Essex team win Melvin Gaels U-14 Tournament

Martin McGowan presents the Melvin Gaels Liam McGowan Memorial trophy  to Tomas Mac Curtain club captain Fiannan Spence with David Gillespie, Melvin Gaels Chairperson Bord na nOg.
Melvin Gaels U14 inaugural Liam McGowan Memorial Tournament was held in Melvin Park, Kinlough on Saturday last, June 8, amidst glorious sunshine.

Melvin Gaels U14 inaugural Liam McGowan Memorial Tournament was held in Melvin Park, Kinlough on Saturday last, June 8, amidst glorious sunshine.

Melvin Gaels played host to the Tomas Mac Curtain club from Essex in England. The Tomas Mac Curtain Club Under 14 team visit Ireland on an annual basis and have participated in tournaments in various parts of the country for the past number of years.

The team hail from the towns of Chelmsford and Goodmayes in Essex.

This year it was the turn of Melvin Gaels to play host and with the help of the weather we did so in style!

Many thanks to the families who welcomed members of the team into their homes for the weekend and showed off the best of North Leitrim hospitality .

Other teams who participated in the tournament included Glencar/Manorhamilton; Bundoran; Aodh Ruadh, Ballyshannon; Four Masters, Donegal Town and Melvin Gaels.

Glencar/Manorhamilton won their group by defeating Four Masters and Bundoran in two very close and entertaining games.

Glencar/Manorhamilton and Tomas Mac Curtains contested the final. The assembled spectators were rewarded with a fine display of football from both teams with Tomas Mac Curtain’s taking the silverware on the day. The final score was Tomas Mac Curtain’s 2 -8 to Glencar/Manorhamilton’s 2 -2.

Thank you to all those involved with Melvin Gaels who contributed to the success of the tournament.

Melvin Gaels GAA club take this opportunity to congratulate Tomas Mac Curtain’s on winning the tournament and special thanks to the Melvin Gaels club for their invite and hospitality and a big well done to the organisers on what was a superb tournament.