Sunday, October 30, 2011

Players Injury Cover for Limerick pan-Euro football championships

Hi Al,
see below important information as regards insurance cover for next week.....
Dear all
The GAA have confirmed that all players attending coaching sessions, team training or playing games whilst in Limerick for the final football tournament in November will be covered by the GAA Player Injury Fund. See attached leaflet for details.
The Fund is intended to cover players for non-recoverable expenses (i.e. expenses not covered by their own insurance etc).
Please be aware that this is not a full medical or travel insurance scheme.
All ECB club members are advised to ensure that they have appropriate travel insurance and bring their their European Health Insurance card (EHIC) to ALL tournaments.
Best regards

Tony Bass

Entertainment plans for the weekend and other news

Hi all
See below entertainment plans for the weekend .Basically ,reduced entry prices to Sin Bin and ClemSmith's bar......
I am emailing on behalf of Peter Clohessy's Bar, The Sin Bin Nightclub (at Clohessy's) and Clem Smiths Bar. We are on board as official partners to the European GAA Championships in Limerick next weekend. We are looking forward to welcoming all the teams from around Europe to Limerick, the European Capital of Sport 2011. You have a great weekend ahead of ye in sport and we're hoping to add to the weekend with your apres football events!!
Peter Clohessy's Bar & The Sin Bin Nightclub is Munster's top sporting venue, owned and run by Munster and Ireland legend Peter Clohessy, this is the hub of all sporting occasions in Limerick. The bar will be showing all live sports on that weekend (including the Leinster v Munster match on Friday 4th live from the Aviva Stadium). The Sin Bin Nightclub, at Clohessy's will be open on both Friday and Saturday night and special concession wristbands will be dropped to each team in your hotel. Great fun will be had as the Ireland international Rugby League team will be playing France in Thomond Park on the Saturday night and both teams are expected back in The Sin Bin Nightclub to join the European Gaels!
Clem Smith's Bar is Limerick's No. 1 GAA Bar, owned and run by Limerick hurling hero Clem Smith. Clem welcomes all of the European Gaels to the sporting capital of Ireland!! Clem Smith's Bar... for the best value but most of all the best craic!! Shuttle buses will be run between Peter Clohessy's Bar,The Sin Bin and Clem Smiths for your convenience. We really are looking forward to a fantastic weekend of GAA and the craic afterwards too! We hope to meet each team at your hotel upon arrival in Limerick to give ye all a pack with all the information
Other news :
We'llhave one more session tomorrow evening in Slottskogen at 6.30pm.Just a light session and we'll train over by the athlethic tracks if lights arent on.Please try and attend as i want to give you your gear and collect the reg money if you have nt already given it to me.
TV appearance
Catherine Hayes of Gothenburg GAA will appear with Phillip O Connor of Stockholm Gaels on RTE's The Brendan O Connor show on Saturday night to help promote the Irish scene in Gothenburg/Stockholm as well as trying to organise future sponsorship and investment.She is giving up her night in Limerick to go back up to Dublin after the match and do the above.Im her agent so all further interviews through me !!!! Gwan Catherine !!!!!Make Gort proud!!!
Travel Plans
The draw for the matches is not done yet.Irrespective of the draw,( and I know how much troube ye've all gone to ) its going to be an early start so please try and make it to Limerick as early as you can Saturday morning.first match is probably 9.30am and as they will be sticking rigidly to the timetable ,if we re not ready for our first match,we'll have to give a walkover.after all the efforts,that would be a shame.For those travelling Saturday morning,best to go to the hotel if you have time or just go straight to the pitch complex at UL.Ring me if you need directions ....

Quick response please - final confirmation

Hi all
Can u please get back to me today with the following info .. need to send it to Limerick by tonight
1 Does anyone need transport to Limerick from Dublin ( airport or otherwise ) on Thursday or Friday ?
2.Is there any one attending the dogs meeting / meal on the Friday night at Limerick greyhound track ?
Please let me know as soon as possibe..
Also for your interest , see the teams involved in the Shield and the Ladies competition and the revised format !!!!

Men - Shield - 10 teams (2 grps x 3 playing 30min games and 1 Grp X 4 playing 20 min games)
Zurich/St Gallen

Ladies - Championship - 7 teams (1 grp x 4 teams; 1 grp x 3 teams)
Belgium "A"
Belgium "B"
NB: all teams at least 9-a-side with six possibly 11-a-side according to numbers submitted to addition there 3-4 players without teams who could play with the two 9-a-side squads denoted**. Please let me know if there are any other spare players available so that we can arrange squads before arrival.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Trip updates part II

Hello all
just a few reminders that we will have training again next week on Monday and Thursday (same time in Slottskogen @ 6.30pm). Good turnout this week and some good sessions.

As below, can you please give the reg fee as detailed below next week at training? If at all possibe, tks once again

We will have a full mens panel In Limerick (no subs at the moment) so it'll be a long hard tough day.
Dec-Billy-Paul-Shane-Eoin -Adrian Kelly-Adrian Keogh-Niall-Owen-Moses-Mike Glennon..

As i dont know what pitches we'll be playing on,its better to bring blades (as we may be playing on astro turf/syntethic pitch). Can someone help Shane out with a size 12 pair of boots and try and get your hands on gloves, its more than likely going to be wet.

Our ladies will be playing with Copenhagen (subject to confirmation ).

Pending what time we get to Limerick on Friday, there is free entrance to Limerick greyhound track for a race night on the friday night. Otherwise,we'll meet in the hotel on Friday night for a pre-meeting!! Around 9 p.m. probably.. more on this later.

Otherwise, see ye all tonight for a few scoops in the new Dubs in Jarntorget from 8pm on.!!!
Gothenburg ABU !!!!

Trip updates part I

Hi all
just a quick few lines about the trip and training.
We will have training in Slottskogen 2 nights next week.monday and thursday.6.30 pm Slottskogen.Please try and attend one of these

Following people atre confirmed as travelling or attending
Billy-Dec-Niall-Catherine-Mia-Delia-Moses-Adrian Keogh-Adrian Kelly-Eoin O- Owen F-Paul Delahunty-Mike Glennon
Shane and Brendan are waiting on things to see can they travel..
The reg fee for the day is expected to be 35-40 Euro.This covers reg,Lunch and evening meal at the banquet. Gothenburg GAA will cover part of the fee, i.e. 170 sek / 20 EUR. If the Swedish based people could bring the money next week to training and the Irish based players, I'll collect it in the morning of the tournament. Would like to have it paid before we travel..

Keep an eye on the mails as ill have more info next week ...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

ECB Football final round in Limerick - November 5th

Hello all,
see below information about the tournament in Limerick. More information to follow. Let me know arrival and departure details as Tony describes below, there may be a chance to piggy back on some transort. I have gone back to him with our numbers etc..

On 21 September 2011 01:37, ECB Secretary:
A chara,

You will be aware that to celebrate Limerick City's designation as European City of Sport 2011, the final round of the ECB football Championships and Shield will take place in Limerick on Saturday, November 5th.

The programme will include a night at Limerick's new Greyhound Stadium on Friday night (with the ECB Stakes being one of the races on the card!!) See:

The tournament group games and matches up to and including the semi-finals of the various competitions will take place on state of the art 3G astroturf pitches and grass pitches in the University of Limerick (see: on Saturday, November 3rd.

Teams will be transported from hotels in time for Registration which will commence at 08:30 and the first games will be 09:00. Semi-finals are scheduled for 15:00. Lunch will be provided in the with a transfer to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick city afterwards.

The finals of the Shield, Ladies and Men's Championships will commence at 16:30, 17:15 and 18:00. (see for pictures of the Gaelic Grounds)

The gala dinner banquet and presentations with special GAA & LFGA guests will follow a Civic Reception for team captains and mentors at 19:45.

Each team will receive a pack with full information, shopping discount vouchers, souvenir programmes and meal/drinks vouchers upon arrival.

Please note Limerick County GAA board will provide all umpires, linespeople, pitch co-ordinators and registration staff. Thus teams will be free to concentrate on playing and enjoying the finest facilities in the European City of Sport 2011.

Limerick County Board in conjunction with a number of sponsors will be hosting the games and assisting the ECB in providing personnel, transportation between venues and hotels as well as from/to arrival points in Ireland. It also hoped to arrange TV coverage of the finals.

In order to finalise arrangements and pricing for various accommodation and meal packages, I am trying to put together details of requirements for accommodation and transport for the final football round in Limerick.

Therefore I would be grateful if you could send me the information specified in the attached spreadsheet as soon as possible.

Accommodation will be based on twin/triple rooms in 2/3/4* hotels unless otherwise specified.

We will try to arrange transfers from airports or ferry ports, Actual details will be arranged when we see how we can group travelling parties with similar arrival/departure times. It is expected that transport will be free if we can group arrivals together (or at minimal cost, but certainly cheaper than public transport) Transfer between events, games venues and hotels in Limerick will be provided free of charge.

It is proposed to arrange dinner and a night out at Limerick greyhound racing stadium on the Friday night. Lunch will be provided in the University of Limerick restaurants on the Saturday. A gala dinner banquet and presentations will be take place on Saturday night. Obviously costs will depend on numbers, the more we have for each meal, the lower the cost. It is hoped that we can provide two dinners (Friday + Saturday) and lunch on Saturday for 35-45 euro's per person (including registration fees etc).

We expect that teams will probably be planning or have made definite arrangements for travelling therefore we are asking you to please complete the attached spreadsheet* (and save with your club name in the filename)*and return to me by Friday September 23rd.

At this stage a reasonable estimate is sufficient as detailed booking forms will issue next week when approximate requirements are established and prices have been negotiated with suppliers. Our intention is to provide 2/3/4* hotel accommodation at prices significantly below usual rates.

The assistance of the Limerick County Board and sponsors should ensure that teams will not incur costs above the normal (or indeed cheaper) than the usual costs of attending the final round at an ECB venue (excluding travel). If you have not booked travel as yet, a useful site for checking air fare options is, Please note that the following airports should be checked for flights - Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Kerry, whilst ferries from Cherbourg to Rosslare can be checked at

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Is mise le meas,

*Tony Bass*
European Board

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter October 2011 Update

Hi all,
just a quick reminder that we plan to have a little get-together on Friday next October 14th from 7.30pm on in the Dubliners in Jarntorget - just to welcome our new members and talk about our strategies and fund-raising for the off-season well as having a few beers together ...

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter October 2011

Hello all,
just a quick mail to tell you all whats going on in Gothenburg GAA circles this month !

New Members
We are delighted to welcome our newest members to the club :

Delia Ho-- comes to us all the way from Nenagh in Co.Tipp via Luxembourg where she played with the Luxemburg ladies some time back.Welcome to Sweden !!!

Shane is a Chalmers exchange student from Bantry in Cork.He's only here with us until December but is doing his best to get to the Limerick tournament to play for us.He has size 12 feet and is looking for football boots to borrow .Can anyone help out ?

Moses Rodriguez - from Bogata in Colombia.Shone at the first training session.Was hooked on the game when he saw this year's all -ireland final !!!

Welcome to all of you !!!

Pan -Euro Tournament Nov 5th
The following people are now confirmed to travel :
Billy / Declan / Eoin / Adrian / Catherine / Delia / Niall

Possibles ( waiting confirmation )

The following people will be joining us as weekend players in Ireland.
adrian Keogh / Paul Delahunty / Owen Finn

If we are still short players,we will be able to borrow from another team on the day. Looks like we'll have to do that anyway but we'll see. For those who still dont know,please let me know as soon as possible. Accomodation is booked for 9 people still and if this number changes ,I need to tell them in the next few days..

For those interested, I will be driving from Gothenburg to Oslo on for the Thursday 3rd flight at 21.20 and coming back on the 6th on the 5pm flight from Dublin.

Other information : please look at the Gothenburg gaa facebook page. Delia has put up information about a 24hr bus that departs from UL Limerick to Dublin airport. Handy information ..

I will be sending more information about the tournament in the next few days.

Oh yeah, in order to save baggage costs , i will be giving all the players their gear ( jerseys/socks/togs) at training this Thursday night. Please mind them and bring them back safely !!

Training this Thursday night again in Slottskogen at 6.15pm. Meet in usual place.Next week after that ,can we move training to that Monday night,10th instead?

Gothenburg GAA Golf classic
Last Sunday week , we had the first Gothenburg GAA Golf classic. It was a great success and is definitely a yearly fixture now. However,these and all other fundraising events need your support. There will be more events in the next few months so please support them !!!

is mise le meas
Liam O Finn
Gothenburg GAA Club .

Blog from All-Ireland Junior 7's tournament in Dublin Sept 17 2011

Hello all,
last weekend Billy was lucky enough to be picked as part of the European representative side that played in the All -Ireland Junior 7's tournament in St.Jude's Templogue ,Dublin. Here is Dave Barret's ( goalkeepers) account of the day and weekend. For the record, Europe was beaten in the final by Caherlistrane of Tuam , in Co.Galway .
It is well worth a read

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter September 2011

Hello all
just a quick mail to let you know what's happening in Gothenburg GAA circles this month.

Pan-Euro Championships Limerick Nov 5th
As per the EGM held last Friday evening , it was agreed that Gothenburg GAA will attend the last European tournament this year in Limerick. The following people have said they will attend provisionally:
Ladies: Catherine, Mia
Men: Niall, Declan, Billy, Kevin, Adrian Kelly, Eoin, Adrian Keogh
Awaiting confirmation or otherwise: David, Stephen, Brendan, Jakey
Please let me or Declan or Niall know whether you intend to travel or not as soon as you can.

It was agreed that everybody make their own way to Limerick as everyone has different travel plans.

Appreciate that its not easy to go at the best of times but in order to ease the burden, Gothenburg GAA will pay for accomodation for the weekend (Friday and Saturday night) and hopefully will be in a position to pay for the tournament fee as well.

Accomodation has been provisionally booked at the Travelodge Inn in Castletroy for the Friday and Saturday night. The tournament itself is being held at the UL complex with the finals being held at the Gaelic Grounds stadium.

We will resume training onThursday 22nd September.As the nights are closing in,we'll meet at 18:15 in Slottskogen (usual place). We'll have more physical than ballwork for the first few sessions and we'll need to do a couple of weekend ballwork sessions.

Social events
The first Gothenburg GAA Golf Classic is all set for Sunday 25th September. 16 players have signed up and we should be able to fill all our tee times. Everybody is welcome to come along for the day even if you dont play golf, we still need caddies. Its all a bit of fun. First tee-time is 12:20 in Lerjedalen Golf klubb in Gunnilse. If you need directions or bus times, just get in contact.

Table quiz - A table quiz is pencilled in for october to raise even more funds for our trip to Ireland. This time however, we need people to show up and bring others with them. We're in last chance saloon with the Dubliners due to bad turnouts for these events so it might be a case of getting money off people before the night itself.

Irish trad night - The long awaited trad music night is still being planned. Might be a christmas event now but we'll let you know.

Is mise le meas

Liam O Finn
Gothenburg GAA club.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Updated Albums on Picasa

Updated Albums on Picasa
Gothenburg v Malmo
Jessica - Ladies Match (Stockholm)
Warm Ups
Gothenburg v Oslo
Gothenburg v Stockholm

EGM /Stockholm review/Future plans

Well all

Just a quick mail to give you all a heads up on latest news in Gothenburg GAA Circles

Stockholm tournament review :

Gothenbburg GAA were in attendance for the last round of the Scandinavian championship.On a dank,horrible,rainy afternoon ,Gotheburg once again punched above their weight and performed with distinction.

First game versus Malmo saw the conditions deteriorating steadily but we got off to a good start and points from Adrian and Shane kept us in touch with Malmo at the break.However,Malmo got the upper hand in the second half with some well-taken points from their free-running forwards and although we pulled a goal back , there was just 2 points in it at the end .Great displays once again all round the pitch with Kevin and Adrian controlling midfield , David and Eoin sturdy in defence and Brendan mopping up and providing link play with Greg and Daniel , we fought as always to the end.( Malmo 0-7 Gothenburg 1-1 )

Next match up was Oslo and this turned out to be a surprise fixture in more ways than one.With a great start whereby we took the lead from the off ,Gothenburg put some great link play together and managed to go in at half-time all square with our Norweigan opponents.However, things went rapidly downhill after the break with some incredulous refereeing decisions giving Oslo some handy points.Added to this ,over-zealous tackling from Oslo resulted in Billy being cleaved by an Oslo player whilst trying to clear .Well,that was the signal for Brendan "everybody was Kung-fu fighting " O Driscoll to come in swinging to save the day.Although he got a beautiful left hook square to his jaw, he left his mark on a couple of Oslo players .The match peetered out after that with Oslo keeping the Got attack at bay .( Oslo 0-8 Gothenburg 0-4 )

Last match of the day saw Gothenburg taking on their new rivals and kingpins Stockholm.This turned out to be Gothenburgs best performance of the day who were right in it up until the final whistle.Some early points and some brilliant link play,movement and running from Adrian ,Steve ,Shane,David and Brendan meant that we shell-shocked Stockholm who responded with a poxy rebound goal.This gave them a lift and they went into the break two points up.Gothenburg tore into them again after the break and although we enjoyed the lions share of possession we just could nt translate this into scores,.Stockholm scored a late goal to seal the deal but we finished the tournament on a high nonetheless. ( Gothenburg 0-5 Stockholm 2-4 )

Also, a big shout out to Jessica Dahlman who played her first ever Gaelic football match and tournament.She played on the Stockholm team versus Talinn and I think now that she has gotten the Gaelic bug,she 's now a fixture.Well done ,Jessica !!!!!

Big thanks to Greg for coming up to Stockholm for the tournament !!thanks again ,big man !!

Gothenburg 's Player of the tournament - Without doubt ,David Burke .Tenacious defending all-day by the teak-tough Corkman .Consistent all day and doled out the hits when they needed to be given.!!good man,david.!!!

Best "Ultimate cage fighter " impression - Brendan O Driscoll ( see above )

Best " Person who kept everybody else awake on Friday night due to his snoring " - Jakey ( thanks again ) !!

So where to next ..........?

Well next port of call is the last round of the Pan-Euros in Limerick on Nov 5th.We need to decide finally if we are attending or not.I think we should go.. as simple as that.However, there really is no point going if we only go with 5 or 6.So, in order to arrange and discuss, a meeting ( EGM ) should be called to see what the story is.. i put forward Friday 9th September ( time and location to be decided ) for an EGM ... any other suggestions for dates which are more suitable ,just put them forward.we can discuss fundraising etc if the plan is to go ahead....

PS ,,, Catherine took a load of pictures.Can someone download them from Dropbox and put on the GAA website.Picasso

Is mise le meas

Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA club

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter August 2011 Update

Hello all

Just a quick mail about this weekend ...

1.We will have a quick training session Thursday at 7pm in Slottskogen .Meet at the usual place .

2. We have now 11 travelling from Gothenburg.( 1 mini-bus plus 1 car)We will meet at 5.45pm on Friday at the Shell petrol station ( beside the Ullevi tennis hall across from Heden Catholic Church. - the Kalaset is on so town will be packed ) .leaving no later than 6pm.

3.Can someone print out directions to hostel from Gothenburg ( we got lost the last time ) and from hostel to pitch etc ( 2 copies)?

4.For your info , the meal/presentations etc are all taking place out at the pitch in Arsta.Afterwards,they have then organised a bus back into the Dubliners ( which is grand as hostel is close to there).there is quite a crowd of players so dont know how that's going to work but i would say bring your glad rags with you just in case)

5.The cost of the mini-bus will be covered by the club but we will need a contribution of 150 sek per person for petrol.If there is any money left over,we 'll throw it into a drinks kitty.Cost for accomodation is 500 sek for the 2 nights and reg fee fortournament is 250 sek.

see ye all soon

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter August 2011

Hello all
See below the latest news in Gothenburg GAA circles :

Stockholm tournament
The last round of the Scandinavian championship is fast approaching. On the training front, can we all make an effort to attend training next Thursday 11th August @ 19:15 in Slottskogen and see how fit we are! Logistics wise, the following people have confirmed they are going (i.e. travelling up with arranged transport and staying at the hostel):

Kevin is travelling up and down same day by train. David and Brendan have their own transport and accomodation organised. That means we have 10 male players and 2 female players (Jakey, you're not playing no matter how much you plead!). Also,we will only have 9 people travelling back as Catherine is staying in Stockholm. Therefore, I need to know people's opinions about hiring a minibus, is it worth it or will we just take 3 cars?

If people have made alternative travel plans, let me know immediately as i need to book the 9 seater by latest Thursday or otherwise. The cost as stated earlier will be 500 sek for the 2 nights accomodation and 300 sek for tournament fee etc. The matches are taking place in Arsta.

For the tournament itself, there will actually be teams from Helsinki and Tailinn there. They will not be in our championship but are just playing some games to get introduced. All of this information is on the Stockholm GAA facebook invitation so have a look etc.

By the way, can someone print out driving instructions to the pitch and pitch to hostel and hostel to venue etc. (3 copies of each).

Gothenburg GAA Golf Classic
As a fundraiser, we have gotten in conjunction with Lerjedalens GK in Gunnilse , a date to hold a GAA golf fundraising event in either of the last 2 weekends of September. It will more than likely be on a Sunday. We have gotten 6 tee times which means we need 24 people or more to attend. Please let me know if you or someone you know who golfs would like to attend. Green fee and meal will be around 400 sek but i cant finalise final cost unless we know how many people will attend. Let 's get cracking!!!! Indeed, even if you dont golf, you can attend on the day and have a bit of fun.... Facebook invitation will be going up shortly!!

Training and other news - 20 July 2011

Hello all,
just a quick update on things happening in Gothenburg GAA circles

For the time being,we wont have any more sessions until the 1st Thursday in August (the 4th) at 7 p.m. in Slottskogen. Too many people away on hols etc. Please make sure ye do ye're own bit, a few LSR's combined with some interval training - need to build up the stamina for next month.

Stockholm tournament
Going to confirm figures for going by 1st August but if you haven't confirmed that you are going by now, please do so. Also, just learned this week that Copenhagen are not travelling. This will mean less matches and the chance that we may travel up the morning of the tournament if we have a later start... We might even take the train if its cheaper but otherwise take it that we are still taking the minibus and travelling up the friday night. We still need one volunteer car though, who is willing?
Based on current costs itll be 300 sek reg fee and 500 sek for the 2 nights accomodation. I know it seems expensive but this leads to my next point.

After a very productive meeting with the mgt of the Dubliner pub, they have agreed to sponsor us this year to the tune of 10000SEK. The main reason cited for sponsorship was the extreme cost of travelling to tournaments as well as the upcoming trip to Ireland for the Euro finals.

However, this is not enough on its own. With a breakdown of the costs for the Ireland trip, it turns out at around 2500 sek per person to travel/30000 sek for everything. The sponsorship will lessen the blow somewhat but if we could get more money together, this would considerably lessen the financial burden on people travelling. Therefore we need fundraising ideas and here are some that Declan came up with.

Pub quiz - have the hold this in August before our trip to Stockholm. One good turnout for this and we '' ll be good for Stockholm..possibly the 16th of August in the old Dubs.if we confirm the date with the Dubliner, we have to bring the people in and this will affect the sponsorship.are we agreed?please let me know by return of mail who would attend and how many people they could bring.

Sponsored parachute jump - i m booked to do a tandem parachute jump before the summer ends. I'm trying to see can i sort out the sponsorship end and not be hit with a tax bill of some sort at year end.if i get the green light, will ye sponsor me ? Jaysus,im jumping out of a plane for God s sake.

Irish trad night - have to have some sort of trad night for the GAA club before November.can discuss this at a later date ....

is mise le meas
Liam O Finn
Gothenburg GAA club

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Training and other news

Hello all
there will be no training next week July 13th. We will resume with a proper good session the week after with a run on Tuesday night 18th and a ball session/training July 20th in Kviberg .

Please get back to us as soon as possible if you haven't confirmed about Stockholm on August 20th .

People who have confirmed so far ( travel and accomodation )

Declan, Billy, Eoin, Brendan, Daniel, Jakey, Stephen, Kevin Higgins, Greg
David (does not require accomodation)
Jimmy Murphy (in Stockholm)

Catherine, Jessica, Mia (yet to confirm)

Please forward to anyone else who you think is missing off the mailing list .


Training and other news

Hello all

Just a quick note to say that we will have a training run 19th July and training again 21st July. I know people are on hols but we need to keep ourselves ticking over. Please try and attend, the weather is supposed to be powerful this week so no excuses.

Stockholm August 20th

I know its a bit away but we need to start planning for the3rd round in Stockholm on August 20th. Plan is to leave after work on Friday night - drive up or train it up. (I'll check out both) and come back on the Sunday. Currently, who can say that they will definitely be going? Please let me know as soon as you can. I'm checking out the hostel we stayed in last year for availability.

All the best

Monday, June 20, 2011

No Training 16th June

Hi all, just to let you know there is no training tonight Thursday in Kviberg. Need to let the bodies recover after last weekend. Next training session will be a timed run in Skatas on Wednesday 22nd June in Skatas at 7pm. Your attendance is greatly appreciated. Keep in mind that we need to organise for Stockholm and Ireland soon so get your thinking caps on as regards raising funds for these trips !!

Accomodation for June 11th - 2nd Update

Hello all

Just to inform you that accomodation has been booked for the weekend of June 11th at the following

*Danhostel Copenhagen City in Copenhagen, Denmark

Its fairly central and seems to be of a good standard( not that we'll be staying there long anyway).As with all hostels,bring your own bed linen or you can get them down there at the desk for 60 dkk.Sleeping bags not allowed.

we 're booked in for arrival time 6pm but we'll have to see how the day goes..

I did nt order breakfast for us as im sure we'll be having a late breakfast anyway at Johnno's place.!!

Have a look at the website for yourself for further info.

The cost of the accomodation will be covered by Gothenburg GAA club.A breakdown of further costs will be sent in a mail this week.

As agreed , we will leave early on Saturday morning( probably 6.30pm ish-definitely not later than 7am)

I take it that all ( except David Burke ) will be staying here.Let me know if things are changing as 12 people are booked in for accomodation.

Billy, Dec, Niall, Adrian, Brendan, Stephen, Daniel, Jessica, kevin H, Noelie, Jakey, Greg

ps Remember training tonight Kviberg 6.30pm Monday

all the best


Accomodation for June 11th - Update

Hello again
Just to clarify that 600 sek is the cost per person for the weekend.( 300 sek for van/petrol/toll) and 300 sek for reg fee( meal/lunch/registration).
Jessica ( travel only) will pay a reduced amount.
Accomodation has been paid for already.
Please bring the money to training thursday evening ie 600 sek.
thanks and regards

Accomodation for June 11th

Hello all

Here s a breakdown of the cost for the weekend.

Mini-bus - 1200 sek
Toll - 1440 sek ( 4 x single trips)
Petrol - 100 sek per person

12 people travelling so this works out at 320 sek per person.This excludes the 300 sek ( 250 dkk) payable to Cope nhagen GAA on the day which covers reg fee,evening meal and lunch.

Gothenburg GAA may be able to pay for the mini-bus which will reduce the cost further.any money left over can go to a few drinks at the end of evening.

take into consideration we may have to get taxis from hostel to meal venue and back into town again if we are running late.we'll share the cabs but they 'll still maybe 150 dkk for the night.

last thing, training thursday evening currently in Kviberg at may change to slottskogen if kviberg is unavailable.if its ok,please try and bring the money thursday evening(including reg fee).this will save alot of hassle over the weekend..

thanks again and here's to gothenburg GAA on tour...


Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA Club

Directions for Cph

FYI - Attached are the directions for tomorrow.
- Directions to the Pitch (from Öresunds Bridge)
- Directions from the pitch to the Hostel
- Directions from the Hostel to the Venue for the evening meal.
I will print off some copies of each.
As discussed at training last night we are departing from the Dubliner tomorrow morning at 06.30 and meeting up with the lads at Kungsbacka and Varberg on the way.
See you bright and early in the morning!!

Copenhagen Info Pack

Hello all

Please see attached info pack for the Copenhagen tournament.Can someone print 3 copies of
  1. directions to the pitch
  2. directions to the hostel from the pitch
  3. directions from the hostel to the meal venue ( we'll probably take taxis if we're behind time)
As mentioned below the fee or the day is 250 Danish kronor ( 300 sek).I would say the easiest is to lodge the money over the next few days to the account on the pack and make sure your name is mentioned when you pay on the internet.or else pay it on the day.

As its stands,we'll be travelling with one mini-bus and 1 car.Mini-bus ( 8 seater ) has been booked.If more people travel, we'll need an 2 cars .Ill drive one ( either mine or another ).. who'\s up for driving the mini-bus.? Deal is who drives down does nt have to drive back so they can have a few drinks saturday night.

Training is now every thursday ( instead of monday )in Kviberg .ready to go for 7pm.need to put a bit of work in , yah ?

all the best

Irish Examiner - Championship 2011 supplement & PODCAST service

Dear all

Please find attached a copy of an article on GAA units outside Ireland and the impact of the recession on numbers etc.

The Examiner is also establishing a podcast service and would be delighted to hear of, and interview clubs, about any relevant news, events, tournaments etc. Contact Colm at:


Tony Bass
European Board

Latest European GAA news & updates on FACEBOOK

The European Board would like to encourage all clubs, members and friends of European GAA to sign up, "like" or even comment on the latest news and events on our Facebook page ( This is the best way to stay informed about developments on and off the pitch - and to leave comments, insert links to your club events, news, pics etc.

The more people that sign up and visit our page the better it looks for potential sponsors etc., so please circulate this email to all members and friends of your club and ask them to pass along this message!

Tony Bass
European Board

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Gbg GAA tournament in the Press

GAA is blossoming abroad

Gaels Beat Oslo in Scandinavian GAA Championship

So what did happen at those Scandinavian GAA Championships?

Copenhagen Info Pack

Hi all,
please find the Copenhagen Information pack attached. Note the cost for the complete day (including evening meal) has come down to 250 Kr after finalising everything. Just a reminder, can you please confirm numbers asap :)
Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you all,

Accomodation for June 11th

Hello all
Just to inform you that accomodation has been booked for the weekend of June 11th at the following

*Danhostel Copenhagen City in Copenhagen, Denmark

Its fairly central and seems to be of a good standard( not that we'll be staying there long anyway).As with all hostels,bring your own bed linen or you can get them down there at the desk for 60 dkk.Sleeping bags not allowed.
we 're booked in for arrival time 6pm but we'll have to see how the day goes..
I did nt order breakfast for us as im sure we'll be having a late breakfast anyway at Johnno's place.!!
Have a look at the website for yourself for further info.
The cost of the accomodation will be covered by Gothenburg GAA club.A breakdown of further costs will be sent in a mail this week.
As agreed , we will leave early on Saturday morning( probably 6.30pm ish-definitely not later than 7am)
I take it that all ( except David Burke ) will be staying here.Let me know if things are changing as 12 people are booked in for accomodation.

Billy, Dec, Niall, Adrian, Brendan, Stephen, Daniel, Jessica, kevin H, Noelie, Jakey, Greg

ps Remember training tonight Kviberg 6.30pm Monday
all the best

June 11th Copenhagen Tournament Update

Hey all, yes we will be going now. Thanks for all the positive input. Kev is dead right. Let's go down and have a blast. 10 players have confirmed they will travel. Just waiting on Stephen G, Jakey said he will travel as back-up and our star goalkeeper from last year, Phil Sprackers, has said he will be there. He just needs to confirm tonite. We also might have one or two berserkers travelling but they have not come back to me yet.

Players therefore are:
Billy/Dec/Brendan/Adrian/Kevin H/Niall/Daniel/David Burke/Greg/Noelie Maher/Jakey ...
Eoin cant make it due to work commitments.

I'll see how accomodation goes tonight when I look.

Hi all
Thank you all for your quick response.
Pending one confirmation, the most we will be travelling down with is 10 players. Unless we unearth a few players in the next 2 weeks. I will be talking to the Berserkers and see do they have anyone who wants to come down. Question is now -will we still go ahead and travel? I personally would still like to go even if it means we have to borrow players down there. The other teams plan to bring about the same amount of players to the CPH tournament.

Let me know your feelings and we'll go from there.Persons confirmed to travel :
Billy/Dec/Brendan/Adrian/Kevin H/Niall/Daniel/David Burke/Greg
All bar David will require accomodation.
Eoin cant make it due to work commitments

let us know. itll still be a great weekend.

Hi all
I know i asked you some weeks back about who is going to Copenhagen but can you re confirm again as the number keeps changing .

Plan is to drive down the morning of the tournament (more than likely a minibus and 1 car to save costs ). i nights accomodation.looking at hostels again but i need to know how many are travelling before i can book.

let me know by replying to this mail as soon as possible.i hope to book accomodation by sunday night ..

PS there is definitely a womens tournament in copenhagen


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gothenburg tournament - a word from the gaffer

Hi all ,
just a quick mail to say well done to everybody yesterday for the effort put in by players and the commitee Saturday. Everyone mucked in to make it a great day and all the visiting teams said they had a great day. Results did not go our way but that 's not the point. It was a great success.

The only thing left to do is put the crossbars back in their original position. Can one or two people help Monday evening from 17:00 on to help get them fixed. They have to be\done by Monday night.

As for training, rest week this week. I'll be jogging in Skatas around 19:30, if anyone is interested. We'll resume training next monday 23rd at 18:45 in Kviberg.

Well done again,

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gothenburg tournament - comments

Alrite ladies and gentlemen,
have to say I really enjoyed Saturday. I really appreciate all the work youse living up in the city put into making saturday such a success. There was great atmosphere all day long. Ok, results were a touch disappointing, but in periods we played some really nice football. I believe that if we polish up or even bear in mind a few simple things like: 1) having a routine or organising our kick outs 2) concentrating on keeping our shape which in turn makes us difficult to play against 3) Having a principle free / 45 kicker 4) getting the best out of the players we have regarding positions/ tactics, especially as we now know what the other teams offer in strenghts and weaknesses 5) Getting with the pace of the game from the beginning is vital - of which I completely misunderstood!

Given we were quite tight for players it was a real shame that our 'dynamo' billy and 'classy' adrain took heavy, heavy knocks. Its true, we can only get better. I fancy us for a few points in copenhagen.

Keep er lit folks
kevin higgins

Gothenburg tournament in the press

For those interested, I saw a write up on Saturday's tournament here:
...and here is another article from last week:

Thank you

Hello all,
on behalf of Gothenburg GAA, I just want to say a big thank you to all who attended the tournament on Saturday. It was a great success and we all appreciate the effort it takes to travel to these events.
Hope you all got home safely on Sunday and looking forward already to June 11th in copenhagen.
Is mise le meas
Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA Club

Tournament Update

Well done to Stockholm Gaels who emerged victorious in a thrilling opening tournament in the Scandinavian Gaelic football championship on Saturday.
More information to follow later.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Round 1 of 2011 Scandinavian Football Championship kicks off in Gothenburg this weekend.

Training Week 19

Training this evening (Monday) at the utby pitches, near Kviberg, at 18:30.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May 14th task list

Hello all,
I had a meeting with Spartacus last night and the following are action items that need to be considered and actioned. Actions that need volunteers are highlighted in bold and italic. They may be covered already on Dec 's action list.

a/GAA pitch markings will be done by the Kommun next Thursday night. Flags can be got from the Spartacus equipment container on the morning of match.

b/Goal crossbars will need to be lowered and nets installed . This can be done Thur night at the earliest but Friday night seems more preferable. Likewise, after the tournament, the crossbars need to be returned to original position by latest Monday night 16th May. We need volunteers .. any takers ?

c/Dressing rooms - 4 dressing rooms / 5 teams , we will just have to alternate on the day. Can someone make team signs for the doors ?

BBQ and Bar
a/We have use of both a gas and a charcoal BBQ. I think we'll be OK with the coal one. I think it needs a bit of a clean. Any volunteers? Likewise, the burgers/hot dogs will be put into the fridges on Friday night. We will need someone to run the BBQ saturday. Any food we do not sell is returned to Lerjedalen GC. Any takers for running the bbq ?

As for the bar, Spartacus will have someone all day the bar. It is their bar and any profit they make is theirs. If you are telling friends that are coming, it is imperative that you tell them not to bring beer or hard liquor of their own. If caught, they and Spartacus and us can get into serious crap. Its just not worth it.

b/Also, the PA system is good to go. We will need someone who is technically minded to set it up. We will need a copy of Amhran na bhFiann / some good rebel music CD' s. Who can take this action item?

c/We can get the tents / marquee on Friday night and have them already put up on Friday night. We wasted valuable time last year putting them up on the morning of the matches. Can we have some volunteers for doing this and the goalposts on Friday night.? We can put out the benches saturday morning.


a/I have confirmed numbers of 75 for the evening buffet at the Dubliners. I have asked all teams coming to break down who is staying on for dinner etc cos we have always had the case whereby teams have cancelled on the day. If they cancel on the day,they still pay for the food. No exceptions. Who can take the registration desk on the day and collect money if needed ?
PS If you have dietary requirements for your lunch pack or evening meal, please tell me by Thursday or Friday.

b/Can someone make out evening buffet tickets (dated) ideally with the gaa club logo?Make out 110 just to be safe .

c/The food for the lunch packs will be ready to be made on the Friday night as well. We can either make them in Lerjedalen Golf club or bring them to Spartacus clubhouse. Either way, we need volunteers for making the packs on the Friday - any takers ?

d/ Last thing, please confirm by text or mail soonest if you are attending the evening meal and if you want a lunch pack.

That s about it at the moment. Please look at Declans task list to see the current status of action items - they may be covered already or have ownership already


Training Update

Hi all, no training Wednesday in Kviberg. Training instead on Thursday 5th May in Slottskogen at 6.30pm-ready to go for 6.45pm. e-mail on tournament task list to follow. Regds, /Billy.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Training Week 18

Monday 2nd May @ 6.30pm
Wednesday 4th May @ 6.30pm

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Training Week 17

Training Week 17: Wednesday 27th @ 6.30pm in Slottskogen.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Training week 16/17/18

Hello all,
tournament time is drawing near so lets gt our asses in shape. Turnout to training has been good but lets all get together at least once before the tournament. The following is the schedule for training over the next few weeks. Please try and attend some of the sessions.

Note: All trainings from now on will be in Slottskogen until its notified we can get onto the pitch in Utby.

Week 16 :
Monday 18th @ 6.30pm
No more sessions this week due to the Easter break

Week 17
Wednesday 27th @ 6.30pm

Week 18
Monday 2nd May @ 6.30pm
Wednesday 4th May @ 6.30pm

Week 19 ( tournament week )
Monday 9th May @ 6.30pm

A seperate mail will be sent later this week about tournament task list ...
Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA Club

Training week 15

Guys, training tomorrow evening in Slottskogen at 6.30pm-- ready to go for 6.45pm. Good turnouts in the last couple of weeks. We may have a weekend session (possibly sunday morning this week ) rather than a thursday session.. Note that Stockholm intend to send A and B teams to Gothenburg so; more matches = more stamina training.

Tournament task list

the task list for our tournament on May 14th has been updated. If there is anything left out or needs to be changed; let Declan or Billy know.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Training week 14

Hey all ,
good turn out on Monday night and good effort from all.
Training again Thursday at 18.30 again in Slottskogen - not Skatas.
Meet at the car park at 18.30, ready to go for 18.45.

Poster for the Tournament May 2011

Hi All,
attached is a draft poster for the tournament.
Any comments?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter March 2011

Hello all and welcome to the Gothenburg GAA newsletter March 2010
Just a few bits of news to keep all informed as to the current goings-on in Gothenburg GAA


Training attendances need to pick up. We had a better turnout last Wednesday but with only 8 weeks to the tournament, we need to ramp it up. If you are serious about the team this year, we need to start showing up. If you are bringing someone new, please bring them along.

Next week, we will train outdoors twice. On Monday, we will meet at Slottskogen at 18:30 at Belparc car park. Ready to go for 18:45. We will train again on Thursday in Skatas (ready to go at the clock for 19:00), your attendance is greatly required. I appreciate some people are training elsewhere but make it your aim to attend at least one of the sessions.

One more thing - we are just waiting the go-ahead from the Kommun as to when we can go on the new pitch in Kviberg. We will be "sharing" with the Berserkers. It is in their name.

May 14th tournment
We finally got confirmation that we can hold the 1st round of the Scandinavian championship on May 14th. A task list doc has been sent out by Declan - please review and confirm what you can do to help. We all need to chip in - not just the same few.

Likewise, if you could provisionally state whether you will be attending on this day would help us to plan, as you know, we need all the players we can get on the day.

Please note there is a new date for the 2nd round which takes place in Copenhagen. The new date is June 11th. If you could also provisionally state whether you will be going, we can start searching for accomodation etc and do a cost review.

Likewise, Stockholm will be travelling with a ladies team for the may 14th, so girls if you are serious about having a team, the time is now.


Lads and lassies, the turnout for the two fundraising events in Paddy's week were absolutely atrocious. This is the reason why tournaments are costing do much when we go. The club cannot function if everybody does not pull their weight and contribute. Please try and support our next event - please review the fundraising task list and please contribute with your own ideas as to how we can raise more money for the club..


Please pay your membership fee as soon as possible. Bank information is on the website .


A big congrats to Greg Lunny and his partner on the birth of their baby girl on St.Patrick's day.!!!! well done ...

Last word
I hope I d'ont sound too negative but its just that we have had a very successful club all along. The tournaments and crack that we've had have been amongst the best in the Nordic region. It would be great to keep this going as Gothenburg needs their GAA club. Appreciate everyone's effort and their input.

Is mise le meas

Liam O finn
Gothenburg CLG

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tournament task list May 2011

Hi all,
As it has now been confirmed that our tournament will definitely be on May 14th attached is a list of tasks that need to be done to ensure we have a successful event.
Not all tasks have been assigned a responsible person so if anyone feels they could take on a specific task let me or Billy know.
The more volunteers we have for this the better.

Membership fees 2011


we had a brief discussion after training last night and one point that was brought up was that membership fees for 2011 are due. The membership fees are the same as last year, i.e. 500 SEK for players and 250 for non-players.

Below are the bank details to pay it into.

Best regards,


Membership payments to:

SEB Bank

Kungsportsavenyn 20

405 04 Göteborg

Account No: 5011-33 005 30

IBAN: SE1950000000050113300530


**Mention your Full Name as reference**

Club Organization Number: 802428-2298

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Training update

Billy asked me to send this email to inform you there is no indoor training this evening (21st March) with the aussie rules guys.
Next training is on Wednesday evening (23rd March) in Skatås at 7pm.
We need everyone to be there on Wednesday night as the attendance has been very poor recently, with only 2 people training last week. Our tournament is only 8 weeks away so we really need to start training together if we are going to be serious contenders this year.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Table Quiz Info

We still need more spot prizes for next monday night. If you can get your companies to donate (even a bottle of wine will be grand) just something to generate the interest. Main prize so far is a 500 sek voucher from the Dubliner.
We will need some collectors on the night to collect the fees from the tables. Who 's up for it? I'll do it. Basically, as suggested, we wont give out an answer sheet until the fee has been paid. Could someone print out around 30 copies of the poster that David Burke and Mia created. These fold nicely into a brochure and we should have them on the tables as advertising on the night.

The Dubliner has also asked us to mention their sponsored 3 legged race starting from the new Dubs on St. Patricks Day. More will be disclosed on the night but if we could mention it to our facebook friends , it would be great ...

see ye next monday night with a load of people .

Training Update

Hi lads and ladies,
Billy asked me to send this email informing you that Training is Cancelled tonight, due to the bad weather conditions.
Next training, weather permitting, is planned for Skatas next Wednesday 16th at 19.00.
See you all at the Table Quiz on Monday night March 14th at 19.00 in New Dubliner (Järntorget). Please bring as many people as you can with you so we can get as many tables as possible filled to make some money for the club. Price will be 150 SEK per table.
There is also an invitation to it on Facebook so please share it with your 'friends'.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gothenburg GAA Benefit Table Quiz

Time: 14 March 19:00 - 21:00
Location: New Dubliners, Jarntorget
More info:
Gothenburg GAA will hold its first annual fundraiser on March 14th at the New Dubliners Jarntorget. What better way to start off St Patricks week than to have a bit of crack with your friends and at the same time helping the GAA club with some funds for their European Championship adventure this year. Straight after the quiz, there is an Open Mike show organised by the Dubliners themselves. Why not join in the fun and games? Price is 150 sek per table of 4. Cmon everybody and sure there might be a few spotprizes thrown in as well!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Training Update

Hi All,
for those of you going tomorrow (Monday) night - the entrance to the hall is on Valhallagatan, just next door to Scandinavium. Nearest tram stop is Scandinavium - if you get off the tram and walk towards Scandinavium - take the left onto Valhallagatan - walk past the McDonalds and it is the next building on your right (entrace is halfway down) - if you reach the entrance to the swimming pool you have gone to far. There is parking opposite the hall for those driving - but don't know how much it costs per hour. There are changing rooms and showers afterwards, just check the information board on the way in to see which is allocated to the Berserkers/Oz Rules. Remember to bring your indoor runners.

General Update

Hello all
Just a quick note on the training schedule for the next few weeks:

Monday 07/03 - Indoor ball training at Valhalla near Scandinavium (hall B ) at 18:00 - with the berserkers - 25 sek per person.

We will more than likely train wednesday night as well in Slottskogen - 18.30 ready to go for 18:45. No excuses now, the weather is grand!

Tuesday 15/03 - Outdoor training with Caz in Slottskogen at 18:30

Other news:
  1. Our AGM was held last Thursday - minutes,board and proposals to be sent out seperately.
  2. A GAA benefit table quiz will be held in the New Dubliners at 19:00 on Monday 14th March to raise funds for the club. This will be confirmed with them today. Can someone design a poster fairly sharpish and have them printed out. I will send the info (160 SEK per table of 4) to whoever can do it up ? There will be a Facebook invite too.
  3. The venues for the Pan-European have been decided .Guersnsey/Brussels and ......... Limerick. This will be the last round. We should try and get there this year. More details to follow.
Thanks and regards

Minutes From AGM

Attached are the minutes from last week's AGM.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Training Update

Monday 07/03 - Indoor ball training at Valhalla near Scandinavium (hall B ) at 18:00 (with the berserkers) - SEK 25 a head.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Other news

Our AGM was held last Thursday - minutes, board and proposals to be sent out seperately.

A GAA benefit table quiz will be held in the New Dubliners at 19:00 on Monday 14 March to raise funds for the club. This will be confirmed with them today. Can someone design a poster fairly sharpish and have them printed out. I will send the info (160 SEK per table of 4) to whoever can do it up? There will be a Facebook invite too.

The venues for the Pan-European have been decided: Guersnsey/Brussels and ......... Limerick. This will be the last round. We should try and get there this year - more details to follow.

Training Update

Monday 28/02 - Meet in Skatas at the clock between 18.45 and 19:00. Ready to go for 19:00 (tram no 5 gets to welandergatan @ 18.33). We will have a timed run -the tracks are still icy but they are melting. If u want to have a shower afterwards, bring 40 sek for its use as well as a padlock.

Monday 07/03 - Indoor ball training at Valhalla near Scandinavium (hall B ) at 18:00, with the berserkers - 25 sek per person.

Tuesday 15/03 - Outdoor training with Caz in Slottskogen at 18.30

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gothenburg GAA AGM

Attached is the Agenda for the AGM tonight.
Starting at 19:00 in the New Dubliner in Järntorget (as previously communicated by Billy).
Please inform anybody else you think should be there, but is not on the distribution list.
Hope to see you all tonight.
best regards,

Secretary Gothenburg GAA

Monday, February 14, 2011

No training this week

Hello all,
due to the weather being as it is and the fact that its a school holiday/sportsweek etc and we've a couple of absentees, training is cancelled this week (week 7). We will resume training Monday week 21st at 18.30 in Slottskogen. The week after Feb 28th, we will train in Skatas...

Irish Society

Some years back we had an association with the Portugese Society which worked really well. We had a couple of fundraisers there and its a great place etc. There is a possibility that we can use it again this year. If we can provide them with a list of 30-40 people who are willing to pay 600 sek per family for the year, we can use the place for whatever function we want and help launch the Gothenburg Irish society.
Let me know if you are willing and remember its per family....

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Training Update

Training is now on Tuesday 8th this week (ready to go @ 18.30 @ Belparc car park in Slottskogen)

Gothenburg GAA AGM

Gothenburg GAA AGM is set for 7pm Thursday 24th February in new Dubliners in Jarntorget.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Training Update

Traning on Monday in Slottskogen at 18.30.
Please meet at the Belparc car park in the middle of Slottskogen by the lake.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Scandinavian Championship

Hello all
Just a few points on items that were discussed and agreed on last Thursday 's conference call.

  • Billy Finn (Gothenburg GAA)
  • Joe Whelan (Malmo GAA)
  • Donie O Brien (Oslo GAA)
  • Philip O Connor (Stockholm GAA)
Copenhagen GAA apologised for their absence and their points were duly noted

The following hosts/dates/venues were provisionally agreed for the 2011 Scandinavian Championship
  • Round 1 -May 28th - Gothenburg (If Gothenburg cannot hold for whatever reason due: pitch unavailability etc.. the round will pass over to Oslo for the same date)
  • Round 2 -June 25th - Malmo (Copenhagen will be the sole bidder from the Nordics to host a Pan-Euro. If unsuccessful, Malmo are open to let Copenhagen host the 2nd round)
  • Round 3 -August 20th - Stockholm
Hosting is on a rotational basis with Oslo/Copenhagen/Helsinki due to host the 2012 rounds.

New tournament dates for Pan Euro rounds have been changed to the following
  • Round 1 July 30th (was Sept 10th)
  • Round 2 Sept 10th (was Oct 8th)
  • Round 3 October 8th (was Nov 5th)
Viking Gaels
It is the intention of the Viking Gaels to attend one round of the Hurling Championship this year. To which one has yet to be decided but it will probably be the round in July. Venue and location to be decided shortly by ECB.

Phil O'Connor from Stockholm has come forward with the possibility that there may be a sponsor for the 2011 Scandinavian Championship. Philip will update with news shortly.

Nations Cup
Participation in this competition will be discussed at a later date. No decision taken as of yet

Looking forward to a great 2011 season here in the Nordics

Is mise le meas
Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA Club

Updated GAA Posters

Hi All,
now attaching 3 posters to complement the leaflets that were sent out earlier. It is probably good to have both since sometimes it can be tricky to find places for leaflets. Again, the wonderful art work is by Mia - so thanks for that Mia! As always, comments are welcome and it is fairly easy to make changes so get in contact if you want any changes made.
All the best,

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter January 2011

Hello all and welcome to 2011

Here's looking to a fantastic year of GAA in Gothenburg. We just want to send out a mail to welcome our new and old members and to keep all informed of what's going on in Gothenburg GAA circles.

Training shall recommence very shortly, weather permitting of course. The first session will be on Monday 31st January. Meeting at the same place in Slottskogen at 18:15 (ready to go for 18:30). We will have a training schedule so people will know when and where training is on. Ballwork will commence once the weather allows us.

We may know very shortly whether we will be in a position to share a full-size Gaelic pitch of our own with the Goteberg berserkers. This pitch is in Utby and we dont know facilities or anything just yet. If this falls through, we will train once again with Spartaus out in Partille.

Scandinavian Championship 2011
The need for training to begin immediately is apparent now as the draft calender from the ECB GAA has been published. There was a request that our championship to begin in march but this was quickly rejected as no way would any pitch be ready in March. However we expect the first round to commence in late April early May. All the Nordic teams are having a conference call next week to see what the lay of the land is but in short it will be the following
  • 3 regional rounds this year (with a provision for a 4th if the championship is tied). It looks like the tournaments will be on a rotational basis with Copenhagen, Gothenburg & Stockholm holding the rounds this year and Malmo, Oslo, Helsinki holding the 2012 rounds. It looks very likely that Stockholm will be holding a Pan-Euro round this year so if this is the case, it will be a prime objective for Gothenburg to attend.
Viking Gaels
The Viking Gales hurling team has now been ratified for competition in 2011 hurling tournaments. As per the schedule, I think it should be a prime objective for representation from Gothenburg seeing as most of us are hurlers. More information to follow shortly in the next few weeks.

New Players
We welcome new players Colm Keller and Brendan O Driscoll to the ranks. Welcome guys. Brendan joins us from Stockholm so is a welcome addition to the squad. Welcome aboard guys !!!

Recruitment and advertising
Thanks to David and Mia for producing those wonderful posters advertising Gothenburg GAA. Please put them up in any clubs , offices, universities. We need to recruit more players again to the teams and all avenues must be explored. If you need a copy of the posters, please get in contact.

As always, fundraising is an ongoing matter. We will always need funds from outside sources so please lets get cracking on some ideas for the new year (Paddy's Day/6 Nations/Bingo/Table Quiz/etc.). Lets see who has any ideas.

Gothenburg GAA AGM will take place before February 18 (probably during week 7). We will probably have it in Dubliners Jarntorget but we will keep you posted on date and details.

Membership details
There is a new ECB requirement that all membership names and details are accessible on the GAA database. We are in the process of collation all the data but just to make sure all details are still correct, please send your name, address, DOB, phone number and e-mail addresses to either this mail address or the Gothenburg GAA website.

Also, the membership fee will be discussed at AGM but rates will probably be the same as last year (500 sek playing, 250 sek non-playing). The membership fee will have to be paid before Paddy's Day due to the proximity of the regional tournaments.

That 's the story for the moment. Keep an eye out on the website for updates and we'll be using facebook and twitter more this year.

I've attached the GAA posters and I will forward the Euro 2011 fixture list for your viewing shortly.

Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA