Monday, June 21, 2010

Tournament Update

Well done to Stockholm Gaels on winning Round 2 of the Scandinavian Gaelic Football Championship over the weekend and thanks to Malmö GAA Club for a well run tournament.

More information to follow.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Malmö Tournament Update

Below is the information document for the Malmö Tournament on Saturday. We should receive the draw later today to see who we are playing in first game. We will discuss it further at training tonight.

Round 2 Scandinavian Championship

Malmö – June 19th 2010

Welcome to the 2nd round of this years Scandinavian Championship in Malmö.

We hope the following information will be of help to you during your visit to Malmö!

  1. Weather

Previous forecasts have given sunny weather & 24 C for Saturday, this latest one give some rain during the day. We do hope it will improve.

  1. Cost & currency
    1. Tournament costs as follows:

i. 250 SEK (registration, lunch, dinner)

ii. 150 SEK (registration & lunch only)

iii. 150 SEK (lunch & dinner only)

Payment to be made in cash SEK on the day. If you wish to make a bank transfer in advance please contact the club directly.

    1. 1.00 SEK = 0.82 NOK & 0.78 DKK

  1. Transport & Venue

Our pitch (marked with O’Neills ball) is located beside last years pitch. Parking is available directly behind. Dressing rooms are located approx 500 metres from the pitch so please allow time to arrive, register and change. There are dug-outs available near the pitch in case of rain.

Malmö Maulers AFC are playing a game on Saturday morning on the adjacent pitch. The Maulers will operate a bar & BBQ on the day.

Transport – Bus number 32 serves Limhamnsvägen from Central Station.

Bus 32 goes in 2 directions from central station so please take the bus towards Ön (mot Ön) – there are 2 separate bus stops for 32 outside central station.

To the pitch: Buses run every 30 minutes on Saturday 12 & 42 minutes past the hour. The stop to get off is Norrdmannagatan – you will see pitches on right hand side.

To the Centre: Buses run every 30 minutes on Saturday 01 & 31 minutes past the hour.

Malmö buses operate a flat fare of 18 SEK per journey.

  1. Teams & Games
    1. The men’s sides are Malmö, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm & Oslo. Unfortunately there will be no ladies game.
    2. Please see email to follow for details of match draw & line/umpire duty.
    3. Poc Fada Competition - Malmö GAA Club is proud to announce Sweden’s first (we think) poc fada competition! Please bring your own hurls if you can.
    4. Match schedule will be similar to Copenhagen. The Poc Fada “Poc-off” will replace the ladies game as an interval before the final.
  2. Water

There is a public water point near the pitch. A 25 litre container will be in use on the day to have water at pitch side.

  1. Evening meal

The evening meal will be held at Harry’s pub @ 14 Storgatan. Approx 7 minutes walk from Central Station…. 10 with stiff legs J

The meal will consist of a buffet of Pasta, Salads, chicken wings etc.

The meal is at 19:00 approx.

Presentations / Awards after the meal.

  1. Contact: Your Malmö point-of-contact on the day will be our club treasurer Gavin Turley +46739437751

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Malmö Tournament Update

The following people have confirmed they will be travelling to the next round of the Scandinavian Tournament in Malmö on June 19th:
Billy/Declan/Adrian/Niall/David/Stephen/Jakey/Eoin/Keith (provisional)

Our goalie Phil from the last day will meet us down there, and we also hope to have Eamonn who played corner forward.
We need to aim to be down there for around 10:00 for registration; so we will meet outside the Dubliner at 07:15 and be on the road by 07:30 at the latest. It's starting earlier this year than last year because there are more teams in it. I know it's an early start for a Saturday morning but ye can sleep on the way down.

Two rooms have been booked in a hostel called STF Vandrarhem which is located in the the city centre. The price include bed linen but there is the option to bring your own. If you want to bring your own linen there will be a reduction off the above prices. Sleeping bags are not allowed though. More information about the hostel can be found at:
Click on 'Bilder' to see some photographs of the hostel.

Petrol costs:
150 SEK per person

Tournament Fees:
The tournament fees will be paid for by the club.

Finally, let's go down a show these guys what we're made of! We can be the best team in Scandinavia again if we put our minds to it. See you all at football training Thursday night, on the pitch for 19:00. And don't forget physical training this evening (tues) in Slottskogen, meet in same carpark at 19:00.

Away trip to Malmö Tournament

Gothenburg GAA will be away in Malmö the weekend of the 19th for the 2nd round of the Scandinavian GAA Football Championship.

The tournament kicks off @ 10:00 on 19th June 2010 in Ribban Pitches (Limhamnsfältet Idrottsplats, Grönvångsgatan, Malmö).
The Teams Competing are the following:
Mens: Copenhagen, Malmö, Gothenburg, Oslo, and Stockholm
Ladies: Copenhagen Vs Gothenburg/Stockholm (friendly)

If you are in Malmö that weekend, why not swing by and support your team.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Agenda for Meeting

General Meeting:
Due to unacceptable training attendances, poor commitment and general lack of interest we feel it is necessary for everyone to attend a meeting after training next Thursday evening June 3rd at 8pm in the club house at the Partille training facilities.

The Agenda topics that need to be discussed are:

1) Training Attendance & General Commitment by players
We need to determine if everyone is prepared to give a better commitment to ensure the survival of Gothenburg GAA club. There were only two male players at training on Thursday night last week and one on Tuesday night. We will not win anything, or even be competitive, if we continue like this.
We are all aware that we are struggling with numbers this year so it is even more important that the existing players we have give a better commitment to the team, the club, training and tournaments.
The time for excuses is over! It's now make or break time for the club. We are either going to pull together and make the remainder of this year a success or we can postpone all events and training sessions for this year and inform the European GAA board of our intentions.

2) Upcoming Scandinavian Tournament in Malmö
On Thursday night we need to decide who will be travelling to Malmö on June 19th and decide how many nights we will stay. We also need to decide the best method of collecting the required fees and costs for this and upcoming tournaments.

3)Fund-raising & Sponsorship
There were loads of ideas and enthusiasm about fund-raising when we had our last meeting at the beginning of the year. Apart from the St. Patrick's Day draw, we have not been very successful in raising funds and/or sponsorship for the club. Whatever the reasons are for this it is now in the past and we need to look forward. A fund-raising committee will be established during the meeting and a set of tasks drawn up with Due Dates and Persons Responsible. Some of the tasks will be as follows:

a) Hold a meeting with The Dubliner before June 19th to discuss the situation and obtain the funding that has been pledged.
b) Organise fund-raising social night in the Portuguese Club.
c) Plan fund-raising events for July and August (to assist with the payment of our own tournament in August and the proposed trip to Budapest later in the year).

4) Our own Tournament on August 15th
As this cannot be done by one person we need to select an organising committee to ensure this is will be a success. The elected committee will draw up a similar set of tasks to the fundraising tasks above, again with Due Dates and Responsible Persons for each task.

5) New Players
We need to discuss briefly what more can be done to get more players. All ideas are welcome.

6) AOB (any other business)
Here you will have the opportunity to air your views on any issues you have with the club, training, facilities, tournaments, fees & costs, fundraising, etc.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday evening.

Is mise le meas,
Billy Finn & Declan Redmond
Chairman & Secretary Gothenburg GAA

Meeting Tonight

Hi all,
there will be a meeting held on Thursday night June 3rd at 8pm, just after training, where a number of important items need to be discussed. Attached is the agenda. Please confirm your attendance.
Declan Redmond.