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McCurtains set for busy week

PUBLISHED: 16:00 24 September 2015

Thomas McCurtains' women are in action at the All-Ireland Sevens in Dublin (pic: Sandra Rowse)

Thomas McCurtains' women are in action at the All-Ireland Sevens in Dublin (pic: Sandra Rowse)

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Hurlers in All-Britain action while women’s football team head to Ireland

Goodmayes club Thomas McCurtains face a busy weekend of action as their three senior teams prepare for big matches.

Fresh from topping their group in the London Intermediate Championship, the men’s hurlers travel to Birmingham for their All-Britain Junior quarter-final.

Liverpool’s Wolfe Tones club are the opposition with the match starting at 4.30pm on Saturday at Pairc na hEireann.

McCurtains’ hurling manager Liam Griffin says he doesn’t know much about the opposition, but that he does know most of their players have one thing in coming.

“Wolfe Tones are apparently quite a strong team who have a lot of connections with Cork, so that could help them,” said Griffin.

“We have lads from different counties but they’ve played together for three years, so they’ll have a similar bond to all the Wolfe Tones players who come from Cork.”

London stars Ciaran Dowling and Phil Murphy are expected to turn out for the Goodmayes club in the midlands but Griffin believes his team is packed full of quality across the pitch.

“We’re a good all round squad and we’ve got a lot of strength in depth. We have leaders in every line and there are a lot of boys who could win us the match,” added Griffin.

“Wolfe Tones may know a bit more about our London players but I’m not overly concerned about that. We’re not arrogant but we are confident we have it in us to win.”

The women’s gaelic football team will be hoping to get over any lingering disappointment from their recent defeat in their quest for the All-Britain crown as they travel to Dublin.

McCurtains head for Ireland’s capital to compete in the All-Ireland sevens tournament, a competition they have previously been successful in.

And they will be hoping to replicate their performance at the competition last year, when they finished as international champions.

Closer to home, the men’s football team are in action at the club’s Goodmayes Hospital base for their latest London Football League Division Three fixture.

Jim McDermott’s men welcome Tir Chonaill Gaels to east London with the match starting at 11.45am on Sunday.

McCurtains will be hoping they can earn a better result than in their last league fixture, when they lost by one point against leaders St Clarets.


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