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New Teams in London

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I see a new has formed in the south called Crawley and Brighton and Hove Albion Gaels, does anyone know much about them. I see they are listed in the mcardle cup draw on the london gaa web page.

Informer (None) - Posts: 185 - 13/03/2013 15:50:10    1348860


Didn't know they existed until I saw it on the County Board website on Monday.
Anybody know if the Junior Championship draw was done on Monday night also ?

WideBall1 (UK) - Posts: 98 - 13/03/2013 16:29:50    1348892


The Championship draw was not made but the Junior cup was, here is the draw the first round of games is the weekend of the 23rd/24th March.

Its good to see a new club been formed, in recent years it has been the tale of clubs falling by the wayside.

EireOgLondon (UK) - Posts: 21 - 14/03/2013 10:45:57    1349244


we might get a day out at the seaside this year

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 2013 - 14/03/2013 14:02:17    1349423


McCardle Cup
Group 1

Eire Og
Dulwich Harps
Shalloe Pearses

Group 2
Crawley & Brighton Gaels
Robert Emmetts
Tir Chonaill Gaels
St Anthony's
Thomas McCurtains

I just pulled this off the Eire Og website (fair play to them for putting it up!). We got a text earlier to say all games at Greenford at the weekend are now off so there'll be no Junior games this weekend it seems as I think the only game that was on was Dulwich v harm to leave it off for a few weeks anyway...the bog conditions won't help the Junior teams I'd say.

Looks like the McCardle Cup won't be played in time for the Semi's unless teams are willing to play on the Bank Holiday weekends!

Kerryman (UK) - Posts: 403 - 22/03/2013 14:38:14    1354158


Great news to see, not just a new club to London, but a new Club in an area long without a club on the South Coast. Hopefully a few clubs will be willing to help them out by travelling down to play them in Brighton or wherever their pitch is in the summer. Good opportunity to have a game in Brighton at say, 7pm on a Saturday evening followed by a night out down there!

I don't know much about the history of the GAA on the south coast. I am told there were a good few teams there previously? Southampton? Plymouth?

Kerryman (UK) - Posts: 403 - 22/03/2013 14:48:54    1354172


I think the first round is going to be played on the weekend of the 6th/7th April with the second round the following week. We questioned why we had no game on the weekend of the 23rd/24th March. The LCB confirmed there was a lack of pitches and with the weather not been great they didn't want to overload the pitches.

Hopefully the weather picks up in the next week or so in order to get the games played. There is nothing worse than training away and not having a game to look forward to.

It will be interesting to see if teams have progressed in the off season.

EireOgLondon (UK) - Posts: 21 - 27/03/2013 11:21:15    1357122