London GAA: Cara Stationary Division 3 review Clarets year


The Cara Stationary Division 3 was a entertaining season, and will go down in the memories of players and members  of Division three winners St Clarets, who went through the season winning every single game they played.

The season was a hard long season that began in April and ended with he final being played in the middle of November.

The opening fixtures were high scoring as it seemed that the teams in the divisions were giving it their all to get out of the bottom tier of the London GAA County boards division system.

Leading the charge for promotion from the word go were Garryowen, Tir Chonaill Gaels,Eire OG and St Clarets.With Dulwich Harps and Crawley & Brighton Gaels suffering slow starts to their division campaigns.

The league was also hit by a many team conceding games due to lack of available players able to tog out onto the pitch for them.With Shalloe Pearse the club struggling for numbers the most conceding four matches.Which ultimately have them the worst record in the division losing every game and finishing bottom.

As the season progressed St Clarets had their grip firmly on the top spot with Garryowen,Eire Og and Thomas McCurtains the only really threat to the clarets who seemed to be walking away with the division title.

Eire Og and Thomas McCurtains played out a entertaining quarter final with Eire Og bowing out of the race for promotion as Thomas McCurtains won by 5 points.

The Semi final was between Garryowen and Thomas McCurtains was a tight affair with a Garryowen goal and a point the only difference between the two teams.

By finishing second and reaching the final Garryowen achieved promotion to division 2 and but the two would play out a final to decide who would ultimately be division 3 champions.

St Clarets started the final brightly and looked in control for virtually most of the game and got the first goal through Ryan 0`Connell rising high to knock the ball into the net with his fist.

Both teams matched each other point for point until Garryowen got a goal back. But the clarets managed to take back to momentum with Tomas Gilmore getting a second clarets goal after being assisted by Paul Keenan. Which helped secured the win for the clarets.

St Clarets kept their 100% record and deservedly won the league final and won promotion to the second division. They will surely look to build on the success from this year next season, as the future looks bright for the clarets.









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