Welcome to St. Joseph’s GAA Club London
Our AGM took place on Friday, 24th January. Many thanks to those who attended, and well done to those who were either re-elected or elected to the committee. A very special word of thanks goes to our out-going Treasurer, Thomas Mitchell, for his years of tireless dedication to the club, for which we are all very grateful. We would also like to thank Joe and Thomas O’Donnell for all their hard work on our Lotto last year.
The following officers were elected for 2014:
Life President: Jim King (Cavan)
President: Pa McAvinue (Cavan)
Chairman: John McNamara (Leitrim)
Vice-Chairman: Shane McCauley (Donegal)
Secretary: Karen McCauley (Donegal)
Assistant Secretary: Ciarán McNamara (London)
Treasurer: Sue Burke (London)
Public Relations Officer: Karen McCauley (Donegal)
Club Registrar: Conor Hallissey (Cork)
Lottery Officer: Aodhán Reaney (Mayo)
County Board Delegates: John McNamara (Leitrim); Shane McCauley (Donegal)
Coaching Co-Ordinator: Shane McCauley (Donegal)
Social Committee: Aodhán Reaney (Mayo); Conor Hallissey (Cork); Tom Gormley (Sligo); Damien McLoughlin (Sligo); Thomas Mitchell (London); Derek Dunne (Cavan)
We would like to wish our committee and everyone involved with the club all the very best for a successful season. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir.
Many congratulations and best wishes for the upcoming year to St. Joseph’s clubman, Declan Flanagan, following his re-appointment as PRO for the London County Board. Declan had a very successful year as PRO in 2013 and he is a credit to our club. Comhghairdeas libh go léir, Déaglán.
Flynn’s Bar & Diner, West Ealing (https://www.facebook.com/flynnsbarealing), have very kindly sponsored our new kit for the upcoming 2014 season.
2014 VGC IFC
We are playing St. Brendan’s in the preliminary/seeding round of the IFC this Saturday, 1st March, at 3pm in Colindale.
On behalf of everyone at St. Joseph’s, would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Aogán Ó Fearghail on his appointment as Uachtaráin-Tofa CLG. It is a very proud moment for Aogán’s club, Drumgoon, and the people of Cavan. The Cavan exiles here, in London, will be very proud to welcome our first ever Uachtaráin Chumann Lúthchleas Gael in the very near future.
If you know any electricians, preferably, who have done their apprenticeship through FAS, looking for work in London, please ask them to contact us.
The membership fees for 2014 will remain at £30 per player/families and £20 for non-playing members/senior citizens/students.
Our pre-season core and circuit training continues on Wednesdays in the Alec Reed Academy Community Sports Centre, Northolt. We have a floodlit sand-based Astroturf pitch from 8pm, so please be there by 7.45pm for a prompt start. New players are more than welcome to join us.
How to get there:
Address: Bengarth Road, Northolt, UB5 5LQ
Public transport: Northolt (Central Line) is the nearest Tube station. It’s a 15-minute walk, or a short bus ride, from the Tube station to the Academy. Bus routes 90, 120, 140 and 282 all stop along Church Road. Pedestrian access is through the Bengarth Road gates. If you have any questions, or if you need a lift, please call John on 07956 666 979.
St. Joseph’s v West London Wildcats Challenge Match - 15th March
We will be playing the West London Wildcats https://www.facebook.com/westlondonwildcatsin our annual challenge match on 15th March (St. Patrick’s weekend). The Wildcats were the 2013 AFL London Premier Champions and are the biggest and most successful Aussie Rules Football club outside Australia. Like previous matches, we will be playing the first half with a round ball and the second half with an oval ball! Both sides had great craic last year and gained a lot from the experience. Check out last year’s match report http://hoganstand.com/UK/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=186848.
Night at the Races - 5th April
We are holding a Night at the Races in Flynn’s Bar & Diner, West Ealing, on Saturday, 5th April 2014. The first race will be at 8pm and there will be live Music on the night. Further details to follow.
New players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. We are based in West London; the club covers a wide area and current players live in many different areas, including, Acton, Brentford, Ealing, Fulham, Greenford, Northfields, Ruislip and Wimbledon. Transport to and from training and pick-up from stations can be arranged, if required. If you would like to join our club, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07956 666 979, or via any of our contact details below. We would be delighted to hear from you.