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Tir Chonaill Gaels Youth Notes - 13th May 2013

Peter McGlynn Memorial Tournament
Over 400 children enjoyed a glorious Bank Holiday Monday of Gaelic Football at TCG. A total of 37 teams (boys, girls and mixed) took part in games from U8 up to U14. All were well supported by friends and family producing a fantastic atmosphere at Greenford. 

The club was privileged to welcome back to Greenford Michael and Margaret McGlynn who travelled over especially from Donegal to present the prizes on the day.

Winners for the boys tournament were:  Peter McGlynn Memorial U13  Cup - St Kiernans, The Shield - Thomas McCurtains,The Plate - St Brendans. 

Whilst the Girls Winners were: Cup - Parnells, Shield - TCG U14, Plate - TCG U12s ( taking part in their first competition).  TCG were delighted to see so many girls enjoying playing on the day, the interest is definitely there and it is hoped that more clubs will get involved in promoting the sport for girls.

Well done and thanks to all the winners, and to all the teams who took part on the day, making it a excellent spectacle to watch with both good football and competitive games at all ages.

A massive THANK YOU to all who helped put the day together;  the TCG Clubhouse staff, all the TCG Youth Board Members who helped organise the event, set up the pitches, ran the tuck shop and barbeque on the day, to our Young and Old(er) referees, to Christina Curran for running the First Aid Station, to Michael Kennedy for organising the parking, to Adrian Byrne and James McFadden for their generous sponsorship and last but by no means least, to Jim Rice for his excellent organisational skills in bringing the whole tournament together!!

Fixtures 
(Mouth Guards must be worn)

U8's Blitz
May 18, St Kiernans (Mill Hill Rugby Club)

U12 Blitz
May 19, Thomas McCurtains (Goodmayes)

U14
May 22, (Tue, 7.30pm) League V St Kiernans (at Mill Hill Rugby club).

TCG Summercamp
TCG Youth intend to hold a Summercamp for boys and girls aged 5-12 years from Tuesday 27th August to Friday 30th August (4 days).  9am -4 p.m.  Cost per child is £40 for the four days or £15 per day.  For further details, or to register your child for a place, please contact Judy on 07973704947 or Patricia on 07940732433.

The Return of Sam Maguire
The Sam Maguire Cup made a very welcome return trip to the club last Friday evening.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to come along and see it.  Also thanks to all who supported the raffle on the night.  Michael Cunningham (Youth Board Chairman) was the winner of the signed Donegal Football.  Well done Michael.

Thank You
Sincere thanks from Youth Board Committee Members Maureen Vaughan and Philip Butler go to their family and friends on organising their respective 'surprise' birthday parties which were held at the club recently. It was a great weekend of partying at the club and much appreciated by them both. Thank you all!!

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