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 Fr. Murphy’s  All Britain Mixed League Champions 2017.

Early Saturday morning in Pairc na hEireann Birmingham, the camogie teams of Fr.Murphy’s and John Mitchel’s lined out for the Mixed League Final.It proved to be a tough and exciting contest.

Murphy’s were first out of the blocks, when Emma McShane rattled the Mitchel’s net with a rocket, this was followed by a delighful point from former Mitchel’s player Mairead Hogan, with further points from Emma McShane and Laura O Hagan, this all in the first ten minutes. All of a sudden John Mitchel’s forced their way into the game, with Wexford girl Rena Codd hitting over a few great points, the girls in red hit over five points to bring matters really close, but in the closing minutes of the game, Emma McShane,hit over two fine points, whilst Rebecca Murphy, who had been having a battle royal with Noel Devlin broke through for the final score of the half, with the scoreboard  reading Fr Murphy’s 1.07 John Mitchel’s 0.05.
On the resumption Mitchel’s hit over two points to leave just a goal between the sides, but Laura O Hagan, put Fr.Murphy’s back on top, when her goal bound shot was tipped brilliantly over the bar by Mitchel’s keeper Nicola Lynch. Then Emma McShane rifled a ground shot to the far corner of the net and Murphy’ s were eight points up, still Mitchel’s would not give up, but last words were left to Murphy’s Laura  O Hagan, who finished off the scoring with a goal and a point, to leave the score at the final whistle Fr Murphy’s 3.07 to John Mitchel’s.0.08
 Chairperson of Camogie Britain Eoin Kelly presented the trophy to Fr.Murphy’s Captain Mel Hogan and the player of the match award to their  defender Caroline Hanley.
Afterwards in the club house both teams and mentors were entertained to a full Irish breakfast, sponsored by Clonakilty Black Pudding and prepared by Anne Collins. The player of the match award was also sponsored by Clonakilty

 

Field of Dreams  Cork

Fr. Murphy’s Ladies are very proud of their association, through the Cork Foundation

with the Field of Dreams, a community enterprise in Cork to provide meaningful work and life skills for adults with Down Syndrome

Richard was proud to wear the specially commissioned Fr. Murphy’s jersey for a launch in Cork this morning.

The club has already raised in excess of fifteen hundred euro’s for the project and has more fundraising events planned for summer and autumn of thiis year

Great pictures from Cork

Niamh Marren

Best of luck Niamh.

St Patrick’s Parade memories.

As we prepare to start the competitive season in both Camogie and football, here is a look back at a great day last month.

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.

We even made it to the front page of the Irish Post

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  larrygaelic@gmail.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.

 

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“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.

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Fr. Murphy’s Ladies at The Madejski

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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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