CuChulainns GAA Club Notes 26.04.2017

by Joe Cashman on April 27, 2017

Cú Chulainns welcome Kilnbridge as new main club sponsor:


Cú Chulainns are delighted to announce that Kilnbridge have agreed to join us as our main club sponsor for the next 3 years. We are delighted to have agreed a partnership with a large successful company such as this. Kilnbridge are a multi-disciplined building and civil engineering company providing a portfolio of contracting solutions and construction services to the built environment. They work in various sectors including building, civil engineering, fabrication, concrete cutting, controlled demolition, fire protection and waste collection, recycling and ancillary services. More information can be found at www.kilnbridge.com.

We have recently debuted two new fantastic looking sets of jerseys to highlight this partnership which were rolled out on our recent trip to Cork. CuChulainns will be representing Kilnbridge in the upcoming annual Berkley Homes Gaelic football Sevens tournament on the 6th of May on Greenford. We hope to continue our success after our team won the pre-tournament table quiz held recently. Our thanks especially to all of this goes to Mr Dermot McDermott as he gives us his fantastic support. His keen interest to help develop and continue GAA to the East and South East of London is noteworthy.

Above: Tony Fayne (CuChulainns & Kilnbridge), Dermot McDermott (Managing Director Kilnbridge), Joe Cashman (Secretary CuChulainns GAA), Niall Gunning (CuChulainns & Kilnbridge)

CuChulainns trip to Cork 8th April

CúChulainns hurling and football teams headed to Clonakilty in Cork on Saturday 8th April where we had a great weekend. We played friendlies in hurling vs O’ Donovan Rossa in Skibereen quickly followed up by a Football game just up the road vs Randal Og in Ballynacarriga near Dunmanway. We wish to thank both clubs for their hospitality and great welcome afforded to us. It was great to see some old friends and family who came down to cheer us on and take part in our weekend.
This trip was part of our yearlong celebration of 2017 being our 85th year in existence since the clubs founding in 1932.

Above: CuChulainns Football team (left) and Hurling team (right) before recent games in West Cork.

Training is ongoing!

Training is ongoing on Tuesday & Thursday nights @ 7.30 for Senior Hurling and Intermediate Football– We train at Old Shootershillian Sports & Social Club, Mayday Gardens, Broadwalk, Kidbrooke, London, SE3 8NP. Closest rail station is Kidbrooke. Lifts available if required from lots of areas. Changing rooms & showers available at both locations. Any questions please contact club secretary Joe Cashman on 07796985475 or [email protected] or see our website www.cuchulainnsgaa.com

Club Lotto Result (Game 36 – Wk8) (Overall Jackpot £792):

After 8 weeks and lots of people in the mix we had a total of 6 winners each getting £132 – Mark Biggins, Brendan Breen, Conor Harrington, Alan MacKinnon, Damien Moloney, Mary Rogers. Thanks again to all who take part! New game starts this week. If you want to get involved please contact John Murray or any of the club contacts below.

Club Contacts
Secretary – Joe Cashman – (07796985475) – [email protected]
Chairman – Mick Biggane – (07809594352)
Treasurer – John Murray – (07810898657) – [email protected]
PRO – Eoin Scully – (07415645755) – [email protected]
Football Secretary – Cianan Byrne – (07958203743)
Hurling Secretary – John Brady – (07799647832)

CuChulainns Senior Hurling Head Coach/Manager Required

CúChulainns are looking for someone to take on the role of Head Coach/Manager for the season ahead. We are Senior again for 2017. Anybody who would be interested in working with the ambitious and enthusiastic squad is asked to contact the club hurling secretary (John Brady – 07799647832).

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2017 Season commences!

by Joe Cashman on March 6, 2017

The Official London Gaa 2017 season begins this weekend!

Mar 11th 2016 – Preliminary IFC – CuChulainns v StJosephs Gaa – Greenford P2 @ 2:00pm
Mar 12th 2016 – Preliminary SHC – Sean Treacy’s v CuChulainns – Goodmayes @ 2:00pm

Pre – season continues in March on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8pm at Better Body Gym – Blackheath Rugby Club, Rectory field, Charlton road, SE3 8SR

Contact us here or on 07796985475 if you are interested in becoming involved. New members are always welcome!

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RIP John O’ Sullivan

by Joe Cashman on February 20, 2017

It is with great sadness that we learned this week that CuChulainns Life President, John O’ Sullivan Senior had passed away after a short period in hospital. We will pass on funeral arrangements once they are known. Our thoughts are with John’s family and close friends at this time.

John was one of 12 children from Uhran in Beara, West Cork. He is survived by 8 of these today. John came to London in the mid-50’s and originally played with the Geraldines club for a few years before he joined his fellow Beara exiles at CuChulainns in the early 1960’s. John was always been an active member of our club since he joined CuChulainns. John had many roles within the club over his life including a player, manager, chairman and president. John had many proud moments with the club but was particularly overjoyed with the clubs under 12 championship success in 1974 of which his son, whom he referred to as young John was a playing member. 10 years later the club won the junior championship in the centenary year of the GAA and a proud dad watched young John score the winning goal. He was a fantastic clubman, a loyal supporter and a great friend to all that knew him. He kept involved with CuChulainns all through his life and was recently one of our club representatives at the County Congress in December in Ruislip and was a constant supporter on the sidelines for us throughout 2016. John was fiercely proud to be a CúChulainn right to the very end and he has left us with some wonderful memories. Ar dheas De go raibh a ainm a Sean.

RIP Larry Sheehan

Larry ‘Lockey’ Sheehan passed away on the 18/02/17 in Reading. Larry was originally from Glanworth in County Cork. He played football with CúChulainns in the late 60’s and early 70’s along with his brother Timmy. Our thoughts are with Larry’s family and close friends at this time.

RIP TP O’ Connor

TP O’ Connor recently passed away on the 07/02/17 in Australia. TP was a cousin of Mattie Smyth and came from the same club in Moynalty, Meath. TP joined CúChulainns in 1986 and was involved with the club until 1993. He won a reserve football championship in 1988. He also was chairman for 2 years from 1991-1993. Our thoughts are with TP’s family and close friends at this time.

Trip to Cork
CúChulainns hurling and football teams head to Clonakilty in Cork on Saturday 8th April where we will compete against several teams over the weekend in both codes. This is part of our yearlong celebration of 2017 being our 85th year in existence since the clubs founding in 1932.

Training for 2017 has commenced
Training has commenced for the year ahead with circuit training at Better Body Gym, Blackheath Rugby club, Rectory Field, Charlton road, SE3 8SR. Any new players are very welcome to come and join us.

CuChulainns Senior Hurling Head Coach/Manager Required
CúChulainns are looking for someone to take on the role of Head Coach/Manager for the season ahead. We are Senior again for 2017. Anybody who would be interested in working with the ambitious and enthusiastic squad is asked to contact the club hurling secretary (John Brady – 07799647832).

Club Contacts
Secretary – Joe Cashman – (07796985475)
Chairman – Mick Biggane – (07809594352)
Cianan Byrne – Football Secretary – (07958203743)
Hurling Secretary – John Brady – (07799647832)

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