoming Meetings
County Board Meeting - Monday 13th of May
County Youth Board Meeting - Monday 20th of April