Willie Cashin elected County Europe Chair on historic day for Belgium GAA

Many congratulations to Belgium GAA stalwart Willie Cashin, who last weekend in Madrid was elected Chairman of the European County Board (ECB). Willie, a dedicated hurler as well as this year’s all-conquering ladies football coach, is a GAA man through and through, and the club is enormously proud to have one of our own inContinue reading “Willie Cashin elected County Europe Chair on historic day for Belgium GAA”

‘Dilly-Dally’ Davey’s soccer shocker

Corcaigh, 10th November 2009 The authorities in Cork, more commonly referred to as ‘shades’ or the ‘5-0’ are growing increasingly concerned over the reputation of one of their most respected local GAA players, a Mr. Dave Barrett from Kinsale. “Dilly-Dally Davey,” as he is fondly known by local GAA aficionados, caused bloody riots and massContinue reading “‘Dilly-Dally’ Davey’s soccer shocker”

Match Reports, Rennes GF Tournament

Better late than never, here are the match reports from the Rennes Gaelic Football tournament held on Saturday, 3 October. For the usual sharp analysis of the Belgium Men’s A team performance, please see D. Barrett’s blog. Below are the tournament reports from (1) the Men’s B team, courtesy of our own burshting Breton MattiContinue reading “Match Reports, Rennes GF Tournament”

Belgium GAA hurlers issue reply to Kilkenny’s 4 in a row

The Grand Slam plus one – Five in a Row – European Hurling Champions! Belgium hurlers travelled to Den Haag for the final tournament of the European Hurling year on Saturday to line out against a depleted Den Haag side. For numerous reasons Lux, Zurich and Paris all failed to travel. With the championship alreadyContinue reading “Belgium GAA hurlers issue reply to Kilkenny’s 4 in a row”

From Chairman Mao to Deity Gill

Belgium GAA’s own Olof was back with his own kind over the weekend as Clare Island entered the ferocious All-Island football tournament. The Clare Islanders, who had previously faced stiff competition in Belgium, were one of eight islands from Donegal to Cork who were prepared to battle for glory against some of their most hatedContinue reading “From Chairman Mao to Deity Gill”

Belgium Ladies retain European Crown

(Editor’s note: before we give the floor to the epic tournament report, Belgium GAA is pleased to report that our Ladies football team retained their European Championship in style in Copenhagen on 29 August. Following hot on the heels of our hurlers, this is the club’s second silverware of the year. Well done, ladies!) AContinue reading “Belgium Ladies retain European Crown”

Belgium GAA at All-Ireland Football Final!

Thanks to the creative efforts of Conan and our success on the pitch there’s a buzz growing about Belgium GAA. Don’t believe me? Check out the programme of the upcoming All-Ireland Final between Cork and Kerry and you’ll find Belgium GAA prominently featured. And really, with a club as good looking as we are it’sContinue reading “Belgium GAA at All-Ireland Football Final!”

Munich Tournament Report: The Ladies

(Editor’s Note: the following is the Munich tournament report detailing yet another triumph for Belgium GAA’s footballing women, written by the irrepressible Whisk) Belgium A + Belgium B + injured supporters Ana & Lorraine + Coach W + Avril Brennan = Ladies Winners of Munich tournament 2009!! Well, where to start – yet another incrediblyContinue reading “Munich Tournament Report: The Ladies”

Belgium’s King Poc

As well as playing a central part in helping Belgium’s hurlers sweep to an unstoppable 2009 European Championship victory, Meathman Conor Aylward secured even more silverware for the club in July when he won the European Poc Fada competition. Aylward, pictured here demonstrating his unique Poc Fada stretching technique to Maria “Bomber” Brosnan, beat allContinue reading “Belgium’s King Poc”