Thursday, December 13, 2012

GAA Night Out - Award Winners

Male Player of the Year
     Adrian Kelly

Most Improved Male Player

Female Player of the Year

Most Improved Female Player

Spirit of Gothenburg Award

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Malmö in the press again

One of the lads (Mark Rattigan) from Malmö in an interview.

1st Indoor session

Friday @ 20:00 until 21:30
Vallhamra ishall, Vallhamrav, 433 64 Sävedalen

Our first informal winter training session for the year has been booked. It's on Friday Dec 7th 20:00 to 21.30 at Valhamra Stativshall (same as last year). Just an easy session to blow off the cobwebs!!!!

For those of you going to training here are some directions.

The hall is near the Vallhamra ishall (Vallhamra ishall, Vallhamrav, 433 64 Sävedalen). Hopefully the below link will work... In the map picture it is the building/hall with the red'ish roof alongside the running track.

The nearest buss stop is Bockemossen - bus routes 512 & 515 from the center of Göteborg stop there. I will leave it to yourselves to find/get time tables from the website.

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Mini Build For Battens.

Vice Chairman of Oslo GAA Domhnall Reynolds is planning to restore his 91 Austin Mini in aid of the Bee for Battens Charity. The car is being themed on the Oslo GAA Home jersey and will feature airbrush artwork including the Beefor Battens logo.

It will incorporate a second fuel filler cap which will be used as a donation box for people to make donations to the charity essentially making the car a rolling donation box.

We are trying to get as many likes on this page as possible

Malmö GAA in the press

Looks like our friends in Malmö have been busy getting some publicity recently:

November 24th GAA Night out

Hello all

Jast to let you all know that all is now confirmed for Saturday night.We ll gather at 8.30pm in the lounge area of Biljardpalatset and be sitting down for our grub by 9pm.The night is booked with Anne-Catrin but if you get there before me just mention my name and they 'll show where to go.

Its been a great response to the event.we will have 30 people on the night if all who ve confirmed attend.So thanks and im sure the night will be a cracker !Ive booked all special , vegan meals for those who wanted them otherwise its meat all the way.!!!
We will have a few new faces at dinner among them Eric Macgiolla who is an Erasmus student at GSU.He is doing his thesis or work on the expat experience abroad and he would like to have an informal chat with a few of us throughout the night.We will also have some prospective new players with us also namely Sean McDaid, Sebastian and Julie Colin.We will also welcome next week another new player Malachy Magee from Down.
All in all times are looking good for next year and what better way to finish off our year with a positive outlook on next year.

I have booked our first informal winter training session for the year also.Its on Friday Dec 7th 8pm to 9.30pm at Valhamra Stativshall.( same as last year ) Just an easy session to blow off the cobwebs !!!!

Otherwise, see you all Saturday night.


For those of you who are interested:

As GAA clubs around Ireland are being devastated by young club members leaving the country in droves, the Stockholm Gaels attempt to defend their Scandinavian Championship title in Malmö, Sweden. 'A Silver Lining' shows that the flip side of our emigration is that bizarrely the GAA abroad has never been stronger.

Station: RTÉ Radio 1
Time: 18:00 - 18:45
Available: FM, DAB, LW 252 and RTÉ.ie
Streaming: Worldwide
Repeat: Sunday 25 November 19:00

Optional Training Info

The Göteborg Berserkers have an Indoor training session in Valhalla B on Mondays 18:00-19:30. If you are interested in attending.

# 446 Europe GAA Maastricht Finals Podcast

A record breaking European Mens & Ladies Gaelic Football Championship took place this weekend in Maastricht, Holland, with the largest number of teams ever gathered for an enthralling final round.

Some 30 teams representing 10 countries at the Stichting Sportpark West complex were in action in the Men’s and Ladies Championship as well as Men’s Shield, and new event, the Men’s Plate.

The men’s championship came down to the wire between top contenders, last year’s champion’s Guernsey and Belgium A, while in the ladies championship, Holland A were hoping stop Belgium A taking their 5th title in a row. In the men’s shield a mammoth 17 teams took to the field with Malmo in pole position to take the European title.

Here to report on this year’s final round is Europe GAA PRO Brian Clerkin.

Nov 24th GAA Night out - Update

Hello all again

Just a quick information mail about the Nov 24th and one or two other things.

Night out
There s been an absolutely great response to the night out.The following people have confirmed they are coming.

Sean O D/ Stephen / Daniel /Jessica / Eoin / Triona / Diarmuid / Stina/ Madde / Dennis / Josefin / Maria/ Ossian / Declan / Billy / Jakey / Mal / Mia / Moses / Karl

Others that are unconfirmed as of yet : Paul / Malin / Kevin / Niall / Kevin Moorhouse /David Burke / Tom Lehane / Adrian

I have talked to Biljardpalatset and they said if we get 25 or more, they '' ll drop the price down to 250 sek per person.They ''ll also give us a bit of extra pool time as well.We 'll meet there at 8.30pm so at least we ll be sitting down for food by 9pm and then pool after.Groups of 4 per table.

Let me know your burger preferences for  veggie & vegan ( for veggies, they make their own  special veggie burger and for vegans , they said they ll make a vegan beef with salladmix,sundried tomatoes and pine nuts ) I need to give them final numbers for food etc by Monday 19th Nov.

Finally , as its our end of year and we look back on the year thats been, I think its fitting that we should be rewarded for our efforts and recognised as such .To that end, we will have a small awards ceremony on the night.The categories are

Male Player of the Year
Female Player of the Year
Most Improved Male Player of the year
Most Improved Female Player of the year
Spirit of Gothenburg GAA award 2012 ( the person who you think defined the spirit , work ethic and dedication to the  club in 2012

Your nominations are to be sent  to the impartial Scot  Mr James Prentice by either email or by text to him by Thursday 22 nd Nov.The winner will be announced on the saturday night during dinner .As with any voting, you cant vote for yourself !!!!

I will have information on winter training dates and location in another mail soon ...

thanks and regards

Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA

Nov 24th GAA Night out

Hello all
Quick note toc heck in with ye and hope all is well.Was wondering what the uptake is for our night out ( end of season bash ) ? Who 's coming ?
Have been looking out at some stuff.What about the following ?
Biljardpalatset have a package for 300 sek ( per person ) that gives you an hours free pool and " American BBQ buger on prime rib with bacon & cheddar cheese, bacon, seasoned fries, salad and BBQ sauce - with soft drink "or veggie equivalent.
what do ye think ? its grand and central and we could head anywhere after.Would nt have to stay there all night.its not confirmed but any other suggestions, feel free
regardless of that, how many people intend comimg out that night ? Plenty notice ...
On another note, winter training.Shall we book that hall again in Valhamra like last year?Was thinking 2nd week in January to start back or earlier if people want it.
Need to fix adate for our AGM as we are hosting next year and need to get an organising committee together
all the best

# 444 Europe GAA Championship Finals Preview

The third and final round of the 2012 European Men’s & Ladies Gaelic Football Championship takes place this weekend in Maastricht Holland, where record team participation and close table standings, promises one of the most exciting European finals ever.

Some 500 players from over 30 teams representing 10 countries will be in action at the impressive Stichting Sportpark West complex in Maastricht and with tight races in men’s and ladies football, and the largest number of teams ever for the men’s shield event – including several brand new clubs -  the finals promise an intriguing spectacle this Saturday Nov 10.

Here to preview this year’s finals is Europe GAA PRO Brian Clerkin.
In the latter part of the podcast we report on the recent inaugural Adige Cup between two new clubs from Italy – Ascaro Rovigo Gaelic Football and Padova Gaelic Football.

Night Out Update

Was wondering what the uptake is for our end of season night out? Who is coming?

Billy has been looking out at some stuff. What about the following ?

Biljardpalatset have a package for 300 sek (per person) that gives you an hours free pool and "American BBQ buger on prime rib with bacon & cheddar cheese, bacon, seasoned fries, salad and BBQ sauce - with soft drink " or veggie equivalent.

What do you think? It is grand and central & we could head anywhere after. Would not have to stay there all night. Its not confirmed but any other suggestions, feel free to suggest/comment...

Regardless of that, how many people intend comimg out that night? Plenty notice...

A little bit of fun

The Substitute Episode 1
The first episode in the long awaited series, Colm experiments with some new training methods in order to counteract his footballing achilles heel, being shit.

# 440 Euros Round 2 Vienna Podcast

The second round of this year’s European Gaelic Football Championships took place last weekend in the lovely city of Vienna Austria with much at stake towards the naming of overall champions in men’s and ladies football.

After Round 1 in Copenhagen last month, 2011 Men’s Championship winners Guernsey Gaels were leading the way followed by Luxembourg, while in the Ladies, five in row European bidders Belgium A, held top spot but rivals Holland were snapping at their heals in second spot, and in the Men’s Shield competition, Malmo were the form team followed by Copenhagen.

There were 24 teams in action at the Sportzentrum complex last Saturday and European GAA PRO Brian Clerkin gives us this report.

Various Gbg team photos

For those on FB....
Various Team Photos - In GOTHENBURG GAA (Photos)

Christmas Night out

Saturday, 24 November 2012
Saturday Nov 24th was set as the Gothenburg GAA christmas hooly.
Details and venues to follow but are all ok with the date ? Let us know....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dubai Duty Free Gulf Gaelic Games, March 22nd 2013

Dear All
Apologies for the group email, but I would like to formally extend an invitation to you all to take part in the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Gulf Gaelic Games to be held here in Dubai on the weekend of Friday March 22nd next. I have attached the official invitation and flyer for the competition, and with the strength of GAA in mainland Europe expanding every year, it would be fantastic to have some European teams at next years event.
We have had the pleasure of hosting teams from Ireland, UK, mainland Europe, South Africa, India and Asia as well as the Middle East, and I would like to add more European teams that the one we have hosted in the past 5 years.
The main bullet points to note are as follows:
  • The tournament will be held on Friday March 22nd in the Emirates Sevens Complex here in Dubai. The GGG has grown tremendously in past years and we had over 600 players this March. We hope this trend continues in '13. The Sevens is a world class facility, which has impressed every travelling team we have been fortunate enough to host. 
  • The format in all codes is 9 players a side, from a panel of 12 and the games are 7 minutes per half.
  • Accommodation varies wildly in the city from 7 star luxury to much more affordable accommodation. We can cater to your every need. We have the experience now of hosting this for many years and I have an excellent team in place that will help make your stay in Dubai truly memorable. Basic accommodation can be found for as little as €30 pp sharing per night. 
  • Currently flights start at approx €450 ex  Sweden / Norway / Finland and ideally you would fly on Wednesday and back the Sunday. Flights into Dubai or Abu Dhabi will be fine as they are close to each other.
  • The standard of Gaelic Games has progressed to a very competitive level, and it surprises visiting teams just how skilful, determined and tough the players here are, so you can expect a good challenge across the codes.
  • This is a unique chance to play against teams from other parts of the world that you may never experience again. This is a huge attraction for teams coming to Dubai, not just the great weather and craic here, but on a GAA level, this is one competition that is unlike every other.
  • We will have inter-county referee's from Ireland on duty to ensure the quality and safety of play while maximising the enjoyment for each player at all times. 
Please have a look at the attached and come back to me with any queries you may have. 
Kind Regards,

GGG 13 Invitation
GGG 2013 Flyer

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter October 2012 - Part 1

Hello all and welcome to the October edition of Gothenburg GAA newsletter ( Part 1 )
Im in the middle of writing a season review but I just want to let you know of current happenings.Its been a marvellous year for us with the establishment of our ladies team and our involvement in a lot of top-class matches and tournaments.Its always good to commend good achievements and i just want to inform you of the following:
Gothenburg GAA becomes part of Europe
For the second year running ,Gothenburg GAA was represented on the Europe team which played in the annual St.Jude 's 7 a side Junior competition in Dublin in Septemeber All-ireland weekend.This is a very high standard competition where the junior A football champs from all 32 counties send a 7 a side panel.This year Mal Keenan represented Gothenburg and he played with distinction and reached the semi-final.A report on the tournament can be found also on the current European GAA newsletter, ( the link is on the Gothenburg GAA facebook page ) .
In a huge first for the club, Gothnburg was also represented in the Ladies European team which took place in an All-ireland 7 's tournament last weekend.A big shout out to Mia who I must say has been an amazing ambassador for the club this year travelling all the way from Tailinn to Templogue representing us.Well done Mia.....
Christmas Night out
Saturday Nov 24th has been set as the Gothenburg GAA christmas hooly.Details and venues to follow but are all ok with the date ? Let us know
Part 2 of the newsletter will follow next week ...
Gothenburg Abu !

European Ladies 7's make it to Final in Na Fianna's Ladies 7's Tournament

Here are the results of the team Europe who attended the Na Fianna International tournament (29th sept 2012). There were 2 groups of 3 teams each.
Group 2
Europe 1-6 Ranelagh Gaels   1-4, Europe 4-5  Na Fianna (2)  2-3

Semi -Finals Europe 3-7 Na Fianna 1-6

 FINAL Na Fianna (2)  3-5  Europe 1-4

Final Classification 1.  Na Fianna 2; 2.  Europe; 3.  St. James' Gaels; 4.  Na Fianna 1; 5.  Dulwich Harps; 6.  Ranelagh Gaels

- Ciara Mulligan (Stockholm Gaels)
- Emer Kelly
- Silvia Sanz (Munich Colmcilles)
- Emma O’Connor
- Caragh O’Connor
- Jane Brennan (Belgium GAA)
- Mia Bira (Gothenburg Gaels)
- Maeve Breen
- Chiara Sandonà (Rovigo)
- Mònica Duran (Barcelona Gaels)
Shane McDonnell Coach (Lyon)

European Mens 7's Team Finish Third in Saint Jude's Tournament

Top right, Shay O'Doherty European Mens Football Officer, Airy Cleere Gurnsey,Brian Stokes Stockholm,James Flavin , Danny Craven both Den Hague.Declan Graham Stockholm. Front row Mark OKane Stockholm,Dave Barrett Belgium,conor McHugh Gurnsey,Mal Keena Gottenburg,Michael Lynch malmo
Results: St Judes v EU. 5-4 v 3-5 Shercock v EU. 1-5 v 0-4 Bredagh v EU. 1-7 v 1-7 Kilmacanogue v EU. 0-4 v 3-4 1/4 finial Hospital/Herbertstown v EU. 3-3 v 1-11 Semi O'Donnells v EU. 4-2 v 0-7

Latest Edition of the European GAA Ezine

Lads and Ladies, Drum roll please Europe GAA's Fifth eZINE with news, results, podcasts, pictures, events and build up is now launched. Spread the word, lets get it out there, fantastic things are happening in European GAA.

Brian Clerkin PRO

# 435 Pan Euro 2 Vienna Preview

In today’s Podcast we look ahead to Round 2 of the Pan European Men’s & Ladies Gaelic Football Championships which take place this weekend for the first time ever in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
On Saturday some 23 teams from across the continent will be in action at the Sportzentrum stadium with five competing in the men’s championship, ten in the ladies and a further eight in the men’s shield.
Here to preview Round 2 is European GAA PRO Brian Clerkin.

# 427 Pan Europe Round 1 Podcast

The Little Mermaid city of Copenhagen, Denmark played host last weekend to the first round of the 2012 Pan Europe GAA Football Championships with highly competitive games the order at the Kløvermarken Sports Complex.
Teams from 23 clubs across 10 countries were on hand to battle it out for first round points with 2011 European champion Guernsey favorites in the men’s championship and last year’s Ladies championship winners Belgium hoping for a good start to land an unprecedented five titles in succession.
European GAA PRO Brian Clerkin was in Copenhagen and he gives us a full rundown on Pan Europe Round 1 .

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pan Europen Football Copenhagen Build Up

PRO Europe

Evening all,
Some build up of the upcoming European Pan European Tournament in Copenhagen.


Brian Clerkin European GAA PRO

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter September 2012

Hello all and welcome to Gothenburg GAA newsletter for September .. here is the latest news !!
Training will take place next Tuesday 4 september at Kviberg ( Pitch 17 ) .Even though the season is nearly finished and not everyone is attending Copenhagen, we would ask everybody to attend so that  a/ the people going to Copenhagen get good match practice and b / for the fitness itself.The weather is good for next week so no excuses !!!
Training also takes place on Hisingen ( Bjurslattskolan )  as an additional session on thursday... see facebook for more details... try and make the Tuesday one though !!
Pan-Euros Copenhagen
Information on those attending and travel details etc will be sent on an additional mail but in short,we are sending a full ladies team and more than likely the boys wull be combining with Oslo for the mens competition.Quite an historic day in that for the first time in the clubs history we will be sending two teams to a European GAA competition.After a very successful Malmo competition, the hunger is there now to kick on and achieve something great in Copenhagen .
Gothenburg GAA Golf Classic
On Saturday September 8th , Gothenburg GAA is holding the 2nd edition of the Gothenburg GAA Golf classic at Lerjedalen GK Gunnilse.This fundraising event will hopefully raise some much needed funds for the club.There has been a good take up so far but the more the merrier.Even if you d'ont play golf , it would be great if you could attend later in the day for the craic and help out the club and have some drinks at the bar and meet members of the club.I am trying to organise music that evening but if u are musically inclined , bring it along for a good sing-song.The buffet dinner in the evening time will be 50 sek and i will have further info on times etc during the week.Also, we are having a raffle of spot prizes.We have some already but if you or your companies could donate something small for the day, we'll promise them a link on our webite.The proceeds of the raffle will go to Cancer Research Sweden so all in all, a very good reason to come along.Even though the golf is finished early afternoon,we would still like people to come along and spend and evening with friends and foe alike.( If you are taking the bus , the nearest bus stop is Angereds Kyrka.You can get the 521 mot Stenared from Polhelmplatsen or the Orange express mot Gråbo from Centralstationen.)
Fundraising and Sponsorship
There has been some great work in the last few weeks with this.Mia has worked so hard and procured some sponsorship with a / the Lokal Bar and restaurang and b / her father 's company.Therese Nordberg has also procured sponsorship from her contact company .All of these monies are going towards the buying of the ladies new kit ( which is richly deserved.) There is hopefully an express order winging its way to the Irish company next week so that the ladies will have their new kit for Copenhagen( fingers crossed )
In other areas, I have been in negotiations with North and South pub and restaurant on Viktoriagatan about possible future sponsorship and having a fundraising quiz night over the winter.I hope to have some news in the next few weeks but the quiz is a definite goer with the possibility that we may take a percentage of the takings that night.Details still have to be ironed out.
New members
We 'd like to shout out a big welcome to Triona Byrne who arrives to us from Kildare in Ireland.Triona is here to study and will only be with us for a short while but is up for the game and the craic ! Triona is a camogie player back home but will give the big ball game a lash nonetheless..
welcome Triona and we hope you enjoy your stay.Anything we can do to help , just let us know !!
Gothenburg GAA abu !!!
Is mise le meas
Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA Club

The draws for Saturday II

Hello all

Just a quick note to all.

Now it seems Malmo do NOT have players to give us ( for the men )  so we'll just have to wait and see what we get down there ... just found this out about an hour ago.

See ye saturday


The draws for Saturday

Hey all
Some comments
  1. We will have to leave at 5.30 am sharp  nowfrom outside the Dubliners .First match for the Gothenburg  ladies is 9am and its a 3hr plus drive.The ladies will have to go straight to the dressing rooms and change and then Kevin or myself  will take you for a warm up. .( Mia & Stina... make sure you get there in time !).Ridiculous  time to start.I will try and see can we get our start time changed but i dont think so.The schedule is as follows :
Ladies... Match1 vs Stockholm  9am
               Match 2 vs Belgium    11am
              Match 3 vs Holland 1pm
Mens  Match 1 vs Paris / Lyon    9.40am
           Match 2 vs Belgium B       11am.
For the first match, we will have a coach/ trainer on the sideline  for the ladies and will try and do same for 2nd match even though mens and ladies start at the same time..These things never go to plan so we may be fine.
It says on the PDF that the changing rooms are very close to the evening venue but the plan is ( pending our involvement in finals ) is that once both teams are ready , we pile back into the minibus and head straight for the hotel.The latest the men can be finshed pitchside  is 5pm and for the ladies 6.30pm.Oncewe are ready at the hotel , we head straight out to the Venue where the meal is on.I guarantee it will not start at 7.30pm and even if it does , the queues will be long for the food.So the plan is to stay a while and take the minibuses back into town for whoever wants to go back in.This will save time and effort as taxis from there will be a nightmare with people wanting to go back into town from the meal venue.We deposit the buses either back at the hotel or at an overnight carpark in the centre and then head into town.. We found pictures of the venue and basically it is a local townhall with tables and chairs with a kitchen attached.With upwards of 250 players , the place will be choccers.!!!!
have a look at the attached file and any questions let me know ... see ye all bright and early now !!!


Between 27 and 30 September 2012, Ireland Literature Exchange, in co-operation with the Irish Embassy in Stockholm, will host a showcase of Irish authors at the Göteborg Book Fair.
This will be a unique opportunity for readers and publishers of literature in Nordic territories to experience Irish literature in a live and stimulating way.
Seminars and special interviews, held at venues around the fair, will see award-winning writers Colm Tóibín, Paul Muldoon, Siobhán Parkinson, Kevin Barry, Paul Murray, John Boyne, Sebastian Barry and Éilís Ní Dhuibhne reading from their work and talking about subjects as wide-reaching as the writer and the city, children's writing and historical writing.

Details about Copenhagen trip

Hello all
The following people have confirmed they will travel to Copenhagen.Not all will play though.
Jessica / Madde / Mia / Triona / Stina / Josefin / Therese ( injured & c'ant play) / Maria Grundstrom ( may still travel but probably wont play )
Arjet & Siret from Estonia have to confirm if they will travel but even so the numbers are still pretty good.More than likely we will be asked to take players from other teams so it will be a long and busy day,
Adrian / Billy / Paul / Moses / Stephen / Niall / Kevin H ( injured but may play) / Daniel ( injured ) / Jakey ( management ) .We have asked Oslo to join with us and they have yet to confirm.
That means have max 15 travelling.
Travel details
We will be travelling down on the morning of the tournament.That means an early start .We ''ll meet at our usual place (Jet Station Heden ) at  5.45am on Saturday morning 15 september.Ready to go for 6am.Paul is taking the minibus from Volvo and Jakey is driving his car.Stina and Mia are travelling down on the Friday so if somebody wants to travel with Stina 's car,talk to Stina. ( she has her own travel plans ) Otherwise , the remainder will leave on Saturday morning.
Cost breakdown for CPH trip ( provisional ) & accomodation details
Based on the following ie  travelling down same morning in cars/taking the bridge/staying one night only.
 We are staying at the Hotel Saga
 Colbjornsensgade 18-20, Copenhagen, DenmarkDK 1652.
See the web page itself for more details and seems a nice gaffe.!
See below the booking information and pricing info.I have booked places for 16 people as things can happen on the day of the tournament etc.I have already paid the deposit .
The rooms I have booked are 2 x 4 people sharing / 1 x 5 people sharing / 1 x 3 people sharing.
 Reference number: 4304-7670142
Name: William Finn
Check-in: 15/09/12
Check-out: 16/09/12
Nights: 1

Room details: Budget 5 person (Shared bathroom)
People: 5
Cost per person: SEK 249.14
Total: SEK 1,245.70
Room details: Budget 4 person (Shared bathroom)
People: 8
Cost per person: SEK 260.21
Total: SEK 2,081.68
Room details: Budget Triple (Shared bathroom)
People: 3
Cost per person: SEK 276.82
Total: SEK 830.46
Total: SEK 4,157.84
10.00% payment *: SEK 415.78
Booking Fee: None
Total Paid**: SEK 415.78
Balance due on departure ***: SEK 3,742.06
Petrol and bridge costs
Cost is 375 Sek per trip so total cost for 2 cars for trip both ways is 1500 sek.With 14/15 people travelling by car this breaks down to 100 sekper person ( maybe 90 sek ).Petrol costs for 2 cars is maybe 120 per person so total costs for petrol and bridge per person  ----- 220 sek per person .

tournament fee
based on previous fees, i would expect the fee to be around 300 sek which will include evening  dinner,lunch and water drinks throughout the day,
In effect the cost break down is ( per person)
accomodation - 280 sek max
petrol and bridge - 100 sek
tournament fee ( may be actually lower but we'll take 300 sek as the normal figure ) - 300 sek
 = 680 sek per person ( max )
The good news is that with the fundraising golf event next weekend , we will be able to partially if not totally offset one of these costs so its in your and the clubs best interests that you help and bring along some people ( & money ) to the fundraiser next week...!!!!
think thats it .if youve anymore questions or your plans or changing . please text or let me know on 072 3704037.There s nothing worse than being told at the last minute ... !!!
Thanks all and here s to a cracking weekend in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Tournament Information Pack / Gothenburg GAA Golf Classic

Hello all
Please see attached Copenhagen tournament information pack .Please review .As it says, the email for the actual draws will follow.Hopefully , our matches ( mens and ladies ) w'ont clash so we can watch and support each other's games.We ll discuss coaches and mentors for both on training next Tuesday.
Good idea to print out a copy and just have it with you
As it says on the pack, the reg fee is 250 dkk.Please ensure you bring money ( Danish ) with you to the pitch etc.There is no ATM not even close to the pitch and the treasurer appreciates that all the money is given in one go,,, ideally at registration time.( easier just to get it out of the way ) .So therefore we will collect the money( Danish money  that morning either on the bus or cars or at the pitch that morning.
This is the final list of people that are playing /  attending / means of trasnsport .Im sure there will be a veg option at the dinner as there has been no set menu sent out.I would say its buffet with a mix of everything .
Jessica ( playing ) meal requirement forwarded to CPH / in car Saturday
Madde ( playing / in car Saturday )
Triona ( playing / in car Saturday )
Josefin ( playing / in car Saturday )
Therese ( not playing / in car Saturday )
Caoimhe ( playing / in car Saturday )
Grace ( playing / in car Saturday )
Laura (playing / in car Saturday )  
Billy ( playing / in car Saturday )
Adrian ( playing / in car Saturday )
Paul Curley ( playing / in car Saturday )
Niall ( playing / in car Saturday )
Daniel ( not playing / in car Saturday )
Stephen ( playing / in car Saturday )
Moses ( playing / in car Saturday )
Kevin ( not playing / in car Saturday )
Jakey ( not playing / in car Saturday )
Mia ( playing / travelling Friday )
Stina ( playing / travelling Friday )
Please advise me asap if you intend to stay for dinner etc as i need to advise Copenhagen of the final numbers of players / dinner / lunch packs etc by next Sunday 9th.
Also based on the above numbers travelling by car Saturday ( 17 )  , we may need an extra car now as we only have 14 places in the 2 cars currently ( 9 seater and regular 5 seater )  .Stina, could you take someone Friday if they are willing to go down or Josefin, would you be willing to drive your car on Saturday.
Just found out today that Oslo will not be joining with the men.They only have 3 to travel so are not coming.That means we will be Gothenburg on our own with players from other teams.
GAA Classic
All the players are now down for the Gothenburg GAA classic.To those who are not playing but are members of the club , it would be great if some of you came along after 1pm and helped with the raffle.We have a few prizes and the golf club have other societies there as well on the day so there should be a good crowd..Also, i know its last minute but if any one can bring raffle prizes on the day it would be great.Its all for the club and if no-one from the club is there,it kind of defeats the purpose.For those of you coming , the provisional order of the day is
8am - 9am .. Tee off times (
BBQ Buffet available in restaurant from midday on.( Cost 50 sek ) so thats a good time to make ye re way out to the clubhouse.The golf club is busy on saturday so make sure you get the food ....
12:30 pm to 2.30pm  -- golfers will start to arrive back to clubhouse .
3pm on .. chill and chat,..
Selling of raffle tickets will be ongoing from midday on.
Golf  Prize giving ceremony between 4pm and 5pm
Raffle to take place before or after prize giving ceremony.
After that, chill out relax , have a few beers and lets get our strategies set for next weekend.
The golf restaurant is owned and run by Kevin Moorhouse, our president , and his wife Tina so we'll also be helping and supporting their business.A big thanks to Tina for doing the food and helping organise the tee off times with the  golf club.
As i said,any musicians among ye , please come out.There is a fine pool table out there so we maybe could have a pool comp or i could even bring one of my quizzes if there is enough of a crowd.Sure what else would you be doing on a saturday evening ?
Otherwise see ye all at training on Tuesday evening thereafter ...

Training / other news / Copenhagen trip II

Hello all
Afer a good session again at training at Thursday night , the following is the situation as regards the Copenhagen trip.
The following people will not be attending for work / family reasons ( totally forgivable) !!!
Eoin / Tom / Mal / Declan / David
The following people may be travelling pending confirmation & recovery from injury
Kevin / Ossian
The following men are willing to travel although not all will play
Billy / Stephen / Adrian / Paul / Moses / Niall / Daniel ( injured and cant play ) , Jakey ( mgt )
The following ladies are willing to travel
Jessica / Mia/Therese / Stina / Madde / Josefin ( subject to confirmation) / Maria ( pending recovery from injury ) / Delia ( pending confirmation ) / Triona Byrne ( new girl pending confirmation ) Malin Kentsdotter and  .2 other new girls who may be joining and travelling.
Siret & Arja ( I think thats her name )  from Tailinn will also be joining Gothenburg on the day,
That makes 6 men definite players , 2 maybe 's
 8 girls and 2 maybe's plus 2 from Tailinn.
As per discussions and cost considerations, its been decided to travel down early from Gothenburg the morning of the tournament.We will have the minibus from Volvo ( from Paul -- blame Volvo last time) and 1 or 2 other cars if needed.
To that end , I really need to know quickly if u are travelling.I am trying to book accomodation by Monday night and the places in the last place where we stayed ( Danhostel city ) are going fast.Please let me know either by text / call / email reply to this mail if you are travelling or otherwise.( my new nr is 072 370 4037 ) .Based on numbers above , i will book places for 16 people for the saturday night only.
As the Gothenburg men will not have a full team ,we have asked Oslo if they would consider joining forces on the day,They will also not have a full panel on the day and they are currently considering the sure we'll hear back soon.
Finally, there is an outside chance that the girls will have their own kit on the day,Negotiations are going on behind the scenes will buyer & supplier.Hopefully this will happen but lets wait and see.
We have secured tee times at Lerjedalen GK onSaturday  september 8th between 9 and 11 am for our annual Gothenburg GAA golf classic.I will be creating a facebook event once i have confirmed cost details with the golf club but it will be in the region of 400 sek for dinner and green fees with a portion of fees going to the club.Please let me know if you or a golfing friend wish to play.Due to issue from last year , the club have imposed a no hackers policy with people at least being able to play golf only been asked to play.( preferably with a golf ID or other foreign membership ) .However, all are welcome on the day as we may be able to have some music on the day and the club have a great selection of beers on hand.More details to follow once i have numbers etc.we have 6 x 4 fourball tee times  ( 24 players ) so it would be great if we could fill those spots.
There may also be a table quiz before September 15th ( either 5th or 12 th septemer ) at North & South on Viktoriagatan where i do the pub quiz.Details to be worked out but we may be able to take a percentage from the bar that night.Keep watching this space ....!!!
Overall, please get  back to me asap about the Copenhagen trip and the golf.Time is pressing !!!!!
Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA club ...

Training / other news / Copenhagen trip

Following a very successful Malmo trip , our thoughts now turn towards training and preparation for Copenhagen.There will be full match reports from Malmo soon but first we need to get important details sorted out first .
Training re commences this Thursday at 7pm on Hisingen.Please look up Gothenburg GAA s facebook page for directions etc.
Copenhagen Pan Euros
The first thing we need to know is who is actually intent on going.Due to proximity of tournament, we needto know who is going either by training on Thursday or latest  next Sunday 26th,----
Cost breakdown for CPH trip ( provisional )
Based on the following
a- travelling down same morning in cars/taking the bridge/staying one night only.
(based on 16 people travelling with people staying in 2 x 6persons private rooms and 1 x4 persons private Danhostel City Copenhagen )
3627 sek divided by 16 - 225 sek
1 nights accomodation - 225 per person
2 nights accomodation - 550 per person
if we are staying 2 nights round that up to 550 sek for 2 nights
petrol & bridge fee
based on 1 borrowed minibus and 2 cars
150 sek per person and fee of 750 sek per car ( this breaks down to 50 sek per person ) - 200 sek per person
tournament fee
based on previous fees, i would expect the fee to be around 300 sek
accomodation  -
1 nights accomodation - 225 per person
2 nights accomodation - 550 per person
petrol & bridge fee
 200 sek per person  
tournament fee
300 sek per person
in effect if we stay the two nights is 1000 plus kronor ( 1 night 725 sek )in total.
These figures are without any donation from Gothenburg GAA club but will hope to alleviate some of the cost on people within the next 3 weeks.We are currently trying to work out a last minute sponsorship strategy and submit it in the next week.if we get it,we will have funds for Copenhagen.

Otherwise, if u re not doing anything this or any other wednesday night, I resume as quizmaster at North & South American sports bar this Wednesday at 7pm on Viktoriagatan.I am discussing a possible date for a fundraiser quiz with them as well as making it our official meeting place ....


The Draw for Round 3 Malmo

Just in case you did nt get it...heres the draw for Saturday.

as it stands, the ladies will be prepped by myself and Declan.Jakey is not going now due to a family sickness.We will warm up together and will stay for the first half of your match.Declan will stay until the end of your first game.

Same thing for your 2nd match.we'll have to see how it works out as these times are never stuck to.but we'll try and have someone on the sidelines for you at all times...

i can take no more accomodation cancellations .if u cancel now, u will have to pay...!!!

lets get it on !!!


Ok ladies & gents,

here is the draw for Saturday. Apologies for the delay as unfortunately Copenhagen Ladies have dropped out so the CCC had to rewrite the draw. 

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday for a great day! 

Forecast for Saturday.....perfect....warm, cloudy, no rain!

Inline images 1

Is mise le meas

Joe Whelan
Secretary Malmö GAA Club, Sweden
Runaí CLG Malmö, An tSúlainn

RTE radio documentary II

 Background to the RTE person who will be there in Malmo on Saturday ...
Pat O'Mahony  wrote:
Hello all,

Thanks Philip for the introduction.

I have indeed been fortunate enough to get funding to make an RTÉ Radio 1 documentary that will feature the final leg of the Scandinavian Championships in Mal this weekend so look forward to meeting some/all of you there.

The documentary, A Silver Lining, will primarily be a look at how the ongoing recession in Ireland has affected the GAA abroad, as told through the eyes of the Stockholm Gaels in particular.  For instance, many argue that the devastation caused at club and county level here in Ireland by emigration has actually benefitted foreign clubs so assessing this will be high on my agenda.  I'll also be interested to see the role these clubs play in assimilating both new arrivals and the local native communities.

Saturday sounds like it should be a blast, whatever the outcome on the pitch.

If in the meantime any of you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

PS. No, sadly I won't have any room for crisps, tea bags or rashers.  :)


RTE radio documentary

FYI ...
 No swearing on the radio  next week !!
Philip O'Connor  wrote:
A chairde,

I'd like to thank the Tallinn and Helsinki clubs for a brilliant day last Saturday - their appearance on the seen has been a fantastic boost for us all. Tallinn organised a great event and Helsinki played some good football- the future bodes well for the region.

I recently got the good news that RTE have commissioned a radio documentary about us here in Scandinavia - they're sending a producer (Pat O'Mahony) to join us in Stockholm next week, where he'll then take part in the minibus drive down and attend the Malmö tournament on the Saturday. 

On the day he'll be recording short interviews with players, partners and friends alike, as well as capturing the atmosphere of the biggest tournament of the year. It's a great opportunity for us to keep European GAA on the agenda back home and to continue the work that our region has been doing in terms of lifting the profile of the games abroad. 

Pat will be in touch with you all soon to introduce himself - I've worked with him before and he is both a consummate professional and a very decent fella (for a Kildare man)...

Looking forward to seeing you all at the final tournament of the season next week! 

Best Regards,

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Malmo Tournament Info Pack 18/08/2012

Please see attached info pack for the weekend next week, I'll be doing out the paperwork. Everybody's food order has been sent through and we'll finalise stuff at Tuesday nights training ....
Any questions, let me know
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: secretary.malmo europe
Subject: Malmo Tournament Info Pack 18/08/2012

Hello everyone,
Please find attached info pack for the upcoming final round of the 2012 Nordic Gaelic Football Championship. Included in the pack is information about Malmö, transport and of course the tournament & facilities and after party.
Also attached are:
a) Team Disclaimer - To be completed & signed by all players and given in during registration.
b) Team List - To be completed for each game and given to the referee (alternatively you can use the GAA registration system to print team sheets-
c) Team Registration - To be completed ASAP and sent to both &
Please also update the spreadsheet with meal requirements and numbers attending. i.e. Specify total number of players/non-players and also totals for "Full Day" "Lunch & Play" etc
The draw is complete and will follow in another mail over the weekend.  
Please don't hesitate to call me on the number below or via mail.
Please bring hurleys with you if you can. 
Poc Fada before the final!
Is mise le meas
Joe Whelan
Secretary Malmö GAA Club, Sweden
Runaí CLG Malmö, An tSúlainn

RTE radio documentary

FYI ...
No swearing on the radio  next week !!
Philip O'Connor wrote:

A chairde,

I'd like to thank the Tallinn and Helsinki clubs for a brilliant day last Saturday - their appearance on the seen has been a fantastic boost for us all. Tallinn organised a great event and Helsinki played some good football- the future bodes well for the region.

I recently got the good news that RTE have commissioned a radio documentary about us here in Scandinavia - they're sending a producer (Pat O'Mahony) to join us in Stockholm next week, where he'll then take part in the minibus drive down and attend the Malmö tournament on the Saturday. 

On the day he'll be recording short interviews with players, partners and friends alike, as well as capturing the atmosphere of the biggest tournament of the year. It's a great opportunity for us to keep European GAA on the agenda back home and to continue the work that our region has been doing in terms of lifting the profile of the games abroad. 

Pat will be in touch with you all soon to introduce himself - I've worked with him before and he is both a consummate professional and a very decent fella (for a Kildare man)...

Looking forward to seeing you all at the final tournament of the season next week! 
Best Regards,

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Info part 3:Food Options

Let Billy know in relation to the following as soon as possible:

Hi all,
Preparations are in full swing and we're really hoping to make this a very enjoyable weekend for everyone.
A couple of things........
As its Malmo Festival, our sponsors Fagans will be quite hectic that day so they have asked us get numbers for food so they can plan the kitchen that day. We would be very grateful if you could contact your members about the food options and then let us know.
There are 3 food options
a) Beef Burger
b) Vegetarian Burger
c) Steak
All are accompanied by salad & house fries.
We have tried to keep costs to a minimum so it would not affect the fee for you for the day. We have managed to keep the day fee at 250 SEK but for those ordering steak we've been forced to add 25 SEK due to the extra cost of that dish.

Malmö Info part 2:Numbers & Travel

Numbers can finally be confirmed for Malmö:
Male Players: Niall/Eoin/Stephen/Tom/Mal/
Female Players: Mia/Therese/Stina/Maria/Malin/Jessica/Madeline/Josefin
Management - Dec/Jakey/Kevin

As per agreement, we will travel down on Friday night. We will leave from Heden Katolska Kyrkan/opposite the Jet Station and beside the Ullevi Tennis Klub.
Same place as last time at 6.30 sharp. As it stands, we will be driving down by car (Billy & Jakey & Moses car / Paul is trying to get a minibus from Volvo).

Malmö Info part 1:Cost Breakdown

1. Reg fee for tournament - 250 sek (this includes lunch/water/evening meal).All dietary requirements have been passed onto Malmo GAA.
2. Hostel --- Just a quick note to update all on everything.
Please see below revised cost of accomodation .. theres very little difference.! I suggest the snorers take the double room ( not pointing at anyone Niall and Jakey )!!!!
One double room 2 nights 1000 sek ( 250sek/ person/night)
3-bedroom 2 nights 1260 sek ( 210/p/n)
Two 4-bedrooms 2 nights 3360 sek (210/p/n)
One 6-bedroom 2 nights 2520 sek ( 210/p/n)
Theres a bed free on the Friday night as tom is now travelling Saturday morning ....
Also, Maria is travelling but not playing.She hurt herself water skiing!! Aaagh Maria
3. Petrol ... for those travelling in the cars , a donation towards petrol costs would be gratefull accepted .. maybe 70 sek each would be grand.

All in all the cost per person attending the tournament who are travelling and staying for the whole event will be approximately 700 -750 sek per person. I know this is an outlay but as always we need funds to survive and that means bigger and better fundraising ideas. Gothenburg GAA will do their best to subsidise travel or something on the trip but it will not amount to much. Also I really appreciate the effort people put in and their efforts to attend. It really is what the club is all about!!

Training Schedule / Malmo Tournament Information Update

Hello all again
Just a quick note to update all on everything.

Please see below revised cost of accomodation .. theres very little difference.! I suggest the snorers take the double room ( not pointing at anyone Niall and Jakey )!!!!
    One double room 2 nights 1000 sek ( 250sek/ person/night)
   One 3-bedroom 2 nights 1260 sek ( 210/p/n)
   Two 4-bedrooms 2 nights 3360 sek (210/p/n)
   One 6-bedroom 2 nights 2520 sek ( 210/p/n)
Theres a bed free on the Friday night as tom is now travelling Saturday morning ....
Also, Maria is travelling but not playing.She hurt herself water skiing!! Aaagh Maria

Bad enough turnout on Tuesday for training .Thanks niall for taking it.We need absolutely everyone from both teams to attend training next Tuesday night.( no excuses !!!!) We need to discuss plans and tactics and get the head and mind in shape for Saturday .Lets build up our famed team spirit and then get on RTE radio and tell Eire how we beat all before us...!!!!!

Daniel and Jessica are having training in Hisingen tonight so please attend as well if you can.The more work we do the better !!!

is mise le meas

Liam O Finn

Training Schedule / Malmo Tournament Information

Hi all
OK - numbers can finally be confirmed for Malmo .
Players ....Male ------- Niall / Eoin   / Stephen / Tom / Mal / Adrian / Daniel / Billy / Paul / Moses / David
Players .... Female --------Mia / Therese / Stina / Maria / Malin / Jessica / Madeline / Josefin
Management - Dec / Jakey / Kevin
As per everybody 's agreement ,we will travel down on Friday night .We will leave from Heden Katolska Kyrkan / opposite the Jet Station and beside the Ullevi Tennis Klub.. same place as last time.) at 6.30 sharp.(latest 7pm ).As it stands, we will be driving down by car.( Myself & Jakey & Moses car / Paul is trying to get a minibus from Volvo.
The following people are making their own way down and not considered for transport.( David/Kevin)
The following people are not considered for accomodation (Kevin /  Stina/David/Tom - not for the Saturday night )
The following people are travelling up and down with cars  ---Niall / Eoin  / Stephen / Tom / Mal / Adrian / Daniel / Billy / Paul / Moses /  Mia / Therese  / Maria / Malin / Jessica / Madeline / Josefin /Dec / Jakey ...  ( 19 )
People staying at the hostel Friday night -  Niall / Eoin / Billy / Stephen / Tom / Mal / Adrian / Daniel  / Paul / Moses / Mia / Therese  / Maria / Malin / Jessica / Madeline / Josefin /Dec /Jakey  ( 19 )
People staying at the hostel Saturday night - Niall / Eoin  / Stephen  / Mal / Adrian / Daniel / Billy / Paul / Mia / Therese /  Maria / Malin / Jessica / Madeline / Josefin /Dec/Jakey/Moses ( 18 )
Cost Breakdown

  1. Reg fee for tournament  - 250 sek ( this includes lunch/water/evening meal ) All dietary requirements have been passed onto Malmo GAA.
       2.Hostel ---
The following room types have been booked :  2 x5 bed rooms and one 6 bed rooms.i am waiting on them to confirm one more 3 bed room.
The cost of the 5 bed room is 210 sek per person ( this is a 4 bed room rate so we may get it cheaper on the night.. ie 400 sek for the 2 nights.
The cost of the 6 bed room is 180 sek per night ... 360 sek for two nights.
Please see below info from their website and the costs of optional extras if you so wish ..I think the cleaning is a mandatory cost but ill confirm before we leave.In order to save costs, i would say to bring your own sheets,pillows and towels.

Welcome to Rut & Ragnars hostel

Rut & Ragnars is a hostel centrally near the cozy Möllevången, within walking distance to most of Malmö.

Our place has free wireless internet, TV in all private rooms, free parking, a laundry you can borrow, guest kitchen and everything else you would expect in a hostel including a good spirit :) or call us on +4640-611 60 60.

Important inforamtion:
Sheets and towels can be hired from us, otherwise you need too bring your own.
Cleaning: 70 SEK/person
Breakfast: 45 SEK
Sheets : 50 SEK
Towel: 20 SEK

All-in price (breakfast, sheets, towel): 100 SEK
you can  buy locks for the lockers in the dorm from us or you can bring your own.

3. Petrol ... for those travelling in the cars , a donation towards petrol costs would be gratefull accepted .. maybe 70 sek each would be grand.

All in all the cost per person attending the tournament who are travelling and staying for the whole event will be approximately 700 -750 sek per person.I know this is an outlay but as always we need funds to survive andthat means bigger and better fundraising ideas.Gothenburg GAA will do their best to subsidise travel or something on the trip but it will not amount to much.Also I really appreciate the effoer people put in and their efforts to attend .it really is what the club is all about.!!!

Training Schedule
we will train every Tuesday up until the tournament... ie 7th and 14th of august.also, Daniel and Jessica take additional  training on Thursdays in Hisingen.Look at Facebook for the directions.
lets get cracking.!!

Also, we will need a ladies kit for Malmo .Can we borrow the Gothenburg Celtics kit again ... ?? Niall, wouldyou mind taking this on again ?

Estonian Ladies Tournament
Congrats to Mia who attended the inaugural Estonian GAA Ladies tournament in Tailinn at the weekend.Fair play to her.. this is a big commitment to go and she deserves all the plaudits for getting out there and attending these tournaments!!!well done Mia... hope you had a good time.Also something to keep in mind.There will now be a direct flight from Gothenburg to Tailinn starting in Feb 2013.Achallenge match for both ladies and mens teams could be a great idea for next year....

is mise le meas
Liam O Finn
Gothenburg GAA

Thursday, August 2, 2012

GAA & the Göteborgs Idrottsallians in the Kulturkalaset

Hi All,
as you know Goteborg's Kulturkalaset runs from 14-19th August. As part of this there is an event organised by the Göteborgs Idrottsallians so that people can come along and see the following spots: Gaelic football, Australian and American football, baseball, softball, cricket, field hockey, lacrosse and ultimate frisbee. It is a perfect opportunity to show what the sport is about and to get new players.

See the following link for more information:

Joel has organised a meeting with the other clubs in the Idrottsallians for next week (6th of August @ 7 p.m. in Valhalla Landhockeys "clubrooms", von utfallsgatan). In this meeting it will be discussed what exactly will be done for the event in the Kulturkalaset.

More info will come later on. But please let me know ASAP if you could help out.


Training 31st July and other news

Hello all,
just a quick note to tell you all that mens and ladies training recommences tomorrow evening 31st July at 6.30 pm in Kviberg.(pitch17 ) your attendance is greatly appreciated.we have only a few weeks left to Malmo - its time to ramp it up and lets get cracking .!Kevin will take the mens training and ill take the ladies training.
The following people have now confirmed their attendance in Malmo.Travel details to be confirmed after training discussion but accomodation details have been confirmed and I will put them in another mail.
The following players are attending :
Male ------- Niall / Eoin / Billy / Stephen / Tom / Mal / Adrian / Daniel / Billy / Tom / Moses / Ossian ( still injured but yet may play and travel )
Female --------Mia  / Therese / Stina / Maria / Malin / Jessica / Madeline
Management -----Declan &  Jakey & Kevin ( Kevin not playing due to injury )
Please let me know soonest if more intend to travel.
We also received the bad news that the mens goalkeeper Micil Glennon suffered a broken leg last weekend and so is ruled out for malmo.Have a speedy recovery Mike !!!!!!!!
One more thing.I know there is a Facebook invite to exhibit our sport at the Kalaset in August as part of the Goteborg Idrottallians.Joel is looking for details as to who can take part in this event.We can talk more about it at training..

[Nordic Championship round 2] Find information pack! If you have any questions..

Find information pack! If you have any questions please don´t hesitate to ask :)

Facebook competition - Chance to fly home for an All-Ireland Final

FYI - please place on website/Facebook page and send to all members
Best regards

Tony Bass Secretary
A chara,

I wish to draw your attention to the ‘Nothing beats being there’ competition which went live on the Official GAA Facebook page recently.

The lucky winner is being offered the chance to fly one person home from abroad for the Football or Hurling All-Ireland final. The winning duo will also be given two nights accommodation in the Croke Park Hotel. 
The competition is exclusive to the Official GAA Facebook page and all details are explained within the competition itself. 

Attached to this email is a short news story and an image which I would greatly appreciate if you could upload it to the home page of your website to help spread this information and also send it out through your social media platforms you may have. 

The competition is open until Sunday, August 19 and any help you can give us in promoting it over the next few weeks would be greatly appreciated.

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

Alan Ó Meára/Alan O’Mara
GAA Rannóg Cumarsáide

Ladies nordic gaelic championsh​ip and friendly tournament for men

Hello all,
as per below, can you confirm who is going to Tailinn August 4th. I know about Mia. Who else is going? I may still be going but wont know till the weekend.


Hi all,
We have already received feedback from some of the clubs. We know that you most of the clubs can´t get the full men/ladies team travelling to Tallinn due to all the other great tournaments in Europe. But our intentions is to get at least 3 ladies and 3 men teams together. All the games will be if possible  9 a side. So even if you can´t get full team coming then we are waiting individual players so that we could have mixed team. 
Please let us know ASAP how many players are coming from your club. 
So far we know that from
Helsinki 10 men
Stockholm 2-3 men + 9 ladies
Gothenburg 2-3 men +1 lady
Malmö 0 players
Copenhagen 0 players
Regarding accommodation we have special offer from Swissotel (please find attached). If you want cheaper options then hopefully you will find something from the following list.
BW, Siret

European Football Team in All-Ireland 7's

Hello men,
please see below mail inviting players to represent European GAA at St.Jude's Junior All -ireland 7's. As I represented Gothenburg GAA last year, I can honestly say its a cracking weekend. Basically it would be no more than 2 from each club in Europe but its from both championship and shield sides.

The story goes (and I can't see it changing this year) is that flights and accomodation is paid for. You flind the flight yourself, pay for it and the amount is refunded to you before you go. The accomoodation is paid for by Euro GAA and its decent four-star accomodation sharing doube room with other Euro GAA team members.

So, who would be up for it? Let me know if you are interested. As for as I know,  it's All-Ireland weekend as well and I didn't know until I left that you also get an ALL-Ireland ticket thrown in if you stay around for the weekend.

All the best,

Dear Clubs,
as per recent years the ECB will be entering a European 7's Football team to play in the All-Ireland Junior 7's in St Judes Dublin on Saturday 22nd September.  Any player interested in playing in the team should make contact with myself by Tuesday 31st July as planning is underway for this event.
Can you please communicate to your members who may be interested.  

Yours sincerely
Shay O'Doherty
Football Officer ECB.

Friday, July 13, 2012

More Updates.

A huge congratulations to our ladies team who beat Malmo in their first competitive game two weeks ago!! Big thanks to all the ladies and to Declan & Daniel for helping with the organisation and being referee It is very much appreciated.

Also, well done to the four lads who competed in Oslo on the same day. We secured vital championship points which could be critical towards season end.

Last but not least, a big farewell to Catherine Hayes who returns to Ireland for 6 months on work placement. Catherine defines the spirit of the club with her drive and energy and she was hugely influential in not only recruiting members but contributed massively to our hugely successful Irish night and other fundraisers. See you soon Catherine and have a great time in Ireland !!!

Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA

Malmo Tournament August 18th (Accomodation & Details)

Hello all
Greetings from the scorching US mid-west ! Hope you are all having a great summer. The Malmo tournament is not for away and we need to get ourselves sorted for that weekend. As is stands, the following people are provisionally going to travel (based on replies to original mail). I will break it down by playing and non-playing.

Playing and travelling and requiring accomodation
  1. Eoin
  2. Billy
  3. Adrian
  4. Micil Glennon
  5. Daniel
  6. Paul
  7. Moses
  8. Mal ( needs to confirm if travelling and playing)
  9. Tom ( needs to confirm if travelling and playing)
  10. David ( needs to confirm if travelling and playing)
  11. Niall
  12. Peter ( needs to confirm if travelling & playing)
  13. Jessica
  14. Mia
  15. Madde

Travelling and requiring accomodation but non-playing 
   16. Kevin H ( injured )
   17.Declan R ( mgt )
   18 Jakey ( mgt )

Travelling and playing and not requiring accomodation 
   20. Ossian ( injured but yet still may play )

The following people need to let me know as soon as possible whether they are travelling or not 
Therese Nordberg / Maria / Delia / Nika / Stephen Gorman / Patrik / Mehdi/ Dan Erik / Patrik Karlsson/ Magnus .

Of course, if I've let any of the newcomers out, please pass on the request as to their intentions to travel. Even based on the above numbers, this looks like one of the strongest panels we'll have ever assembled at a tournament. Absolutely brilliant stuff..

Based on the above numbers, I've made a request for accomodation at Rut och Ragnars hostel on Spannehusvagen 77. We have stayed there before and the prices are reasonable and its fine and basic. I've made a provisional request for 16 people staying 2 nights so if your plans are different, please let me know soonest.

As for transport down, it looks like we may need drivers to volunteer but we ll know more as the numbers get confirmed.!!

Let 's get it on !!!!
Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA

Are ya strugglin to motivate your attendence in Malmö at next round of GAA Champtionship in August

Tks for the below Eoin
Talking of the Malmo tournament. We need to know who is travelling so we can book accomodation. We'll be travelling down on the Friday night and coming back Sunday afternoon. Also, let us know if you intend to travel to the Pan Euros on Sept 15th in Copenhagen as well. Might as well start booking accomodation.
Let me know as soon as you know and what your arrangments are ...
Eoin Ó Broin wrote:
Worry no more ´cos the same weekend there is a massive festival there!! See:
We can start the games at 6am on saturday so we can have a good day at the festival ;-)

A Warm Welcome to Oslo

Looking forward to seeing you in Oslo Lads,
Should be good times.
If you have any questions get back to me I will be happy to help
Paul (secretary.oslo.europe)
Oslo Info

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Göteborgs Idrottsallians - Testa football

Göteborgs Idrottsallians

Testa football, cricket, lacrosse m.m.


Vill du känna känslan av att göra en touchdown? Vågar du pröva dina vingar och testa på en specky? Eller vill du höra domaren ropa "Strike, your'e out!" efter det perfekta kastet?

Låter detta som något för dig? Kom då till Kanaltorget där du kan pröva australisk och amerikansk fotboll, baseball, softball, cricket, gaelic football, landhockey, lacrosse och ultimate frisbee.

Det spelar ingen roll vem du är, tjej eller kille, ung eller gammal, ALLA är välkomna!

Ta chansen!
Göteborgs Idrottsallians är ett samarbete mellan åtta olika idrotter som tillsammans vill uppmärksamma våra fantastiska idrotter. Tillsammans vill vi ge alla möjligheten att få testa idrotter som inte är speciellt vanliga i Sverige.

Tisdag 14/8 | Kanaltorget - 14.00 - 20.00

Onsdag 15/8 | Kanaltorget - 14.00 - 20.00

Torsdag 16/8 | Kanaltorget - 14.00 - 20.00

Fredag 17/8 | Kanaltorget - 14.00 - 20.00

Lördag 18/8 | Kanaltorget - 14.00 - 20.00

Gaelic football: Gothenburg Vs Malmö; Ladies Friendly!

Saturday @ 13:00 until 15:00
Kvibergs fotbollsplaner, Göteborg, Sweden

    Vår första vänskapsmatch!
Har ni ännu aldrig bevittnat Gaelic Football så är det dags nu!
Använd denna junieftermiddag till att mysa i gräset, heja på lagen eller skratta och peka när vi tappar bollen -kul för hela familjen!
Och göm inte bjuda in era vänner!

Our first friendly!
Have you yet not witnessed any Gaelic Football is this the time!
Invite all your friends and tell them to come cheer us on!

Mer info kommer - More info shortly!

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter June 2012

Hello all and welcome to the June edition of Gothenburg GAA newsletter.


June 19th is the last confirmed training session in Kviberg.This is mainly due to the fact that we d'ont and c'ant have it booked after June 19th.Of course, other sessions can be organised during July in Slottskogen but space is at a premium there and also after this weekend,midsummer and vacation kicks in so people may not be about.Training recommences for ladies and men on Tuesday 31st July.As the girls traim as well on Thursdays, itll be good to keep something going in july so they re right and ready for August tournaments.

Friendlies & Tournaments

On 30 th June ,Gothenburg GAA ladies will play their first ever friendly against Malmo GAA ladies at Kviberg at 1pm.Your support on this day for them is greatly appreciated.Unfortunately, it falls on the same day that our mens team compete in the 2nd round of the Nordic championship with the boys visting Oslo for the 1st time.We need some help with the following :

-- will someone from the guys team who isnt travelling to Oslo but staying in Gothenburg please act as mentor and trainer to the girls? They deserve to have someone on the sidelines.Both their trainers ( im in the States and Paul is in Oslo) are away and the girls have been putting in a tremendous amount of work this year.

--- we have use of the pitch but if someone could adapt the smaller soccer goals up there by just adding some wooden goalposts on the Friday night or the Saturday morning ? Otherwise, theyll just have to play into the soccer goals or adapt the Aussie posts which is far more work ?

--- Mia said she can organise kit for the ladies on the day but if anyone can get kit , please advise Mia so we are not left with any kit ?

Food will be served later in the Lokal off Drottninggatan after the match so please contact Mia for details .

Also, for the boys.If ye are intending travelling to Oslo , please advise myself or Paul Curley immediately.Paul is trying to organise accomodation in Oslo at a reasonable price but needs numbers.So far the people confirmed for travelling and staying one night are Moises,Ossian,Paul,Paul 's brother,friend of Paul.Magnus ( new guy ) is 50% sure of going and Niall is going subject to injury progression.David Burke and Keith Creamer are intending to travel and return same day.if we are short we'll be borrowing players from Oslo.A huge thank you to all who are going as I know how much of a commitment it is.Also, for any new people going, we need your personal details so they can be registered on the GAA system for registration purposes.

Gothenburg GAA Golf Classic

This year we will be holding our second GAA golf classic.We are just waiting on dates from the golf club and this year we may be holding it with Gothenburg Celtic soccer team as our co-partners.Details to follow.

Have a wonderful midsummer and Gothenburg Abu !!!!!

Is mise le meas
Liam O Finn
Gothenburg GAA

Meet for a few drinks Friday night

Meet for a few drinks Friday night (Early June)

For those of you not on Facebook, we will meet for a few drinks on Friday night in Lokal at around 8pm.  Lokal is on Kyrkogatan 11 (just a short walk from Domkyrkan tram stop).

Training June 5th

Just to confirm there is training tonight in Kviberg 6.30pm.Pitch 17.

Just also need to confirm the names of people who will be there for the exhibition for Sports day on saturday,i will have the program of events on thursday so we know where to go ...

names so far

Stephen G
David Burke

who else can make it ?

Lördag gäller det! . Kviberg 9 Jun

Hello all
Please see below information about Saturday.As below ive just written a basic outline as to what we ll be below, we have to be at plan 7 and 8 in Kviberg no later than 10.30 so we can organise what the score is.For those who said they ll attend, please do so even if u have a hangover!!!!!This is a great way of showcasing our game and getting state funding.
please print out posters and spread the word.its a family day as well so bring em all along !!!
Hello Joel
Just to confirm what our plans are for Saturday .We will be there at plan 7 and 8 from 10.30 on .
1 We will have about 10 players in all ( maybe more split evently between ladies and men)
2. We will play a game of backs and forwards ( mixed game for mens and women)
3, We will then invite anybody who wants to try the game to play a simple passing drill with the players and then to try and beat the goalkeeper.
4.I will also bring hurleys so people can also try the game of hurling.A simple game of ground hurling and simple pick up.If time and space permits ,we will have a long shot competition for beginners.
5.We will wear our team jerseys and try to have a small consolation prize for top scorer or long shot.
see u saturday
Hej Alliansen!

Nu är vi igång på riktigt! För er som inte var med i torsdags vill jag bara säga att ni missade ett historiskt möte då vi nu officiellt har startat Göteborgs Idrottsallians! Mäktigt! Hoppas alla är lika nöjda som jag, för nu börjar det roliga, redan på lördag smäller det ju!

Mötesprotokollet och stadgarna kommer att skickas ut i veckan så fort våra justeringspersoner läst igenom dem.

Inför lördag så skall varje idrott/klubb skicka in en planering över hur ni vill att dagen skall se ut för er. Denna skall skickas senast nu på torsdag. Detta gör att vi så mycket som möjligt kan samarbeta med olika arrangemang och dylikt så att vi inte strular till det under dagen. T.ex. tänker Baseballen köra lite "beeball" för de allra minsta (3-7år) mellan 11-12, GAA har tänkt att köra en liten uppvisningsmatch. Nämn gärna hur många ni är från varje klubb som är intresserade av att hjälpa till, så att jag på ett ungefär vet hur många aktiva som är där under dagen.

Alla klubbar skall också ställa upp med en liten tävling för de som prövar på så att det blir extra skoj. Den person som får bäst poäng från varje idrott kommer att vinna ett spännande pris. Är det någon som har något fräckt från er klubb som vi kan använda som pris vore det också grymt.

Jag/Berserkers kommer att ställa upp ett partytält samt anordna ett litet fik så att vi får in pengar för planhyran. Här kan vi också sälja klubbars merchendise och dylikt. Vi tänkte lite dricka, godis o grilla lite korv så vi har nått i alla fall.

Passa nu på och sprida ryktet om lördag, bifogar därför våra posters.

Jag kommer vara vid planerna från cirka kl.10. Hade uppskattat ifall alla som skall hjälpa till är där vid denna tid.

Plan 7 o 8,  kl.11-14.

Jag har också gjort alliansens första intervju, vilken ni kan läsa på sidan 6 och framsidan om ni följer denna länk;

Har också bekräftat med Kulturkalaset och vi kommer få en yta på cirka 30x20 meter. Mer info om detta kommer.

Nästa möte blir är onsdagen den 13 juni, vid Landhockeys lokaler på Von Utfallsgatan 21. Kommer att skicka ut en kallelse till detta snart också.

Har ni några frågor innan lördag så tveka inte att höra av er!

Glöm inte att skicka in en planering innan torsdag!

Ser verkligen framemot detta!


Joel Språng

Göteborgs Idrottsallians
Vision; Kvibergs sportcenter - idrott för alla!