Thomas McCurtains Club Notes 7th May08-05-2018
We hosted our inaugural mixed-gender 7-a-side competition in a gloriously sunny Saturday afternoon which saw over 120 people flock to Goodmayes. There was a great days football, with over 80 men and ladies putting on a spectacular show. The group games were hard fought but unfortunately only four could progress and we had to say goodbye to Ealing Rangers, Designated Drinkers, Goodmayes Gangsters and The Dan Breens.
The semi finals were two very entertaining games and saw Team Ramrod overcome Suffolk 'n' Good and Romford Rejects come from behind to beat Ballyragget 7's. The final game was highly competitive and saw Team Ramrod win out by the slimmest of margins 0-11 to 3-01.
Team Ramrod: Peter Rafferty, Johnny Rafferty, Anthony Dennehy, Diarmuid Corrigan, Robert Tully, Conor Conneely, Catherine Barrett, Claire Finnegan & Andrea Brogan.
Hard luck to the London Seniors who lost out to Sligo on Sunday. The club was very proud to have Charlie & Aisling O'Leary represent McCurtains with the London U-10's at half.
Training will continue as usual for all teams next week.
We are back to club action following the bank holiday break. The Hurlers will start their league campaign with a refixed game against Kilburn Gaels on Thursday at 7.00pm in Goodmayes. The Camogie team will continue their mixed league with a trip to Manchester to play Fullen Gaels and John Mitchels on Saturday.
The following Tuesday (15th) the Footballers will play Eire Og in the Semi Final of the Murphy Cup in Downhills Park.
There are a number of club events coming up over the next few months. Please see below for more details.
- Saturday 19th May 2018 - Race Night, Thomas McCurtains are hosting a race night to raise funds for the player injury fund. it is £100 to sponsor a race and £10 to buy a horse. Contact any member of the committee for more information.
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 at 7.30pm in Goodmayes.
- 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 Hurling: AIB Hurling League Division 2 - Thomas McCurtains v Kilburn Gaels B, Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7.00pm, Goodmayes.
- Camogie: Mixed League Blitz, Saturday 12th May 2018, Manchester
- Mens Football: Murphy Cup, Semi Final - Thomas McCurtains v Eire Og, Tuesday 15th May 2018 at 7.00pm, Downhills Park.
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 here
*Gentle reminder to all teams to take their rubbish with them after using Goodmayes pitches*