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Club Notes - 30th June 2008


The senior Reserves has their first match last Wednesday against Neasden Gaels with a good mixture of young, old and very old!! The Gaels played a very impressive game and came away with a good win and a final score of Tir Chonaill Gaels 4-11 Neasden Gaels 3-7 Well done to all.

McArdle Cup

In Ruislip on Sunday the sun shone on the Gaels as the met Garryowen in the McArdle Cup Semi-Final. Having lost 5 players to Seniors Championship the young guns were called upon and mixed with the more experienced player! They outplayed Garryowen with good performances from Ben & Aaron, in the centre and the hard running Aiden O’Connell  teamed with excellent defence holding Garryowen to only 6 points the Gaels were able to build an impressive tally with Kieran Nash scoring 2 goals and Liam McDonagh putting another in the net, a fine performance overall from all the Gaels lads. Tir Chonaill Gaels 3-06 Garryowen 0-06

London U18’s

Well done to James McFadden and Rick Williamson and the selected Gaels players, Aaron Somers, Kevin McFadden, Ricky Williamson, Aiden Lynam, Ben O’Mahony, Jerome Lawson, Kieran Nash, John Geraghty, Gerard Geraghty, Liam Gavaghan, Liam Thomas who took part in a sponsored 12 hour football marathon on Friday night the club would like to congratulate them on their efforts and wish them all the best of luck when they travel to Philadelphia on the 22nd July to take part in the Inter Continental Youth Championship. 

Underage Training 

Training will continue this week with the U14’s, U16’s & Minors on Tuesday and Thursday. The Nursery, U10’s, U12’s and girls training is on Friday at 7.30pm. 

Family BBQ 

The Minor Board are holding a family BBQ and Talent Show on Friday 11th July more details to follow soon.

Under 14s

The U14’s met North London Shamrocks last Saturday and ran out winners with a scoreline of 2.18 – 2.05 well done to the lads & Michael. 

Under 16 League Round up

On Wednesday 25th June Tir Chonaill Gaels played champion favourites Parnells in a thrilling match in Green ford. Parnells running out easy winners by 7 points. The margin could have been bigger but for the heroic saves by the Gaels keeper Ryan Kearney. Others who shone for the Gaels  were David Kennedy and Sean Butler. Parnells had some outstanding players in Daniel Somers, Jack Ryan and Chris Chambers.

On Saturday 28th June, the Gaels played a very spirited Thomas McCurtains in Greenford and won the match with a few points to spare. At half time the Gaels were ahead and had to face the second half without their two most influential players Liam Gavigan and Michael Keating as they had to rush to Ruislip to assist the reserves in the McArdle Cup.  After starting the second half the Gaels were forced into more hardship after their full back Philip Butler had to leave the field due to a back injury. However, Martin Scanlon came to the rescue and helped secure a win. Well done to all of the lads for their excellent performance and thank you to all our supporters! 

Seamus Harley 

Best of luck to Seamus Harley Assistant Club Secretary who is travelling to Argentina for 6 months to do charity work, his hard work will be sorely missed at the club. Good Luck Seamus. 

Race For Life 

Well done the Gaels members who took part in the 5km run on Sunday to raise money for Cancer Research in Richmond. The Ladies were Mary Keating, Judy Butler, Karen Williamson and young Shannon Williamson (Under 12’s) they finished in under an hour, and between them raised well over £1000 congratulations to them all. Thanks to everyone at the Gaels who supported their efforts.


Results for the 26/06/08

Jackpot £2550

Numbers drawn 3, 8, 15, 23 – No Jackpot winner.

£25 lucky dip winners

Paddy Burke, c/o TCG

Paddy Callaghan, c/o TCG

Phil Maroney c/o McGees

John Bell, c/o Conningham Arms

Next draw 03/07/08 jackpot £2600 

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