Benelux Hurling/Camogie Tournament Report: Den Haag May 7 – Double Delight to Start the Season

A great weekend for the Hurlers and Camogie players of Belgium GAA as we saw both teams winning the first tournament of the year in Den Haag. A total of 38 players made the trip across the Dutch border which had an action-packed afternoon of small ball. There were two Belgium GAA teams split evenlyContinue reading “Benelux Hurling/Camogie Tournament Report: Den Haag May 7 – Double Delight to Start the Season”

Benelux Football Tournament Report: Eindhoven April 23 – Two in a Row for the Women!

Another great weekend of football in Eindhoven where the ladies football team won the tournament with the men’s falling short to take 3rd spot.  With 50 players in total travelling, we had 4 strong teams wearing the red, black and yellow. The women’s team were looking to continue their great form after winning the firstContinue reading “Benelux Football Tournament Report: Eindhoven April 23 – Two in a Row for the Women!”

Benelux Football Tournament Report: Maastricht April 10 – The Double!

A great weekend for the footballers of Belgium GAA as we saw the men’s and women’s teams winning the tournament, thus completing the double. With 11 men’s teams and 9 women’s teams competing from the Benelux region, it was an action-packed day that saw the red, black and yellow out in both codes. The women’sContinue reading “Benelux Football Tournament Report: Maastricht April 10 – The Double!”

Red sky at night, shephards delight, red sky in the morning, its really really early

Tomorrow morning, a group of 29 Belgium GAA men travel to Maastricht to compete in the European football finals. Fielding two teams, one in the senior championship and the another in intermediate, and following months of hard training and playing numerous tournaments, it all comes down to this one day of football. The men haveContinue reading “Red sky at night, shephards delight, red sky in the morning, its really really early”

Last training session in ordinary time complete – Maastricht to see what we’re made of

What a year. 2014 has been an immense season. We’re a few days away from the close of an incredible year. .and we’ve this weekend to look forward to! The photos say more than I can. 4 Belgian teams will participate in the action across the day, topped off with a reception in the lovelyContinue reading “Last training session in ordinary time complete – Maastricht to see what we’re made of”

Hurling and Camogie Finals 2014 – Belgium do the double

The finals of the Hurling and Camogie competitions of 2014 came to Kituro Rugby Club – and our very own Paddy Donnelly’s brother wrote this report. We thought you’d enjoy it. He promotes GAA games both at home and abroad. http://gaascores.com/2014/08/belgium-claim-european-hurling-and-camogie-championship-titles/ The final tournament of the European Hurling Championship took place in Brussels last week, withContinue reading “Hurling and Camogie Finals 2014 – Belgium do the double”

Not lost, nor lonely, Belgium wanders to Bavaria: An Ode to München

Monday, funday. Sometimes flashes of the weekend past are all you need to power through a desk and a computer based morning, when all you can really think of, or want to think of, is the weekend you’ve had, the football played, the sights you’ve seen (HUNDREDS OF GERMANS CROSSING THE ROAD WHEN THE GREENContinue reading “Not lost, nor lonely, Belgium wanders to Bavaria: An Ode to München”

Belgium bound for Bayern(Munich) & we need to talk about Kevin

It is cold, it is wet, it is miserable and yes, it is early July. This is unfair. It is bucketing down and wet and cold and *gasp* Belgium have been knocked out of the World Cup. Its just not fair or ok. With nights without 3 matches ahead of us, its going to beContinue reading “Belgium bound for Bayern(Munich) & we need to talk about Kevin”

Serious Saturday plans – guided tour of Ypres/Ipers this weekend

If you’re not heading to hurl this weekend, there are really interesting alternatives on offer for those of you who are in anyway historically minded. Tomorrow, Saturday, is the 100th anniversary of the assassination of the heir to the Habsburg throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his consort of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, an event in theContinue reading “Serious Saturday plans – guided tour of Ypres/Ipers this weekend”

Destination: Junkers Bunker (aka Lux)

Friday, 27th of June, 2014. A surreal day. Brussels is locked down as European Heads of State come together in the aftermath of the European Parliamentary Elections 2014/*Bun Fight 2014 – to carve up who gets what part of European Priorities/cake for the next five years, and guess who is on the head of theContinue reading “Destination: Junkers Bunker (aka Lux)”