Over the last thirteen years Tir Chonaill Gaels have hosted the countries biggest and best 7 a-side football tournaments every Easter Saturday. However, this year the club have decided not to stage it due to many contributing factors. It was always the intention of club to keep it an international event and with the lack of interest from clubs in Ireland due to the economic climate, this was not possible. Also, the club has a high number of members away this Easter so organising it was a problem. We acknowledge the great support from within the London GAA fraternity and beyond for this tournament over the years, but unfortunately it will not take place this year and it will return in 2014.
However, there is still football taking place in Greenford on Easter Saturday 30 th March with a four team 13 a-side football tournament and five ladies teams taking part in a 7 a-side tournament. The four senior teams consisting of Parnell’s, CuChullains (Newcastle), St Kiernan’s and hosts Tir Chonaill Gaels will play in a round robin tournament with each game lasting thirty minutes and with the top two teams playing in a final for the Francie O’Donnell cup.
The Ladies teams consist of hosts TCG, Tara, Parnell’s, Claddagh Gaels and Clonbony and they will play a 7 a-side tournament with games lasting twenty minutes. We hope the weather will improve as the week progresses so that many London Gaels will be treated to some decent football this Easter in London.
The competitions will start at 12pm sharp and entertainment will be plentiful on the day with music and good craic in the clubhouse.