Gaelic Sport: Thomas McCurtains preparing for annual fun day

PUBLISHED: 14:58 06 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:58 06 July 2016

Thomas McCurtains family fun day returns on July 16

Thomas McCurtains family fun day returns on July 16


Club to host yearly event on July 16

Thomas McCurtains annual funday returns later this month, with plenty of action both on and off the pitch.

Proceedings run from 12pm to 7.30pm on July 16at the club’s Goodmayes Hospital Sports Ground base, with matches involving minor football and hurling teams, a senior men’s fixtures and special women’s game all set to take place.

In addition, there will be a beer tent, a BBQ and food stalls, Irish dancing, a DJ, ice cream, cakes and much more to keep everyone entertained.

McCurtains will also be holding a prize draw on the day, with a trip to two for New York, a ticket to the All-Ireland Senior Football final and a ticket to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling final on offer.

Before all that, though, the club has several teams in action over the course of the next week.

McCurtains’ camogie team will hope to continue their cracking form this season in the third round of the Junior Championship when they host Brothers Pearse on Saturday at 11am.

Last time out, the team made sure of their progress in the competition following a comprehensive win over Erin go Bragh in Birmingham, with Maggie Whelan and Kelly Ann Brennan impressing.

The men’s hurlers are also in action at the weekend as they welcome Robert Emmetts B in the first round of the London Intermediate Championship in Goodmayes on Sunday at midday, having warmed up for the clash by beating Kilburn Gaels B in the Intermediate Hurling League on Tuesday.

Next Tuesday, the men’s footballers welcome Crawley & Brighton Gaels in the Junior Football Championship.

McCurtains women’s footballers, meanwhile, gave a determined display against Holloway Gaels, but went down 3-14 to 1-6 despite splendid showings from Shauna Connolly, Fiona McGovern and Kathryn Canavan.

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