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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, my eyes glued to the field. Neither of my children is playing in this division, but I feel I must see the outcome of the match. Gaelic Football is more than just a game. And the Continental Youth Championships are more than just a tournament. I am not Irish. I have never played Gaelic Football in my life. In fact,...

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