Congratulations to the Footballers who won a tough battle against Éire Óg in the Semi Final of the Intermediate Championship at the weekend. In a dogged first half neither team gave an inch but it was Éire Óg who started the brighter and played some good free flowing football managing to open up a four points to one lead heading into the break. However, with less than 5 minutes to go in the first half a long ball in to the full forward line took a lucky bounce fell into the lap of Niall Coffey. He passed it across to Conor Murphy and he rattled the back of the net against the run of play.
Both teams came out fighting in the second half and the early exchanges were tit for tat with neither team gaining much of an advantage. McCurtains soon hit their purple patch and took the lead for the first time in the match midway through the second half. Éire Óg threw the proverbial kitchen sink at the Macs goal in the last 10 minutes but thanks to a solid defensive effort they couldn't find a way through and McCurtains held on for the win. They have now qualified for the Final and they will have their work cut out for them as they are up against a very good Tir Chonaill Gaels team who have racked up some impressive scores in this Championship already.
The Hurlers were down to play Brothers Pearse in the Senior Championship on Saturday afternoon however no ref turned up for the game and it was not played.
Next weekend there are two games on Saturday the Hurlers are up against Kilburn Gaels in Greenford at 2.30pm while the Ladies will play their last League game against Holloway Gaels in Downhills Park at noon. All support welcome. McCurtains abú!
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.
Training (Click on team name for more info):
Mens Football: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.00pm in Goodmayes
Mens Hurling: Monday & Wednesday 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 Semi Final - Thomas McCurtains: 1-08, Éire Óg: 0-07
Ladies Football: Intermediate League - Thomas McCurtains v Holloway Gaels, Saturday 21st September 2019 at 12.00pm, Downhills Park
Mens Hurling: Senior Hurling Championship - Thomas McCurtains v Kilburn Gaels, Saturday 21st September 2019 at 2.30pm, Greenford
Mens Hurling: Senior Hurling Championship - Thomas McCurtains v St Gabriels, Saturday 28th September 2019 at 2.30pm, Greenford
Mens Football: Intermediate Football Championship Final - Thomas McCurtains v Tir Chonaill Gaels, Sunday 29th September 2019 at 4.00pm, Ruislip
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
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