Thomas McCurtains GAA Club Notes03-07-2017


McCurtains were on the wrong side of the scoreline in our mid week fixtures with the Ladies Footballers, Hurlers and Camogs all succumbing to defeats. However the Camogs made ammends by beating John Mitchells in the British Championship and the Footballers won their penultimate league fixture to put both of them in contention to qualify for the next stages of their competions. 

The hurlers lost out to Brothers Pearse in torrential rain on Tuesday evening. the conditions made it difficult for either team to get any sort of rythm going. Both teams conceeded sloppy goals however Pearses were able to make the most of their oppurtunities to run out winners.

It was seventh heaven for the Camogie team as they scored seven goals against John Mitchells in the British Championship in Birmingham. In a frantic finish McCurtains scored their last goal 3 minutes from the end to put themselves two points up and clinch the match. 

The footballers traveled to scrubs yet again, this time to play St Anthony's in the league. Paddy Haligan was in fine form kicking the Macs to a 4 point lead at half time. In the second half St Anthony's used the breeze well and peppered the McCurtians goal eventually winning a dubious penalty to draw level. Some fine running by Kevin Delahunty and Brian Hourihane put McCurtains back on track with Niall Coffey converting a few long range frees to see out the result.

A depleted Ladies football team were unlucky to lose their two championship games during the week to strong opposition, losing to Parnells and Round Towers.

Next weekend our Footballers will play in the Mullarkey Cup Final on Saturday in Ruislip. 

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: No training this week due to a mid week fixture.
  • Camogie: No training this week due to a mid week fixture.
  • Underage: Hurling, Monday at 6.45pm in Goodmayes.
  •                     Football, Tuesday in Thurrock RFC & Wednesday in Goodmayes both at 6.45pm.

Fixtures:

  • Camogie: Mid Week League - Thomas McCurtains v Fr. Murphy's, Tuesday 4th June 2017 at 7.30pm, Greenford.
  • Ladies Football: Intermediate Championship - Thomas McCurtains v Fr. Murphy's, Thursday 6th July 2017 at 7.45pm, Goodmayes.
  • CamogieBritish Intermediate Championship - Thomas McCurtains v Fr. Murphy's, Saturday 8th July 2017, Greenford.
  • Mens Football: Mullarkey Cup Final  - Thomas McCurtains v Eire Óg, Saturday 8th July 2017 at 4.00pm, Ruislip.
  • Ladies Football: Intermediate Championship - Thomas McCurtains v Holloway Gaels, Sunday 9th July 2017, Downhills Park.

Results:

  • Mens Hurling: McCullough Cup Quarter Final - Thomas McCurtains: 3-10, Brothers Pears: 3-12
  • Mens Football: AIB Football League Division 3 - Thomas McCurtains: 0-12, St Anthony's: 1-07
  • Camogie: British Intermediate Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 7-05, John Mitchells: 3-15

Upcoming Events:

  • Thomas McCurtains Club Fun Day - Saturday 15th July 2017, Goodmayes.

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 thomasmccurtains@hotmail.com. We would be delighted to hear from you.

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