Hosted in a different city each year, the Asian Gaelic Games (AGG) since its foundation 15 years ago has witnessed tremendous growth with this year seeing some 57 teams from 22 clubs congregate from as far away as Dubai, India, Malaysia and Mongolia for top honors and the sheer enjoyment of playing Gaelic Sports.The AGG is a 9-a-side tournament featuring mens and ladies football, hurling with this year seeing the sport of Camogie taking its inaugural bow in this tournament.
This year’s three day event began on Friday, Oct 14 and here to tell us about all the competitions, the winners, and the task of organization is ‘Games Director and Seoul GAA Treasurer, Helen Cooke.
Listen here: 28:54
Recent London hurling champions, Robert Emmetts were hoping to add the Division 1 League crown in their rematch with St Gabriels and this they did with a bit more to spare this time around.
In the Division 1 Football Final, last year’s winners Neasden Gaels were hoping to salvage their season when taking on Kingdom Kerry Gaels, but it was the Kingdom who after the glory days of the 70s, announced their return with an Extra Time win.
Meanwhile in the Division 2 Football Final, newly crowned London senior champions, Fulham Irish had seven points to spare over plucky junior champions, St Josephs.
Here to fill us in all the action, scorelines and talk about the hectic fixture list for this weekend is London GAA Chairman, Tommy Harrell.
Listen here: 14:54
Division 1 League Football Final
Ruislip, Sat Oct 22, 2011
Kingdom Kerry Gaels  1-12 Neasden Gaels  1-9
Division 2 League Football Final
Fulham Irish  2-9 St Josephs  0-8
Division 1 League Hurling Final
Ruislip, Oct 23, 2011
Robert Emmetts  2-13 St Gabriels  2-6
Not only has it been a great year for Dublin GAA at home, it has also been a tremendous year for Dublin GFC in New York as last month’s win in the New York Intermediate Championship Final sees the NY Dub’s playing senior for the very first time since the club’s reformation back in the 1990s.
NY Dublin was originally founded back in the 1930s but a lean period in the late 80s put things on hold, however, the club was resurrected in 1995 and ever since has been going from strength to strength.
As part of GaelicSportsCast profile series of New York GAA clubs, we take our first look at the grassroots GAA scene in the Big Apple by exploring the history of the NY Dublin Gaelic Football Club with reformed founder member, Niall Rice, and treasurer, Jimmy Campbell.
Listen here: 28:23
Fulham Irish made history last weekend at Ruislip as the club won their first ever London senior football championship title.
Sunday’s final saw Fulham going into the game as underdogs as they were up against the more fancied Parnells who had been runners-up in last year’s final.
However after a slow start it was the Fulham side that forced the issue and despite a late surge from Parnells, the south London team came out deserved victors in the end on a scoreline of  1-8 to  0-7.
Parnells had better luck in the minor football final when running out convincing winners over Tir Chonaill Gaels by  1-13  0-6.
Meanwhile in the London Camogie Final, Tara maintained their dominance in the code when ousting Croydon by  2-9 to  2-3.
Tara have now completed the championship and league treble over the past three years and as championship winners now go on to face the Ulster club champions at the end of October.
Here to tell us all about the senior football final and the rest of the weekend’s action is London GAA Chairman, Tommy Harrell.
Listen here: 15:35
NOTE: Watch out for next podcast tomorrow, Thursday when we profile this year’s New York Intermediate Football champions, NY Dublin GAA club.
London Senior Football Final
Oct 16, 2011
Fulham Irish  1-8 Parnells  0-7
In a very entertaining London GAA Senior Hurling Championship Final last Sunday at Ruislip, favorites Robert Emmetts did enough against St Gabriels in the closing stages to once again claim top spot in the London hurling realm.
These two established London hurling powers had met last in the final in 2009 with the ‘Gabriels coming out winners back then, but on Sunday last Robert Emmetts got their revenge with a six point victory, though in reality it was much closer than that.
In the Intermediate hurling final between 2010 runners-up London Michael Cusacks and newcomers, Fulham Irish, the latter crew will be wondering where it all went wrong as they saw ‘Cusacks brilliantly take full advantage of a meltdown by Fulham’ who spilled a six point advantage going into the last quarter and ended up losing by five.
Here to tell us about both games as well as look ahead to next Sunday’s senior football final, is London GAA Chairman, Tommy Harrell.
Listen here: 14:09
What a time it turned out to be for Queensland GAA both on and off the field at the Australasian Gaelic Games, Brisbane last week.
After the Biblical floods of last January that gutted the club house and destroyed playing facilities, it was nothing short of a miracle that last week the men, women, children and players from the GAA community at Willawong in Brisbane should have everything back in working order to host a very successful Kepplers 2011 Australasian Gaelic Games at Gaelic Park, Oct 2-8.
And, on the field of play Queensland GAA did themselves proud also when taking three of the four major trophies in a very competitive Australasian championships.
The week long tournament saw a return to the fold for NSW teams, however last year’s hosts from New Zealand could not make it on account of commitments with the Rugby World Cup taking place in their country.
Here to tell us about this year’s championships that saw many firsts, is Australasian and Queensland GAA Chairman, Seamus Sullivan.
Listen here: 24:14
The All Ireland Ladies Junior Football Final replay ended in disappointment for the ladies from New York yesterday at Croke Park, as Wicklow proved a bridge too far for a very determined and never say die Big Apple outfit.
It was a great trial of the New York ladies to be there at all as this was their third trip in six weeks across the Atlantic for the All Ireland series and the anguish felt by the team at the final whistle showed how much the competition meant to them.
In today’s podcast GaelicSportsCast gives you a full rundown on the game.
2011 Kepplers Australasia GAA Games
Finals Results, Oct 8
Mens Football Championship Final
Victoria  1-12 NSW  1-9
Hurling Championship Final
Queensland  1-11 Western Australia  1-9
Camogie Championship Final
Queensland  2-14 Western Australia  2-4
Ladies Championship Final
Queensland  4-11 Western Australia  1-11
Victoria  1-8 Queensland  1–7