Hello all and Happy new year to you all !!!
It was a successful year for the Gothenburg GAA club with our mens team competing in the Scandinavian championship
Just a quick few messages to remind ye all that the new season is just around the corner.There 's lots of work to be done in the meantime so lets get cracking and get prepared for the new year ...
As with any club , we need to hold our AGM to get things in order for the new year.We need to select a new board and delegate duties for the new year .How does everyone feel about January 19th ( Thursday ) ? This year ,instead of decisions getting lost in translation in a pub,let 's hold it in someone's house ? This year,Catherine has said she 'll host the meeting.Ill even make a bit of bacon and cabbage on the night....
ill be sending a list of motions/topics to be discussed over the next few days so get your thinking caps on.there 's a lot to talk about.
Among the items to be discussed at the AGM ( and just to inform you of current developments ) is the possible amalgamation of Gothenburg with Helsinki for the 2012 championship.This motion had a lukewarm reception from Helsinki and currently the decision lies with them.We should have news of their intentions before our AGM.
We are delighted to say that we will new players with us for the new season .
Emmet Mulholland hails from Castledawson in Co.Derry and is an active member of St.Malachis GAC.He will be here for 6 months as a student and is moving here on 16th January.We look forward to his arrival and welcoming him to the Irish scene here in Gothenburg.
Paul Curley will be moving to us from Kalmar in March.He has played Junior football back home and has played some Aussie rules with Kalmar.Paul could be here for the long haul with his job so we wasted no time signing him up.
Another possible player we may have this year is Dag Magnusson.Dag has played pro soccer in the States and here in Sweden with Gais up to a few years ago..He will be attending training sessions over the next few weeks to test the waters of Gaelic football..
There 's been quite a few developments on the ladies football side in the Nordics so these will be discussed at the AGM.
The tournament schedule for the Nordics has nt been completed yet but the likely dates and venues are as follows
Oslo ( early May )
Malmo ( middle of June )
Helsinki or Stockholm (mid August )
The European GAA calendar has to be completed also and soon we will know where we have to travel to this year for the Pan-Europeans.
Looking forward to seeing ye all at the AGM and remember to spread the word to all or anyone who might be interested.
Is mise le meas
Liam o Finn