Tir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes - 9th April 2012
The club want to pass on their condolences to ex-player and current club member Barry McDonagh on the sudden death of his brother Sean at home over the weekend, back home in Fermanagh.
May Sean rest and peace and our thoughts and prayers are with Barry and his family at this time. Sean is being buried at his home, Brookborough on Monday 9th April 11am.
The club hosted its 11th International 7s tournament at the weekend and what a day it was. The seniors won it for the second time, the last being 2003. Having lost to Harlesden Harps in the second group game, you would have thought that they had no chance of winning and they only qualified out off the group on scoring difference, edging out the Round Towers.
However, they had a good win over Fulham Irish in the quarters with a one point victory. The semis they met last year finalists Heston and won that comfortably with 1-9 to 0-2 victory. The final they met St Kiernan’s and won it by a point in what was a great game of 7s football. They came out on top 0-9 to 1-5. The Gaels ten players all played their part on the day and new manager Timmy Connolly was delighted with his squad, this is actually Timmy’s fourth time in winning this tournament as previously he was part of the All Saints club that won three in a row.
The club would like to thank all club members for their wonderful help in getting the clubhouse and pitches ready for the sevens tournament.
The seniors play KKG in a second round Tipperary cup game this coming weekend. Times and venues to be confirmed.
The junior team also took part in the 7s tournament for the very first time and although they did not qualify for the knock out stages they did not let themselves down.
The junior’s play Dulwich Gaels this weekend in the second group game of the McArdle cup. Again, time and venue to be confirmed.
This is very important and the club are very keen to push forward on this. We are keen to get as many players/members, Cardiac Screened as possible. To do this the company need at least 60 people to be screened to make it viable for them to come within the club. With this in mind would you please get back to us to confirm if you are keen to get this done?
The cost of the screen is £40 and it takes about 15-20 mins for each screen. Also, if there is any need for a follow up, the company will deal with this also.
If you require any further information on this, please contact Christina Curran on 07787 016699 or e-mail her at email@example.com
Saturday 21st April in the Shawl pub in South Harrow. We would ask all players to please try and sell as many cards as possible as this will be one of our main fund-raisers for the year. Carol McNicholas will get the cards out to you via e-mail and we would appreciate that you make an effort to sell them. Also, it is a great night craic.