Barcelona Gaels – Irish football champions

2013: Barcelona mens Iberian champions, unbeaten. Womens champions too. On de Gaels

2 cracking videos from our legendry filmmaker Tess:

click to view bigger size, c/o Gerry Kelly

Related:

Gaelic Games thriving across Europe (GAA Scores)

What do you think of when you hear the words El Clasico? Messi, Ronaldo, 90,000 fans in the Nou Camp with an electric atmosphere witnessing the two giants of European soccer going head to head? Guess again.

It wasn’t the super Spanish soccer derby after all, it was the final of the third tournament in the Iberian GAA championship. Barcelona Gaels and Madrid Harps played out an exciting encounter last Saturday in the Catalonian capital that saw the hosts crowned overall champions for the region with a round to spare.

A Silver Lining (Radio documentary)

As GAA clubs around Ireland are being devastated by emigration, over in Malmö, Sweden, the Stockholm Gaels are attempting to defend their Scandinavian GAA Championship title.

http://www.rte.ie/podcasts/2012/pc/pod-v-docononesilverlining-pid0-2198424_audio.mp3 (podcast)

Ladies Gaelic Football:

Founded in 1974, Ladies Gaelic Football is still recognised as one of the fastest growing female sports in Europe. With over 1000 clubs in Ireland and membership growing by the day, Ladies Gaelic is reaching women and girls from all over the country. Not stopping there however, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association has many overseas clubs, one of the latest additions coming from Cape Town in South Africa.

In Spain:

11 clubs in 7 provinces: more than 500 active members, men and women, people from 20 countries.

http://iberia.yolasite.com/barcelona.php

image from the Iberian Federation website http://iberian.tk/ – click to enlarge

Gerry Kelly catching the ball and a bit more

Gaelic Football – The Original Beautiful Game


Futbol Gaèlic a Localia TV – Barcelona Gaels: Michael Donaldson, 2006

Iberian GAA Join Us

Best gaa football goals ever

Gaels Tournament Poster(1)

Barcelona Gaels poster for the local tournament

Hurling – The Fastest Game on Grass

bcn men

bcn women

6 Responses to Barcelona Gaels – Irish football champions

  1. fuspey says:

    Part of What We Are – A History of the GAA. 1/4

    PART OF WHAT WE ARE : A Living, Breathing History of the GAA is a major four-part series TV series tracing the story of one of the most unique sporting organisations in the world.

    Episode 1 – State of Play – the connection between the GAA and Irish society in general

  2. fuspey says:

    Part of What We Are – A History of The GAA 2/4

    PART OF WHAT WE ARE : A Living, Breathing History of the GAA is a major four-part series TV series tracing the story of one of the most unique sporting organisations in the world.

    Episode 2 – The Fastest Game on Earth – the passion, the history and future of hurling

  3. fuspey says:

    Part of What We Are – A History of the GAA 3/4

    Episode 3 – The Football Code – the growth of the gaelic football and what lies ahead

  4. fuspey says:

    Part of What We Are – A History of the GAA 4/4

    Episode 4 – All GAA is Local – it’s every town, every village, every parish, every community : built on amateurism and volunteerism

  5. fuspey says:

    Play It Again Sam – TG4 GAA – Dublin v Kerry, All Ireland SFC Final 1975 (Documentary)

    A look back at the 1975 All-Ireland Final between bitter rivals Kerry and Dublin, a game which marked a turning point in Gaelic football history.

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