Last weekend our Footballers had a great win in the Championship against Tir Chonaill Gaels to put themselves in the driving seat for a Semi Final place. TCG started the better of the teams leading by four points to two after 15 minutes, but the Macs soon found their stride to close the deficit and lead by one at the break, 0-07 to 0-06. The defining period of the game came directly after half time with McCurtains scoring 1-01 in the first five minutes to open up a commanding lead. For the goal Brian Hourihane done well to collect a TCG kickout and worked it into the parallelogram before squaring it to Conor Murphy who gave the keeper no chance as he blasted it to the back of the net. From then on McCurtains controlled the game well and closed it out to record a six point win.
Next weekend the Club will be in action in three Championship games. First up on Saturday a crucial Intermediate Football Championship match against St Brendans. A win will see the lads qualify for the Semi Finals. Then on Sunday the Hurlers are up against Sean Traceys in the Senior Championship and the Reserve Footballers are in action in the Semi Final against North London Shamrocks in Greenford.
History & Centenary
In preparation for our upcoming centenary in 2020 the club has formed a History and Centenary Sub Committee. The aim of this committee is to investigate the long and illustrious history of Thomas McCurtains GAA Club, document it and form a comprehensive collection of documents detailing the Club’s history. If anyone would like to join the committee please contact Richard Ellis on 07803 519 394
We are reaching out to past members. We would love to hear your memories and any interesting stories you have. If you have any photos, match programmes, old jerseys or any other memorabilia or a story to tell please contact Richard Ellis at [email protected] . Any information would be great to hear.
We are in the process of finalising next years events to celebrate our centenary and details of these will be released soon. Please check back here or on our social medial channels for more information.
Training (Click on team name for more info):
Mens Football: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.15pm in Goodmayes
Mens Hurling: Mondays & Wednesdays at 7.15pm in Goodmayes.
Ladies Football: Wednesday at 7.00pm in Goodmayes
Camogie: No Training
Underage: Hurling - Mondays at 6.30pm in Campion School
Mens Football: Intermediate Football Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 1-12, Tir Chonaill Gaels: 0-09
Mens Football: Intermediate Football Championship - Thomas McCurtains v St Brendans, Saturday 7th September 2019 at 2.00pm, Greenford
Mens Hurling: Senior Hurling Championship - Thomas McCurtains v Sean Traceys, Sunday 8th September 2019 at 12.30pm, Ruislip
Mens Football: Reserve Football Championship Semi Final - Thomas McCurtains v North London Shamrocks, Sunday 8th September 2019 at 4.30pm, Greenford
New players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. We have Gaelic Football & Hurling teams for both men and ladies from u-8s up to Adults. We are based in East London; the club covers a wide area and current players live in many different areas, including, Gants Hill, Woodford, Leyton, Leytonstone, Stratford, Shoreditch, Bow, Canary Wharf, Romford, Dagenham, Brentwood & Chelmsford as well as many other areas. Transport to and from training and pick-up from stations can be arranged, if required.
If you would like to join our club, please do not hesitate to contact:
Mens Football: Pop Geraghty: 07493 046 064
Mens Hurling: Alan Power: 07925 175 910
Ladies Football: Aoife Kelly: 07922 833 102
Camogie: Eoin Kelly: 07729 746 052
Underage: Martin McGovern: 07807 830 556
Thomas McCurtains GAA Club would welcome coaching support in local schools and our training sessions.
Please check out Thomas McCurtain's on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Or drop us an email on [email protected] We would be delighted to hear from you.
Our official club merchandise is available to purchase on the O'Neill's website here
*Gentle reminder to all teams to take their rubbish with them after using Goodmayes pitches*Tweet