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2017 Mike Robinson Tournament – Sept 23

Posted on Sep 10, 2017 in Events, Men's Football, Ottawa Gaels, Women's Football, Youth Football | 0 comments

This year’s Mike Robinson Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 23rd. Our annual memorial tournament honours a wonderful friend of the Gaels and celebrates the excitement of our great sport in a fun, co-ed, family-friendly Gaelic Football tournament that is not too serious and spans the ages from 14 up to 70! As part of the days’ activities there is also a youth tournament for up and coming Gaelic footballers. The Youth portion of our tournament will run from 10am-12pm while Seniors games will play from 11am-4pm. Click here to learn more about Mike Robinson.   The Mike Robinson Annual Tournament Who: Youth and Adult tournament for all skill levels. Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017 Time: Youth 10-12pm, Adults 11am-4pm Location: Barrhaven Rugby Club (700 Longfields Drive) Cost: $5 per child/$10 per adult. **Registration fees will be collected on-site at the registration...

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Ottawa To Host Eastern Provinces for Canadian Championships

Posted on Aug 23, 2017 in Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

OTTAWA (August 23rd, 2017) – In celebration of Canada150, the Ottawa Gaels (GAA) Gaelic football club and Éire Óg Ottawa Youth Hurling Club will host teams from Quebec, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in the nation’s capital for the Eastern Canadian GAA Championships this September. “We’re delighted to welcome clubs to Ottawa during this seminal year for Canada,” said Ottawa Gaels Chairperson Kerry Mortimer. “As Canada commemorates 150 and reflects on the diversity and strength of our communities, these championships provide an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of Irish culture, sport and community here in Canada.” As Ottawa is home to the Irish Embassy, Irish Ambassador to Canada Jim Kelly also looks forward to meeting and supporting the teams as they hit the field, “The GAA in Canada continues to grow and flourish, bringing together people of all backgrounds to learn and love our national games, to develop a deep sense of community, and to build a strong connection with Ireland,” said Ambassador Kelly. “I look forward to welcoming the teams to Ottawa and enjoying the energy and excitement of the championships.” Quick Facts: Eastern Canadian Championships Established in 2014, and first hosted in Newfoundland, the Championships in Ottawa will welcome 6 GAA clubs from 4 provinces in from the Eastern Canadian Division. Over...

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Gaelic Football and the GAA is Family

Posted on Aug 4, 2017 in Ottawa Gaels, Youth Football | 0 comments

By Amy Van Brabant The hot afternoon late July sun is beating down. I join a group of spectators under a tree to watch an Under 14 Boys Gaelic Football match between the Ottawa Gaels from Canada and Trinity Milton from Massachusetts. The score is tied at the end of the second half. The players prepare for overtime, seeking refuge from the heat in the shady patch off to the side. I find myself caught up in the game,...

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GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail to visit Ottawa

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

The Ottawa Gaels are thrilled to announce that GAA President, Aogán Ó Fearghail will be visiting Ottawa Wednesday and Thursday, August 2nd and 3rd. This is an historic first visit of a GAA President to Ottawa and provides us with an unprecedented opportunity to showcase our Ladies, Men’s and Youth programs! We invite all members past and present, young and old to join us for a showcase of the Ottawa Gaels, Wednesday, August 2nd at Stephen Leacock school in Kanata,...

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The Ottawa Gaels at 2017 Almonte Celtfest

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 in Events, Men's Football, Ottawa Gaels, Women's Football, Youth Football | 0 comments

The Ottawa Gaels are returning to Almonte Celtfest on Saturday, July 8th. We will be hosting Gaelic Football youth games, a skills competition, and a football demo for parents. Be sure to stick around to watch the Ottawa Gaels ladies and men’s teams compete in exhibition play. Celtfest is a fun weekend of Ottawa Valley and Celtic entertainment, performed in the natural amphitheater of Gemmill Park in the heart of Almonte. It is a time to share the historical Celtic...

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2017 Pig Roast Extravaganza

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

The summer tradition returns! We’re hosting our fourth annual pig roast extravaganza on Saturday, July 15th, at 4PM. Celebrate summer and spend time with your teammates, friends and their families. Cold Beer, wine, pop, juice, salads, hot dogs and desserts will be served. Tickets will cost $25 for adults and $5 for children (after July 8th tickets are $30/adult). There will be limited tickets at the door as we have to order the pig ahead of time so need...

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