Thomas McCurtains Hurling & Football Club Notes07-08-2017


Both our mens teams were in Championship action last weekend and it was a mixed bag of results. The footballers lost their opening game to Tir Chonaill Gaels in Greenford on Saturday afternoon. Played at a fast pace throughout two goals in the second half won it for the Tir Chonaill. 

THOMAS MCCURTAINS: C. Mulrennan; M. O'Leary, C. Smyth, T. Lynagh; K. Delahunty, R. Ellis, B. Hourihane; P. O'Neill, T. Clarke; S. Quinn, N. Coffey, G. Flynn; P. Halligan, C. Murphy, M. Gilsenan. SUBS: J. Searson for O'Neill, G. Gallagher for Hourihane, S. Murphy for Gilsenan, C. Joyce for O'Leary, T. Keane for Flynn. 

The hurlers playing on Sunday afternoon took another step towards the semi finals as they beat Kilburn Gaels in Greenford. Mark Russell was causing untold damage scoring five points in the first half and finishing with 1-06 overall. The move of the match came in the closing stages of the first period when Dean Corrigan soloing down the left wing picked out Joe Coulson from 65 yards. Coulson then controlled to sliotar with only his hurl before sticking it to the back of the net. Coulson added another goal in the second half, with further goals from Conor Smyth (two) and Roger Irish putting the gloss on the final score. 

THOMAS MCCURTAINS: D. Enright; J. Donohue, B. Ryan, J. Searson; G. Long (0-01, 1f), R. Carson, L. O'Brien; K. Dowling (0-01), D. Corrigan (0-03); M. Russell (1-06, 3f), M. O'Leary (0-02), J. Coulson (2-03); R. Irish (1-01), Conor Smyth (2-00), Cormac Smyth. SUBS: S. Smyth for O'Leary, D. McNulty for Donohue and R. Ellis for Cormac Smyth. 

Next week the only fixture for the club is the hurlers who are playing Granuaille with a date and time to be confirmed. 

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: Tuesday at 7.30pm in Goodmayes.
  • Camogie: No training this week.
  • Underage: Hurling, Monday at 6.45pm in Goodmayes.
  •                     Football, Tuesday in Thurrock RFC & Wednesday in Goodmayes both at 6.45pm.

Fixtures:

  • Mens Hurling: Intermediate Hurling Championship - Thomas McCurtains v Granuaille. Date and Time TBC

Results:

  • Mens Hurling: Intermediate Hurling Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 6-17, Kilburn Gaels B: 0-03
  • Mens Football: Junior Football Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 1-09, Tir Chonaill Gaels: 2-11

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.

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