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#22 Napier’ finally come good to win British Universites Championship

Napier' on the attack in the final.

Napier' on the attack in the final.

After filling the runners-up spot for the past three years, Edinburgh Napier University’s perseverance paid of this year when last weekend they beat Liverpool Hope University to take the British Universities Men’s Gaelic Football Championship. Held in Birmingham on Saturday and Sunday last, Napier’ had three points to spare in the final, while in Division 2, it was another win for Scotland as University of Edinburgh took the honours, while the impressive University of East London took the Plate. GaelicSportsCast spoke to Chairman of British Universities GAA, Peter Mossey about the tournament and the growing Gaelic Games scene on campuses across the UK.

 

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#21 Qatar, Thurles and Shelmaliers take spoils in the Gulf

Irish President Mary McAleese on a visit last year with the Dubai Celts

Irish President Mary McAleese on a visit last year with the Dubai Celts

This weekend’s Gulf Gaelic Games at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates came to a successful conclusion yesterday evening, Sat 13, with some thrilling final day fare when Qatar took the honours in the Mens Football, while the visitors from Ireland, Thurles in the hurling and Wexford’s Shelmaliers in the Ladies Football also ran out winners. Earlier today, GaelicSportsCast spoke with Newry native Darragh McGreevy chairman of host club Dubai Celts GAA, about how this year’s tournament went.

 

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Latest from Dubai Gulf Games..

ggg-flyer-3Tomorrow’s Big Games

Mens A Semis – Dubai A v Dubai B    
                                 Thurles v Qatar

Ladies A Semis – Dubai A v Singapore    
                                   Sharjah v Shelmailers

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#20 Recent Irish Immigrants in Canada swelling club ranks

Secretary John O'Flynn (left) and Chairman Brian Farmer of Canada GAA at the grave of one of the founders of the GAA, Joseph P. Ryan,  who is buried in Cranbrook, British Columbia CANADA during the 125th Anniversary Celebrations, December 19, 2009.

Secretary John O'Flynn (left) and Chairman Brian Farmer of Canada GAA at the grave of one of the founders of the GAA, Joseph P. Ryan, who is buried in Cranbrook, British Columbia CANADA during the 125th Anniversary Celebrations, December 19, 2009.

As Vancouver gets ready this evening to open the Winter Olympics, GaelicSportsCast sampled the atmosphere late Wednesday night when talking over Skype to Canada GAA Secretary, John O’Flynn about the recent influx of Irish migrants to Canada and what it might mean for GAA clubs across this vast northern land. Mr O’Flynn also spoke about the hopes and aspirations of the Canadian County Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gulf Games get underway today in Dubai

ggg-flyer-2It promises to be an exciting weekend of Gaelic games in the Middle East region as the Gulf Gaelic Games throws-in today Friday Feb 12, in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Hosted by the Dubai Celts GAA Club, this year marks the fourth consecutive Gulf Games where teams from Singapore, Zimbabwe, UK and the Middle East will be competing for honours in the 7’s tournament.
Some 600 players are participating in the two-day tournament which is sponsored by Dubai Duty Free, and will feature Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie as well as youth football and a local schools hurling exhibition at the state of the art Emirates 7s Sports complex.
GaelicSportsCast will be bringing you final day reports tomorrow night Sat.

Check out Tournament Schedule here GGG_schedule 2010

Later today watch out for New Podcast exploring the world of Gaelic Games in Canada as we visit with Winter Olympic host city, Vancouver.

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#19 Gaelic Park revamp and minors’ return great boost for New York

The revamped Gaelic Park with its new surface put down in 2007. Photo by Peter Marney.

The revamped Gaelic Park with its new surface put down in 2007. Photo by Peter Marney.

In the last of our current series profiling clubs and reporting on the Gaelic games scene across America, GaelicSportsCast visits that iconic and vibrant metropolis, New York City. Over the past two centuries, the Big Apple has been home to one of the largest Irish emigrant communities in the US where places like the former Celtic Park in Queens and the legendary Gaelic Park in the Bronx,  have and continue to act as centers of Gaelic games and Irish life in the city. Current Chairman of New York GAA, Corkman Larry McCarthy, talks to GaelicSportsCast about the GAA scene in the city and the return of New York’s minors to the big-time this year.

 

 

 

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#18 Youth development and media coverage key says Kelly

nacb-gaa-logoNorth American County Board  PRO, Eamonn Kelly talks to GaelicSportsCast about the ups and downs of the Gaelic Athletic Association in the US and about the huge progress made with youth development programs as well as the importance of media coverage in getting things to the next level.

 

 

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#17 Hurling will take off says American hurling officer – Dave Olson

In 2007, current GAA President Christy Cooney (back, second from right), and former President Nickey Brennan (front, second left) paid a visit to Milwaukee Hurling Club. Dave Olson is seated in the front row between Mr Brennan and former NACB Chairman, Tommy Dolan.

In 2007, current GAA President Christy Cooney (back, second from right), and former President Nickey Brennan (front, second left) paid a visit to Milwaukee Hurling Club. Dave Olson is seated in the front row between Mr Brennan and former NACB Chairman, Tommy Dolan.

Since coming into existence over a decade and a half ago, the Milwaukee Hurling Club’s rise to prominence is something of a sporting phenomenon as it has become the single biggest hurling club in America. Dave Olson, a founder member of the club, today speaks with GaelicSportsCast about how it all began, the club’s intriguing approach on and off the field and about his new role as Hurling Development Officer as well as his hopes for the future of hurling in America.

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# 16 Thinking of heading stateside this summer?

Colin Regan for Leitrim pays close attention to Galway ace forward Nicky Joyce, in the 2007 Championship at Paric Sean. Photo by James Molloy.

Colin Regan for Leitrim pays close attention to Galway ace forward Nicky Joyce, in the 2007 Championship at Paric Sean. Photo by James Molloy.

Already, you might have it the back of your mind to be considering heading to the States this summer to play Gaelic Games. In this latest podcast, GaelicSportCast gives a  heads-up on what to expect as we speak with longtime Leitrim Senior footballer, Colin Regan about his experiences when he played football in Chicago and Boston. Colin, after taking a break from intercounty football over the past two seasons, is now back with the county panel and will line out this Sunday,  Jan 31 at wing back in the FBD Insurance League match against Sligo at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon.

 

 

 

 

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(Next Podcast is next Tuesday, Feb 2, and not as stated in the programme).

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#15 US National Guard Soldiers playing hurling

  
The Barley house Wolves Hurling Team

The Barley house Wolves Hurling Team

GaelicSportsCast today journey’s to Concord, New Hampshire to report on the unique story of a bunch of New Hampshire US Army National Guard soldiers who in March 2005, while on a stopover at Shannon Airport after a one year tour of duty in Iraq, came up with the idea of starting off a hurling club. Major Ray Valas and First Sergeant Eddie Clements, explain how and why The Barley House Wolves Hurling Club came into being; their passion for the game, their upcoming hurling tour and latest redeployment, and along with Galway man, Daragh Madden, tell about the club’s progress and plans. 

 

  

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