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2017 Mike Robinson Tournament – Sept 23

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

2017 Mike Robinson Tournament – Sept 23

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! 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 10-1pm, Adults 1-4pm 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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Gaelic Football and the GAA is Family

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

Gaelic Football and the GAA is Family

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, until a few years ago, I had no idea what Gaelic Football was. But then we moved. Our neighbour was from Ireland and he invited our children to try the sport. They joined the Ottawa Gaels and learned to solo, pass and drop kick the ball through the goalposts. Soon we were all a part of the Ottawa Gaels family. The next thing we knew, we were travelling to Buffalo, New York for our second Continental Youth Championships, commonly referred to as the CYC. The CYC is four day long Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie tournament that brings together youth teams from Under 6 to Under 18 from Canada, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and elsewhere in the United States. This year’s tournament took place from July 26th to July 30th, 2017 at West Seneca Soccer Complex in Buffalo, New York. The Ottawa Gaels Gaelic Football Club, in conjunction with the Toronto Chieftans Gaelic Football club, pooled their resources and their players and together sent 6 teams to the event: U8 and U10 Co-ed teams, U12 boys, U12 girls, U14 boys and U14 girls. As we cheered from the sidelines for Ottawa and Toronto, we soon started cheering for Canada. It became clear early on in the games that, not only did our athletes enjoy the sport and demonstrate the skills, they had the passion and the drive to win. Under the exemplary guidance of their coaches, all of the Canadian teams qualified for the semi-finals. Remember the U14 match that went into overtime? Well, the Ottawa Gaels were successful in winning their semi-final match to advance to the finals. The excitement and pride was shared by the entire team, young and old. In the end, our U8 Co-ed team and U12 girls finished in fourth place. The U10 Co-ed team, U12 boys, U14 girls and U14 boys all finished in second place for their respective divisions. Although proud to wear their silver medals, they are even prouder to be a part of the worldwide GAA community. The games for 2017 may be over but the memories live on. I am starting to wonder if perhaps I do have some Irish roots after all. I can follow the game, call the plays and cheer in true Irish form, noting when a play is unlucky, when a player kicks a good ball or when a wee lad (or a good girl) makes a brilliant play on the pitch. Although...

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GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail to visit Ottawa

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

GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail to visit Ottawa

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, from 6:30-8:00pm. We urge you all to please make an effort to attend Kanata on Wednesday night for the GAA President’s visit. We want to showcase the passion and love of this sport evident within our club. We know that an opportunity like this will influence how we are viewed by the GAA and their support can help us continue to grow and develop our games for the people of Ottawa. We look forward to seeing you Wednesday night! Ottawa Gaels,GAA growing in Canada with support from Croke Park. Coaches in schools promoting health through GAA. pic.twitter.com/Bbrm8nD3Rg — Uachtarán CLG (@uachtaranclg) July 28,...

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The Ottawa Gaels at 2017 Almonte Celtfest

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

The Ottawa Gaels at 2017 Almonte Celtfest

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 traditions with today’s local performers. Celtfest also presents a select group of unique artisans and vendors of specialty goods with a Celtic flair. Donations are welcomed at the gate. We look forward to seeing you...

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2017 Pig Roast Extravaganza

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

2017 Pig Roast Extravaganza

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 people to buy tickets a week in advance. Join us for what’s sure to be a great time! Event Details What: 4th Annual Ottawa Gaels Pig Roast When: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 Where: 83B Leacock Drive, Kanata, ON Cost: $25 for adults, $5 for kids (after July 8th tickets are $30/adult) For further information email info@ottawagaels.ca or call...

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Gaelic Football Summer Camp Dates and Information

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels, Youth Football | 0 comments

Gaelic Football Summer Camp Dates and Information

The Ottawa Gaels will once again be running a series of summer day camps for kids ages 6-12 in July. Campers who register will learn the basics of Gaelic Football through our FUNdamental Skill Development Program with mini games and daily competitions. Interactive instruction will be provided by experienced coaches from Ireland in a well supervised, high coach-to-player ratio environment. When not on the pitch, campers enjoy other activities including a daily swim at the local municipal pool and co-operative outdoor games, all while learning about Irish culture through the coaches and guest instructors. Campers bring their own lunch. Snacks are provided. Email youthfootball@ottawagaels.ca with further inquiries. Details Camp Dates and Locations July 10-14: Kanata, Beaverbrook Community Centre, 2 Beaverbrook Road  — Times: Camp: 9:00am – 4:00pm; Pre-camp 8:30am– 9:00am (no charge),  Post-camp: 4:00pm – 5:00pm (no charge) Ages: 6-12 Cost: $155 for a single child, $145 each for subsequent siblings What To Bring Here is a brief list of things for your child to bring on a daily basis: – Mouthguard – Cleats/running shoes – Sportswear – shorts, t-shirt – Sunscreen – Hat – Change of shoes/socks – Refillable water bottle – Towel – Swimsuit Photo Gallery: Gaels Summer Football Camp Register Today Direct link to registration page. Download our Summer Camp...

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Ottawa Gaels Golf Tournament Fundraiser – June 10

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

Ottawa Gaels Golf Tournament Fundraiser – June 10

The Ottawa Gaels invite you to our annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser to benefit our Youth Development Program. This year’s Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 at Loch March Golf Club in Kanata. A player package that includes 18 holes of golf, a power cart, BBQ lunch and a Roast beef dinner with all the trimmings is available for $150 per player. A dinner only option is also available at a cost of $35. We’ll also be holding a Hole in One contest, Longest Drive contest and a Closest to Pin contest, in addition to giving away raffle prizes. You can register today by completing the form below. Event Details What: 2017 Ottawa Gaels Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Youth Development Program When: Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 12pm Shotgun start Where: Loch March Golf Club, 1755 Old Carp Rd, Kanata, ON K2K 1X7 Price: Player package $150; Dinner Only: $35-(roast beef dinner with all the trimmings) Sponsor The Tournament The Ottawa Gaels invite you to sponsor a hole at this year’s tournament. As a sponsor you’ll receive the following benefits: Acknowledgement on ottawagaels.ca and on our social media channels A complementary ad in the CYC program Sponsor signage at your hole You can find out more and fill out our sponsorship form, available below. Sponsorship Letter &...

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Youth Registration Open for 2017 Season

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Ottawa Gaels, Youth Football | 0 comments

Youth Registration Open for 2017 Season

The Ottawa Gaels have opened youth registration for the 2017 season. This season’s program offers tremendous value at a sign-up cost of only $100. Those who register will enjoy: 6 weeks of indoor training sessions 8 weeks of outdoor training sessions Competion in 3 local tournaments This summer program requires only a commitment of once a week, with four locations around the Ottawa region (Almonte, Kanata, Ottawa West and Riverside South). As an added bonus, athletes in Ottawa will get the unique opportunity of working with highly qualified coaches from Ireland. The program culminates in the opportunity to compete at the Continental Youth Championship (CYC) taking place at Gaelic Park in Buffalo at the end of July. Try it For kids who are new to Gaelic Football, we invite you to join us for a free, no obligation “try it” session. Your first session will be free no matter when you start the program so your kids can try it out before committing to a full registration. Waiver & Media Release Form The Ottawa Gaels require parents and athletes to fill out a waiver form and present it on the first day of the program. You can download and print the waiver by clicking here. Register...

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New Pub Trivia Night – March 31st, 2017

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

New Pub Trivia Night – March 31st, 2017

Join us for another trivia night on Friday, March 31st! In 2001, Julia Roberts won the Oscar for best actress. Who were the other nominees? Brazil has the largest of land mass of South American countries. Name the next three, in order, for one point each. If these trivial facts are bouncing around in your grey matter, then the Ottawa Gaels have got a night for you! We’re hosting a pub quiz night at The Glen Scottish Pub, in Stittsville on Friday, March 31st at 8:30 PM. There will be five rounds of questions: General Knowledge (2) Sports Music History Teams of 4, 6 or 8 are welcome, or we can match individuals to teams. Cost is $15 a player. Prizes for the top teams, spot prizes, as well as a raffle draw for more loot will be up for grabs! Get your spot by emailing vicepresident@ottawagaels.ca. Places are limited, so get your spot early! Come out and learn...

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2017 Spring Thaw Tournament: April 29th

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

2017 Spring Thaw Tournament: April 29th

Dust off your cleats as we shake off the rust and stretch it out after a winter that was far too long. The Ottawa Gaels invite you to join us for our Spring Thaw 7’s Tournament, taking place on Saturday, April 29th at Centre Multisport de Gatineau (édifice La Fonderie), from 12pm until 4pm. Registration cost is $10 per player.   To register You can RSVP to the event at our Facebook page. or Send a confirmation email to...

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