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McCurtains have weekend to remember in Dublin

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 August 2018

Thomas McCurtains men's hurling team face the camera (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)

Thomas McCurtains men's hurling team face the camera (pic: Thomas McCurtains GAA)

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Thomas McCurtains’ men’s hurlers had a weekend to remember after travelling to Dublin for the All-Ireland Sevens competition.

The Goodmayes club travelled across the Irish Sea for the event, which drew entrants from across the Emerald Isle.

McCurtains lost to host club St Jude’s and Tournafulla in the initial group stage, but wins over JK Brackens and Burren Rangers saw them quality for the shield quarter-finals.

However, the Goodmayes club came up short in a thrilling game against Robert Emmets from Antrim, losing 5-5 to 4-4.

The men’s footballers, meanwhile, kept alive their hopes of reaching the latter stages of the London Intermediate Championship with a 2-16 to 0-8 win over Eire Og.

A cagey first-half saw the sides go into the break level, but goals after the interval from Kevin O’Donohue and Paddy Halligan handed McCurtains the win.

With a Bank Holiday weekend to come, there are no scheduled fixtures for any of the club’s sides this week.


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