Thomas McCurtain's Hurling and Football Club Notes18-07-2016


Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes.

On Saturday the club hosted their annual Family Fun Day in Goodmayes with food, music and sport all on offer. Overall 12 clubs (30 individual teams ) ranging from u-6 to u-14, attended our blitz, 10 from London and a special thank you to Sean McDermott’s from Warwickshire and St Joseph’s from Hertfordshire. Played in glorious sunshine from early morning there was some great Football and Hurling on display from all. Congratulations to all of the teams that took part. Finalists and group winners are listed below, 

U-6 TMC V STJ won by TMC

U-8 St Joes  V North London Shamrocks won by NLS

U-10 St Kiernans V Tara won by Tara

U-10 Thomas McCurtains V Tir Chonaill Gaels won by TCG

U-12 North London Shamrocks  v Thomas McCurtains won by TMC

U14 Challenge Game Thomas McCurtains V St Kiernans

Hurling challenge Kilburn Gaels V Thomas McCurtains mixed ages 

The sporting action was rounded off in the afternoon by the the Senior Ladies, Footballers and Hurlers all playing competitive fixtures and the Camogs playing an exhibition between themselves in preparation for their upcoming Championship final. With Thomas McCurtains being represented in all age groups and all codes, it was a very successful day for the club and enjoyed by all and we are already looking forward to next year.

Over the next week and a bit our Camogs will play the aforementioned final on Thursday against Brothers Pearse, our Hurlers take on Granuaile in the Championship on Sunday, while the Footballers are back on the road and will play Eire Óg in Downhills Park in the league on Tuesday week. All support welcome for these very important fixtures.

Also Best of luck to Catherine Barrett and Kellie Carr who are part of the London Ladies panel who play Lancashire in the British Provincial Final in Coventry on Saturday.

Camogie:

Fixture: Junior Championship Final â€“ Thomas McCurtains v Brothers Pearse, Thursday 21st July 2016 at 19.30pm, Dulwich Sports Grounds SE21 7JH

Erin go Bragh conceded the semi final so the Camogie team are into the Junior Championship Final v Brothers Pearse.

Camogie training will be on Tuesday at 7pm in Goodmayes.

Hurling:

Result: Intermediate Hurling Championship: Thomas McCurtains: 3-14, St Declans: 2-11

The Hurlers had to battle hard against a determined St Declans team to stay on track in the Intermediate Championship. They managed to grind out a good result against the much improved Watford outfit. 

Fixture: W Reilly Limited Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 3 â€“ Thomas McCurtains v Granuaile, Sunday 24th July 2016 at 1.30pm, Goodmayes

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm in Goodmayes pitch (IG3 8XJ). All new players are welcome.

Mens Football:

Result: Junior Football Championship: Thomas McCurtains: 1-10, Tir Chonaill Gaels: 1-10

The footballers battled hard and came from behind to snatch a draw scoring 1-1 in the last few minutes. The important passage of play came with a well worked team goal which was toe poked in by Diarmuid Carr. In what was his last game in the McCurtains colours Barry McHugh repriesed the role of captain and he impressed as he worked well on the inside forward line. He was helped with some great support play from Mark Gilsenan and James Searson. We wish Barry all the best in Dubai.

Fixture: Division 3 League â€“ Thomas McCurtains v Eire Óg, Tuesday 26th July 2016 at 7.15pm, Downhills Park

Training continues this week on Thursday only at 7:30 pm in Goodmayes pitch (IG3 8XJ). All new players are welcome.

Ladies Football:

Result: Senior League: Thomas McCurtains: 1-11, Kingdom Kerry Gaels: 2-06

The Ladies Footballers were victorious over Kingdom Kerry Gaels in the intermediate league. The East London ladies had the upper hand for the majority of the first half and finished the half with a comfortable lead thanks to super sub Orla Dennehy with McCurtains goal. KKG were determined to make McCurtains work for the win coming out battling in the second half to get within one point with 5 minutes to go. McCurtains held on for the win and finish for the summer break on a high. Heading into the break the ladies say goodbye and good luck to several players including some of their most influential club members. We want to wish them all the best in their future plans and thanks for all your commitment over the years.

Underage:

Hurling: U8 to U14  training is on Mondays at 7.00pm in Goodmayes pitch.

Football: U8 to U14 training is on Wednesdays at 7.00pm in Goodmayes pitch. 

All new players are welcome, contact Martin McGovern on 07773 005 594 for more details.

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:

Martin Keyes: 07712 106 349 (Mens Football)
Brian Ryan: 07851 164 119 (Hurling)
Finnian O'Dowd: 07966 806 011 (Ladies Football)
Eoin Kelly: 07729 746 052 (Camogie)
Martin McGovern: 07773 005 594 (Minor Club)

Alternatively please check out Thomas McCurtain’s on Facebook, Twitter or drop us an email on thomasmccurtains@hotmail.com. We would be delighted to hear from you.

Club Shop:

Our official club merchandise is available to purchase on the O’Neill’s website at: https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/united-kingdom/thomas-mccurtains.html