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Tir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes 3rd September 2012

Juniors: TCG 2-11; St Anthonys 2-08
Thirty five years ago was the last time the club were represented in the London junior championship final, many would say that’s a good thing but last Sunday at Ruislip our all home grown talent wrote another chapter into the club history.
The young guns defeated a fancied Saint Anthonys by a three point margin and nobody can doubt the result as the Gaels never extinguished the lead throughout.
An impressive opening half saw the lads run the Anthonys ragged with Liam Gavaghan leading a lively forward line well supported by Elliot and Mills.
A Ryan Elliot goal on the 25 minute mark was just rewards for all of the teams hard work with Gavaghan and Mills converting some fine points to leave the half time score 
TCG 1-7; St Anthonys 0-4:
Liam Gavaghan scored the opening point of the second half making his personal score tally six and then we saw the Anthonys revival. A goal from the lively Paddy Finnegan gave them renewed confidence with the Gaels having to soak up some extra pressure.
Further points from Mills, Gavaghan and Donal Geraghty kept the score board ticking over until another Anthonys goal five minutes from time gave the game a lively finish.
Substitute Brendan Scanlon gave the Gaels the reassurance they much needed when he scored a stunning goal to settle the nerves; two late points from the Reading men were to be the final scores of the game.
All round it was a great team effort with special mention for Cormac Mc Garvey and Kevin Mc Fadden in defence, Gavin Mc Evoy, Ryan Elliot and Liam Gavaghan up front.
Many thanks to all who came out and gave fantastic support to the team and we look forward to seeing you again in the final with the opposition being the winners of Cuchullians or Dulwich Gaels:
The club hope the injuries sustained during the game to Ryan Fortune, Stefan Carr and Tommy Moriarty are not serious and hope to have them all back for the final.
Team: John Flynn, Cormac Mc Garvey, Kevin Mc Fadden, Stefan Carr, (Ollie Hayes), Gerard Geraghty, Philip Butler, Sean Butler, Patrick Flynn, Gavin Mc Evoy, Ryan Elliot 1-1, Tommy Moriarty, (Donal Geraghty 0-1), Liam Cunningham, (Kieran Cunningham), Clive Mills 0-2, Liam Gavaghan 0-7 2f, Ryan Fortune, (Brendan Scanlon 1-0)

This weekend the reserve team are back on the grass after a two month break, they play Heston in the championship at Greenford with a 3.30pm throw-in.
All support very much appreciated.

50th Donegal Function:
To celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary, some of our former members back in Donegal have organised a get together in the Mc Cumhaill centre, in Ballybofey, County Donegal on Friday 21st September 2012.
Entry fee on the night will be 10 euro with live music and a hot buffet provided.
Contact club secretary Stephen Mc Loughlin on 0044 7788 723922 or Niall Erskine on 00353 (86) 3955410 for more details.

Gala Dinner:
For all those that reserved tickets for the Gala Ball, we would ask that you please pay for those tickets as soon as possible as numbers are limited.
The reason being is that we have had a huge demand for tickets and places will only be kept for paid tickets. Tickets are priced at £70 each and can be got from Geraldine Keane.
Geraldine can be contacted at geraldine1keane@gmail.com or on 07958 322943

The club would like to pass on our condolences to former player Stephen O’Byrne who sadly lost his father Proinnsias last weekend back in Donegal.
All at the club send Stephen, Carmel and the O’Byrne family our deepest Sympathy at this difficult time.
May he rest in peace.  

Lotto results for 30/08/2012
Jackpot £2,050
Numbers drawn 12-16-21-22
No jackpot winners
£25 lucky dip winners 
Barrett café, c/o T O Connor, 
Michael McGlynn, c/o TCG
David S Mariner, c/o Conningham Arms 
Maurice Carr, c/o TCG
This week’s draw takes place on Thursday 6th September with a jackpot of £2,100.

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