A fantastic hard fought win for our hurlers over Fr. Murphys in the Championship sees them unbeaten and puts them in a fantastic position to qualify for the Final with two group games to go. Starting the brighter the Macs raced into a 6 points to 3 lead after 15 minutes, however the Murphys finished the first half stronger and with the help of a fortunate goal outscored their opponents 1-07 to 0-02 in the last 15. Goals from Conor Hogan and Craig Doyle early in the second period brought McCurtains back into the game. Coming into the last 5 minutes they had closed the gap to the minimum when Alan Clancy now playing in Full Forward powered past the Murphys Full Back and along the end line and flicked the sliotar over the oncoming keeper from the tightest of angles to leave McCurtains two up. Murphys couldn't find the answer and some great play from Dean Corrigan made sure of the result.
Our underage Hurlers/Camogs took part in the Fr Murphys Blitz on Sunday morning in Greenford. Playing against the hosts, Kilburn Gaels and Erin Go Bragh the U8's won two out of three, the U11's won all three of their games and the U13's joined up with Erin Go Bragh to play a challenge against Fr. Murphys. It was a great day had and well done to all involved.
Unfortunately the Ladies Footballers and the Reserve Footballers lost out to their Round Towers counterparts at the weekend.
Next weekend the Hurlers play Granuaile in the Championship, the Reserves take on North London Shamrocks also in the Championship while the Ladies Footballers travel to St Slyvesters in Dublin to take part in the All Ireland Intermediate 7s Tournament.
Training (Click on team name for more info):
Mens Football: Tuesday & Thursday at 7.15pm in Goodmayes.
Mens Hurling: Monday & Wednesday at 7.15pm in Goodmayes.
Ladies Football: Tuesday at 7.00pm in Goodmayes.
Camogie: No Training.
Underage: No Training.
Ladies Football: All Ireland Intermediate 7s, Saturday 15th September 2018, St Sylvesters GAA Club, Dublin.
Mens Football: Reserve Football Championship - Thomas McCurtains v North London Shamrocks, Saturday 15th September 2018 at 5.00pm, Greenford.
Mens Hurling: Intermediate Hurling Championship - Thomas McCurtains v Granuaile, Sunday 16th September 2018 at 2.00pm, Greenford.
Mens Hurling: Intermediate Hurling Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 3-15, Fr. Murphys: 1-20.
Ladies Football: Intermediate League - Thomas McCurtains: 2-00, Round Towers: 9-17.
Mens Football: Reserve Football Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 1-03, Round Towers: 3-13
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, 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: Eoin Kelly: 07729 746 052
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.
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Our official club merchandise is available to purchase on the O’Neill’s website here
Additional gear is also available to purchase from MFC Sports. Please check our facebook and twitter pages for more details.
*Gentle reminder to all teams to take their rubbish with them after using Goodmayes pitches*