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Tir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes - 22nd August 2011


The Junior team played Cuchullains on Saturday evening in Ruislip in the semi final of the junior championship. It was not to be the Gaels night as a more experienced Cuchullains came out on top. However, there was not much between the sides after twenty minutes with the Gaels having most of the possession but were not clinical enough in front of goal.

However, on the twenty minute mark the Gaels were reduced to fourteen men when Paul Tyrell was shown the red card. This give the Cuchullains more space and when half time approached they had racked up 1-06 to 0-00. The game was effectively over by half time. The Gaels showed great effort in the second half but it was always an uphill struggle to get back into the game and with Sean Kelly pulling the strings up front for the Cuchullains it was an impossible task. The final score of 2-16 to 0-03 was not a true reflection on the game, as the Gaels showed Great Spirit and determination.

There were great efforts from Ryan Fortune, Tommy Morairty, Noel Burke and in defence from Cormac McGarvey and Philip Butler. The lads need to be congratulated on a great effort and hopefully the experienced gained here will help in the years to come. The management team of Brian Corry and Michael Cunningham have done a great job with these lads this year and they too have to be thanked for a great effort.


The Reserves beat the Taras on Sunday in the second round of the Reserve championship with a score of 1-13 to 0-03. This was a very experienced side with Maurice Carr (2 pts), Paul Coggins (1 pt), Barry McDonagh (1 goal and 1 pt) showing what they can still do with a combined age of 136 years. Keith Morrow chipped in with three points as did Kevin Downes. Brian Corry claimed 2 points with one coming from an outrageous angel. He will be talking about that for weeks. It was also good to see Brian McBrearty back in goals after a long injury and we wish him well on his recovery.

The Gaels are playing Cuchullains off Newcastle this Saturday 27th in Greenford at 4.30pm and afterwards in the clubhouse there is a beech party. So if the weather is fine please make your way down and enjoy the last days of summer. Speedos and bikinis are very much welcome.


Finally we want to wish all the travelling Donegal supporters within the club going back to Ireland to watch the semi final against Dublin and enjoyable weekend and fingers crossed they get the result they want.

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