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March 21st 2017

Club Notes

Last Monday the London Cup draws were made and we found out who our opposition would be in the first few games of the season.

In the McArdle Cup group stage we will face Moindearg, Tir Chonaill Gaels and Brother Pearse. We will also face Tir Chonaill Gaels in the opening round of the Malarkey Cup. Our first match in the McArdle Cup is currently down to be played the weekend of 2nd April. This is still to be confirmed.

Men's training continues on Tuesday and Thursday this week at Brunel University Sports Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge. 8pm start. Everyone's welcome including newcomers.

Youth Update

Training for all our youth players from U6 & U8 up to U16 and girls will start back on Wednesday 19th April in the usual place, Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue. Spread the word ‐ new players are welcome!



March 13th 2017

Club Notes

At any level the championship is what every team will be striving to win at the start of each season.

Well this season started with a complete show of disrespect to our senior team as well as our opponents Dulwich Harps. I should also include the 4 other clubs who played yesterday in other games.

Despite a tweet from London GAA's official account on Friday night claiming that, due to unplayable pitches, no games were taking place in Greenford over the weekend it took until after 6pm on Saturday until we received official confirmation that our championship fixture was being moved to Wormwood Scrubs. The email received also stated that there were no shower facilities available at the Scrubs.

It's disgusting that the county board think anyone should be made to go out and play a game and have to get changed afterwards in the car park and travel home without even having a shower. It was bad enough for most of our lads who live in west London but Dulwich had to travel all the way to south London. North London Shamrocks were playing on the pitch beside us and they're based in Enfield. St Anthony’s also played after us and had to travel back to Reading. However, if none of these teams fielded for what is officially a championship game, they'd have had a heavy fine imposed upon them.

St Clarets have been refused home games before due to our facilities not being deemed good enough so why was it ok this time for a championship game? The integrity of these rounds is questionable enough as it is without these incidents.

London’s GAA clubs have to make sure all their fees are paid first to enter any competitions and London's members are continuously being asked to help with funding Ruislip's redevelopment through various fundraising schemes. If they show the disrespect they did to the players yesterday how can they expect to receive any support back?

Personally, during trips to Ireland I've been asked before Do they even play football or hurling in London? People have a lesser opinion of the GAA in London, simply because it's London.

Whilst that viewpoint doesn't reflect the games here if London GAA really want to improve the image and promote the games in the UK actions like this will not help at all and it will become the laughing stock that the small minority think it is.

Anyway, both teams still got enough lads out to fulfil the fixture and Dulwich Harps came out on top of a 1-8 to 1-6 scoreline. Despite only going back to training on Thursday and missing players yesterday it wasn't a bad performance for the first game of the season.

The team was: Liam Healy, Matthew Healy, Paddy Donaghy, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Padraig Donegan, Colin Keane, Sean Killeen, Aidan Donaghy, Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Eamonn Colleran, Ryan O'Connell, Luke Everitt, Alfie McNulty. Subs: Ian McDermott, Keith O Neill

Training continues this Thursday at Brunel University Sports Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge. 8pm start.
All are welcome and new members are invited down so if you know of anyone get them down.



March 8th 2017

Club Notes

Last weekend a few of our men made a trip to Athlone that happened to coincide with Keith O Neill's 40th birthday. The lads played a Clann Na nGael select team and beat them by a goal.

The senior team start training again this Thursday night from 8pm at Brunel University Sports Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PW.

This Sunday they will face Dulwich Harps in their opening fixture of the season.

Preliminary Championship v Dulwich Harps
Sunday 12th March, 2.00pm throw in
Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, UB6 0NZ




February 12th 2017

Club AGM

On Sunday 29th January we held our annual AGM in the Brook House, Kingshill Avenue. Several items were discussed about last year and how we aim to progress as a club even further.

The following delegates were elected at the clubs 2017 Annual General Meeting

Honorary Life President: Rose McCarthy

Club Presidents: Mick Keane, Brendan Sherry

Vice Presidents: Mick O Shea, Kevin Lynott, Brendan Curran, Charlie McEvoy, John Marron, Liam Toohey

Chairman: Denis McCarthy

Vice Chairman: Paddy Donaghy

Secretary: Tadhg Lee

Vice Secretary: Keith O Neill

Treasurer: Marie Hession

Assistant Treasurer: Jacinta Buckley

Registrar: Padraig Donegan

PRO: Matt Healy

Youth Officers and Minor Board Delegates: Martin Hession, Denis Mc Carthy, Colleen Lynott

Child Protection Officer: Marie Hession

County Board Delegate: Bill O Callaghan, Tadhg Lee (proxy)



January 12th 2017

Club AGM

St Claret's AGM will take place on Sunday 29th January at 3pm in the Brook House pub, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes.

This is a very important meeting open to everybody involved with the club so if you feel there is any way you could contribute this year or any issues that you feel may need to be raised please do attend.



January 8th 2017

Club notes

The club would like to wish all of our members and supporters a Happy New Year and we hope you all enjoyed your Christmas.

Please keep an eye out for the club notes for upcoming events such as the AGM towards the end of the month and of course dates for training to work off the extra calories I'm sure you indulged in over the Christmas (Ronan Gaughan!).

Club Trip ‐ Keith O Neill's 40th Birthday Bonanza (3rd-6th March)

St Claret's veteran Keith O Neill will be celebrating his 40th birthday in March (yes you read that correctly, he hasn't turned 40 yet). To celebrate his eligibility for the Masters team this year he is organising a trip to his native Athlone, Westmeath that all members of the club are welcome too.

If we manage to get enough numbers over we will also organise a match against his home club, Clann Na nGael.

It is the first trip that several members of the club will be taking together for a few years so don't miss out.

The flights most lads are booking already are as follows:

OUTBOUND: Friday 3rd March, 18.35 Stansted ‐ Dublin
INBOUND: Monday 6th March, 17.20 Dublin ‐Heathrow


Of course these flights may not suit everyone but if you get yourselves to Athlone that's a start. Hopefully we can also organise a bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone to make things a little easier.

Some members are also travelling back on the Sunday so don't feel left out if you can't stay until the Monday.

If you're interested please let us know as Keith would like to know what he needs to organise for accommodation.



November 22nd 2016

Club notes

We held our Annual Dinner Dance last Saturday at Ealing Golf Club. As always it was a great night. Thank you to all those who supported the club throughout the year. It is greatly appreciated. Thank you also to Ealing Golf Club for hosting the event and The Sherlocks for entertaining the dancers for the night.

Congratulations to the award winners on the night. It's a testament to the effort put into the club.

Young Player of the Year ‐ Aidan Bradshaw
Player of the Year ‐ Aidan Donaghy
Club person of the Year ‐ Liam Licker Healy
Denis McCarthy Shield ‐ Martin and Marie Hession

If you have any photos from the night please send them in.

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Aidan Donaghy receiving his Player of the Year Award from Denis McCarthy

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Aidan Bradshaw receiving his Young Player of the Year Award from Denis McCarthy

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Liam Healy receiving his Clubman of the Year Award from Denis McCarthy

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Martin Hession receiving the Denis McCarthy Award from Denis McCarthy

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Marie Hession receiving the Denis McCarthy Award from Mrs Rose McCarthy and Denis McCarthy

Thank you very much to the committee for organising the night and to Paddy Donaghy for organising the prizes. Ronan Crazy Horse Gaughan is delighted with his skip.

Seasoned veteran Keith O Neill, a member of our senior team, is going the month of November without shaving his beard. The reason for this is he is raising money for the Children's Liver Disease Foundation. If you would like to help him reach his target please contact us.
He has found some advantages of this as it's keeping his face warm throughout these weeks and it keeps him going throughout the day when he finds the pieces of his breakfast he missed that morning.

The Senior Hurling & Football County Teams will be playing a challenge games on Saturday 26th with hurling @ 1pm and football @ 2.30pm in Greenford v the Bank of Ireland Club from Ireland.


November 9th 2016

Club notes

75% of ticket sales have now gone ‐ tickets sales close at the end of this week.

If you have reserved tickets already, please make sure you have paid for them by 12th November otherwise you will be charged at the higher price of £45.

St Clarets Dinner Dance is being held on Saturday 19th November 2016 at Ealing Golf Club, Perivale Lane, Greenford, UB6 8TS.

Music by: The Sherlocks
Doors open at - 7pm
Dress is: Formal


Tickets are available from the following St Clarets committee members:
Marie Hession
Jacinta Buckley
Clare Delaney
Tadgh Lee
Denis McCarthy
Paddy Donaghy

Tickets are £40 each and must be purchased before the 12th November. After that date tickets will cost £45.

Don't miss out tickets are limited!

November 2nd 2016

Club notes

St Clarets Youth Presentation evening is being held this Saturday 5th November, starting at 7.30pm in Slough Irish Club, Sheehy Way, Slough SL2 5SS. All club members are welcome and it would be great to see any many as possible supporting this annual event and supporting the youth of the club. All youth players, U6s up to U16s boys and girls, parents, friends and families are very welcome. £5 per family entry fee. Tickets for our Dinner Dance will also be on sale if anyone is interested.

Please get in contact if you have any queries.


October 27th 2016

Club notes

OVER HALF THE TICKETS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD FOLKS

St Clarets Dinner Dance is being held on Saturday 19th November 2016 at Ealing Golf Club, Perivale Lane, Greenford, UB6 8TS.

Music by: The Sherlocks
Doors open at - 7pm
Dress is: Formal


Tickets are available from the following St Clarets committee members:
Marie Hession
Jacinta Buckley
Clare Delaney
Tadgh Lee
Denis McCarthy
Paddy Donaghy

Tickets are £40 each and must be purchased before the 12th November. After that date tickets will cost £45.

Don't miss out tickets are limited!

October 20th 2016

Club notes

St Clarets Dinner Dance is being held on Saturday 19th November 2016 at Ealing Golf Club, Perivale Lane, Greenford, UB6 8TS.

Music by: The Sherlocks
Doors open at - 7pm
Dress is: Formal


Tickets are available from the following St Clarets committee members:
Marie Hession
Jacinta Buckley
Clare Delaney
Tadgh Lee
Denis McCarthy
Paddy Donaghy

Tickets are £40 each and must be purchased before the 12th November. After that date tickets will cost £45.

Don't miss out tickets are limited!

October 13th 2016

Club notes

Congratulations to our U14s team for winning the Division 2 League final on Saturday in Greenford. The game started a bit slow and we were only ahead by 2 points at half time, but at the beginning of the second half we secured a number of goals and the lads went from strength to strength to finish with a scoreline of St Clarets 10-9 to Thomas McCurtains 3-12.

We would like to pass on our thanks for the fantastic support from the sideline from parents and club supporters as we ended up with a great end to the season with a great game of football from a fantastic group of lads. Well Done Lads!!!

Players were: Oisin Murphy (Capt), Cormac Sibley, Liam McNulty, Szymon Reddin, Joey Holden, Aaron Myers, Liam Hession, Stefano Biovldi, Joe Murphy, Thomas O Halloran, Kian O Halloran, Patrick Woulfe, Harry O'Leary, Joseph Hedger.

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Dates for the diary:
5th Nov ‐ Youth Pres Evening @ Slough Irish Club, Sheehy Way, Slough

19th Nov ‐ Dinner Dance @ Ealing Golf Club - tickets on sale next week!


October 3rd 2016

Club notes

Our seniors played their final game of the season when we faced a Garryowen side still in contention for a final spot. The likes of Keith O Neill, Tony Murphy, Colm and Gerry Lynott rolled back the years in Mill Hill yesterday. Keith scored a lovely goal to make up for the one he conceded against Cu Chulainns last week. Unfortunately we lost out by a scoreline of 5-16 to 2-8.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Luke Kelly, Matthew Healy, Liam Healy, Aidan Bradshaw, Paddy Donaghy, Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Barry Lynch, Luke Everitt, Ryan O Connell, Colm Lynott, Keith O'Neill, D. O'Reilly, Tony Murphy. Subs: Dillon Buckley, Conor Martin.

Good luck to Aidan Bradshaw in his recovery from another unfortunate injury yesterday.

Youth Update

On Saturday the club held its second Annual Youth day down at Kingshill Avenue. The day started with heavy showers and black skies and basically would have been a day when most would have dived back under the duvet covers but in true St Claret's spirit we proceeded with the day's events and as if like magic the day progressed into a fantastic sunny day. We would like to thank each and every man, woman and child that ventured out and joined us for a truly fantastic fun packed family day and took the time out to bring buns and cakes and take part in all the games.

Our mums and girls took to the field first, where at half time the mums were ahead by 3 points, the girls came through at the end, captained by Chloe Enright and won by 1 point to take possession of the Chloe Buckley Cup for the second year running. Mams of the match awards were presented to: Nicola Donaghy and Claire Delaney, well done ladies the secret training paid off!

This game was followed by a fantastic display of football from our U8 and U10 teams who showed to the club the future is bright with this group of young boys and girls coming through.

The day finished with the lads and Dads match, where the ole fellas held their own for a while but youth and fresh legs won through at the end. Dillon Buckley was presented with the Denis McCarthy Cup for the second year in row and the Dads are in training already for next year. It was great to see some old Claret's stalwarts in action and great to see some of the old magic is still there if only in short supply. Men of the match were Paul Myers and Dermot Wallace who showed they've still got what it takes.

We would like to thank all the committee members who were onsite from early to help set up. We would also like to pay special thanks to Paul Myers and his assistant Aaron, who were there early to open gates and help set up in the rain and were the last men out at the end of the day.

We would like to make a special mention to Michael O Shea who was celebrating his 16th birthday on Saturday but still took the time out to take part in the day.

Once again thanks to everyone that turned up on the day and made the day so successful. To those of you that couldn't make it, for different reasons, you missed a very special day.

At the end of the day we retired to the Ye Olde Crowne on the Uxbridge Road to watch the All-Ireland. We would like to thank Gillian for her hospitality and a great evening. Maybe not so great for our Mayo members of the club.

This Saturday our Under 10s head up to Tottenhall for a blitz. 11.30am start.
Tottenhall Sports Ground
Tottenhall Road
N13 6DL

Dates for the diary:
Sat 8th Oct - U14s League final 12.30pm - Greenford Vs TMC
Sat 5th Nov - Youth Presentation Evening, Slough Irish Club, Sheehy Way.
Sat 19th Nov - St Clarets Dinner Dance, Ealing Golf Club, tickets on sale soon.


September 28th 2016

Upcoming Events

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September 27th 2016

Club notes

On Sunday our seniors lost by a single point to Cu Chulainns despite fielding an under strength side. We lost out 3-8 to 1-15 with our goals coming from Alfie McNulty (2) and Liam Healy. Well done and thank you to those who turned up on the day.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Aidan Donaghy, Matthew Healy, Luke Kelly, Kavan Fitzpatrick, Ronan Gaughan, Paul Keenan, Barry Lynch, Sean Killeen, Alfie McNulty, Shane Buckley, John O Connor, Ryan O Connell, Pat Lynott, Liam Healy.

Our next fixture takes place on Sunday 2nd October against Garryowen at 12pm at Mill Hill Rugby Club, Champions Way, off Page Street, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2EL. This will also be our final fixture of the year.

YOUTH UPDATE

Next Saturday 8th October our U14s face Thomas McCurtains in the League Final. 12.30pm throw in at Greenford. Your support will be appreciated for this.

Our 2nd Annual Youth Day also takes place on Saturday 1st October at Kingshill Avenue from 12pm. Please make the effort to attend and help this event grow after such a good day last year.




September 20th 2016

Club notes

Our senior team got knocked out of the championship after losing their semi final replay 4-8 to 1-8 against Tir Chonaill Gaels.
Unfortunately we just weren't good enough on the day.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Matthew Healy, Paddy Donaghy, Lawrence Weir, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Aidan Bradshaw, Sean Killeen, John O Connor, Eamonn Colleran, Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty, Ryan O Connell, Barry Lynch, Pat Lynott. Subs: Luke Kelly, Lyndon Bradley

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Next Fixture

Division 2 League vs Cu Chulainns
Sunday 25th September
5pm throw in
Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, UB6 0NZ


Training continues on Thursday night at Uxbridge behind the athletics track at 8pm.




September 15th 2016

Club notes

Our senior team have it all to do again next Saturday after extra time couldn't separate themselves with Tir Chonaill Gaels in Sunday's semi final. The game could've gone either way with both teams holding the lead for different periods throughout but ultimately a few moments of poor defending and wasted chances cost us. However, we're still in the competition and Saturday's replay will take place in Greenford at 3pm.

The team was: Keith O Neill, Matthew Healy, Paddy Donaghy, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Padraig Donegan, Paul Keenan, Sean Killeen, Aidan Donaghy, Eamonn Colleran, Shane Buckley, John O Connor, Pat Lynott, Eammonn Hughes, Alfie McNulty. Subs: Barry Lynch, Aidan Bradshaw, Ryan O Connell, Lyndon Bradley.

Next fixture
Junior Championship Semi Final Replay v Tir Chonaill Gaels
Saturday 17th September, 3:00pm
Berkeley Avenue,
Greenford,
UB6 0NZ

Congratulations to Aidan and Conor Bradshaw who celebrate their 18th Birthday today.

Youth Update

A massive congratulations to our St Clarets Girls teams for winning the U16s shield at the JJFrench girls tournament on Saturday. This is a fantastic achievement for our girls team and even though the day didn't quite start off to plan they battled through to the end to receive our first piece of silverware. We are so delighted for the girls and so proud of them as they have worked so hard over the last 3 years and are consistent in their attendance at training and they so rightly received their just rewards on Saturday. We would like to thank Lucia Butler and Tara GFC for the invitation to this event. The friendship and warm welcome received on the day is fantastic and we look forward to next year's event. A special thank you to all the parents who braved it through the rain all day and supported the girls to the end.
The team was: Chloe Enright (C), Kiera Hedger, Leona Enright, Megan Jarrett, Lily McNulty, Tara Sheridan, Sabina Reddin, Maura O Leary, Jemma McNulty & Ciara Hession.

On Saturday also our U14s team took to the field early in the day and successfully defeated North London Shamrocks in the league semi-final. We are now through to the league final against Thomas McCurtains, date tbc. The U14s are a great bunch of lads and we have some great talent amongst the squad, they are a great credit to the club on and off the pitch.
The team was: Oisin Murphy (C), Joe Murphy, Aaron Myers, Cormac Sibley, Szymon Reddin, Liam McNulty, Stefon Biondi, Thomas O'Halloran, Kian O'Halloran, Harry O'Leary, Joey Holden, Patrick Woulfe & Liam Hession

We would like to say thank you to all the brothers that stayed on after their match to support their sisters in the girls tournament. It was great to see them cheering on the girls.

Important Dates for the diary:

St Clarets Youth DaySaturday 1st October, 1pm start, all youth players and parents to attend. To be held in Kingshill Avenue. Note to all parents make sure you have your boots ready for the parents game. Friends and family are all welcome. It will be a great day of fun and laughter. We will retire at the end of the day to Ye Olde Crowne for a gathering. More details to follow.

St Clarets Youth Presentation EveningSaturday 5th November to be held at Slough Irish Club. This is an evening for all our youth players, from 5 years olds up to 16 year olds. Please keep this evening free to celebrate our fantastic Gaelic season.

St Clarets Annual Dinner DanceSaturday 19th November to be held in Ealing Golf club. More details to follow and information about ticket sales.

Charity EveningSaturday 26th November Charity evening in 'Ye Olde Crowne', Uxbridge Road, Hayes, we need as many club members and friends to support this evening. The evening includes 'Stars in their Eyes' plus lots more fun! More detail to follow.


September 8th 2016

Club notes

Well done to our senior team who beat St Brendans on Saturday 3-11 to 0-5 in their Division 2 fixture. Keith O Neill's natural agility helped him save a penalty and a chipped goal that Barry Lynch dedicated to Ian McDermott helped us on our way.

The team was: Keith O Neill, Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Paul Keenan, Sean Killeen, John O Connor, Alfie McNulty, Shane Buckley, Eamonn Colleran, Barry Lynch, Pat Lynott, Lawrence Weir. Subs: Eammonn Hughes, Aidan Bradshaw, Kavan Fitzpatrick, Liam Healy.

All roads lead to Greenford this weekend where we will face Tir Chonaill Gaels in the Junior Championship Semi Final. We came out on the wrong side of the result when we last played them in the McArdle Cup Final so hopefully we can turn it around this time. As always your continued support will be appreciated for this game, especially for one as important as this.

Junior Championship v Tir Chonaill Gaels
Sunday 11th September, 3pm
Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, UB6 0NZ


Youth Update


Congratulations to Milo McNulty and Oisin Murphy who received the call up to play for the London U16 team at the weekend in the Dermot Earley tournament in Mayo. They are flying the flag high for the club.

Next weekend is a crucial weekend of football for our girl's team and U14 team. On Saturday our U14s team are playing North London Shamrocks in a league semi-final in Greenford. We wish them the very best of luck all support would be gratefully appreciated. Throw-in time to be advised.

Also on Saturday our girls team will be taking part in the annual J French Tournament in Greenford. This is an important annual event in our season and we wish them the very best of luck. Any support would be appreciated.

Youth training continues for the next few weeks (light permitting) on Wednesday evenings in Kingshill Avenue.

Also watch this space for details of our second St Clarets Youth day. Date will be announced next week!!!


August 30th 2016

Club notes

There was no action over the weekend for our teams due to the bank holiday. We hope you all had an enjoyable weekend.

Congratulations to Martin Falvey and Noreen Lynott who got married over the weekend back in Ireland.

Our league campaign resumes this Saturday when we face St Brendans at TCG, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, UB6 0NZ. Throw in is at 3pm.
Please get down to the support the team in their last game before the following weekend's Championship semi final.

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue from 7.30pm.

Please make note of the following youth fixtures for our teams.

Saturday, September 10th
U-14 Division 2 League Semi-Final
St Clarets vs North London Shamrocks in Greenford at 12.30 p.m.

Sunday, September 11th
U-16 League
Thomas McCurtains/North London Shamrocks vs. St Clarets in Goodmayes at 11.00 a.m.

Saturday, September 17th
U-14 Division 2 League Final



August 23rd 2016

Club notes

Congratulations to our senior team who finished top of Group 2 in the Junior Championship after a 4-11 to 0-7 over Dulwich Harps.
We now face either Thomas McCurtains or Tir Chonaill Gaels on 10th or 11th September, so keep this weekend free to support the lads.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Luke Kelly, Paddy Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Paul Keenan, Aidan Donaghy, Ronan Gaughan, Sean Killeen, John O Connor, Eamonn Colleran, Shane Buckley, Ryan O Connell, Alfie McNulty, Pat Lynott, Lawrence Weir. Subs: Barry Lynch, Eammonn Hughes, Lyndon Bradley.

There is no game this weekend due to the bank holiday weekend.

Training continues at 7.30pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue on Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Barry Lynch will be leading the novena in Botwell Church on Saturday evening ahead of Kerry's meeting with the Dubs on Sunday.


August 15th 2016

Club notes

Our Division 2 league fixture against Cu Chulainns was postponed due to their second round championship game being rescheduled. New time and venue TBC.

This weekend we take on Dulwich Harps. Both teams have already qualified for the Junior Championship semi finals so this game will decide who tops the group. As always your support will be appreciated for this important game.

Junior Championship v Dulwich Harps
Saturday 20th August, 3.30pm throw in
Tottenhall Sports Ground
Tottenhall Road, London, N13 6LH

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes. 7.30pm



August 8th 2016

Club notes

Congratulations to our senior team who overturned a 3-point deficit at half time after an improved second half to record a 2-10 to 0-9 win over Eire Og yesterday to qualify for the championship semi finals. This means the winner of our final group game in 2 weeks against Dulwich Harps will decide who tops the group.

One of the highlights of the day was Liam Healy tumbling over the mound behind the goal whilst awarding a score. He said he got an 8 for the execution but there's a reason he hasn't gone to Rio.

The team was: Keith O Neill, Matthew Healy, Paddy Donaghy, Luke Kelly, Aidan Bradshaw, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Matt Killeen, Pat Lynott, John O Connor, Eamonn Colleran, Alfie McNulty, Shane Buckley, Lawrence Weir. Subs: Lyndon Bradley, Barry Lynch

The seniors next fixture will be a Division 2 league game against Cu Chulainns. This takes place 2.30pm Sunday 14th August at TCG in Greenford. Berkeley Avenue, Greenford, UB6 0NZ

Congratulations to our three U12 players who took part in U12s exhibition match at Croke Park on Saturday. St Clarets representatives were: Jemma McNulty, Kian O Halloran and Thomas Murphy.

Youth training for U14s and U16s and girls continues during the summer holidays, apart from Wednesday 17th August and Wednesday 24th August as we will be on holiday. Training resumes for all youth players on Wednesday 31st Aug.



August 1st 2016

Club notes

Our seniors lost out in a tight, competitive game on Saturday that finished 2-13 to 1-14 to Harlesden Harps.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Paddy Donaghy, Lawrence Weir, Ronan Gaughan, Padraig Donegan, Eamonn Colleran, Aidan Donaghy, Sean Killeen, Pat Lynott, John O Connor, Paul Keenan, Ryan O Connell, Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty. Subs: Keith O Neill, Matt Killeen, Barry Lynch, Lyndon Bradley, Kavan Fitzpatrick.

Our championship campaign resumes this weekend when we renew last year's rivalry with Eire Og. This is a huge game for us and a win sends us through to the semi finals. Your support will be appreciated as always.

Sunday 7th August, 3pm throw in
St Clarets v Eire Og
Tir Chonaill Gaels (Pitch 2)
Berkeley Avenue,
Greenford,
UB6 0NZ

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Kingshill Avenue.


July 25th 2016

Club notes

It was a quiet week for the club this week with no fixtures taking place.

Our senior team received a walkover in the championship from Naomh Padraig on Saturday. The next championship game is against Eire Og on 7th August. Time and venue TBC.

Our next fixture takes place this weekend on Saturday July 30th.
Division 2 vs Harlesden Harps
Tir Chonaill Gaels
Berkeley Avenue
Greenford
UB6 0NZ
3pm throw in.

As usual your support will be appreciated as the lads look to move up the table. It's a nice local game so make the most of it.

Senior training continues on Tuesday and Thursday in Kingshill Avenue at 8pm.

There will be no youth training for our U8s and U10s teams during the summer holidays there will be training for our U14s, U16s and Girls teams. They will have a 2 week break on the 17th and 24th August, resuming on August 31st.


July 18th 2016

Club notes

Congratulations to our senior team who started their championship campaign with a 3-20 to 1-3 win over Fr Murphys in Tottenhall on Sunday. Barry Sicknote Lynch eventually made his return to football and he proved he's still the same Barry Lynch, by refusing to shoot with his right foot and ballooning it wide with his left instead.

The team was: Gerry Lynott, Luke Kelly, Paddy Chihuahua Donaghy, Lawrence Weir, Ronan Gaughan, Padraig Donegan, Eamonn Colleran, Sean Killeen, John O Connor, Matthew Killeen, Shane Buckley, Paul Keenan, Ryan O'Connell, Pat Lynott, Lyndon Bradley. Subs: Kavan Fitzpatrick, Conor Martin and Barry Lynch.

Next up is our second championship game against Naomh Padraig on Saturday 23rd July, Colindale, Montrose Park, Montrose Avenue, Colindale, HA8 0DS. Throw-in 3.30pm.

YOUTH UPDATE

Supported by a number of our under 8s, an under 10s selection took part in Saturday's blitz hosted by Thomas McCurtains as part of their family fun day festivities. The team performed impressively and following a last gasp defeat to the hosts in the opening game they came back to record a draw with Tir Chonaill Gaels and an 8 point victory over Gael London. Thanks to all the parents who made the long journey with the players round to Goodmayes.
Team: DJ McNicholas (Captain), Sarah Batt, Finn Murphy, Niall Wallace, Matthew Keane, Daniel Greene, Harry Appelbe and Paddy Gorman.

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A reminder that under 8s and under 10s training has now ceased for the summer holidays and will return on Wednesday 31st August.


July 11th 2016

Club notes

Never be surprised by what happens in London GAA! Next weekend the St Clarets senior team will start their championship campaign. After originally being told our opening championship game against Fr Murphys will take place on Saturday 16th July, with less than a week's notice we have now been told that our championship game is on Sunday 17th July where West London's St Clarets will play West London's Fr Murphys up at Tottenhall in North London. Please get out to support the team for these very important games over the next several weeks.

Toureen Mangan London Junior Football Championship
Round 2 v Fr Murphys
Tottenhall Sports Ground
Tottenhall Road
Palmers Green
N13 6LH
12:00pm, Sunday 17th July


Commiserations to Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty and the rest of the London Juniors after they lost to Lancashire in the All Britain Junior Championship Final by just a point in Birmingham on Sunday.

We have been lucky to receive a bye in the first round of the club championship as many members of this panel will be playing with their respective clubs in championship football again on Tuesday night, just two days after playing in a major final.

YOUTH

The Youth in the club have had a fantastic weekend of Gaelic football, the attitude and sportsmanship from all our players was fantastic and we are all very proud of them. They all wore the green and white colours with pride and represented the club in good spirits, everyone of them is a great credit to the club. Across the weekend parents came in their numbers to support their children and the club, prepared for whatever the weather was going to throw at them, we are extremely grateful for all your support.

Day 1

St Clarets participation in this year's ABCs began on Friday morning but not in our renowned green and white hoops. Instead, 8 of our young players donned navy blue jerseys as they backboned the Douay Martyrs side who finished 3rd in the Secondary school's competition. Having topped their group with 3 wins and a draw, the side captained by our own Liam Hession, narrowly lost a tense semi-final before bouncing back to win the 3rd place play-off. Along with their captain, our own Joseph Murphy, Finley Richardson, Darragh Tierney, Aaron Myers, Harvey Monaghan, Patrick Woulfe and Nathan Kiernan all excelled in their school's strong performance. Well done also to Kian and Thomas O'Halloran and Stefano Biondi who performed impressively for their school, Cardinal Wiseman.

That afternoon, our newly formed under 8s performed exceptionally in their six games. An opening draw was followed by four successive victories before concluding with a narrow one-point defeat, a fantastic performance in our first ABC at this age group. Our under 8 squad was as follows: Niall Wallace (captain), Fiontan Lawlor, Sarah Batt, Jamie Batt, Harry Appelbe, Sean O Halloran, Axel Gil, Elsa Gil, Ben Ahuja, Charlie McCarthy, Tadhg Donaghy and Jack Keane.

Likewise our under 10s had an excellent afternoon. It was also these players first experience of the ABC tournament and with three victories from five matches it proved to be a memorable one. With some superb scores taken and excellent football played, these young men did the club proud with their strong showing. Our under 10 squad was as follows: Ollie McCarthy, Callum Robinson, Matthew Keane, Daniel Greene, Paddy Gorman, DJ McNicholas, Finn Murphy, Daniel Keys and Brian Wellard.
The management, Tadhg Lee, Liam Healy and Ryan O'Connell wish to thank all parents not only for their support and assistance on the day, but for ensuring that all players were available on the day and that we lined out with our full squad.

“U8s


Day 2

On Day 2 our U16s took to the field in the morning. Although the results on the field weren't always in our favour everyone of the lads played their hearts out and displayed some fantastic talent. This is a very young U16s team so all we can say is the future is bright and we look forward to next year. Players were: Milo McNulty, Michael Myers, Charlie Nicholson, James Ford, Liam McNulty, Oisin Murphy, Connor Bowler, Harry O Leary, Darragh Tierney, Alvin Maher, Aaron Myers (superstar Goalie) and Liam Hession.

In the afternoon our fabulous girls team took to the field and we really mean fabulous. These 9 girls have gone from strength to strength and although the games were fiercely competitive the girls gave as good as they got. We played 4 games, winning 1 and very narrowly losing 2 other games. Players were: Chloe Enright (Capt), Leona Enright, Lily McNulty, Ciara Hession, Jemma McNulty, Sabrina Reddin, Megan Jarrett, Kiera Hedger and Molly Richardson.

“U8s


Day 3

On Day 3 our U14s took to the field. Our first challenge of the day was to put up the gazebo as the rain started to fall and the wind gathered speed but we did it with some great help from parents. The lads played 3 group games, winning 1, drawing 1 and losing 1 which resulted in us going through to the cup quarter finals. Unfortunately, we lost to the Tara in the quarter final and our day came to an end. Our U14s are a great bunch of lads and we have some fantastic skill and talent amongst the team but unfortunately we weren't up the mark to progress any further on the day. Players were: Joe Murphy, Oisin Murphy (Capt), Cormac Sibley, Aaron Myers, Liam McNulty, Liam Hession, Joey Holden, Syzmek Reddin, Patrick Woulfe, Kian O'Halloran, Sean Alexander, Joseph Hedger, Finlay Richardson, Jack Do Rosario, Thomas Do Rosario and Callum Shevlin.

“U8s


July 4th 2016

Club notes

Our first team lost to Tara last Thursday night in a competitive Mullarkey Cup game losing out 3-7 to 1-11. The team was: Gerry Lynott, Luke Kelly, Paddy Donaghy, Lawrence Weir, Aidan Bradshaw, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Sean Killeen, Matt Killeen, Eamonn Colleran, John O Connor, Paul Keenan, Ryan O Connell, Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty. Subs Used: Kavan Fitzpatrick, Lyndon Bradley.

There is no senior game this weekend. We face Fr Murphys on Saturday 16th July in our first championship game of the season. Time and venue TBC.

However, it will be a busy weekend for our youth teams as they take part in the ABC Tournament in Greenford.

Best of luck to our own Shane Buckley and Alfie McNulty and the rest of the London Juniors who face Lancashire in the All Britain Junior Championship Final in Birmingham on Sunday.


YOUTH

Unfortunately, we were defeated by Thomas McCurtains on Sunday in the U14 Championship semi-final. The lads played a brilliant second half but left it a little bit too late to make the comeback. We'll look forward to the ABCs this weekend and hopefully we'll get some good results. Thank you to all the players and parents who made the effort to get to this match.

“U8s
St Clarets: The club's first ever Under 8s team, along with coach Tadhg Lee

On Saturday our under 8s and under 10s teams took part in the Conrad Ryan blitz hosted by Parnells at Northwick Park. Both sides performed well in each of their 4 games earning some impressive victories and the blitz served as excellent preparation for next week's ABC competition. Huge thanks to all parents for their support and assistance on the day. A reminder that the under 8s and under 10s ABC competition takes place on Friday. With games commencing at 3pm all players are requested to be at Greenford for, or as close to, 2.30pm as possible.

Reminder: ABCs this weekend

Friday 8th July ‐ Morning ‐ A number of our U14s will be taking part in the secondary school competition on Friday morning, playing for Douay Martyrs school and managed by Tadgh Lee, we wish them the best of luck, they are: Aaron Myers, Joe Murphy, Patrick Woulfe, Finlay Richardson & Liam Hession.

Friday 8th July ‐ Afternoon ‐ Our U8s and U10s will be taking to the field on Friday afternoon. It will be the first time that St Clarets have fielded at U8 age level so this is a great credit to Tadgh Lee and his assistants Liam Healy & Ryan O Connell. We wish all these young players the very best of luck.

Saturday 9th July ‐ 10.30 start ‐ Girls and U16s

Sunday 10th July ‐ 10.30 start ‐ U14s



June 28th 2016

Club notes

After being given just three day's notice and three weeks later than this fixture was originally scheduled for we will face Tara in the preliminary round of the Mullarkey Cup on Thursday 30th June. This game takes place at Tara's home pitch at Northolt Rugby Club, Cayton Road, Greenford. 7.15pm throw in.

We have also received the group fixtures for the Junior Championship. The fixtures are as follows, time and venue of each fixture TBC.

Round 1 ‐ Bye
Round 2 v Fr Murphys, Saturday 16th July
Round 3 v Naomh Padraig, Saturday 23rd July
Round 4 v Eire Og, Sunday 7th August
Round 5 v Dulwich Harps, Saturday 20th August

Please do your best to keep all of these dates free. It is important each and every player does their best to be training as often as possible now. As well as the championship we still have the majority of our league fixtures to play and the Mullarkey Cup (depending on results) and the business end of the season isn't far away.

Training continues on Tuesday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, 8pm.

It was a quiet weekend for a youth teams with no games for any of them but preparations for the ABC tournament next month will continue at training on Wednesday at 7pm. Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue. Meanwhile, our under 8 and under 10 teams have a tournament at Northwick Park on Saturday.


June 20th 2016

Club notes

It's been quiet over the last few weeks for our men's team due to the London senior and junior teams playing in their respective championships. The seniors play Offaly in Tullamore on Saturday in the All-Ireland qualifiers and the juniors play Warwickshire in the All-Britain Semi Final in Birmingham on Sunday. Good luck to Shane Buckley and Alfie McNulty who are playing a part on both of these panels.

The Toureen Mangan London Junior Football Championship draw has been made. We have been drawn in Group 2 alongside Eire Og, Dulwich Harps, Father Murphys and Naomh Padraig. The first round will be played the weekend of Sunday 10th July.

However, our youth teams had a particularly busy weekend and represented the club well as usual.

Youth Update

Firstly, we would like to congratulate 3 of our U14 players for being selected to represent London at the Feile competition in Ireland this coming weekend. Oisin Murphy and Cormac Sibley have been selected to play in the U14 boys London team and Lily McNulty has been selected to play in the U14 girls London Team. This is a massive achievement for these young players and everyone in the club is very proud of them, we wish them the best of luck in their trip to Ireland.

Our U14s took to the field last Tuesday evening in Greenford and had a great win over TCG. The U14s have now played all their league games and have only been defeated once, we look forward to the games coming up in the next few weeks, it'll be a busy few weeks.

Our U16s returned to the field on Friday night to play Parnells in Northwick Park. This was the first game after the break for exams and although we were defeated by Parnells it was great to get the lads out playing again.

On Sunday our girls took to the field for the first time this year to take part in the girls Go Games in Greenford sponsored by Vince McCarthy (TCG). After a long wait to get going the girls played 2 great games, we narrowly lost to TCG and Tara were a bit too strong for us, but this didn't put our girls off and they played throughout with determination and battled through to defend to the bitter end. They are a great credit to the club.

We would like to thank all the parents for their support over the last week, it's been a busy week and a number of parents are on road covering a number of age groups and helping out with lifts, all your help and support is greatly appreciated.

Reminder that the ABC competition will be taking place on 8/9/10 July. Our U8s and U10s will be participating on Friday 8th, Girls and U16s on Sat 9th and U14s on Sun 10th, it's sure to be a great weekend. We ask that all parents make sure their child doesn't miss out on taking part in this great event.


June 13th 2016

Club notes

Congratulations to Shane Buckley and Alfie McNulty and the rest of the London Juniors who progressed to the All-Britain Junior Championship Semi Final after a big victory against Gloucestershire on Sunday in Ruislip.

Our seniors were defeated by St Josephs last week in their challenge game. Thanks to St Josephs for a competitive game.
The panel on the evening was: Tony Murphy, Luke Kelly, Aidan Donaghy, Matthew Healy, Ronan Gaughan, Padraig Donegan, Matthew Killeen, Paddy Donaghy, Sean Killeen, Paul Keenan, John O'Connor, Eamonn Colleran, Ryan O'Connell, Pat Lynott, Tomas Gilmore, Lawrence Weir, Stephen Donoghue, Liam Healy, Conor Martin, Bryan Gleeson.

YOUTH UPDATE

Firstly, we would like to congratulate the North London U14 Feile team for winning the U14 Britain Feile competition in Birmingham at the weekend. Special congratulations go to our very own U14 players, Oisin Murphy and Cormac Sibley, who have been selected to play for the North London side. They will carry this success with them when they travel to Ireland in 2 week's time to take part in the all-Ireland U14 Feile, we wish them the best of luck.

We have a busy week ahead with the following fixtures:

U14s play TCS on Tuesday in Greenford at 7pm
U16s play Parnells on Friday in Northwick Park at 7pm
Girls play in the Go Games at Greenford on Sunday.
Reminder to all parents to keep the weekend of 9th/10th July free for the ABC competition.

Reminder to all parents to pay £25 club membership fee.

On Saturday the U10s took part in their first blitz of the year hosted by Tara GFC.

After a loss in the opening game against Gael London (London Irish) the team bounced back to record impressive victories over Taras and St Anthonys. The boys and girls performed excellently and improved with every game which augurs well for the rest of the year. Huge thanks to parents for their great support.


June 5th 2016

Club notes

Congratulations to Shane Buckley and Alfie McNulty, who contributed with a goal, and the London Junior team who defeated reigning champions Kilkenny in Nowlan Park on Saturday in the All-Britain Championship. They face Gloucestershire next Sunday in Ruislip at 2pm.

Our seniors will face St Josephs Tuesday evening in a challenge match. 7.30pm throw in at Perivale Park Sports Ground, Cowgate Road, Greenford, UB6 8HJ.

Training continues on Thursday night at Hayes Rugby Club at 8pm. Anyone is welcome.

YOUTH UPDATE

Our under 14s have been busy again this week with a trip up to London Irish's grounds in Sunbury. The sun was shining, the facilities were outstanding and the hospitality was even better. Thankfully we had a good win with a final result of 9-14 to 5-6. The lads played some fantastic football and enjoyed the trip out. We again would like to thank all the parents for their great support and a big thank you to London Irish for the very warm welcome received.

A reminder to all parents to pay their £25 membership fee (thank you to those that have already paid).

A reminder to keep the ABC weekend 9th/10th July free for all players.



May 23rd 2016

Club notes

Our seniors lost to Tara in their Preliminary Championship replay last Tuesday in Greenford. Despite a strong second half showing, a poor first half let us down and the scoreline finished 4-10 to 1-12.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Lawrence Weir, Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Matt Killeen, Paddy Donaghy, Sean Killeen, Pat Lynott, John O Connor, Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty, Eammonn Hughes, Paul Keenan. Subs Used: Cormac Fitzpatrick, Stephen Donoghue, Ian McDermott, Luke Kelly.

Training takes place on Tuesday this week back at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8BZ. 7.45pm start. There is no training on Thursday due to Wednesday's match.

We face Heston Gaels in the Division 2 league on Wednesday at Wormwood Scrubs. 7.15pm throw in. The address is Artillery Way (off Du Cane Road), Wormwood Scrubs, London W12 ODF.

There is no game this weekend due to the bank holiday weekend.

We would like to wish St Clarets players Shane Buckley and Alfie McNulty and the London team the best of luck as they face Mayo in the opening round of the Connacht Championship on Sunday in Ruislip.

Youth
It's been an eventful week for our U14s, first game of the week was on Tuesday evening in Northwick Park where we had a great win over Parnells, there was a great turn out for a weekday match and the lads played some great football. The week finished on Sunday with a game against Thomas McCurtains, unfortunately we lost this game to a stronger team, but the lads played in great St Clarets spirit. We would like to thank all the parents for their support over the week in getting the lads to games and the great support that turned out to watch on Sunday.

Next U14s game is this weekend is against North London Shamrocks, time and venue tbc.

Youth training continues on Wednesday evening from 7pm at Kingshill Avenue, Hayes.


May 16th 2016

Club notes

Well done to our senior team who returned to Division 2 with a 1-12 to 0-10 win over Neasden Gaels in Colindale on Sunday.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Lawrence Weir, Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Matt Killeen, Sean Killeen, Paddy Donaghy, Pat Lynott, John O Connor, Paul Keenan, Ryan O Connell, Eammonn Hughes, Tomas Gilmore. Subs: Luke Kelly, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Stephen Donoghue.

We face Tara in the Preliminary Junior Championship replay on Tuesday 17th May. This takes place at Northolt Rugby Club, Cayton Road, Greenford, UB6 8BJ. Throw in 7.15pm

Our second round league game takes place next Wednesday 25th May against Heston Gaels at Wormwood Scrubs, 7.15pm throw in. The address is Artillery Way (off Du Cane Road), Wormwood Scrubs, London W12 ODF.

There is no senior training on Tuesday due to the fixture against Tara. Training continues on Thursday in Uxbridge.

Youth training continues on Wednesday from 7pm at Kingshill Avenue.

GOLF DAY
We held our 15th Annual Golf Day on Friday. Yet again we were lucky to host it on such a fine day and we'd like to thank everyone who sponsored us. This is our main fundraiser of the year and yet again it was a successful day. We'd also like to thank all of those of turned up to play as well as Stockley Pines Golf Club for allowing us use of their facilities. St Clarets would struggle without the continued support of the people behind it. Full results will be published shortly.


May11th 2016

Thanks to A P Taylor Trust

St Clarets GFC were recently the recipients of a £1000 donation from the Board of Trustees of the A P Taylor Trust, a charitable organisation in the Hayes area.

The A P Taylor Trust was founded before the High Court of Justice on 16th July 1969 from the estate of the late Albert Palmer Taylor. It was registered as a Charity with the Charity Commission under number 260741 on 2nd July 1970.

Each year the annual income of the Trust is applied at the discretion of the Trustees in such manner as they think, with the object of improving the conditions of life and also to contribute towards the recreational or leisure time occupations of the inhabitants of the Parishes of Hayes and Harlington (as they existed on 9th January 1952), without distinction of political religious or other opinion.

The award to St Clarets GFC was in recognition of the excellent work that the club has carried out over the past 40 years in helping to support and promote sporting activity among the local community.

The funds will be used to continue this work in the coming years and help to keep our traditions alive.

You can find out more about the Trust by visiting A P Taylor Trust



May 9th 2016

Club notes

Commiserations to our senior team who suffered their first loss of the season yesterday in the McArdle Cup Final to a well organised Tir Chonaill Gaels team. The final score was 0-5 to 1-6.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Lawrence Weir, Matthew Healy, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Matt Killeen, Paddy Donaghy, Sean Killeen, Patrick Lynott, John O Connor, Paul Keenan, Alfie McNulty, Ryan O Connell, Shane Buckley. Subs: Cormac Fitzpatrick, Darren Mallon

We kick off our Division 2 league campaign next Sunday against Neasden Gaels. This takes place in Mill Hill, throw in 1pm.
The address is Champions Way, London NW7 2EL

We also face Tara in the preliminary championship replay on Tuesday 17th May at Northolt Rugby Club, Cayton Road, Greenford.

Training continues Uxbridge Athletics Track, Gatting Way, Uxbridge on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8pm.

Youth training continues at Kingshill Avenue, Hayes on Wednesdays from 7pm.


May 3rd 2016

Club notes

This weekend our seniors face Tir Chonaill Gaels as they aim to retain the McArdle Cup. The final takes place on Sunday in Colindale, 2.30pm. Your support would be very much appreciated for this game and hopefully we will collect the first piece of silverware in London this season.
The address for the game is Montrose Playing Fields, Montrose Avenue, Colindale.

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at Uxbridge Athletics Track, Gatting Way, Uxbridge. 8pm start

Youth training continues at Kingshill Avenue, Hayes on Wednesday evening. 7pm start.

GOLF DAY
Please continue showing us your support for our Annual Golf Day. It is now less than two weeks away and as usual promises to be a good day. Entry and sponsorship forms are available, please ask. There is also an evening meal option for those who may not be interested in a round of golf. Please ask for details.


April 25th 2016

Club notes

Our seniors drew their Preliminary JFC game to Tara yesterday with a scoreline of 0-10 to 1-07.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Lawrence Weir, Matthew Healy, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Aidan Bradshaw, Paddy Donaghy, John O Connor, Paul Keenan, Pat Lynott, Eamonn Colleran, Alfie McNulty, Ryan O Connell, Eammonn Hughes Subs: Matt Killeen, Stephen Donoghue.

Best wishes to Keith O Neill who suffered a serious injury yesterday.

Our next game will be the McArdle Cup Final against Tir Chonaill Gaels in two week’s time. Time and venue TBC.

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at Uxbridge Athletics Track, 8pm. New players are always welcome.


GOLF DAY
Our annual golf day is fast approaching. If you are interested in playing on the day please get in touch for entry forms. Any non-players are also very welcome for the evening meal.

Hole sponsorship is also available and holes are available for these.


Youth Update
Congratulations to our U13s team who won the Shield at the Peter McGlynn tournament in Greenford on Saturday. The lads played 5 group games, winning four and drawing one to reach the final against Thomas McCurtains, whom they defeated after a hard battle 2-3 to 0-2 in a pulsating final. The lads played some fantastic football and really did the club proud. A big thank you to all the parents for getting the players there and for supporting us throughout the day. We would also like to thank TCG and the McGlynn family for inviting us to the tournament and for their hospitality on the day.

Fixtures for the weeks ahead:

Tuesday 26th April ‐ U16s game Vs TCG at 7pm now in Greenford

Sat 30th April ‐ U14s game Vs Round Towers in Mitcham time tbc


April 18th 2016

Club notes

GOLF DAY

Our golf day is now less than month away so please get your entry forms into us.
An important element of any Golf Day is hole sponsorship. This year each hole is £100.00.
The entry fee for an individual golfer is £60, while a team of four costs £240. This fee includes coffee and a breakfast roll before play, as well as an evening meal afterwards. Buggies can also be booked in advance for £25.00.
We also welcome any non-golfers who wish to attend the evening meal, however, this will need to be booked in advance (£25).
If you are interested in taking part in our annual Golf Day or providing hole sponsorship, please let us know and payment can be made via a cheque payable to St Clarets GFC. Please contact us for further details regarding this.

SENIOR

Our senior team progressed to the McArdle Cup Final after a 1-11 to 1-7 win against Tara in Colindale yesterday. We face TCG in the final, fixture TBC.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Lawrence Weir, Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Eamonn Colleran, Paddy Donaghy, Sean Killeen, Pat Lynott, John O Connor, Shane Buckley, Eammonn Hughes, Ryan O'Connell, Alfie McNulty. Subs: Tomas Gilmore

We face Tara again next week in the Preliminary Junior Championship. Sunday 24th April, 4pm in Ruislip

YOUTH

Upcoming fixtures:

Sat 23rd April ‐ St Clarets U13s ‐ Peter McGlynn Tournament in Greenford, time tbc.

Tues 26th April ‐ League game St Clarets U16s Vs TCG. Venue ‐ Kingshill Avenue, 7pm


April 15th 2016

Venue change

McArdle Cup semi-final

Sunday April 17th 2016

St Clarets v Tara

Venue: Montrose Park, Colindale
Time: 4pm


April 11th 2016

Club notes

Well done to the senior team who beat Naomh Padraig on Sunday 6-29 to 0-0 with the most impressive score coming from a Conor Martin free out by the sideline.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Liam Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Paddy Donaghy, Lawrence Weir, Sean Killeen, Darren Mallon, Alfie McNulty, John O Connor, Pat Lynott, Eammonn Hughes, Ryan O Connell, Tomas Gilmore. Subs: Laurence Kimberley, Stephen Donoghue, Luke Everitt, Conor Martin.

We face Tara in the McArdle Cup semi final on Sunday in Ruislip at 4:00pm. Your support will be appreciated as we defend the cup we won last year.

Youth training commences this Wednesday 13th April, 7pm in Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes. Training is for U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s and our girls team. Please remember your mouth guards.


April 4th 2016

Club notes

Our senior team ensured a McArdle Cup semi final spot after a 0-12 to 0-4 win against Fr Murphy's in Tottenhall on Saturday.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Aidan Bradshaw, Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Eamonn Colleran, Paddy Donaghy, Lawrence Weir, Paul Keenan, Ryan O Connell, Pat Lynott, Lyndon Bradley, Darren Mallon, Eammonn Hughe. Subs: Luke Kelly, Liam Healy, Luke Everitt, Conor Martin.

Their next fixture is Sunday 10th April. Throw in 12pm
McArdle Cup v Naomh Padraig
Montrose Park, Colindale

Youth Update

On Saturday evening our U14s team took to the field for the first time this season, taking part in the London 1916 Tournament in Greenford. The lads played two highly competitive games, one against the Parnells and the other against a team over from Waterford. Unfortunately, we came out on the wrong side in both games but the lads played their hearts out and the two games will stand them in good stead for the season ahead. A big thank you to all the parents and players who turned out for us on Saturday we really appreciate it, especially in the horrible rain.
Players: Joshua Abraham, Aaron Myers, Patrick Woulfe, Joseph Hedger, Liam McNulty, Liam Hession, Cormac Sibley, Harvey Monaghan, Oisin Murphy (Capt), Jack Do Rosario, Tommy Naughton & Thomas Do Rosario.

Youth Training starts back on WEDNESDAY 13TH APRIL 2016, 7pm in Kingshill Avenue (Rugby Club), Hayes. This is training for all our U10s, U12s,U14s, U16s and Girls, please make every effort to attend.

Up and Coming Fixtures for the next few weeks: (full list to be given to parents at the first training session)

Sat 9th April U16 ‐ St Clarets Vs London Irish, 2pm at London Irish

Sat 23rd April U16 ‐ St Clarets Vs St Kiernans 2pm at Mill Hill

Well done to the St Clarets members who took part in the London 1916 Schools tournament with Douay Martyrs in Greenford last week.


“1916




March 29th 2016

Club notes

There has been a fixture change for our senior team this weekend.
We face Fr Murphy's in the 4th round of the McArdle Cup. This takes place at Tottenhall Road, Palmers Green. Throw in 5:00pm Saturday A win is likely to see them through to the semi final so please show your support for the team.

ANNUAL GOLF DAY

Over the past dozen or more years, our Annual Golf Day has become an integral and popular part of the social and fundraising activity within our club. As we enter our fifth decade of participation of Gaelic games in London, the importance of this event continues to grow. To ensure its success, we are reaching out to our supporters and sponsors for their generosity.

An important element of any Golf Day is hole sponsorship. This year each hole is £100.00.

The entry fee for an individual golfer is £60, while a team of four costs £240. This fee includes coffee and a breakfast roll before play, as well as an evening meal afterwards. Buggies can also be booked in advance for £25.00.

We also welcome any non-golfers who wish to attend the evening meal, however, this will need to be booked in advance (£25).

If you are interested in taking part in our annual Golf Day or providing hole sponsorship, please let us know and payment can be made via a cheque payable to St Clarets GFC. Please contact us for further details regarding this.

Thank you for supporting St Clarets GFC. If you have any questions, please contact us at stclarets@hotmail.com

As usual, it promises to be a great day (and night).


March 13th 2016

Club notes

Well done to the senior team who carried on their winning start to the season with an 11 point win over Tir Chonaill Gaels in the McArdle Cup on Saturday. Goals were scored in either half by Eammonn Hughes and Ryan O Connell as we finished 2-12 to 1-4 winners after a good performance. This puts us in a good position to reach a semi final ahead of our final two group games.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Lawrence Weir, Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Eamonn Colleran, Sean Killeen, Paddy Donaghy, Paul Keenan, John O Connor, Alfie McNulty, Ryan O Connell, Eammonn Hughes, Tomas Gilmore. Subs Used: Liam Healy, Luke Everitt

We have a bye in round 3 next week. Therefore, our next game is Sunday 3rd April against Fr Murphys who have reformed their football team this year. Throw in 3pm at Wormwood Scrubs.

Training continues this Tuesday at Uxbridge Athletics Track, 8pm.

Membership is also due for this year. £25 for youth membership and £30 for senior membership.



March 6th 2016

Club notes

Well done to the senior team who got their season off to a winning start with a 1-9 to 0-8 victory in the McArdle Cup over Dulwich Harps. Sean Killeen was the goalscorer in a tightly fought game in Goodmayes. Thanks to Thomas McCurtains for preparing the pitch for the game. Thanks to Colm Lynott for refereeing the start of this game due to the late arrival of the appointed referee.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Niall Comer, Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan; Ronan Gaughan, Aidan Donaghy, Aidan Bradshaw; Sean Killeen, Ryan O Connell; Lawrence Weir, John O Connor, Eamonn Colleran; Paul Keenan, Alfie McNulty, Joe McCarthy.

Next week the seniors face Tir Chonaill Gaels in the McArdle Cup. This takes place on Sunday at 11.30am at Tottenhall Sports Ground, Tottenhall Road, London N13 6LH. Please remember that gumshields are compulsory and referees will be checking players for these. Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Uxbridge Athletics Track, Gatting Lane, Uxbridge. Lifts can be arranged for training so please get in contact if you are interested in attending.

Upcoming Fixtures
McArdle Cup v Tir Chonaill Gaels, Sunday 13th March, 11.30am, Tottenhall
McArdle Cup v Fr Murphys, Sunday 3rd April, 3.00pm, Colindale
McArdle Cup v Naomh Padraig, W/E 9/10th April, TBC


February 29th 2016

Club notes

On Saturday we held our presentation night in Ye Olde Crowne where we were presented with our new jerseys for the senior team sponsored by Kefo Projects. Our senior team were also presented with their League Winners' medals. Thank you to those of you who supported us at this well attended event.

“Kefo

Colin Keane of Kefo Projects presents the new jersey to Denis McCarthy, Tony Murphy and Aidan Donaghy.


This Saturday our seniors start off their season looking to retain the McArdle Cup when they face Dulwich Harps.
This game takes place at Goodmayes Sports Ground, behind Goodmayes Hospital, Ilford, Greater London IG3 8XJ. Throw in is at 3.30pm, Saturday.

Senior training takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays at Uxbridge Athletics Track from 7.50pm.



February 22nd 2016

Club notes

St Clarets began their 2016 campaign with a step into the unknown as they took on the newly formed Irish Guard side at the Army's base in Hounslow.

Jamie Casey of The Irish Post was there to captaure the mood of this historic encounter.

Click on the image below to read Jamie's take on events.

Clarets v Army      



February 20th 2016

Club notes

The seniors started their season with victory in a challenge against Gardai Eireannach on Saturday afternoon. Despite the poor conditions it was good for both teams to get a run out before the season starts next month. Thank you to Gardai Eireannach for their hospitality too.

The squad for Saturday involved: Keith O Neill, Niall Quinn, Aidan Donaghy, Matthew Healy, Aidan Bradshaw, Lawrence Weir, Ronan Gaughan, Sean Killeen, Darren Mallon, Eamonn Colleran, Shane Buckley, Paul Keenan, Stephen Donoghue, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Ryan O Connell, Alfie McNulty, Luke Everitt, Kevin Campbell, Conor Martin, James Hanna, Matt Killeen.

This Saturday we hold a fundraiser in Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. We will also be presenting our senior team with their medals for last season's Division 3 league success. Our new kit sponsored by Kefo Projects will also be launched on the night. Please show your support to the club and Ye Olde Crowne.

Also, farewell to Ricky Daly and Anne McGreal who return home this week. We'd like to thank them for their service to the club and wish them the best of luck in future.



February 10th 2016

Club notes

We are currently searching for an Under 10s manager for the upcoming season so if you are interested, or are aware of anyone who may be, please get in touch with us regarding the position. It is vital that we are able to continue the good work done with our youth teams over the past few years and continue to strengthen the integration between the youth and senior teams.

Senior training commences Tuesday 16th February at Uxbridge Athletics Track, Gatting Way (off Park Lane), Uxbridge, UB8 1ES. 8pm start each Tuesday and Thursday.
Tony Murphy will continue to manage the senior team this year and we hope we can build further onto last year's success.

Saturday 27th February we hold a fundraiser and presentation night in Ye Olde Crowne. Thanks to Kefo Projects who are sponsoring our new kit and Ye Olde Crowne who will be sponsoring new bags.

January 31st 2016

Club notes

The club held a very successful AGM last Sunday in the Brook House in Hayes and the following committee was elected to serve for 2016.

2016 COMMITTEE
Rose McCarthy
Mick Keane
Brendan Sherry
Mick O'Shea
Kevin Lynott
Brendan Curran
Charlie McAvoy
John Marron
Liam Toohey
Denis McCarthy
Paddy Donaghy
Tadhg Lee
Aidan Donaghy
Marie Hession
Jacinta Buckley
Padraig Donegan
Matt Healy
Martin Hession, Tadhg Lee
Marie Hession
Bill Callaghan, Tadhg Lee (proxy)


Congratulations to club stalwart John Kelly who recently celebrated his 50th birthday.

Senior training starts this year on Tuesday 16th February and the McArdle Cup competition kicks off at the beginning of March. If you are aware of anyone who would like to start playing football in London or join a club please get in touch with us as usual.

January 20th 2016

Club notes

With the AGM less than two weeks away, below you will find a list of committee members for 2015 and so highlighting the positions that will be required to be filled for this coming year at the AGM.

If you wish to put yourself or another club member forward for a position then please email any names to me by Friday January 29th.

In addition, we are seeking a manager for our under 10s for 2016. We have a good crop of players at this age group that have been training diligently with Martin, Marie and Denis for the past couple of years and are raring to go and to develop their skills further. With the aforementioned mentors already looking after the under 16s, under 14s and the girls team, it is of crucial importance for the underage development of the club (that has served the senior team so well in recent seasons) that we acquire new underage mentors for this year so that all age groups are provided for sufficiently.

With exciting developments in the offing for the club this year, all club members and senior players are requested to attend so that we continue to build on the enormous momentum gained in our 40th year as we move into our 41st in 2016.


2015 COMMITTEE
Rose McCarthy
Mick Keane
Brendan Sherry
Mick O'Shea
Kevin Lynott
Brendan Curran
Charlie McAvoy
John Marron
Liam Toohey
Denis McCarthy
Paddy Donaghy
Tadhg Lee
Aidan Donaghy
Marie Hession
Jacinta Buckley
Padraig Donegan
Matt Healy
Martin Hession, Colm Lynott
Theresa Lynott
Bill Callaghan


January 14th 2016

Club notes

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had an enjoyable break.

Our first event of the year is our AGM which takes place on Sunday 31st January, 3.30pm in The Brook House, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes. All club members and players are asked to attend as we reflect on last year and set our targets for the forthcoming year.

Following on from this, on Saturday 27th February, we will be holding an early season fundraiser/ presentation night in Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. Our senior team will be presented with their League medals from last season. We will also be presented with our new kit kindly sponsored by our own club member Colin Keane, Kefo Projects.

We are always looking to introduce new members to the club. We are a progressive club based in Hayes so if you are looking to join a club in West London please contact us.

We also have several youth teams including a girl's team so any youngsters looking to take up Gaelic football are more than welcome.

There will be more details regarding training to follow on in the upcoming weeks.



40th Anniversary Celebration 2015




Click on the image below to view the slideshow of pictures from our 40th Anniversary Celebrations.


 40th Celebration 2015      



November 16th 2015

Club notes

What a weekend! I hope you've all recovered after a fantastic night on Saturday, although I know it's still been a tough Monday for some.

Our senior team started off the celebrations early as they beat Garryowen in the Division 3 League Final. The final score was 2-4 to 1-5. Paul Myers rolled back the years with a great save (he’s thinking of coming out of retirement again next year) and goals from Paul Keenan and Tomas Gilmore ensured we collected another trophy this season. That made it 8 wins out of 8 to preserve our 100% record in the league this year.

The team was: Paul Myers, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Paddy Donaghy, Aidan Bradshaw, Ricky Daly, Sean Killeen, Paul Keenan, John O'Connor, Eamonn Colleran, Ryan O'Connell, Shane Buckley, Lawrence Weir. Subs: Tomas Gilmore, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Eammonn Hughes.

This was our final game of the season. Thanks to all the lads for the effort put in this year and as our manager, Tony Murphy, pointed out, to be still getting high numbers turning up in the middle of November is a testament to the squad.

One theory about how Tomas scored his goal is that after only flying back from New York that morning he didn't have the energy in his legs to actually kick the ball over the bar as he intended and the ball dropped short into the goal instead. Tomas was in New York with his girlfriend, one of the famous St Clarets WAGS, Angela Galligan. Angela took part in the New York Marathon recently. This was for Diabetes Ireland and Angela has her own personal message on her page shown via the link provided. Well done Angela!

http://www.mycharity.ie/event/angela_galligans_event/

The celebrations continued on at The Clayton Crown Hotel for our 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance. We'd like to thank the Clayton Crown Hotel for hosting a superb event and putting on a lovely dinner. Thanks to Barry Owen and his band for the music everyone was dancing too. After all the running he did during the game, I don’t know how Ricky Daly managed to pull off some of his moves on the dancefloor.

We'd also like to especially thank just over 230 of you who turned up and played your part in a special night, including our Guest of Honour and London Chairman, Noel O'Sullivan. We'd also especially those of who made the long journeys from various parts of the UK, Ireland and America.

Thank you to the committee who have spent most of the year organising the dinner dance. Their hard work paid off and we couldn't have done it without them.

Please send in your photos from the night back to us. As one of the club's biggest events in our history we'd like to document this important night. Keep an eye out on our website and our facebook page for these in the coming weeks.

Listed below are the award winners from the night. Congratulations to them all.

Young Player of the Year
Ryan O'Connell

Player of the Year
Matthew Healy

Club Person of the Year
Tony Murphy

Jim O'Regan Award
Billy Callaghan

Denis McCarthy Shield
Kevin Lynott
Brendan Curran

Outstanding Contribution to Senior Team
Mick Keane
John Marron

Outstanding Contribution to Youth Section
Colm and Theresa Lynott
Mick and Jacinta Buckley

Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Club for Over 30 years
The McCarthy family
The Lynott family
The Kelly family

The London Youths presentation night which will be held at Irish TV GAA Grounds in Ruislip on the Friday 20th of November with an 8pm start. Several of our own youth members are involved in these teams. It'd be appreciated if you could show your support for our boys and girls.



November 8th 2015

Club notes

We approach a big weekend for the club as our senior team head into a league final before our 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance.

On Saturday our seniors face Garryowen in the League Final. The lads went through the league winning every game and hope to clinch the trophy by winning the final game. Throw in is 2pm, Greenford.

Please get out to support the lads in this important game and their final one of a long season. It's also a good chance for many of you to support the team, especially those of you making the journey to London for the night's big event.

Afterwards we head to Cricklewood as the 40th anniversary celebrations reach their climax in The Crown.


Important Notes Regarding St Clarets Dinner Dance ‐ Sat 14th November 2015

For all those attending our 40th Anniversary Dinner Dance this Saturday below are a few points regarding the event:

(i) If there are any attendees requiring a vegetarian meal on the night can you please let Marie know asap at m_hession@hotmail.com. For those that have already advised your meals have been ordered.

(ii) The reception bar doors will be open from 6.30pm and meal sit down time is 7.30pm sharp, please make every effort to get their ahead of 7.30pm. We don't want anyone to miss anything, especially their starter!

(iii) The club has enforced a strict dress code of 'black tie' for all our male attendees, please make sure you're not the 'odd man out' in the photos. This is a special occasion for the club so it would be great if everyone makes that special effort.

(iv) There are still some rooms available at the Clayton Crown Hotel if anyone wants to book in for the night. The club allocation has been released but if you mention St Clarets 40th Anniversary at the time of booking the hotel will do their best to provide you with the special rate.

We're all looking forward to an evening of fun and great celebrations! See you all there.



October 8th 2015

Club notes

SENIOR

Congratulations to our senior team who have secured league promotion to Division 2. We were awarded a walkover by Tir Chonaill Gaels and finish top of the table with a 100 per cent league record. The date and opposition are still to be confirmed for the league final.

We play against St Josephs in a challenge game on Saturday. 4.30pm, Greenford.

YOUTH

Good luck to our minor team who face Parnells on Sunday in the Minor Championship Semi Final. Your support will be appreciated for this game as they aim to add to the impressive collection our youth teams have made this season. This takes place in Greenford on Sunday at 2pm.

St Clarets Youth Day and Presentation Evening

A very big thank you to all Committee members, Parents and Players that worked so hard to make Saturday a fantastic day. We were blessed with the weather, we were blessed with homemade cakes, buns and apple pies and we were blessed with some fantastic displays of Gaelic football. It was great to see so many mums getting stuck in at the Girls vs Mums game and it was even better to see many of our club veterans taking to the field in the Dad's game, proving that they've still got what it takes.

We would like to extend our thanks to Gillian at Ye Olde Crowne for the lovely hospitality received when we retired for the day, it was really appreciated and it was amazing to see that there was still life left in the batteries for some jigging about on the dance floor.

Keep an eye out on the St Clarets website and facebook page for some photos from the day. If any parents have any more pictures feel free to send them in. Thanks again and we'll be in contact in new year.

Martin, Denis & Marie



October 1st 2015

Club notes

Last weekend our seniors lost the Junior Championship Final to St Anthony's 1-9 to 1-8. Congratulations to St Anthony's. We aim to bounce back from this and win the league final. Date and time TBC.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Aidan Bradshaw, John O Connor, Sean Killeen, Paul Keenan, Barry Lynch, Eamonn Colleran, Lawrence Weir, Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty. Subs: Tomas Gilmore, Lyndon Bradley, Ryan O Connell, Stephen Donoghue.

Good luck to both Barry Lynch (leg) and Alfie McNulty (collar bone) as they recover from injuries sustained during the game.

Youth Fun Day
St Clarets GFC's 40th anniversary Youth Fun Day and presentation evening ‐ will be held on Sat 3rd Oct 2015 at St Clarets (new) pitch, Kingshill Ave and afterwards in Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. (The new pitch is on the opposite side of the road to the Rugby Club, behind the trees.)
As part of the St Clarets 40th anniversary celebrations we will be holding a Youth Fun day on Sat 3rd Oct, the day will consist of the following activities:
1pm Start
Game 1 ‐ Chloe Buckley Cup
St Clarets Girls Team Vs St Clarets Youth Mums

Game 2 ‐ Denis McCarthy (Snr) Youth Cup
Mixture of U12s and U14s – Martin's Team Vs Denis' Team

Game 3 ‐ St Clarets Founders Cup St Clarets Older Youth members (16+) Vs St Clarets Youth Dads (40+)

All U10s will play during half time at one of the above games, all new comers are welcome too.

There will be side line fun activities and a sweetie stall arranged by Jacinta Buckley.

Approx 5pm we will retire to Ye Olde Crowne where the children will be fed and our presentation evening will take place.
Music will start at around 7.30pm so celebrations can continue into the evening.

Everyone is welcome, all youths members must attend, make sure you invite your aunts, uncles, grandparents etc as it's sure to be great fun especially with the mums and dads playing.

The youth section is where St Clarets all began 40 years ago and is very important to the club. Started by a small number of young Irish men that wanted their children to enjoy the experience of playing Gaelic football, 40 years on we carrying on that tradition, please make sure we do our best in fulfilling that dream!

September 20th 2015

Club notes

Good morning all. Here are the notes this week after another successful week for the club. Our men's team are in the Championship final and the U12s collected their second trophy this season, making it 4 trophies for the youth section altogether this season.

Congratulations to our senior team who progressed to the London Junior Championship Final after beating Eire Og 2-6 to 1-4 in their semi-final replay on Saturday. It was our sixth meeting this year and just like the rest of them, it was another close game. Goals from Shane Buckley and Aidan Bradshaw made the difference this time to record a 5 point win.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Aidan Bradshaw, Sean Killeen, John O Connor, Paul Keenan, Barry Lycnh, Eamonn Colleran, Lawrence Weir, Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty. Subs: Lyndon Bradley, Ryan O'Connell, Tomas Gilmore

We now face St Anthonys in the final. Sunday 27th September, 1.30pm, Ruislip.

This is a massive occasion for the club and it is important that as many of you as possible are out in Ruislip next Sunday. In our 40th anniversary year it would be great to top the year off by winning the championship. The support for the team has been great all year and we only want to continue to build on that too. The lads have worked hard all year to get this far so get out there next Sunday and help them make that final push.


YOUTH

U12s ‐ Parnells Conrad Ryan Day
Congratulation to our U12s team who won the Gerry Somers Memorial Shield at the Parnells tournament on Sat 19th Sept. After playing 3 group games we went through to a semi-final against TCG, which thankfully we won. We then progressed to a final against Parnells which ended up going right down to the wire. With 2 points down and only minutes left in the game the lads battled through until we were finally awarded with a last minute free kick which our captain, Liam Hession, buried in the back of the net to secure a 1 point win.
This was a fantastic win for the club and a great reward to the lads for all their hard work throughout the day. A big thank you to all the parents for their efforts and support from the side line, it was a long day but the win and celebrations at the end made it all worth while. We would like to extend our thanks to the Parnells for a great game in the final and for a great tournament, special thanks to Tony Griffin, Colin Corrigan and Irene Sheridan for their help on the day.
Players were: Aaron Myers, Patrick Woulfe, Liam Hession (Capt), Cormac Sibley, Harvey Monaghan, Joshua Dwyer, Finlay Richardson, Tommy Naughton, Nathan Kiernan, Callum Shevlin and Joseph Hedger. Everyone of these young lads were a great credit to the club, we are all very proud of them!

Up and Coming Fixtures:
Sat 26th Sept ‐ U14s Conrad Ryan Cup in Northwick Park 2pm start.

Sat 3rd Oct ‐ St Clarets Youth Day and Presentation Evening ‐ make sure you keep this day free in your diary.


September 13th 2015

Club notes

Our senior team drew their Championship semi-final against Eire Og, 1-8 to 0-11. It was a tight game throughout and a late equaliser from John O Connor ensured we head to a replay next Saturday in Ruislip at 3:00pm.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Lawrence Weir, Sean Killeen, Barry Lynch, Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Eamonn Colleran, Alfie McNulty, Eammonn Hughes, John O Connor Subs: Luke Kelly, Tomas Gilmore.

Despite the fact that the All-Ireland Senior Football Final takes place next weekend (when many GAA players from the competing counties based in London head to Dublin for the weekend), it has been decided that our replay will take place next Saturday in Ruislip at 3:00pm.

London County Board GAA Monthly Draw 2015/2016
The London County Board run a monthly draw and each year it is compulsory for every London club to purchase 20 tickets. The cost for each ticket is £120 for the year and there are 6 chances of winning a prize, the monthly prizes are:
£1,000
£500
£250
£250
£100
£100

The draw for 2015/16 will commence from October onwards and as the club will have to pay up front for 20 tickets the more people we get to take a ticket the less a burden it is on the clubs funds. If we sell more than 20 tickets then the club gets a certain amount back.
Tickets can be purchased by emailing Marie at: m_hession@hotmail.com. Marie can then provide you with the various payment options.
In previous years some of our ticket holders have been very fortunate to win some of the top prizes so it would be great this year to have a few new ticket holders!

Youth Fun Day
St Clarets GFC's 40th anniversary Youth Fun Day and presentation evening ‐ will be held on Sat 3rd Oct 2015 at St Clarets (new) pitch, Kingshill Ave and afterwards in Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. (The new pitch is on the opposite side of the road to the Rugby Club, behind the trees.)
As part of the St Clarets 40th anniversary celebrations we will be holding a Youth Fun day on Sat 3rd Oct, the day will consist of the following activities:
1pm Start
Game 1 ‐ Chloe Buckley Cup
St Clarets Girls Team Vs St Clarets Youth Mums

Game 2 ‐ Denis McCarthy (Snr) Youth Cup
Mixture of U12s and U14s – Martin's Team Vs Denis' Team

Game 3 ‐ St Clarets Founders Cup St Clarets Older Youth members (16+) Vs St Clarets Youth Dads (40+)

All U10s will play during half time at one of the above games, all new comers are welcome too.

There will be side line fun activities and a sweetie stall arranged by Jacinta Buckley.

Approx 5pm we will retire to Ye Olde Crowne where the children will be fed and our presentation evening will take place.
Music will start at around 7.30pm so celebrations can continue into the evening.

Everyone is welcome, all youths members must attend, make sure you invite your aunts, uncles, grandparents etc as it's sure to be great fun especially with the mums and dads playing.

The youth section is where St Clarets all began 40 years ago and is very important to the club. Started by a small number of young Irish men that wanted their children to enjoy the experience of playing Gaelic football, 40 years on we carrying on that tradition, please make sure we do our best in fulfilling that dream!

Girls Team ‐ J French Tournament
Our Girl's team took part in the Tara's annual J French Tournament on Saturday in Greenford. We played 5 games and then progressed to the Shield final where unfortunately we narrowly lost to the Claddagh Gaels. The quality of the football played by the girls was fantastic and they got some fabulous scores in each game. The determination and effort displayed by the girls was an absolute credit to the club and themselves and we are all very proud of them.
We would like to thank all the parents for their support from the side line and we all shared the girls' disappointment after such a cruel defeat in the final. The progress made by the girls since last year's tournament is tremendous and therefore we can only move onwards and upwards towards the next season. We would like to thank Lucia Butler from the Tara's for the invitation to the tournament and for the hospitality received on the day, well done for a great day. Players were: Leah Higgins, Ciara Hession, Tara Sheridan, Leona Enright, Lily McNulty, Megan Jarrett, Sabina Reddin, Jemma McNulty and Chloe Enright. Umpires - Liam Hession and Liam McNulty.

U12s League Finals ‐ Sat 5th Sept
Our U12s team reached the league final last Saturday, by defeating TCG in an exciting semi-final. But unfortunately we lost the final to a much stronger St Kiernans team. Thanks to all the lads for the great effort they put in on the day. Thank you to all the parents for their support from the side line. Players were: Cormac Sibley, Tommy Naughton, Aaron Myers, Liam Hession, Patrick Woulfe, Thomas Do Rosario, Kyle Doona, Finlay Richardson, Callum, Joseph Hedger and Nathan Kiernan.

Wednesday 16th Sept 2015 will be our last youth training session for the year.

Up and Coming Fixtures: Sat 19th Sept 2015 ‐ U12s playing at Parnells tournament in Greenford.

Sat 3rd Oct 2015 ‐ St Clarets Youth Day and Youth Presentation evening.


September 6th 2015

Club notes

This weekend our senior team face Eire Og in the London Junior Championship Semi-Final. Your support will be greatly appreciated as the lads look to go a step further and hopefully book their place in the final. We've played Eire Og four times this season and both teams claimed two wins each, so it should be an interesting game.
We look forward to seeing you all in Ruislip. Throw in 5pm.

The senior team secured their place in the league final last Saturday after a 1-8 to 2-4 victory over Thomas McCurtains in Goodmayes. The team was: Keith O'Neill, Luke Kelly, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Conor Healy, Sean Killeen, Darren Mallon, Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Stephen O Donoghue, Ryan O Connell, Eammonn Hughes, John O Connor. Subs: Lyndon Bradley

Our minor team are back training ahead of their championship campaign. Contact us for details.

August 31st 2015

Club notes

We hope your heart rate's are back down to normal after yesterday's encounter between Mayo and Dublin. We get to experience it all again next Saturday. There was no game this weekend due to the bank holiday. The seniors next game is on Saturday September 5th against Thomas McCurtins at Goodmayes in the league. Throw in 3pm. Then in two weeks time they face Eire Og in the Championship semi final. The youth teams will also be back in action shortly as the new school year commences.

Just a reminder that our 40th anniversary dinner dance takes place in less than 3 months time. This will be held in The Crown in Cricklewood on the 14th November. Now's the time to book your tickets for a memorable occasion.



August 24th 2015

Club notes

We hope the heads aren't too sore this morning for our Kerry contingent after celebrating their win over old friends Tyrone yesterday. Paddy Donaghy certainly has his tail between his legs this morning. Here are the notes for this week.

Congratulations to our senior team who made it 3 wins out of 3 in the championship after a 1-10 to 0-7 win against Thomas McCurtains on Saturday. It was confirmed yesterday that we will now face Eire Og in the championship semi final in 3 weeks time. The team was: Keith O Neill, Luke Kelly, Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Lawrence Weir, Darren Mallon, Barry Lynch, Sean Killeen, Shane Buckley, Eamonn Colleran, Lyndon Bradley, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Stephen Donoghue. Subs: Liam Healy, Conor Healy

After the conclusion of the groups over the weekend it was confirmed that we will face Eire Og in the championship semi final in 3 weeks time. Date and time TBC

The club would like to express sympathy to senior player Alfie McNulty whose grandfather passed away last week. The club would also like to express sympathy to senior player Sean Killeen whose cousin passed away over the weekend. Our thoughts are with their family and friends.


August 17th 2015

Club notes

On Saturday the seniors maintained their 100 percent league record with a hard fought 1-8 to 1-7 win over Garryowen in Greenford.
One more win from our remaining two league fixtures will secure our place in the league final. Liam Healy promises not to wear his Hawaiian shirt again if we get to this stage.
The team was: Keith O Neill, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Luke Kelly, Ricky Daly, Eamonn Colleran, Sean Killeen, Barry Lynch, Alfie McNulty, Shane Buckley, Lawrence Wier, Ryan O Connell, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Tomas Gilmore. Subs: Eammonn Hughes, Stephen Donoghue, Darren Mallon.

We carry on our run in for the championship semi final this weekend when we play Thomas McCurtains in the final group game on Saturday. 3.00pm throw in in Greenford. We will also find out the other semi finalists and our own opponents this weekend when the group stages finish on Sunday.

Training continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kingshill Avenue, Hayes. 7.45pm


August 10th 2015

Club notes

The senior team lost the Mullarkey Cup Final in a hard fought game against Eire Og on Saturday 1-11 to 1-07. Congratulations to Eire Og for winning their club's first ever trophy.
The team was: Paul Myers, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Padriag Donegan, Shane O Hare, Barry Lynch, Darren Mallon, Paul Keenan, Alfie McNulty, Joe McCarthy, Ryan O Connell, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Stephen Donoghue. Subs: Conor Healy, Keith O Neill, Liam Healy.

Well done to Shane O'Hare who made his senior debut.

This Saturday we face Garryowen in a vital league game. Throw in 3.00pm Greenford.

Congratulations to Ryan O Connell who celebrates his 18th birthday this Sunday 16th August.

After our golf day there were a few pictures which were published in the papers. If anyone still has a copy of these could you please send a copy so we can include it on our website www.stclarets.co.uk



August 3rd 2015

Club notes

On Sunday afternoon our senior team beat Dulwich Harps in Ruislip 3-8 to 0-6 in the second round of the championship to secure top spot in the group and guarantee ourselves a semi final spot.
The team was: Keith O Neill; Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan; Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Lawrence Weir; Sean Killeen, Barry Lynch; Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Eamonn Colleran; Ryan O Connell, Eammonn Hughes, Alfie McNulty. >b>Subs: Joe McCarthy, Tomas Gilmore, Cormac Fitzpatrick.

This Saturday 8th August we face Eire Og in the Mullarkey Cup Final, 4.30pm Ruislip.

Don't forget to show your colours on the sideline for these games. Our merchandise can be bought through O Neill's using the following link. Sign up to the club register for future offers as well.
https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/united-kingdom/st-clarets.html


July 27th 2015

Club notes

Last Thursday, we bowed out of the London Senior Cup as our team compromising solely of London born players lost in the quarter final. Tir Chonaill Gaels could take some consolation after their previous two results against us as we lost 2-14 to 0-7.
Despite the score line there were some good performances put in. Had we taken a few more of our chances it would've been a much closer game but ultimately we lost to a stronger team on the night. Congratulations to Luke Everitt and Lyndon Bradley who made their senior debuts for us. Also, thanks to Paul Myers who came out of retirement yet again for the game.
The team was: Paul Myers, Matthew Healy, Joe McCarthy, Lyndon Bradley, Luke Kelly, Liam Healy, Sean Killeen, Shane Buckley, Luke Everitt, Alfie McNulty, Ryan O'Connell, Gary Wynne, Conor Martin.

This weekend our senior team face Dulwich Harps in the second round of the championship. This takes place on Sunday in Ruislip, 12:00pm throw in.

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday, 7.45pm at Kingshill Avenue

Youth training continues each Wednesday, 7.00pm

Congratulations to Pat Lynott and Karen Keating who got married in Kerry over the weekend. We wish you both the best of luck in the future.


July 20th 2015

Club notes

Congratulations to London minor captain Ryan O Connell, Aidan Bradshaw, Conor Bradshaw and Lorcan Comer who won the British U18 Provincial Title against Warwickshire in Oxford on Saturday.

The senior team earned a spot in the Mullarkey Cup final after recording a 3-14 to 0-8 win over Tir Chonaill Gaels on Saturday.
The team was: Tony Murphy, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Eamonn Colleran, Luke Kelly, John O Connor, Sean Killeen, Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Lawrence Weir, Alfie McNulty, Barry Lynch, Stephen Donoghue. Subs: Eammonn Hughes, Liam Healy, Tomas Gilmore, Conor Martin, Joe McCarthy.

The ESB London Senior Cup (Home-Grown competition) game against Tir Chonaill Gaels has now been re-arranged to Thursday. Venue TBC.

There will be no senior training on Thursday due to this game. Training does continue on Tuesday. Youth training continues on Wednesday.


July 13th 2015

Club notes

A lot to read this week but it was a very busy and successful week for the whole club with our senior and youth teams earning good results on the pitch. There were a total of three trophies in a week for our youth teams, while Sam Maguire and Liam McCarthy were also in attendance.

The seniors kicked off their championship with a win against Tir Chonaill Gaels on Saturday evening in Ruislip. They recorded a 4-7 to 0-5 victory with Alfie McNulty scoring a hat trick. Well done to all of the lads who put in good performances. The line up was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Aidan Bradshaw, Sean Killeen, John O Connor, Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Eamonn Colleran, Alfie McNulty, Oisin Barrett, Tomas Gilmore. Subs: Ryan O Connell, Luke Kelly, Stephen Donoghue.

They aim to earn a similar result this Saturday as we face Tir Chonaill Gaels again, this time in the Mullarkey Cup semi final. Throw-in in 6:00pm, Ruislip.

Our league game against Garryowen next Tuesday has been postponed. Instead, we take part in the ESB London Senior Cup where our London born players take part in this competition for Home-Grown players. This game is also against Tir Chonaill Gaels, Tuesday 21st July at 7:30pm, Greenford. Any London born player who has previously played for St Clarets is eligible for this competition.


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ABCs Sat 11th & Sun 12th July 2015

The youth players in the club were all very busy last weekend taking part in the annual ABC competition in Greenford. We had 3 teams taking part, our girl's team, U12s and U14s and it ended up being a very successfully weekend

Girls Update ‐ The girls played 4 games on Saturday in the U14 ladies competition, drawing one game and losing 3. The standard of football was very high and the girls coped admirably by improving as each game went on. This experience will do the girls in good stead for the up and coming J French tournament on 12th September, which will be our next target to aim for. A special mention to Sabina Reddin who celebrated her 12th birthday on Saturday and delayed her birthday celebrations until the competition was over, well done Sabina. Thank you to all the parents for the support on the side line and for taking the time out to support your children throughout the day.

U12s ‐ Congratulations to the U12s for winning the Shield competition at the ABCs on Saturday. They played 5 group games before advancing to the semi-final against Tir Chonaill Gaels. In a close fought game the lads won through and progressed to the final against Glen Rovers from St Albans. This was another very exciting game that went right down to the wire, but the lads held on to win. This is a massive achievement for the U12s, they played some fantastic football in the sweltering heat and were a great credit to the club. We will look forward to seeing these young lads playing for the club in years to come. A special mention to Cormac Sibley who also celebrated his 12th birthday on Saturday, we admire his commitment to his team mates, well done Cormac. A massive thank you to all the parents and family that attended the day, your support on the side line is second to none and got us over the line in some very tense matches.

U14s ‐ Congratulations to the U14s for winning the Shield competition at the ABCs on Sunday. After 5 hard group games they progressed to the semi-final against TCG. By this time in the day the weather had taken a turn for the worst but the lads soldiered through and clinched a victory. The final was played in driving rain against Sean McDermotts from Manchester and once again it was the lads second half performance that won through leaving the supporters hanging on until the last minutes to win by 1pt. The supporters were soaking wet but jubilant upon the final whistle. It was a glorious end to the weekend for the club and all involved. A very big thank you to all the parents and supporters that were there for the day it really added to the atmosphere in the final. An even bigger thank you to the parents of our U18 team that hung on to support the lads.

Minor ‐ A massive thank you and well done to Aidan Bradshaw, Conor Bradshaw, Luke Everitt, Andrew Furlong, Colm Lynott, Ryan O Connell and Sean Rushe of the Minor team who did themselves and the club proud at the ABC tournament in Greenford. They put in gallant performances in difficult circumstances and we are very grateful to them for the way they represented the club. As usual our support was fantastic. Thank you to everyone who was there.

Next minor fixture is against TCG in Greenford on Tuesday 14th July at 7.30pm.

Youth Training - Underage training will continue on Wednesdays throughout the summer holidays, we look forward to see you all.

Click on image to open slideshow of photos from the ABC Games.

 ABC Games 2015      


July 6th 2015

Club notes

Congratulations to our U14s team who defeated Tara on Saturday afternoon by 10-points in their Championship Final. Each and every lad played their heart out for the club and were an absolute credit to both the club, their mentors and their families. They played a fantastic brand of football like they've done all season and finally got their just rewards. We would like to thank the large crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings and friends that turned out to support us on the day. In typical St Clarets fashion we had some old Clarets names on the side line supporting us with some old Clarets legends on umpire and lines man duties, how could we fail. Following the celebrations, we will now re-group and look forward to the up and coming ABCs competition next weekend.
In our 40th anniversary year as a club it&aposs great that this team have added to our trophy collection this year. Hopefully they will carry on after this and achieve more in the future.

Fixtures for the week ahead:
Saturday 11th July 10.30 start U12s and Girls competing at the ABCs in Greenford.
Sunday 12th July 10.30 start U14s competing at the ABCs in Greenford.

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The seniors also continued their good form with a 1-11 to 0-8 win over Dulwich Harps in Peckham on Saturday to bring themselves to the top of the league table after 4 wins out of 4.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Padraig Donegan, Sean Killeen, John O Connor, Eamonn Colleran, Oisin Barrett, Paul Keenan, Tomas Gilmore, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Stephen O Donoghue. Subs: Eammonn Hughes.

They aim to continue their good run of form as the championship kicks off this Saturday against Tir Chonaill Gaels. 7pm, Ruislip.
It's the first round of the Championship so your support will be needed and greatly appreciated as all the hard work over the year and previous games has been building up to this summer. Let's get a good crowd out at the game for the lads.

The seniors will also play Tir Chonaill Gaels the following week in the Mullarkey Cup semi final and Garryowen in a top of the table clash in the league on the following Tuesday.

Senior Fixtures
Saturday 11th July: Junior Championship Round 1 ‐ Tir Chonaill Gaels, 7:00pm, Ruislip.
Saturday 18th July: Mullarkey Cup Semi Final ‐ Tir Chonaill Gaels, 6:00pm, Ruislip.
Tuesday 21st July: Div 3 League ‐ Garryowen, 7:30pm, Greenford.


June 29th 2015

Club notes

The senior team maintained their 100% league record last Tuesday night with a one-point win over Eire Og in Greenford, 3-9 to 2-11.
The team was: Gerry Lynott; Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Aidan Bradshaw; Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Lawrence Weir; John O Connor, Sean Killeen; Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Eamonn Colleran; Oisin Barrett, Alfie McNulty, Tomas Gilmore. Subs: Eammonn Hughes, Brendan O Shea, Joe McCarthy.

The seniors registered another win on Saturday in Ruislip when they took on St Anthonys of Reading in the Mullarkey Cup quarter final. The final score was 1-16 to 0-7 and we will face Tir Chonaill Gaels in the semi final. Date and venue tbc.
The team on Saturday was: Gerry Lynott; Matthew Healy, Ricky Daly, Luke Kelly; Ronan Gaughan, Eamonn Colleran, Lawrence Weir; John O Connor, Sean Killeen; Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Tomas Gilmore'; Oisin Barrett, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Alfie McNulty. Subs: Eammonn Hughes, Stephen O Donoghue, Liam Healy, Darren Mallon, Brendan O Shea.

We continue our league campaign this Saturday in the fields of Peckham Rye when we face Dulwich Harps and hope to make it 4 league wins out of 4. Throw in is at 4.30pm.
The pitch is located on Peckham Rye Common, just inside the junction of Peckham Rye and East Dulwich Road. Use the postcode SE15 3UA.
This is the last game before the championship commences on Saturday week against Tir Chonaill Gaels so a win this weekend would be a great boost to keep our momentum going into next week's game.

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday. 7.45pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes.

U14s Championship Final Vs Taras: On Saturday 4th July (4pm in Greenford) our U14s will take to the field for the U14 Championship final. This is a massive achievement for the lads and we would ask that as many youth players and their families and St Clarets club people come out to support the team on the day. All support will be greatly appreciated.

U12s League Blitz: Our U12s travelled up to Mill Hill on Saturday to take part in the second league Blitz. We played 2 games, winning one against TCG and narrowly losing by 4 points to St Kiernans in the second. It was a great display of football and the lads put in a great effort. Thank you to all the players and parents for making the effort to get up there. The next outing for the U12s will be at the ABCs on 11th July.

Girls Team: Our girls team took part in a few games on Saturday up at Parnells in Northwick Park against a girl's team over from Dublin. The matches were very tough but the experience will be invaluable. Thank you to the Parnells for inviting us and for the great hospitality received on the day. Thank you to all the players and parents for making the effort to get there. The next outing for the girls will be at the ABCs on 11th July.

Fixtures for the coming week/s:
Saturday 4th July ‐ U10s taking part in Parnells tournament in Greenford. 10.30 start
Saturday 4th July ‐ U14s Championship Final Vs Taras, 4pm in Greenford.
Saturday 11th July ‐ ABCs for U12s and Girls in Greenford
Sunday 12th July ‐ ABCs for U14s in Greenford


June 22nd 2015

Club news

Commiserations to Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty and the rest of the London squad on their exit of the All-Ireland Championship following their loss to Cavan on Saturday.

Tuesday evening our senior team take on Eire Og in a vital league game at the top of the table. This takes place in Greenford, 7:30pm throw in. Your support will be appreciated at this game as we look to maintain our 100% league record.

We also have a fixture on Saturday 27th June. This is the quarter final of the Mullarkey Cup against St Anthony's and this takes place in Ruislip. 3:00pm throw in.


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U14s ‐ Congratulations to our U14s team for making it to the U14 Championship final. On Tuesday evening the lads won an enthralling semi-final against NLS/TMC up in Wood Green. Once again it was our second half performance that got us over the line. Thanks again to all our parents who made a great effort to make the long journey on a Tuesday evening up the North Circular. The support on the side-line is second to none and greatly appreciated by coaches and lads. We'll look forward to an exciting final, time and venue tbc.

Girls Team ‐ Our girls had a great day out on Sunday in Ruislip playing 3 exciting games on the county pitch. The girls had a fantastic experience getting a close up of the London ladies senior team and Wexford ladies team by forming a guard of honour for the 2 teams ahead of the big game. Thank you to Parnells, TCG and Taras for some great sportsmanship, it was great to see all the girls in action.

Fixtures for the coming week: Saturday 27th June ‐ U12s mini-league blitz in Mill Hill, 12 noon start
Saturday 27th June Girls ‐ Tournament Vs Dublin teams in Northwick Park 1.30pm start.

Well done to the minor team who beat Thomas McCurtains in the league last week.

Congratulations to Lorcan Comer who celebrated his 18th birthday last week.

In other news off the field, a massive congratulations to club secretary Tadhg Lee who got engaged over the weekend.



June 16th 2015

Club shop

Check out the Club Register ‐ Sign me up button on the St Clarets page on the on-line O'Neills store.

The more people we get signed up and using the store, the better offers we can get as a club and you'll be the first to know about them. It's important that we get as many members registered as possible.

Follow the link on the club's web page, where there's a fantastic range of club merchandise available.

St Clarets Club Shop

Happy shopping.


June 14th 2015

Club notes

Best of luck to Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty and the rest of the London team in their All-Ireland Qualifier game against Cavan this Saturday. This takes place in Ruislip, throw in 2:00pm. It would be great if you could make it and support the boys in this important game.

Our seniors league fixture against Eire Og has been re-scheduled for next Tuesday 23rd. This vital game will take place in Greenford, 7:30pm throw in. Your support will be appreciated for this game as the team hope to maintain their 100% league record and keep the momentum going as we approach the Championship.

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, 7.45pm


YOUTH

U14 League Vs TCG
Our U14s team played TCG in their final league game on Friday night in Greenford. Unfortunately we were beaten but the lads scored 5-10 and put in an amazing second half performance, we're very proud of them. Thanks to all the parents for the amazing support on the side line, we really appreciate it. We'll look forward to our championship semi-final Vs North London Shamrocks /Thomas McCurtains on Tuesday this week, your support is appreciated.

Fixtures for w/c 15th June 2015
Tuesday 16th June U14s Vs NLS/TMC at NLS, Tottenhall Sports Ground, 7pm throw in.
Sunday 21st June ‐ St Clarets Girls team playing prior to London Ladies all-Ireland championship game in Ruislip. Starts at 11am.
Saturday 27th June ‐ U12 mini league blitz in Mill Hill (Part 2) 12 noon start.
Saturday 27th June ‐ girls tournament Vs team from Dublin to be held in Northwick Park, times tbc.

Can the remaining few that haven't paid their St Clarets membership please pay up asap.

Reminder to all parents to keep Sat 11th July free for U12s and girls and Sun 12th July free for U14s for ABC competition. If you have any problems with these dates please let us know asap.


June 7th 2015

Club notes

Last Tuesday St Joseph's hosted our seniors in a challenge match and it was our opponents who secured the win on the night. We had a few lads missing but this provided other members of the squad with the chance to play and everyone put in a great effort despite the loss. Thank you to St Joseph's for hosting the game.

The seniors were in action again on Saturday as they made the journey to Crawley for their second league game. It was a hard earned victory in a tight match on a tight pitch. The final score was 1-10 to 1-6 to make it two wins out of two in the league for us.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Paddy Donaghy, Eamonn Colleran, John O Connor, Sean Killeen, Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty, Stephen Donoghue, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Ryan O Connell. Subs: Liam Healy.

Best of luck to Paddy Donaghy who broke his collar bone during Saturday's game and let's hope for a good recovery.

Training continues at Kingshill Avenue this week on Tuesday and Thursday, 7.45pm.

We are scheduled to play against Eire Og this Saturday in Greenford at 3.30pm. All support would be appreciated in this vital league game and hopefully we'll maintain our league record.


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U14 League Match ‐ Unfortunately we were defeated by Dulwich last Tuesday evening in the 6th round of the league. Disappointing result for the lads but we'll try and get back on track against TCG next Friday. Thank you to the players and parents for making the effort to get to the match, great support provided from the sideline.

U12 League Blitz ‐ The U12s took part in a mini league blitz on Saturday. They played 3 games, winning against TCG and St Anthony's and unfortunately defeated by St Kiernan's. The lads played some great football and represented the club well, we are all very proud of them, keep up the good work. Thank you to all the parents for taking the time out on Saturday to support the lads.

Up and coming fixtures:

Friday 12th June - League round 7 U14 Vs TCG in Greenford, 7pm throw-in.
Tuesday 16th June U14s Championship semi-finals. Can we ask that all U14 parents keep this date free, venue and times tbc.
Sat 27th June - U12 league blitz round 2 to be held in Mill Hill, 12 noon start.
Sat 27th June - Girls tournament at Parnells details tbc
ABCs Competition ‐ 11/12th July ‐ please make sure all U12s (11th) and U14s (12th) are available for this weekend. The girls will be competing on Sat 11th details to be confirmed.

Reminder for all parents to pay any outstanding membership. Please see Marie.

This Sunday 14th June, the Buckley family are taking part in a charity walk in memory of Chloe, who was only 6 years old when taken from us. Chloe was always willing to help others so it'd be great if we could all do the same and raise some money for COSMIC (Children of St Mary's Intensive Care). It's a great cause which deserves to be well supported and so do the Buckley family. Click here to donate




June 2nd 2015

Club notes

There was no game for our senior team this weekend due to the London Juniors participation in the British Championship. Alfie McNulty was meant to represent the side and it was rather fortunate for him that he couldn't make it as the team had made it past High Wycombe before Yorkshire decided to let them know that they couldn't field.

The seniors play their 2nd league game this weekend against Crawley and Brighton Gaels. This takes place in Crawley so it's a trip down the M23 for us. Hopefully the lads will make it 2 out of 2. The address is:
The Emerald Club,
Southgate Park,
Southgate Avenue,
Crawley,
RH10 6TW

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U14s ‐ Last Friday our U14s had a great win over North London Shamrocks, it was a tight enough game but the lads battled through right to the end and won 6-9 to 6-6. Every lad put up a great performance and displayed some great sportmanship, well done lads keep up the good work. Thank you to all the parents that turned out, we had some great support from the side line.

Fixtures for the coming weeks:

Tuesday 2nd June ‐ U14s Vs Dulwich 7pm in Greenford
Saturday 6th June ‐ U12s in Greenford, league blitz
Tuesday 9th June ‐ U14s Vs TCG 7pm in Greenford
Saturday 27th June ‐ U12s in Mill Hill, league blitz

Notes to Parents:
-‐ Please keep the weekend of 11/12th July free for the ABCs competition. It is very important that every child attends.
‐ Reminder for all outstanding £ 25 membership to be paid this week, must be paid by Wed 3rd June.

Good luck to any of our members who are currently taking exams at the moment or have had any already.

Don't forget we hold our annual golf day this Friday. This takes place at Grims Dyke Golf Club in Pinner. Please contact us for any last minute entries or sponsorship. This is a great fundraiser for the club and any support will be greatly appreciated.
For those of you not so talented with the clubs, everyone is still more than welcome to come along for a few drinks and the evening meal. It is always a great day and night and promises to be another enjoyable one. The weather forecast is looking good so make the most of it.


May 25th 2015

Club notes

Congratulations to Shane Buckley for making his Championship debut for London during yesterday's game against Roscommon. Let's hope it's the first of many appearances.
Commiserations to him and the rest of the London team who lost to Roscommon 1-14 to 0-10.

Congratulations also to the London Minor team who beat Warwickwhire in the McCarthy Cup before yesterday's senior game. Our own Ryan O'Connell captained the side and contributed 1-1 to the score. St Clarets other representatives were Lorcan Comer, Niall Bradshaw and Aidan Bradshaw.

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Ryan O Connell receives the Provincial Championship trophy.


Well done to the senior team who started their league campaign with a 2-9 to 0-8 win over Shalloe Pearse last Tuesday night.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Luke Kelly, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Lawrence Weir, Paddy Donaghy, Sean Killeen, Paul Keenan, Eamonn Colleran, Joe McCarthy, Ryan O Connell, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Stephen Donoghue. Subs used: Eammonn Hughes, Keith O Neill, Gary Wynne, Chris Deasy.

Training continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday. Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8DD

Our golf day takes place on Friday 5th June at Grims Dyke Gold Club, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 4AL. If you wish to take part as an individual or as team, or even just the evening meal and a few social drinks, please contact us. Hole sponsorship is also available.


May 18th 2015

Club notes

Congratulations to the Senior team who won the McArdle Cup on Saturday by beating Thomas McCurtains 1-14 to 0-7. It was a great team effort but it was the youngsters who were the main scorers as Ryan O Connell scored 1-4 (after scoring 1-3 for the minors the night before) and Shane Buckley who scored 0-6.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Lawrence Weir, Paddy Donaghy, Ricky Daly, John O Connor, Sean Killeen, Eamonn Colleran, Shane Buckley, Tomas Gilmore, Ryan O Connell, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Alfie McNulty. Subs used: Eammonn Hughes, Aidan Bradshaw, Paul Keenan.

Thanks to our vocal support who turned up in good numbers again.

Our concentration now turns too the league and we have our first league fixture on Tuesday against Shalloe Pearse. 7:15pm throw in at Greenford. Let's continue the good form.

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U12s Mini League Blitz ‐ On Saturday our under 12s attended the Dulwich mini league blitz, we played 2 games, the lads played really well in both games. A big thank you to Dulwich for their hospitality and also to the parents that made a big effort to get the lads up there.

Congratulations to the Senior team on their McArdle Cup win on Saturday. It was great to see so many of our youth parents and players who took time out to support the team.

Only one fixture this week: U14s league game vs North London Shamrocks, Friday 22nd May 7pm in Greenford.

The minor team had a league fixture against Parnells on Friday night. Unfortunately, the attendance was low so a challenge game was played instead. However, a good performance was put in by those there. Hopefully the boys will get the result next time with enough numbers.

We held our race night in Ye Olde Crowne on Saturday night. Thanks to those who supported this event which doubled up as a celebration party after the McArdle Cup final.
Thanks very much to the committee for organising this and especially Marie Hession and Jacinta Buckley for running the tote on the night.


May 13th 2015

McArdle Cup Final

This weekend our senior team compete in the McArdle Cup Final against Thomas McCurtains on Saturday in Ruislip. 5:00pm throw in.

It's been 11 years since one of our mens' teams have won a trophy. That was the Intermediate Championship back in 2004. Seven members of that team are still involved with the senior team today and will be hoping to add another medal to their collections. These were Tony Murphy, Gerry Lynott, Paddy Donaghy, Aidan Donaghy, Mossie Colleran, Steve Sherry and Pat Lynott.

Also involved that day was Marty Hughes, but this time it'll be younger brother Eammonn taking part. Former chairman John Kelly was also involved but this time his son Luke is part of the team.

As you can imagine a lot has changed in that 11 years. Instead of playing this time, Tony Murphy is now managing the team. Gerry Evergreen Lynott now takes his spot in between the goalposts rather than in the forwards. Matthew Healy and Luke Kelly had only just started secondary school at that time in 2004 and our minor members of the squad were just out of nappies.

Please show your support for the team this Saturday and let's see plenty of green and white on the sideline cheering the lads on.

Then it's back to Ye Olde Crowne in Hayes for a few refreshments and we are also holding our race night.

It's going to be a busy day for St Clarets, be part of it. See you all there, 5:00pm in Ruislip.

Thank you and good luck to the lads.


May 11th 2015

Club notes

Congratulations to the senior team who won their preliminary championship game against Dulwich Harps by 3-11 to 1-5.
The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan; Ronan Gaughan, Paddy Donaghy, Eamonn Colleran; Darern Mallon, John O Connor; Paul Keenan, Shane Buckley, Tomas Gilmore; Alfie McNulty, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Ryan O'Connell. Subs Used: Lawrence Weir, Sean Killeen, Ian McDermott, Stephen Donoghue, Joe McCarthy.
Training continues at Brunel Uni, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge. 8pm start.
The seniors kick off their league campaign on Thursday against Shalloe Pearse. 7:15pm throw in, Greenford.

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U14 League ‐ Our U14s team had a great win over Tara last Thursday in their 3rd league match, winning by 2 goals (6-8 to 4-8). This was a fantastic result for the lads and shows how all their hard work in the previous games has paid off. Keep up the good work! Thanks to all the parents who made a big effort to get the lads to the game on such a busy evening.

Girls Team ‐ Our Girls took to the field on Friday night in a friendly match against TCG in Greenford. This was their first time out this season in their newly sponsored kit. We would like to thank Kaymac Construction and Interiors for their very kind sponsorship, it is very much appreciated and the girls loved their new style. Girls team is: Sabina Reddin, Leah Higgins, Megan Jarrett, Tara Sheridan, Ciara Hession, Kiera Hedger, Leona Enright, Chloe Enright, Lily McNulty. Thank you to the parents for all their support.

Up and coming fixtures:

Sat 16th May ‐ U12s mini blitz in Dulwich, playing Dulwich and North London Shamrocks ‐ starts 12 noon

Tues 19th May ‐ U14s league game Vs North London Shamrocks 7pm in Greenford.

Reminder to all parents that £25 membership is due by 20th May.

Reminder to all parents to keep weekend of 11/12th July free for the ABCs competition ‐ attendance is required by all players.

The Minor team play their first league game this Friday 15 May v Parnells, 7pm in Northwick Park.

Training continues Tuesday eve, 7pm at Kingshill Ave

This weekend, Saturday 16th May we are holding our annual race night fundraiser in Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. Make it down for a good night with plenty of entertainment and enjoyment. Race cards are available from committee members to buy horses or sponsor a race. Please contact one of the committee members for these.

Jim O Regan's first anniversary is on Tuesday. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.


May 5th 2015

Club notes

Commiserations to the senior team who lost their opening preliminary championship game to Eire Og on Saturday. St Clarets 2-4 Eire Og 1-9
It was a tough game where St Clarets were suffering from a number of injuries and absentees. The team was:
Gerry Lynott; Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Luke Kelly; Paddy Donaghy, Ricky Daly, Ronan Gaughan; Sean Killeen, Darren Mallon; Lawrence Weir, John O'Connor, Tomas Gilmore; Ryan O'Connell, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Stephen Donoghue. Subs: Used: Eammonn Hughes, Keith O Neill, Ian McDermott.

The seniors play Dulwich Harps in the second round of the preliminary championship on Saturday, 2:30pm throw-in at Greenford.

The seniors also kick-off their league campaign next Thursday 14th May against Shalloe Pearse in Greenford. 7:15pm throw-in.

Training continues on Wednesday this week, Brunel University Sports Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge. 8:00pm start.

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On Thurs 30th April our U14s team took to the field in Mill Hill against St Kiernans. Unfortunately we were defeated but this match will do us in good stead for the remaining league games that are coming up in the next few weeks. Thanks to all the parents for making the effort to get to Mill Hill on a busy Thursday evening.

On Sat 2nd May our U12s took to the field for the first time this season in a mini league blitz at St Kiernans in Mill Hill. We played 3 great games but due to the bank holiday weekend we had a few of our players missing, but the lads that attended put up a great performance and did St Clarets proud. Thanks to all the parents for making the effort to get to Mill Hill.

On Mon 4th May we attended the U13 Peter McGlynn Tournament in Greenford. The lads that attended put up a great display of football which put us through to the Sheild Final against St Kiernans. The game was going well until disaster struck and our Captain Oisin Murphy was badly injured just before half time. We unfortunately ended up losing the final but all the lads put up a great battle with a man down. Oisin has unfortunately broken his collar bone and so we all would like to wish Oisin a speedy recovery and thank him for his great performance throughout the day. Players were: Liam Hession, Jack Do Rosario, Reece Connolly, Liam McNulty, Joshua Dwyer, Thomas Do Rosario, Joseph Hedger, Oisin Murphy, Harvey Monaghan. Thanks again for all the support from the players parents.

Fixtures for w/c 4th May
Thurs 7th May 2015 ‐ U14 League game Vs Tara at John Billam Sport Centre, throw-in 7pm.

Friday 8th May 2015 ‐ Girls match against TCG in Greenford, throw in 7.15pm

Note to U14 Parents ‐ U14 game fixed for Sat 9th May has been cancelled.

Note for all Parents ‐ Please remember to keep weekend of 11/12th July free for ABC competition.

Next Saturday 16th May we are holding our Race Night in Ye Odle Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. Book this date in your diaries. Race cards are available with horses to buy or races to sponsor. Please ask a committee member about these.


April 27th 2015

Club notes

St Clarets 1-10 Eire Og 2-06

St Clarets emerged victorious by just a single point in an exciting McArdle Cup semi-final contest. St Clarets, playing with the aid of the breeze led 5 points to 1 at the break following a late free kicked by Ryan O Connell on the stroke of half time.
From the restart Eire Og showed their intent immediately with a well taken point to narrow the gap to three points. The next 20 minutes were evenly contested with score for score being traded between the teams.
A goal and a point in quick succession pushed the Hayes men further ahead but Eire Og of North London came roaring back with two goals. The first came from a well dispatched re-taken penalty, with the second arriving on the call of full time to leave the minimum between teams.
St Clarets now advance to meet Thomas McCurtains in the McArdle Cup final.
Team: Gerry Lynott, Matt Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Eammonn Hughes, Paddy Donaghy, Ricky Daly, Sean Killeen, John O Connor; Eamonn Colleran, Shane Buckley, Lawrence. Weir; Alfie McNulty, Tomas Gilmore, Ryan O'Connell. Subs:Keith O Neill, Oisin Barrett, Ronan Gaughan.

We play Eire Og again next Saturday in round one of the preliminary championship. The game is down for 5pm at Downhills Park, Haringey.

A huge thank you to our fantastically committed squad of players. 27 togged out with injured squad members Darren Mallon and Barry stress fracture Lynch also in attendance. Great to see the strong numbers at games.

Renewed thanks also to our fantastic support who continue to come out week after week and cheer on the lads in great numbers. Once again, it is massively appreciated by the whole squad.
Let's keep up the good work and support as we head into the coming weeks.

Some of our youth teams also kicked off their campaigns over the weekend.
U14s League &dash: St Clarets were defeated by Parnells in the first game of the season in Northwick Park on Thursday evening. Although the result was against us, the lads gave a fantastic performance in the second half of the game which gives us great encouragement for our up and coming fixtures. Thanks to the players and parents for coming out for a midweek fixture. The players were: Michael Myers, Milo McNulty, Joseph Devereux, Joey Holden, Michael O Shea, Szymon Reddin, Cormac Sibley, Jack Do Rosario, Oisin Murphy, Kyle King, Callum Monaghan, Aaron Myers, Liam Hession, Jack Kiernan, Alvin Maher (Capt), Reece Connolly.

U10s Parnells Blitz ‐ On Saturday our youngest members of the club took to the field, some for the very first time, at the Parnells Blitz in Northwick Park. They played 3 games and won 1.
It was great to see these young players putting on the Clarets jersey and playing in the Clarets spirit. Thanks to all the players and parents for taking the time out on Saturday afternoon. The players were: Roisin Thornton, Adam Higgins, Matthew Keane, Cassidy Cripps, Emma Ray Hedger, Keir Alexander and Finn Murphy.

Youth Fixtures for w/c 27th April 2015
Thursday 30th April ‐ U14 League game Vs St Kiernans in Mill Hill ‐ 7pm.
Sat 2nd May ‐ U12 league Vs St Kiernans and Parnells in Mill Hill ‐ 12 noon.
Monday 4th May ‐ attendance at the Peter McGlynn tournament at TCG U10s and U13s.

Youth training continues on Wednesday evenings down at Kingshill Avenue, Hayes starting at 7pm.


April 20th 2015

Club notes

St Clarets 3-14 St Anthony 0-02

Another week, another outstanding St Clarets performance all over the field with Alfie McNulty's pace in particular causing St Anthony's all kinds of problems and culminating in two black cards being distributed to St Anthony's defenders.
Having played with a slight breeze in the first we led 1-04 to 0-01 at half time, but came out after half time and really pushed home our dominance.
Defence and goalkeeper rock solid, with our full back line totally dominant throughout and our half back line sweeping up well and augmenting our midfield and forward line in attack.
We now play Eire Og in the semi final next weekend at 3pm on Sunday 26th April in Greenford.
Many thanks for the big support, great to have so many Claretians on the sideline urging the lads on, much appreciated.
Team: 1. Gerry Lynott; 2. Matt Healy, 3. Aidan Donaghy, 4. Padraig Donegan; 5. Eammonn Hughes, 6. Paddy Donaghy, 7. Aidan Bradshaw; 8. Sean Killeen, 9. Baff O Connor; 10. Paul Keenan, 11. Shane Buckley, 12. Mossy Colleran; 13. Alfie McNulty, 14. Cormac Fitzpatrick, 15. Ryan O Connell. Subs used: Tomas Gilmore, Chris Sheehan, Lawrence Weir, Keith O'Neill, Joe McCarthy.

Senior training continues at Brunel Uni Sports Centre on Monday and Wednesday this week, 8pm start. Let's keep up the good work.

Youth training commences soon and fixtures will be coming up soon.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.



April 16th 2015

Fixtures up-date

The Seniors have a play-off game against St Anthony's for a spot in the McArdle Cup Semi Final. This takes place on Sunday 19th April in Greenford. 2:00pm throw in.

Your support will be appreciated in this important game.



April 12th 2015

Club notes

Congratulations to the Senior team who put in a good performance on Saturday and beat Thomas McCurtains 1-8 to 1-7, in their final McArdle Cup group game. The team was: Gerry Lynott; Matthew Healy, Padraig Donegan, Luke Kelly; Aidan Bradshaw, Ricky Daly, Paddy Donaghy; Sean Killeen, John O Connor; Alfie McNulty, Shane Buckley, Eamonn Colleran; Paul Keenan, Cormac Fitzpatrick, Chris Deasy. Subs: Darren Mallon, Oisin Barrett, Lawrence Weir, Chris Sheehan.

We are holding our Social Evening for all of our club members, family and friends this Saturday now the season is underway with Dylan providing the entertainment. Everyone is welcome down so get down there and enjoy the night. This takes place in Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. We plan to meet from 7:30pm onwards.

Senior training continues on Monday and Wednesday this week. Brunel Uni Sports Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge. 8:00pm start.

The following Senior fixtures are available so save these dates:
Division 3 League: St Clarets v Shalloe Pearse, 4:30pm, 25th April, Greenford.
Premilinary Championship Round 1: St Clarets v Eire Og, 5:00pm, 2nd May, Downhills Park

Also, keep an eye out for updates on our website in the next few weeks www.stclarets.co.uk



April 5th 2015

Club notes

Senior training continues on Wednesday at 8pm, Brunel Uni Sports Centre. There will be no training on Monday due to the bank holiday.

The Senior team play Thomas McCurtains in their final group game in the McArdle Cup on Saturday. The time and venue has now changed. This now takes place at Downhills Park, Haringey, N17 6AP. Throw in is at 3.30pm.

This is an important game and your support will be appreciated.

Congratulations to Gary Wynne and Sophie Mataba who got engaged this weekend.

Don't forget updates can also be found on our website, facebook and twitter http://www.stclarets.co.uk/


March 30th 2015

Club notes

Congratulations to the Seniors who earned their first win of the season after a hard fought victory in bad conditions over Tir Chonaill Gaels. The final scoreline was 1-6 to 1-5, which still gives us a chance of progressing to the semi finals. The team was: Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy, Aidan Donaghy, Padraig Donegan, Ronan Gaughan, Ricky Daly, Aidan Bradshaw, Darren Mallon, Sean Killeen, John O'Connor, Shane Buckley, Tomas Gilmore, Ryan O'Connell, Eammonn Hughes, Alfie McNulty. Subs: Steve Sherry.

All of us at St Clarets would like to wish our youth members Ciara Hession and Eoin Moore the best of luck in the Irish Dancing World Championships in Montreal, Canada this week.

Advanced notification that following on from yesterday's great victory, the seniors next game is on Saturday 11th April at 4.30pm in Greenford against Thomas McCurtains in Round 3 of the McArdle Cup.

Training continues on Monday and Wednesday this week, 8pm at Brunel Uni Sports Centre, Kingston Lane. Please contact senior manager Tony Murphy (07711 151652) for further details.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession (07973 733072).

Any queries about our U16 or U18 teams please contact Colm Lynott (07761 785260).

Have a pleasant Easter break this weekend whatever you are all doing.



March 23rd 2015

Club notes

Commiserations to the senior team who lost their first McCardle Cup game to St Anthony's on Saturday by 2-10 to 0-6.

We play Tir Chonaill Gaels next on Sunday 29th, 4.30pm throw in at Greenford. Your support would be appreciated.

Senior training continues on Monday and Wednesday this week. 7.50pm start at Brunel Uni Sports Centre, Kingston Lane. Let's get good numbers again this week ahead of the weekend's game.

Commiserations to Shane Buckley and the London footballers after their loss to Leitrim over the weekend.

For further information regarding our senior or youth teams and training please contact us and we will do our best to help.



March 18th 2015

St Clarets Social Calendar 2015

The social committee have been very busy organising the social events for the coming year, so dates can be reserved in your diary well in advance.

Saturday 18th April 2015 ‐ St Clarets will be holding a Start of Season social in the Ye Olde Crowne Pub, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. This is an evening for all club members, adults and children, to get together for an evening's entertainment. Please come along to show your support.

Saturday 16th May 2015 ‐ St Clarets will be holding a Race Night to help raise funds for the club, the venue is: Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes. Race cards will be available soon to sell prior to the event, again your support is very much appreciated.

Friday 5th June 2015 ‐ St Clarets annual golf event is being held at Grimsdyke Golf Club, Pinner, Middlesex HA5 4AL. This is the club's main fund raising event of the year. Hole sponsorship is available at £100 per hole and to play on the day it is £60 per player, which includes a round of golf, bacon roll and evening meal. Please contact a committee member for more details.

SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2015 - ST CLARETS 40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER DANCE - Please put this date in your diary as it will be a wonderful event to celebrate 40 years of St Clarets GFC. The dinner dance is being held in the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood. Tickets will be £50 each and rooms will be available at the hotel to reserve for the night. Music is by: Barry Owen and details of other special guests to follow. Dress code is 'Black tie'. Please contact a committee member for more details.



March 16th 2015

Club notes

Senior training takes place on Monday and Wednesday this week. They start at 8pm and take place at Brunel Uni Sports Centre, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge. Please contact senior manager Tony Murphy (07711 151652) for further details.

The Seniors' first game of the season takes place this Saturday. McCardle Cup v St Anthony's in Greenford, 4pm throw-in. Please show your support for the team.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Finally, enjoy your St Patrick's Day celebrations tomorrow.

There'll be further news this week regarding future events so keep an eye out for these to note in your diary.



March 9th 2015

Club notes

The Seniors' first game of the season takes place on Saturday 21st March against St Anthony's in the McArdle Cup. 4.00pm throw in. Let's hope for a winning start to a successful year.

Happy Birthday to Conor Devereux who turns 18 this week.

Senior training continues this week at Perivale Athletics Track at 7.45pm. Please contact senior manager Tony Murphy (07711 151652) for further details.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.



March 3rd 2015

Club notes

The McCardle Cup draw took place last week. We have been drawn in Group B alongside Tir Chonaill Gaels, St Anthony's and Thomas McCurtains. The first game takes place on the weekend of 22nd March.

Commiserations to Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty and the rest of the London footballers after their loss to Longford on Saturday.

Senior training continues this week at Perivale Athletics Track at 7.45pm. Please contact senior manager Tony Murphy (07711 151652) for further details.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

You can buy St Clarets merchandise through our club shop. Get your bits and pieces for our 40th year http://www.stclarets.co.uk/CLUB_SHOP.html



February 23rd 2015

Club notes

First of all thank you to the outgoing committee for the effort they have put into the club over the last year. Also, John Kelly who has stepped down from the Chairman's position after several years of service to St Clarets. Congratulations and best of luck to the newly elected committee for 2015.

Chairman ‐ Denis McCarthy
Vice Chairman ‐ Paddy Donaghy
Secretary ‐ Tadhg Lee
Assistant Secretary ‐ Aidan Donaghy
Registrar ‐ Padraig Donegan
Child Protection Officer ‐ Theresa Lynott
Youth Officer ‐ Colm Lynott / Martin Hession
County Board Delegate ‐ Bill Callaghan
PRO ‐ Matthew Healy

Congratulations to Tony Murphy who has taken the manager's role for the senior team this year. We all wish him the best of luck for the year ahead

Senior training continues this week at Perivale Athletics Track at 7.45pm. Please contact senior manager Tony Murphy (07711 151652) for further details.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.


January 27th 2015

Club notes

Please be advised that the club's AGM will take place on:
Sunday 8th February at 1.00pm in The Brook House (corner of Lansbury Drive and Kingshill Ave, Hayes).
It is very important to begin the year with a real sense of purpose and therefore a strong turn out is essential.
There will be a number of positions on the club's executive to be contested at the AGM, so please consider potential candidates for the various roles and put their names forward on the form attached.

The London senior football team begin their National League campaign for 2015 against Offaly on Sunday in Ruislip (throw in 2pm). Several of our young home grown players have been included in the London squad this year so why not take a trip to west End Road to cheer the Exiles on. Admission: Adults £10. Students & Seniors £5. Children U16 are free.

First Aid Course Courses in Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip

A First Aid Course will take place in Ruislip on Saturday the 21st of February for 3 hours from 10am till 1pm. The cost is £35 per person. It is very important to be a qualified First Aider while working with the underage. It is advisable to book you place ASAP by contacting the Child Protection Office Sandra Tuohy: 07807784450 or via email: sandratuohy@live.ie

Two Gaelic Football Coaching Courses in Emerald GAA Grounds, Ruislip

A Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Saturday, February 14th in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.
A Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 Saturdays:
February 21st, March 7th, 21st and 28th all of which will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.
Both Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each Club. The Courses will run from 9am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1pm - lunch is provided.
There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. if you are interested in attending please contact CDA Lloyd Colfer: 07872600073 or email Lloyd.colfer.cda.london.gaa.ie
We would encourage as many of you as possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA.

Dates for your diary

Provincial will be running a Y5 Schools tournament on the 26th of March in Greenford.

All Britain Competitions (ABC) launch at Irish Embassy on the 21st of May.

All Britain Competitions will take place in Greenford on the Friday the 10th of July and Saturday the 11th of July and Sunday the 12th of July.

If you require any further information please contact the London Youth's Secretary Joel McInern on 07956103723.

The adult football master fixtures plan has been loaded onto the NEWS section of the website ‐ just follow the link: http://stclarets.co.uk/news.html


January 20th 2015

AGM notification

It's that time of year again to get the party started so to speak.

Please be advised that the club's AGM will take place on:

Sunday 8th February at 1.00pm in The Brook House (corner of Lansbury Drive and Kingshill Ave, Hayes).

It is very important to begin the year with a real sense of purpose and therefore a strong turn out is essential.

There will be a number of positions on the club's executive to be contested at the AGM, so please consider potential candidates for the various roles and put their names forward to an existing member of the club's committee.



November 23rd 2014

Social notice

Our minor team sponsor, Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes have a special Christmas menu on offer from November 28th through to Christmas. All the details are below.

Ye Olde Crowne Christmas 2014

November 23rd 2014

Club notes

The funeral Mass of former player Jim Gannon will take place on Friday November 28th at 12:15pm at Botwell Church, Hayes Middlesex followed by a burial in Thorpe, Surrey.

The club committee wishes to extend their sympathies to the family of former player Adrian Adair on the passing of his mother Edie Daly last week. May she rest in peace.

Club sponsors Ye Olde Crowne are introducing a special Christmas menu from November 28th through to Christmas Eve and club members are invited to come along and try. Full details will be available on the clubapos;s website and facebook page later in the week.

Any club members with photos from the recent dinner dance or youth presentation that they would like to share on the clubapos;s website please email to John at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information about the clubapos;s U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



November 16th 2014

Club notes

The club would like to extend their sympathies to the family of former player Jim Gannon who passed away suddenly over the weekend. Jim was a hugely popular home grown talent who represented the club in the 1980s. May he rest in peace.

Club sponsors Ye Olde Crowne are introducing a special Christmas menu from November 28th through to Christmas Eve and club members are invited to come along and try. Full details will be available on the clubapos;s website and facebook page later in the week.

Any club members with photos from the recent dinner dance or youth presentation that they would like to share on the clubapos;s website please email to John at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information about the clubapos;s U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



November 9th 2014

Club notes

Thank you to the O'Regan family for the generous donation of the Jim O'Regan Memorial Trophy which will be presented to loyal supporter of the club on an annual basis.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



November 2nd 2014

Club notes

Thank you to everyone who attended the club's annual dinner dance last Saturday. The award winners on the night were as follows:

Player of the Year ‐ Barry Lynch

Young Player of the Year ‐ Alfie McNulty

Clubman of the Year ‐ Tadhg Lee

Denis McCarthy Shield ‐ Brendan Sherry & John Kelly

Long Service as a Player ‐ Paul Myers and Bran McNeice

The Jim O'Regan Award ‐ Michael Roly Towey

The Echo Award ‐ John Collins

The London GAA Youths Presentation Evening will be held on Friday November 7th at the Emerald GAA Grounds at Ruislip, starting at 7.30pm. For more information on London Youths please contact London Secretary Lloyd Colfer: 07872600073

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


October 27th 2014

Club notes

The club's annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday November 1st at the recently refurbished West Middlesex Golf Club with music by The Craicheads. The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £40. Contact a committee member for details. All club members are welcome.

Thank you to everyone who turned up and supported our young players at their Annual Presentation on Saturday.

Club members are asked to remember former player Jim Nevin in their thoughts and prayers following his sad passing at the weekend after a period of illness. Jim played for the club in the 1990s.

The London GAA Youths Presentation Evening will be held on Friday November 7th at the Emerald GAA Grounds at Ruislip, starting at 7.30pm. For more information on London Youths please contact London Secretary Lloyd Colfer: 07872600073

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



October 19th 2014

Club notes

The club's annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday November 1st at the recently refurbished West Middlesex Golf Club with music by the Craicheads. The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £40. Contact a committee member for details. All club members are welcome.

St Clarets Youth Presentation Evening is to be held on Saturday 25th Oct 2014 at Tir Chonail Gaels club in Greenford. The evening starts at approx 7.30pm and there will be a £5.00 per family entrance charge. We are very keen to see all our youth players attend, along with their families, so we can celebrate the season in style. All club members are welcome.

The London GAA Youths Presentation Evening will be held on Friday November 7th at the Emerald GAA Grounds at Ruislip, starting at 7.30pm. For more information on London Youths please contact London Secretary Lloyd Colfer: 07872600073.

The London County Board fundraising draw for 2014/15 is due to start in October and it will be the usual amount of £120 for the year. Can you please let Marie know by email to m_hession@hotmail.com if you would be interested in purchasing a ticket this year.

Congratulations to senior team player Alfie McNulty who celebrated his 18th birthday on October 19th.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


October 12th 2014

Club notes

The club's annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday November 1st at the recently refurbished West Middlesex Golf Club with music by the Craicheads. The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £40. Contact a committee member for details. All club members are welcome.

St Clarets Youth Presentation Evening is to be held on Saturday 25th Oct 2014 at Tir Chonail Gaels club in Greenford. The evening starts at approx 7.30pm and there will be a £5.00 per family entrance charge. We are very keen to see all our youth players attend, along with their families, so we can celebrate the season in style. All club members are welcome.

The London GAA Youths Presentation Evening will be held on Friday November 7th at the Emerald GAA Grounds at Ruislip, starting at 7.30pm. For more information on London Youths please contact London Secretary Lloyd Colfer: 07872600073.

The London County Board fundraising draw for 2014/15 is due to start in October and it will be the usual amount of £120 for the year. Can you please let Marie know by email to m_hession@hotmail.com if you would be interested in purchasing a ticket this year.

The management at Ye Olde Crowne have asked that we extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Stars in their Eyes evening which was held on Saturday 11th. In particular a special thanks to the acts that took to the stage to represent the club and support the charity www.hacs.org.uk . Jacinta Gaffney (Mary Black); Dolly Parton and the Jolenes (Theresa Lynott, Jacinta Buckley, Della Comer and Marie O'Connell); Nicola Donaghy (Jennifer Rush); Janet Jackson and the Jackson Five ‐ which included Anna Paraskeva, Paddy Donaghy, Dave Gaffney, Gerry Lynott, Matthew Healy. The evening proved a great success, enjoyed by all and most importantly it helped to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


October 6th 2014

Club notes

The club's annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday November 1st at the recently refurbished West Middlesex Golf Club with music by The Craicheads. The evening starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £40. Contact a committee member for details. All club members are welcome.

St Clarets Youth Presentation Evening is to be held on Saturday 25th Oct 2014 at Tir Chonail Gaels club in Greenford. The evening starts at approx 7.30pm and there will be a £5.00 per family entrance charge. We are very keen to see all our youth players attend, along with their families, so we can celebrate the season in style.

One of our club sponsors Ye Olde Crowne, Hayes is hosting a funding raising evening for Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support www.hacs.org.uk on Saturday October 11th. The event is to be a Stars in their Eyes night. They are of course looking for as many people as possible to support this event and we are also looking for musicians/singers to represent St. Clarets on the night. If you are interested in going on as an act please contact either: Gillian ( Ye Olde Crowne) : 07594560125 or St. Clarets : 07502418820.

The London GAA Youths Presentation Evening will be held on Friday November 7th at the Emerald GAA Grounds at Ruislip, starting at 7.30pm. For more information on London Youths please contact London Secretary Lloyd Colfer: 07872600073

The London County Board fundraising draw for 2014/15 is due to start in October and it will be the usual amount of £120 for the year. The club will have to pay up for 20 tickets, regardless, so again like last year the more people we get to take a ticket the less a burden it is on the club's funds. Can you please let Marie know by email to m_hession@hotmail.com if you would be interested in purchasing a ticket this year.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


September 29th 2014

Note from Treasurer

I'm afraid it's that time of year again and I need to gather a bit of interest for this year's London County Board draw (Oct 2014 ‐ Sept 2015).

Just to let you know that the club was quite successful in having a few draw winners last year they were:

June 2014 Prize money £1,000 ticket no. 482 - Colm Lynott
Feb 2013 Prize money £100 ticket no. 497 - Eamon Colleran
Jan 2014 Prize money £250 ticket no. 482 - Colm Lynott
Dec 2013 Prize money £1,000 ticket no. 485 - Martin Hession
Oct 2013 Prize money £250 club draw
Sept 2013 Prize money £250 club draw

The draw for 2014/15 will commence from October onwards and it will be the usual amount of £120 for the year. The club will have to pay up for 20 tickets, regardless, so again like last year the more people we get to take a ticket the less a burden it is on the club's funds. If we sell more than 20 tickets then the club gets a certain amount back, so if you know of anyone else that may be interested in purchasing a ticket please let me know.

Can you please let me know by email to m_hession@hotmail.com whether you would be interested in purchasing a ticket this year so I can start to draw up the list.

Thank you all for your continued support and congratulations to those that have had a win/s, let's hope we get a few more this year.

Marie Hession
(Club Treasurer).




September 29th 2014

Club notes

The club's annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday November 1st at the recently refurbished West Middlesex Golf Club with music by the Craicheads. Tickets cost £40 and the evening starts at 7.30pm. Contact a committee member for tickets.

One of our club sponsors Ye Olde Crowne, Hayes is hosting a funding raising evening for Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support www.hacs.org.uk on Saturday October 11th. The event is to be a Stars in their Eyes night. They are of course looking for as many people as possible to support this event and we are also looking for musicians/singers to represent St. Clarets on the night. If you are interested in going on as an act please contact either: Gillian (Ye Olde Crowne): 07594560125 or St. Clarets: 07502418820.

Irish in Britain are teaming up with Mind Yourself to raise money to support our Dementia and Mental health programmes through our All Ireland Run for your County. The event takes place on October 26th on Clapham Common and you can register at the following link bit.ly/RUN4CTY

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



September 22nd 2014

Club notes

The club's annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday November 1st at the recently refurbished West Middlesex Golf Club with music by the Craicheads. Contact a committee member for details about tickets.

One of our club sponsors Ye Olde Crowne, Hayes is hosting a funding raising evening for Hillingdon Autistic Care and Support www.hacs.org.uk on Saturday October 11th. The event is to be a Stars in their Eyes night. They are of course looking for as many people as possible to support this event and we are also looking for musicians/singers to represent St. Clarets on the night. If you are interested in going on as an act please contact either: Gillian (Ye Olde Crowne): 07594560125 or St. Clarets: 07502418820.

Irish in Britain are teaming up with Mind Yourself to raise money to support our Dementia and Mental health programmes through our All Ireland Run for your County. The event takes place on October 26th on Clapham Common and you can register at the following link bit.ly/RUN4CTY

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



September 15th 2014

Club notes

The senior season ended on Saturday when they were defeated by 1-9 to 0-13 by Moindearg. It wasn't the greatest season ever, but a big than you to the payers and management for their efforts. Onwards and upwards in 2015. As D-Ream put it ‐ things can only get better!

St Clarets Girls team took part in the Tara J French Girl's tournament on Saturday 13th Sept in Greenford. They won two out of their three group games to gain a place in the final of the cup versus Parnells. Oh what a final it was! Our girls, despite being a goal and a point down in the final minutes of the game, came back to score a goal and a point to level the game at full time, this sent the crowd on the side line delirious. The game went into extra-time and unfortunately we lost by one-point. Each and every girl played their hearts out for the team and battled for every ball, they were an absolute credit to not only the club and mentors but to their parents as well. We would like to thank each and everyone of them for their efforts today and big thank you to their parents for taking the day out to support their child. Don't worry girls our day will come!!
Players were: Kira Hedger (Capt), Leona Enright, Sabina Reddin, Lily McNulty, Tara Sheridan, Chloe Enright, Leah Higgins, Megan Jarratt and Ciara Hession.

Date for the diary: The club's annual dinner dance will take place on Saturday November 1st at West Middlesex Golf Club. More details next week.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



September 8th 2014

Club notes

The seniors received a walk over in their Mullarkey Cup game last weekend against Shalloe Pearse. They now face Moindearg on Saturday September 13th at Greenford in the semi-final. Throw in 4.30pm.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


September 1st 2014

Club notes

The London born players lost against Harlesden Harps in the inaugural Home Grown Competition at the weekend by 5-10 to 0-11. It was good to see a few old faces like Dermot Wallace, Paul Myers and Colm Lynott making an appearance.

There is a senior game scheduled for next Saturday September 6th at Greenford against Shalloe Pearse in the Mullarkey Cup. Throw in 3pm.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



August 24th 2014

Club notes

There is no senior game this weekend.

The club is planning to enter the Home Grown competition in Britain in September, which should give the local born players the perfect opportunity to demonstrate their skills. More details to follow.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


August 17th 2014

Club notes

There is no senior game this weekend.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


August 10th 2014

Club notes

There is no senior game this weekend.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


August 3rd 2014

Club notes

Congratulations to up and coming players Shane Buckley and Joe Dyson who are both celebrating their 18th birthdays this week.

There is no senior game this weekend.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


July 28th 2014

Club notes

The seniors play their final Junior Championship group game on Sunday against Crawley & Brigton Gaels at Greenford. Throw in at 3pm.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 &U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


July 21st 2014

Club notes

The seniors lost to Thomas McCurtains in the second round of the Junior Football Championship on Sunday by 1-4 to 1-8. There is no official senior match this weekend.

Congratulations to St Clarets players Lorcan Comer, Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty, Aidan Bradshaw, Conor Bradshaw and Ryan O Connell on helping London win the Provincial Championship against Lancashire in Birmingham during the week.

Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes, sponsors of our minor team, are hosting a Family Day and BBQ on 26th July, starting at 2 pm. All families are welcome.

For information about the club's U10, U12 & U14 teams please contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072. Any queries about our U16 & U18 teams should be directed to Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


London Minors 2014

London Minors  2014

July 19th 2014

Social notice

Our minor team sponsor, Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes is hosting a special Family Day event on July 26th from 2pm. Why not pop along and enjoy what's on offer.

Ye Olde Crowne 2014

July 16th 2014

ABC Games

It's been another super successful year for St Clarets at the ABC Games in Greenford. Here's a snapshot of how our teams got on.

St Clarets were represented at the All Britain Championships by our girl's team, who took part in the Ladies Football development day, also by our U12s, who played 6 games in total and narrowly lost the Plate Final for the second year in a row.

On Sunday our U14s took to the field and were also defeated in the Plate Final. A big thank you to all our players for your effort and sportsmanship on and off the field, you are great credit to the club.

Also a massive thank you to all our parents who took the time out to attend and support us at this event, which has now become a very important part of the Youth Gaelic calendar.

The St Clarets teams were: Girls ‐ Ciara Hession, Tara Sheridan, Leah Higgins, Leona Enright, Lily McNulty & Chloe Enright.

U12s ‐ Cormac Sibley, Liam Hession, Aaron Myers, Jack Do Rosario, Joshua Dwyer, Tommy Naughton, Sean Alexander, Reece Connolly, Joey Holden, Joseph Hedger, Thomas Do Rosario.

U14s ‐ Aaron Myers, Michael Myers, Charlie Nicholson, Oisin Murphy, Michael O'Shea, Jonathan Wickham, Joseph Deveureux, Niall Bradshaw, Alvin Maher, Kyle King, Liam Hession.


In the minor competition we were drawn in a group of six, losing our first game to Tir Chonaill Gaels, followed by four consecutive wins to finish second in the group and qualify for the semi-final.

In the semi-final, we played the winners of the other group and got through to the final to play Tir Chonaill Gaels again! The game was a draw at full-time and again after extra time and we proceeded to a three-penalty shoot out which we won 3-1 thanks to a fantastic save by Ryan O'Connell who also stepped up to follow Lorcan Comer and Jordan McGirr to score the decisive penalty.

Congratulations to our squad for the day:- Alfie McNulty (capt.), Shane Buckley, Ryan O'Connell, Lorcan Comer, Conor Devereux, Shane O'Hare, Joe Dyson, Aidan Bradshaw, Conor Bradshaw and Jordan McGirr.

Big thanks to all our supporters, including many of the U14 players and parents who stayed on to support us in the final.

Also, thank you to the ABC Committee for a fantastic, well-organised day.


The seniors face Thomas McCurtains in the second round of the Junior Football Championship on Sunday July 20th at Greenford. Throw in 1.30pm.

Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes, sponsors of our minor team, are hosting a Family Day and BBQ on 26th July, starting at 2 pm. All families are welcome.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



Click on image to open slideshow of photos from the ABC Games in 2014

ABC 2014      


July 9th 2014

ABC Games

Just a note about the ABC Games this weekend.

Here are the details:

3rd Annual All Britain Competitions (ABC)

The All Britain Competitions will be held this weekend Friday 11th of July to Sunday 13th of July at Tir Chonaill Gaels GAA Grounds, Greenford, London, UB6 0NZ.

Please remember that children must wear their mouth guards during their games and bring plenty of water to drink and sun cream for your children to ensure their safety at all times.

On Friday the 11th, Primary Schools Football will commence at 10:30am and U8 & U10 Football will commence at 3:00pm.

On Saturday the 12th, Ladies Football and U12 & U16 Boys Football will commence at approximately 11:00am.

On Sunday 13th, Hurling, Camogie and U14 & U18 Boys Football will commence at approximately 11:00am.

The finishing times on each day will be determined by the level of entries. We will endeavour, where possible, to produce the most time efficient fixture list for clubs to allow for minimum waiting times between games.

World Record Attempt - Friday 11th July - 16:45 - 20.30.

On Friday 11th July at 16.45pm -20.30pm an attempt will be made to break the world record for the most amount of players in a Gaelic Football match in conjunction with the ABC's . Upon arrival players will sign their name beside a number, and collect a ticket with that number on it. They will then filter onto the pitch for a ten minute participation, before being substituted, registering their time in and out.

We would request all of our club members and friends to make an effort and come along to TCG Club in Greenford UB6 0NZ on Friday evening and be part of a unique opportunity at The Guinness World Record attempt. Breaking this record would be a huge statement for the Irish community in Britain and abroad so please come along support it and and be a part of it. Thanks a million for your continued support.

Good luck to all the St Clarets players taking part and we hope the club can enjoy as much success on the field as it did last year.



July 6th 2014

Club notes

The seniors lost their opening Junior Championship game to Moindearg on Sunday evening at Ruislip by 0-8 to 1-17. There is no official senior game this coming week.

Our U12s and U10s team took part in the Parnells tournament on Sunday in Stanmore. A great display of football was provided by everyone involved and we would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who took the time to travel to the tournament to represent the club. The U12s players included: Aaron Myers, Tommy Naughton, Joshua Dwyer, Thomas Do Rosario, Jack Do Rosario, Reece Connolly, Cormac Sibley, Oisin Murphy, Joey Holden & Liam Hession. Our U10 players were Joseph Hedger, Sean Comer, Matthew Keane, Richard Devereux & Aidan Beatie.

St Clarets Under 10s and 12s at Parnells

St Clarets Under 10s and 12s at Parnells

Huge congratulations to former player Ger O'Sullivan and his wife Anna on the birth of their son Jack last week.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


June 30th 2014

Club notes

The seniors defeated Shalloe Pearse in the league by 4-14 to 1-10 at the weekend. Their next match is on Sunday July 6th against Moindearg in the Junior Football Championship. Throw-in is at 6pm in Ruislip.

The minor team received a walk-over from Thomas McCurtains last Friday in the Championship. Their next game is scheduled for Wednesday July 2nd against either Parnells or St Kiernans. We will email details when we receive them.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the clubapos;s U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


June 23rd 2014

Club notes

The seniors lost this weekend against Garryowen in the league at Ruislip by 2-10 to 1-17. The next senior game is on Saturday 28th against Shalloe Pearse at Greenford. Throw-in 6pm.

The minor team play Thomas McCurtains this Friday in the Championship at Greenford throw-in 7pm.

Thank you to everyone who supported the club's annual Golf Day last week, either by playing, sponsoring a hole or attending the evening function. Full results will be displayed on the club's website in the coming days.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


June 16th 2014

Club notes

The seniors had two games last week. They lost by a point against Thomas McCurtains on Thursday with a scoreline of 3-7 to 2-11 and then recorded a comfortable 4-18 to 0-6 win over Crawley & Brighton Gaels on Sunday.

The senior's next game is on Saturday June 21st against Garryowen in the league at Ruislip. Throw-in 3pm.

The club's annual Golf Day will take place on Friday June 20th at Pinner Hill Golf Club. Please contact a member of the committee for further details about entry and sponsorship.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



June 9th 2014

Club notes

The seniors have two games this week. The first is against Thomas McCurtains on Thursday June 12th at Ruislip. Throw-in 7.30pm. They then play Crawley & Brighton Gaels on Sunday June 15th at Greenford. Throw in 1.30pm.

The club's annual Golf Day will take place on Friday June 20th at Pinner Hill Golf Club. Please contact a member of the committee for further details about entry and sponsorship.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



June 2nd 2014

Club notes

The seniors lost to Eire Og in the league on Saturday by 3-14 to 1-12. Their next game is against Thomas McCurtains on Thursday June 12th at Ruislip. Throw-in 7.30pm.

The funeral Mass for our recently deceased Honorary Life President Danny Collins will take place on Thursday 5th June at 12.15pm in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Botwell Lane, Hayes.

The club's annual Golf Day will take place on Friday June 20th at Pinner Hill Golf Club. Please contact a member of the committee for further details about entry and sponsorship.

The following out the club's fixtures for the 2014 London Junior Football Championship:

Round 1.
Sunday 6th July
St Clarets v Moindearg

Round 2.
Saturday 19th July
St Clarets v Thomas McCurtains

Round 3.
Sunday 3rd August
Crawley and Brighton Gaels v St Clarets

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


May 28th 2014

New jerseys

A huge thanks to the management and staff of both Ye Olde Crowne, Uxbridge Road, Hayes and The Brook House, Kingshill Ave, Hayes for their generous sponsorship of a new set of jerseys for the club's minor team. In the pictures Mark Mealey, manager of Ye Olde Crowne is seen presenting the jerseys to the club.

Ye Olde Crowne Ye Olde Crowne

May 27th 2014

Danny Collins RIP

The committee of St Clarets GFC would like to extend their condolences to the family of Danny Collins, who passed away yesterday after a period of illness. Danny was a founding member of St Clarets and also Honarary Life President of the club.

We will make details of funeral arrangements known in the coming days.

May he rest in peace.

Danny Collins

May 26th 2014

Club notes

Thank you to everyone who supported our Race Night on Saturday and thanks also to Ye Olde Crowne in Hayes for the sponsorship of a new set of jerseys for the minor team.

The seniors play Eire Og in the league on Saturday May 31st at 4.30pm in Greenford.

The club's annual Golf Day will take place on Friday June 20th at Pinner Hill Golf Club. Please contact a member of the committee for further details about entry and sponsorship.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



May 19th 2014

Club notes

The funeral of club stalwart Jim O'Regan takes place this Tuesday May 20th at St Raphael's Catholic Church, off Kingshill Ave in Northolt at 10.30am.

The club is holding an important fundraising night on Saturday May 24th at Ye Olde Crowne on Uxbridge Road in Hayes. Race cards are available from club members soon. Race sponsorship is £20 per race and the cost of each horse is £5 The senior suffered two defeats during the week in the league, losing to Moindearg on Wednesday evening and Tir Chonaill Gaels on Sunday.

There is no senior match this weekend due to the Connacht Championship game in Ruislip.

The County Board have asked St Clarets to provide 5 stewards for the match. There will be a meeting on Wednesday the 21st May in Ruislip at 7:30pm for all match day stewards for the Connacht Championship. Please let John Kelly know if you can do this and he'll pass your name on to the county secretary. John' number is 07884 473672. Additionally, there will be absolutely no car parking available in Ruislip the day of the game. Patrons are encouraged to use public transport.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com .


May 14th 2014

Funeral of Jim O'Regan

The family of Jim O’Regan have asked us to advise our members that Jim’s funeral Mass will take place in St Raphaels Church, Ayles Road, Yeading, Middlesex on Tuesday May 20th at 10.30am.



May 13th 2014

Club notes

St Clarets Race Night



May 12th 2014

Club notes

The committee and members of St Clarets GFC would like to pass on their sincere condolences to the family and friends of club stalwart Jim O'Regan who passed away at the weekend after a period of illness. For almost forty years Jim was a tireless and dedicated servant of the club. He will be greatly missed. Details of Jim's funeral will be made known as soon as the arrangements are finalised. May he rest in peace.

The senior's re-arranged league game against Moindearg takes place at Greenford this Wednesday May 14th. All players to be at the ground for 6.30pm sharp. The seniors have their second league match of the season on Sunday May 18th against Tir Chonaill Gaels at Greenford. Throw in 4.30pm

The club is holding an important fundraising night on Saturday May 24th at Ye Olde Crowne on Uxbridge Road in Hayes. Race cards are available from club members soon. Race sponsorship is £20 per race and the cost of each horse is £5

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


May 5th 2014

Club notes

The seniors begin their League campaign for 2014 against Moindearg at Ruislip on Sunday May 11th. Throw in 4.30pm.

The club is holding an important fundraising night on Saturday May 24th at Ye Olde Crowne on Uxbridge Road in Hayes. Race cards will be available from club members soon. Race sponsorship is £20 per race and the cost of each horse is £5.

The London county football and hurling teams are holding a pre-Championship open evening on Thursday May 8th at Ruislip. All county supporters are welcome to attend.

The London County Board are running a Hurling Day for youth players on Saturday, May 24th in Ruislip from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. Youngsters who are interested in hurling (regardless of their experience) are invited. More details from Lloyd Colfer on 078 72600073.

There will be a course in the use of defibrillator/basic first aid held in Ruislip on Wed 7th May at 7.30pm. This course takes approx. two hours and all interested members are invited.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



April 29th 2014

Club notes

There is no official senior fixture this weekend as it is a bank holiday, but players need to be ready for the start of the league the following week.

The London county football and hurling teams are holding a pre-Championship open evening on Thursday May 8th at Ruislip. All county supporters are welcome to attend and take the opportunity to meet the players and management. The evening runs between 6.30pm and 9pm.

The London County Board are running a Hurling Day for youth players on Saturday, May 24th in Emerald Grounds in Ruislip (HA4 6QX) from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. There will be qualified coaches coming over from Ireland for the day to work with any youngsters who are interested in Hurling (regardless of their experience). More details from Lloyd Colfer on 078 72600073.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s is on Tuesdays in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


April 20th 2014

Club notes

There is no official senior fixture this weekend, but players will be made aware of any arrangements in place for a challenge game at training during the week.

The London county football and hurling teams are holding a pre-Championship open evening on Thursday May 8th at Ruislip. All county supporters are welcome to attend and take the opportunity to meet the players and management. The evening runs between 6.30pm and 9pm.

Training for the club's U16s and 18s resumes this Tuesday 22nd April in Kingshill Ave at 7pm. Any queries please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s continues on Wednesday at 7pm. Training is at the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


April 13th 2014

Club notes

The seniors exited the McArdle Cup last Sunday at the semi-final stage, losing 2-7 to 2-10 against Tir Chonaill Gaels.

There is no match this Sunday as it is Easter Sunday.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s starts back this Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 7pm. Training will be held in the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Martin Hession on 07973 733072.

For all matters relating to the club's older youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

April 6th 2014

Club notes

The seniors defeated Eire Og in the McArdle Cup last Saturday by 0-13 to 2-6. Well done on the victory and they now face Tir Chonaill Gaels in the semi-final of the competition this Sunday April 13th at Greenford. Throw in 1pm. Extra time will be played if necessary.

The London GAA is running a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Sunday, April 13th in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip. For more information contact Lloyd Colfer, London's Community Development Administrator on 078 72600073.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s starts back on Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 7pm. Training will be held in the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Marie Hession on 07973 733072.

For all matters relating to the club's older youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


March 30th 2014

Club notes

The seniors received a walk-over last weekend against Crawley / Brighton Gaels in the McArdle Cup.

The senior's next fixture is on Saturday, April 5th when they face Eire Og in the McArdle Cup at Greenford. Throw in 2.30pm.

All players are reminded that the wearing of mouthguards during all games and training sessions at all levels is compulsory this year. No mouthguard ‐ no football and even more importantly ‐ no insurance.

The London GAA is running a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Sunday, April 13th in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip. For more information contact Lloyd Colfer, London's Community Development Administrator on 078 72600073.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s starts back on Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 7pm. Training will be held in the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Marie Hession on 07973 733072.

For all matters relating to the club's older youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


March 23rd 2014

Club notes

The seniors lost their opening game of the season last Sunday when they went down 0-6 to 4-8 against Moindearg in the McArdle Cup.

The senior's next fixture is on Sunday, March 30th when they face Crawley / Brighton Gaels in the McArdle Cup at Greenford. Throw in 3.30pm.

All players are reminded that the wearing of mouthguards in all games at all levels is compulsory this year. No mouthguard, no game.

Training for U10s, 12s and 14s starts back on Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 7pm. Training will be held in the usual place at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, everyone is welcome. For more information contact Marie Hession on 07973 733072.

For all matters relating to the club's older youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


March 16th 2014

Club notes

The seniors have their first fixture of the year this Sunday, March 23rd when they face Moindearg in the McArdle Cup at Greenford. Throw in 3.30pm.

All players are reminded that the wearing of mouthguards in all games at all levels is compulsory this year. No mouthguard, no game.

This year the club will be fielding youth teams at all grades: U-10, U-12, U-14, U16 & U-18. For information on our club's U-10, U-12 & U-14 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com



March 9th 2014 2014

Club notes

The club held its AGM on Sunday and the following officers have been appointed for 2014.

Honorary Life President: Rose McCarthy, Danny Collins
Club Presidents: Mick Keane, Brendan Sherry
Vice Presidents: Mick O&aapos;Shea, Kevin Lynott, Brendan Curran, Charlie McAvoy, Jim Reagan, John Marron, Liam Toohey
Chairman: John Kelly
Vice Chairman: Mick Keane
Secretary: Steven Sherry
Ass. Secretary: Aidan Donaghy
Treasurer: Marie Hession
Ass Treasurer: Jacinta Buckley
Registrar: Teresa Kelly
PRO Committee: Mick Joyce, Gary Wynne, Eamonn Colleran, Paddy Donaghy, Theresa Lynott, Jacinta Buckley, Shiela Bradshaw, Joann Henderson, Teresa Kelly, John Collins.
Youth Officers / Minor Board delegates: Denis McCarthy, Colm Lynott
Child Protection Officer: Theresa Lynott
County Board Delegates: Bill Callaghan, John Kelly
County Board referee: Denis McCarthy
Social Committee: Mick Joyce, Paddy Donaghy, Theresa Lynott, Jacinta Buckley, Shiela Bradshaw, Joann Henderson, Marie Hession, Teresa Kelly.

For information on our club's under-10, under-12 and under-14 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


March 2nd 2014 2014

Club notes

The club's AGM takes place this Sunday, March 9th at the Brooke House Pub, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 3.30pm. It is vitally important that the club starts the year with a strong AGM, so all players, members and interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Details for Gaelic season 2014 for players in grades under 14 and below. We intend to field the following teams this season:
Under 10s and younger.
Under 12s ‐ children aged 11 and below on 1st Jan 2014.
Under 14s ‐ children aged 13 and below on 1st Jan 2014 (this will include all children that are overage for U12 from last season plus any new players they can bring along or previous players that have left the club and would like to return).
All boys and girls welcome. We would look to start back training around mid-April, keeping to a Wednesday evening, dates to be confirmed nearer the time. Martin and Denis are looking forward to seeing you all back again this season.

Details on older age groups will follow in the coming weeks.
For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


February 23rd 2014

Club notes

The county board are due to issue the master fixtures list at the start of February. We can request two free weekends and this has to be submitted before the start of March. Any requests please submit to John Kelly or Steven Sherry.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


February 16th 2014

Club notes

The county board are due to issue the master fixtures list at the start of February. We can request two free weekends and this has to be submitted before the start of March. Any requests please submit to John Kelly or Steven Sherry.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


February 9th 2014

Club notes

The county board are due to issue the master fixtures list at the start of February. We can request two free weekends and this has to be submitted before the start of March. Any requests please submit to John Kelly or Steven Sherry.

The Lynott brothers would like to inform all club members that their traditional Premier League celebration party has been cancelled for 2014 and is not expected to be resumed again until around about 2035.

Coaching courses

Please see the note below from the London County Board.
We are running two Gaelic Football Coaching Courses in the coming weeks. Firstly, there will be a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Sunday, February 16th in Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Greenford.
Then, we will be running a Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 Sundays: March 9th, 23rd, 30th and April 13th all of which will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.
The Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each Club.
The Courses will run from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm ‐ lunch is provided.
There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear & footwear.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.
Finally, I would urge as many of you as possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA.
Please contact:
Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator
London G.A.A
078 72600073

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


February 2nd 2014

Club notes

The county board are due to issue the master fixtures list at the start of February. We can request two free weekends and this has to be submitted before the start of March. Any requests please submit to John Kelly or Steven Sherry.

Congratulations to veteran Patrick Lynott who turned 35 last week and celebrated by doing the Poznan in honour of his favourite football team.

Coaching courses

Please see the note below from the London County Board.
We are running two Gaelic Football Coaching Courses in the coming weeks. Firstly, there will be a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Sunday, February 16th in Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Greenford.
Then, we will be running a Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 Sundays: March 9th, 23rd, 30th and April 13th all of which will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.
The Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each Club.
The Courses will run from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm ‐ lunch is provided.
There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear & footwear.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.
Finally, I would urge as many of you as possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA.
Please contact:
Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator
London G.A.A
078 72600073

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


January 26th 2014

Club notes

The London County Board Dinner Dance is on February 15th in the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood. The event is black tie, with tickets available for £60 per person. A table of 12 people is available for £700. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket or a table please contact John Kelly on 07884 473672.

The county board are due to issue the master fixtures list at the start of February. We can request two free weekends and this has to be submitted before the start of March. Any requests please submit to John Kelly or Steven Sherry.

Coaching courses

Please see the note below from the London County Board.
We are running two Gaelic Football Coaching Courses in the coming weeks. Firstly, there will be a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Sunday, February 16th in Tir Chonaill Gaels Grounds, Greenford.
Then, we will be running a Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 Sundays: March 9th, 23rd, 30th and April 13th all of which will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip.
The Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each Club.
The Courses will run from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm ‐ lunch is provided.
There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear & footwear.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.
Finally, I would urge as many of you as possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA.
Please contact:
Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator
London G.A.A
078 72600073

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


January 19th 2014

Club notes

The London County Board Dinner Dance is on February 15th in the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood. The event is black tie, with tickets available for £60 per person. A table of 12 people is available for £700. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket or a table please contact John Kelly on 07884 473672..

All players, both senior and youth are reminded that it is now compulsory to wear a mouth guard when playing any GAA match. Please ensure you have one by the start of the training season.

The county board are due to issue the master fixtures list at the start of February. We can request two free weekends and this has to be submitted before the start of March. Any requests please submit to John Kelly or Steven Sherry.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

January 12th 2014

Club notes

The London County Board Dinner Dance is on February 15th in the Crown Moran Hotel, Cricklewood. The event is black tie, with tickets available for £60 per person. A table of 12 people is available for £700.
If you are interested in purchasing a ticket or a table please contact John Kelly on 07884 473672.

An official GAA handout documenting the recent rule changes is now available. Contact the club via stclarets@hotmail.com for a copy or ask a committee member. Hopefully it will be of some use to club members and help to explain some of the new initiatives.

All players, both senior and youth are reminded that it is now compulsory to wear a mouth guard when playing any GAA match. Please ensure you have one by the start of the training season. There are details at the top iof this page regarding these regulations.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

December 9th 2013

Club notes

Thank you to everyone who attended the club's dinner dance on Saturday and helped to make the night such a success. Congratulations to the following: Shane Buckley ‐ Young Player of the Year; Ricky Daly ‐ Player of the Year; and Paddy Donaghy ‐ Clubman of the Year.
During the evening Danny Collins and Mick O'Shea were joint recipients of the Denis McCarthy Shield for their services to the club, while Rose McCarthy received a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.

The funeral arrangements for Sue Myers, mother of Paul Myers, are as follows: Funeral Mass at Botwell Church, Hayes on Wednesday December 11th at 12.15pm, followed by burial at Greenford Cemetery.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

December 2nd 2013

Club notes

The club's dinner dance takes place at Uxbridge Golf Club this Saturday. We look forward to rounding off the year in typical St Clarets fashion.

The committee and members of St Clarets would like to extend their sincere condolences to player Paul Meyers and his family on the sad passing of his mother Sue last week. Funeral arrangements are as follow: Funeral Mass at Botwell Church, Hayes on Wednesday December 11th at 12.15pm, followed by burial at Greenford Cemetery.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

November 25th 2013

Club notes

Last call for tickets for the club's dinner dance on December 7th at Uxbridge Golf Club. There are only a few tickets remaining. Music by The Craicheads. Tickets are £30.00 and are available now from committee members. Payment is also due on any tickets already booked. You can email us on stclarets@hotmail.com for payment details.

The GAA season tickets are now available which will grant you access to all National League games in your chosen code, the All Ireland Club Finals in Croke Park on March 17th and also your county's opening Championship fixture in your chosen code in 2014. The price of these tickets are €85.00 per adult and are €10.00 for under-16s. Further details from John Kelly.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

November 20th 2013

Dinner dance

The St Clarets Dinner Dance is being held on Saturday 7th Dec in the Uxbridge Golf Club. Places at the Dinner Dance are selling quickly therefore if you have still not made up your mind as to whether you would like to attend or not please do so and get your names to us at stclarets@hotmail.com. As things stand at the moment we are down to our last 10 places!

For those of you that have confirmed your place but have not yet got round to paying for your ticket, we would ask that you do this within the next week. As numbers are now getting tight, places will only be secure if payment has been received. Again contact us on stclarets@hotmail.com and we will provide you with the details of how to make payment.

 

November 19th 2013

Club notes

The club's dinner dance has been set for December 7th at Uxbridge Golf Club. Music is by The Craicheads. Tickets are £30.00 and are available now from committee members.

The London County Board are holding a special end of year function to celebrate the success of the County Hurling and Football teams in 2013 at Ruislip GAA Club on Saturday 23rd November. Door opens at 8pm and admission is £10.00. You can pay at the door and a buffet will be provided.

GAA season tickets are now available which will grant you access to all National League games in your chosen code, the All Ireland Club Finals in Croke Park on March 17th and also your county's opening Championship fixture in your chosen code in 2014. The price of these tickets are €85.00 per adult and are €10.00 for under-16s. Further details from John Kelly.

The County Board are planning a 2014 calendar in aid of the training fund for the county teams. The closing date for advertisement for this calendar is November 18th. Anyone wishing to know more please contact John Kelly.

On Sunday 24th November the Annual Sean Gael Dinner will be held in Ruislip and clubs have been requested to submit names for the function as soon as possible to the County Secretary or to members of the Sean Gael Committee ‐ Dermot O'Brien, Packie Hughes, Frank Redican or Pa McAvinue.

The Provincial Council will be holding a Football Referee Training Day on Saturday December 7th in Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham, beginning at 1pm. New rules surrounding the introduction of the black card will feature prominently, and it is of the utmost importance that all those interested in refereeing in 2014 are in attendance. There will be two tutors travelling from Ireland to give the course, and it is very important that it is well attended, so please inform all referees in your County. Food will be provided in the clubhouse following the course.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

November 12th 2013

Club notes

The club's dinner dance has been set for December 7th at Uxbridge Golf Club. Music is by The Craicheads. Tickets are £30.00 and are available now from committee members.

The London County Board are holding a special end of year function to celebrate the success of the County Hurling and Football teams in 2013 at Ruislip GAA Club on Saturday 23rd November. Door opens at 8pm and admission is £10.00. You can pay at the door and a buffet will be provided.

On Sunday 24th November the Annual Sean Gael Dinner will be held in Ruislip and clubs have been requested to submit names for the function as soon as possible to the County Secretary or to members of the Sean Gael Committee ‐ Dermot O'Brien, Packie Hughes, Frank Redican or Pa McAvinue.

The Provincial Council will be holding a Football Referee Training Day on Saturday December 7th in Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham, beginning at 1pm. New rules surrounding the introduction of the black card will feature prominently, and it is of the utmost importance that all those interested in refereeing in 2014 are in attendance.
There will be two tutors travelling from Ireland to give the course, and it is very important that it is well attended, so please inform all referees in your County.
Food will be provided in the clubhouse following the course.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


 

November 5th 2013

Club notes

The club's dinner dance has been set for December 7th at Uxbridge Golf Club. Music is by The Craicheads. Tickets are £30.00 and are available now from committee members.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


 

October 27th 2013

Club notes

Congratulations to St Clarets players Dylan Buckley, Shane Buckley, Shane O'Hare, Lorcan Comer, Alfie McNulty Joe O'Sullivan and Ryan O'Connell who helped Brother Ciarans to win the London Minor Championship yesterday.

The club's dinner dance has been set for December 7th at Uxbridge Golf Club. Music is by The Craicheads. Tickets are £30.00 and are available now from committee members.

London GAA are running two Gaelic Football Coaching Courses in the months of November and December.
Firstly, there will be a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Sunday, November 10th. Then, we will be running a Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 consecutive Sundays: November 17th and 24th, and December 1st and 8th.
The Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each club.
The Courses will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip and run from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm; lunch is provided. There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.
Finally, I would urge as many of you as possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA. More details available from London Games Development Officer Lloyd Colfer on 078 72600073 or email on lloyd.colfer.cda.london@gaa.ie
This is a great opportunity for club members to start to develop their coaching skills or alternatively further the knowledge they already have. In the past the club has often failed to make use of these opportunities, so hopefully we can change that this time around.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


 

October 20th 2013

Club notes

The club's dinner dance has been set for December 7th at Uxbridge Golf Club. Music is by The Craicheads. Tickets are £30.00 and are available now from committee members.

Several St Clarets players will be assisting St Kiernans in the Minor County Final against Tir Chonaill Gaels on Sunday in Ruislip ahead of the senior final. Throw-in 12.30pm. Good luck to the players involved.

London GAA are running two Gaelic Football Coaching Courses in the months of November and December.
Firstly, there will be a Foundation Level Gaelic Football Coaching Course on Sunday, November 10th. Then, we will be running a Level One Gaelic Football Coaching Course over 4 consecutive Sundays: November 17th and 24th, and December 1st and 8th.
The Courses are limited to 25 people and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 5 nominations from each club.
The Courses will be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip and run from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour Lunch Break at 1 pm; lunch is provided. There will theory based work and practical work involved on the Course so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.
Finally, I would urge as many of you as possible to please take up this opportunity to further your coaching education which can only benefit your Club and London GAA. More details available from London Games Development Officer Lloyd Colfer on 078 72600073 or email on lloyd.colfer.cda.london@gaa.ie
This is a great opportunity for club members to start to develop their coaching skills or alternatively further the knowledge they already have. In the past the club has often failed to make use of these opportunities, so hopefully we can change that this time around.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


 

October 13th 2013

Club notes

Thank you to all the players and parents who turned out for the Youth Presentation night, enabling a very successful evening. Congratulations to under 16 players Dylan Kearney and Conor Bradshaw on receiving the Manager's Player of the Year Award and to Lorcan Comer who received the Players' Player Award. A special thanks to John and Teresa Kelly and the senior team players who came along to support the evening, it was much appreciated. If anyone has any photos from the evening the would like to share, please send them to stclarets@hotmail.com

The seniors lost in the vital IFC Relegation play-off against Harlesden Harps last Saturday by 2-9 to 2-12. Next year we will be playing in the Junior Football Championship.

The club's dinner dance has been set for December 7th at Uxbridge Rugby Club. Music is by The Craicheads. Tickets are £30.00 and are available now from committee members.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com


 

October 6th 2013

Club notes

The youth presentation night has been arranged for this Saturday 12th October from 8pm at Tir Chonaill Gaels, Greenford. Entrance is £5 per family. All welcome. This has been an incredibly successful and productive year for the club at youth level so it would be fantastic to see the efforts of all those involved acknowledged with a large turn out at their presentation evening.

The seniors lost in the league last Sunday against Garryowen by 0-11 to 1-14.

Next Saturday, October 12th the seniors face Harlesden Harps at Ruislip in the vital Intermediate Championship relegation play-off. Throw-in is at 4.45pm. All support would be greatly appreciated.

The club's dinner dance has been set for December 7th. More details in the coming weeks.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

September 30th 2013

Club notes

Congratulations to our Under 16 team who defeated Dulwich Gaels 3-8 to 4-3 to retain the Under 16 League title on Saturday, and in doing so, claim a memorable League and Championship double. Well done lads and a huge thanks to all the coaches and parents who have assisted us with this team this year. That wraps up the Under 16 playing activity for 2013.

St Clarets Under 16s Sept 2013

St Clarets U12s team took part in the St Kiernans Tournament on Saturday 28th September. The lads did themselves proud. For some of the lads this was their last game at U12 level and we wish them luck as they move onto U14. Thanks for all the parents who made the effort to get the lads there. As this was the last game of the season thanks for all your efforts throughout the year and we'll see you all at the Youth Presentation evening on 12th Oct 2013.

The players representing St Clarets on Saturday were: Aaron Myers, Oisin Murphy, Kyle King, Alvin Maher, Callum Monaghan, Michael O'Shea, Szymek Reddin, Michael Myers, Liam Hession, Niall Bradshaw, Milo McNulty and of course Mila our mascot.

St Clarets Under 12s Sept 2013

We would like to send our get well wishes to Jack Da Rosario, who missed the tournament due to illness. Also a mention for Oisin Murphy who broke his thumb on Saturday and bravely played on.

The seniors resume their games on Sunday October 6th when they face Garryowen in the League at Greenford. Throw in 1pm. Having gone several weeks without a game this is a vitally important fixture for the club as we continue our push for promotion.

The London County Board monthly draw will be starting again in October and the club has an obligation to sell at least 20 of these £120 annual tickets, which can be bought by individuals or as a syndicate. If we fail to sell fewer than the 20 required, the club must pay for the remainder out of our own funds. If we sell more, the club generates an income. It is vital that we meet and hopefully exceed our quota. The monthly prizes are as follows: £1000, £500, £250, £250, £100, £100.
If anyone is interested in purchasing a ticket please contact our Club Treasurer, Marie Hession at m_hession@hotmail.com The youth presentation night has been arranged for Saturday 12th October from 8pm at Tir Chonaill Gaels, Greenford. All welcome. This has been an incredibly successful and productive year for the club at youth level so it would be fantastic to see the efforts of all those involved acknowledged with a large turn out at their presentation evening.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

September 23rd 2013

Club notes

There is no senior match this week but remember we still have a vital relegation play-off in the pipe-line.

The St Clarets U10s team took part in the St Kiernans James O'Brien Day on Sat 21st Sept. They gave a great display of football and team spirit and were unfortunate to lose in the semi-final of the Shield by 1-point. The players that took part were: Aaron Myers, Liam Hession, Leah Higgins, Chloe Enright, Sabina Reddin, Joseph Hedger, Thomas Da Rosario and Tommy Naughton. We would like to thank all the parents and children who took part on Saturday, this was the last U10 game of the season and the players did themselves proud.

This Wednesday 25th September will be the last U10s and U12s training session for the season.

U12s team will be attending the St Kiernans tournament in Mill Hill this Saturday 28th September. This will their last tournament of the season.

Our Under 16s play Dulwich Harps in the League Final on Saturday 28th September at 2pm, venue tbc. This game will conclude the 2013 season. In the meantime, training continues on Tuesday evenings at 6.45pm in Hayes.

London County Board Draw:
The County Board monthly draw will be starting again in October and the club has an obligation to sell at least 20 of these £120 annual tickets, which can be bought by individuals or as a syndicate. If we fail to sell fewer than the 20 required, the club must pay for the remainder out of our own funds. If we sell more, the club generates an income. It is vital that we meet and hopefully exceed our quota. The monthly prizes are as follows: £1000, £500, £250, £250, £100, £100.
From the 2012/13 draw we had the following wins:
July 2013 Prize money £250 ticket no. 481
May 2013 Prize money £1000 ticket no. 482
April 2013 Prize money £100 ticket no. 496
Sept 2012 Prize money £1000 ticket no. 483
If anyone is interested in purchasing a ticket please contact our Club Treasurer, Marie Hession at m_hession@hotmail.com

The youth presentation night has been arranged for Saturday 12th October from 8pm at Tir Chonaill Gaels, Greenford. All welcome. More details to follow.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

September 16th 2013

Club notes

There is no senior match this week due to the All Ireland Final, but training continues as usual. We have a couple of league games and one vital Championship match left, so a continued effort is essential.

There are a couple of tournaments remaining in 2013 at youth level. Our U10s play on Saturday 21st Sept in St Kiernan's, Mill Hill, throw-in time 12 noon, while our U12s play on Saturday 28th Sept in St Kiernan's, Mill Hill, throw-in time also 12 noon. The last training session for this season for the U10s and U12s will be on Wed 25th Sept 2013.

Our Under 16s defeated Parnells 0-07 to 0-03 in a re-arranged league game, shortened due to light, last Wednesday evening in Greenford. They now play Dulwich Harps in the League Final on Saturday 28th September at 2pm, venue tbc. This game will conclude the 2013 season. In the meantime, training continues on Tuesday evenings at 6.45pm in Hayes.

The youth presentation night has been arranged for Saturday 12th October from 8pm at Tir Chonaill Gaels, Greenford. All welcome. More details to follow.

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

 

September 9th 2013

Club notes

There is no senior match this week but training continues. We have a couple of league games and one vital Championship match left, so a continued effort is essential.

Congratulations to senior players Matt Healy and Luke Kelly who both celebrated their 21st birthdays last week. Now, as per the agreement made with his father on the day he was born, Luke has to be out of the house by Friday! Meanwhile, Matt was surprised to find that his parents had bought him a one way ticket to Brisbane.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

 

September 2nd 2013

Club notes

There is no senior match this week but training continues on Tuesday at Hayes Rugby Club. Senior players are reminded that we still have one very important Senior Champiosnhip game to play, so your continued efforts are critical.

Congratulations to John and Rebecca McDermott on the birth of their daughter at the weekend.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our clu's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

 

August 26th 2013

Club notes

There is no senior match this week but training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club. We are awaiting the results of this weekend's Championship games before we know who we play in the next round.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.


 

August 19th 2013

Club notes

Well done to the seniors who defeated Eire Og 3-15 to 1-14 on Sunday to maintain their push for promotion.

There is no senior match this weekend due to the Bank Holiday.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

 

August 12th 2013

Club notes

There was disappointment for the seniors when they lost to Garryowen 3-11 to 2-10 in their final game in the group stages of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday. The result means they now face a relegation play-off in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, the seniors continue their league campaign when they play Eire Og on Sunday August 18th at 12pm in Greenford.

Hard luck to the St Clarets players who assisted Parnells in the Under 21 Final last week, which they lost 0-15 to 1-10. The St Clarets players involved were Matthew Healy, Conor Healy, Luke Kelly, Rory Mullane and Joe McCarthy.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

 

August 5th 2013

Club notes

The seniors face Garryowen at Greenford in their final game in the Intermediate Football Championship group stage on Saturday August 10th, throw-in 5pm.

Several St Clarets players will be assisting Parnells in the Under 21 Championship Final against Tir Chonaill Gaels at Ruislip on Wednesday evening, August 7th. Throw-in 7pm.

Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club's under-10 and under-12 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club's other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

 

July 29th 2013

Club notes

At the end of an incredibly busy weekend for the club, once again our youth team players stole the headlines. Congratulations to our Under-16s for winning the All Britain Competition at Greenford on Sunday. Two hard-fought days of football, which saw the side remain unbeaten throughout, culminated in a one-point win over Naomh Padraig of Leicester in the final. This success adds to the London title that this very talented team won the previous weekend. The players involved were Dillon Buckley, Conor Bradshaw, Andrew Furlong, Shane O'Hare, Marc Kilbane, Joe O'Sullivan, Dylan Kearney, Stephen Braybrook, Jordan McGirr, Conor Devereux, Sean Rushe and Colm Lynott.

There will be no Under 16 training over the summer holidays but the season will resume in September.

Our Under 10s played a total of six matches on Friday, winning three and losing three as the exhaustion began to take its toll as the day progressed. The three victories were as a result of the great effort these children have put in all season at training, where they have come on leaps and bounds, we are very proud of them. The players representing the club at the weekend were: Aaron Myers, Tommy Naughton, Nathan Kiernan, Thomas Do Rosario, Liam Hession, Sabina Reddin, Chloe Enright, Lily McNulty (plus of course, Mila our mascot).

Meanwhile, the club's Under 12s qualified for the Shield Final of their competition before being beaten by St Dympna's of Luton. The final and semi-final were played in severe weather conditions, but the lads battled on in the thunder, lightening and heavy rain to do St Clarets proud in an experience I'm sure they will never forget, and one that will stand us in good stead for the years ahead. Both the parents and players deserve great credit for sticking it out to the end, thank you to them all. A special mention to Oisin Murphy who celebrated his 11th birthday on Saturday and sacrificed his birthday celebration to take part with the team. The under-12 players at the weekend were: Aaron Myers, Kyle King, Jack Kiernan, Jack Do Rosario, Callum Monaghan, Michael Myers, Milo McNulty, Niall Bradshaw, Oisin Murphy, Liam Hession, Charlie Nicholson, Thomas Do Rosario, Szymon Reddin.

The club would like to extend a huge thank you to all the parents and mentors for devoting their entire weekend to enabling their kids to play in this brilliant event. Many thanks too to the organisers.

Well done to all the St Clarets members and players who participated in the World Record breaking attempt of the most people participating in one Gaelic football match. It was a great bit of fun enjoyed by all. The parents that took part were: Martin Hession, Marie Hession, Theresa Kiernan, Deidre Do Rosario, Mandy Naughton, Antionette McNulty, Lisa Enright and Danusia Reddin. The brothers and sisters were: Ciara Hession, Milo McNulty, Leona Enright, Szymon Reddin. We've been informed that if no-one breaks the record between now and Christmas that it will appear in the annual version of the Guinness Book of Records for 2013. A great day was had by all and we all came away as World Record Breakers (454 people took part, breaking the previous record of 399).

The seniors suffered their second one-point defeat in the Intermediate Championship last Sunday when they lost 4-6 to 2-13 against Tara, courtesy of a winning point with the last kick of the game for Tara.

Several St Clarets players will be assisting Parnells in the Under-21 Football Championship Final next Sunday at Ruislip. Throw-in 1.30pm. They face either St Kiernans or Tir Chonaill Gaels.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

Below are some images from the weekend's ABC Tournament at Greenford. Click on the images to enlarge.
 
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July 22nd 2013

Club notes

St Clarets Under 16s July 2013
The St Clarets team and managers after the final

St Clarets Under 16s July 2013
Captain Lorcan Comer receives the cup from Tony Griffin

St Clarets Under 16s July 2013
Dylan Kearney, Sean Rushe, Colm Lynott and Marc Kilbane after the game.

St Clarets Under 16s July 2013
Mick Buckley (coach), John Kelly (club chairman) and Colm Lynott (manager)
enjoy the victory.


St Clarets Under 16s July 2013
Joe O'Sullivan along with his sister after the game.

St Clarets Under 16s July 2013
The St Clarets mum's turned out in force.


Well done to the club's Under 16 team who won the Championship last Saturday when beating Dulwich Gaels 4-5 to 2-6. This is the first time since 1979 that the club have won this competition, so it's a very important moment. The St Clarets squad was: Luke Gavin, Conor Bradshaw, Shane O'Hare, Conor Devereux, Dillon Buckley, Joe O'Sullivan, Stephen Braybrook, Sean Rushe, Marc Kilbane, Aidan Bradshaw, Lawrence Artik, Lorcan Comer, Dylan Kearney, Jordan McGirr, Jack Twomey, Andrew Furlong, Niall Bradshaw and Colm Lynott. A big thank you to mentors Colm Lynott and Mick Buckley for their continued hard work with this group of players.

It's all go next weekend for the club's youth teams as they face into the ABC Games at Greenford. The Under 10s will be playing on Friday 26th July, starting at 1.30pm and our U12s and U16s will both be playing on Saturday 27th July, starting at 11 am. We wish all our team the very best of luck and here's hoping for two days of great fun and football. St Clarets Under 10s July 2013
The U10s and managers Martin Hession and Denis McCarthy (and mascot Mila of course)

St Clarets Under 10s July 2013
The players and parents after Sunday's games.

The club's U10s took part in a mini-league blitz at Tir Chonaill Gaels on Sunday. We had nine young members representing St Clarets today who gave a great display of football and this was a great warm up for next Friday's ABC competition. Thank you for all the parents for their support today and taking the time out to come and watch the children play. The players involved were: Aaron Myers, Tommy Naughton, Lilly McNulty, Thomas Do-Rosario, Chloe Enright, Sabina Reddin, Annabelle Frainer-Law, Nathan Kiernan and Liam Hession.

Congratulations to Shane Buckley and Alfie McNulty who represented the London Minor Team in their victory over Warwickshire in the U18 Provincial Championship Final last Saturday week in Birmingham.

The seniors kick back into action this Sunday with a crucially important Intermediate Championship match against Tara at Ruislip. Throw-in for that game is 1.30pm.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes contact either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

July 20th 2013

Champions

St Clarets Under 16s July 2013
Congratulations to the club's Under-16 team who won the county championship today with a 4-5 to 2-6 win over Dulwich Harps.

It's the first time the club since 1979 that the club has held this title.

Well done to Colm, Mick and all the players.

 

July 15th 2013

Club notes

St Clarets Girls Under 12s July 2013
St Clarets Girls Under 12s July 2013
The first ever St Clarets GFC girl's team, along with some parents, grandparents and Mila the new club mascot.

Hard luck to the seniors who were beaten 0-10 to 0-9 in the Intermediate Football Championships on Sunday evening against St Josephs.

Congratulations to our U16 team on their Championship win over Parnells last Thursday evening. They now play Round Towers in the semi-final this Wednesday July 17th in Greenford at 7.30pm. The final is scheduled to take place Saturday July 20th should they qualify.

Well done to the St Clarets players who represented North London in the U16 Provincial Championship final against Warwickshire last Saturday, narrowly losing by a single point.

Next Sunday 21st July our U10s team will be playing some league games at Tir Chonaill Gaels in Greenford. Prompt start of 11am and finish by 1pm so that everyone will get the chance to see London Vs Mayo game.

On Friday evening last we were invited down to Tir Chonaill Gaels in Greenford to play a challenge match against their girl’s team. This gave the girl members of our squads a chance to shine and an opportunity to get stuck in and show off their skills. We had 5 girls and 4 of them also brought along their brothers to help out (pictured). It was a great night of fun and the girls more than did themselves proud. Thanks to Tir Chonaill Gaels for the invite and for the parents who made the effort to get there. The players invovled were: Kira & Joseph Hedger, Ciara & Liam Hession, Lilly & Milo McNulty, Annabel, Sabina & Szymek Reddin Any members planning on having children in the next few years are asked to put orders in for girls as the club will be needing more of them over the coming years.

There is no senior game this weekend due to London’s game against Mayo in the Connacht Championship Final. Good luck to all involved in that game, especially our very own Tony Murphy.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes contact either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

July 8th 2013

Club notes

St Clarets Under 12s July 2013 St Clarets Under 12s July 2013

Pride of place this week goes to our Under-12 team who won the Plate competition at the Parnells Blitz competition last Saturday. Well done lads and a big thank you from Denis and Martin for all the support from the parents. The players involved were: Aaron Myers, Joseph Devereux, Kyle King, Oisin Murphy, Charlie Nicholson (Captain), Jack DaRosario, Michael O'Shea, Michael Myers, Thomas DaRosario, Jack Kiernan, Liam Hession, Niall Bradshaw, Milo McNulty.

The seniors recorded an important 1-16 to 3-6 win over Crawley & Brighton Gaels in the league on Sunday. Their next match is against St Josephs in the Intermediate Championship this Sunday, July 14th in Ruislip. Throw-in at 5.30pm.

The Under-16s recoded an easy win over Tara last weekend by 5-15 to 0-1. They now play Parnells in the Championship this Thursday July 11th. Time and venue are yet to be confirmed. Check club's website for details later in the week.

St Clarets will have a large representation on the North London U16 team as they take on South London in the Provincial Championship this evening (Monday July 8th) at Greenford at 7pm. All support for these players will be greatly appreciated.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes contact either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

July 1st 2013

Club notes

Well done to the seniors who defeated Moindearg 2-14 to 1-8 on Saturday in the league. This Sunday they face Crawley Gaels at Greenford with a 3.30pm throw in.

The Under-16s play Tara in the league on Tuesday evening July 2nd at Greenford. Throw-in 7pm. All support greatly appreciated.

The Under-12s will be taking part in the Parnell's blitz on Saturday 6th July in Northwick Park. We wish them the best of luck!!

Congratulations to Tony Murphy and the London senior team for qualifying for their first ever Connacht Final. A statue of Murph will be unveiled outside of the Botwell Club in the coming weeks.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes contact either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

June 24th 2013

Club notes

The seniors play Moindearg in the league next Saturday June 29th at Greenford. Throw in at 5pm.

Well done to our under-16s who defeated Thomas McCurtains 3-12 to 3-7 at Greenford last Saturday in the Championship. Well done lads on another high scoring victory.

Our U-10s gave a fantastic display of football at the Parnells blitz in Northwick Park on Saturday despite the driving wind and rain. A big thank you to all the parents for their support and also for enduring the adverse weather conditions.
St Clarets Under 10s June 2013


Well done to Milo McNulty who represented St Clarets on the London U-12 team that played in Leitrim last weekend.
London Under 12s June 2013


It's the last chance for anyone who would like to place an order for a club hoodie which includes the St Clarets emblem. Orders can be placed with the following people in the club: Senior Team - John Kelly. U16s - Theresa Lynott. U10s and U12s - Marie Hession.
Orders will need to be placed with the above people by 24th June at the latest and money paid in advance. No orders will be placed if the required amount has not been received. Email our Club Treasurer at m_hession@hotmail.com for more details. This is likely to be the only order we place this year for hoodies, so don't miss out if you want one.
Details as follows:
Adult Hoodies for Senior Players or Adult non-players cost £30.00
Adult size Hoodies for Youth Players cost £18.00
Youth Hoodies for Youth Players cost £12.00
Sizes are as follows:
St Clarets Hoodie


Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes and for the Under-16s on Tuesdays at 7pm. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

June 17th 2013

Club notes

Thank you to everyone who helped make our annual Golf Classic such a success last week. The results and photos will be posted on our website in the coming days.

The seniors lost in the league last Sunday to Dulwich Gaels by 3-10 to 1-11. There is no official senior fixture this weekend.

Well done to our under-16s who defeated Tir Chonaill Gaels 3-12 to 1-8 at Greenford last Thursday. Their next game is this Saturday June 22nd in the Championship when they face Thomas McCurtains at Greenford. We will circulate the throw-in time when it is known. All support would be greatly appreciated as this very talented group of players look to continue their excellent form so far this season.

Our Under-10s take to the field on Saturday June 22nd when they play in the Parnells Blitz. Good luck to all the players.

Best wishes to Milo McNulty who will be representing St Clarets on the London U-12 team that plays at half-time in the Leitrim v London game in Carrick-on-Shannon next Sunday.

The club would like to extend their best wishes to St Clarets member Tony Murphy and the rest of the London senior team against Leitrim next Sunday.

If anyone would like to place an order for a club hoodie which includes the St Clarets emblem then orders can be placed with the following people in the club: Senior Team - John Kelly. U16s - Theresa Lynott. U10s and U12s - Marie Hession. Orders will need to be placed with the above people by 24th June at the latest and money paid in advance. No orders will be placed if the required amount has not been received. Email our Club Treasurer at m_hession@hotmail.com for more details.This is likely to be the only order we place this year for hoodies, so don't miss out if you want one.
Details as follows:
Adult Hoodies for Senior Players or Adult non-players cost £30.00
Adult size Hoodies for Youth Players cost £18.00
Youth Hoodies for Youth Players cost £12.00
Sizes are as follows:
St Clarets Hoodie


Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes and for the Under-16s on Tuesdays at 7pm. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

June 10th 2013

Club notes

Well done to the seniors on their excellent 5-12 to 0-17 win over Tir Chonaill Gaels last Saturday in the league.

The club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. Contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 for more details. This is the club's most significant fundraiser of the year, so all support is greatly appreciated.

If anyone would like to place an order for a club hoodie which includes the St Clarets emblem then orders can be placed with the following people in the club: Senior Team - John Kelly. U16s - Theresa Lynott. U10s and U12s - Marie Hession. Orders will need to be placed with the above people by 24th June at the latest and money paid in advance. No orders will be placed if the required amount has not been received. Email our Club Treasurer at m_hession@hotmail.com for more details. This is likely to be the only order we place this year for hoodies, so don't miss out if you want one.
Details as follows:
Adult Hoodies for Senior Players or Adult non-players cost £30.00
Adult size Hoodies for Youth Players cost £18.00
Youth Hoodies for Youth Players cost £12.00
Sizes are as follows:
St Clarets Hoodie


Well done to senior player Paddy Donaghy who completed a 100-mile charity cycle through Galway and Mayo in aid of the Josie Reddington Foundation on Saturday. The proceeds of the ride are being distributed between four worthy charities: Cystic Fibrosis West, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Scleroderma Society and Our Ladys Children Hospital Crumlin.
The Tyrone native, who is never short of something to say, completed the gruelling cycle in just under six hours and was still full of talk when the race was over, reportedly saying: "When's that race in France starting, you know the big long one. I fancy a bash at that!"
More details about the Josie Reddington Foundation can be found onhttp://www.josiereddington.org/index-1.html.

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so via Paddy's Just Giving pagehttp://www.justgiving.com/Paddy-Donaghy

Paddy Donaghy

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes and for the Under-16s on Tuesdays at 7pm. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.
St Clarets under 12s

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

June 3rd 2013

Club notes

The seniors play Tir Chonaill Gaels next Saturday in the league at Greenford. Throw in 3pm.

There are less than two weeks to go to the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. All details of sponsorship to appear in the programme needs to be in by Friday June7th at the latest. There are still plenty of opportunities for individuals and businesses to sponsors holes. Contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 for more details. This is the club's most significant fundraiser of the year, so all support is greatly appreciated.

The club's Under-12s put on an outstanding showing at the St Kiernans Blitz last weekend, winning two games and narrowly losing the third. The players to represent the club were as follows: Aaron Myers, Joseph Devereux, Kyle King, Oisin Murphy, Michael O'Shea, Michael Myers, Thomas D'Rosario, Jack D'Rosario, Nial Bradshaw, Milo McNulty, Liam Hession and Tommy Naughton. Well done to all involved.

St Clarets Under 12 @ St Kiernans

If anyone would like to place an order for a club hoodie which includes the St Clarets emblem then orders can be placed with the following people in the club: Senior Team - John Kelly. U16s - Theresa Lynott. U10s and U12s - Marie Hession.

Orders will need to be placed with the above people by 24th June at the latest and money paid in advance. No orders will be placed if the required amount has not been received. Email our Club Treasurer at m_hession@hotmail.com for more details. This is likely to be the only order we place this year for hoodies, so don't miss out if you want one.

Details as follows: Adult Hoodies for Senior Players or Adult non-players cost £30.00
Adult size Hoodies for Youth Players cost £18.00
Youth Hoodies for Youth Players cost £12.00
Sizes are as follows:
St Clarets Hoodie

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes and for the Under-16s on Tuesdays at 7pm. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

May 27th 2013

Club notes

Congratulations to club man Tony Murphy and the rest of the London team on their historic win over Sligo last Sunday.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park.

The seniors play Crawley / Brighton Gaels on Saturday in the league at Mitcham. Throw‐in 5pm. The league is of huge importance to the club this year, so another two points is vital to our ambitions.

The club's under‐16s are scheduled to play Tir Chonaill Gaels in the league this Saturday, June 1st at Greenford. Throw‐in 2pm.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under‐10s and under‐12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes and for the Under-16s on Tuesdays at 7pm. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk


 

May 20th 2013

Club notes

The seniors suffered a heavy defeat in the Sean Shield Cup last weekend against a superior Cu Chullainns team. There is no senior match this week due to the Connacht Championship match in Ruislip.

Good luck to St Clarets club man Tony Murphy and the rest of the London team in their match against Sligo on Sunday. A place in history awaits you.

Best wishes to club coach Tadhg Lee as he recovers from a recent operation. We look forward to seeing Tadhg back on the training field very shortly.

Thank you to everyone who supported the club's race night last weekend. A special thanks to the Adam and Eve in Hayes for hosting the event.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under‐10s and under‐12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes and for the Under‐16s on Tuesdays at 7pm. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

May 13th 2013

Club notes

Well done to the club's under‐16s who had a convincing win over St Kiernans in the first round of the Championship last week.

The seniors beat Shalloe Pearse 1‐6 to 1‐3 in a hard fought league game on Sunday. Well done guys, a great start to the league campaign.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

The senior team play Cu Chullains in the quarter‐final of the Sean Shield Cup next Saturday in Greenford. Throw in 3.30pm.

Training for the under‐10s and under‐12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes and for the Under‐16s on Tuesdays at 7pm. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

The club are holding a fundraising Race Night on Friday May 17th at the Adam and Eve in Hayes. This is a very important function for the club, so your full support is requested. Race cards are available from committee members. It's £5.00 per horse and £20.00 to sponsor a race.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

For further information on the club contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

May 6th 2013

Club notes

The seniors play their first league game of the season next Sunday, May 12th against Shalloe Pearse at Greenford. Throw in 3.30pm.

The club's under-16s play St Kiernans in the Under 16 Championship this Tuesday, May 7th at Montrose Park, Colindale. Throw in 7.30pm.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s takes place on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

The club are holding a fundraising Race Night on Friday May 17th at the Adam and Eve in Hayes. This is a very important function for the club, so your full support is requested. Race cards are available from committee members. It's £5.00 per horse and £20.00 to sponsor a race.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

April 29th 2013

Club notes

The seniors lost a closely contested Murphy Cup match on Saturday to Tara by 2‐10 to 2‐8.

There is no game this weekend due to the Bank Holiday.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under‐16s takes place on Tuesdays at 7pm and for the under‐10s and under‐12s on Wednesdays at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

The club are holding a fundraising Race Night on Friday May 17th at the Adam and Eve in Hayes. This is a very important function for the club, so your full support is requested. Race cards are available from committee members. It's £5.00 per horse and £20.00 to sponsor a race.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

April 22nd 2013

St Clarets in the papers

St Clarets v Heston Gaels – new jerseys

 

GAA London Murphy Cup

Soft goals cost Clarets dear

Heston Gaels 3‐08
St Clarets 1‐11


By Damian Dolan (The Irish World)

Three second half goals gave Heston Gaels victory over a St Clarets side that on this evidence could be dark horses in this year's Intermediate Championship.

While trying to assess championship form this early in the season can be a pointless exercise, Clarets looked neat and tidy throughout, and in Aidan Donaghy, Paddy Donaghy, Eamonn Hughes and Barry Lynch have a solid spine. The main downside on Sunday, aside from the three soft goals they leaked, was a first half injury to former London forward Patrick Lynott.

As for Heston, it was difficult to truly gage their title credentials on this evidence. The Intermediate Championships perennial bridesmaids were far from at their best and looked like strangers in the first half, but still managed three goals in the second and come away with the win. Not a bad habit to have.

The only certainty was the importance of Kevin Lynam to Heston's hopes of ending their championship hoodoo. The London back was superb, dominating every high ball that came in and powering up field on one occasion in the first half to show his side's miss‐firing forwards how it should be done.

Clarets, with the wind in the first half, started well and Lynott found the sidenetting with a glorious early chance, despite the acute angle. Hughes opened the scoring and then tucked away a penalty on nine minutes. A super strike from Dean Nugent saw Clarets open up a five-point lead after 11 minutes and it was hard to argue that they didn't deserve it.

Conan O'Brien opened Heston's account three minutes later and then Lynam momentarily threw off his defensive responsibilities to stride forward to plant one over the bar.

Appearances can be deceptive, but Clarets looked like a side with more games under their belt. They were composed, neat and tidy in everything they did. The frustration for Heston was that despite a poor first half display they still created enough to have been at least level, but a host of wides ensured they trailed 1‐4 to 0‐3 at the break.

When Lynch fired over in the first minute after the restart it looked as Clarets might start the second half just as they'd begun the first, but a cracking long range effort from Connor Conneely, having made the switch from Tir Chonaill Gaels, sparked Heston. Conneely being a useful edition to the Heston side in the light of Ed Finnegan's departure.

Heston then turned the game on its head with two goals in the space of two minutes. Eamonn McGonigley chased down what looked like a lost cause and won possession back before feeding Conneely. O'Brien played in Tom Moriarty and he nestled the ball in the corner.

Sixty seconds later loose play at the back by Clarets gifted the ball to Heston and Paudie Ryan set up Stephen Lynch to blast the ball into the roof of the net past an exposed Paul Myers.

Despite seeing their lead wiped out Clarets refused to fold and hit back through Lynch to settle things down, and a further three points in succession from Nugent, Adrian Gilmore and Hughes (free) saw the Hayes side back in front with 13 minutes left to play.

Heston, though, had the remedy to that and three unanswered scores of their own restored their two‐point cushion. Four minutes from time they ultimately wrapped things up when Phil Beausang beat Myers for a third time.

Again, though, Clarets refused to lie down and two Hughes frees left just a goal between the sides, and all to play for. They couldn't engineer a shooting chance, but such fighting spirit will serve Clarets well come championship time, provided they can tighten up at the back.

For Heston, there is work to be done if they are to overcome that intermediate championship final hurdle.

Heston Gaels: Joe Keane; Paddy Regan, Kevin Lynam (0-1), Peter Downey; Barry Lavelle, Michael Keane (0-1), Paul Martin; Eamonn McGonigley, Phil Beausang (1-0); Connor Conneely (0-2), Stephen Lynch (1-0), Conan O'Brien (0-2); Eoin O'Sullivan, Ryan Feenan, Paudie Ryan (0-2). Subs: Tom Moriarty (1-0) for Feenan, Stephen Spellman for Martin, Mark Kelly for O'Sullivan.

St Clarets: Paul Myers; Matt Healy, Liam O'Keefe, John O'Dowd; Rickie Daly, Aidan Donaghy, David McMahon; Brian MacNeice, Paddy Donaghy; Paul Nolan, Eamonn Hughes (1-4, 3f), Dean Nugent (0-2); Barry Lynch (0-3, 1f), Patrick Lynott (0-1), Stephen Donoghue. Subs: Sean Berne for Lynott, Adrian Gilmore (0-1) for Nolan, Conor Brady for Donoghue, Shane Buckley for Nugent, Brian O’Donovan for Berne.

 

April 22nd 2013

Club notes

St Clarets v Heston Gaels

The St Clarets team that faced Heston last Sunday in the Murphy Cup. Back Row L‐R. Liam O'Keefe, Conor Brady, Bryan O'Donovan, John O'Dowd, Brian MacNeice, Paddy Donaghy, Matthew Healy, David McMahon, Adrian Gilmore, Paul Nolan, John McDermott, James Bruan. Front Row L‐R. Luke Kelly, Aidan Donaghy, Rickie Daly, Eammonn Hughes, Patrick Lynott, Paul Myers, Sean Beirne, Shane Buckley, Dean Nugent, Barry Lynch, Stephen Donaghue.

 

The seniors lost a closely fought Murphy Cup match on Sunday to Heston Gaels by 1-11 to 3-8.

Following a much improved performance from their first outing against Cu Chullainns three weeks ago, St Clarets seniors were unlucky to end this Murphy Cup fixture at Greenford without at least a share of the spoils.

The side started well with a quick a point from recent signing Eammonn Hughes, before Pat Lynott saw his shot hit the side netting within the first 5 minutes. However, minutes later Hughes made up for that miss when he slotted home a penalty.

This score stirred Heston who finally got on the score sheet, although St Clarets responded immediately with two more points from play by Hughes.

Heston pegged one back, before Hughes put a sideline ball over the bar with the outside of his boot, for an excellent score.

St Clarets were looking good all over the field with some good support running to help get the side out of trouble from the intelligent Aiden Donaghy, while veteran pair Paddy Donaghy and Brain MacNeice covered a lot of ground at midfield.

Lynott added another point to his side's tally before having to be substituted due to an injury, a real blow for the men in green and white. He was replaced by Sean Beirne, while Paul Nolan was also substituted for Adrian Gilmore before the break, with St Clarets leading 1-4 to 0-3.

Kerry man Barry Lynch knocked over two points shortly after the re‐start, before Heston pegged one back.

However, disaster struck when St Clarets conceded two soft goals followed by a point.

Undeterred though, they battled back into the game with points from Dean Nugent and Hughes, while Heston replied with three more points to take them clear again. Lynch and Hughes got points to peg the score back again, but it was all too late for St Clarets.

While the result was disappointing, the effort and display will raise the spirits of all involved with the senior team, and is showing the benefits of the excellent attitude at training so far this year and the great work being done by coaches Ciaran Lenihan and Tadhg Lee.

St Clarets team: Paul Myers; Matt Healy, Liam O'Keefe, John O'Dowd; Ricky Daly, Aidan Donaghy, David McMahon; Brian MacNeice, Paddy Donaghy; Paul Nolan, Eammonn Hughes, Dean Nugent; Barry Lynch, Patrick Lynott, Stephen Donoghue. Subs: Sean Beirne for Patrick Lynott; Adrian Gilmore for Paul Nolan; Shane Buckley for Stephen Donoghue; Conor Brady for Dean Nugent; Brian O'Donovan for Sean Beirne.


This Saturday April 27th the senior team play Tara in the Murphy Cup at Greenford. Throw in 3.30pm.

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

Training for the under-16s takes place on Tuesday and for the under-10s and under-12s on Wednesday at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

The club are holding a fundraising Race Night on Friday May 17th at the Adam and Eve in Hayes. This is a very important function for the club, so your full support is requested. Race cards are available from committee members. It's £5.00 per horse and £20.00 to sponsor a race.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

April 15th 2013

Club notes

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

This Sunday April 21st the senior team play Heston Gaels in the Murphy Cup at Greenford. Throw in 2pm.

Training for the under-16s begins on Tuesday April 16th at 7pm and for the under-10s and under-12s on Wednesday 17th April 17th at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

The club are holding a fundraising Race Night on Friday May 17th at the Adam and Eve in Hayes. This is a very important function for the club, so your full support is requested. Race cards are available from committee members. It's £5.00 per horse and £20.00 to sponsor a race.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

April 8th 2013

Club notes

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave Hayes at 8pm.

There is no official fixture this weekend for the seniors

The youth teams start back this month. Training for the under-16s begins on Tuesday April 16th at 7pm and for the under-10s and under-12s on Wednesday 17th April 17th at 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. For further details about the Under 16s contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 and for the Under 10s and Under 12s either Martin Hession: 07973443175 or Denis McCarthy: 07973287256.

The London GAA are running a Foundation Level Training Course on April 28th. St Clarets were not represented at the last course. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to take a first step on the coaching ladder. Email us on stclarets@hotmail.com for more details.

Membership is now due for 2013. Senior players are asked to make sure they see Matt Healy at training this week to pay their. It's just £20 for the year.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

April 2nd 2013

Job opportunity

We have received the following advert for a job in Harrow.

It may be of interest to someone within the club.

Trainee Office Position

Office Administration position in busy friendly Irish firm in Harrow. Applicant has preferably six months office experience and good communication skills. Email CV to gerrymkeany@hotmail.com


 

April 1st 2013

Club notes

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Uxbridge Leisure Centre, Gatting Way, Uxbridge at 8pm.

There is no official fixture this weekend for the seniors.

Training for the under-10s and under-12s will start back on Wednesday 17th April 7pm at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes.

The London GAA are running a Foundation Level Training Course on April 28th. St Clarets were not represented at the last course. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to take a first step on the coaching ladder. Email us on stclarets@hotmail.com for more details.

Membership is now due for 2013. Senior players are asked to make sure they see Matt Healy at training this week to pay their. It's just £20 for the year.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk


 

March 25th 2013

Club notes

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Uxbridge Leisure Centre, Gatting Way, Uxbridge at 8pm.

The 2013 season started last weekend when the senior team played Cu Chullainns in the Murphy Cup. An understrength side braved the Artic conditions but ended up losing 4-11 to 0-5. Congratulations to all our debutants for the year, especially 16-year old Shane Buckley.

There are no fixtures next weekend due to it being Easter Sunday.

Youth training will be starting soon. More details to follow.

Membership is now due for 2013. Senior players are asked to make sure they see Matt Healy at training this week to pay their. It's just £20 for the year.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club's annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

March 18th 2013

Club notes

Training for the seniors continues on Tuesday and Thursday at Uxbridge Leisure Centre, Gatting Way, Uxbridge at 8pm.

The 2013 season starts this weekend when the senior team play Cu Chullainns in the Murphy Cup on Saturday March 23rd at Goodmayes. Throw in 4pm.

Membership is now due for 2013. Senior players are asked to make sure they see Matt Healy at training this week to pay their. It’s just £20 for the year.

Please make a note in your diaries for the club’s annual Golf Day which takes place on Friday June 14th at Stockley Park. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

March 10th 2013

Club notes

Training for the new season has started and takes place on Wednesday evening at Uxbridge Leisure Centre, Gatting Way, Uxbridge at 8pm.

There will be a Mass said in memory of Kevin Twomey in Botwell Church, Hayes on Friday 15th March 2013 at 7.30pm. Kevin, who sadly passed away in December, was a loyal supporter of the club and father to our youth team player Jack.

Membership is now due for 2013. Senior players are asked to make sure they see Matt Healy at training this week to pay their. It’s just £20 for the year.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

March 3rd 2013

Club notes

Training for the new season has started and takes place on Wednesday evening at Uxbridge Leisure Centre, Gatting Way, Uxbridge at 8pm.

There will be a Mass said in memory of Kevin Twomey in Botwell Church, Hayes on Friday 15th March 2013 at 7.30pm. Kevin, who sadly passed away in December, was a loyal supporter of the club and father to our youth team player Jack.

Membership is now due for 2013. Senior players are asked to make sure they see Matt Healy at training this week to pay their. It’s just £20 for the year.

The National Youth Forum will be held in Ruislip on Saturday 9th March starting at 9.30am and finishing at 2pm. Anyone from the club in the age range from 18- 25 who wishes to represent St Clarets, please contact a committee member.

This week’s addition to The Alumni Tracker is former star forward Erik Kinlon. You can read all about Erik by following the link: http://stclarets.co.uk/The_Alumni.html#ERIK_KINLON. Many thanks to Erik for his cooperation with this piece. If you can think of anyone you would like to see appear in this feature, then please let us know on stclarets@hotmail.com.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

February 24th 2013

Club notes

Training for the new season has started and takes place on Wednesday evening at Uxbridge Leisure Centre , Gatting Way, Uxbridge at 8pm.

Please note the new regulations surrounding the wearing of mouth guards for all youth players for the coming season. Details have been circulated and have also been added to the youth section of the club’s website www.stclarets.co.uk.

We have added a new weekly feature to the website which we have called “The Alumni Tracker”, which will feature interviews with some ex-players. It can be viewed at www.stclarets.co.uk/The_Alumni.html. The first alumni featured is Kevin Lynott. Please email any contact details you may have for former players and members of St Clarets to stclarets@hotmail.com who you would like to have featured in this section.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

February 17th 2013

Club notes

Please note the new regulations surrounding the wearing of mouth guards for all youth players for the coming season. Details have been circulated and have also been added to the youth section of the club’s website www.stclarets.co.uk.

We will be adding a new weekly “Where are they now?” feature to the website. Please email any contact details you may have for former players and members of St Clarets to stclarets@hotmail.com

There is a Child Protection Officer Tutor Course coming up on February 23rd in Parc na hEireann, Birmingham. Any Club member interested in going on the course and thereafter running Child Protection Officer Courses within the County, please let London CDA Lloyd Colfer know asap on 078 72600073.

Training will be starting shortly for all seniors for the coming season. Watch these notes for more information.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

February 10th 2013

Important information regarding mouthguards in the GAA

Information for Clubs, Players and Parents BACKGROUND Following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule was enacted that made it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1st 2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at U21 and Adult level from January 1st 2014.

Research figures indicate that Ireland has one of the highest rates of sport-related oral injuries in the EU, with one third of all adult dental injuries being sports-related. In many sports such as rugby and hockey the wearing of gumshields is the norm with nearly all clubs adhering strictly to a 'no gumshield - no game' rule. A recent survey of Irish parents found the average cost of dental treatment for sport related dental injuries in children to be €213.14. Studies have also shown that the overall injury risk is close to twice as high when a mouthguard is not worn, relative to when mouthguards were used during athletic activity.

The GAA’s Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee acknowledge that the use of a properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries and was centrally involved in ensuring the introduction of compulsory mouthguards in Gaelic Football.

This information sheet has been compiled to assist GAA Clubs and individual players in complying with the provisions of the new rule passed at Congress 2012.


ABOUT MOUTHGUARDS
There are three types of mouth guards:

Stock mouthguards are preformed and come ready to wear. They are inexpensive and can generally be purchased in sports shops for in or around €5 each. However, little can be done to adjust their fit, they are bulky, can make breathing and talking difficult, and they provide limited protection. Dentists do not recommend their use, nonetheless, once they carry the CE (European Conformity) mark they are acceptable in terms of complying with the new GAA Rules. 2

Official Opro GAA/GPA stock mouthguards will be available for purchasing through your local retailers: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle and Elverys.


Boil and bite mouthguards can also be bought over the counter at most Sports Shops and generally offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. The "boil and bite" mouthguard is made from thermoplastic material. It is placed in hot water to soften, then placed in the mouth and shaped around the teeth using finger and tongue pressure. Dentists do not recommend their use in general. Typically these type of mouthguards will cost in the region of €15 to €20 and again any mouthguard with the CE mark on it in this category is sufficient to ensure compliance with the new rule.

Official Opro GAA/GPA boil & bite mouthguards will be available for purchasing through your local retailers: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle and Elverys.


Custom-fitted mouthguards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentist's instructions. These will not just offer the best protection against dental and oral injury but they should not affect performance i.e. breathing and speech should be relatively unaffected particularly if these have been worn regularly.

First, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth and a mouth guard is then molded over the model using a special material. Due to the use of the special material and because of the extra time and work involved, this custom-made mouth guard is more expensive than the other types, but it provides the most comfort and protection.

Prices can vary significantly and it is worth seeking and comparing prices from a number of practitioners before deciding to purchase. Typically a custom fitted mouth-guard should cost between €60 and €120. However, many dental practices offer significant reductions to GAA Clubs who are ordering in bulk. GAA clubs can generally liaise with dental centres and clinics to arrange for someone to visit the club on a given day to take dental impressions from a number of players. Custom fitted mouthguards purchased in bulk in this manner should cost around €30 to €50 each.


To find a list of dentists and dental centres in your area, you can use the Find a Dentist function on the Irish Dental Associations Website - http://www.dentist.ie/find-a-dentist.10.html


WHICH TYPE OF MOUTHGUARD SHOULD I PURCHASE? The decision on which type of mouthguard a player should obtain is a matter of personal preference. There is no doubt that custom fitted mouthguards offer the best fit and protection but they are the most expensive option also. The Stock and Boil & Bite options will suffice for compliance with the new rules, but only if the product carries the CE mark.

In terms of underage players, it should be borne in mind that teeth and mouths are still developing up until about 12 years of age and young players may grow out of custom fitted mouthguards over a period time. However, your dental practitioner is ultimately in the best position to advise in this context.


COMPLYING WITH THE NEW RULE The GAA recognise that Clubs may be worried about compliance with the new rules and specifically what will happen if a player forgets or does not have a mouthguard on the day of a game. The suggestion in this context is that each Club should purchase a supply of the Stock or Boil and Bite mouthguards for use in such situations.

If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouthguard, he will incur the penalty as outlined in (Rule 6.2, Rules of Foul Play, The Playing Rules of Football, Official Guide, Part II, 2012) ‘Caution the offender; order off if he persists’.

SOME QUESTIONS

1. When does the new rule come into effect?
A. From January 1st 2013, all players playing in grades up to and including Minor will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and at practice sessions.

2. When does the ruling come into effect for adult players?
A. From January 1st, 2014 all players at all grades will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and practice sessions.

3. What will happen if I am not wearing a mouthguard in a game?
A. If a player refuses to comply with a Referee’s instruction to wear a mouthguard, he will initially be cautioned by the Referee and if the player continues to refuse, the Referee can send him off.

4. Who is responsible for ensuring mouthguards are worn at training or practice sessions?
A. It is a matter for each Club to ensure the rule is adhered to at training or practice sessions. Clubs and players should note that Players will not be covered under the player injury scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard.

5. Do players have to wear a mouthguard in hurling games?
A. No. The new rule only applies to football; however, wearing a mouthguard when playing hurling does reduce the risk of dental injury.

6. I am a Minor playing on an adult team in 2013. Do I have to wear a mouthguard?
A. Not in 2013. The wearing of mouthguards in 2013 is compulsory at all age grades up to minor. However, a player playing at U-21 or adult level in 2013 is not required to wear a mouthguard under rule. From January 1st 2014 all players at all grades must wear a mouthguard.

7. Our Club has a nursery, are children in these juvenile age groups exempt from wearing a mouthguard?
A. No. The Medical, Scientific & Welfare Committee advise that children should begin wearing a mouthguard at whatever age they start playing. Young mouths need protecting too and if players start wearing mouthguards at a young age this will add greatly to the development of a culture of wearing mouthguards in Gaelic Football.

8. Does the new rule regarding the wearing of Gum Shields apply to Cumann na mBunscol games?
A. Yes.

9. If so, who is responsible for ensuring that they should be worn?
A. In general it is a matter for each Club to ensure this; however, in this case it is a matter for each School to ensure the rule is adhered to at training or practice sessions. To avoid a scenario whereby children may forget their mouthguard, the GAA recommends that Schools purchase a reserve of stock mouthguards.

10. Do I have to wear a mouthguard whilst playing Second Level games?
A. Yes. From January 1st 2013, all Second Level players will be required to wear a mouthguard in all football games and at practice sessions.

11. Do I have to wear a mouthguard whilst playing Third Level games?
A. Not in 2013. From January 1st 2014 all players at all grades must wear a mouthguard.

12. Does this apply to overseas players?
A. Yes.

13. I’m a referee – do I have to check all players mouths before a game to ensure compliance?
A. Referee’s will not be expected to individually check players before a game; however, if a Referee notices that a player is not wearing a mouthguard, he should caution the player and if the player still refuses to wear one, he should be sent off.

14. A supplier of custom fitted mouthguards has contacted my club and offered to measure players for custom fitted guards, what does the GAA advise?
A. It is a matter for each individual club to decide whether they want to engage with industry suppliers in this context or not. The GAA nationally has no preferred suppliers in this area.

15. Which type of mouthguard should I purchase?
A. The decision on which type of mouthguard a player should obtain is a matter of personal preference. There is no doubt that custom fitted mouthguards offer the best fit and protection but they are the most expensive option also. The Stock and Boil & Bite options will suffice for compliance with the new rules, but only if the product carries the CE mark.

16. I currently wear orthodontic braces, what are my options?
A. It has been noted that children wearing orthodontic braces and wishing to play Gaelic football will be particularly concerned about the rule change; however, the GAA recommends that these players seek advice from a range of dental practitioners on the most appropriate solution for them.

17. Is there an official GAA/GPA mouthguard?
A. Official Opro GAA/GPA stock and boil & bite mouthguards will be available for purchasing through your local retailers: Supervalu, Centra, Lifestyle and Elverys.

If you have any queries or would like more information, please contact Games & Player Welfare Administrator Ruairí Harvey: Telephone: (0) 1 865 8685; E-mail: ruairi.harvey@gaa.ie



 

February 10th 2013

Club notes

Please note the new regulations surrounding the wearing of mouth guards for all youth players for the coming season. Details will be circulated to all members and will also be added to the youth section of the club’s website www.stclarets.co.uk as well as our facebook page.

The London County Board are running a Level 1 Coaching Course over 4 days in February and March. More information on these courses is available on the news section of our website www.stclarets.co.uk or through a committee member. Alternatively contact London CDA Lloyd Colfer on 078 72600073

There is a Child Protection Officer Tutor Course coming up on February 23rd in Parc na hEireann, Birmingham. Any Club member interested in going on the course and thereafter running Child Protection Officer Courses within the County, please let London CDA Lloyd Colfer know asap on 078 72600073.

Training will be starting shortly for all seniors for the coming season. Watch these notes for more information.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

February 3rd 2013

Club notes

The club held its annual AGM last Sunday and the entire committee was returned en bloc for another year. Thank you to everyone who attended and here's hoping for a successful 2013.

Congratulations to former St Clarets captain Paddy Quinn on making his National League debut for Dublin last Saturday evening against Cork. Well done Paddy.

A pre-season social evening for players has been pencilled in for next weekend, Saturday February 9th. The venue is The Walkabout in Shepherd’s Bush with a 7pm meeting time. All players both established and new are welcome.

The London County Board are running a number of Foundation Level Coaching Courses (one day) in February and a subsequent Level 1 Youth & Adult Coaching Course (4 days). More information on these courses is available on the news section of our website www.stclarets.co.uk or through a committee member. Alternatively contact London CDA Lloyd Colfer on 078 72600073

There is a Child Protection Officer Tutor Course coming up on February 23rd in Parc na hEireann, Birmingham. Any Club member interested in going on the course and thereafter running Child Protection Officer Courses within the County, please let London CDA Lloyd Colfer know asap on 078 72600073.

The club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club's website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

January 27th 2013

Club notes

The club will be holding its AGM this Sunday coming February 3rd 2013, at Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, starting at 4pm. All club members, players and interested parties are encouraged to attend.

The London County Board are planning on running a number of Foundation Level Coaching Courses (one day) in February and a subsequent Level 1 Youth & Adult Coaching Course (4 days). The Foundation Level Courses is open to all club members or anyone looking to get involved with a GAA Club, while the Level 1 Course is ONLY open to coaches who have already completed the Foundation Level Course and have gained 2 years experience coaching in their club. More information on these courses is available on the news section of our website www.stclarets.co.uk or through a committee member.
The Courses are limited to 30 people on each and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 3 nominations from each Club for each course.

The Course Dates are as follows:
Foundation Level Coaching Course:
Thursday February 7th (for School Teachers) or
Sunday February 10th

Level 1 Coaching Course:
Sunday February 24th
Sunday March 3rd
Sunday March 10th
Saturday March 16th

Candidates must be available for EACH session and attend on each day to complete the Course. No exceptions will be allowed. The Courses will all be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip except for Sunday March 10th, which take place in Greenford.
Each Day runs from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour lunch break at 1 pm - lunch is provided. There will theory based work and practical work involved in all the Courses so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.
For further details contact Lloyd Colfer (London GAA Community Development Administrator) on 078 72600073

St Clarets GFC wish to let all its members know that a Mass will be said in memory of long-time club member Mallie Curran, who passed away last year. The Mass is this Friday, February 1st at 7.30pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Botwell Lane, Hayes. All club members are invited to attend.

There is a Child Protection Officer Tutor Course coming up on February 23rd in Parc na hEireann, Birmingham. The London County Board are inviting any club members who wish to attend, and who then would be able to give Child Protection Officer courses within the County, to contact them. Hopefully this will increase our number of Child Protection Officers. Any Club member interested in going on the course and thereafter running Child Protection Officer Courses within the County, please let London CDA Lloyd Colfer know asap on 078 72600073.

As ever the club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

January 20th 2013

Club notes

The London County Board are planning on running a number of Foundation Level Coaching Courses (one day) in February and a subsequent Level 1 Youth & Adult Coaching Course (4 days). The Foundation Level Courses is open to all club members or anyone looking to get involved with a GAA Club, while the Level 1 Course is ONLY open to coaches who have already completed the Foundation Level Course and have gained 2 years experience coaching in their club. More information on these courses is available on the news section of our website www.stclarets.co.uk or through a committee member.
The Courses are limited to 30 people on each and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 3 nominations from each Club for each course.

The Course Dates are as follows:

Foundation Level Coaching Course:
Thursday February 7th (for School Teachers) or
Sunday February 10th

Level 1 Coaching Course:
Sunday February 24th
Sunday March 3rd
Sunday March 10th
Saturday March 16th

Candidates must be available for EACH session and attend on each day to complete the Course. No exceptions will be allowed. The Courses will all be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip except for Sunday March 10th, which take place in Greenford. Each Day runs from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour lunch break at 1 pm - lunch is provided. There will theory based work and practical work involved in all the Courses so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.
Regards
Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator
London G.A.A.
078 72600073


On Saturday January 26th at 3pm in Ruislip, the County Board will be running a workshop focusing on the Strategic Plan for the Association in London, with the aim of gathering the views of all London GAA members. This plan will affect all of us in the years ahead, so it is essential that members get their voice heard. Please contact a committee member if there are any issues that they wished to have raised at the workshop or if you wish to attend as representatives of St Clarets GFC at the meeting.

In 2013 the Officers of the Minor Committee of the London County Board have to be selected by the Senior Board and all clubs are being asked to put forward their nomination for the position of Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer of the Minor Committee. The closing date is Tuesday 22nd January for nominations .The names of the officers will be announced at the County Board Meeting on 4th February Please forward your nominations to me at secretary.london@gaa.ie . If you have any suggestions please contact a member of the St Clarets committee.

There is a Child Protection Officer Tutor Course coming up on February 23rd in Parc na hEireann, Birmingham. The London County Board are inviting any club members who wish to attend, and who then would be able to give Child Protection Officer Courses within the County, to contact them. Hopefully this will increase our number of Child Protection Officers. Any Club member interested in going on the Course and thereafter running Child Protection Officer Courses within the County, please let London CDA Lloyd Colfer know asap on 078 72600073.

As ever the club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

January 13th 2013

Club notes

The London County Board are planning on running a number of Foundation Level Coaching Courses (one day) in February and a subsequent Level 1 Youth & Adult Coaching Course (4 days). The Foundation Level Courses is open to all club members or anyone looking to get involved with a GAA Club, while the Level 1 Course is ONLY open to coaches who have already completed the Foundation Level Course and have gained 2 years experience coaching in their club. More information on these courses is available on the news section of our website www.stclarets.co.uk or through a committee member.
The Courses are limited to 30 people on each and in the interest of fairness, we will only accept 3 nominations from each Club for each course.

The Course Dates are as follows:

Foundation Level Coaching Course:
Thursday February 7th (for School Teachers) or
Sunday February 10th

Level 1 Coaching Course:
Sunday February 24th
Sunday March 3rd
Sunday March 10th
Saturday March 16th

Candidates must be available for EACH session and attend on each day to complete the Course. No exceptions will be allowed. The Courses will all be in the Emerald Grounds, Ruislip except for Sunday March 10th, which take place in Greenford. Each Day runs from 9 am until 5pm with a half an hour lunch break at 1 pm - lunch is provided. There will theory based work and practical work involved in all the Courses so coaches should bring appropriate training gear/footwear. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please contact me asap if you are interested in attending.

Regards,

Lloyd Colfer
Community Development Administrator,
London G.A.A.
078 72600073


On Saturday January 26th at 3pm in Ruislip, the County Board will be running a workshop focusing on the Strategic Plan for the Association in London, with the aim of gathering the views of all London GAA members. This plan will affect all of us in the years ahead, so it is essential that members get their voice heard. Please contact a committee member if there are any issues that they wished to have raised at the workshop or if you wish to attend as representatives of St Clarets GFC at the meeting.

On Saturday January 26th at 3pm in Ruislip, the County Board will be running a workshop focusing on the Strategic Plan for the Association in London, with the aim of gathering the views of all London GAA members. This plan will affect all of us in the years ahead, so it is essential that members get their voice heard. Please contact a committee member if there are any issues that they wished to have raised at the workshop or if you wish to attend as representatives of St Clarets GFC at the meeting.

Congratulations to club Chairman John Kelly who celebrated a very special birthday last weekend. The half century is always a significant landmark.

As ever the club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

January 6th 2013

Club notes

Welcome back to a new season with St Clarets GFC and we trust that you are all geared up for the challenges of the year ahead.

On Saturday January 26th at 3pm in Ruislip, the County Board will be running a workshop focusing on the Strategic Plan for the Association in London, with the aim of gathering the views of all London GAA members. This plan will affect all of us in the years ahead, so it is essential that members get their voice heard. Please contact a committee member if there are any issues that they wished to have raised at the workshop or if you wish to attend as representatives of St Clarets GFC at the meeting.

As ever the club is always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

January 1st 2013

Funeral Mass for Kevin Twomey

The following are the funeral arrangements for Kevin Twomey RIP.

The funeral Mass for Kevin Twomey will take place on Thursday January 3rd at St Raphael’s Church, Morrison Road (off Ayles Road) Yeading, UB4 9JP at 1pm, followed by cremation at Breakspear Crematorium Breakspear Road, Ruislip HA4 7SJ at 2.30pm.

It would be appreciated if club members could wear St Clarets t-shirts, jackets or hoodies as a mark of the club’s appreciation for all the support Kevin showed the club.

May he rest in peace.




 

December 16th 2012

Club notes

The committee and members of St Clarets GFC would like to pass on their deepest sympathies to the family of Kevin Twomey, who passed away this week after a period of illness. Kevin's son Jack is an integral part of the club’s U16 team, while Kevin was a staunch supporter of St Clarets since Jack joined as an U10 player in 2007. He also proudly saw Jack represent London at Feile na nOg in Derry as a 13-year old and again the following year in his home county of Cork. Kevin was a popular and very supportive member of our club and will be fondly remembered by all our players and parents. The club would like to offer their sincere condolences to the Twomey family. May he rest in peace.

With the year drawing to a close, the committee would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard in the name of St Clarets throughout 2012. The year has once again been a resounding success for the youth section of the club and our thanks go to the coaches and parents who have helped to make that so. We’ve also witnessed shoots of improvement at senior level and hopefully that will continue into 2013. For those travelling over the Christmas period, we hope you all have safe journeys and we look forward to seeing everyone back early next year.

Check out www.stclarets.co.uk to discover more about our club.



 

Fergus O'Brien RIP

St Clarets GFC have requested a Mass to be said in memory of Fergus O’Brien who passed away in September.

Fergus, was landlord of the Adam and Eve Public House in Hayes for many years, and throughout that time he proved to be a great supporter of our club.

The Mass will take place this Friday December 14th in Botwell Church Hayes at 7.30pm.

All club members and friends are welcome to attend.

May he rest in peace.



 

December 9th 2012

Club notes

Well done to our London representatives who were presented with their medals at the Minor Board Presentation Night held last Friday in Ruislip.

Congratulations to Alfie McNulty who was awarded London U16 Player of the Year.

We are always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

December 2nd 2012

Club notes

Club members would like to extend their sympathies to club stalwart Brendan Curran and his family on the death of his wife Mallie last week. Brendan and Mallie have been loyal supporters of the club since its formation in the mid-1970s. Mallie’s funeral will take place on Thursday 6th Dec at Botwell Church in Hayes at 12.15pm.

We are always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

Mallie Curran RIP

Club members would like to extend their sympathies to club stalwart Brendan Curran and his family on the death of his wife Mallie last week. Brendan and Mallie have been loyal supporters of the club since its formation in the mid-1970s.

Mallie’s funeral will take place on Thursday 6th Dec at Botwell Church in Hayes at 12.15pm.



 

November 25th 2012

Club notes

Thank you to everyone who supported the club’s annual dinner dance last weekend and helped to make it a fantastic evening for the club. Congratulations to Eamonn Colleran who collected the Player of the Year Award as well as Colm Lynott and Denis McCarthy who were the first recipients of the inaugural Denis McCarthy Shield for their outstanding contribution to St Clarets GFC. Club legend Jim Regan also received a special Lifetime Achievement Award. Pictures from the night will appear on Facebook and the club’s website in the coming days.

We are always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

November 18th 2012

Club notes

Time is running out to buy tickets for the club’s annual dinner dance on November 24th. There are a limited number of tickets available at this point. Anyone interested in securing a ticket, please contact a club member for details. It’s the final event in the club diary for 2012, you don’t want to miss it.

We are always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. Work and accommodation are always available for new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

November 17th 2012

Club dinner dance - final call

Folks, time is running out to buy tickets for the club’s annual dinner dance on November 24th.

There are a limited number of tickets available at this point. Anyone interested in securing a ticket, please contact a club member for details.

It’s the final event in the club diary for 2012, you don’t want to miss it.



 

November 11th 2012

Club notes

Thank you to everyone who supported the club’s youth presentation evening last Saturday. We will be adding pictures from the night onto the website in the next few days.

The last order for club hoodies will be placed on Wednesday 15th November. Orders and payment must be received by this date to ensure your request is included. Orders received without payment will not be placed. To place order email Marie Hession on m_hession@hotmail.com. This is the last order for hoodies that will be submitted this year. Adult hoodies are £30 and youth players receive the subsidised rate of £18.

The club would like to announce a new sponsorship deal with MadiganGill Recruitment that will see the company become the club’s new recruitment partner. A big thanks to all at MadiganGill for their support. Find out more about the company on www.madigangill.co.uk

St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenile. The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC. Contact a committee member for details of how to purchase these tickets.

We are always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk



 

November 10th 2012

Newsflash

MadiganGill

Clarets GFC are delighted to be able to announce the launch of a very important new partnership with recruitment agency MadiganGill.

The partnership, which will greatly benefit St Clarets player recruitment drive for the year ahead, will increase the club’s standing within the GAA in London and no doubt benefit us on the playing field as well.

The committee and members would like to pass on their thanks to all at MadiganGill, especially Dermot Gill, who has worked closely with the club on this agreement.

For more information about MadiganGill click on the image above or log on to their website www.madigangill.co.uk

 

November 4th 2012

Club notes

St Clarets Youth Presentation evening is to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Tir Chonaill Gaels club in Greenford. This event starts at 7.30pm and entry will be £5 per family payable on the door. All youth players (U16s,14s,12s,10s) are encouraged to attend this event to celebrate the great achievements of the youth section of the club over the year.

St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenile. The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC. Contact a committee member for details of how to purchase these tickets.

We are always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk

 

October 29th 2012

Club notes

St Clarets club hoodies are available to order now. Please email us on stclarets@hotmail.com and we will send you an order form.

St Clarets Youth Presentation evening is to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Tir Chonaill Gaels club in Greenford. This event starts at 7.30pm and entry will be £5 per family payable on the door. All youth players (U16s,14s,12s,10s) are encouraged to attend this event to celebrate the great achievements of the youth section of the club over the year.

St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenile. The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC. Contact a committee member for details of how to purchase these tickets.

We are always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk


 

October 22nd 2012

Club notes

St Clarets club hoodies are available to order now. The adult hoodies cost £30 and there are a limited number of youth hoodies available at a subsidized rate. If you're interested in buying a club hoodie, please email us on stclarets@hotmail.com and we will send you an order form.

St Clarets Youth Presentation evening is to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Tir Chonaill Gaels club in Greenford. This event starts at 7.30pm and entry will be £5 per family payable on the door. All youth players (U16s,14s,12s,10s) are encouraged to attend this event to celebrate the great achievements of the youth section of the club over the year. There will be a raffle on the night, so if anyone has any prizes to donate please contact Jacinta Buckley. We would like to see a big attendance from the adult section of the club, and we would encourage the senior players to come along to see the great work that is going on in the youth arena.

St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenile. The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC. Contact a committee member for details of how to purchase these tickets.

We are always interested in hearing from new players, senior or youth. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk


 

October 15th 2012

Club notes

The St Clarets U16 team that defeated Parnells in the Conrad Ryan Final(click on image to enlarge)

St Clarets v Parnells


The final game for our U16 team saw them win the Conrad Ryan Cup Final 2-15 to 2-9 in another hard fought game against Parnells in Greenford on Saturday. Well done to all the boys for all their efforts this season and thank you to all our parents and supporters for their fantastic support again this year.

Also, well done to Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty, Dylan Kearney, Joe O'Sullivan and Ryan O'Connell who were part of the St Kiernans team who won the Minor Championship on Sunday in Ruislip.

St Clarets club hoodies are available to order now. The adult hoodies cost £30 and there are a limited number of youth hoodies available at a subsidized rate. If you're interested in buying a club hoodie, please email us on stclarets@hotmail.com and we will send you an order form.

St Clarets Youth Presentation evening is to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Tir Chonaill Gaels club in Greenford. This event starts at 7.30pm and entry will be £5 per family payable on the door. All youth players (U16s,14s,12s,10s) are encouraged to attend this event to celebrate the great achievements of the youth section of the club over the year. There will be a raffle on the night, so if anyone has any prizes to donate please contact Jacinta Buckley. We would like to see a big attendance from the adult section of the club, and we would encourage the senior players to come along to see the great work that is going on in the youth arena.

The County Board monthly draw will be starting again in October and the club has an obligation to sell at least 20 of these £120 annual tickets, which can be bought by individuals or as a syndicate. If we fail to sell fewer than the 20 required, the club must pay for the remainder out of our own funds. If we sell more, the club generates an income. It is vital that we meet and hopefully exceed our quota. The monthly prizes are as follows: £1000, £500, £250, £250, £100, £100. Our planning for 2013 starts here.

St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenile. The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC. Contact a committee member for details of how to purchase these tickets.

We are always interested in hearing from new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk


 

October 8th 2012

Club notes

The seniors play Tir Chonaill Gaels in a league game on Saturday October 13th at 4pm in Greenford.

St Clarets U16s were defeated in the Championship final 2-4 to 0-9 by Parnells in a hard fought game in Ruislip on Saturday. The two teams meet again this Saturday 13th October in the Conrad Ryan Cup final in Ruislip for the final game this season.

The under-10s had a great day at their blitz last weekend and were unlucky to be beaten in the semi-final of the Shield. Thank you to all the parents who took the time out to attend.

St Clarets club hoodies are available to order now. The adult hoodies cost £30 and there are a limited number of youth hoodies available at a subsidized rate. If you're interested in buying a club hoodie, please email us on stclarets@hotmail.com and we will send you an order form.

St Clarets Youth Presentation Evening is to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Tir Chonaill Gaels club in Greenford. This event starts at 7.30pm and entry will be £5 per family payable on the door. All youth players (U16s,14s,12s,10s) are encouraged to attend this event to celebrate the great achievements of the youth section of the club over the year. There will be a raffle on the night, so if anyone has any prizes to donate please contact Jacinta Buckley. We would like to see a big attendance from the adult section of the club, and we would encourage the senior players to come along to see the great work that is going on in the youth arena.

The County Board monthly draw will be starting again in October and the club has an obligation to sell at least 20 of these £120 annual tickets, which can be bought by individuals or as a syndicate. If we fail to sell fewer than the 20 required, the club must pay for the remainder out of our own funds. If we sell more, the club generates an income. It is vital that we meet and hopefully exceed our quota. The monthly prizes are as follows: £1000, £500, £250, £250, £100, £100. Our planning for 2013 starts here.

St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenile. The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC. Contact a committee member for details of how to purchase these tickets.

We are always interested in hearing from new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from US ladies soccer legend Mia Hann: “I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.”

St Clarets: the answer is yes; what’s the question?


 

October 1st 2012

Club notes

The seniors play Shalloe Pearse in a league game on Saturday October 6th at 2.45pm in Ruislip.

St Clarets U16s were given a walkover by Tara in the Championship semi-final as they could not field. The final is scheduled for next Saturday 6th October.

St Clarets club hoodies are available to order now. The adult hoodies cost £30 and there are a limited number of youth hoodies available at a subsidized rate. If you're interested in buying a club hoodie, please email us on stclarets@hotmail.com and we will send you an order form.

St Clarets Youth Presentation Evening is to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Tir Chonaill Gaels club in Greenford. This event starts at 7.30pm and entry will be £5 per family payable on the door. All youth players (U16s,14s,12s,10s) are encouraged to attend this event to celebrate the great achievements of the youth section of the club over the year. There will be a raffle on the night, so if anyone has any prizes to donate please contact Jacinta Buckley. We would like to see a big attendance from the adult section of the club, and we would encourage the senior players to come along to see the great work that is going on in the youth arena.

The County Board monthly draw will be starting again in October and the club has an obligation to sell at least 20 of these £120 annual tickets, which can be bought by individuals or as a syndicate. If we fail to sell fewer than the 20 required, the club must pay for the remainder out of our own funds. If we sell more, the club generates an income. It is vital that we meet and hopefully exceed our quota. The monthly prizes are as follows: £1000, £500, £250, £250, £100, £100. Our planning for 2013 starts here.

St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenile. The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC. Contact a committee member for details of how to purchase these tickets.

We are always interested in hearing from new players. For further information contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or email us on stclarets@hotmail.com. The club’s website is www.stclarets.co.uk


 

September 24th 2012

Club notes

The seniors play Tir Chonaill Gaels in a league game on Sunday September 30th at 1pm in Greenford.

St Clarets club hoodies are available to order now. The adult hoodies cost £30 and there are a limited number of youth hoodies available at a subsidized rate. If you're interested in buying a club hoodie, please email us on stclarets@hotmail.com and we will send you an order form.

St Clarets Youth Presentation Evening is to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Tir Chonaill Gaels club in Greenford. This event starts at 7.30pm and entry will be £5 per family payable on the door. All youth players (U16s,14s,12s,10s) are encouraged to attend this event to celebrate the great achievements of the youth section of the club over the year. There will be a raffle on the night, so if anyone has any prizes to donate please contact Jacinta Buckley. We would like to see a big attendance from the adult section of the club, and we would encourage the senior players to come along to see the great work that is going on in the youth arena.

The County Board monthly draw will be starting again in October and the club has an obligation to sell at least 20 of these £120 annual tickets, which can be bought by individuals or as a syndicate. If we fail to sell fewer than the 20 required, the club must pay for the remainder out of our own funds. If we sell more, the club generates an income. It is vital that we meet and hopefully exceed our quota. The monthly prizes are as follows: £1000, £500, £250, £250, £100, £100. Our planning for 2013 starts here.

St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenile. The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC. Contact a committee member for details of how to purchase these tickets.

We have added a large selection of photos to the youth section of the club’s website from the recent ABC Games in Greenford. A big thanks to Theresa Lynott, Keith Gourlay and Marie Hession for providing the photos.

The club wishes to pass on their condolences to the family and friends of Fergus O’Brien following his sad passing at the weekend. Fergus and his staff at the Adam & Eve have provided fantastic supporter to St Clarets for many years. May he rest in peace.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is an anonymous offering; “The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.”

St Clarets GFC: For when you just can’t get enough.


 

September 20th 2012

Club notes

Following on from a recent meeting of the club’s social committee, please take note of this information regarding important upcoming events.

St Clarets Youth Presentation Evening is to be held on Saturday 10th November 2012 at the Tir Chonail Gaels club in Greenford. This event starts at 7.30pm and entry will be £5 per family payable on the door. All youth players (U16s,14s,12s,10s) are encouraged to attend this event to celebrate the great achievements of the youth section of the club over the year.

There will be a raffle on the night, so if anyone has any prizes to donate please contact Jacinta Buckley.

We would like to see a big attendance from the Senior section of the club, and we would encourage the senior players to come along to see the great work that is going on in the youth arena.


St Clarets Annual Dinner & Dance is to be held on Saturday 24th November at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford. Tickets are £30.00 each per adult and £20.00 for a juvenille).

The invitation to the Dinner & Dance is open to anyone interested in supporting St Clarets GFC.

Tickets will be available shortly from the following tickets sellers:

Marie Hession (covering U10s and U12s, as well as all other sales)
Sheila Bradshaw (covering U10s and U12s, as well as all other sales)
Theresa Lynott (covering U14s and 16s, as well as all other sales)
Jacinta Buckley (covering U14s and 16s, as well as all other sales)
Paddy Donaghy (covering Senior Team, as well as all other sales)
Michael Joyce (covering Senior Team, as well as all other sales)
John McDermott (covering Senior Team, as well as all other sales)
Tickets for this event will be sold in advance and places will only be reserved for those tickets paid for up front. We are limited to the number of places we have so make sure you buy early to avoid disappointment.

There will be an awards ceremony on the night, followed by music and dancing until late. There will also be a raffle based on the entry of your signed Dinner & Dance ticket and other fund raising raffles will be also be held on the night.


Sales of St Clarets Hoodies - We are fortunate this year to be in a position where we can subsidise the purchase of a St Clarets club hoodie for all the youth players.

If you're interested in buying a club hoodie, please email the club on stclarets@hotmail.com and we will send you an order form. You are interested in buying a hoodie, it is advised you get your order form in by the end of October, as next year there is no guarantee that these hoodies will be available or indeed the money in the club funds available to subsidise the cost.

This hoodie can also be purchased by adults or senior players, but the full cost of £30 will be required.


 

September 17th 2012

Social notes

The seniors have no game this weekend.

Congratulations to the combined St Clarets/St Kiernans U14 team and St Clarets U16 team on winning the ABC tournament in their respective age groups on Saturday in Greenford. Thank you to all our supporters who came along to cheer both teams to victory.

Well done also to our U10s who played a total of five games in their competition. Martin and Denis would like to thank all the parents and players for their commitment to training all season and for their performance at the tournament. We were very proud of them all. If this group of talented footballers can stay together the future looks bright. The team at the ABC tournament was: Aaron Myers, Lilly McNulty, Liam Hession, Rhyss Hallett, Jack do-Rosario, Thomas do-Rosario, Tommy Naughton, Sabina Reddin and Niall Bradshaw.

Earlier in the week in the Conrad Cup our U16 team beat 5-8 Tir Chonaill Gaels 5-8 to 0-10. Our next U16 fixture is scheduled for Saturday 29th September.

The County Board monthly draw will be starting again in October and the club has an obligation to sell at least 20 of these £120 annual tickets, which can be bought by individuals or as a syndicate. If we fail to sell fewer than the 20 required, the club must pay for the remainder out of our own funds. If we sell more, the club generates an income. It is vital that we meet and hopefully exceed our quota. The monthly prizes are as follows: £1000, £500, £250, £250, £100, £100. Our planning for 2013 starts here.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is an anonymous offering; “I don’t train for second place.”

St Clarets GFC: to infinity and beyond.


 

September 10th 2012

Club notes

The seniors have no game this weekend.

U16 training continues Tuesday evenings at 7pm.

The U16s had a good win over Parnells in the Conrad Ryan Cup winning 4-12 to 1-7. The next U16 fixture is in the Conrad Ryan Cup v TCG this Thursday 13th Sept at 6.30pm in Greenford.

Our U10s, U14s and U16s will be attending the rescheduled ABC this Saturday 15th Sept in Greenford.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. The youth football is currently on summer recess.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American football coach Dick Vermeil: “If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.

St Clarets GFC: When un oeuf is enough.


 

September 3rd 2012

Club notes

Well done to the London U16s on their Provincial final win over Lancashire at the weekend. Congratulations to Alfie McNulty, Shane Buckley, Joe O'Sullivan and Ryan O'Connell who were on the panel. Also to St Kiernans players Liam Gallagher and Fraser Lennon who represent St Clarets at this age group.

U16 training has resumed Tuesday evenings at 7pm.

We are due to play Parnells in the Conrad Ryan Cup this Thursday 6th September at 6.30pm in Northwick Park.

All Britain Competition will be Sat 15th/Sun16th September in Greenford.

The next Under-12 Blitz is due to take place on September 8th and will be hosted by Parnells.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. The youth football is currently on summer recess.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American football coach Dan Reeves: “Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.”

St Clarets GFC: If you’re asking, then I’m dancing.


 

August 27th 2012

Club notes

The seniors have no game this weekend.

The re-scheduled ABC Games are due to take place in Greenford on the weekend of September 15th and 16th.

The next Under-12 Blitz is due to take place on September 8th and will be hosted by Parnells.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. The youth football is currently on summer recess.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from Muhammad Ali: “It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”

St Clarets GFC: It's life Jim, but not as we know it.


 

August 20th 2012

Club notes

The seniors lost to Heston Gaels in their final IFC game last Sunday by 3-17 to 2-2. Thankfully the result was of no significance. There is no game this weekend due to the Bank Holiday.

Pictures from today's game are available on this link. St Clarets v Heston Gaels. Thanks to Gabriel Smyth for these pictures.

The re-scheduled ABC Games are due to take place in Greenford on the weekend of September 15th and 16th.

The next Under-12 Blitz is due to take place on September 8th and will be hosted by Parnells.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. The youth football is currently on summer recess.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from baseball legend Casey Stengel: “Most games are lost, not won.”

St Clarets GFC: been there, done that.

St Clarets v Heston Gaels

The St Clarets team that faced Heston last Sunday in the IFC.

 

August 13th 2012

Club notes

The seniors play Heston Gaels in the Intermediate Football Championship next Sunday August 19th at Ruislip. Throw in 3pm. Training continues on Wednesday night at 7.30pm.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. The youth football is currently on summer recess.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from the recently deceased darts commentating legend Sid Waddell: “Jockey Wilson - what an athlete.”

St Clarets GFC: we put the ”Lonely” into Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.



 

August 6th 2012

Club notes

The seniors play Tir Chonaill Gaels in the league next Sunday August 12th at Greenford. Throw in 1.30pm. Training continues on Wednesday night at 7.30pm.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. The youth football is currently on summer recess.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from Australian cricket legend Bill Copeland: “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.”

St Clarets GFC: Usain Bolt wanted to join, but he couldn’t catch us.



 

July 30th 2012

Club notes

The seniors won their vital second group game of the Intermediate Football Championship on Sunday by 3-4 to 1-8 against Garryowen with Patrick Lynott bagging a hat trick. The team was best served by Paul Myers, Sean McCarthy, Ricky Daly, Marc Collentine, Brian MacNeice, Barry Lynch, Patrick Lynott and Thomas Gilmore.

The seniors have no official fixture this week. Training continues on Wednesday night at 7.30pm.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. The youth football is currently on summer recess.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from the always reliable Vince Lombardi: “The strength of the group is the strength of the leaders.”

St Clarets GFC – makes the Olympics look like a village fair.


The St Clarets team that faced Garryowen on Sunday(click on image to enlarge)

St Clarets v Garryowen



 

July 23rd 2012

Club notes

The seniors lost their opening game of the Intermediate Football Championship on Sunday by 0-4 to 0-11 against North London Shamrocks.

Next Sunday July 29th the seniors play Garryowen in the IFC at Greenford. Throw-in 1pm. Training continues on Wednesday night at 7.30pm.

The ABC games had to be cancelled last week due to the condition of the pitches at Greenford. The organisers hope to re-arrange them for later in the year.

Congratulations to Paddy and Nicola Donaghy on the birth of their son Tiernan.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8s and under-10s contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

We are always on the look-out for new players. For further details, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from basketball legend Magic Johnson: “Ask not what your team mates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your team mates.”

St Clarets GFC – small but perfectly formed.



 

July 16th 2012

Club notes

Fixtures for both our senior team and our Under-10 footballers fell foul of the weather this weekend.

Next Sunday July 22nd the seniors play North London Shamrocks in the re-arranged IFC game at Ruislip. Throw-in 1pm. Training continues on Wednesday night at 7.30pm.

Despite a great performance, our U14s lost the league semi-final against Tara 3-4 to 2-4 on Saturday and then on Sunday, they were defeated by Round Towers in the Championship Shield Semi-Final 5-8 to 3-8. Hard luck lads, keep up the good work.

There will be no U14/U16 training this week.

Good luck to our U-12s, U-14s and U-16s teams who compete in the All British Competition next weekend in Greenford.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from American academic Hellen Keller: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

St Clarets GFC – memories are made of this.



 

July 9th 2012

Club notes

Last Sunday’s senior game fell foul of the weather. Next Saturday, July 14th we play North London Shamrocks in the Intermediate Football Championship at Greenford at 5.30pm. Training continues on Wednesday.

The abandoned U16 fixture v Dulwich Harps has been rearranged for Monday 16th July, details to be confirmed.

The U14s play the League Finals Day this Saturday 14th July in Greenford. First game is against Tara, time to be confirmed.

Last Saturday, our Under 12 team, under the guidance of Steve McElroy, played in the Parnells Blitz and won all 3 games that they competed in. Well done guys, keep up the good work.

The club would like to express their thanks to Mr Lee and his colleagues from The Douay Martyrs School for all their time and efforts following their Gaelic football trip to Wicklow. A great time was had by all.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from American philosopher Williams James: “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they have a second.”

St Clarets GFC – hop on, hold on and scream Hallelujah.



 

July 2nd 2012

Club notes

The seniors were defeated this week by North London Shamrocks in the league at Ruislip. Next week they play Shalloe Pearse at Greenford on Sunday July 8th at 2pm. This will be our last league game before the first round of the Intermediate Championship the following week.

The seniors welcome back Tony Murphy to the club after his involvement with London. Tony takes over coaching the team on Wednesday night at 7.45pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

Our U16 team play Dulwich Harps in the Championship on Wednesday 4th July at 7pm in Greenford.

Good luck to The Douay Martyrs School Team and their mentors on their trip to Ireland next weekend. We hope they have a very enjoyable experience.

Contact details for our youth teams are as follows: Under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791. Under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Congratulations to the winners of the clubs Euro 2012 Sweepstake who collect £100 each. They are James Predergast; Finnian Cahill; Mick Keane; B Sherry, M Colleran; M O’Malley; W Devereux; D Nolan; Mr Wynne; D Tobin; E Lynott; Andrew T P; A Lambta; S Comer; Mrs Donoghue; Edward Alexander.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from American academic Hellen Keller: “Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them. But do not let them master you.”

St Clarets GFC – dancing with tears in our eyes.



 

June 25th 2012

Club notes

Well done to our U-14 players Aidan Bradshaw, Conor Bradshaw, Colm Lynott, Jordan McGirr, Marc Kilbane and Sean Rushe, who represented North London at the Feile Peile na nOg in Laois/Offaly at the weekend, winning two out of three group games. Unfortunately, this wasn't enough to take them any further in the competition.

Congratulations also to Rhian O’Hare who played in all three games for London’s Under-14 girl’s team at the Feile. Despite winning their first two games, the girls went out of the competition after being beaten by St Geraldines of Louth.

A big thank you to all the coaches and parents who have worked so hard to help these young players develop into very competent and competitive Gaelic footballers.

The club’s U-10s played their first official game on Friday against the Tara. They all played really well and enjoyed the experience. Thanks to the Tara for their hospitality on the evening. Coaches Denis and Martin would like to thank all the parents who made a huge effort through the Friday night traffic to get the kids to the match.

The club’s U-12s took part in a tournament on Saturday in Greenford. They played four games and they were unlucky to lose the Shield semi-final to the Tara. Thanks again to Steve McElroy and all the parents for their continued help with this team.

The seniors were beaten by St Anthonys on Sunday by 1-10 to 0-6 in the league. Once again we were forced to field a less than full strength side due to being let down by several players. Regardless, Eamonn Colleran, Paul Davis, Luke Kelly, Paddy Donaghy, Aidan Donaghy and Ricky Daly all excelled and helped to make the game a lot more competitive than it might have been. Maybe it’s time for a less than subtle reminder to players, that a little bit of courtesy towards your team mates goes a long way. At least by being courteous, you will gain their respect with your honesty, as it is, they have little or no respect for those who fail to honour their word.

The senior’s next league game is this Sunday July 1st at Ruislip against North London Shamrocks at 1pm.

Training continues for the seniors on Wednesday at 7.45pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256; our U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from former American President, Franklin D Roosevelt: “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

St Clarets GFC – we’d rather be the hammer than the nail.



 

June 18th 2012

Club notes

Congratulations to Alfie McNuty, Shane Buckley, Shane O'Hare, Lorcan Comer, Joe O'Sullivan, Ryan O'Connell and Liam Gallagher(St Kiernans) from our U16 team who represented North London on Saturday winning both provincial games against South London and Warwickshire.

Good luck to our U14 players Aidan Bradshaw, Conor Bradshaw, Colm Lynott, Jordan McGirr, Marc Kilbane and Sean Rushe, who, along with their team manager Colm Lynott snr, travel to Ireland this weekend to represent North London in the Feile Peile na Og in Laois/Offaly.

A very special mention for Rhian O’Hare who will also be travelling to the Feile to represent the county at under-14 level.

Thank you to everyone who made the Golf Day such a huge success. Individual winners were: 1st Neil Mullane 41pts. 2nd Dave Taylor 40pts. 3rd Bob Pritchard 39pts. The winning team was Tommy Cooper’s team.

The seniors defeated Robert Emmetts in the league last Saturday and play St Anthonys at Cayton Road this coming Sunday, June 24th at 2.30pm.

Training continues for the seniors on Wednesday at 7.45pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256; our U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Members are reminded of the importance of paying their annual club membership.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from American gymnast Mary Lou Retton: “We all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.”

St Clarets GFC – every little thing we do is magic.



 

June 11th 2012

Club notes

Congratulations to our clubs under-16 team on winning the league final against Tir Chonaill Gaels last Friday at Ruislip. It’s a fantastic achievement. Once again, thank you to the team mentors for their dedication and hard work as well as all the immediate and extended families of our boys for their fantastic support as always. Also, thank you to our U14 players who all turned out to support the team, along with senior player Matt Healy and club members Denis McCarthy and Brendan Sherry. Your support is much appreciated.

The seniors play Robert Emmetts in the league this Saturday at 5pm at Mill Hill. Training continues for the seniors on Wednesday at 7.45pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256; our U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Don’t forget that the club’s Annual Golf Day is on this Friday June 15th. Members of the organising committee are looking for sponsors and players. More details next week but any suggestions please direct to John McDermott or Stevan Sherry.

Members are reminded of the importance of paying their annual club membership.

The funeral details for Peggy Downey RIP are as follows: Removal on Wednesday 13th June at 7pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hayes followed by Requiem Mass on Thursday 14th June at 12.15pm. May she rest in peace.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from American poet William Ross Wallace: “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”

St Clarets GFC – we make The Village People look tough.



 

June 9th 2012

Under 16s Win League

St Clarets Under 16s

The St Clarets Under 16 team and mentors last night.



Congratulations to our under-16 footballers who last night won their league competition with an excellent 1-10 to 1-6 victory over Tir Chonaill Gaels at Ruislip.

Well done lads and we hope to have some more pictures from the game available on the website soon.



 

June 4th 2012

Club notes

The seniors have no scheduled game this weekend. However, training continues for the seniors on Wednesday at 7.45pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

Congratulations to our clubs under-16 team on reaching the league final after a fantastic 4-11 to 4-7 win over Parnells last Thursday. We are still awaiting conformation of the details of the final and will email them to members as soon as we know.

For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256; our U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Entries for the club’s Euro 2012 sweepstake are on sale now. Details of the draw can be found on our website. Please do all you can to support this very important fundraising initiative.

Don’t forget that the club’s Annual Golf Day is on June 15th. Members of the organising committee are looking for sponsors and players. More details next week but any suggestions please direct to John McDermott or Stevan Sherry.

Members are reminded of the importance of paying their annual club membership.

Hard luck to club member Tony Murphy and the rest of the London team on Sunday’s one-point loss to Leitrim. You’ll get them around the back door lads.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from - Mahatma Gandhi: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

St Clarets GFC – if you can’t beat them, join us.



 

May 30th 2012

Peggy Downey RIP

The club would like to pass on their condolences to the family of the late Peggy Downey who passed away yesterday.

Peggy was the wife of the late John Downey, one of the founding members of the club and also the mother of two former players, John and Tim.

May she rest in peace.



 

May 28th 2012

Club notes

The seniors lost to St Brendans in the Sean Shields Cup on Saturday by 2-14 to 1-7.

There is no game this weekend due to the Connacht SFC game between London and Leitrim.

Training continues for the seniors on Wednesday at 7.45pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

Training for our U-14 and U-16 teams continues on Tuesday and for our U-8, U-10 and U-12s on Wednesday. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256; our U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Entries for the club’s Euro 2012 sweepstake are on sale now. Details of the draw can be found on our website. Please do all you can to support this very important fundraising initiative.

Don’t forget that the club’s Annual Golf Day is on June 15th. Members of the organising committee are looking for sponsors and players. More details next week but any suggestions please direct to John McDermott or Stevan Sherry.

Members are reminded of the importance of paying their annual club membership. We all know it takes funds to run the club and it also takes members to ensure that we have a club. At this moment in time, both are lacking. No members, no money, no club! Please contact a member of the committee if you have not yet paid your membership.

Good luck to club member Tony Murphy and the rest of the London team in this week’s big game against Leitrim.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from American basketball coach Bobby Knight: “The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.”

St Clarets GFC – this is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.



 

May 21st 2012

Club notes

The seniors defeated Eire Og 4-14 to 0-6 in their opening Division 3 League game of the season. Well done to all concerned. A match report is available below these notes.

Our next fixture is in the Sean Shield Cup this Saturday May 26th against St Brendans at Greenford. Throw-in time 6pm.

The club’s under-16 team plays Parnells on Thursday evening at 7pm in the league at Hayes.

The club’s under-12s have a Blitz this Saturday May 26th at Greenford starting at 11am.

Training continues for the seniors on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

This week the U-16 team continues training on Tuesday and the U-8, U-10 and U-12s on Wednesday. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256; our U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Entries for the club’s Euro 2012 sweepstake are on sale now. Details of the draw can be found on our website. Please do all you can to support this very important fundraising initiative.

Don’t forget that the club’s Annual Golf Day is on June 15th. Members of the organising committee are looking for sponsors and players. More details next week but any suggestions please direct to John McDermott or Stevan Sherry.

Members are reminded of the importance of paying their annual club membership. We all know it takes funds to run the club and it also takes members to ensure that we have a club. At this moment in time, both are lacking. No members, no money, no club! Please contact a member of the committee if you have not yet paid your membership.

Good luck and thank you to the Hickey brothers, John and Michael, who depart for Australia this weekend. We wish them well on their travels and thank them sincerely for the service they have provided us over the past few seasons. We hope you enjoy your travels and we look forward to seeing you both back in the green and white soon.

Many thanks to John Kelly, Denis McCarthy and Luke Kelly for giving up their time on Sunday to line he pitch and put up the nets before the game and also waited to clear the pitch after the second game.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from Cavan footballer Robert Maloney-Derham : "If you went into a game and you thought you were going to lose you shouldn't be going in to play the game.”

St Clarets GFC – never has so much been owed by so many to so few.



 

May 20th 2012

Senior team match report

Opening Day Heaven For Saints

By Pat Queally

SFL DIV 3

St Clarets 4-14

Eire Og 0-6

St Clarets v Eire Og

The St Clarets team that faced Eire Og on Sunday



St Clarets opened their Division 3 league campaign for 2012 with a convincing win over Eire Og.

Despite falling two-points behind in the opening minutes of the game, St Clarets soon found their rhythm and had reduced the deficit to a single point by the fifth minute.

Slowly the Hayes team started to control proceedings and their dominance was rewarded when ace attacker Kevin Flynn was on hand to drive the ball home after an initial goal-bound effort had been bravely blocked by the Eire Og rearguard.

Not to be out-done by his attacking partner, Patrick Lynott soon got in on the scoring act with a fine point, although this was bettered by an incredible effort from Flynn, who managed to point from the acutest of angles (approximately a nine degree angle by this reporter’s estimations), to push St Clarets further ahead.

Galway man Ricky Daly was working well in the half back line, while veteran attacker John McDermott was proving that fatherhood is no burden to him, and he was looking as sprightly as young Joseph, prompting manager John Kelly to suggest that the whole team should look into this fatherhood lark!

Despite their dominance on the scoreboard, St Clarets were unable to shake off the threat of Eire Og, who themselves enjoyed considerable periods of possession, although they failed to convert this into scores.

Ten minutes before the break Patrick Lynott added another point to his tally to stretch the lead further, and his efforts were being helped greatly by the almost complete dominance that Paddy Donaghy was enjoying in midfield.

Racing enthusiast Gary Wynne reported the going to be “soft to firm in places”, commenting that it was not to the liking of a thoroughbred such as he, thus justifying his exclusion from the starting line up.

Despite the softness underfoot, the flaming feet of Patrick Lynott were on fire and with five minutes to go to the break, he slotted over yet another point.

Slowly, slowly as the game moved towards half-time, the contest began to slip away from the visitors and in an attempt to breath some new excitement into proceedings, Aidan Donaghy took it upon himself to try and play an elaborate one-two with the referee.

Sadly the referee was unaware of Donaghy’s intentions and ended up getting hit full in the face with the Tyrone man’s forceful pass.

Sensing that the opposition’s attention had been diverted towards the well-being of the referee, Patrick Lynott snuck in for his first goal of the game and pretty much put the result beyond any doubt well before the half-time whistle.

In injury time, points from Gilmore and McNeice extended the lead further.

However, the action for the half wasn’t over and a blistering attack from Eire Og resulted in Gerry Lynott having to pull off a stunning save to ensure the Clarets went in at the break with a comfortable lead.

Half time score : Clarets 2-08 : Eire Og 0-2

Despite an early scare from an Eire Og attack, St Clarets quickly found their groove again at the start of the second period and Galway man Tomas Gilmore was the first to land a score.

Paddy Donaghy quickly copied this lead and Matt Healy followed suit, showing no ill effects from a half-time dressing down from the referee concerning Healy’s mis-use of the English language.

Tomas Gilmore was in the action again with another point before a minute later, John McDermott just missed out on registering his first goal as a father.

A raft of substitutions followed with Gary Wynne, James De Bruin and Jimmy Howell all entering the fray.

The rhythm of the play continued uninterrupted though, with another point for the exciting Kevin Flynn, which was quickly followed by an openings score from the newly installed Gary Wynne, who by this stage was finding the ground to his liking.

Flynn then took over proceedings in the following sixty seconds with two quick-fire goals to wrap up the contest, although as Eire Og went looking for some consolation, St Clarets once more had to rely on the almost ageless limbs of Gerry Lynott to keep the goals against tally at zero.

Phil Daly then entered the game for the tiring (but never retiring) Brian McNeice and the Cavan man’s presence helped usher the hoops to a comfortable and convincing opening day win.

Team: Gerry Lynott; Michael Hickey, Stevan Sherry, John Hickey; Sean McCarthy, Aidan Donaghy, Ricky Daly; Paddy Donaghy, Brian McNeice; Patrick Lynott, Tomas Gilmore, Matt Healy; Luke Kelly, Kevin Flynn, John McDermott. Subs: Gary Wynne for Kelly, James de Bruin for McDermott; Jimmy Howell for Healy; Phil Daly for McNeice.



 

May 14th 2012

Club notes

The seniors received a walk-over from Robert Emmett’s last Sunday in the league.

Next Sunday, May 20th we take on Eire Og in the league at Hayes. Throw-in time is 1pm.

Training continues for the seniors on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

Training for our U-14 and U-16 teams continues on Tuesday and for our U-8, U-10 and U-12s on Wednesday. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256; our U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Entries for the club’s Euro 2012 sweepstake go on sale this week. Details of the draw can be found on our website. We will send a separate more detailed email later in the week.

Don’t forget that the club’s Annual Golf Day is on June 15th. Members of the organising committee are looking for sponsors and players. More details next week but any suggestions please direct to John McDermott or Steven Sherry.

John and Michael Hickey are planning some farewell drinks on Saturday May 19th before heading off for Australia. Details will be emailed later in the week and also posted on the club’s Facebook page.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is from Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta: “When you believe in yourself, you win.”

St Clarets GFC – contrary to what Kajagoogoo would have you believe, we’re not too shy, shy.



 

May 7th 2012

Club notes

There is a little uncertainty at the moment with regards to next weekend’s adult fixtures. The London fixtures committee are attempting to get confirmation regarding an inter-county hurling match before releasing the full list. We will keep you informed and email you an up-date when we know.

Training continues for the seniors on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

Training for our U-14 and U-16 teams continues on Tuesday and for our U-8, U-10 and U-12s on Wednesday. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256; our U-12s contact Steve McElroy on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Entries for the club’s Euro 2012 sweepstake go on sale this week. Details of the draw can be found on our website. We will send a separate more detailed email in due course.

Don’t forget that the club’s Annual Golf Day is on June 15th. Members of the organising committee are looking for sponsors and players. More details next week but any suggestions please direct to John Kelly or Steven Sherry.

Congratulations to club stalwart and former chairman Mick Keane, who celebrated his 70th birthday last weekend.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought is an anonymous offering: “The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.”

St Clarets GFC – the team Fr Dougal McGuire supports.



 

May 3rd 2012

Feature on St Clarets GFC Youth teams

The Irish Post newspaper carried this article about the St Clarets Youth teams and their participation in the upcoming ABC Championships in July. (click on image to read the article, adobe reader required)

Irish Post



 

April 30th 2012

Club notes

Last Sunday’s opening league game against Robert Emmetts was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch. A date for the re-fixture has yet to be confirmed. There is no game this weekend due to the Bank Holiday.

Training continues for the seniors on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

Our U16s beat Tara in the league last Tuesday, winning 2-16 to 1-5. Well done lads. A big welcome to Luke Gavin, Joe Dyson and Dylan Connor who have joined our U16s this year.

Training for our U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14 teams continues on Wednesday. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. Steve McElroy will be looking after our under-12s and can be contacted on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

Congratulations to John and Rebecca McDermott on the birth of their first child on Sunday.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American writer Thomas Carlyle: “Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.”

St Clarets GFC – beating the odds since 1975.



 

April 25th 2012

Youth notes

Our U16s are being assisted by St Kiernans this year and had their first league game on Tuesday night against Tara, winning 2-16 to 1-5. Well done lads.

A big welcome to Joe Dyson and Dylan Connor who have joined our U16s this year, along with Luke Gavin, who has transferred from Heston Gaels after assisting us at U14 last year.

Proposed fixtures:subject to change

Saturday April 28th
U14 League v Round Towers at Mitcham Postponed

Tuesday May 1st
U16 League v TCG at Greenford to be confirmed

Training next week for U14s will be Wednesday night due to U16 fixture Tuesday.

All proposed fixtures have been added to the club diary on the website. This are subject to change though, so please keep an eye on it.


 

April 22nd 2012

Claretian Echo


This week's Claretian Echo, issue No.10 which is a bumper edition to mark the Social Evening, is available on the website now. Just follow the link:

The Claretian Echo Issue 10



 

April 22nd 2012

Social evening


Big thanks you to the Social Committee for all their hard work for the recent Social Evening and Mass. A job well done guys. Big thumbs up from the club for your efforts.


Social Evening
The club's social committee who did such a great job organising
the Mass and Social Night. Missing from photo is Theresa Lynott.


 

April 22nd 2012

Club notes


The senior team exited this year’s Murphy Cup when they were beaten by Garryowen at Greenford on Saturday. Fielding an under strength side, the Clarets led by 7-points at one stage, but faded late on.

We have our first game in the senior league next Sunday, April 29th when we take on Robert Emmetts in Hayes at 2pm. It’s vital that we make a strong start in this competition, so everyone is asked to make themselves available.

Training continues for the seniors on Tuesday and Thursday at 8pm at Hayes Rugby Club.

Our U-14 and U-16 teams continue training on Tuesday and the U-8, U-10 and U-12 teams begins on Wednesday. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. Steve McElroy will be looking after our under-12s and can be contacted on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped make last Friday’s Mass and social evening such an enormous success. It was a fantastic tribute to those involved in its organisation and also a fitting reflection of the tremendous spirit that exists within St Clarets. There are loads of photos from the event on the www.stclarets.co.uk/gallery.html section of the website, with more to follow. Keep an eye on the press too for other pictures.

A fundraising evening will take place on Friday 27th April at the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, in aid of the Douay Martyrs School, who will be sending a Gaelic football team to County Wicklow in July of this year. Tickets are £5 and are available in advance or at the door. The evening starts at 8.30pm and music will provided be by O’Hare and Chambers. Raffle prizes include tickets to a Premier League game. Many St Clarets players will be on this team, so your support will be greatly appreciated.

We’ve added some new features to the website, particularly in www.stclarets.co.uk/Hall_of_Fame.html and also www.stclarets.co.uk/Memory_Lane.html section. Please log on and have a look around.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

Watch out for a bumper two-page edition of The Claretian Echo this week, covering the top stories from the Mass and Social Evening.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from former Oklahoma basketball coach Abe Lemmons: “One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.”

St Clarets GFC – we came, we saw and we conquered.



 

April 16th 2012

Club notes


Last Sunday our senior team defeat Moindearg 2-12 to 0-2 in our second group game of the Murphy Cup. It was an excellent showing from the team and leaves us with a great chance of qualifying for the semi-final of this early season competition. The team on Sunday was: Paul Myers; Michael Hickey, Paul Davis, Matt Healy; Sean McCarthy, Aidan Donaghy, Eamon Colleran; Barry Lynch, Paddy Donaghy; Luke Kelly, Tomas Gilmore, Paul Nolan; Patrick Lynott, Ricky Daly, John McDermott. Subs: Gary Stewart, Gary Wynne, Cal O'Connor and Steve McElroy.

Next Saturday, April 21st, we have our final group game in the 2012 Murphy Cup when we take on Garryowen at Greenford, throw-in time 4pm. All support greatly appreciated. More details for players at senior training, which continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, both with an 8pm start.

Our U-14 and U-16 teams begin training on Tuesday April 17th and the U-8, U-10 and U-12 teams begins on Wednesday April 18th. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. Steve McElroy will be looking after our under-12s and can be contacted on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260 . All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

There will be a Mass said on the evening of Friday April 20th at 7.30pm in Botwell Church, Hayes for all club members as well as in memory of all our deceased members. After the Mass there will be a social evening in Botwell Club. All club members and supporters are invited. Music by Barry Coyle.

A fundraising evening will take place on Friday 27th April at the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, in aid of the Douay Martyrs School who will be sending a Gaelic football team to County Wicklow in July of this year. Tickets are £5 and are available in advance or at the door. The evening starts at 8.30pm and music will provided be by O’Hare and Chambers. Raffle prizes include tickets to a Premier League game. Many St Clarets players will be on this team so your support will be greatly appreciated.

Don't forget to keep an eye on our website for the weekly issue of "The Claretian Echo" and also the views of our regular columnist "The Preacher Man". All back issues are now available at www.stclarets.co.uk We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American soprano Beverly Sills: "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."

St Clarets GFC – you'll come for the football, you'll stay because of the people.



 

April 9th 2012

Club notes


The senior team took part in the Tir Chonaill Gaels 7-a-side tournament on Saturday and exited the competition in the group stage. It was a great performance from the club and thanks to the players who made themselves available for the day. The players to represent us were: John Hickey Michael Hickey, Conor Healy, Matthew Healy, Paddy Donaghy, Aidan Donaghy, Luke Kelly, Gary Stewart, Tomas Gilmore, Barry Lynch and John McDermott.

Next Sunday, April 15th, we have our second game in the 2012 Murphy Cup when we take on Moindearg at Greenford, throw-in time 2pm. All support greatly appreciated. More details for players at senior training, which continues this week on Tuesday and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, both with an 8pm start.

There will be a Mass said on the evening of Friday April 20th at 7.30pm in Botwell Church, Hayes for all club members as well as in memory of all our deceased members. After the Mass there will be a social evening in Botwell Club. All club members and supporters are invited. Music by Barry Coyle.

A fundraising evening will take place on Friday 27th April at the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, in aid of the Douay Martyrs School who will be sending a Gaelic football team to County Wicklow in July of this year. Tickets are £5 and are available in advance or at the door. The evening starts at 8.30pm and music will provided be by O’Hare and Chambers. Raffle prizes include tickets to a Premier League game. Many St Clarets players will be on this team so your support will be greatly appreciated.

Well done to club member Eamonn Colleran and the other members of the St Josephs GFC who completed their charity cycle to Mayo last week. We’re looking forward to Mossie returning to us, once he’s cycled back!

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

Our U-14 and U-16 teams begin training on Tuesday April 17th and the U-8, U-10 and U-12 teams begins on Wednesday April 18th. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. Steve McElroy will be looking after our under-12s and can be contacted on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. All players, regardless of experience are welcome.

This week’s pause for sporting thought is an anonymous offering: “To dream of the person you would like to be, is to waste the person you are.”

St Clarets GFC – it’s like a good soap on the telly, you can’t afford to miss a week.


The St Clarets team that took part in the annual Tir Chonaill Gaels 7-a-side competition last weekend (click on image to enlarge)

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April 4th 2012

The Claretian Echo


Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter The Claretian Echo in which we will be attempting to take a slightly more light-hearted look at what's going on in St Clarets GFC and when we can't come up with something, we just make it up instead.

Like all good news rooms, we'll be delighted to hear from anyone with gossip that we can use, twist or manipulate to suit our requirements for this particular segment.

Our email address as always is stclarets@hotmail.com

We hope you enjoy this edition of The Claretian Echo

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Claretian Echo Issue 7



 

April 2nd 2012

Club notes


The senior team began their season with a two-point defeat to North London Shamrocks in the opening round of this season’s Murphy Cup. Despite trailing 2-6 to 0-1 at half time, St Clarets rallied in the second period and clawed their way back to within a couple of points. A great effort from all concerned, but a few too many faces missing. It was great to see Gerry Lynott back in a St Clarets jersey once again as St Clarets fielded a team with no less than three sets of brothers on it – the Lynotts, the Hickeys and the Donaghys. Our team on Sunday was: Gerry Lynott; Michael Hickey, John Hickey, Matthew Healy; Gary Stewart, Ricky Daly, Luke Kelly; Aidan Donaghy, Paddy Donaghy; Patrick Lynott, Tomas Gilmore, Cal O’Connor; Stephen Donoghue, Gary Wynne, John McDermott. Subs: Pat Queally for Gary Stewart; Kevin Flynn for Cal O’Connor.

It was great to get some official senior fixtures on our home ground and a big thank you to everyone who helped out with the preparation of the pitch prior to the game.

There is no official fixture next weekend due to it being Easter Sunday, however, the annual Tir Chonaill Gaels 7-a-side tournament takes place on Saturday April 7th and as usual we have entered a team. The competition takes place at Tir Chonaill Gaels’ ground in Greenford and registration is at 10.30am. It’s a long demanding day, but always well worth it. More details at training.

Training continues on Monday at Brunel University and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, both with an 8pm start.

There will be a Mass said on the evening of Friday April 20th at 7.30pm in Botwell Church, Hayes for all club members as well as in memory of all our deceased members. After the Mass there will be a social evening in Botwell Club. All club members and supporters are invited. Music by Barry Coyle.

A fundraising evening will take place on Friday 27th April at the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, in aid of the Douay Martyrs School who will be sending a Gaelic football team to County Wicklow in July of this year. Tickets are £5 and are available in advance or at the door. The evening starts at 8.30pm and music will provided be by O’Hare and Chambers. Raffle prizes include tickets to a Premier League game. Many St Clarets players will be on this team so your support will be greatly appreciated.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. Steve McElroy will be looking after our under-12s and can be contacted on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American writer George Eliot: “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

St Clarets GFC – an Adele free zone.



 

March 28th 2012

The Claretian Echo


Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter The Claretian Echo in which we will be attempting to take a slightly more light-hearted look at what's going on in St Clarets GFC and when we can't come up with something, we just make it up instead.

Like all good news rooms, we'll be delighted to hear from anyone with gossip that we can use, twist or manipulate to suit our requirements for this particular segment.

Our email address as always is stclarets@hotmail.com

We hope you enjoy this edition of The Claretian Echo

To view the newsletter, just click on the image below (adobe reader required)

Claretian Echo Issue 6



 

March 25th 2012

Club notes


The senior team continued their pre-season campaign with a trip to Reading to take on St Anthony’s. Sadly we suffered our second reverse of the pre-season. Many thanks to St Anthony’s for hosting the game and also for their hospitality afterwards. Hopefully we will be able to return the compliment in the future.

Official London competition starts next weekend, when we take on North London Shamrocks in the Murphy Cup at Kingshill Ave, Hayes on Sunday April 1st, throw-in time 1.30pm. All players are requested to be at the ground at 12.30pm. This match will be followed by the Murphy Cup clash between Heston Gaels and St Brendans, so it’s important we get our game off on time.

Senior team players are reminded that training continues this Monday at Brunel University, Uxbridge and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. All players who wish to be considered for the club’s senior team for 2012 are expected to attend. Pick-ups are available from local tube and railway stations. Contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492603 for further info.

Club membership fees are now due. Membership costs £20 per person and there is also a £20 per family membership for those involved with the youth teams. Please make sure you have registered. Forms available on the “news” section of the website.

There will be a Mass said on the evening of Friday April 20th at 7.30pm in Botwell Church, Hayes for all club members as well as in memory of all our deceased members. After the Mass there will be a social evening in Botwell Club. All club members and supporters are invited. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

A fundraising evening will take place on Friday 27th April at the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, in aid of the Douay Martyrs School who will be sending a Gaelic football team to County Wicklow in July of this year. Tickets are £5 and are available in advance or at the door. The evening starts at 8.30pm and music will provided be by O’Hare and Chambers. Raffle prizes include tickets to a Premier League game. Many St Clarets players will be on this team so your support will be greatly appreciated.

Good luck to our player Eamonn Colleran who heads off next weekend on a charity cycle ride to Ballaghaderreen in aid of his brother Brian.

Best wishes to player Ger O’Sullivan who suffered an injury in the game. We hope to see you back in the coming weeks Ger fit and raring to go.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. Steve McElroy will be looking after our under-12s and can be contacted on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American writer Anthony D’Angelo: “You do not have to hold a position to be a leader.”

St Clarets GFC – where money can buy you love.

The St Clarets team that faced St Anthonys in the pre-season challenge (click on image to enlarge)

St Clarets v St Anthonys


 

March 21st 2012

The Claretian Echo


Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter The Claretian Echo in which we will be attempting to take a slightly more light-hearted look at what's going on in St Clarets GFC.

Like all good news rooms, we'll be delighted to hear from anyone with gossip that we can use, twist or manipulate to suit our requirements for this particular segment.

Our email address as always is stclarets@hotmail.com

We hope you enjoy this edition of The Claretian Echo

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March 20th 2012

Club Notes

The senior team continue their preparations for the forthcoming season with a challenge game against St Anthonys in Reading on Saturday March 24th, throw-in 3.30pm. Transport details will be made known at training and also on our website. Senior team players are reminded that training continues this Monday at Brunel University, Uxbridge and Tuesay at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. All players who wish to be considered for the club’s senior team for 2012 are expected to attend. Pick-ups are available from local tube and railway stations. Contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492603 for further info. Club membership fees are now due. Membership costs £20 per person and there is also a £20 per family membership for those involved with the youth teams. Please make sure you have registered. Forms available on the “news” section of the website. Adult fixtures in London for 2012 begin on the weekend of March 31st. More details available as soon as we receive them. Also, all the dates for this season’s Intermediate Football Championship have been added to the club’s calendar on the website. The club are holding a Mass on the evening of Friday April 20th at 7.30pm in Botwell Church, Hayes for all club members as well as in memory of all our deceased members. After the Mass there will be a social evening in Botwell Club. All club members and supporters are invited. More details to follow in the next few weeks. There is a fundraising evening on Friday 27th April at the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, in aid of the Douay Martyrs School who will be sending a Gaelic football team to County Wicklow in July of this year. Tickets are £5 and are available in advance or at the door. The evening starts at 8.30pm and music will provided be by O’Hare and Chambers. Raffle prizes include tickets to a Premier League game. Further details over the coming weeks. Please try to support this event as many of our youth team players will be representing Douay Martyrs on this trip. We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com. For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. Steve McElroy will be looking after our under-12s and can be contacted on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260. This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from NCIS character Leroy Jethro Gibbs: "Rule number 5 - don't waste good, and you're good."

March 13th 2012

The Claretian Echo


Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter The Claretian Echo in which we will be attempting to take a slightly more light-hearted look at what's going on in St Clarets GFC.

Like all good news rooms, we'll be delighted to hear from anyone with gossip that we can use, twist or manipulate to suit our requirements for this particular segment.

Our email address as always is stclarets@hotmail.com

We hope you enjoy this edition of The Claretian Echo

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Claretian Echo Issue 4



 

March 12th 2012

Club notes


St Clarets GFC The senior team began their pre-season campaign with a closely contested challenge game against St Dypmna’s of Hertfordshire on Sunday in Hayes. Despite losing by a single point, the game proved a very useful run out for the squad as every player was given game time during the match. Marc Collentine scored our second half goal in the 1-9 to 1-10 defeat. A big thank you to St Dympna’s for travelling down for the game.

Senior team players are reminded that training continues this Monday at Brunel University, Uxbridge and Thursday at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. All players who wish to be considered for the club’s senior team for 2012 are expected to attend. Pick-ups are available from local tube and railway stations. Contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492603 for further info.

Club membership fees are now due. Membership costs £20 per person and there is also a £20 per family membership for those involved with the youth teams. Please make sure you have registered. Forms available on the “news” section of the website.

Adult fixtures in London for 2012 begin on the weekend of March 31st. More details available as soon as we receive them. Also, all the dates for this season’s Intermediate Football Championship have been added to the club’s calendar on the website.

There will be a Mass said on the evening of Friday April 20th at 7.30pm in Botwell Church, Hayes for all club members as well as in memory of all our deceased members. After the Mass there will be a social evening in Botwell Club. All club members and supporters are invited. More details to follow in the next few weeks.

There will be a fundraising evening on Friday 27th April at the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, in aid of the Douay Martyrs School who will be sending a Gaelic football team to County Wicklow in July of this year. Tickets are £5 and are available in advance or at the door. The evening starts at 8.30pm and music will provided be by O’Hare and Chambers. Raffle prizes include tickets to a Premier League game. Further details over the coming weeks.

Best wishes to club stalwart Jim O’Regan who celebrates his 75th birthday this month. Many happy returns Jim and we look forward to seeing you out at our games again this year.

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. Steve McElroy will be looking after our under-12s and can be contacted on 07872188791 and for all matters relating to the club’s under-14s and under-16s, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

St Clarets GFC – makes “Fight Club” look like “Daddy Day Care”.



 

March 9th 2012

Denis McCarthy's Anniversary


Club members are asked to remember one of our founding members Denis McCarthy, whose anniversary occurs at this time. Denis passed away in 2005 after a lifetime of dedication to the GAA in London. My he rest in peace.


 

March 5th 2012

The Claretian Echo


Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter The Claretian Echo in which we will be attempting to take a slightly more light-hearted look at what's going on in St Clarets GFC.

Like all good news rooms, we'll be delighted to hear from anyone with gossip that we can use, twist or manipulate to suit our requirements for this particular segment.

Our email address as always is stclarets@hotmail.com

We hope you enjoy this edition of The Claretian Echo

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Claretian Echo Issue 3



 

March 6th 2012

Upcoming fixtures


Folks, the business end of the season is just around the corner and in preparation we have organised two challenge games in the coming weeks to help blow off the cobwebs.

This Sunday March 11th we are playing St Dympnas of Luton in Hayes with a throw-in at 3 pm. All players are requested to be there no later than 2.30 pm. Start the season as you mean to go on.

And then on Saturday March 24th we are playing St Anthony’s out at their ground in Reading, with a throw-in time of 3.30 pm. More details of this game will be announced closer to the date.

In the meantime, make sure you’re at training on Thursday evening and that you are free for the game on Sunday.

Every opportunity to play that is missed is an opportunity to impress that has been lost.

All support is welcome and as ever much appreciated.



 

March 5th 2012

Club notes


Senior team players are reminded that training continues this week on Monday March 5th at Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Hillingdon at 8pm and on Thursday March 8th at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. All players who wish to be considered for the club’s senior team for 2012 are expected to attend. Pick-ups are available from local tube and railway stations. Contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492603 for further info.

A big thank you to Martin Hession, Mick Buckley, Luke Kelly and Matthew Healy for giving up their Saturday to participate in the youth training programme at Ruislip last week. Their services will be available to various youth teams in the coming season. Well done, your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Club membership forms and questionnaires are now available on the website for downloading and completing www.stclarets.co.uk/news.html. Membership is £20 per person and there is also a £20 per family membership for those involved with the youth teams. Please make sure you have registered.

Adult fixtures in London for 2012 begin on the weekend of March 31st. More details available as soon as we receive them. Also, all the dates for this season’s Intermediate Football Championship have been added to the club’s calendar on the website.

Check out our light-hearted look at events in the club in our weekly newsletter “The Claretian Echo” available to read in the “News” section of the club’s website www.stclarets.co.uk every Wednesday. If you wish to have it emailed to you, just drop us an email: stclarets@hotmail.com

We are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com

For information on our club’s under-8 and under-10 teams contact Denis McCarthy on 07973287256. For all matters relating to the club’s other youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American politician David Bly: “Striving for success without hard work, is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted.”

St Clarets GFC – if you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our club.



 

February 28th 2012

The Claretian Echo


Welcome to the second edition of our weekly newsletter The Claretian Echo in which we will be attempting to take a slightly more light-hearted look at what's going on in St Clarets GFC.

Like all good news rooms, we'll be delighted to hear from anyone with gossip that we can use, twist or manipulate to suit our requirements for this particular segment.

Our email address as always is stclarets@hotmail.com

We hope you enjoy this edition of The Claretian Echo

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Claretian Echo Issue 2



 

February 28th 2012

Tony "Spinner" McLaughlin's Anniversary


Club members are asked to remember the late Tony "Spinner" McLaughlin, whose second anniversary it is today. Tony was a long time member of the club and served St Clarets as both player and manager during his many years with us. He is fondly remembered and sorely missed. May he rest in peace.


 

February 27th 2012

Club notes


St Clarets GFC Senior team players are reminded that training continues this Thursday March 1st at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Ave, Hayes. All players who wish to be considered for the club’s senior team for 2012 are expected to attend. Pick-ups are available from local tube and railway stations. Contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492603 for further info.

Club membership forms and questionnaires are now available on the website for downloading and completing www.stclarets.co.uk/news.html. Membership is £20 per person and there is also a £20 per family membership for those involved with the youth teams. Please make sure you have registered.

Check out our light-hearted look at events in the club in our weekly newsletter “The Claretian Echo” available to read in the “News” section of the club’s website www.stclarets.co.uk every Wednesday.

If you would like to receive the club notes or newsletter via email on a weekly basis, and are not already doing so, then make sure to send an email to the club at stclarets@hotmail.com so that we can add your name to the club’s database.

St Clarets GFC are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

For information on all matters relating to the club’s youth teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American poet George Woodberry: “Defeat is not the worst of failure. Not to have tried is the true failure.”

St Clarets GFC – Even Joe Brolly couldn’t find fault with us.



 

February 21st 2012

The Claretian Echo


Welcome to the very first edition of our new weekly newsletter The Claretian Echo in which we will be attempting to take a slightly more light-hearted look at what's going on in St Clarets GFC.

We've emailed a copy to all those members whose email addresses are currently on the PRO committee's data base, so we apologise to anyone who we may have been over-looked on the mail shot. If you have missed out and you'd like a copy mailed to you each week, just drop us an email with your request.

If you enjoy the read, then make sure you let your fellow members know about it.

Also, like all good news rooms, we'll be delighted to hear from anyone with gossip that we can use, twist or manipulate to suit our requirements for this particular segment.

Our email address as always is stclarets@hotmail.com

We hope you enjoy this first edition of The Claretian Echo

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Claretian Echo Issue 1



 

Club Notes

February 19th 2012


Senior team players are reminded that training starts on Thursday February 23rd. Further details of exact time and location will be text to all players. Pick-ups are available from local tube stations and railway stations if required. Contact John Kelly on 07884 473672 or Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492603 for further info.

The club’s social committee have their first meeting of the year on Tuesday 21st February at 7.30pm in The Botwell Club, Hayes.

Any club members interested in attending the London County Board Dinner and Dance at Ruislip on February 25th please contact a member of the committee for further information.

Club membership forms and questionnaires are now available on the website for downloading and completing www.stclarets.co.uk/news.html. Membership is £20 per person and there is also a £20 per family membership for those involved with the underage teams.

The club are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

For information on all matters relating to the underage teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from an anonymous source: “Every time you step on to a football field, first and foremost, you are representing yourself.”

St Clarets GFC – where excellence comes as standard.





 

Referee's Course


A reminder that there is a referee’s course being held at Ruislip on Friday 17th February from 7pm to 9.30pm and on Saturday 18th February from 10am to 1pm.

After the course, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm, the two referees will speak to the team managers / coaches .The course is ideal for all of those that have done the foundation course previously.

The session is being presented by Francis Finan and Michael Nee.

Light refreshments will be provided both days, so please make sure that your club is represented.

Any club memmbers interested in attending please contact John Kelly on 07884 473672.



 

Club Notes

February 13th 2012


We have added a new “Club Diary” feature to the website www.stclarets.co.uk . Here we hope to be able to offer a comprehensive list of all club events throughout the year. If you have any dates that you wish to have added to the diary, the details of how to do so are available on the “Club Diary” page.

The club’s social committee have their first meeting of the year on Tuesday 21st February at 7.30pm in The Botwell Club, Hayes.

Senior team players are reminded that training starts on Thursday February 23rd. Further details of exact time and location available next week.

Any club members interested in attending the London County Board Dinner and Dance at Ruislip on February 25th please contact a member of the committee for further information.

Club membership forms and questionnaires are now available on the website for downloading and completing www.stclarets.co.uk/news.html

The club are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

For information on all matters relating to the underage teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

We’re back to the movies again for this week’s pause for sporting thought, as we dig through the treasure trove of quotes that is “Seabiscuit”. This one is from Charles S Howard, the character played by Jeff Bridges: “When the little guy doesn’t know he is the little guy, he can do great big things.”

St Clarets GFC – where the cast of “Lost” were really trying to get to.




 

Referee’s Course


The London County Board are planning a referee’s course, which will be held in Ruislip on Friday 17th February from 7pm - 9.30pm approx. and then on Saturday 18th February from 10am to 1pm approx.

Full details will be available in the next few days. We will let you know as soon as we have them to hand.



 

Foundation Training Course


There is a foundation award coaching course taking place at Ruislip on the Saturday March 3rd.

This course will start at 9am and will run all day until 5.30pm. Lunch will be provided.

Indoor and outdoor work will be involved so bring the necessary clothing/footwear. Interested parties should email Mark Gottsche, London CDA at mark.gottsche.cda.london@gaa.ie or contact the club on stclarets@hotmail.com

Spaces are very limited, so registration is a matter of some urgency and an excellent opportunity for anyone in the club who is interested in developing their coaching methods.



 

Club Notes

February 6th 2012


One oversight in last week’s AGM results was the appointment of Theresa Lynott in the newly creates role of Child Protection Officer. Many thanks Theresa for taking on these important duties and we know you will do an excellent job at it.

Club membership forms and questionnaires are now available on the website for downloading and completing www.stclarets.co.uk/news.html

The club are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

For information on all matters relating to the underage teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from NBA legend Ed Macauley: “When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him, he will win.”

St Clarets GFC – més que un club.



 

London County Board Dinner and Dance

The London County Board are holding a Dinner and Dance in Ruislip on Sat 25th February 2012 in honour of the incoming President of the Provincial Council of Britain Brendie Brien.

The tickets are £35 per person and all clubs are asked to give this event their full support.

Tickets can be obtained from the organising committee, their details are as follows:


Tony O'Halloran: 07977935135

Sean Reid: 07919673338

John Lacey: 07860512007



Official Club Forms

Click on the link to the relevant form to enlarge it and then simply print it off.


1.
Club membership form for 2015

2. Club questionnaire form

3. London CB Photographic ID form

4. Inter-county transfer form



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Club Notes

January 29th 2012


The club’s AGM took place last Sunday and the following members were elected for 2012.

Honoury Life Presidents: Rose McCarthy, Danny Collins.
Club Presidents: Mick Keane, Brendan Sherry.
Vice Presidents: Mick O'Shea, Kevin Lynott, Brendan Curran, Charlie McAvoy, Jim Reagan, John Marron, Liam Toohey.
Chairman: John Kelly
Vice-Chairman: Mick Keane
Secretary: Stevan Sherry
Ass Secretary: Paddy Donaghy
Treasurer: Marie Hession
Ass Treasurer: Teresa Kelly
PRO team: Theresa Lynott, Shiela Bradshaw, Jacinta Buckley, Joann Henderson, Paddy Donaghy, Eamonn Colleran, Mick Joyce, John Collins.
Youth Officers and Minor Board delegates: Denis McCarthy, Colm Lynott.
Child Protection Officer Theresa Lynott.
Senior Board delegates: Bill Callaghan, John Kelly.
County Board referee: Denis McCarthy
Social committee: Mick Joyce, Paddy Donaghy, Eamonn Colleran, Marie Hession, Teresa Kelly, Jacinta Buckley, Shiela Bradshaw, Theresa Lynott, Joann Henderson.

Congratulations to all elected committee members and good luck with your endeavours in 2012.

A massive thank you to the staff and management of the Botwell Club for their help, hospitality and excellent service for yesterday's AGM. We've had a long and lasting association with each other, stretching right back to our early days. May it continue for many more years.

The club are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

For information on all matters relating to the underage teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

The club would like to express their appreciation to Chemglaze for their generous sponsorship of a set of kit bags for the 2012 season. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from baseball legend Babe Ruth: “The way the team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.”

St Clarets GFC – simply irresistible.



 

Brigid Doyle's Funeral Details

The whole GAA community in London has been saddened by the death of Brigid Doyle after a long battle with illness. Brigid, wife of prominent London GAA stalwart John Doyle and herself an active member of the Fulham Irish club, died last week. The following are the details for Brigid’s Funeral.

Brigid’s remains will be brought to St Augustine's Church , Hammersmith for 7pm Mass on Monday 30th January.

Anyone wishing to pay their respects and meet the immediate family can do so at the Chapel of Rest at Barry & Murray Funeral Directors 317 Lillie Road, Fulham, London, SW6 7LL between 11am and 6pm on Monday 30th January.

Funeral Mass will be at St Augustine's Church on Tuesday 31st January at 12.15pm followed by burial at Mortlake Cemetery, Clifford Avenue, London SW14 7BY.



 

St Clarets GFC Annual General Meeting

A reminder that the club's AGM takes place on Sunday January 29th at 4pm in The Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes. All members and interested parties are requested to attend.

 

Club Notes

January 22nd 2012


St Clarets GFC The club’s AGM will take place on Sunday January 29th in the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, Middx at 4pm. All members and interested parties are invited to attend.

The club are always on the look-out for new players of all levels. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

For information on all matters relating to the underage teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

The club would like to express our appreciation to Chemglaze for their generous sponsorship of a set of kit bags for the 2012 season. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

A big thanks to Mary Collins and Damian Dolan for the recent help gathering information for our website www.stclarets.co.uk . We’d be lost without you guys.

Last week was Golden Globe’s week and St Clarets GFC headed to the movies. John McDermott auditioned for a role in Zoolander II, while modelling the club’s new support’s shirt, while Pat Queally and Mick Joyce, under the guidance of Pat Curren, attempted to remake of “Dirty Dancing” at a rather dubious Soho venue. As of yet, we haven’t worked out who was Patrick Swayze and who was Jennifer Grey, but all will be revealed no doubt as the season progresses. Not content with his efforts in the Dirty Dancing renaissance, our resident pugilist Joyce then headed to the set of “Fight Club” to check out some white collar boxing, a move that led to rumours that it was indeed Joyce who had spent most of his evening at the salsa club being lifted in the air by Queally and the boxing thing was merely an attempt to reclaim his masculinity!

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from His Airness Michael Jordan: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

St Clarets GFC – where everybody knows your name and they’re always glad you came.





 

New St. Clarets supporters t-shirt available

January 20th 2012



 

Having already conquered the construction industry, mastered the world of Gaelic football and having also secured the love of a good woman, John Mac now turns his attention to the catwalk, as he looks to take on the titans of the fashion industry in Milan and Paris.

Starting modestly as ever, John's first assignment is modelling St Clarets new supporter's t-shirt. Are we witnessing the birth of the next generation Zoolander?

Just how much will this picture be worth in ten years time? Only time will tell.

The t-shirt, kindly sponsored by Corbyn Ltd, is currently available in x-large, large and medium and is priced at £30.

For details on how to order your supporter’s t-shirt email stclarets@hotmail.com or contact a committee member.


 

Club Notes

January 15th 2012


The club’s AGM, which will take place on the Sunday January 29th in the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, Middx at 4pm. All members and interested parties are invited to attend.

The club’s new supporter’s jerseys have arrived and are now available for purchase. The jersey, kindly sponsored by Corbyn Ltd, is currently available in x-large, large and medium and is priced at £30. For details on how to place your order, email stclarets@hotmail.com or contact a committee member.

New ideas and material for the club’s ever-improving website www.stclarets.co.uk are always welcome. Don’t forget to check our weekly column under “The Pulpit” tab. Please send new ideas to stclarets@hotmail.com.

Congratulations to Dan Keating and his wife Paula on the birth of their son last week. Another contender for the No.3 jersey.

Commiserations to club chairman John Kelly on being 40-something yet again this week. That’s eight times now he’s been forty-something!

The club are always on the look-out for new players. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com. For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from legendary American football quarterback Joe Namath: “If you’re not going all the way, why go at all?”

And remember folks, if Willy Wonka made football clubs, they’d be almost as amazing as St Clarets!



 

New St. Clarets supporters t-shirt available

January 15th 2012



 

The new year is here and St Clarets are pleased to let its members know that the club’s new supporter’s jersey has arrived and is now available for purchase. The jersey, kindly sponsored by Corbyn Ltd, is currently available in x-large, large and medium and is priced at £30.

For details on how to order your supporter’s jersey email stclarets@hotmail.com or contact a committee member.


 

Club Notes

January 8th 2012


The New Year is just in, but it is back to business with a bang for St Clarets GFC for what we intend to be a successful 2012. First order of business for the year will of course be the club’s AGM, which will take place on the Sunday January 29th in the Botwell Club, Botwell Lane, Hayes, Middx at 4pm.

The club’s new supporter’s jerseys have arrived and are now available for purchase. The jersey, kindly sponsored by Corbyn Ltd, is currently available in x-large, large and medium and is priced at £30. For details on how to order your supporter’s jersey, email stclarets@hotmail.com or contact a committee member.

New ideas and material for the club’s ever-improving website www.stclarets.co.uk are always welcome. Please send them to stclarets@hotmail.com.

The club are always on the look-out for new players. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com. For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from the rather unusual source of one Lionel Bloch, Bob Hoskins’ character in the film “Maid in Manhattan” (I know, I know, too much time on the sofa over Christmas). Anyway, Lionel’s pearl of wisdom is as follows: “What we do does not define who we are. What defines us is how well we rise after falling.”

Life with St Clarets GFC – like “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” only sexier and more glamorous.



 

New St. Clarets supporters t-shirt available

January 3rd 2012



 

The new year is here and St Clarets are pleased to let its members know that the club’s new supporter’s jersey has arrived and is now available for purchase. The jersey, kindly sponsored by Corbyn Ltd, is currently available in x-large, large and medium and is priced at £30.

For details on how to order your supporter’s jersey email stclarets@hotmail.com or contact a committee member.


 

Club notes

December 18th 2011



All that remains to say at the end of the year is to wish all our members and supporters an enjoyable, peaceful and happy Christmas, together with a prosperous New Year. To the opponents we will face in 2012, we would like to wish them a peaceful Christmas and a not too successful New Year.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American football broadcaster Randy Cross: “The NFL, like life, is full of idiots.” Randy and Roy Keane obviously attended the same media training course!

A huge thank you to the staff of The Irish Post newspaper, The Irish World newspaper, Hoganstand website and the London GAA website for all their help and support throughout the past year. We look forward to renewing old acquaintances - that is of course when we all sober up, probably around about the second week of January.

More information on our club can be found on our website www.stclarets.co.uk

See you all in 2012.



 

Club notes

December 11th 2011



The club has just taken stock of out new range of supporter t-shirts kindly sponsored by Corbyn Ltd. These are available in a range of sizes from adult to children. Samples can be viewed on our website. Contact a committee member for details.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American motivational guru Denis Waitley. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.”

The club are always on the look-out for new players. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com. For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.



 

Club notes

December 5th 2011



The club hosted their annual end-of-season dinner for all club members at West Middlesex Golf Club last Saturday night. A fantastic night helped to mark the end of another season for St Clarets GFC. Thank you to all who attended and supported the event. Pictures from the night will appear in the papers and on our website shortly.

The club are currently in the process of re-vamping our website. Club members are encouraged to have a browse through www.stclarets.co.uk and see what they think of the new sections. Any additional material that members may have, especially photographs, please contact a member of the committee or email them to stclarets@hotmail.com.

The club wishes a speedy recovery to the mother of player Donal Butler after her recent illness. Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.

The club has just taken stock of out new range of supporter t-shirts kindly sponsored by Corbyn Ltd. These are available in a range of sizes from adult to children. Samples can be viewed on our website. Details of how they can be purchased will appear in notes next week.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from former US Decathalon Champion Bruce Jenner. “I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win-if you don't you won't.”

The club are always on the look-out for new players. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com. For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

 

Results from the end of season awards

(as voted for by the St Clarets players.)

Player of 2011: Patrick Lynott.

Young Player 2011: Matthew Healy.

Most Improved 2011: Matthew Healy.

Clubman of 2011: Eamon Colleran.

Well done to all the winners.




 

New St. Clarets supporters t-shirt coming soon

December 1st 2011



 

The club’s new supporter’s t-shirt (illustrated above), kindly sponsored by Corbyn Ltd., will be on sale very shortly through the club. The shirt will be available to all members in a range of both adult and kids sizes.

Keep an eye on the website and our facebook page for details of where you can buy the club’s new supporter’s t-shirt.

The club would like to express their appreciation to the directors and staff of Corbyn Ltd. for sponsoring this new piece of club leisure wear.

 

Club notes

November 27th 2011



The club will be hosting their annual end-of-season dinner for all club members at West Middlesex Golf Club on Saturday December 3rd. Only a few tickets remaining. Full details of the evening available next week, but for further information concerning tickets, contact Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or John McDermott on 07814 032131. Strict shirt and tie dress code.

The club are currently in the process of re-vamping our website. Club members are encouraged to have a browse through www.stclarets.co.uk and see what they think of the new sections. Any additional material that members may have, especially photographs, please contact a member of the committee or email them to stclarets@hotmail.com.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from newly appointed Fermanagh football manager Peter Canavan: “Anything I achieved was through hard work and graft. A lot of times you were fighting against the grain. Any success that you get, you have to earn it. You have to work very hard for it."

The club are always on the look-out for new players. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.


 

Christmas Do up-date

A reminder folks that tickets for our "Christmas Do" are in great demand and numbers are limited. The event is on Saturday December 3rd at the West Middlesex Golf Club. A reminder too that as the event is taking place in the Golf Club, dress code is strictly shirt and tie. For further information concerning tickets, contact Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or John McDermott on 07814 032131.

 

Club Notes

November 21st 2011


The club will be hosting their annual end-of-season dinner for all club members at West Middlesex Golf Club on Saturday December 3rd. Full details of the evening available next week, but for further information concerning tickets, contact Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or John McDermott on 07814 032131.

The club are currently in the process of re-vamping our website. Club members are encouraged to have a browse through www.stclarets.co.uk and see what they think of the new sections. Any additional material that members may have, especially photographs, please contact a member of the committee or email them to stclarets@hotmail.com.

This week’s pause for sporting thought was sent in by one of our readers, Ronan, and comes from former college football coach JoePa: "The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.”

The club are always on the look-out for new players. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.





 

In My Father’s Den

From Hoganstand Nov 15th 2011



Like father like son: Denis McCarthy snr along with his sons John and Denis; Denis jnr with his sons Joe and Sean;
and a double dose of Colm Lynott. All of them loyal servants of St Clarets GFC.


 

There’s so much talk these days about DNA, those biological threads that hold the family together.

 


While the term is used in relation to the animal and plant kingdoms, football clubs too can have their own DNA, a thread that differentiates it from the others.
Case in-point would be west London club, St Clarets, a stubbornly determined outfit with the constitution of an ox and the robustness to overcome every single challenge thrown its way since it was first founded over 35 years.
And those challenges have been many and varied, but none more so than throughout the late nineties and early 2000s, when the flow of new players into London was reduced to a trickle and clubs disappeared at an alarming rate.
But it was precisely then that that robustness and stubbornness that so defined the St Clarets came to the fore, and despite the challenges, St Clarets actually enjoyed the most successful period in their history, and they were doing it using their family’s DNA – or in other words, home-grown talent.

First success
From the very early days down at Brookeside Park in Hayes, St Clarets has always been about home grown talent. Initially it was the sons of founding members Denis McCarthy, Frank Gilmartin, Kevin Lynott and Danny Collins, and from those small beginnings, the club developed a side good enough to win the Intermediate Championship in 1989, with a team that contained a total of nine players developed in under-age football in London.
Ten years later, the next generation of home-breds started to come into their own, as the likes of the Wallace brothers, Stevan Sherry and Paul Myers flourished, and as they blossomed there followed an appearance in the Senior Championship Final in 2002 and a victory in the senior competition, the Tipperary Cup, in 2003, with each landmark achievement bearing those familiar traces of DNA.

Evolution
And evolution is continuing to do what it does best and as the club looks past the current season, as yet again there are familiar strands of molecular matter that are creating the framework for the club to move forward.
Once more the McCarthy and Lynott names are to the fore, names that have been synonymous with every step in the growth of the club, as a new generation of players start to appear on the horizon.
Along with them are newer additions to the gene pool with names like Kelly, Myers and Hession all promising to carry the flame into 2012 and beyond.
Foremost among the names within St Clarets will always be the McCarthys. The late Denis McCarthy was very much the driving force behind the club from its inception. An outstanding player in his own day, his sons Denis and John carried on the mantle throughout their time playing with the club.
Denis senior held the distinction of playing in the first game of televised football in Ireland, while Denis jnr made his own mark in the annals of the game when he helped London win the All Ireland Junior title back in 1986.

Sean and Joe
And now it’s his sons, Sean and Joe, who are keen to write the next chapter in the St Clarets’ story and thus far they are acquitting themselves well, as their father and early mentor through under-age football was able to point out at a recent Clarets training session.
“We started an underage team because they both wanted to play and they had friends who wanted to play. Because I’d played it as a kid, I guess they were always going to play it as well.”
Like their father, both Sean and Joe have proved more than adequate at the sport and both have had the honour of representing London at various under-age levels.
Constant success though has never been the key component of the Clarets DNA, although the willingness to battle and enjoy the battle is, and both young McCarthys are proving adept in this area too.
“It’s an important sport for both of them and they have really enjoyed it, especially this year, as there are far more young players involved with the club at the moment. “When Sean first started quite a few of the players on the team were a lot older than him and that can be quite intimidating, so now he is finding it easier” Denis explained.
“Like me he started in defence and he’s pretty decent in there. He likes the battle. Joe on the other hand is better suited out the field. We’re not looking for them to achieve great things and I’ve never speak to them before a game, but I hope they carry on with it and continue to enjoy it for as long as I did and hopefully they can help to keep the club going for many years to come” Denis concluded.

Young Colm
And just like the McCarthys, the Lynott name has been an ever-present since the beginning of the club, firstly with father Kevin, a native of Ballaghaderreen in Mayo, then followed by his four sons, Colm, Gerry, Patrick and Kevin, who all played for the senior side.
Now the next generation, Colm jnr, is chomping at the bit to get his chance to add to the family’s rich legacy in the sport in London.
Being only fourteen though, he has a couple of years to wait to get the chance to play alongside the senior members of the family.
His father Colm has been an outstanding servant to the club since he joined in 1980 as an under 12 player.
Thirty years on, he has added two Intermediate titles to his collection of personal honours and also represented London at both minor and senior level.
In fact three of the Lynotts have played senior football for London, a remarkable record, equalled only by one other family, a testimony to that determination we’ve mentioned.
Just like in his own case, Colm snr has been instrumental in introducing his son to the game and it was he who took control of the under-10 team that young Colm was about to join.
“He absolutely loves gaelic football” says Colm, as he watches on from the sidelines as his son effortlessly joins in with the senior training session at Brunel University on a cool autumn evening. “He’s got so much passion for it.”
With the undoubted ability that Colm jnr has, the obvious question is whether he will make it all the way through to the senior team? The answer from his father though is probably more about the ‘when’ than the ‘if’.
“I’d have loved to have been able to carry on playing long enough to have been able to play on the same side as him, but I think time has run out for me on that one. But he should manage to play on the same side as Patrick” - the youngest of Colm’s uncles.
“We’ve a very special picture at home of my dad along with myself, Gerry and Kevin playing for St Clarets. It would have been good to get the same with my son. Maybe I’ll start playing in goals” he continued cheekily, throwing a fleeting glance in the direction of the club’s resident goalkeeper Paul Myers, who himself has a son not too far away from beginning his own football journey with St Clarets. “I mean, anyone can play in goals” he chuckled.
Whether or not though Colm jnr would be keen to have his dad as a team mate is another matter entirely and as the youngster broke away from training to add his opinions, he was quick to point out that having his father as his manager is hard enough, without having him inside the white lines too.
“Sometimes he gets a bit angry during games and the drive home can be tough” Colm confessed with a cheeky smile. “But when he gets home, he talks about the game with my mum and he’s fine then.”
That said though, the pressure isn’t just limited to one generation of senior Lynotts watching on, as grandfather Kevin is a regular at Colm’s under-age games too.

And there’s more
Other newcomers like Luke Kelly, whose father John Kelly is the current club chairman, are keen to take their chance at senior, while Martin Hession’s son, Liam, is also getting his boots ready for his start in underage football.
With Liam’s grandfather also happening to be the late Denis McCarthy, then there is absolutely no doubting his football DNA.
Stubborn determination, the constitution of an ox and the robustness to overcome every single challenge thrown at them has served the club well thus far. Few would see any reason to tinker with that.

 

Club Notes

November 12th 2011

Our annual under-age presentation night was held last Saturday night at Brookhouse FC, Hayes to celebrate an outstanding season. Thank you to all the players and their families for their attendance, a good night was had by all.

 

We would also like to thank senior players Patrick Lynott and Matthew Healy, along with club chairman, John Kelly, for coming along to support us on the night.

 

The U12 team received medals for winning the shield competition at the London Minor Board tournament and the U14s received their medals for the Championship Shied, Div 1 League and Conrad Ryan Cup.

 

The following awards were also presented:

U12 Most Improved Player - Rhian O'Hare

U12 Joint Players of the Year - Andrew Furlong and Matthew McHugh:

U14 Managers' Player - Lorcan Comer

U14 Players' Player - Shane O'Hare

 

Congratulations to all involved and a big thank you to all our families for their continued support and commitment. To view a selection of photos from the presentation evening just click on YOUTH TEAM

 

The club will be hosting their annual end-of-season dinner for all club members at West Middlesex Golf Club on Saturday December 3rd. Full details of the evening available next week, but for further information concerning tickets, contact Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or John McDermott on 07814 032131.

 

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from American author Dr Seuss: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better".

 

The club are always on the look-out for new players. For further details about the club, go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can also be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672 or via email at stclarets@hotmail.com. For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

 


Youth Presentation Evening

 

Just to let everyone know that our exceptional group of young footballers have their annual presentation evening this Saturday, 12 November, at Brook House FC, Kingshill Ave from 7.30pm. 

They had a super successful year in 2011, so there's loads of trophies to give out. And after the presentation, there's a disco, where manager Colm Lynott has promised to re-enact his father's world famous interpretation of the "broom dance".

It's a great chance for everyone to get together before the end of the year and a wonderful opportunity for the senior footballers to get a few tips from their young counterparts. 

Everyone welcome...... and bring a broom if you want to dance!!!!

Further details as always are available from Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.



Club notes

Nov 6th 2011

Players are requested to return their “Player Questionnaires” as soon as possible. We are currently working to up-date our website and the information on these sheets is needed. Many thanks.

Information regarding end of season social activities will be available next week.

This week’s pause for sporting thought comes from former Olympic ski-racer AJ Kitt: “You have no control over what the other guy does. You only have control over what you do.”

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. 

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.




1st November 2011

Clarets prevail with passion

Intermediate Championship Relegation Play-Off

By David Hennessy (Irish World Newspaper)


St Clarets 1-11
Thomas McCurtains 2-04

The wind and rain that had held off for the previous games finally arrived to make this play-off a slippery affair at times.

Thomas McCurtains battled hard but were always up against it after conceding an early goal. It was Patrick Lynott's predatory instincts that would set Clarets on their way to victory. Livewire Lynott would play a massive part in his team's victory and embodied their spirit of a hungry team that were determined not to lose.

Good scores from Barry Lynch, Eamon Colleran and Michael Joyce would soften Clarets' cushion.

The game got a little bad tempered at times, with McCurtains' O'Flaherty not taking kindly to how Lynott was grabbing him. There was a lot of the shirt pulling going and it did look at times like things could boil over.

When it came to getting the scores, Clarets were more on the ball and able to take a 1-05 to 0-03 lead in at the break.

However there would be a twist in the tail. Despite looking impotent in attack up to the point, Thomas McCurtains' Fitzmaurice would float a delicious ball into the square and McGrael would sneak in to fist it home. It seemed Thomas McCurtains would make a game of this after all.

It would not end there either, as Brodogan would break through the Clarets defence and when he did, he almost broke the net with his powerful shot that beat the goalkeeper. It was a brave fight back from the East London team, but still not enough to wrestle the lead from the side that had led all along.

Donal Butler, who had been accurate with his frees all afternoon, would punish McCurtains for anything they gave away. Lynott followed up with an impressive point that came from an almost impossible angle.

Thomas McCurtains mounted a brave challenge but were defeated by a team that wanted it more and performed better over the course of the game.
While McCurtains were impressive in patches, Clarets were in attendance from the start to the finish and deserved victory in relegation decider.

St Clarets: Paul Myers, Sean McCarthy, Steven Sherry, John Hickey, Aiden Donaghy, Paul Davis, Matthew Healy, Colin Browne, Mark Collentine, Patrick Lynott (1-2), Eamon Colleran (0-1), Michael Joyce (0-1), Joe McCarthy, Barry Lynch (0-3), Donal Butler (0-3). Subs: Tony Murphy (0-1) for Joe McCarthy, Gary Wynne for Donal Butler, Niall Comer for Matthew Healy.

Thomas McCurtains: Martain Keyes, JP McArdley, James Collins, Paul Duggan, D Corrigan, Kevin Tallon, James Searson, Kenny Sweeney, G O'Flaherty, Kenny Fitzmaurice, Keiran Hegarty, Don McDonall (0-1, 1F), Brian McGrail (1-2), Colin Brodagan (1-0), James Kelly. Subs: Shane Vaughan for Brian McGrail, Michael O'Leary for James Kelly.


Club notes

October 31st 2011


Congratulations to the senior team on Sunday's impressive 1-11 to 2-4 victory over Thomas McCurtains in our relegation play-off replay at Ruislip. The win ensures us Intermediate Championship football for 2012. The hard work to prevent a repeat of this year's close-shave has to start today. Success never happens by accident, failure occurs because of neglect.

The club's under-21 players, in conjunction with Parnells, take on St Kiernans in the U-21 Championship on Saturday Nov 5th at Mill Hill. Throw-in 2pm.

Players are requested to return their Player Questionnaires as soon as possible. We are currently working to up-date our website and the information on these sheets is needed. Many thanks.

This week's pause for sporting thought comes from American poet Robert Silliman Hillyer: "Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. The best way is to forget doubts and set about the task in hand... If you are doing your best, you will not have time to worry about failure."

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available. Further details about the club can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.
 

club notes

 

October 24 2011


The senior team received a walk-over against Tir Chonaill Gaels last Sunday in the league.

Our vital Intermediate Championship Play-Off replay against Thomas McCurtains takes place this Sunday October 30th at 2..30pm at Ruislip. All players are requested to be at the ground no later than 1.45pm. All support is welcome and very much appreciated as we try and maintain our Intermediate status for 2012.

Training continues this Thursday evening at Brunel University, Uxbridge at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area. For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week's pause for sporting thought comes from George S Patton, a General in the American Army in WWII: "I don't fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is saying, "Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?"

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

club notes

 

October 18 2011


The men's team play Tir Chonaill Gaels in a league fixture at Greenford this Sunday at 2pm. All players are asked to be at the pitch no later than 1.15pm. With our important relegation play-off replay looming, this game will provide valuable preparation for us.

Training continues this Thursday evening at Brunel University, Uxbridge at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week's pause for sporting thought is an anonymous offering: 'If you are not the lead dog, the view never changes!"

The club are always on the look out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.



 

October 11 2011

 

More miracles from magical Myers

 

Relegation play-off goes to replay



St Clarets 0-08
Thomas McCurtains 0-08

By Damian Dolan

St Clarets and Thomas McCurtains will have another opportunity to salvage their intermediate status after the two sides could not be separated at Ruislip on Sunday.

Patrick Lynott will rue his missed second half penalty which could have negated the need for a replay, but Clarets were also indebted to one outstanding save from goalkeeper Paul Myers.

had first use of the breeze and led thanks to points from Phil Daly and Lynott. Barry Morrison got McCurtains up and running but a lazy swing of the boot from Lynott restored his side's two point cushion.

Sweeney fired over before a long ball was allowed to bounce through to Lynott, only for the Clarets man to slice high and wide. Lynott did, however, add a free before blasting the ball into the sidenetting.

scores from Eamon Colleran and Paddy Donaghy gave Clarets a precarious four point lead at the break and they extended it upon the restart through Barry Lynch. But McCurtains had introduced Conor Mansell at the break and he would prove a thorn in the side of Clarets in the second half.

Mansell reduced the margin to a goal, with Clarets struggling to break out of their own half, and then pounced again after the Hayes side were guilty of giving the ball away cheaply.

Myers, a late arrival at Ruislip, was introduced for Mullane, with McCurtains peppering high ball into the Clarets' goalmouth, but the action switched to the other end as Michael Joyce smashed the ball off the McCurtains crossbar, before firing over.

Myers then justified his introduction by saving magnificently from Joe Oats  acrobatically turning his fierce shot over the bar. James Loanne reduced the gap to a point before James Collins hauled down Donal Butler, and referee Ger O'Shea awarded a penalty.

Lynott dragged his spot kick wide of the post and McCurtains immediately levelled through Loanne, and seemed to have the momentum with them going into the last ten minutes. But neither side could muster a winning point.

St Clarets: Roary Mullane; John Hickey, Stevan Sherry, Michael Hickey; Phil Daly (0-1), Paul Davis, Aidan Donaghy (0-1, 65); Paddy Donaghy, Mark Collentine; Michael Joyce (0-1), Eamon Collerhan (0-1), Patrick Lynott (0-3, 1f); Paul Nolan, Barry Lynch (0-1), Donal Butler. Subs: Paul Myers for Mullane, Tony Murphy for Collentine, Matt Healy for Michael Hickey.


 

October 4 2011

 

Homes Away From Home

 

Clarets man doing his bit in South Africa



For most of us, the task of booking a holiday is quite straightforward; we browse on-line or flick through a few glossy brochures, make our choice and then pay.

After that, it's merely a case of hoping that the clothes we have packed will do the job and that we haven't over-estimated our skin's tolerance to the sun.

For others though, planning a holiday is a little different. Some prefer holidays of the busman variety, taking the skills and knowledge they use every day of the working year and putting them to an alternative use, while also experiencing something completely different. One such individual is London-based Corkman John Hickey.

Hailing from the coastal town of Bantry, Hickey has been living and working in London for the past four years and is currently employed by construction giants Laing O'Rourke as a Quantity Surveyor.

It's an occupation that gives him a first-hand insight into what makes the building industry tick and this knowledge feeds right into his holiday-making plans.

Although work takes up most of his week, Hickey also finds time to serve his two other passions, playing Gaelic football with St Clarets and raising money for the Niall Mellon Township Trust, a charitable organisation founded by Irish philanthropist Niall Mellon, which aims to provide housing in some of the poorest townships of South Africa.

CIT graduate Hickey has already made one trip with the project to South Africa in 2010, where he worked in the township of Wallace Dene near Cape Town, a settlement, where among the 50,000 inhabitants, only a handful have homes. This was an experience that was to leave a lasting impression on the 25-year old.

"The people that we were working with were extremely poor. But throughout the week that we spent working with them, helping them to build what was going to be their own home, we developed a real bond with those people" Hickey revealed.

"Language at times could be a problem, but over the course of the week, I was able to develop a means of communication with the family I was working alongside. A smile goes a long way, and the smiles on the faces of the family with whom I worked told me all I needed to know about how important this project was to them."

Such a sense of satisfaction has inspired John to attempt a second trip to the southern hemisphere and he is currently working hard at raising a further €5000 which will help facilitate that journey.

Having originally been introduced to the Niall Mellon Trust by fellow Corkman and St Clarets player Seamus Coppinger, another former volunteer with the programme, John has been using the contacts that he has built up within the club since he joined them in 2008, to help with his fundraising, and the family atmosphere within the Hayes-based team has helped greatly in his attempt to hit his target.

"St Clarets are a little different from a lot of clubs in London" Hickey explained. "They have a real family-feel to them. There are people like the McCarthys, the Lynotts, the Kellys and the Hessions who have been with the club for more than 25 years.

"Some of the guys who played on the team back in the 1980s and 1990s now have their own sons playing on the team and as a result, mothers, fathers and family friends have all maintained a real interest in the club" he continued. "From what I've seen, it's a totally unique environment in the GAA in London."

"And while the results haven't always gone the way we would want them to go, that togetherness has been crucial in making sure the club survived, especially before the recent wave of players came into London."

That sense of community has also allowed John to speak to the wide network of business contacts that have links into the club, in an attempt to raise more awareness and money for his charity of choice.

"At our recent annual Golf Day, the committee very kindly allowed me to make a presentation to all the golfers at the event, just to let them know who I was and what I was trying to do. Something like that is invaluable to me as I try to reach my 5000 euro target for 2012" acknowledged John.

But it-s not all about asking for donations for Hickey and he is also prepared to put his own body on the line when it comes to raising funds.

"On the night of Saturday September 24th we will be having a sponsored waxing session at the Adam and Eve public house in Hayes, West London. It's kind of the ultimate torture for any man, so I think it's an appropriate challenge.

"We're a team, so I'm not planning on going it alone on this one. I've been taking note of the likely candidates for a good chest waxing among the rest of the lads!" he continued mischievously. "Hopefully it will prove a profitable, if somewhat painful, money generator. No doubt there will be a few tears shed that night!"

John Hickey can be contacted via email at johnhickey1985@gmail.com and further details about the work of The Niall Mellon Township Trust can be obtained at www.nmtownshiptrust.com.
 

club notes

 

October 2nd 2011


Our vital relegation play-off against Thomas McCurtains takes place this Sunday at Ruislip, throw-in 12pm. This is the club's most important game in several years and a win is a must. Training continues this Thursday evening at Brunel University, Uxbridge at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area.

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

club notes

 

September 25 2011

 
 

We have no official fixture this weekend but training continues this Thursday evening at Brunel University at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area. Our crucial relegation play-off game is looming, it's our Championship final, so continued good attendance is requested.

Our U14s had their last game of the season on Saturday in the Conrad Ryan Cup Final against Parnells in Ruislip and after a hard fought battle, we emerged victorious by 4 points to claim our third trophy of a hugely successful season. We would like to thank all our players, parents and families for their commitment and support throughout the year. Details of our annual Presentation night will be available in due course. A special word of praise after last Saturday's game goes to team captain Jack Twomey, Dillon Buckley, Ryan O'Connell and Lorcan Comer, two of the team's longest serving players who have been with the club since U10s. For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 


club notes

September 19 2011


We have no official fixture this weekend but training continues this Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area. Our crucial relegation play-off game is looming, it's our Championship final, so continued good attendance is requested.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

All members are encouraged to remember John Hickey's money raising efforts for the Niall Mellon Township Trust. His latest initiative is a fundraising evening in the Adam and Eve on September 24th. The evening will include a sponsored chest waxing session among the St Clarets players. Volunteers welcome?

This week's pause for sporting thought comes from American Pro-Wrestling star Robert Strauss: "It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired - you quit when the gorilla is tired."

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.

 

club notes

September 12 2011

 
The seniors recorded an impressive win over Robert Emmetts in the league last Sunday, with Barry Lynch bagging a hat-trick of goals. Mossie Colleran provided excellent service from the half forward line, while Ricky Daly excelled in the half back line. It was an excellent all-round performance from the team. Keep up the good work lads.

Training continues this Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area. Our crucial relegation play-off game is looming, it's our Championship final, so continued good attendance is requested.

We have no game this weekend due to the All Ireland Final.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

All members are encouraged to remember John Hickey's money raising efforts for the Niall Mellon Township Trust. His latest initiative is a fundraising evening in the Adam and Eve on September 24th. The evening will include a sponsored chest waxing session among the St Clarets players. Any volunteers?

For those members not interested in this year's All Ireland Final, Paddy Donaghy will be hosting an "Afternoon of Reflection" in a tent in his back garden at 3.30pm next Sunday, when he will be screening the Tyrone All Ireland victories of '03. '05 and �08. Admission is free but you must bring your own chair.

This week�s pause for sporting thought comes from former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Floyd Patterson: "They said I was the fighter who got knocked down the most, but I also got up the most."

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

club notes

September 5 2011

 
 
Training continues this Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area. Our crucial relegation play-off game is looming, it's our Championship final, so continued good attendance is requested.

We have a league game this Sunday Sept 11th at Greenford at 12pm against Robert Emmetts. This game is vitally important to our season, so all players are requested to be at the ground early and ready for action.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week's pause for sporting thought comes from American horse racing legend Bill Shoemaker: "When you're riding, only the race in which you're riding is important."

All members are encouraged to remember John Hickey's money raising efforts for the Niall Mellon Township Trust. His latest initiative is a sponsored chest waxing session among the St Clarets players on the day of the All Ireland Final. So guys, if you see John eyeing you up in the showers after training, you know it's all in the name of research!

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

club notes

August 29th 2011

 
 

We had no game last weekend due to the Bank Holiday. Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area. Our crucial relegation play-off game is looming, so continued good attendance is requested.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week's pause for sporting thought comes from baseball legend Hank Aaron: "My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."

All members are encouraged to remember John Hickey's money raising efforts for the Niall Mellon Township Trust. His latest initiative is a sponsored chest waxing session among the St Clarets players on the day of the All Ireland Final. So guys, if you see John eyeing you up in the showers after training, you know it's all in the name of research!

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

club notes

 

August 22nd 2011

 

The men's team suffered a disappointing reverse on Saturday afternoon against Dulwich Harps in the league, hopefully this will be our last defeat of the season. Recently married John McDermott landed a goal in the eventual 0-13 to 2-6 loss, proving that marriage only improves the man. He also displayed his paternal instincts by coming to the rescue of Barry Lynch during the game.

We have no official fixture this Bank Holiday weekend but training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

This week's pause for sporting thought comes from former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych: "When you're a winner you're always happy, but if you're happy as a loser, you'll always be a loser."

Congratulations to chairman John Kelly who this week received his 25-year service letter from his employer Clancy Docwra. In the same envelope, John also received another letter, this one acknowledging the six-years of actual work he had performed over that 25-year period.

Our thanks to Mossie Colleran who took time out from watching Mayo lose once again in Croke Park to model the club's new second strip. Pictures can be viewed on the club's facebook page.

The club are always on the look-out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

club notes

August 15th 2011

 
There was no game last weekend due to Aiden Donaghy's wedding in Ireland, but we are back in action again this Saturday against Dulwich Harps in an important league game. Throw-in is at 2.30pm at Greenford. At this stage of the season all focus is on the vital play-off game against Thomas McCurtains and this weekend is an important part of that preparation.

Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. The wedding season is over now and it is time to get the minds back on football. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

Congratulations to Aiden and Manpreet on their wedding last week. Sadly Manpreet failed to break Rebecca McDermott's season best for lateness by a mere 1min 25 sec. Desperate bad luck for Manpreet, especially given that in any other year her 45mins 10sec would have secured top spot.

Congratulation also to Karen Keating who rose Aussie Rules-style to grab the bouquet with two hands. The catch, which caused the blood to drain from Patrick Lynott's face, led to rumours of a lucrative deal with Collingwood, although these are currently being denied. However, Mossie Colleran was overheard talking to James Horan on his phone moments after the catch, mumbling something about solutions and midfield problems.

This week's pause for a sporting thought comes from American football legend Walter Payton: "I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field."

The club have been asked if any players, ex-players or members would like to take part in a very short, on-line questionnaire (5mins) regarding the social impact of the GAA in London. This is part of research to assist a PhD student in Queens. Any interested parties contact John Kelly for further details.

The club are always on the look out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

club notes

 

August 8th 2011

 

There is no game this weekend due to Aiden Donaghy's wedding in Ireland, but training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. The focus is now solely on the upcoming relegation play-off against Thomas McCurtains. Total commitment from everyone is essential to help us through this challenge. Further details about training can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area.

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

The club would urge all players, both senior and youth, to consider wearing a mouth guard when playing for the club. Ask your own dentist about being fitted for a mouth guard, alternatively look into the various off-the-shelf brands. A little expense now could save a lot of expense later on. Remember,  teeth don't grow back.

Good luck to Aiden and Manpreet on their upcoming wedding and best wishes from everyone in the club for their future together.

Congratulations to Daniel O'Reilly who celebrated his 21st birthday last weekend.

Suggestions have been made that a basic nutrition course be made available to players after it was discovered that one of the club's players believed that four sausage rolls for dinner constituted a balanced diet, due to the fact that he had eaten two with his left hand and two with his right hand. And where was his mother was when all this was happening? At an international food festival enjoying cordon bleu cooking - isn't that right Mrs K!

Tyrone man Paddy Donaghy would like to let fellow club members know that he has two return flights to Dublin, plus hotel accommodation for the weekend of the All Ireland Football Final available to purchase from him if anyone is interested. Apparently his own plans for that weekend fell apart recently! Mayo man Mossie Colleran had been offered the tickets but merely replied: "What's the point!"

This week's pause for a sporting thought comes from legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi: "Football is like life -- it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority."

The club are always on the look out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

club notes

 

August 1st 2011

 
 

The men's team had no game this weekend but we did find out who we would be playing in our upcoming relegation play-off, after Thomas McCurtains were beaten by St Brendans in their final group game. We know what we have to do now guys, so let's go out and do it.

There is no game this weekend, but training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. Further details can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area. There's a lot at stake in the remaining week's of the season, so total effort is paramount.

We would like to congratulate player John McDermott on his wedding last weekend and welcome his new bride Rebecca into the fold. The Claretian wives will no doubt take Rebecca aside very shortly and indoctrinate her in the way "they do things". It's not an easy task, the expectations are great, the standards high and the attention from the media is intrusive to say the least, but we all believe you are made of the stuff of a Claretian wife. Welcome onboard Rebecca. You will receive your induction pack in the coming weeks.

Under age training takes place in Kingshill Ave on Tuesday evenings at 7pm sharp. More details can be obtained from Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

The club would urge all players, both senior and youth, to consider wearing a mouth guard when playing for the club. Ask your own dentist about being fitted for a mouth guard, alternatively look into the various off-the-shelf brands. A little expense now could save a lot of expense later on. Remember �. teeth don't grow back.

The club are always on the look out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.

This week's pause for a sporting thought comes from tennis legend Martina Navratilova: "Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts�, probably lost."
 
 

club notes

 

July 24th 2011

 
 

The senior team suffered a 0-11 to 0-3 defeat against Round Towers in the Intermediate Championship on Sunday at Ruislip. This means that we now face a relegation play-off in a few weeks time, so plenty still at stake for the remainder of the season. Despite the reversal Mossie Colleran, Ricky Daly, Paddy Donaghy, Aiden Donaghy and Mark Collentine all put in impressive performances. More of the same guys and we will win the play-off.

Congratulations to Shane Buckley, Alfie McNulty, Conor Devereux and Dylan Kearney who were all part of the victorious St Kiernans U16 Championship winning team last Tuesday evening. Well done lads and keep up the good work.

It was great to see club stalwart Jim Regan “rocking and rolling” back out at Ruislip for last Sunday's game. It's been too long without you Jim and we hope to see more of you over the rest of the season.

Best wishes to Sean McCarthy and Daniel Reilly who both missed last Sunday's game through injury. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for both of you.

We have no fixture this weekend due to John McDermott's wedding in Sligo. The club wishes John and his fiancé Rebecca all the best for their future together. We trust that one of them has remembered to book the flights back to Ireland, unlike their unfortunate oversight in May when neither of them remembered!!!!

Aiden Donaghy's stag weekend takes place at the Galway Races this weekend, which may go some way to explain why his brother Peter was scratching around on the ground outside of the changing rooms last week trying to pick up a “lost” £10 note. They told Peter before he came over that the streets were paved with gold in London. Well they were nearly right!

Mossie Colleran had a sneaky attempt at lifting the same £10 note, although he insisted afterwards that he was going to hand it in to “lost and found”. Course you were Mossie!

Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. Further details can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area.

Under age training takes place in Kingshill Ave on Tuesday evenings at 7pm sharp. More details can be obtained from Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.

The club would urge all players, both senior and youth, to consider wearing a mouth guard when playing for the club. Ask your own dentist about being fitted for a mouth guard, alternatively look into the various off-the-shelf brands. A little expense now could save a lot of expense later on. Remember …. teeth don't grow back.

The club are always on the look out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
 

 

Annual Golf Day 2011

The club hosted a hugely successful golf classic last weekend at West Middlesex Golf Club. Over eighty golfers turned up to take part. The club committee would like to express their gratitude for the support they received for this very important event in the club’s calendar. Pictures from the day can be found on the club’s Facebook page – St Clarets GAA.
 
Congratulations to the London senior football team on their win over Fermanagh on Saturday. Club legend Tony Murphy was part of the brains-trust who helped mastermind this historic win for London, their first Championship victory in 34-years. Well done to all concerned and here’s to a repeat showing in two weeks time against Waterford. After the game, Tony dismissed rumours that he had played on the London team when they last won back in 1977.
 
Good luck to the eight members of the club’s under-14 team who will be representing London next weekend in Warwickshire.
 
We have no official fixture this weekend but training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. With the season now starting to reach its critical point, it is vital that we continue to turn up in numbers as we push for honours in the Intermediate Championship. Further details can be obtained from :  John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706.
Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area.
 
Under age training takes place in Kingshill Ave on Tuesday evenings at 7pm sharp. More details can be obtained from Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.
 
The club are always on the look out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
Congratulations to Darren Jordan on his birthday last weekend and well done on finally getting past the door men at the Redback!! Was it all you had hoped it would be Darren?
 
Last weekend’s fixture against Clann na Gael failed to take place as our opposition were unable to field a team and awarded us a walk-over. Justin Bieber wannabe Luke Kelly was particularly disappointed as he had had his hair done in anticipation of the game.
 
Finally, club member and Tyrone native Paddy Donaghy would like to hear for anyone who can give him directions to the county ground in Longford!!!

 

St Clarets GFC  - 9th Annual Golf Day 24th June 2011

The club will be hosting its 9th Annual Golf Day this coming Friday June 24th at the West Middlesex Golf Club, Greenford Road, Southall. There are still a limited number of places available for anyone who wishes to come along to what is always a very enjoyable and competitive event. Further details are available from John McDermott on 07814 032131 or Stevan Sherry on 07799 627005.
 
Last week was a busy one for the senior team and despite not having any official fixture. They took part in two very useful training games, one against Tir Chonaiil Gaels on Wednesday evening and the other against a Robert Emmetts selection on Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made themselves available for the games and our thanks to our opposition for granting the fixture.
 
Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday evening at Kingshill Ave, Hayes at 8pm sharp. With the season now starting to reach its critical point, it is vital that we continue to turn up in numbers as we push for honours in the Intermediate Championship. Further details can be obtained from John Kelly on 07884 473672, Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or Eamon Colleran on 07522 990706. Pick-ups can be arranged from various train and tube stations in the area.
 
Under age training takes place in Kingshill Ave on Tuesday evenings at 7pm sharp. More details can be obtained from Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.
 
St Clarets members wish to pass on their very best wishes to club legend Tony Murphy ahead of London’s vital Qualifier against Fermanagh at Ruislip next Saturday.
 
The club are always on the look out for new players, whether experienced or beginners. For further details about the club contact any of the above numbers or go to our website www.stclarets.co.uk or check out our Facebook page St Clarets GAA. Help with work and accommodation is always available.
 
We would like to extend out best wishes to senior players Matthew Healy and Luke Kelly who are currently experiencing the dubious joy of sitting their A-Levels.
 
The club would be keen to hear from anyone who can offer babysitting facilities over the next couple of Saturday nights for our player Darren Jordan, who once again failed to make it past the front door of several age limited establishments last Saturday while he was out assisting fellow player John McDermott on one of the twelve stag nights John has planned over the next 6 weeks.
 
We have a league game on Saturday evening June 25th in Greenford at 3.30pm against Clann na Gael. Anyone interested in the above mentioned babysitting role can collect 22-year old Darren at Greenford after the game, as the rest of the team will be heading to the Redback to continue John McDermott’s marathon stag adventure.



 

Brian Colleran’s Benefit Dance


St. Claret’s GFC would like to thank everyone who donated their time and energy, and made contributions for Brian Coleran's benefit dance held on 20th February 2010 at the Botwell Social Hall, Hayes. It was great to see so many people there supporting this worthy cause.

To everyone who have made donations we thank you so very much, it will help greatly with Brian’s rehabilitation.

The following are people who should be recognized:

*St. Clarets PRO and Fundraising Committee in particular Paddy Donaghy.
*All those who sold tickets in particular Fergus O'Brien and his staff and patrons at the Adam and Eve Public House, Hayes
*St. Joseph's GAA Club
*Various businesses and individuals that made generous donations towards the raffle and auction with special thanks to John Reddington Limited.
*London County Board for granting permission to sell tickets on Match Days at Ruislip GAA grounds.
*Wicklow County Manager and Team for donating a signed shirt and Match ball from the League game against London on 20th Feb.


If we have forgotten anyone, we are truly sorry, but please know that we thank you all for your support. A special mention to all those who attended the evening and helped make it an enjoyable nights entertainment.


 

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