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July 15, 2013

Newsletter - July 2013

Emerald GAA Grounds
Ruislip Sports & Social Club
West End Road, South Ruislip HA4 6QX
Tel: 0208 841 2468 PRO: Declan Flanagan 07736009080 -
Youth Committee PRO - Lucia Butler

CONTACT:Senior Games Development&Logistics Manager Mark Gottsche Tel:07872600074 Community Development Administrator Lloyd Colfer Tel: 078 72600073 Chairman: Noel O Sullivan 07956 535351 Secretary: John Molloy 07786241450 - Youth Committee Chairman Tony Griffin 07966160999

Preparations are in full swing for the Connacht Final

Connacht Final tickets will be on sale in Ruislip (See List Below) Tickets £20.00
Details on family packages to follow.
Tickets for the Connacht final will be on Sale at Ruislip on the following dates.

Tuesday 16th July from 7.30pm to 9 .30pm

Thursday 18th July from 7 .30pm to 9pm

Prices are £20 .00 Stand £18.00 Terrace
(Tickets will also be available in the day of the match)

Please contact Secretary John Molloy, if you require tickets or any further information.
John's Mobile 07786 241 450 Email;


If you are unable to travel to Castlebar the match will be broadcast live on Premier Sport Channel on Sky 428

**Build up to the match - Not to be missed

Club London

"The Official London GAA Supporters Club"
Connaught Final Weekend Entertainment in Castlebar
Calling all London Supporters


Saturday 20th July
McHale Park - 7pm
London Legends v Mayo Legends
Charity Exhibition Match

Followed by
Fund Raising Social Night
In Aid of Club London/London Senior Football Team
@ The Welcome Inn Hotel
New Antrim St, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Music by
Top Castlebar Radio DJ
Jonny Oosten
Admission 10 euro
Raffle on the Night


Club London
"The Official London GAA Supporters Club"

Sunday 21st July - Match Day

Rise & Shine! - From 10am
Meet & Greet family and friends, plenty of pre match banter at
The Welcome Inn Hotel

Official Meeting Place for All London supporters!

2pm - McHale Park - Connacht Senior Football Final
London v Mayo

Followed by the Official London GAA After Match Party
@ The Welcome Inn Hotel - From 6pm


London's No 1 Irish Folk Rock Band

Their Only appearance on Irish Soil in 2013!
Followed by - DJ Jonny Oosten

Also in attendance will be Paul Coggins and the London Team

Raffle on the night - Admission 10 Euros

Tickets can be purchased in Advance - Contact Kevin Kelly 0044 7973 854009
Connacht Final Competition

Photo Courtesy of Brendan Moyle's
London GAA needs your Support!

Join Club London Today
The Official London GAA Supporters Club
For Your Chance To Win
2 Return Flights To Knock From Stansted
2 Nights' Accommodation In Castlebar And 2 Match Tickets to the Connacht Final

Simply become a Club London Member Today for £25
To Enter Log onto see the Club London Tab and Follow instructions.
We would greatly appreciate you support
Closing date for entries is
Tuesday 16th July

Connacht Final Trip - Package includes

Flights, 2 Nights accommodation B&B + 1 Evening Meal (no singles rooms) Coach from Knock airport to hotel and returned to airport on Monday + Match Ticket. Total £250.00
Ryanair Stansted to Knock
Depart Stansted Sat. 20th July 11.55am
Arrive Knock 1pm
Depart Knock Monday 22nd July 18.40pm
Arrive Stansted 8.00pm
Accommodation Only
2 Nights B/B +Evening Meal
£120 per person sharing
Limited number of flights and hotel accommodation available
Contact Kevin Kelly 07973854009

Song for the Connacht Final

Well renowned London Irish Band Bible Code Sundays have released a song in celebration on London's historic appearance in the Connacht Senior Football Final click on link for video, song will be available to purchase on iTunes and other sources.
London GAA homeward bound with Aer Lingus Regional for historic final

Airline charters plane to fly team home for London GAA's first ever Connacht Senior Football Final
The London Football Team to fly from London Southend Airport on Saturday, 20 July
Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Aer Arann in conjunction with London Southend Airport, is to fly the London GAA team home on a special chartered flight into Ireland West Airport Knock on Saturday, 20 July in advance of the team's historic first ever Connacht Senior Football final against Mayo on Sunday, 21 July. The team, their coaches and management will fly with Aer Lingus Regional to this historic final on a specially chartered flight from London Southend Airport to Ireland West Airport Knock. The game represents the first time London will play in a Senior Connacht Football Final and comes after a season which has seen London GAA overcome both Sligo and Leitrim to make the final. 2013 has been an historic and epic year for the team, which saw them win their first Connacht Championship match since 1977, when they overcame Sligo on London's home turf at their Ruislip grounds. This was followed by a draw with Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon and finally victory for London over Leitrim, by a single point, in a nail biting game on 30 June last.
The team will now play hot favourites Mayo in Elverys McHale Park, Castlebar. London GAA's full panel of players represents over 20 counties in Ireland, adding to the uniqueness, in GAA history, of this year's Connacht Final. Aer Lingus Regional operates three daily return services between Dublin and London Southend Airport. Speaking at the announcement, Sean Brogan, Interim CEO, Aer Arann said that the airline is keen to support London GAA in bringing the team home from London Southend Airport to Ireland West Airport Knock. ‘The GAA has always been pivotal in linking Irish communities around the world. This is particularly true in London where many of our best footballers are based and playing with London GAA. At Aer Lingus Regional, with our scheduled flights from the UK and France, we too play a small part bringing families and friends together'.
We're delighted to be able to support the GAA in bringing the London side home from our newest London hub, London Southend Airport. We wish all involved the best of luck and we look forward to welcoming the London GAA team on board.'


Congratulations Paul!

Philips Ireland on Wednesday, 10th July 2013, named Paul Coggins, Manager of London GAA, as the Philips Sports Manager of the Month for June 2013.

On June 30th London came to Dr. Hyde Park in Carrick-on-Shannon to face Leitrim in a replay of their earlier drawn encounter. London stormed into a 14-point lead at half time but put their vocal supporters through a nail-biting second half eventually clinging onto a single point win 2-11 to 1-13. This is the first time London has reached a Connaught final where they will face Mayo on the 21st July. Coggins, a Roscommon native, became London GAA Manager in 2011 and accepted the award considering it to be "a great honour on behalf of the team."

A fundraising concert, ‘'Rock4Londain'' and led by local London Irish bandBible Code Sundays was held at short notice to help raise funds for London's trip to Hyde Park for the replay with Leitrim. A big Thanks to Ronan, Kevin, Our Media Partner The Irish World, Hungry Grass, The Monday Club, The Lagan, Slim Attraction and London hurling Captain John Walsh who put on a feast of Irish trad music and Celtic Rock. The event was put together at the short notice by Bible Code Sundays lead singer Ronan McManus and Club London Chairman Kevin Kelly. We also had the honour of welcoming London Rose Grace Kenny who was there to support the London Team.

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.

County Board Monthly Draw Results - June & July 2013
July 2013
Prize Fund Number Winner Club
£1000 527 Chris Byrne St Kiernans
£500 329 Moindearg GFC Moindearg GFC
£250 326 Moindearg GFC Moindearg GFC
£250 481 St Clarets St Clarets GFC
£100 18 Danny 0 Brien Bros Pearse
£100 88 London Wexford Association
Club Draw Bros Pearse Bros Pearse
June 2013
Prize Fund Number Winner Club
£1000 88 London Wexford Association Fr Murphys
£500 326 Moindearg GFC Moindearg GFC
£250 576 Tir Chonaill Gaels Tir Chonaill Gaels
£250 162 Michael Walsh Sean Treacy's
£100 550 James&Granne O Sullivan Tara GFC
£100 72 Eddie Naughton Cuchullains
Club Draw 662 Fulham Irish Fulham Iris
The June Draw will take place on the County Board Meeting on Monday 12th of August

Dates for Diary - County Board Meetings 2013
Monday 12th August
Monday 16th September
Monday 14th October
Monday 11th November
Monday 9th December
Next London Youth Committee Meeting - Monday 15th July 2013
Full List of current Senior & Youth Board Fixtures: click on the Competitions tab on the website. / See also our Twitter & Facebook Pages.


Fixtures - See Link Below


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
If you are interested please **Contact

Ruislip GAA Sports & Social Club
Wear your Colours! Londain Abu
There is a selection of hats, flags and scarfs available for Sale at the Club house in advance of the Connacht Final
For full details of events and hire etc.
Please contact Kevin Kelly on 0208 8412468

Eamonn Phelan

Eamonn stepped down as London Hurling Team Manager after the recent Westmeath All Ireland Qualifier match. Eamonn is moving back to Ireland with his family. He was appointed in 2010, leading London to the Nicky Rackard Cup in 2011 and Christy Ring Cup in 2012. He followed this up with in the Allianz League Div 2B title in 2013.
The London Gaa County Board would like to thank Eamonn for all this hard work and wonderful success. We wish Eamonn and his family very happiness and success for the future.

Upcoming Meetings
County Board Meeting - Monday August 12th August.
County Youth Board Meeting - Monday 15th of July.

For regular updates on London GAA - Check out the following

Twitter: @OfficialLondonG
Club London: @ClubLondonGAA