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Club Notes - 4th June 2007

Seniors

It is all systems go for this weekend as our senior team go out in pursuit of the London Senior championship against St. Clarets.

Last Sunday in blistering heat at Ruislip the Gaels defeated Neasden Gaels in the Tipperary cup semi final in fine fashion.

The opening thirty minutes was played at such a whirlwind speed that Neasden did not know what hit them with the Gaels raking up 3-10 to 0-0 half time lead.

New boys Fergus McMahon and James O'Connell fitted in well up front alongside Darragh Kinnevey, the experienced Niall Quinn and the lively Rookie Chris Maroney.

At the back Paddy Callaghan marshelled the defence with good support from Billy O'Mahony and Tommy Moriarty.

Special mention must go to Kinnevey who notched up(2-7) and 18 year old Maroney whose tricks had the Neasden defence in a spin for thirty minutes before being rested.

With five players returning to the squad this week it can only be a healthy thing for the management as things hot up for places for the Clarets game. Final Score TCG 3-16, Neasden Gaels 1-3.

McArdle Cup

Last Sunday was also a historic day for the club as we fielded our first ever all English born mens team in the McArdle cup against the Robert Emmetts.

Our late Chairman Andy Duffy would have been a proud man to have seen this day as all the players involved came through our youth system which he worked so hard to build up. Other men like Danny Tully, James McFadden, Paddy Burke, Dennis O'Mahony, Ricky Williamson, Paul Coggins and Maurice Carr should also hold their heads high as they too helped to mature these young men's skills over the years.

The oldest player on the pitch by some way was thirty year old Noel Burke hopping about in goals, with outfield for a change was senior player Gavin McEvoy who was lording it in midfield with Conor Burke who also helped himself to a goal.

The usual suspects of O'Mahony, Maroney, Moriarity, Mullarkey, Tully, Jordon & Liam Mullan were leading the way with help from the babies of the team Sommers, Carr, McWeeney, McFadden and Williamson. To make it an extra special day the boys had a convincing 3-14 to 2-6 victory.

London U21

Best of Luck to the twelve Gaels lads who are involved with the London under 21 team this weekend against Lancashire in the British final.

London Seniors

Well done to the eleven Gaels players who were involved for London in their narrow defeat against Leitrim in the Connaught Senior Championship two weeks past.

Andy Duffy Memorial Match

Any club members wishing to go back to Ireland for the Andy Duffy memorial cup match against Downings on Saturday 20th October should contact Stephen McLoughlin on 07788723922 for details.

Photos

Any club members who wish to purchase photos of recent club events should contact the sweet talking Brendan Vaughan on 07941045767.

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