Friday 23 August 2019

Murphy's prominent at London parade

Some of the Fr Murphy's crew at the parade
Some of the Fr Murphy's crew at the parade

Fr Murphy's ladies' football and camogie club members were honoured to be asked to carry the provincial and county association banners at the head of the Mayor of London's St. Patrick's Day parade.

They all had a great day, meeting all the celebrities, including former champion boxer Barry McGuigan and radio presenter Maggie Doyle who hails from Wexford.

They were delighted to be awarded the C.I.C.A. Cup for the best turned out Gaelic team in the parade, with the trophy sponsored by Joe Fryday.

The players were also seen on ITV News that evening as grand marshal Barry McGuigan was being interviewed.

On the previous weekend the club got to the final of the International Women's Day camogie tournament in Birmingham, playing Tara. After a very slow start, conceding 2-2 in the first ten minutes, they then came back only for the clock to beat them, losing by just two points (2-4 to 1-5. It was so near but a good day's work all the same.

Next weekend the club will participate in the Ann Dunning memorial tournament at Greenford, a competition in memory of a great lady, founder of Holloway Gaels and a former London player, who so tragically died of a rare form of cancer just after her son was born.

Fr. Murphy's are holders of the trophy and are delighted to be asked to defend it on Saturday

Activities get under way at 10.30 a.m. and all support would be greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to club member Jackie Shiels on playing centre for Ireland against Wales in the rugby Six Nations and on an emphatic 20-0 win.

Anyone interested in joining the club, as a player, mentor or supporter, would be most welcome and you can contact us through our website (, our Facebook or Twitter pages, or contact Larry on 07944178879 or

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