Tir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 12th September 2011
The Gaels played their final championship game on Saturday evening in Ruislip and it was a must win game to avoid a relegation playoff with Moindeargh for senior championship status. After the Parnell’s convincing win over the KKG in the game earlier, Tir Chonaill Gaels chances of advancing any further were over. The Gaels needed KKG to beat the Parnell’s for any chance to advance; however, this was not to be the case.
It was now pride and the secure knowledge that the club would avoid any playoff game that drove the boys on to a hard fought victory over the Taras. Key to this victory was the introduction of Eoin Mageean after twenty minutes, who pitched in with five points from play. Other stand out performances came from Mark Gottshe and Austin Concannon in midfield. Stevie Boyle, Niall Travers and Gary Kane worked very hard in defence, whilst John McGrath, Liam Gavighan, Marty McCoy and Benny Reilly kept the scores ticking over up front. The Gaels needed to win by two points to avoid the relegation battle and did so with a final score of 0-15 to 1-09.
The Gaels still have two league games remaining and if they win these two games they will make the League final. Winning the League would go some way to help us get over our disappointing championship campaign.
Congratulations to Maurice Carr on getting the honour of refereeing the London Intermediate football final. Maurice has to be commended on his great work he does not only within the Gaels but for London as well. This is now is fifth major final he has refereed and may his great work continue. Maybe he will now get to referee the senior final as we are no longer in the competition.
The Great North Run
And finally we wish Hughie Cunningham all the best this coming weekend when he takes place in The Great North Run, a Half Marathon of 13 miles, on the 18th September 2011 (All-Ireland Football Final Day) for a great cause the “The Alzheimer's Society". This charity does great work for lots of sufferers and their families, as dementia is an illness which most of us will have experience of at some point in our lives. All donations will be appreciated for this good cause and will help spur him on to get to the finish line. Please click onto the link www.justgiving.com/Hughie-Cunningham below to donate. It is a very easy process.”