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#8 – The US Mid West and Cleveland St Pat’s

#8 – The US Mid West and Cleveland St Pat’s

In our first visit to America, GaelicSportsCast  profiles the North American County Board's (NACB) Mid West Division. Here we speak to division chairperson, Cleveland resident and Derry native, Mark Owens about the overall state of gaelic sports in the region and his continuing involvement  with Cleveland St Pats GFC where he is [...]

Notice – Podcast schedule

Holiday Schedule - Next podcast towards midweek and features an interview with Mark Owens, Mid West Division Chairman of the North American County Board (NACB) .  Then GaelicSportsCast continues as usual with Tuesday and Friday Podcasts.

#7 Up and coming Asia harbours ambitious plans for future

#7 Up and coming Asia harbours ambitious plans for future

In our last visit trip to Asia this year, GaelicSportsCast speaks with Asian County Board Chairman Mayo man, Paraic McGrath, about the GAA scene in the region. Over the past two decades, Gaelic sports have been making steady progress where today some 600 players from various ethnic backgrounds participate annually in five major competitions [...]

#6 Argentina dreams of reviving hurling- All Star tour reaction

#6 Argentina dreams of reviving hurling- All Star tour reaction

Once home to a proud hurling legacy , The Hurling Club in the city of Buenas Aires,  last week hosted this year's All Star Hurling tour. Descendants of Irish immigrants attending the exhibition game - many of whom would have had roots in Wexford, Longford and Westmeath - were thrilled by the fast pace and skill of the game, and, were [...]

#5 Fresh off the plane and couldn’t wait to start -Taiwan Celts GAA

#5 Fresh off the plane and couldn’t wait to start -Taiwan Celts GAA

Back in 1995, a hardy bunch of Irish immigrants ...fresh off the plane...and led by the late Derek Brady from Kells in Meath, decided that it was high-time their new found home in Taiwan should have a Gaelic Football team. Recounting those early days is Tipp native and club member Tony Lonergan, who explained to GaelicSportsCast  about the [...]

#4 Hosting the Asian Gaelic ‘games a huge boost’ – Thailand GAA

#4 Hosting the Asian Gaelic ‘games a huge boost’ – Thailand GAA

GaelicSportsCast today visits the exotic and beautiful country of Thailand to talk with Thai GAA Chairperson Derryman, John Campbell. Like other GAA clubs in Asia, this newly formed club at times finds it difficult to keep numbers steady in an often transient migrant environment. However, the club has been greatly boosted recently by its [...]

#3 Going for five in a row – Hong Kong GAA

#3 Going for five in a row – Hong Kong GAA

GaelicSportsCast's first visit to the land of Dragons and Emperors, China, took place last weekend when we spoke to the new chairman of Hong Kong GAA, Kerryman, Shane Harmon. The former Laune Ranger corner back, looks forward to HK's hosting of the 2010 Asian Gaelic Games while also keen to sustain the health of the 100 + club despite the [...]

#2 Viet Celts

#2 Viet Celts

In our continuing profile of GAA clubs in Asia, this second episode sees GaelicSportsCast  talk with Colm Ross, the Vice Chairman of the Viet Celts Gaelic Football Club in Vietnam. Colm tells about how the club has grown since it started up just two short years ago and of its progress in forming both men's and ladies teams as well as a local [...]

# 1 Singapore Lions GAA Club

# 1 Singapore Lions GAA Club

Singapore GAA Club IN this  first episode of GaelicSportCast Podcast, GSC visits the tropics of Asia. Here we meet with one of the biggest GAA clubs in the region, the Singapore Gaelic Games Club. Singapore's Asian County Board Representative, Gareth O'Brien tells about the clubs history, their success at the recent Asian Gaelic Games in [...]