Tír Chonaill Gaels

Tír Chonaill Gaels GFC
Ghaeil Thír Chónaill
Founded: 1962
County: London
Nickname: TCG
Colours: Red & White
Grounds: Tir Chonaill Park
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Britain
Football: - - 16

Tír Chonaill Gaels GFC are a Gaelic football club based in Greenford, London.[1] The club was formed in London in 1962, making it one of the oldest clubs outside Ireland. The club is one of the most successful in the London Gaelic Scene,[2][3] with many players representing London at Inter-County Level.


The club was founded in 1962 by men hailing from County Donegal, Ireland. The first club meeting took place at the Red Lion Pub in Kilburn, London.[2] The club is now revered as one of the most successful in London, and indeed all of Britain. The club won the junior championship and league in 1963, then winning the intermediate championship and league in the 70's, as well as claiming the Sean Shiels and Murphy Cups. The club continued to strengthen and won its first Senior London Championship in 1983, as well as winning the All-Britain Championship. Since then the club has won eight London and British Senior Championships respectively.

The club has also won numerous All British B&I nine a-side tournaments. They have also completed in the Kilmacud sevens in Dublin on many occasions. The Gaels have played in this tournament more times than any other overseas team. The club in recent years have a policy of playing a number of friendly matches against teams from Ireland. Either the club goes back to visit these teams or the club will play host to these teams.

Over the years the club has had the honour of playing against some of the finest teams from Ireland either in competition or in friend lies. The club has played in ten All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship quarter-finals against teams such as Lavey (Derry) twice, Knockmore (Mayo), Salthill-Knocknacarra (Galway) Crossmaglen Rangers (Armagh) twice, Nemo Rangers (Cork), Castlehaven (Cork), Ballinderry (Derry), Burren (Down) and Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo). They have also played a number of prestige friendlies against teams such as Chíll Chartha (Donegal), Na Cealla Beaga (Donegal), Civil Service (Dublin), St Olafs (Dublin), Ballyshannon (Donegal), Donegal (New York), University of Ulster (Belfast) and many more.

The club celebrated its fortieth anniversary with a weekend of celebrations that took place on the last weekend of October 2002.

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