Teams from Jakarta to Japan travelled to Kuala Lumper, Malaysia to compete in 11 competitions in men’s and ladies Gaelic football, hurling and exhibition camogie.
Asia GAA Chairperson Joe Trolan gives us a full rundown on the tournament from the elite Grade A competitions to intermediate and junior adult level with its huge numbers of teams.
We had plenty of excitement, close finishes, near shocks and surprises in last weekend’s London senior football and hurling semi finals at Ruislip.
Here to give us the lowdown on the big semis action is London GAA PRO Declan Flanagan.
It’s a big weekend for European GAA as Saturday sees the grand finals of this year’s Europe Mens & Ladies Gaelic Football Championships at Athlone Institute of Technology Campus in Athlone, County Westmeath.
Some 27 clubs representing 11 countries will descend on AIT for the GAA Euros which this year coincides with Athlone named as European City of Sport and the European Gathering initiative. There are many firsts for this year’s championships including a brand new men’s format with teams spread into senior intermediate and junior grades.
In the Podcast, we here first from one of the senior men’s favourites Guernsey and their captian Airy Cleere. He talks about the team’s loss last week to Fenagh of Co. Carlow in the Leinster Junior Club Championship and their chances of success in Athlone. We also here from European GAA PRO Brian Clerkin on this year’s big event in Westmeath.
Sixteen teams from across the world descended on the county of the tribes at the behest of Aer Lingus as part of their ‘Gathering’ initiative to come and play the national sport in the ‘motherland’. The event was a glorious triumph for Aer Lingus, Galway, the GAA, and the sport of hurling.
The festival will go down as one of the best run GAA tournaments ever attempted and players are still talking about it three weeks after the event. In the extended podcast, we hear from each team on what the Aer Lingus International Hurling Festival meant to them. Irish players and officials based in Europe, America, Canada and Australia, speak candidly about the experience as do non-Irish players and officials from hurling beginners in Argentina and Germany, and the growing wealth of American players.
For the next three days, starting Friday Oct 11, in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia, the biggest ever Asian Gaelic Games tournament throws-in with almost 50 teams from Manila to Mongolia participating in the 18th Fexco AGG at the Putrajaya Equestrian Park.
To get a sense of the occassion we spoke to Asian GAA Chairman Joe Trolan about this year’s event.
In GaelicSportsCast Podcast we focus on all the latest news, results and previews from the City of London with London GAA PRO Declan Flanagan.
In the Podcast with European GAA PRO Brian Clerkin, we’ll hear how Europe will make history on Saturday when participating in an Irish provincial championship for the first time, Gaelic football roots in Belgium and the game’s growing appeal in Italy and Galicia, Spain.
The fifth and final day of the 2013 Australasian State Games took place Sunday at Monarch Fields in Sydney with championship deciders in ladies and men’s football, and hurling.
It turned out to be an excellent day for the host state of New South Wales ladies and men’s football teams as they were once again crowned state champs while the hurlers of Western Australia showed their prowess when succesfully defending their title.
In the Podcast, Australasian GAA President Seamus Sullivan reviews final’s day action and this year’s championships.
An action packed Day 4 of the Australasian State Games at Sydney’s Monarch Fields saw NSW claim the Camogie title while another thriller in the minor football championship saw holder’s Victoria win a fifth title in succession.
To hear about both of those games and what teams made it into the ladies and men’s football finals and the hurling decider, NSW GAA PRO Catherine Fleming gives us the lowdown on an exciting Day 4.
Day 3 of the Australasian State Games turned out to be a good Friday for the ladies and men’s footballers of New South Wales (NSW) as both teams made Sunday’s finals while other results of the day added further importance to Saturday’s last round in determining all finalists with a particularly close hurling championship.
NSW GAA PRO Catherine Fleming is back again to give us the rap on Day 3′s action and review of the finals in Camogie and Minor football tomorrow.