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Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner – May 6th, 2017

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

Annual Spaghetti Fundraiser Dinner  – May 6th, 2017

The Ottawa Gaels invite you to join us for our Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, happening on Saturday, May 6th at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts. The fundraiser gets underway at 5:30pm, at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Together we’ll be able to feast on Spaghetti, Salad, Bread and Dessert. There will also be lots of raffle prizes to be won and live music. Event Details What: Annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Where: St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts – 310 St. Patrick Street in the Byward Market When: Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 5:30pm-8:30pm Cost: $10 for Adults / $5 for kids /$25 for Families (4+ Members)...

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Youth Gaelic Football Try It Sessions – Free!

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels, Youth Football | 0 comments

Youth Gaelic Football Try It Sessions – Free!

Join us for our free sessions to learn how to play Gaelic Football! This in an introduction to the sport for those who have never played and a chance to play for the first time in 2017 for those who have. We will run two sessions of one hour each 8-9am and 9-10am. Drop in at whatever time suits you best! Our first session will take place on Sunday, February 12 for kids ages U8 and U10. Our second session is scheduled for Sunday, March 5th. This session will be for kids ages U12 and U14 All sessions will take place at Bell Sensplex, 1565 Maple Grove Road, Kanata, Ontario K2V 1A3 No need to register, just show up! Bring along your friends from school or your other team sports such as hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball who you think might be interested. Girls and boys are welcome but will play separately in organized...

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2017 Coaches Foundation Course – April 30th

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

2017 Coaches Foundation Course – April 30th

The Ottawa Gaels will be running two Gaelic Football coaching courses this year on Sunday, April 30th. Many of you are already coaching our young athletes and this course will further strengthen your coaching resources. The Gaels want to encourage more seniors to get the training and join us on the field, as the feedback our club has received form the parents and the kids is that the youth really look up to us (especially the girls!) and are excited to be coached by senior players, who they see as role models. The Foundation Award is an official GAA certificate, and you can get more details at http://learning.gaa.ie/node/268590. The Foundation Award is a theory and practical course so you are asked to bring gym clothes and sneakers. The Gaels will also provide you with some online prep work prior to the course. You will also need to provide a Police check – Vulnerable Sector, which is a standard requirement for all sporting organizations. If you do not already have a police check, the Ottawa Gaels will provide you with a volunteer letter so that your police check is free. You are still able to take the course, but our club cannot certify any coaches until we receive this police check. Please confirm your availability with by filling out the form below. There is no registration fee. Finally, please share this invite with anyone else you think may be...

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Join the Ottawa Gaels for St. Patrick’s Day Festivities!

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

Join the Ottawa Gaels for St. Patrick’s Day Festivities!

March with us in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and then join us for the Beau’s Party at Lansdowne! The Ottawa Gaels are excited to once again be taking part in the annual Irish Society of The National Capital Region Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11th, 2017. The Parade will leave the intersection of Elgin St. and Laurier Avenue West at 11:00am, proceed westward along Laurier to Bank Street and then south on Bank Street to Lansdowne Park. At the conclusion of the parade, Lansdowne will be home to the Beau’s St. Patrick’s Day Party inside the Aberdeen Pavilion. The party begins at noon and runs until 10pm will feature live Irish entertainment, activities and more! While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Ottawa Gaels booth. We’ll be on-site, providing demonstrations and will have games and information available for visitors who are curious about our great sport. The Beau’s party will sell out quickly so if you are interested in attending buy your tickets now! You can also join us as a volunteer! We have openings for an evening shift which goes from 5pm-11pm.  We will need people to cover the bars as well as admissions, green team, and merchandise. Volunteers enjoy free admission to the event ($29 value!) and a receive a cool Beau’s t-shirt. Email publicrelations@ottawagaels.ca to sign up.   The Ottawa Gaels invite supporters of our team and the Irish community at large to line this year’s parade route. Volunteers will be collecting cash and food donations for the Ottawa Food Bank along the Parade route. The Gaels are also inviting members of the team to join us as we march in the parade. Along with a healthy dose of green, we’ll be sporting our maroon colours as we walk through the streets of downtown Ottawa. (Be sure to visit our store for official Gaels merchandise!) Our group will be meeting near the start of the parade route (Elgin and Laurier) at 10:30am.   Check out the video below from last year’s Beau’s St. Patrick’s...

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Ottawa Gaels Christmas Social – Saturday December 17th

Posted by on Dec 6, 2016 in Events | 0 comments

Ottawa Gaels Christmas Social – Saturday December 17th

Gaels friends and family, deck yourselves out in your fave ugly Christmas sweaters and join us for our Ottawa Gaels Christmas social at the Heart and Crown Byward Market! Enjoy a festive evening with friends, featuring free food, hilarious prizes and great music. And pull out all the bells and boughs of holly, because there will be a grand prize for the best (aka ugliest!) Christmas sweater! This is a family friendly event, kids and Gaels youth are welcome in the Heart & Crown until 9pm! Event Details What: Ottawa Gaels Christmas Social Where: Heart & Crown – ByWard Market (Peter Devine’s) 67 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario k1n 5p5 When: Saturday, December 17th at 2PM –...

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Join our Board as Public Relations Officer

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

Join our Board as Public Relations Officer

If you’re a marketing communications professional looking to give back to your community and make a significant impact for a not for profit sports association then here is your chance. The Ottawa Gaels Gaelic Football Club are currently recruiting for the role of Public Relations Officer (PRO). The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was formed in 1887 and is a grassroots, community-based, volunteer run organisation promoting Gaelic games, culture and lifelong participation. We welcome all ages to learn and play the original beautiful game, Gaelic Football, and operate youth, men’s and ladies programs. As the PRO you will lead the marketing, communication and public relations strategy and activities for the Ottawa Gaels. This is an exciting leadership position and opportunity to build a marketing communications committee and support the growth of this organization. If you are interested, please contact us at publicrelations@ottawagaels.ca. Full job description [PDF]...

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Coaches Foundation Course – November 27th

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Coaches Foundation Course – November 27th

The Ottawa Gaels will be running a Gaelic Football coaching course on Sunday, November 27th, from 8am to 3:30pm at the Rideauview Community Centre. Many of you are already coaching our young athletes and this course will further strengthen your coaching resources. The Gaels want to encourage more seniors to get the training and join us on the field, as the feedback our club has received form the parents and the kids is that the youth really look up to us (especially the girls!) and are excited to be coached by senior players, who they see as role models. The Foundation Award is an official GAA certificate, and you can get more details at http://learning.gaa.ie/node/268590. The Foundation Award is a theory and practical course so you are asked to bring gym clothes and sneakers. The Gaels will also provide you with some online prep work prior to the course. You will also need to provide a Police check – Vulnerable Sector, which is a standard requirement for all sporting organizations. If you do not already have a police check, the Ottawa Gaels will provide you with a volunteer letter so that your police check is free. You are still able to take the course, but our club cannot certify any coaches until we receive this police check. Please confirm your availability with by filling out the form below. There is no registration fee. Finally, please share this invite with anyone else you think may be interested....

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Ottawa Gaels Name New Club Executive

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

Ottawa Gaels Name New Club Executive

On October 30th, the Ottawa Gaels held their Annual General Meeting at the Heart and Crown in the Byward Market, and looked back on a very successful year for the club. In addition to reviewing last year’s highlights, the Gaels turned their attention towards the future, nominating a new club for the 2016-2017 season. This group will guide the Gaels through the coming season, working hard to build on the success of the past year and to maintain the tremendous momentum that has propelled our association forward. Highlights for the coming year include: Hosting the 2017 ECGAA Championship on the September long weekend, annual St Paddy’s Day festivities, our annual Golf tournament and the continued development of our youth program. Our new club executive is listed below: Chairperson – Kerry Mortimer Vice Chair – Kerri Beeching Secretary – David Bhamjee Treasurer – Louis-Charles Gascon Public Relations Officer – Open Club & Youth Development Officer – Vanessa McLean Coaching & Games Officer – Noel McGinnity Child Protection Officer – Lisa Wright Men’s Senior Rep – Phil Scherer Ladies Senior Rep – Crystal Beausoleil Cultural Liaison Officer – Ken O’Callaghan General Board Member – Jon Lajeunesse Youth Development Officer – Open You can learn more about our new board on our Club Executive...

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Board and Committee Positions with the Ottawa Gaels

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

Board and Committee Positions with the Ottawa Gaels

Without the hard work of a dedicated team of volunteers, the Ottawa Gaels wouldn’t be the thriving club that is today, either on or off the pitch. As we approach our Annual General Meeting on October 30th we are seeking volunteers to fill key positions. 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. We have several volunteer positions open for the coming year, listed below. 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. 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. Available Positions Club Chairperson Club Vice Chairperson Club Secretary Club Treasurer Club Public Relations Officer Club Youth Development Officer Youth Development Leads - Almonte, Kanata, Ottawa West, Riverside South Club Senior Player Representative Club Coaching and Games Officer Fundraising Committee’s member (3 positions) Club Registrar - Senior Club Registrar - Youth...

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Attend The 2016 Ottawa Gaels Annual Awards Banquet

Posted by on Oct 18, 2016 in Events, Ottawa Gaels | 0 comments

Attend The 2016 Ottawa Gaels Annual Awards Banquet

The Ottawa Gaels invite you to our year end banquet, happening on Saturday, November 12th at The Heart and Crown Byward Market in Mother McGintey’s. After a hugely 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 9th and there will be no tickets at the door. Please purchase online or contact Vanessa at 613.304.5705 or info@ottawagaels.ca Event Details What: Ottawa Gaels Gaelic Football Club Annual Awards Banquet When and Where: Saturday, November 12 at Heart and Crown Byward Market in Mother McGintey’s Time: Cocktails at 6:00, dinner at 7pm Tickets Cost:...

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