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2017 Gaelic Football Co-ed Fall Superleague Information

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

2017 Gaelic Football Co-ed Fall Superleague Information

The Ottawa Gaels Gaelic Football Co-ed Fall Superleague dates have been set. Join us for regular games, throughout October and November. Open to all for fun, fitness and friendship. All welcome – experienced, non experienced or just hoping to learn the game. Open to anyone 14 years or older. We invite all participants to register online (at the bottom of this page) so that we can plan accordingly. Full league information and registration is below. Dates October: 12th, 19th, 26th  10-11pm November: 2nd, 9th, 14th, 16th, 7-8pm Where Carleton University Outdoor (turf and grass fields near Field house) Games 7 v 7 coed teams. Game length to be determined. Teams that are not on the field will be responsible to ref/umpire/line and record game scores. Games will be scored and league winners will be presented at the annual club banquet at the end of November. Fees Free for all current registered and paid players. New players: $25 registration fee, and need a signed waiver....

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2017 Annual General Meeting – October 29th

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

2017 Annual General Meeting – October 29th

The Ottawa Gaels invite you to join us for the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM), taking place on October 29th. This year’s AGM will be held at the Heart & Crown in the Byward Market, from 1-3pm. Our AGM gives our members and supporters an opportunity to hear from our board about the association’s performance and achievements over the past year. Join us as we review the year’s highlights and select our executive committee for the coming year. As we approach our Annual General Meeting, we are also seeking volunteers to fill key positions. We have several volunteer positions open for the coming year. If you are interested in getting involved but don’t want to take on an official role you can be on a committee or just offer a few hours of time at any time during the year (for example when we need extra help with Registration in spring). All and any help is appreciated. By getting involved, you’ll be a part of a thriving sporting and cultural community-based organization in Ottawa and play a vital role in building our club. To learn more about each position and how to apply, you can download this informational PDF which lists all the positions in detail and explains how you can apply. We look forward to seeing you on October...

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Save The Date! Our 2017 Awards Banquet is Saturday, November 25th

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

Save The Date! Our 2017 Awards Banquet is Saturday, November 25th

The Ottawa Gaels invite you to our year end banquet, happening on Saturday, November 25th at The Heart and Crown Byward Market. After another successful season we will be kicking off our cleats and handing out hardware for the Men’s and Women’s MVP, Most Improved, and Most Sporting players as well as awards for the club supporter of the year and club person of the year. Join us for a fun night that includes dinner, awards, live music, dance-offs and prizes. Please note, we are selling advance tickets only. Tickets must be purchased by November 22nd and there will be no tickets at the door. Please purchase online or contact us by email: info@ottawagaels.ca **One banquet ticket is included with a full player registration** Event Details What: Ottawa Gaels Gaelic Football Club Annual Awards Banquet When and Where: Saturday, November 25 at Heart and Crown Byward Market Time: Cocktails at 6:00, dinner at 7pm Tickets Cost:...

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2017 Mike Robinson Tournament – Sept 23

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

Ottawa To Host Eastern Provinces for Canadian Championships

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 150 adult players in Ladies and Men’s Gaelic Football and Hurling will participate in the games. The 2017 championships will for the first time, include a youth division comprised of nearly 60 youth players from Ottawa. Games will take place on Saturday, September 2nd from 9 AM to 5 PM at Twin Elm Rugby Park. GAA dignitaries including Sean Harte, Chairperson of Canada GAA, will be in attendance. Gaelic Games Combining the suspense and skill of soccer, field hockey and lacrosse, the high scoring of basketball, and the impact of rugby, Gaelic Football and Hurling cater to a broad range of athletes and sports enthusiasts. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is Ireland’s largest sporting organization. It is celebrated as one of the greatest amateur sporting associations in the world. The GAA was founded in Ireland in 1884 in order to make athletics more accessible to the masses and to revive and nurture traditional, indigenous sports and pastimes. Players, even at the highest level, do not receive payment for playing and the volunteer ethos remains one of the most important aspects of the GAA. The Irish who emigrated, brought their national games with them and over 400 clubs are now well established in Canada, the US, Australia, Britain, China, mainland Europe and many other parts of the world. For more information contact Sarah Thorenton at publicrelations@ottawagaels.ca ...

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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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