St Patrick’s Gaelic Festival
Great weekend for the club, first with the camogie and Ladies football on Saturday at Wasps, then with being at the head of the City’s parade on Sunday, below are some images, reports and more photos follow soon.
As part of the 2017 City of London St.Patrick’s festival weekend Fr Murphy’s Ladies are running a Camogie and Ladies Football morning at Wasps FC Twyford Avenue Sports Ground Acton W3 9QA . The main event will be the Monica Dee Memorial Football Cup at 11.00 am in which. Fr Murphy’s will take on St Mary’ s University. Twickenham .St Mary’s are preparing for their All Britain Championships the following weekend. While Fr Murphy’s are looking forward to the upcoming London season The Cup comemorates Monica a native of Cobh,County Cork ,who sadly passed away five years ago.the Cup will be presented by her loving husband Con.The football game will be preceded at 10.00 am by a Camogie exhibition were a Fr Murphy’s selection will take on the Laois County Champions O’Moores ,who are on a short trip to London. Wasps will have the clubhouse open throughout the day and all are most welcome to attend what should be a great event Further information from Larry O Leary on 07944178879 email@example.com or www.frmurphys.co.uk
St. Patrick’s Parade jerseys Launched
At The Ann Dunning tournament on Saturday, the Fr Murphy’s were delighted to launch the specially designed St Patrick’s Day jersey’s, commissioned by our very generous sponsor Clonakilty Blackpudding, the girls will be at the head of the city’s St Patrick’s parade on Sunday March nineteenth, wearing these jerseys and carrying the county and provincial flags As usual another great day at the Ann Dunning memorial tournament in Greenford. Congratulations to all who took part, especially to Niamh McGrath on winning the player of the tournament. Pre Season 2017.
Saturday March 11th
Thtionse official pre season starts this weekend for Fr Murphy’s Ladies in both Football and Camogie. In Greenford the footballers are delighted to take part in the annual Ann Dunning memorial tournament, a nine-a side event in memory of a stalwart of the Holloway Club. The girls have enjoyed a few challenge games against St Mary’s University and will be looking forward to seeing the new girls perform on Saturday
The Fr. Murphy’s team that reached last years Ann Dunning final
The Camogie girls are also scheduled to play on Saturday in the Birmingham International tournament run by Erin go Bragh, Fr Murphy’s have always enjoyed this day out, winning the tournament three times and finishing runner in the final two years ago, again a lot of new girls have joined the camogie set up, some are not available due to football committments on Saturday, but the club are hopeful of a good showing.
The Fr Murphy’s Team who reached the final of the Birmingham tournament in 2015.
The following weekend many activities are taking place in conjunction, with the City of London St Patrick’s Festival, The Camogie team are playing O’Moore’s Camogie Club , the Laois County Champions and the Footballers are playing St Mary’s University, the timings and venue are to be finally confirmed for these games but it looks like Wasps FC Twyford Avenue W3, at 10.00 am on Saturday
Welcome to London O’Moore’s Camogie Laois County Champions
The Fr Murphy’s and St Mary’s teams after a recent challenge game
The Following day, The St Patrick’s Parade, the girls will again lead the parade, with Grand Marshall Dara O Briain, carrying the Flags of all 33 counties and the 4 provinces, this is indeed a high publicity event for the club.
After The St Patrick’s Parade, The Fr Murphy’s girls, with the cup they won.
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.
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
NEW TRAINING VENUE 14.09.2016.Fr Murphy’s jersey for both the Football & Camogie teams at the World Games
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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.