Please excuse limited podcasts and updates last and this week.
My beloved Mother passed away Saturday at the great age of 97…she was a tremendous human being!!
Podcasts to watch for before Christmas will be from London, New York, Tennessee, Portland ME, New Haven, Atlanta and of course, Wellington, NZ.
Sunday Nov 27, 2011
All Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Quarter Final
Robert Emmetts (London)  1-12 Moycullen (Galway)  2-7
All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Quarter Final
@Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham
Fullen Gaels (Warwickshire)  4-9 Burt (Donegal)  1-7
The world of coaching and performance analysis is becoming an increasing feature of Gaelic Sports across Ireland and on the international GAA scene.
Coaches are putting a huge amount of time and effort into the development of teams and athletes and a new company, Elevate Sports Solutions based in Derry, Northern Ireland, this December is launching a unique set of coaching tools and services that could well have a significant impact on the development of coaching Gaelic Sports.
Elevate Sports Solutions is set to launch next week the first of two resources for coaches – Gaelic Football Coaching Cards, and one of the first of its kind in the world of GAA – Gaelic Football Coaching Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android.
The company also specializes in fundamentals, coaching strategies and offers an Elite Level Performance Analysis service.
In this podcast, GaelicSportsCast talks to two of the people behind Elevate Sports Solutions, former Derry footballer, Jonathon Bradley and hurler and footballer, Donal Leahy.
Listen here: 33:11
For more information go to http://www.elevatesports.co.
Yes, Mother Nature did her very best to spoil things for Wellington GAA once again this week with Wednesday’s night’s six game schedule rained out with only three games getting in for yesterday evening, Thursday at Ian Galloway Park in Wellington, New Zealand.
Last night’s limited calendar saw The Gazelles up against The Badgers, Su Oraiste taking on The Garage and in the game of the evening, Clonbony Wolfhounds versus impressive, Murphy’s Law 7pm.
Here to take us through the action is Wellington GAA President, Donal Kavanagh and special guest, Dub’ Eoin ‘Brogie’ Darby.
Listen here: 24:43
The popularity of the once indigenous sports is spreading beyond Irish cultural boundaries with one of the newer clubs formed in the middle of the Indian and Pacific oceans on the island wilderness of Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Gaelic Football and Hurling Association began life in 2007 on the island’s capital of Hobart and ever since has been building up a home grown culture of Gaelic Sports that sees a growing base of almost all local players.
In our podcast today, GaelicSportsCast speaks to the President of the Tasmanian Gaelic Football and Hurling Association, Sean O’Moore about how Gaelic football is making an impact on the sporting landscape of the island.
Listen here: 22:05
Despite the best efforts of wet weather, the Wellington Mixed Summer Sevens is in full swing with this Wednesday and Thursday nights action very competitive at Ian Galloway Park in Wellington, New Zealand.
The schedule was curtailed on Wednesday evening as rain saw just three games being played with The Gazelles v Hill 16 the pick of the night and best game to date.
Meanwhile, the team that caught the eye that evening was Murphy’s Law 7pm in their win over Darryls Demons.
On Thursday a mammoth seven games packed the programme with Al’s A Team and Wheelbarrow Wheelers also impressing.
Here to tell us all about this week’s Round 3 action is Wellington GAA President, Donal Kavanagh.
He is joined by two guests on the podcast, tournament organizer and Cork native, Trevor O’Halloran, and special visitor from Dr. Crokes in Kerry, Donal’s father, Sean.
Listen here: 19:55
In the Mallarkey Cup Final on Saturday, St Anthony’s were trying to add to their recent McCardle Cup win but standing in there way was the more fancied Division 2 finalists and London Junior champions, St Joseph’s.
The McCullough Cup decider saw a repeat of this year’s hurling intermediate final with Fulham Irish out for revenge when taking on champion’s, Michael Cusacks.
And, in the U21 Football Championship Final, the club that has dominated the grade in recent years, St Kiernans were hoping for their fourth title in a row.
To tell us how it all turned out is London GAA Chairman, Tommy Harrell.
It was both a historic and proud moment for Overseas GAA when for the first time ever one of their own, European GAA, got to showcase organization and talent when the final round of this year’s Pan European Gaelic Football Championship was held recently in Ireland at UL and the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick City.
The tournament took place in Limerick as part of the city’s European City of Sport designation and was a source of immense pride for both the European GAA administration and players, many of whom had never kicked a ball in Ireland before.
With 26 teams in action from all across the Continent in the mens and ladies championship, as well as the mens shield, the standard was very competitive and the tournament turned out to be a great success.
Here to look back on the competition with GaelicSportsCast is European GAA Secretary, Tony Bass.
Listen here: 29:29
Founded just three short years ago, the club affiliated to the New York GAA Minor Board, set out from the start to broaden the scope of the player base beyond the Irish American community and introduce Gaelic football to mainstream America.
This strategy has worked wonders for the promotion of the sport in the region and to talk more about that and get an insight into Setanta’s beginnings, we speak today with founder member and Setanta GFC President, Jerry Padian.
Listen here: 29:04
Setanta GFC website: http://setantagaa.shutterfly.com/
Bigger and better can often be an overused term but in the case of this year’s Wellington Mixed Summer 7s in Gaelic football, the description fits perfectly.
On Wednesday, Wellington GAA in New Zealand put on a brilliant show for the promotion of football as Week 1 of their Summer Mixed 7s competition drew a record 16 teams to the pre Christmas event at Ian Galloway Park.
The event was supposed to begin the prior week but unfortunately it got rained-out except for two games on Thursday last, which, will see fixtures also this year.
We had some exotic names for the mixed seven’s last year and this time around is no different with several catching the eye such as Team Smash, Murphy’s Law 7pm, The King’s Army, Wheelbarrow Wheelers, Webb Ellis, an all Kiwi affair of course, and, wait for it….. Marty Morrissey!
This week the action began in earnest with no less than six matches during the week at Galloway Park and back once more to give us a run down on the games is Wellington GAA President, Donal Kavanagh.
New this year we hope to have a regular guest from Wellington on the programme each week and today, Donal’s Kerry comrade, Brian O’Sullivan Darcy, fresh out from Ireland, joins the conversation.
Listen here: 28:01