Thomas McCurtains - 15th April16-04-2018
Training starts back this week for all underage players in Campion School. Hurling on Monday at 7.00pm and Football on Wednesday also at 7.00pm. Training continues as usual for our adult teams.
There was a great win for our Men's Footballers against Garryowen on Sunday while our Ladies lost out to Dulwich Harps on Saturday.
Next Sunday the Ladies will continue their league campaign against Tir Chonaill Gaels while the Men's Footballers are down to play St Brendans in the Murphy Cup with both games in Goodmayes.
On a sunny Saturday the Ladies played Dulwich Harps for the second weekend in a row, however it was the Harps who came away with the upper hand this time. It truly was a game of two halves as Dulwich went in at the break with a 10 point gap thanks to 4 goals and some well taken points. The Macs started the second half with a quick goal and looked to control the game however their final two strikes to the back of the net came too late as time ran out with Dulwich holding on to the slenderest of leads. It was a great display by the Ladies and they battled to the final whistle.
Unfortunately the Hurling game scheduled for the Saturday afternoon was postponed.
It was off to Montrose Park on Sunday for the Footballers and Garryowen was the opposition. Both teams started slow with only 3 points registered in the first 10 minutes with debutant Cahir McBrearty opening the scoring for the Macs with a fine left footed strike to draw level while the ever reliable Coffey edged them in front. Garryowen produced their best period of the game as the popped over 3 quick scores to retake the lead before Coffey replied with a free, however a long ball from Garryowen cause consternation in the McCurtains parallelogram the end result being a goal. The macs recovered and registered the next 3 points courtesy of brothers John and Peter Raferty and Johnny McGuigan to leave the minimum in it at half time.
The Macs started the second half the brightest and regained the lead with 2 well worked goals from McBrearty and John Raff but Garryowen refused to lie down. they battled their way back and scored 4 unanswered points. This was as close as they would get to McCurtains as points from Mark McGirr (4) and Coffey's second free of the match put McCurtains in control in the last 5 minutes. A late goal and a point from Conor Murphy put the gloss on a good team performance.
THOMAS MCCURTAINS: C. Mulrennan; M. O'Leary, K. Delahunty, M. McAuley; P. Raferty (0-1), J. Winters, B. Hourihane; J. McGuigan (0-1), N. Coffey (0-3, 2f); T. Keane, J. Raferty (1-1), S. Murphy; C. Brodigan, C.Murphy (1-1), C. McBrearty (1-1). SUBS: M. McGirr (0-4) for S. Murphy, D. Corrigan for O'Leary and E. Tyrrell for Brodigan.
Training will recommence this week for all ages. Hurling will be every Monday at 7.00pm to 8.15pm and Football will be every Wednesday at 7.00pm to 8.15pm at Campion School, Hornchurch, RM11 3BX. There will also be additional football sessions in Thurrock Rugby Club from 1st May.
Please see here for more details on membership and team managers.
There are a number of events coming up over the next few months. Please see below for more details.
Friday 20th April 2018, 7.00pm - 10.00pm - Safeguarding Course run by London GAA County Board for all youth coaches/mentors/administrators. Contact Martin McGovern on 07807 830556
Saturday 21st April 2018, 9.00am - 5.00pm - Foundation Level Gaelic Football and Hurling (Dual) Course run by London GAA The course will run from 9 am until 5 pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm - lunch is provided. Contact Martin McGovern on 07807 830556
Saturday 5th May 2018 - Gaelic Football Mixed 7-a-side This is a mixed gender, mixed ability Gaelic Football 7-a-side competition. Teams of 10, minimum 2 Ladies per team. More information to follow. To register your interest to play WhatsApp message Brian Hourihane on 00353876477346, Conor Mulrennan on 07808084374 or Claire Costello on 07725614143
Saturday 23rd June 2018 - Golf Day, This years Golf Day will take place in Ilford Golf Club. First tee off at 10:30am with dinner afterwards in O'Grady's Restaurant at 6.00pm. £50 per golfer £100 to sponsor a hole. If you are interested in either playing in or sponsoring this event please contact Jim McDermott on 07813355776.
Saturday 7th July 2018 - Annual Club Fun Day, The clubs annual fun day will be held in Goodmayes.
Training (Click on team name for more info):
- Mens Football: Tuesday & Thursday at 7.30pm in Goodmayes.
- Mens Hurling: Tuesday & Thursday at 7.45pm in The Rivergate Centre, Barking IG11 0FJ.
- Ladies Football: Monday at 7.00pm in West Ham & Thursday at 7.00 in Goodmayes.
- Camogie: Wednesday at 7.00pm in West Ham.
- Underage: Hurling - Monday at 7.00pm & Football - Wednesday at 7.00pm in Campion School RM11 3BX
- Mens Football: Murphy Cup Round 2 - Thomas McCurtains v St Brendan's, Sunday 22nd April 2018 at 12.30pm, Goodmayes.
- Ladies Football: Junior League - Thomas McCurtains v Tir Chonaill Gaels, Sunday 22nd April 2018, Time TBC, Goodmayes
- Ladies Football: Junior League - Thomas McCurtains: 5-07, Dulwich Harps: 4-11
- Mens Football: Murphy Cup Round 1 - Thomas McCurtains: 3-12, Garryowen: 1-11
- Mens Hurling: AIB Hurling League Division 2 - Thomas McCurtains v Fr Murphy's - postponed
Membership is now due for the upcoming year at the following prices: Mens playing and social membership can be paid online by clicking the link http://thomasmccurtains.wufoo.eu/forms/z1el90n30idob5n/
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:
- Mens Football: Pop Geraghty: 07493 046 064
- Mens Hurling: Alan Power: 07925 175 910
- Ladies Football: Eoin Kelly: 07729 746 052
- Camogie: Eoin Kelly: 07729 746 052
- Underage: Martin McGovern: 07807 830 556
Thomas McCurtains GAA Club would welcome coaching support in local schools and our training sessions.
Our official club merchandise is available to purchase on the O’Neill’s website https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/united-kingdom/thomas-mccurtains.html