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May 23rd 2017

Club Notes

U14s

Our U14s took to the field on Sunday morning to play two league games against TCG and Gael London. We had two good wins and the lads put up a great display of football. Thank you to all parents who came and supported the lads.

We are delighted to inform you that we have had six children selected from St Clarets to play on the London Feile teams. four boys have been selected for the U14 Boys North London team, they are: Cormac Sibley, Patrick Woulfe, Aaron Myers and Liam Hession, plus two girls have been selected for the Girls U14 London team, they are: Jemma McNulty and Lily McNulty. This weekend both teams will play in the All Britain Feile taking place in Birmingham, we wish them the best of luck and we're sure they'll do the club proud.

U12s

Our U12s took to the field again last Saturday to take part in an U12 blitz in Mitcham. Thankfully we won all our games and the lads played some great football in challenging matches, well done to all of them. A special thank you to all the parents who took the time out to travel all the way to Mitcham.



May 18th 2017

Club Notes

Youth Update:

Reminder: Club membership of £25 is due, please give this to your club mentor asap.

This week our U16s team played TCG ‐ Taras on Monday night. This game was a great deal more competitive that our last game and although we lost there was a great performance put in by both sides which made the game very enjoyable to watch. We have a break now for the U16s until after the exams. We wish all our lads and girls the very best of luck in their GCSEs. Training still continues on Thursday evenings for all U16s and U14 boys, 7pm at Kingshill Avenue.

Our girls' team played their first league game on Friday night versus Tara up in East Lane. We received a great reception from the Tara, and some lovely facilities were provided. Although we came up short on the scoreboard against a well drilled Taras team, it was a very sporting game to watch and it's a big well done to our girls. Keep up the good work and see you all at training on Wednesday.

Our U12s team had a very busy day on Saturday playing 5 games in an U12s blitz in Tottenhall. The lads played some great football and managed to win all 5 games, big well done to them and a big thank you to all the parents for making the trip.

The U10s acquitted themselves very well over the weekend despite a number of players missing for the fixture. We also had several players playing up an age group. The players were: Ollie McCarthy, Sean O Halloran, Niall Wallace, Finn Murphy, Fiontan Lawlor, Brian Wellard, Liam Geddes, Callum Heddes, Sarah Batt, Ben Ahuja, Olivia Ahuja, Callum Robinson, Charlie McCarthy, Tadhg Donaghy, Matthew Keane.
We'd like to say thanks for all of the parental support.



May 10th 2017

Club Notes

GOLF DAY

Our golf day takes place this Friday 12th May. If you would like to take part, or even just come along for the evening meal, then please contact us asap. Breakfast will be served from 11am so don't forget to fuel yourselves beforehand and get there before Keith O Neill has all the bacon rolls. Dinner will be served afterwards followed by the usual drinks. See you all there.



May 9th 2017

Club Notes

Youth training continues on Wednesday from 7pm. Same place as usual, Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8BZ.

Everyone is welcome, including newcomers. If you know of anyone who may be interested in playing Gaelic football or just simply trying it out don't be afraid to bring them down.



May 4th 2017

Club Notes

YOUTH

It's been a very busy week in the youth section of the club and a great start to another season.

The week kicked off with our U16s being defeated by Parnells on Monday night in Northwick Park. Although we were beaten it was great to get a game under our belt and so many young lads out on the field.

At the end of the week our U14s took to the field Vs TCG on Friday night in Greenford, we had a great win with a great bunch of lads and we'll look forward to our next few fixtures.

On Sunday a number of our girls turned out to play at the Peter McGlynn tournament in Greenford. The girls played 3 enjoyable games and performed really well considering 3 of our girls had already completed a morning training session with the girls London Feile trials. Great stuff girls keep up the good work!!

Last Saturday our U12s played their first round of games against North London Shamrocks and Round Towers. This proved to be a great start for the newly formed U12 team by winning both games. Players were: Oscar Brown, Sam Sidley, Freddie Scarlett, Brandon Williams, Thomas Murphy, Caolan Mullvihill, Theo Wildman, Colm Shepherd, Aidan Shepherd, Elorm Dunmore, Holly Lynott & Shane Lynott.

Despite a number of players being unavailable due to the bank holiday, our under 10s also took part in the Peter McGlynn blitz and performed superbly bouncing back from a narrow opening to defeat to win and draw our other two games.

Players were: Ollie McCarthy, Charlie McCarthy, Callum Robinson, Niall Wallace, Paddy Gorman, Fenton Bailey, Sean O'Halloran, Sarah Batt, Finn Murphy, Callum Geddes, Liam Geddes.

This is a reminder to ALL youth players that club membership of £25 is due please give this to your club mentor by Wednesday 24th May at the latest. Thank you!!

Training continues on Wednesday evenings for all ages groups at Kingshill ave at 7pm, additional training on Thursdays will start this week starting at 7pm for all U14 and U16 boys only. Please make every effort to attend.



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. And as we enter out fifth decade of participation in 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 or 3 holes for £250.00.

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 after. 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 me know and payment can be made via a cheque payable to St Clarets GFC and posted to: Mrs Marie Hession, St Clarets Treasurer, 6 Princes Park Parade, Hayes, Middlesex UB3 1LA.

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



April 27th 2017

Club Notes

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



GOLF DAY

Our golf day is only 2 weeks away and being our main fundraiser of the year it is important we all do our best to support the event.

This year it takes place on Friday 12th May at Grim's Dyke Golf Club, Oxhey Lane, Hatch End, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 4AL.

Sponsorship and booking forms are available. Please contact us to enquire. It's always a good day (and night).



April 20th 2017

Club Notes

Youth training has now started and takes place on Wednesday evenings at Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes.

Teresa and Shauna Kelly, wife and daughter of former chairman John Kelly (also mother and sister to current player Luke), are taking part in a fundraiser for Cancer Research. Any sponsorship for this cause would be very appreciated. The link can be found below.
Rumour has it that if you're down Kingshill Avenue at the right time of the evening you can spot Teresa doing laps of the pitch in preparation for the event as she promises to go quicker than Shauna does on the day!

Shauna & Teresa's Fundraising Page



April 10th 2017

Club Notes

Training for all youth players from U6 & U8 up to U16 and girls starts back on Wednesday 19th April - 7pm, in the usual place of Kingshill Avenue, Hayes. Everyone is welcome.



April 6th 2017

Club Notes

Training for all our youth players from U6 & U8 up to U16 and girls will start back on Wed 19th April in usual place, Hayes Rugby Club, Kingshill Avenue.

Spread the word ‐ new players are welcome!


March 30th 2017

Club Notes

Training for all youth players from U6 & U8 up to U16 and girls starts back on Wednesday 19th April ‐ 7pm, in the usual place of Kingshill Avenue, Hayes. Everyone is welcome.

We would like to say a very big well done to those youth players who have turned out for the last five weeks to take part in the London Development GAA U17 tournament. The lads have shown great commitment and dedication to the sport and we wish them the best of luck heading into the finals this weekend. The players in mention are: Liam McNulty, Michael Myers, Oisin Murphy, Aaron Myers and Liam Hession.



March 20th 2017

Club Notes

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!



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.



November 23rd 2016

Club notes

The youth players of St Clarets recently celebrated their great achievements of 2016 at the Irish Centre in Slough.

The following were the individual award winners:

The awards on the night were:

U14 player of the Year ‐ Cormac Sibley
U14 Manager's Player of the Year ‐ Liam McNulty
Girl's players of the Year ‐ Lily McNulty
Girl's Manager's Player of the Year ‐ Leona Enright

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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 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.

“Oisin


“Oisin


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

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

“Youth


September 25th 2016

Club notes

On 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 15th 2016

Club notes

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

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

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 8th 2016

Club notes

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.



July 25th 2016

Club notes

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

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

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.

“U10s


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


May 9th 2016

Club notes

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


May 3rd 2016

Club notes

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

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.

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St Clarets: winners of the Peter McGlynn Shield

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.

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 11th 2016

Club notes

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

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.


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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.

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 20th 2016

Club notes

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.

Please contact a committee member if you are interested or alternatively attend our AGM which takes place on Sunday 31st January, 3.30pm in The Brook House, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes.


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.



October 8th 2015

Club notes

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 7th 2015

40th Anniversary Youth Day

Thank you to everyone who came along and made our 40th Anniversary Youth day such a huge success.

Below you will find some photos of the day and the presentation evening that followed.

Click on images below to open slideshows of photos from the club's 40th Anniversary Youth Day event.

Day time activities

 40th Anniversary Youth Day 2015      


Evening activities

 40th Anniversary Youth Day 2015      


October 1st 2015

Club notes

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

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!

Images from the victorious Gerry Somers Memorial tournament.

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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

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.


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.

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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June 29th 2015

Club notes

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 notes

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

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

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

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Our Under 12s last weekend..


June 2nd 2015

Club notes

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 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.


May 18th 2015

Club notes

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 11th 2015

Club notes

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.

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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

Youth notes

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

Youth notes

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.

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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.


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.


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.



October 26th 2014

Youth Presentation

Click on image to open slideshow of photos from the 2014 Youth Presentation evening

Youth Presentation 2014      


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.


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 15th 2014

Club notes

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.

Click on image to open slideshow of photos from the Tara J French tournament in 2014

Tara J French 2014      


July 21st 2014

Club notes

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.


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

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.

June 23rd 2014

Club notes

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


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 13th 2014

Club notes

St Clarets Race Night

May 5th 2014

Club notes

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

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

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


March 30th 2014

Club notes

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

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.

March 16th 2014

Club notes

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 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


January 26th 2014

Club notes

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

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.


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.



October 24th 2013

Club's Youth Presentation Evening

Below you'll find a slide show of pictures from the 2013 Youth Presentation Evening. It was a great night and a fitting finale to another superb year of youth football with St Clarets. Thank you to everyone who supported the night.

Click on the image to view the slideshow.

St Clarets Youth Evening 2013. A Gaelic football club to be proud of.

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 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 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.


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 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

St Clarets Under 10s September 2013
St Clarets under 10s at James O'Brien Day

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.


September 16th 2013

Club notes

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.


July 29th 2013

ABC Games

Below are some more images from the ABC Tournament at Greenford courtesy of The Irish Post. Photos by Malcom McNally. Click on the images to enlarge.

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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).

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


July 8th 2013

Club notes

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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 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 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.


July 1st 2013

Club notes

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 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

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 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 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.


June 17th 2013

Club notes

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 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 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

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 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 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


June 3rd 2013

Club notes

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 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 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 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 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 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.

May 20th 2013

Club notes

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 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.


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.

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.


May 6th 2013

Club notes

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 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.


April 29th 2013

Club notes

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.



April 22nd 2013

Club notes

Training for the under-16s continues on Tuesday at 7pm 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.

All parents and players are asked to remember the new regulations regarding mouthguards. A copy is available at the top of this page.

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.

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.

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.


April 15th 2013

Club notes

The youth teams start back this week. 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.

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.

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.

April 8th 2013

Club notes

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.

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.


April 1st 2013

Club notes

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 3rd 2013

Club notes

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.

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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


St Clarets GFC Youth Presentation 2012



St Clarets GFC staged our annual Youth Presentation Evening on November 10th 2012 at Greenford and there was an excellent turn out of players, parents and supporters.

Thanks to everyone who made the effort to be there..

Click on images for more photos from the night.

Youth Presentation  2012      

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 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.

October 8th 2012

Club notes

 Under 10s October 2012

The St Clarets Under 10 team, along with the coaches and parents, at last week's Blitz


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.

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.



October 1st 2012

Club notes

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.

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.



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 18th 2012

Images from the ABC Games 2012

Click on the images below to view a collection of pictures from St Clarets very successful adventure in the 2012 ABC Games at Greenford.

You'll need Powerpoint to view the slideshow.

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September 17th 2012

Youth Team News

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.

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.



September 10th 2012

Youth Team News

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.



September 3rd 2012

Youth Team News

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.

August 20th 2012

Youth Team News

The next Under 12 Blitz takes place at Parnells on September 8th.

The re-scheduled ABC Games will now take place in Greenford on September 15th and 16th.

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.



July 16th 2012

Youth Team News

Our Under-10's Blitz fell foul of the weather this weekend.

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.



July 9th 2012

Youth Team News

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.



July 2nd 2012

Youth Team News

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.



June 28th 2012

Youth Team News

This Friday U16s are playing a challenge match in Greenford at 7pm against Douay Martyrs ahead of the school team's upcoming trip to Ireland. Take a trip out and see some of the best young talent in London on display and give the Douay lads a boost before heading off to Wicklow.

St Clarets U14s have a Championship Shield fixture on Saturday v Round Towers in Mitcham, details to be confirmed.

Next Tuesday 3rd July St Clarets U16s play Dulwich Gaels in Championship at 7pm in Greenford.



June 23rd 2012

Under 12s In Action

St Clarets Under 12s along with coach Steve McElroy

The St Clarets Under 12 team and coach Steve McElroy. Click to enlarge image


The club’s under 12s took part in a tournament last Saturday at Greenford. They played a total of four games and they were unlucky to lose the Shield semi-final to Tara. Well done to all the guys and a big thanks to the parents and coach Steve McElroy.

Thanks to Marie Hession for the team photo.



June 22nd 2012

Under 10s Get Their Season Started

St Clarets Under 10s

The St Clarets Under 10 team with mentors Martin Hession and Denis McCarthy. Click to enlarge image


The club’s under-10s played their first game of the season on Friday evening against the Tara at their field in Northwick Park. The young debutants all played really well and enjoyed the experience. Thanks to the Tara club for their hospitality on the evening.

Denis McCarthy and Martin Hession would like to thank all the parents who made a huge effort through the Friday night traffic to get the kids to the match.

Thanks to Marie Hession for the team photo.



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.

Click on the image to view some more pictures from after the game (powerpoint required).

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Managers Colm Lynott and Mick Buckley display the trophy.



June 1st 2012

St Clarets Under 16s through to League final

Congratulations to our brilliant Under-16 team on their win against Parnells last night. In a great game, enjoyed by all present, St Clarets were victorious by 4-11 to 4-7.

Well done guys, you've done your club, your coaches and your families proud.

We're all looking forward to the final.

Click on the image below to see a powerpoint slideshow of photos from last night's game.

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May 31st 2012

St Clarets Under 16 League semi-final

St Clarets take on Parnells at Greenford this evening at 7pm in the semi-final of the league.

All support greatly welcomed. These boys are real winners.


May 30th 2012

St Clarets Under 10s and Under 12s for 2012

The hardest working footballers in London take a break from training.

The club’s under-10s and under-12s had their regular work-out along with coaches Denis McCarthy, Martin Hession and Steve McElroy and paused for a moment so our cameras could catch them.

Usually they’re moving too fast for any camera. (click on images to enlarge)

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Left picture: Denis McCarthy and Martin Hession along with the Under 10s.Right picture: Steve McElroy along with the under-12s.



May 21st 2012

Youth Team News

The club’s under-12s have a Blitz this Saturday May 26th at Greenford starting at 11am.

The club’s under-16 team plays Parnells on Thursday evening at 7pm in the league at Hayes.

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.



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 Championship in July. (click on image to read the article, adobe reader required)

Irish Post



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.



Gaelic Football Is Here Again

Training starts on April 17th 2012

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.

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.



One From The Archives


Below is a picture of St Clarets team around about 2007. It's a blitz at Ruislip and should be good enough to embarrass a few of our younger players.

Click on the picture below to enlarge.

Youth Team circa 2007


Club membership reminder

Club membership forms and questionnaires are now available on the website for downloading at the top of this page. Membership is £20 per person or a £20 per family membership for those involved with the underage teams.



What the papers say


Beating away the paparazzi has become a way of life for our under-age heroes. Below are the newspaper images from our presentation evening in November. Our boys take it all in their stride of course.

Just click on the image to enlarge (adobe reader required).

Youth Presentation Evening




The Saints' Super Summer


Below are a few more images from the hugely successful summer enjoyed by St Clarets youth teams.

Saints Super Summer

Click on the picture above to open the Powerpoint presentation. Thanks to Shiela Bradshaw for these images.



Conrad Ryan Success


Below are a few more images from St Clarets win in the Conrad Ryan Cup in 2011.

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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.



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 For 2012

Click on the link to the relevant form to enlarge it and then simply print it off.


1.
Club membership form 2012

2. Club questionnaire form 2012

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Results of club's AGM 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.

For information on all matters relating to the underage teams, please contact Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.



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.


Images from earlier in the year

All images courtesy of Tiny. Call 07941045767 for further details.

Click on the image to enlarge.

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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.

 

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.


That's us pretty well wrapped up for 2011, but we'll be back bigger and better in 2012. Keep an eye on this page for news on all our early season activities. Don't forget the club's end of season dinner on December 3rd. All members welcome. It's a great chance for the whole club to mark the end of another great year. For further information contact Paddy Donaghy on 07765 492 603 or John McDermott on 07814 032131

For further details on all matters relating to the underage group please contact Colm Lynott on

07761 785260.


Youth 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.


Pictures from our 2011 Presentation Night

Our U-14 players who received their medals at last Saturday's presentation night. Meanwhile, Luke Gavin, Conor Devereux and Jack Twomey display the spoils of this year's battles. If we had won any more cups lads, we would have had to invite another team along just to hold the trophies for us. Well done, we're all proud of you.



Rhian O’Hare - the U12’s Most Improved Player.   Joint Under-12 Players of the Year Andrew Furlong and Matthew McHugh along with Pat O'Grady.




Lorcan Comer: U14 Manager's Player of the Year. Shane O'Hare: U14 Players Player of the Year. Steve McElroy also earned a trophy for his efforts - Theresa presented.
 



Colm Lynott had a busy night showing his trophy off to Della Comer, Keith Gourlay and Sammy Bradshaw.
 



Shiela Bradshaw got to see Colm's trophy too, while Colm's parents were obviously very proud of his achievement. Not to be out-done, Mick Buckley also won one, and Jacinta was chuffed.
 



St Clarets Under-age Teams 2011


Our all conquering Under 14s win the Champions
Our quite brilliant under 14 footballers lifted the Championship Shield after an outstanding
performance against Tir Chonaill Gaels in the final at Ruislip.

 



The amazing Under 14s win the League
Those unstoppable U14s were at it again a few weeks later when they defeated
St Kiernans to win the league title.


 

The Up-and-Coming Under 10s
Watching in the wings are the club's Under 10s, who are learning all the
time about winning. They're fast learner too.



Youth section notes

November 7th 2011

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.


September 25th 2011

Youth notes

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.


August 1st 2011

Youth notes

We’ll be taking a break for a few weeks during August because of the school holidays. We hope everyone has a great holiday and we’ll see you all back in the green and white in September. Thanks for your efforts so far this year.


July 25th 2011

Youth notes

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.


July 18th 2011

Youth notes

Once again our under-14 side did the club proud with an excellent performance and convincing victory in the Conrad Ryan fixture against North London Shamrocks last Wednesday.


They followed this up on with a Div 1 League final win over St Kiernans at Mill Hill. Congratulations and well done to all the team on a fantastic performance winning our second trophy of the season.


A special mention to Luke Gavin from Heston Gaels who has assisted us and given a valuable contribution to the U14s this season.


On Saturday St Kiernans hosted their annual James O'Brien memorial day and a very entertaining (and at times amusing!) dad's match took place. Many thanks to the St Clarets’ dads who participated, obviously showing us where the boys get their talent from!!!!!!


July 11th 2011

Youth notes

Congratulations to the club’s brilliant young under 14 team who last Friday night won the London U14 Championship Shield final in Ruislip beating Tir Chonaill Gaels 5-5 to 2-4.


Well done to all the players involved, especially our youngest player on the team, Andrew Furlong, who had an outstanding game.


A special mention also for players Shane O'Hare and Joe O'Sullivan who returned early from their PGL school trip to play in the game. Shane's dad, Martin O'Hare made an 8-hour round trip to Torquay to enable them to be there. Thanks for your commitment lads and hopefully the victory made it all worth while.


A special thanks also to Clancy Docwra, who sponsored a new kit for the club’s under-14s for the final.


The Under-14s next game this Wednesday evening v North London Shamrocks. The Under-14 League Semi/Finals day next Saturday 16 July in Mill Hill.


July 4th 2011

Youth notes

Congratulations to the eight lads from St Clarets who represented North London at the Feile in Cork last weekend. The players were Aidan Bradshaw, Niall Redmond, Conor Devereux, Dylan Kearney, Lorcan Comer, Ryan O'Connell, Jack Twomey and Joe O'Sullivan.


Club member Colm Lynott also attended in his capacity as team manager. Well done guys, the club is proud of your achievement.


The U14 Shield Championship Final will take place this Friday July 8th at Ruislip against Tir Chonaill Gaels. Further details from Colm Lynott on 07761 785260.