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Gaelic Sport: Thomas McCurtains celebrate fine 2017 at annual dinner dance

PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 March 2018

Thomas McCurtains men's footballers face the camera at the club's annual dinner dance (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)

Thomas McCurtains men's footballers face the camera at the club's annual dinner dance (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)

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Thomas McCurtains' camogie and women's football teams face the camera at the club's annual dinner dance (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)Thomas McCurtains' camogie and women's football teams face the camera at the club's annual dinner dance (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)

Thomas McCurtains celebrated what was a fantastic 2017 for the club at their annual dinner dance on Saturday.

The Goodmayes-based club hosted the popular event at the Prince Regent Hotel in Chigwell.

Teams were presented with the trophies they had won last year and individual awards were also handed out.

Those in attendance were also treated to a set from international recording artist TR Dallas.

Brian Ryan received a special award recognising his contribution to Thomas McCurtains at the club's annual dinner dance (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)Brian Ryan received a special award recognising his contribution to Thomas McCurtains at the club's annual dinner dance (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)

The men’s football team enjoyed a fine campaign last year and were able to collect the trophies they won, having come out on top in the London Junior Championship as well as the London League.

Niall Coffey and Brian Hourihane both contributed to those successes and were rewarded by being named joint-footballers of the year.

For the women’s football team, Michelle Johnson took home player of the season honours, while Katie Hayes won the award for most improved.

Aimee Duncan was named player of the year for McCurtains’ camogie team, with Orla Dennehy picking up the award for most improved.

James Searson was named Thomas McCurtains club person of the year at the club's annual dinner dance (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)James Searson was named Thomas McCurtains club person of the year at the club's annual dinner dance (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)

The men’s hurling team were also presented with the trophies they won last year in another superb term.

The McCurtains men’s hurling team won the London League and the Ronan Cup, as well as the 2015 London League, with the final having been postponed for the past two years.

Sean Murphy won the prize for hurling player of the year, with Liam O’Brien taking home the young player award.

There was also a special presentation to Brian Ryan on the night to honour his contribution to the Goodmayes-based club over the years, while James Searson won the award for club person of the year.

The club had also planned to host a charity match at Goodmayes Hospital Sports Ground on Saturday afternoon that would have seen many of their 2007 London Intermediate Football Championship-winning squad return.

However, the ‘Beast from the East’ put paid to those plans, though the club hope to rearrange the fundraiser for later in the year.

This weekend sees the women’s camogie head for the Midlands on Saturday to take part in the Birmingham Sevens.


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