Saturday, December 21, 2013

{Viking Gaels Hurling} Viking Gaels --- hurling out look 2014 - update

At the moment we re concentrating on the hurling..when things are up and running ,ill turn attention to camogie.
There is a new camogie officer so ill be working with her to raise the profile of camogie in the nordics
If u have players there though and they are willing to travel to get game time,ill make sure they will be accomodated on teams on tournament day....
Schedule for tournaments going out soon for 2014..


Hi Billy,
One of the girls here was asking me at the weekend there if there were any similar plans in place for Camogie?
I guess there's not?  One thing at a time I suppose and everything I've seen so far has mentioned hurling only ...

{Viking Gaels Hurling} Viking Gaels --- hurling out look 2014

Hello all
After a very successful convention last week, the path is now set for the Viking Gaels to make their introduction to European hurling championship.
I have fought hard on the behalf of everybody and have instigated the introduction of a B championship next year.This will mean the first round of the hurling championship ( which has been provisionally marked down for April 12 2014 in The Hague in Holland) will be a developmental concept with the following :
a)Teams like Dresden,Cologne,Dussledorf,Rome and the Viking Gaels playing in their own championship with either a 7's or 9 a side format )
b)there will be a foundation level skills coaching course ( given by myself or a marquee Leinster  GAA coach ) that weekend so the fundamentals and basic skills of the game can be learned
c) Depending on its success , the following round could see the introduction of a developmental side into the A championship.

So start planning.... The Hague is a definite first location ,, just the date in April needs to be confirmed ..
I have also created a European hurling equipment fund.On Viking gaels behalf, I have provisionally requested 5 helmets which will be given to the team for nothing or at a very reduced price.
Please come back to me soonest as i dont want the lack of helmets to be a roadblock to our development.
Cmon the Hurlers in the nordics !!!
Lets start pulling hard !!!
Billy Finn
Euro Hurling Officer

Bootcamp training 2013

Hello all
Due to personal circumstances,Caz has had to go back to Aussie.therefore the bootcamp training is temporarily postponed until the first week in the new year.
Has anybody had any luck with finding an indoor hall for 2014?
We can discuss more saturday

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter November 2013 - update

Hello all again
The following people have confirmed their intention to go to Laserdome.
Daniel / Jessica/ Billy / Niall / Jakey / Aidan / Eoin / Josefin / Henrike/ Paul / Stina / Clive / Moises / Mal Magee /
Please let us know by end of week if ye intend to eat there ( either by ordering off small menu or having buffe ( need 15 minimum for buffe ) .
Remember to bring change of clothes as it will be warm and there is shower facilities there , i think ? ( check the website )
if ye are not going to the Laserdome,we will meet from 9.30pm on in Jarntörget Brygghus in Jarntötget ( used to be stars and bars ) ... hopefully, if we are in early enough , we can get seats together ....
In other news, congrats to David Burke and his missus on the birth of their lovely daughter ,Emma !!!
Keep those votes coming in for players of the year etc ....
Bootcamp training contines every wed at 6pm in Slottskogen with Caz.. great first session last week.... !!!


Hello all
A suggestion for Laserdome has been put forward for our night out..
Think its a great one and we can go out straight after...
Let me know by latest tomorrow if u intend to go as we need to book by friday...
Think its cheap enough...!!

Rule Changes (Men's football)

A chara

From January 1st, 2014, a range of new, and/or amended, rules will apply in all football games.

Players, managers, coaches and others should familiarise themselves with these changes. A useful video explaining these changes is available here:

The changes are also outlined on the GAA Learning & Development portal, here:

Referees will be supplied with additional training and information in coming weeks.

Is mise le meas

Tony Bass 
Secretary, Europe GAA

Concussion Guidelines

The nature of Gaelic games is such that occasionally players receive injuries which may lead to concussion. In recent times, the medical profession has learned that concussion is a much more serious injury, with potential long-term effects, than has often been realised.
The GAA has now adopted new guidelines on handling suspected cases of concussion or indeed any head injury. These guidelines are available here: along with a range of other resources such as a poster which can be printed out and used in dressingrooms and club facilities.

Please bring these guidelines to the attention of players, managers, coaches and first aid personnel in your club.

Is mise le meas

Tony Bass 
Secretary, Europe GAA

Review of year / convention outcomes / finances /AGM

Hello all
As we look forward to our end of year festivities , we can look back on a proud and eventful 2013 and we look forward to the challenges ahead for 2014.
Convention Outcomes
Last weekend I attended the Euro GAA convention in belgium.the motions and changes to european  competition will be sent in the next week or so but what it will mean is no change to our current Scandinavian cship for mens and Ladies but there will be a Nordic Open ( basically a shield championship with teams from all over Europe - due to be held in late August for both men and women..) There will be no Ireland based competitions next year.
For the ladies, there will be a representative Europe side so i strongly advise our ladies to keep this in mind.I will have more updates at the AGM in January so keep this in mind....
I have dealt with hurling developments in a different mail .....

I know this should be covered at the AGM in January and as such timing is everything but there is an issue which needs to be addressed.Out of the 30 registered club members, only 10 have paid membership this year.This has left a huge shortfall in our finances and as a result,we have a substantial bill still outstanding from one of our suppliers.This has given me such sleepless nights that the club may have to take out a short term loan to remedy this situation.I am saying at this stage that we need a treasurer to be appointed for 2014 soonest... its too much on its own and ive tried to manage as best i can.( my own fault but we are where we are! )
Allied to this , it looks like we wont have a title sponsor next year either.This really leaves us in a quandry.Therefore, I am in the process of having a meeting with Estrella Sverige with a view to sponsoring both us and the Nordic Championship next year.This hopefully will take place before christmas.I will keep you updated .
To be held in mid-January.Date and venue and agenda to come later .
Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday night !!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Laserdome - food & other

Hello all
Daniel has booked the Laserdome for 7pm for up to 20 people .need to know asap to confirm if you are coming.
Cost is 150 sek for the hour.

People who have confirmed so far :
Daniel / Jessica / Moses / Josefin / Billy / Niall / Henrike / Mal Magee /
Please let us know by today if you are coming.

Also, if we are eating at this place,we need to let them know at least 2 weeks in advance.
See below the menus  Please let us know if you want food there also .. we have to be a minimum of 15 to order the buffe

  • Pytt i panna m ägg & rödbetor 120:- / person
  • Fläskniosette med potatis gratäng och championsås 149:- / person
  • Kycklingfilé n klyftpotatis och bearnaissås 160:- / person
  • Fiskgratäng m potatistoppar 169:- / person

Standard buffé 139:- / person

  • Skinka, potatis, sallad, pickles, rostad lök, oliver, syltlök, pepperoni, sparris, smör & bröd.

Italiensk Buffé 149:-/ person

  • Parmaskinka med melon, rosmaringrillad kotlettrad, kycklingfillé
  • Salamikorv & ölkorv.
  • 2 st Italienska pastasallader á la penne.
  • Svarta & gröna oliver.
  • Mozzarella med tomat & basilika.
  • Soltorkade tomater.
  • Lök & tomatsallad.
  • Lollo rosso-sallad med gurka & Italiensk dressing.
  • Bröd & smör.

Grekisk Buffé 179:- / person

  • Grekisk pastasallad & Grekisk potatissallad (vitlök).
  • Kycklingfilé, kalkon & marinerad biffrad med oregano.
  • Grekisk sallad med fetaost, tomat, lök och oliver.
  • Tonfisksallad.
  • Kryddstarka chips med tzatziki.
  • Vitlöksoliver, svarta oliver och gröna oliver.
  • Chillimarinerad vitlök.
  • Smör & bröd.

Stora festbuffén 189:- / person

  • Gravad lax med hovmästarsås.
  • Ägghalvor med topping.
  • Kalkonbröst.
  • Kallrökt skinka med melon.
  • Rostbiff.
  • Mimosasallad.
  • Traditionell potatissallad.
  • Tysk potatissallad.
  • Grönsallad.
  • Smör & bröd.

Also, I have had some questions as regards the silent pig award.This will be given to the person who has quietly gone about their business either in a playing or background capacity, has never looked for attention but puts in a shift when called upon.

Keep those votes coming in .Jakey has reported very few mails so far !!!!!



Laserdome update & General Info

Hello all again
The following people have confirmed their intention to go to Laserdome.
Daniel / Jessica/ Billy / Niall / Jakey / Aidan / Eoin / Josefin / Henrike/ Paul / Stina / Clive / Moises / Mal Magee /
Please let us know by end of week if ye intend to eat there ( either by ordering off small menu or having buffe ( need 15 minimum for buffe ) .
Remember to bring change of clothes as it will be warm and there is shower facilities there , i think ? ( check the website )
if ye are not going to the Laserdome,we will meet from 9.30pm on in Jarntörget Brygghus in Jarntötget ( used to be stars and bars ) ... hopefully, if we are in early enough , we can get seats together ....

In other news, congrats to David Burke and his missus on the birth of their lovely daughter ,Emma !!!
Keep those votes coming in for players of the year etc ....
Bootcamp training contines every wed at 6pm in Slottskogen with Caz.. great first session last week.... !!!

Laserdome night out..

Hello all
A suggestion for Laserdome has been put forward for our night out..
Think its a great one and we can go out straight after...
Let me know by latest tomorrow if u intend to go as we need to book by friday...
Think its cheap enough...!!

Gothenburg GAA Newsletter November 2013

Hello all and welcome to this months newsletter for all the happenings in Gothenburg GAA circles !!!
Lets see what is happening this month !
Malmo Review
Ladies and mens teams last weekend joined forces with Copenhagen and played Malmo in a very friendly down in Malmo.Great day was had by all and it proved a fitting end to this years action.The ladies proved worthy opponents against a classy Malmo ladies outfit and the lads and Cph easily brushed aside the Malmo challenge.A great night was had by all !

Winter Training
In order we keep sharp and in condition over the winter period , from Nov 6 th on, Caz , our previous personal trainer, will take a bootcamp session in Slottskogen every Wednesday evening at 6pm.Meeting place will be the normal Belparc car park.This is open to all and its a great way to keep fit over the winter.we want to hit the ground running next year and we 'll be working out a ballwork and skills session when we organise an indoor hall in the New Year.
Send me a mail or text if u are attending next week so i can let Caz know of numbers .....

New Players
Next year we will be welcoming the following new players to the male squad.All of the boys are on Erasmus placements and will be with us until the end or the start of June so hopefully we will be getting one or two tournaments next year.
Kyle O Dhugaill
Hugh Henry
Aidan Hannigan
Re tournaments next year , the hosts will be ( as its their turn ) Oslo,Copenhgen,Stockholm.
so start planning and putting a few kronor away for this.Dates are to be confirmed but itll probably  be May ( Stockholm ) , Copenhagen ( June ) ,Oslo ( August ) ... Meeting with all the rest of clubs in January to organise dates....

Christmas Night out / Awards Night
Our Christams night out this year is set for Dec 7th ( Saturday night ) Josefin to provide details as to what we re doing but all come up with some suggestions fairly lively.

Bee for Battens !! - as part of this night we ve been asked by Oslo GAA to hold a Santa / Christmas themed party to raise some money for Bee For Battens .This is a charity that Oslo GAA run to support one of their members whose family suffer from this heartbreaking childrens disease.I ll be getting literature from Oslo over the next few days but if we can think about things we can do on the night to raise funds ( 10 sek for a kiss from Santa and his little helper or something like that ... who wants to dress up ? !!!!! All suggestion welcome ( eg 12 pubs of xmas ) ???

We are also having our yearly awards ceremony on this night and your nominations for the below categories are to be sent to ( in private ) by Dec 1st .....
Categories for this year are

Best Male Player -
Best Female Player -
Most improved Male Player -
Most improved Female Player -
Silent Pig Award  -
Newcomer of the Year award -

AGM Jan 2014
AGM will take place in Jan 2014... great idea to have it like last year in someones house.Niall held it last year .. this year can someone else have it in their place ? Tae and hang sandwiches will be provided !!!!

Club Membership
Need to have focus on this for next year..Not alot of people paid their fees last year so we will have to be firm on this for next year as it looks like we will be without our title sponsor !!!!
Other news
Catherine Hayes returns to our shores for the month of Decemeber and David Burke is due to be a father for the second time very soon or is already !!!!!!

Have a great month!!!


Quizmaster needed

Hello all
Last year , i was the quizmaster every wed night during the winter at the American SportsBar in Viktoriagatan .This year I cannot due it and i'm looking for someone to replace me
questions are in English : general knowledge but a few Swedish ones as well.30 questions.I have loads of questions on backlog so no issues there or you can create your own.Need to br able to handle a crowd of stubborn swedes in a pub setting !!!!!its good fun though !!!
if you yourself are interested or you know someone who is ,let me know by mail or text so we can discuss terms ..
eoin, will u put it on the GIG group as well

Santa Ski Run

Bee for Battens info ... review and put forward suggestions as to see what we can do ....
Hi Lads.
Can I just send you the link to the event website.
If you guys run another Santa fundraising event of any kind we can post the photos up on all the websites and Facebook pages. Create a bit of off season banter. Ideally we are looking for a sponsor to agree to giving 5 or 10 euro to the fundraiser for each Santa that appears with a bee for battens logo in the picture.

Thanks for the help guys.

> Hi Paul,
> Could you send on those details of the Santa Ski run? We've got a committee meeting next week and our AGM on the following Monday so it's a good opportunity to put the idea forward and get volunteers.
> Cheers,
> Colin

Training and Oct 26th Malmo

Hello all
Just a quick one.Training tonight.its dark by 7.30pm so lets be there for 5.45pm.. ready to go for 6pm ..
Oct26th has been set as challenge match vs Malmo.They will organise accomodation for us if we tell them early enough.Let me or Paul Curley know what your intentions are.See the FB invitation from noel grehan for further details .Niall/Paul, will u do up a doodle doc.
please forward to anyone i may have missed ( ie new players over the last few weeks ) 

GAA Mouthguard Information

PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT NOTICE BELOW regarding mouthguards (gum shields) whoch must be worn by every player from January 2014.

Tom: Please notify referees as players may be sent off for not wearing same
Thank you!
Do: Gach Rúnaí Contae

A chara,

As you are aware, since January 1st 2013, it has been mandatory for players in Grades up to and including Minor to use a mouthguard in all Football Games and Practice Football Sessions. (Riail 4.3, T.O. Part 2, 2012).  From January 1st 2014, it will be mandatory for all players to use a mouthguard.

The attached document has been compiled to assist GAA Clubs, players, parents, coaches and referees in complying with the provisions of the rule.

I’d be grateful if you would circulate this information to your Clubs / County team management personnel and place an emphasis on the following key points:
Gaelic footballers in all age grades must wear a mouthguard from January 1st 2014
A properly fitted mouthguard is the best available protective device for reducing the incidence and severity of sports-related dental injuries
Players can be sent-off in a game for not wearing a mouthguard
Players will not be covered under the GAA player injury scheme if they don’t comply with the mouthguard rule

Is mise, le meas, 

Ruairí Ó hAirmhí | Ruairí Harvey
Rannóg na gCluichí

Celtic Halloween Party in Musikenshus in Majorna

Hej All,

just a note to say that you are all invited to party this Thursday as well, which is halloween. GIG the Irish society in town, and TIMSIG the Irish music society are holding a Celtic Halloween Party in Musikenshus in Majorna. It is part of the Planeta Festival. See here:

The guy in the photo is actually Brian Burns who plays for Stockholm. He is a musician by day and footballer by (weekend?).

On the Musikenshus website scroll down to 31 Oktober to see photos of the Catherine Hayes band and Francie Conway, two more of the acts.

Catherine played GAA for us once upon a time!

Anyway it will be a great fun night so come along. Bring your friends if you want to impress them, but most of all bring yourself :)

Vi ses,

Christmas/End of year Night out

Hello all
Just a quick date to put in your diary ( Saturday Dec 7th from 6pm onwards)
December 7th has been decided that we will have our yearly bash this
year.This year we will do something different.
Josefin will be organising a lokal just for us in the city centre so there
will be more information in the next few weeks as to how the night will be
organised etc.
Please forward to people not on the maiing list ..

7s match report - w3

Some big hitters were missing from tonights third and final round of the Gothenburg GAA interprovincials, and Munster made their experienced team count to drag themselves back into contention for the overall title.
They were fast out of the blocks against Leinster, racking up a huge win 3-10 to 0-5, a fourteen point difference. Connacht had four players who never played the game before, and couldn't put it up to the southerners, running out losers 4-2 to 1-1.
At the end of this game, that left the standing at Leinster and Munster with three wins each and Connacht on two. Munsters scoring difference was +23 points, Leinsters was -18 and Connachts was -8. That meant that Connacht were effectively out unless they won by 31 points, but still had a lot to say about wher the title would go in the final match.
In the end Leinster combined more clinical finishing with cynical fouling to run out 2-5 to 1-2 winners, taking the overall title.
Congratulations to Leinster on the title, thanks to everyone who showed up so we could get three teams out each night, and welcome back to all those players who tried the sport for the first time. What a great way to cap the year, and we'll definitely be doing this again at the start of next season. We can't leave Leinster on top for long.
Thanks Eoin Ó Broin for the idea and the drive to realise it.

7s match report - w1

Connacht ran into an early lead at the Gothenburg GAA Inter-provincial seven-a-side this evening. In the first match they took on favourites Leinster and the goals just flowed. The end score was 6-4 to 3-6 in favour of the westerners.
Next up was a tight, low-scoring affair against Munster, with a one point victory 6 points to five. Neither team had their scoring boots, but Connacht dominated possession.
Leinster took the spoils in the last game of the evening. 2-7 to 1-09 was the final score here, Munster going down by one point once more.
The victorious Connacht team was Adrian Kelly, Bradley Crane, Daniel Buschor, Moises Rodriguez, Paul Curley, Madeleine Mann and Erik Wargh.
Next week the action will hotten up, when round two of three will take place at Kviberg.
Up the West and feck the rest!

Challenge match?

Hi Noel
What dates were ye thinking of for the challenge match ? How about the following and let me know which suits better ...would the girls be interested in a 7 a side  as id say thats the most ladies that would travel from here match....
October 26th
October 15th
Nov 2nd
Anything later, we might run into pitch difficulties .October 26th seemed to suit most people when asked at training last night


The girls are itching for matches.
We re starting our own 7s tournament tomorrow night and need challenge matches to keep things going.

Ill have a chat to all at training tomorrow night and see what dates suit,,,,




Hi billy,
> Hope ye had a good one in Tallinn. I was wondering if gothenburgs men's are women's team would be interested in coming down to Malmo for a challenge match before the end if the year. We are just looking for something to look forward to and a goal for keeping training. Let me know what you think.
> Noel grehan

Some dates to think of

Hello all
Here s some dates to consider and plan for over the nexr few weeks / months

September 12th ( Kviberg pitch 18)
Last round of gothenburg 7's tournament
6pm ... Matches down for decision to decide destiny of the Sevens Cup
Leinster vs Connacht
Munster vs Connacht
Leinster vs Munster

September 28th ( 12.05pm - 9pm )
Gothenburg GAA Golf Classic -Lerjedalen GK Gunnilse

Malmo ( Ladies and Mens challenge matches in Malmo )
Proposed dates - October 19th / October 26th / Nov 2nd
October 26th seems to suit people better ... Malmo to revert

End of season party/social

Proposed dates are Nov 22nd or Nov 29th ( Let us know which one suits)

Christmas Drinks
December 13th or December 20th  ( Let us know which suits )

please pass onto anyone who may not be on this mailing list

Stockholm 14th sept

Hi all,

Just a quick mail to put the feelers out there to see who would be interested in this tournament in Stockholm weekend of 14th sept.

Billy was informing us that it's Stockholm and Malmö that  are playing. I personally would love to get a Gothenburg team up there to finish the season off. 

Regarding the Ladies, I'm sure there is a ladies game planned up there and if we can get our girls up to either join in with them or on the unlikely event that we get a full ladies team to travel, they could make a team to play in their own tournament . 

To cut to the chase, I'm tryin to find out who'd be willin to travel up. No point going with 4 or 5 people. But if we got 10/11 it'd be worth the trip. 

If billy can find out what the exact running order is up there, and get back to me. 

It's only 3 weekends away so people would have to make a commitment in the next week at the latest, in order to book hostels,  transport and the like.

I'll leave it with yee.
Billy might shed a bit more light on it over the weekend.

Later guys 


P.s. anyone not on this email list, spread the word!

Gothenburg Gaa Newsletter August. 2013

Hello all and welcome to the August edition .

Summer is almost done and after a period of inactivity,we can now
concentrate on the remainder of the autumn schedule.

Tailinn 3rd round football championship

This weekend we see 6 players from Gothenburg competing on the
combination Gotslohagen team in the 3rd round and final rd of the
Scandinavian championship.(eoin,moses,paul,
in the cship,a good run of results will see us claim 2nd spot from
Promises to be a great weekend and we ll tell u all about it!!

StreetGames 18 aug

As part of idrottallians and Kulturkalaset Gothenburg Gaa club are
invited to showcase our game this weekend in the city.this is a great
way of contacting and recruiting new players for mens and ladies so
for further information contact Joel Sprang or Niall O Connor

Gothenburg 7 's tournament

As part of a great initiative by Eoin O Broin ,he is in the process of
organising a sevens series based on korpen format for both mens and
ladies of Gothenburg captains have been appointed and they
will be in contact with you over the next few days to talk about
availability and schedule of games.great way to stay fit and

Viking Gaels 2013/14

Viking gaels hurling club held their first successful training session
last month in Gothenburg.the seeds have been sown and once the 2014
schedule is known,it is the intention of the club to attend one of the
European tournaments next calling all you Gothenburg to come
out and join us.there will be one more training session before year
end(probably in Malmo) lets get involved.

Also congratulations to Malachy Magee of gothenburg GAA club who was
been picked on the European panel to play in the Aer Lingus Gathering
World International Hurling tournament in Galway in September.16 teams
from all over the world will compete with the finals being broadcast
live on TG4 from Pearse Stadium on September 21st....!!!!

Stockholm Grading tournament 15 sept 2013

Stockholm have asked us re our intention to travel up for this .this
is the last official tournament of the year and would be a great way
to finish off our playing year.a doodle doc will be created to see who
is intent on travelling.i will also ask Liam and stockolm ladies if
theyd ve up for a challenge match vs Gothenburg ladies that weekend.

All-ireland tickets

As a paid up member of Ecb this year,the club is entitled to be in the
draw with other clubs in Europe for tickets for both hurling and
football finals...more news to follow.

Gothenburg Gaa Golf classic Sept 28 2013

Our yearly golf classic and fundraiser takes place again this year at
Lerjedalen GK in Gunnilse on Sept 28th at 12 midday.We ve had a great
response on facebok and on invitations so it promises to be a great
day as usual as golfers compete for the Paul McCreevy memorial trophy.
Cost is 400 sek for greenfees and dinner afterwards so please tell
your golfing friends that we still have a few spots available.Even if
you are not playing the golf, come out for the evening.its a saturday
evening and if the musicians among ye come out , it'll be a right good
night with music and drink and a review of the year.Come on out and
support us and look up the Gothenburg gaa facebook page and invite for
details.( if golfing, you will have to be able to play and have played
before - golf club rules !!)
Also, if you can ask your company or workplace for little spot prizes
, that would be great..... just ask nicely !!!!!!!we need spotprizes

Social event
We now need to get our heads together and see what year end social we
are going to have.The Portugese club really want us to hold something
again before year end ..what are our thoughts on a Halloween or
Christmas party ? Or a year end dinner dance ? Any suggestions
gratefully accepted.

There will be a light session this Thursday night( 15th Sept )  in
Kviberg pitch 18 at 7pm... just a little preparation for Estonia and
to start getting ready for Stockholm if you are going.I have only one
football so others must have the rest.

Congratulations to former Gothenburg GAA club member and current RTE
journalist Micil Glennon who tied the knot recently with Emma Norberg
in Skelleftea! Heard from the lads that went it was a mighty wedding

is mise le meas
Billy Finn

Tallinn tournament details

Hi all,
Please find attached all the information you need regarding our tournament (NB! We will send the draw next week.). 
We are so happy that all the Scandinavian clubs are presented in our tournament.
Please let us know by the 12.08.2013 how many of you want lunch (specify how many vegetarians) and dinner (specify how many vegetarians). Please fill the sheet about the lunch, dinner etc
The registration fee is 28 euros. We appreciate if you do the payments by 14.08.2013. Account details are in our information pack. We kindly ask you to make all payments directly to our bank account. We prefer not take cash on tournament day.
Tournament lists- Please send pre - tournament official team lists to Tony Bass ( and to us. You have to do it from GAA Management System!
Team Disclaimer form- please let everyone sign this on the tournament day and give it to registration desk then. (Please find disclaimer form attached)
Team sheet- Give it to referee before the games. NB! Print sufficent team sheets from GAA Management System. Before each game, please enter player shirt number and add names/club of any weekend players or players borrowed from another club.
Both pitches are with artificial grass!
If you have any questions please don´t hesitate to ask :)
Looking forward to see you all soon!
BW, Siret

Training Thursday (August)

Hello all
As below,training has been booked for thur ,we might as well use it.
I can make training after all.

Draw for ladies and men - estonia

Hi all,
Please find attached draw for ladies and men.
Regarding men Copenhagen made suggestion to shorten games as playing
so many games it might be tiring.
I discussed it with Colin (CCO) and Shay (ref) and we could reduce
time for quarter and semi finals to 10 min a side if you all agree.
(A-B group games will be 12,5min a side and finals 15 min) If you
don´t agree then we can have changes on that on Saturday morning.
Anyway timeschedule won´t change.
Please notice that both football pitches are with artificial grass.
Pitch dimensions for men is 90 x 45m. So it is not that perfect as we
wanted but we hope that the size of the pitch doesn´t make the games
and tournament less enjoyable.
If you want to order taxi to get to the pitch then here is the webpage
that has all the offical taxis and their pricelists
And please take some cash if you want to use sauna and swimming pool
on Saturday. Entrance to swimming pool and sauna costs 4 euros.
If you have any questions or thoughts ask it or share it :)
Otherwise see you on Friday evening or on Saturday morning.
BW, Siret


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Gothenburg GAA Golf Classic 2013

Gothenburg GAA Golf Classic 2013
    Saturday, 28 September 2013
    13:00 until 23:00
    Its that time of year again to dust off the ould golf clubs and join us at the 3rd editon of the Gothenburg GAA golf classic.To celebrate a successful year for our mens and ladies teams, we want to get together with our golfing buddies and have a bit of fun and food at a fine and challenging golf course. The fee for the day is 400 sek and this will include green fee and post-golf dinner.

It promises to be a great day as always and as its a saturday, its a great oppurtunity to have a post-game drink and relax and re-live your wonderful golf.

If you intend to play, please send me your golf id ( if you have one ) or advise if you are a current or previous member of a golf club.This will help to organise fourballs for the day.Due to golf cliub restrictions amd requirements, there can be no first-time golfers .Send me all the details to

Tee times have been booked from 1.15 pm to 2.15pm but we may get more tee times depending on numbers .

Lycka till och fore !!!!!!

    Lerjedalens Golfklubb
    Kroksjövägen 1, 424 56 Göteborg, Sweden

Who is going to Tallinn (Estonia) and Stockholm?

Hi All,
I know the summer is here but there are a couple of important dates
coming up....
     Tailinn --- Saturday August 17
     Stockholm Grading tournament -- Saturday September 14 (No ladies matches)
I have created a couple of doodles - if you can fill them out that
would be great.
     Tailinn --- Saturday August 17 :

     Stockholm Grading tournament -- Saturday September 14 (No game
for the Ladies):

Also Jakie put the below together as a first pass for the Estonia trip
- there are 2 sheets – Boat and road trip & Flight - just to give you
an idea of the cost of the wknd.


Tournament in Tallinn - Accommodation and few questions

From: secretary.estonia europe
Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Subject: Tournament in Tallinn - Accommodation and few questions

Hi all,

I know that most of you are having nice summer holiday. But only few
weeks left to Tallinn tournament and as we would like to offer you all
the good things that we have here we would like to get answers from
you to the following questions:

1) How many people (ladies and men) are coming to Tallinn?
2) Are you coming on Friday evening or on Saturday morning (could you
already specify time if possible)?

 Please reply to me latest on Monday 8.07.2013

Another thing is that this year we are still trying to get good
accommodation offers but due to Robbie Williams concert on 20th august
it is really hard although there are lot of places still available.
Just to be on the safe side please start looking accommodation. We
will come back to you next week, if we have something to offer you.

 If you have questions please do not hesitate to ask :)

BW, Siret

Text om Street Games för spridning via era kanaler


Har bifogat en text (i den bifogade filen) som vi skulle behöva er
hjälp med att sprida via era hemsidor, sociala medier, utskick mm så
snart ni kan och hinner.

Vi uppskattar verkligen hjälpen med att ni sprida informationen via
era kanalen. tillsammans kan vi göra detta till ett grymt event för
alla besökare.

Hör av er om ni undrar nåt.

Bästa hälsningar
Farhad, Emelie, Caroline och Victoria


Under den 16-18 augusti är vi en del av evenemanget Street Games som arrangeras på Heden. Mitt under ett kokande Kulturkalas!
Vi kommer finnas på plats och visa upp det bästa och det roligast från vår sport! I prova på ytan finns möjligheten att få grepp om regler, testa utrustning, trixa och test eller varför inte lira en spontan match? Mer information om evenemanget hittar ni här:

Ni kan även följa Street Games via Facebook och Instagram:

Tournament poster

Times from 10 am to 6pm..

Pitches 17&18 at kviberg sports complex

Add in
Round 2 of Scandinavian Football cship.come and support your local gaa club
and see mens and ladies teams from.....

Tks pal!!!!

> Lads,
> Here is the draft version of the poster.  I need to know the correct
> times and if you want to change anything - "Kviberg Sports Grounds"
> was best i could come up with
> //Jakey

Tallinn Trip Cost

Hi Guys,
I know the Gothenburg tournament is still a work in progress but
thought I throw this out as a first pass for the Estonia trip.

2 sheets – Boat and road trip & Flight

Only booked for 8 people as that is all websites would give me.  It
should scale normally.
Boat might be a limited offer as hotel cost is free (TBC).

World Mini Games GAA 7s - Cork, Ireland

Good Afternoon,

I hope preparations are going well for the tournaments this weekend!
It's our biggest weekend in terms of playing activity, and we have
already received media coverage in Ireland and locally.

Any photos from the weekend would be appreciated, please forward them
to our PRO Brian ( as some articles will be
appearing in National papers next week and we have been requested to
provide good quality shots. Please also provide us with scores and
results so they can be published ASAP.

As regards the forwarded mail below, clubs are invited to express
interest directly to the organisers. This event has no European GAA
input, so clubs enter on their own prerogative/expense.

Enjoy the weekend!

Is mise

Brian Sheehy
Chairperson of the European Board
Visit our Website / Twitter: @europegaa / Facebook

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: World Mini Games
Date: 12 June 2013 15:53
Subject: World Mini Games GAA 7s - Cork, Ireland

A chairde,

It is a pleasure to reach out to the pioneers of Gaelic Games in
Europe.  Being a Ballincollig GAA man myself, married to a Polish
woman, and with every possibility i might end over there someday, its
great to know that I can keep involved, though might have to set up
the first team in Poznan rather than regularly trekking over to Cumann

My name is James O'Reilly and I am the Chairperson of the World Mini
Games, which will take place in Cork from the 23rd to the 25th of
August.  The Games, as the title suggests, are based around the
reduced format versions of adult sports, so rugby 7s, hockey 8s,
football 5 a-side etc, and there are over 30 different sports involved
so far.  We are also delighted to be hosting a Gaelic Games 7s
competition, which will be aimed at Junior level adult teams (or
equivalent) only.

The Games have been developed to give the non-elites of the world the
opportunity to take part in a large, City-wide sports event, and to
give those taking part the feeling of taking part in an Olympics or a
World Championships.  In GAA terms we are delighted to have all the
relevant backing from the various Boards, and now it is time to drive
on with the invitations.

We have more visually appealing flyers to follow, but I was hoping you
might already spread the word that the Games are taking place as no
doubt people are already making travel plans for the summer and if at
all possible mark it in your calendar, as it is an event open to many
teams under the auspices of the European Board.

All the tournaments will take place on the Saturday and Sunday, split
between UCC, CIT and Ballincollig pitches.  There will round robin
games on the Saturday and all teams will go through to a knock-out
competition on the Sunday, the level depending on their league table
finish on the Saturday.  The tournaments will also be split into
Junior A, B and possibly C, to give all Clubs a genuine and
competitive opportunity of winning a World title.

Registration to take part in the Games can be done here: however, as this is the year
of the Gathering, indeed the Games are an official flagship Gather
Billy Finn
European Hurling Officer
Göteborg, Sweden

Info about Tournament - part 3

The draw.

Info about Tournament - part 2

Match Venue - Address :Kviberg Sports Complex (415 28 Goteborg,
Sweden), Pitches 17 and 18
Public Transport to the Venue
To get to the pitch:
•       Tram 6, 7 or 11 towards Kortedala/Bergsjön and get off at the stop Kviberg
•       Bus 58 towards Bergsjön and get off at Hindersmässogatan
•       Bus 59 towards Jonsered and get off at Brovägen.

Info about Tournament


Just a quick mail re 2moro at pitchside 9.20 at latest.please sort out money with jakey
before your 1st match.he has his two kids with him so he will be a
busy man.mens first match is 10 am .also when its our turn to
umpire,please dont be shy..copies of the schedule will be at reg
2.girls first match 11.30am.have asked malmo for an extra player but
dont seem too willing.
3.everything is pretty much done.tents and posts are arriving tonight
via jakey and paul.if u can help tonight. be at pitch round
6.30pm...more hands the merrier.seb and niall are doing lunch packs
4/the buffet- please be there on time (latest 7.45pm).if u bring
guests that me and jakey have nt been advises of,players will get
priority.buffet is booked for 90 people only.
5..after the final,we will need a few people to get tents down and put
away.dont leave it to a few..can even start taking stuff down a bit
earlier..need people to help with rubbish as well..have to leave it as
we find it..bring big refuse bags if u have one..

Otherwise lets have a great day..


Gothenburg Tournament results

Important Dates

Hello again
Just to remind you of some dates
Tailinn --- Saturday August 17
Stockholm Grading tournament -- Saturday September 14

Gothenburg Tournament---- thank you !!!

hello all

I just want to say a big thank you to all who made the tournament such
a success last weekend.we have been highly complimented by referees
and opposition as to the day and how much they all enjoyed the day and

I want to thank the following people:

Jakey and his work with all the financials,taking money on the
day,getting the tent and water,making the flags.he did trojan work the
weeks leading up to event with numerous other stuff so fair play to

Niall for his work with the team sheets ,paperwork and dressing rooms!

Paul for his work in getting the grill over and back,getting the beer
and other tent...thanks bud!

Maria and Vincent for taking care of the grill.

Stina mum for the 1st aid and Josfine and the ladies for making new
and opposition players feel so welcome...

No training this thursday due to midsummer but training next thursday
at 6.30pm so we can discuss our plans for stklm grading tournament and

Glad midsommar and thanks again!!

Street Games 16-18/8 - lite viktig info!

Hallå gänget!

Hoppas er sommar har börjat bra! Själv har mitt sommarlov börjat med
en lättare hjärnskakning då jag fick en ful tackling i ryggen under
Svenska cupen, men allt e ok och dags och börja träna stenhårt inför
kommande European Cup i Dublin i augusti.

Vill bara skicka ut lite info innan alla försvinner på semestrar och liknade.

Fångarna på Kviberg blev inställt. Synd för det hade vart skitskoj!

Däremot så kör vi nya tag inför Kulturkalaset och Street Games. Detta
är ett evenemang som kommer att vara på heden 2 16-18 augusti
kl.10-16. Det kommer att spelas cuper i streetfotboll, innebandy o
basket. Vi kommet att köra prova på verksamhet och vi kommer att dela
upp tiderna så att varje klubb får cirka en timma per dag. Men jag
räknar med att alla kan annars får ni höra av er snarast!

Något som alla bör göra är att lägga upp de banners som jag bifogar på
era hemsidor och på facebook etc. Vi behöver hjälpa till att sprida
ryktet om detta fräcka evenemang. Så var snälla och gör detta snarast.

Street Games undrar också om det är möjligt att kanske spela in ett
kort filmklipp från varje klubb, hör av er om detta skulle funka för

Kolla också in där era loggor
ligger uppe på deras sida.

Joel Språng

Göteborgs Idrottsallians
Vision; Kvibergs sportcenter - idrott för alla!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Team Photos From Göteborg wknd

News article from Göteborg wknd

Results From Göteborg

Mens Results:
 Ladies Results:

Results from Malmö


Group 1
Malmö 0-01 Stockholm 2-04
Copenhagen 0-02 Stockholm 2-06
Malmö 3-10 Copenhagen 1-06

Group 2
Ribban Rovers 0-01 Oslo 4-10
Gothenburg 1-07 Oslo 1-04
Gothenburg 2-12 Ribban Rovers 0-01

Semi Finals
Malmö 0-10 Gothenburg 1-09
Oslo 1-06 Stockholm 3-09

Ribban Rovers 1-01 Copenhagen 2-01

Malmö 3-2 Copenhagen 2-01

Stockholm 1-11 Gothenburg 0-03

1. Stockholm - 25pts
2. Gothenburg - 20pts
3. Malmö - 16 pts
4. Oslo - 13 pts
5. Copenhagen - 11pts
6. Ribban Rovers - 10 pts


Malmö 2-07 Copenhagen 0-04
Stockholm 6-05 Copenhagen 0-01
Malmö 3-07 Stockholm 0-01

Stockholm 2-04 Malmö 3-07

1. Malmö - 25pts
2. Stockholm - 20pts
3. Copenhagen - 16 pts

This week and other news

Hi all

Now that our bodies are beginning to recover from last weekend, I just
want to say what a privilege it was to be with and battled with you
all through the day,

It was one of the best weekends ever in our proud history and goes to
show what can be achieved with collective will.!!!!

However, we c'ant rest on our laurels.... we have our own tournament
coming up in the next few weeks with alot of work to be done.
Malmo ( mens & ladies ) / Stockholm ( mens and ladies ) / Oslo and
ourselves  ( mens and ladies ) have confirmed their attendance.
No show from Helsinki / Tailinn / Copenhagen this year ( although Cph
are still 50/50 as to whether they will send a mens or ladies team.

A file will be sent out with delegation of tasks but what needs to be
done asap and to draw a crowd is a poster advertising the day.Can
someone do up one quickly so we can put one up in both Dubs , other
pubs and sports halls ?

Otherwise, we will have training this Thursday at pitch 17 in Kviberg
at 6.30pm.we will have at least one new male and maybe a few new
females... its not long to go.Please try and come!

Gothenburg abu !!!!!


Training and general state of affairs

Hello all

Just a quick note to inform you of training next Sunday the 21st
midday at Slottskogen ( carpark by Belparc ) .Your attendance is
required  - its too close to cship to be fannying about and we need to
see who s serious about being in the team this year.........

We are just 5 weeks away from championship and to say we need to pull
the finger out is an understatement.Talking of Malmo, can you please
confirm your intention to travel or not asap by texting me or Paul or
Kevin or replying to this mail.Accomodation is still not booked as
only a few people have said they are.

Likewise, the ladies team this year , despite all good intentions at
the start of the year , is looking very likely not to be a goer this
year.Nobody is showing up for training ( except Madde ) and if we are
to get new players , we need to get them sharpish.Otherwise, we 'll
just join with Malmo / Cph which is what we do not want at all.....

Outdoor training starts week 18 in Kviberg  so please lets drive on , eh !!!!



Viking Gaels in 2013

Ok lads,

It's time to crap or get off the pot :-D

We are all well aware of the potential here in the Nordics for hurling, we have a handful of fellas, even ladies in every club so I guess our main issues have been logistics and in a way competition with football.

Myself and Billy have been discussing ideas about how to get it going so we've decided to plan a Scandinavian 7's tournament to be held in Gothenburg (mid to late July - possibly the weekend of the 20th/21st.)
This would be a great opportunity for us to properly get together over a weekend, the idea being we train/play together before heading to our first tournament, with the aim being the final round in Brussels on August 3rd.

We'll get back to you shortly with a confirmed date but we'll be aiming for the date above.
Naturally if there are Camogie players we'll certainly accommodate them too.

Any thoughts/preferences??

Club secretaries,

Please pass this on to all club members.......there might be a few more closet hurlers/camogie players in your ranks.

Na Lochlannaigh Abú

Is mise le meas
Joe Whelan

{Viking Gaels Hurling} Fwd: Aer Lingus Invitational Hurling Tournament Galway (Sept 18 - Sept 22 ) - Team Europe

Dear club officer

Please see email below from  Billy Finn (Hurling Officer) regarding the selection of players for two Europe teams competing in the Aer Lingus international hurling tournament which will take place in Galway in September.

Europe will send two teams:

1. Irish born players
2. Players born outside of Ireland

Please bring to attention of all hurlers in your your club.


Tony Bass 
Secretary, Europe GAA
Hello all
Just to remind you that due to promotional and committee requirements from the organisers , we were hoping to have some  names of attendees within the next 3 weeks.
So please get on to your members to declare their interest and intentions.This is a fabulous oppurtunity for us all involved in European  hurling.
 On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 9:25 PM, Hurling Officer Europe wrote:
Hello all
Hope I find you all well.
Recently I canvassed interest from all European clubs in declaring their interest to send non-Irish national members of their hurling clubs to the International Hurling tournament in Galway in September this year.The response was well-received and to date 18 players have indicated their interest and intention to travel to Ireland in September.
Now its the turn of our Irish nationals who play throughout Europe to declare their interest and intentions to participate in this fantastic tournament - a splendid chance to showcase to the world that hurling in Europe is vibrant and strong.
What we re looking for is Irish born members of all hurling clubs in Europe to nominate players from their club.The panel will be made up of 21 players With such a broad and varied pick of hurling members and clubs to chose from , a quota system per club may have to be put in place.However, this is all relavent to who and how many players declare their interest.Also, there will be a requirement to attend one mandatory training session at the last hurling round this year mainly to  a / establish the panel b/ inform players of the logistics involved.
The bonus for the players picked on the panel is an all - expenses paid trip ( flights and accomodation ) to Galway at the end of september and a chance to play against world opposition on a world stage.The format of the competition will be establised closer to the time with the finals being played in Pearse Stadium in Galway.
If you ve any questions , please let me know
Billy Finn
European Hurling Officer
Göteborg, Sweden

{Viking Gaels Hurling} Viking/Nordic Hurling in 2013

Happy New Year to ye all lads.

We return to the mission of forming our hurling team in 2013. I know we've talked about it a bit last year and got a bit of communication going, but I'd really like to give it another push in 2013.
On a whim the other day I made a last minute bid to host a round of the 2013 Hurling & Camogie Championships in Malmo in order to try and stimulate both our own and European focus on hurling in the region.
Whilst the bid was appreciated it was sadly shot down by the powers at be, due to the failure of the Budapest experiment a few years ago, as Budapest hosted a round but failed to turn up to any other rounds.
A new rule has now been put in place that potential hosts must play in 2 rounds of the previous years Championship, which personally I believe kills the whole impetus of what we are trying to do.
Nevertheless, I don't believe that will put a stop to us.
Billy Finn (Gothenburg) is the new European Hurling Officer so we have local support to get us off the ground in 2013.
Yes we are well aware of the time and money constraints involved in playing a second sport.
Most of our clubs have small numbers of hurlers or a number of small hurlers :-D and we have even found some non-club members willing to hurl.

So I'd like to ask the following of all clubs:
•Please forward this message to all your club members
•Club committees to consider allocating a small proportion of your budget to hurling in 2013 to help club members with expenses if possible.
•Any interested Hurlers AND Camogie players to contact me and we'll add them to the Viking Gaels mailing list.
•Join the Facebook group Viking Gaels
•Consider having some sort of Hurling meet in the region early in the season.
Billy is now also a Master Tutor so perhaps we could have a mini coaching/7's weekend.

When we have all interested players accounted for we'll create an equipment register to see what we have in regards to weaponry and helmets and possibly approach our good friend the Hurling Officer for a grant of some sorts.
Rumour also has it that Lahti Hurling Club in Finland are making a comeback so there is ample opportunity for us to make 2013 a successful launch of the Viking Gaels.

Please feel free to contact me
All the best

Joe Whelan

Monday, May 13, 2013

Gothenburg GAA March Newsletter 2013

Hello all and welcome to this months newsletter
St Patricks Night Party 
What a night!!Thanks to all who contributed on the night and made it such a memorable occasion and a great success.Big thanks goes out to Kevin ( organising the whole event and cooking a feast), Declan and David for printing the fliers and all the advertising stuff ,Niall for doing the door,Daniel/Jessica/Paul / Stina / Malin / Madde for doing trojan work cleaning and washing up & Eoin for co-ordinating the musicians.It was a great night so much so that the Portugese club want us to do an end-of-year party as well ( Halloween or something)Might be a nice tie in with a successful 2013 season .... anyway , thanks again .
Now the fun stuff is over, the serious stuff begins.We have around 8 weeks to Malmo.We have to start coming together more.Attendance has been truly awful.The indoor training day does nt suit everybody but nothing we can do about that now.With this long winter, we may not even get to an outside pitch until May so we have to put it in now.
Training is booked for next Saturday 23rd March in Valhamra but I think we should have an additional session Thursday 21 st at 7pm -  either in Slottskogen or Skatas.( interval session so we can get some cardio done.Please indicate your location preference by texting me ( 0723704037 ) or replying to this mail.
We have to start putting it in - sure the other teams are doing more than we are,......
Malmo Tournament May 25th 
As this is not too far away now, we need to start getting numbers together and seeing who is intent on going.If nobody has any objection, we will book the same place in Malmo that we ve always stayed in( Rut and Ragnars ) .. its cheap and cheerful and close to town.Please let me know by return of this mail what your intention is.
GIG Events
Irish Comhra event this Thursday in Språkcafe at 5.30pm with Joe Egan .. go on in and practice the cupla focal!!!
Keep an eye on the GIG facebook page  - they always have interesting events coming up...
ECB Referees course 
I have circulated a mail about ECB referees course.Please reply directly to ECB contacts as per mail - this is done by participants themselves and not through Gothenburg GAA.
Is mise le meas
Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA

Gothenburg GAA February 2013 Newsletter

Hello all and welcome to the February edition of the Gothenburg GAA newsletter .Please see below information on current happenings and events :
Training continues for the month of February every saturday at 3pm in Valhamra Stativshall.Attendance has been sporadic but there is a good vibe and now we need to increase numbers and get some good sessions all together.The sessions are varied , interesting , purposeful and great for conditioning which is what we need.Our first tournament is not for away and we need to get better numbers both for mens and ladies.We have done a great job of recruiting new players but we even need to do more to get more attending.When the weather allows, we can move outside for individual ladies and mens training.
We will get out what we put in and we have to start putting our tournament heads on soon.The year starts now ,not in Malmo on May 25tth and we have to see who is willing to put it in from now on.Lets get the lead out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Viking Gaels hurling
The first European hurling tournament is down for April 6th in The Hague Netherlands.This is a 7's tournament and the Viking Gaels management committee are considering sending a squad to this for their first ever event .Let Billy know if you are interested in attending.
Ladies Football
The structure of the ladies football Pan Euro system has been agreed.It will be different to the mens structure this year with 3 Pan Euro rounds.
On the homefront, Stina ,Josefin and Malin have created a new facebook and information forum Gothenburg GAA girls to attract new players and more information about current events etc..Great stuff and keep it up !!
June 15 Tournament
Our ground deal with Spartacus has fallen through which means we need two pitches for our tourmanent.We are in discussion with Kviberg/Goteborg idrottallians to rent the fields for for our tournament with a backup of Goteberg Rugby club in Frolunda.If we could be on the lookout for any other place through any of your contacts, please let us the meantime , we need to appoint a Tournament comittee to delegate who is doing what for the tournament so nothing is left to chance.Please put your name against the action item that you wish to be considered for ..
Action                                                                                                                                                     Owner
1. Advertising ( posters/leaflets/fliers/meal vouchers  )
2. Facilities( pitch rental / goalposts/ pitch lining etc )
3.Catering (lunch packs /pitchside snacks/beverages )
4.Tournament requiremets ( referees / registration / info pack / hotel deals)
5.Financial ( tournament fees - collection / invoice payment / meal payment )
6.Team Liason officers - appointed person to look after each team etc
7.Miscellaneous ( evening entertainment / drink vouchers )
St.Patricks weekend party March 15th
Likewise, preparations need to be put in place rather quickly for the party on March 15th ... the following action items need to be allotted and actioned
Action                                                                                                                                                        Owner
1.Advertising ( posters / ticket printing / fliers )
2.Music & entertainment ( set dancing / ceili / ice - breakers / games )
3.Logistics ( food plan / seating plan / food co-ordination / how to get there info )
4. Spot prizes ( raffle )
5.Financial mgt ( collection of monies )
We have a meeting with Gerry from the Portugese club on Feb 22nd to go through plans etc.On initial planning , the Portugese club will sponsor food for the night.They have asked us to do some desert treats / fika for afters.They will be running the bar that night with beer priced at 20 sek and a bottle of wine 100 sek ( decent brands).Our money maker will be tickets ( to be sold before then - even if people dont show up we have the money ) and the raffle.This depends on you getting the spot prizes.
It promises to be a great night and if we all contribute in some small way , it 'll be even a better night!!!
European GAA 5 Year Vision Plan
As a member of ECB , I have been asked to sit on a steering commitee to implement a 5 year vision plan for European GAA and where it wants to be in 5 years.With emigration so prevalent now and clubs popping over all over the place, its more imperative that European GAA stays strong , viable and self-supportive.To this end, they are asking all grass roots players to think about where they want European GAA to be in 5 years and what their concerns are and how they will be addressed and fixed.A forum / questionnaire will be sent out soon but in the meantime , start thinking about where you want European GAA to go and what you would like different or the same ....
Is mise le meas
Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA Club

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

# 455 Olé! … Ovation for Eire Og Seville Gaelic football exhibition at La Liga game

GaelicSportsCast gets into a new season of worldwide Gaelic Sports coverage with a special report on Monday’s nights historic first ever exhibit of Gaelic football at a Spanish La Liga soccer game.
At the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville, home side Seville FC were taking on Granada in this topflight Spanish soccer venue, however at half time it was the turn of Eire Og Seville playing a brand new game … Gaelic Football.
Spanish soccer supporters were enthused with what they witnessed, and Eire Og player and chairman Kevin Lenane takes us through the evening.

Gothenburg GAA Ladies - new FB page

Hello all wounderful members of this group!
We are happy so many are interested in our team.

Facebook is changing and this group will become a Page instead. So please like our new Page ( so that you do not miss out on any information about your favourite gaelic ladies team!!

Exhibition of Gaelic football at a La Liga soccer match

Exhibition of Gaelic football at a La Liga soccer match - for more info see the following link.

New indoor sessions planned

New indoor sessions on teamstuff - please update your attendance.
Note: If you didn't get the update from teamstuff - get in contact and I can resend your invite.

Gothenburg AGM Tuesday 29th January 7pm

Hello all
Please see below the agenda for the AGM next week .it will take place in Niall s apartment on Vasagatan 4 ( beside the New Delhi restaurant ) at 7pm ..
see u at training Saturday

Referee Training Courses 2013

Dear club officer,

Refereeing is an excellent way of staying involved in Gaelic games and contributing to the growth of Gaelic games in Europe. 

Please bring this mail to the attention of:

1. all club members - especially those who have finished playing or are approaching the end of their playing days! 
2. people who have been involved in playing in the past but may not have been in touch for a while
3. current players, who are prepared to commit extra weekends to refereeing outside of their playing commitments

Refereeing in Europe

The European Board strives to be self-sufficient and requires a panel of qualified referees to officiate at games (football, hurling, ladies football and camogie) across the continent. Without referees, no games can take place, and our existing panel of referees barely managed to cover all fixtures last year. Indeed as the number of teams grows, so will the number of referees required. 

We are also aware of the need to reduce the workload of referees at tournaments as we cannot expect a referee to be consistent and of a standard players expect if s/he has too many games on the day. Ideally a referee should not have to referee for more than 2-3 hours on one day but many of our referees frequently exceed this amount.

The European Board now has a team of recently qualified Referee Tutors who have been trained by top referees in the GAA and LGFA. In addition, we also have a team of mentors/assessors to support current and new referees and help to improve standards over time.

Initially, we try to appoint new referees to officiate at tournaments alongside experienced referees who can act as "mentors". Referees are normally appointed to tournaments based on expressing their interest in particular venues (often in their own region) and dates. Referees move on to refereeing outside their own region and depending upon progress may eventually be appointed to Pan-European Championships subject to assessment reports and gradings.

Referee travel costs are refunded (subject to certain limits) and they may also bring partners (travel expenses not covered) as host clubs are responsible for providing accommodation where necessary along with meals etc.

New Referees Training Courses

We will shortly be organising a number of training courses for new referees, which will also act as in-service "refresher" courses for existing referees (referees must attend such a "refresher" course every few years).

The courses will be organised in March/early April and we are now seeking expressions of interest from those who would like to referee and can commit to refereeing at least three tournaments per year (in order to ensure value for money and as you will need to referee regularly to improve)

Depending upon interest, it is hoped to organise courses as follows:-

1. Spain - aimed at recruiting referees for the Iberian region and in Galicia
2. France - a French language course for referees all areas of France
3. Benelux/or other location (dependent on applicants) - general course for all those in other regions

Each course will cover all codes over a weekend. Commencing with an Introduction on Friday night, common elements (all codes) on Saturday morning, GAA course on Saturday afternoon and LGFA on Sunday morning with a brief rules & short fitness test at the end.

The Board will meet reasonable travel expenses (refunded after a referee officiates at a specified number of tournaments), accommodation and meals and supply training materials and a referee starter pack of rules books, cards, whistle etc.

No commitment is required at this stage, just an expression of interest, and all you have to do is fill in this short form, simply click on this link:-

NB: Existing referees should also complete this form indicating when they attended their last referee training under the heading "Experience"

Yours in sport,

Tony Bass 

Training / Updates / News

Hello all


Thanks to all who turned up at the session last Saturday in Valhamra .It was a good session to get back into the swing of things.Over the next couple of weeks , we will be working on stamina and conditioning.The work starts now and not in the middle of March ! We will have a traning schedule so we know whats happening each week.

The following dates have been booked  - this will encourage new players to attend and for us to work on our physical fitness.I know some people cant make it every week but we need to be doing stuff independently as well.( running an easy 5km, interval training etc,)

19 January . 15:00 to 16:30pm - Valhamra Stativshall
26 January - 15:00 to 16:30pm - Valhamra Stativshall
2 February - 15:00 to 16:30 pm - Valhamra Stativshall.

i will try and put up on teamstuff and facebook but let us know either way if you plan to attend -


The dates for the Scandiniavian championship have been submitted to ECB for consideration.They will be confirmed by the 21st.I know the dates dont suit all but there s nothing I can do.Those are the dates available to us.I will keep you updated.

AGM will now take place tuesday 29 th Jan at 7pm .It will take place at Niall s place in Vasastan.I ll get the exact address later and pass it on.Full committee elections, financial report and strategies for the year will be discussed and an agenda will be sent out beforehand.Please bring some fika with you ( ill bring the teabags ) so we can have an ould cup of tae and a chat....

Im still doing the quiz down in the American Sportsbar on Viktoriagatan every Wednesday at 7pm.Pop along if you ve nothing better to do !!!

Gothenburg Irish Group
Please look up Eoin o Broin and the Gothenburg Irish group facebook page and mailing list.Lots of news and info on all things irish happening in the city ....

is mise le meas

Billy Finn
Gothenburg GAA club