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.

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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....