It was a busy week of action on the pitch for the club. Our Footballers started it off with a great win over Kingdom Kerry Gaels in Goodmayes putting a massive 7 goals past the visitors. Then on Wednesday the Ladies Footballers followed suit beating KKG in their final Championship game by two points in a very entertaining game.
At the weekend the Camogs were unfortunate to lose out to John Mitchells in their last Championship group game by a point on Saturday. Well done to all the ladies who have played their heart out all year. Also on Saturday the Hurlers played in the Ryan Cup Blitz in Ruislip. They were in a group with Robert Emmetts so the game was winner takes all to qualify for the final. After a pulsating game the Macs came out on top. They played St Gabriels in the Final but lost out on a scoreline of 0-07 to 1-01.
On Sunday it was time for the footballers to take centre stage. First up was the Division 1 clash against Neasden Gaels. McCurtains had a fantastic first half and thanks to a Conor Murphy goal were ahead by two points at the break. Neasden came out of the blocks quicker in the second half and took control of the game in the third quarter. McCurtains never gave up but couldn't overturn the deficit and Neasden ran out by five point winners. After that it was the turn of the Reserve Footballers in the Reserve League Final against St Kiernans. The lads didn't have their shooting boots on them and despite some good football found themselves 10 points down at half time. The second half was a different affair and McCurtains looked the better team at times and worked well to close the gap to six points before a goal by St Kiernans took the sting out of the Macs comeback.
Next week there are two League games in Goodmayes. On Wednesday the Hurlers take on Sean Treacys while on Thursdays the Footballers host North London Shamrocks. The following weekend the Hurlers continue their League campaign against Robert Emmetts in Scrubs on Saturday. The Footballers travel up to Liverpool to take on John Mitchells in a challenge game.
Its also an important weekend for our underage teams as the ABC's take place in Greenford all weekend. Best of luck to our U11 & U15 Footballers in action on Saturday and our U17 Footballers and the U8, U11 & U14 Hurlers on Sunday. Its great to see a great representation from the club.
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.
Golf Day - Risebridge Golf Course, Risebridge Chase, Romford RM1 4PRJ, Saturday 20th July 2019. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring the event in any capacity please contact Jim McDermott on 07813 355 776 or Tom Keane on 07975 544 009
Training (Click on team name for more info):
Mens Football: Thursday at 7.30pm in Goodmayes
Mens Hurling: Tuesday & Thursday at 7.45pm in Goodmayes.
Ladies Football: Tuesdays at 7.00pm in Goodmayes & Thursdays at 7.00pm in West Ham.
Camogie: Monday and Wednesday at 7.00pm in West Ham
Underage: in Campion School
Hurling: Mondays at 6.45pm
Football: Wednesdays at 6.45pm
Mens Football: AIB Football League Division 1 - Thomas McCurtains: 7-11, Kingdom Kerry Gaels: 0-13
Ladies Football: Intermediate Ladies Football Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 5-09 Kingdom Kerry Gaels: 4-10
Camogie: Intermediate Camogie Championship - Thomas McCurtains: 1-12, John Mitchells: 3-07
Mens Hurling: Ryan Cup Blitz - Thomas McCurtains: 5-08, Robert Emmetts: 3-11
Final - Thomas McCurtains: 1-01, St Gabriels: 0-07
Mens Football: AIB Football League Division 1 - Thomas McCurtains: 1-12, Neasden Gaels: 1-12
Mens Football: AIB Reserve Football League Final - Thomas McCurtains: 0-07, St Kiernans: 1-15
Mens Hurling: AIB Hurling League Division 1 - Thomas McCurtains v Sean Treacys, Wednesday 10th July 2019 at 7.15pm, Goodmayes
Mens Football: AIB Football League Division 1 - Thomas McCurtains v North London Shamrocks, Thursday 11th July 2019 at 7.15pm, Goodmayes
Mens Hurling: AIB Hurling League Division 1 - Thomas McCurtains v Robert Emmetts, Saturday 13th July 2019 at 4.30pm, Scrubs
Mens Football: Football Challenge - Thomas McCurtains v John Mitchells, Liverpool, Saturday 13th July 2019 at 1.30pm, Liverpool
Mens Hurling: AIB Hurling League Division 1 - Thomas McCurtains v Kilburn Gaels, Wednesday 17th July 2019 at 4.30pm, Scrubs
Membership is now due at the following rates can all members ensure that this is paid sooner rather than later. Mens Football, Hurling and Social membership can be paid at the following link: https://thomasmccurtains.wufoo.com/forms/thomas-mccurtains-membership-2019/ . For all other memberships contact the relevant committee members.
Mens Football & Hurling playing membership - £40.00 (with gear - £115.00)
Ladies Football only - £65.00
Camogie only - £50.00
Ladies Football & Camogie (Dual) - £85.00
Underage - £25.00
Social Membership - £40.00
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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