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Tir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes - 23rd April 2012

Last Sunday the senior team completed their final group game of the Tipperary cup with a comprehensive win over the Parnells at Ruislip.
The game started off lively with both teams showing fighting spirit and restricting each other to few scoring chances. Benny O’Reilly and John Mc Grath were always showing well and when given the space they punished their markers with some excellent scores.
Parnells had good scoring chances in front of goal but Brian Mc Brearty and the defence were their equal with some stubborn defending.
The introduction of Micheal Traynor for the third time in the second half seen him scoring for fun with an impressive 1-2, Ciaran Boyle gave another hard working performance with solid games from Niall Travers and Brian Ross in Defence.
Final score TCG 2-14, Parnells 1-5:

The junior team qualified for the semi finals of the Mc Cardle cup last Sunday against Eir Og from Oxford with an impressive 0-15 to 0-1 victory.
The young guns are starting to flex the muscles as the season warms up with Frankie “Boom Boom” Kenny selling more dummies to defenders than Boots!
Patrick O’Connor, Tommy Moriarty, Aidan Mc Garvey and Frankie all put up good performances but will all need to up the ante for the semis. 

After starting their campaign last week the ladies team played round two of the league against Dulwich Gaels at Greenford. The girls have been putting in a fabulous effort to date under the leadership of Daniel and Carol, and again they give their all before bowing to Dulwich by a score of 1-17 to 3-3  It was a great team effort with a special mention for Niamh Bradley, Jenny Dillon, Mairead Sheahan and Mary Flaherty.

Well done to the Minor team after they defeated Saint Kiernans in the League by a score line of 1-11 to 1-6.

This week both the seniors and reserves travel to Mitcham to play Round Towers in round one of the league. The ladies team play Clonbony in the league.
For all times and venues please check the local papers or club website.

On-Line Shopping:
The club have now for sale a number of t-shirts, hoodies, waterproof jackets and tracksuits on the club website. You can also buy items at the club house; club members get a special discount. www.tirchonaillgaels.com

Welcome Back:
The club would like to welcome back long serving members Pam and Patsy Mc Govern who were out at Ruislip on Sunday supporting the seniors and juniors.
Pam took ill early in the year and all at the club are pleased to see them both looking well and making the effort to travel down from Cambridge for the weekend.
Cardiac Screening:
The club have organised a Cardiac screening for the weekend of Saturday 26th/Sunday 27th May 2012. The session will take place at the clubhouse with a 10.30am start, all members who have already signed up or any member who have yet to do so can contact Christina Curran on Mobile 07787 016699 or Email  christinamc89@hotmail.com for more details. The cost of the session is £40 which should be paid in advance. 

Race Night:
The club held a very successful race night in the Shawl, South Harrow last Saturday evening. Many thanks to everybody who sold or sponsored horses, and to Maurice and Carol for running the book.

Gala Dinner Dance:
As most of you now know we are having our 50th Gala Ball in the Crown Moran Hotel on Saturday 27th October 2012. We can now confirm that ticket prices are set at £70.00 each which will include a champagne reception, three course meal and wine. Please note that this is a black tie event. So please if you need to book tickets get back to Stephen Mc Loughlin to reserve. Note; tickets are almost sold out.

London Marathon:
Well done to club member Niall Quinn who completed his second London marathon last Sunday in a time of 3 hours and 43 minutes. Credit to Quinny who has been struggling with injuries over the past few weeks but still done a good time and raised monies for his charity. 

Lotto results for 19/04/2012
Jackpot £1,200, numbers drawn 1-5-17-22
No jackpot winners

£25 lucky winners
JP O’Donnell, c/o TCG,
 Alan, c/o Three Wishes, 
Deirdre Cunningham, Killybegs, 
Scrappy, c/o Three wishes.
This week’s jackpot £1,250 play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.com

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