Tir Chonaill Gaels Club Notes – Monday 8th October 2018 Seniors The Seniors took on North London Shamrocks in the Semi Final of the Championship yesterday afternoon at McGovern Park in Ruislip. Played in perfect conditions, the Gaels got off to the best start possible when Killian Butler and Brian Mullin both found the back of the Shamrocks net inside the opening 2 minutes. NLS rallied back to convert a penalty to score a goal of their own, but 5 points from the TCG forward line before a Kevin Rafferty goal on the stroke of half time saw the lads head into the break leading on a score line of 3-5 to 1-4.
With NLS down to 14 men for the start of the 2 nd half, Liam Gavaghan began to punish the Shamrocks indiscipline by converting 5 frees from the 21 yard line. Another red card for NLS midway through the 2 nd half all but killed the game as Ryan Kearney, Killian Butler, Liam Gallagher and Captain Fantastic Anthony McDermott all picked off scores before Brian Mullin grabbed his 2 nd goal of the game to see the lads safely through to the final.
Final Score: TCG 4-14 NLS 1-4
Ladies The ladies prepare for their league final on 20th October vs Dulwich harps. The old time rivals will be sure to put up a good fight after our girls took the championship cup from under them earlier this year. Time and venue is still TBC, please see the TCG Facebook page for updates. The ladies will also be entering in the 7 a side tournament in aid of Siobhan McCann of Dulwich Harps on Saturday 27th October in Greenford. All support welcome on this day to help raise funds to pay for Siobhan’s life saving treatment.
TCG Golf Day TCG’s annual Golf Day was held on Friday 5 th October 2018 at South Herts Golf Club and once again it was a great success. A total of 18 teams took to the course in lovely conditions to compete for the coveted 1 st place spot. JP O’Donnell and his mutley crew of bandits ran out winners on the day followed by the LKRE Juniors finishing as runners up. A dinner and auction + raffle followed on in the evening as well as pints until the wee hours. We would like to thank everyone for their generosity and a special thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support on what was a fantastic day all round.
TCG Youth Board The TCG Youth board held their annual presentation night at the Club House last Friday night where over 130 children were recognised and received medals for the past season. Awards and recognitions were handed out on the night for individual players at all age groups. Special thanks to Ryan Kearney, Captain of the Championship winning TCG Junior Team who made himself available to make the presentations on the night. Youth Board Dinner Dance is all set to take place on Saturday 17 th November 2018 at the Club House in Greenford. Limited tickets remaining – please contact a member of the committee to purchase.
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