Tir Chonaill Gaels Minor Board Notes - 13th June 2011
Visit by The Taoiseach - Enda Kenny
The club was honoured to have a visit from the Irish Taoiseach - Enda Kenny - at the club last Friday night and wishes to thank all those who turned out to greet and meet the Taoiseach, showing him that Gaelic Football is very much 'alive and kicking' in London. The TCG U12 Team were particularly delighted to have the opportunity to shake hands with Mr Kenny prior to his throwing in the ball for them at the start of their match against Tara.
Girls Training has switched to Wednesday nights at Greenford commencing at 7 p.m. New U14/U16/U18 Girls are welcome to come down and try out on a Wednesday evening, just ask for Lisa or Maureen.
Training continues of Wednesday and Friday nights at 7 p.m.
Next Game: Wed, June 15th, 6.30pm v St Kiernans.
GB 7's: Sat June 18th, (Birmingham)
Good luck to the squad selected for the GB 7's being held next Saturday in Birmingham. They are: Daniel O' Connor, Thomas O' Regan, Michael Garaza, Conor Redmond, Joseph Outtrim,
Luke Campbell, Kevin O' Shea, Dillon McGovern, Chris McFadden and Ruairi O' Connor Harte.
The U14 team kept up there recent good form with 2 exciting wins in the space of a week; firstly they overcame North London Shamrocks in the Championship Shield Qtr Final on Tuesday. In an incredible game TCG played a fantastic first half to lead by 6-7 to 1-5 but where made to work very hard in the 2nd half by a very spirited North London Shamrocks team in order to secure the win to book a place in the Semi Final. Final Score Tir Chonaill Gaels 7-12 v 5-10 North London Shamrocks Scorers and best for TCG : Dermot Drake, C. McCarthy, C Deehan, J Gannon [0-1], C. Callaghan [2-3], T Murphy [0-1], J Flanagan [2-6] J. Coughlan [1-0], C Keeney [1-0] D Dorethy [0-1] C Hibbs [1-0] On Saturday we took on Round Towers in the Championship Shield Semi Final in Greenford, at half time after a very poor team performance, TCG trailed by 1-5 to 0-0 and it looked as if a place in the final had passed them by. However after a drilling at half time from the management team, TCG produced an outstanding 2nd half performance to turn the game on its head to win on a score line of Tir Chonaill Gaels 8-3 to 1-6 Round Towers. Team and Scorers: H Donavan, D Drake, K Clarke[2-1], C McCarthy, C Deehan, M Drake, D Doyle, J Murphy, J Gannon[0-1], C Callaghan, J Flanagan[3-1] C Lyons, C Keeney, J Coughlan[2-0], C Hibbs[1-0]. Congratulations to all the players and team management on reaching the final. It is thought the final v St Clarets will be played on Saturday 9th July in Ruislip, full details to be confirmed.
Congratulations to our Minor team who drew with St. Kiernan’s in a League game on Friday Night in what was very entertaining game with both teams being equally matched. Best for the Gaels were M.Scanlon, C.McGarvey, E. Higgins, F. Lebdiri, S. McClarron , R.Callaghan and D. Geraghty. Next up is the Championship Semi-Final where we will face the winners of Tara’s V Dulwich Harps.