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To all potential club mates,

If you're planning to move to London soon or indeed already live in London and wish to join a vibrant, organised and welcoming Ladies GAA club then look no further than Holloway Gaels Ladies Gaelic Football Club. (See website for details: www.leaguelineup.com/hollowaygaels link)

Holloway are a growing club with a reputation for committment, fitness and great team spirit. Crowned London Junior Champions in 2007 in 2008, Holloway Gaels also reached the British Junior Final in 2007 and 2008. Holloway will surely be promoted to Senior competition in 2009 following two very successful years at Junior level.
We look forward to welcoming new members of all standards and ages. We are a mulitcultural club that welcome diversity and variety amongst our members - a club that reflects the best of London GAA.

Based in North London, Holloway Gaels train at Finsbury Park on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm (start time changes in Summer to 7.30pm). Training takes place in the main park in Summer and on a flood lit pitch when the evenings grow dark. Finsbury Park is easily accessible from wide areas of London - largely due to the fact that Mainline Rail services, Victoria and Picadilly Tube Lines service the nearby station. Several bus lines pass by the training ground also.

For more details or to join up contact : [email protected] link

holloway (UK) - 20/10/2008 14:17:39    122537

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To all potential club mates,

If you're planning to move to London soon or indeed already live in London and wish to join a vibrant, organised and welcoming Ladies GAA club then look no further than Holloway Gaels Ladies Gaelic Football Club. (See website for details: www.leaguelineup.com/hollowaygaels link)

Holloway are a growing club with a reputation for committment, fitness and great team spirit. Crowned London Junior Champions in 2007 in 2008, Holloway Gaels also reached the British Junior Final in 2007 and 2008. Holloway will play in Senior competition in 2009 following two very successful years at Junior level.
We look forward to welcoming new members of all standards and ages. We are a mulitcultural club that welcome diversity and variety amongst our members - a club that reflects the best of London GAA.

Based in North London, Holloway Gaels train at Finsbury Park on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm (start time changes in Summer to 7.30pm). Training takes place in the main park in Summer and on a flood lit pitch when the evenings grow dark. Finsbury Park is easily accessible from wide areas of London - largely due to the fact that Mainline Rail services, Victoria and Picadilly Tube Lines service the nearby station. Several bus lines pass by the training ground also.

For more details or to join up contact : [email protected] link or go to the Holloway Gaels Website at www.leaguelineup.com/hollowaygaels

holloway (UK) - 23/01/2009 00:18:30    187659

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HOLLOWAY GAELS TRAINING DETAILS FOR 2009 SEASON

Training will take place on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings beginning Wednesday on 4th March 2009.
For the moment Wednesday evening sessions will be indoors and will focus on fitness and building stamina. Training starts at 1930hrs prompt and details of the venue can be received by contacting Aedin at [email protected]

Sunday morning training will begin on Sunday 8th March 09 at Finsbury Park at 1130hrs sharp. Again contact [email protected] for details of venue etc.

New players of all standards are welcome to join us to play, to get fit or to learn a new skill.

Please go to our website at link for more details.

holloway (UK) - 02/03/2009 19:39:33    222392

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London County League Semi-Final

Holloway Beat Reigning County Champions to Reach League Final


24th October 2009

Holloway Gaels 03 - 10
Fr Murphys 01 - 00


It seemed a foregone conclusion. The odds were simply stacked against Holloway Gaels. To be drawn against the newly crowned 3-in-a-row London County champions, Fr. Murphy's, in the league semi-final seemed a cruel but just end to a maiden year as a senior team. Holloway Gaels had made progress in 2009. Of that there was no doubt. But this proud team knew that to merit a place at the top table of London Ladies GAA, the club could not be satisfied with simply making up the numbers.
Something then, must have clicked neatly into place on a misty October morning in the calm fields of Greenford. A collective urge to see out the season on a high perhaps? Or simply a stubbornness to rectify a season-long frustration where the potential of this group of talented women was never fully realised?
To put this match in context - Fr Murphys had trounced Holloway Gaels in 2007 and 2008; with Holloway managing 2 points and 3 points in respective matches. The odds were overcome in breathtaking style. Whatever the motivation, the result was an astounding marker in the history of the Gaels. 3 goals and 10 points scored by Holloway. One goal scored by Fr Murphy's.
Holloway started at speed and had a goal and 4 points in the referee's book before Fr. Murphy's could adjust to the pace and to the appetite of their opponents. By the time the first half came to a close all of the Holloway forwards had scored and more unbelievably Fr Murphy's were scoreless. The Holloway defence are always a ravenous, lupine force. As a unit, they work tirelessly and up until today were the heroes of this team week in week out. The forwards had enough of that statistic today and put together move after move to slice open the Fr Murphy's defence and show that they are a talented force. It seemed that the 15 players became a team at last.
The second half started more slowly. Holloway could never have been expected to sustain their superiority for 100% of the time. Midway through the half Fr Murphy's enjoyed a period of dominant play resulting in their only score of the game - a goal from close quarters. Holloway found some latent energy and finished the matched on a high. They added on a further goal and a couple of points to close out the game completely. A ruthless but exhilarating performance from the Holloway girls.
Holloway will remind themselves that nothing has been won yet. A contest Kingdom Kerry Gaels awaits in the league final. Holloway will want to finish the job now. Nobody can doubt their determination - all they need is one last great performance and 2009 can be heralded as one of the greatest years for the club.

holloway (UK) - 25/10/2009 17:04:39    465849

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HOLLOWAY GAELS 2011 REVIEW


Highlights of the 2011 season includs the club's participation in the Paidi O'Sé tournament in March where a great weekend was had by all who travelled over to Kerry. Holloway also held a successful race night in The World's End pub in Finsbury Park, raising vital funds for the club. Another highlight was the 3rd consecutive Ann Dunning tournament hosted by the club in Greenford in November. 2011 also saw the Gaels win some silverware, winning the Provincial Shield in Birmingham after beating Roger Casements of Warwickshire.

The success of 2011 all culminated on the 26th of November with a lovely buffet held in The Quays on Holloway Road and presentation of awards. Congratulations to all of our winners on the night.


2011Award winners:
Angie Fenton (Club Person of the Year)
Olivia Giltenane (Best Newcomer)
Aileen Brady (Player of the Year)
Hannah O'Connell Blair (Most Improved Player.)

With a heavy heart, the club bid farewell to Paul Maher, who has been involved in the training and running of the club over the last few years. Paul stepped down in order to fully commit to new London men's team Éire Óg and the club wish him and the lads all the best for the future. Paul had a lovely few words to say about the team, and was presented with a gift from all of the team on the night. A big thank you to Paul for all his hard work and commitment over the years and we look forward seeing him out supporting the Gaels when he can in the new year.
Tosh Kilcommons will continue to coach the side in 2012.

We would also like to wish the best of luck to the new committee of 2012, who were elected at the Holloway Gaels AGM, which was heldin December 2011.

Finally, a big congratulations to Mary Kirrane, Jenny Smyth and Olivia Giltenane and their partners on their recent engagements, and a Happy New Year to all from Holloway Gaels, here's to much success for the club in 2012.

holloway (UK) - 26/01/2012 22:01:22    1101147

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