Fr. Murphy’s Ladies 2017

Fr. Murphy’s Ladies are now looking forward to the 2017 seasons in both hurling and football, 2016 was  a good year especially for the resurgent  Camogie team, winning the mixed league and reaching the Intermediate Championship semi final, also reaching the semi final of the senior championship, a match in which we had 26 players togged out. The footballers kept going through a transition year, reaching the final of the Ann Dunning Cup, this year they are already training and have a challenge match against Naomh Mhuire Twickenham under their belts, they will also enter the Ann Dunning memorial cup in March,so whatever umbrella they play football under in 2017 they will be ready.

Plans are already in place to participate in the International  Women’s Day Camogie Festival in Birmingham on March 11th and then to play a challenge game  under floodlights on St Patrick’s Night, against top class opposition from Ireland, as part of the St Patrick’s Festival, the following day there will be a football game again as part of the same festival

There are also plans to visit  Clonakilty, the home of our major sponsor in the late spring.

A lot is happening within the club for 2017.


To all our players, mentors, sponsors and generous benefactors, we wish a happy women’s christmas and a bright and succesful new year.

We look forward to linking up with everyone in the next week’s as we prepare to drive the club further forward in 2017.

 The Grand  Christmas Draw

Our Christmas Draw was an outstanding success, at The Raven, over two thousand five hundred pounds were raised, once we have totalled the donations coming from Ireland we will be transferring a substanstial sum to the Cork Foundation for the Field of Dreams project.

Thanks to everyone who donated prizes, sold and bought tickets and to all at The Raven for their wonderful help and hospitality.

 This year Fr Murphy’s Ladies have teamed up with the Cork Foundation to hold a Grand Christmas Draw. The proceeds will be split equally between the club and the Field of Dreams in Cork, a community enterprise, providing meaningful work and life skills for adults with Down Syndrome. The first sod of their horticultural centre will be turned in January 2017, with this centre benefiting many with Down Syndrome. Fr Murphy’s Ladies are making every effort through this draw to send them a substantial Christmas Present. We are appealing for everyone’s help with this.

There are fantastic prizes on offer The Ireland Rugby Jersey, worn by Rob Kearney in the World Cup, signed by the Ireland team that won in South Africa. A Clonakilty Hamper, a Your Irish Shop Hamper, G.A.A.Jersey, Match/race tickets,Champagne, Wines and spirits and much more.

Tickets are £1.00 each or £5.00 per book of 5 There are plenty available at The Raven,Goldhawk Road London W6 0SA, where the rugby jersey is on show

As  supporters, in Ireland will be able to pay online, through the Cork foundation, using the reference Fr Murphy’s Xmas/FOD with the following link  www,corkfoundation.com/donate  then click on paypal link. Oncewe get receipt will fill out books of tickets.

Fr. Murphy’s Ladies at Hazelwood.



“Fr Murphy’s ladies footballers and London Irish Ladies Rugby Club came together for a unique training session, in London Irish’s magnificent facilities in Hazelwood. The girls combined to try the games of Gaelic Football and then rugby, with both sets getting specific coaching from Murphy’s coach Erin McDaid and the London Irish coaches. Despite the difference in ball shape at times, all looked comfortable with which ever ball that was in play.
The initiative came about after a conversation, between London Irish Ladies Chairperson Mary Fyfe, and Fr Murphy’s Ladies Larry O’Leary, a few weeks ago. Mary who is originally from Westmeath, also runs Gael Londain, providing Gaelic Football,for the youngsters at London Irish.
London Irish Ladies are only just starting this season, with both touch and contact rugby. Many of their players travel from South Bucks University, in Uxbridge and High Wycombe. They are most welcoming to anybody wishing to take up Rugby, offering great facilities, high quality coaching and a hot meal after training. Anyone interested can find them on Facebook as London Irish Ladies Contact and Touch.
The Fr Murphy’s Ladies were delighted with the session and quite a few  of their players showed potential with the oval ball.
As the bulk of the Rugby season, takes place during the Gaelic off season, it is an ideal match. Judging by the players reaction last night  many will be playing both codes very soon. This will be the first of many sessions for the future, with both clubs looking to develop the inter relationship between both sports.

Run in the Dark

For the past few years Fr Murphy’s  Ladies have been represented at the Run in the Dark at Battersea Park, 2016 is no different with a team of 11 representing the club on Wednesday November 16th at 8 pm. All support would be highly appreciated, by the girls running for this very worthy cause.

Photo shows the team of 2015 front row  left to right  Kirby Gilgunn,Louise McCarthy,Erin McDaid.

Back row  Larry O’Leary, Elizabeth Breen, Elaine Lyons, Leanne Drumm,Norma Hurley, Ann MarieHerward, Aisling Curley.


Fr. Murphy’s Ladies at The Madejski

v St Anthony’s Ladies  Saturday 22/10/2016



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Welcome to the website for Fr. Murphy’s Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football, London. If you have just moved over for a job, or are looking for work, and want to play camogie, ladies football or both, please get in contact with us using the details on the contact us page. Check out our latest news on the right!

With our main sponsors, we can help and support you as you look for employment and accommodation, while providing a home away from home through Gaelic games.



Fr Murphy’s will compete in the World Games in August 2016, from August 7th to 14 th Dublin will welcome more that fifty teams, with the opening and closing ceremonies  in Croke Park, all games with the exception of the cup finals will be on 9/10/11 August at U.C.D., cup finals will be in Croke Park on 12 th August.

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