Tir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes - 11th June 2012
The senior team advanced to the semi finals of the Conway cup last weekend after defeating Round Towers at a sunny and blustery Ruislip.
Playing against the wind in the opening half the Gaels had plenty of chances but found it difficult to score with the swirling wind.
Dean Gordon found the net midway through the half after a goal mouth scramble, the half time score ended at 1-6 to 0-5.
The second half saw the Gaels up the tempo with some excellent long range points from Micheal Traynor, Benny O’Reilly and Ciaran Boyle.
All five subs were used early in the half and with 20 minutes remaining Dean Gordon got injured and had to leave the field leaving us with 14 men for the remainder of the game.
This seemed to make little difference as the Gaels kept marching forward and with ten minutes remaining that man again Ciaran Boyle popped up to score another goal after some excellent link play.
Best on the day were Austin Concannon, David Harrington, Ciaran Boyle, Benny O’Reilly and Marty Mc Coy. Mossy you will need to play for longer than 10 minutes to get a mention!! Final score TCG 2-15, Round Towers 1-6.
St Anthony's 1-14 TCG Juniors 1-03. A disappointing performance and result this time out for the junior team despite great performances from stalwarts Tommy Moriarty and Kevin McFadden. Playing against a strong breeze in the 1st half, TCG just about managed to keep in touch at halftime despite their first point coming after the Reading men had already notched up 5 scores. However TCG were unable to use the wind to their advantage in the 2nd half and had a lucky goal cancelled out by a well-worked St Anthony's effort. On reflection this was a heavy defeat, which could have been worse had St Anthony's not been so wasteful in front of the posts, so plenty to consider prior to Championship. Training this coming Monday and Wednesday at 7:30pm.
The reserve team continued their good start to the season with a one point victory over Fulham Irish in the league last Sunday at Greenford.
Fulham took an early five point lead before the Gaels registered a score, but as the half wore on we started to find our feet before going in at half time 0-8 to 0-6 down.
The second half was tit for tat with both teams scoring a goal, the Gaels coming from Whoppa. Best on the day were Paddy Callaghan, Ronan Madine, Gary Kane and Whoppa. Many thanks to Maurice Carr for refereeing.
Final score TCG 1-11, Fulham Irish 1-10
For this weeks fixtures please check local newspapers or the club website on www.tirchonaillgaels.com for details.
The ladies team played a double header last Saturday against Thomas McCurtains in the Championship/league at Goodmayes.
The girls put up a brave performance against a more experienced team but eventually went down by a score of 2-11 to 1-3.
Best on the day were Jenny Dillon, Katie O’ Boyle, Susanna Gill, Ciara Rice and Fiona Campbell.
We have re-arranged the kit/sponsorship launch for this Friday 15th June at 7pm in the clubhouse. As you all know we had to cancel the last one due to the re-arranged championship game. Again, we would ask all members/ players to please try and get down and give Powerday a big welcome. A hot buffet will also be served.
We look forward to seeing you all on the night.
50th Dinner Dance:
For all those that reserved tickets for the Gala Ball, we would ask that you please pay for those tickets by the end of June. The reason being is that we have had a huge demand for tickets and places are limited. Tickets are priced at £70 each and can be got from Geraldine Keane.
After June all tickets will be available on the open market and there is no guarantee that you will get a ticket if you have not purchased one by then.
Geraldine can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07958 322943
Ann Boyle Memorial Cup:
On Saturday 16th June our junior team travel to Coventry to play the hosts Roger Casements for the Ann Boyle memorial cup.
The game takes place at Casement Park, Sphinx social club, Coventry with a 5pm throw-in. Any club members wishing to travel can contact Michael Cunningham for more details.