Category Archives: Benelux

Double delight as Belgium GAA are crowned European Hurling and Camogie Champions

A dramatic day ended with the hurlers taking the European crown in the dying minutes in a tight final against The Hague, winning by just one point. The final whistle marked a unique double for the club on the Hurling/Camogie front as the ladies also took their championship on the final day despite a narrow loss to Holland in the final.

An incredible amount of work and effort has gone into sustaining and developing hurling and camogie in Belgium GAA and the results today speak volumes of the efforts of code officers, trainers and of course players who racked up visits to Paris, Luxembourg and Zurich on their road to victory.

 

Congratulations to all involved. More in depth reports and pictures will follow in the Belgium GAA Newsletter in September.

 

 

 

 

CAMOGIE:

 

Belgium 4-6 v Luxembourg 1-4
Belgium 1-3 v Holland 0-8
Holland 4-6 v Luxembourg 2-3

 

FINAL: 

BELGIUM 1-4 v HOLLAND 2-6

 

HURLING:

 

Dresden 0-5 v Belgium 5-7
Luxembourg 2-3 v The Hague 3-17

Paris 1-1 v Dresden 2-12
Belgium 0-5 v The Hague 1-12

The Hague 6-9 v Dresden 0-5
Luxembourg 8-15 v Paris 0-3

 

Belgium 6-12 v Paris 2-3

Luxembourg 7-9 v Dresden 1-4

The Hague 6-22 v Paris 0-3
Belgium 3-9 v Luxembourg 0-2

 

 

FINAL: 

BELGIUM 2-8 v THE HAGUE 2-7

GAA wins European Citizen’s Prize 2013 – as nominated by Sean Kelly MEP

[Words by European County Board] 

 



I am delighted to announce that the Gaelic Athletic Association has become the first Irish winner of the European Citizen’s Prize (2013)’, Sean Kelly MEP confirmed today. 


“The honour represents an international tribute to the GAA’s massive contribution to citizens in Europe. The Association is a wonderful example of our European ideals of volunteerism, citizenship and promotion of healthy pastimes for young people,” Mr Kelly, a former GAA President said.


He stressed the prize’s relevance to both the 2011 European Year of Volunteering, as it is the largest voluntary organisation in Ireland, with over 250,000 people volunteering on a weekly basis through the GAA. 

The GAA will be awarded a special medal during a dedicated awards ceremony to be held in Ireland later this year. The Association will also showcase its organisation at the European Parliament in Brussels at a further European Citizen’s Prize ceremony with other winners on 16-17th October 2013.


The European Citizen’s Prize was launched by the European Parliament in 2008 to recognise the exceptional achievements of individuals, groups or organisations each year.

 

Hard day in Luxembourg but Benelux conquered

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(Hat tip to Conor Mulv for the montage)

Full report to follow…

Luxembourg – 15 June 2013- results

Men´s championship

 

GROUP GAMES
Luxembourg A (1-9) – Amsterdam A (1-7)
Luxembourg (0-7) – Belgium (0-7)
Belgium (4-4) – Amsterdam A (2-4)

 

FINAL
Amsterdam (3-5) – Luxembourg A (2-6)

 

STANDING
1. Amsterdam – 25 pts
2. Luxembourg A – 20 pts
3. Belgium – 13 pts*

 

*3pts less per loan of weekend players

 

 

ladies championship

 

GROUP GAMES
Holland Ladies (4-1) – Luxembourg (0-0)
Belgium A (0-10) – Belgium B (2-8)
Luxembourg (0-2) – Belgium B (1-15)
Holland Ladies (2-18) – Belgium A (2-6)
Luxembourg (0-1) – Belgium A (3-10)
Holland Ladies (0-5) – Belgium B (1-?)

 

3/4th PLAY-OFF
Belgium A (3-10) – Luxembourg (1-1)

 

FINAL
Holland Ladies (4-6) – Belgium B (0-3)

 

STANDING
1. Holland Ladies – 25 pts
2. Belgium B – 20 pts
3. Belgium A – 16 pts
4. Luxembourg – 13 pts

 

men’s shield

 

GROUP GAMES
Belgium B (1-10) – Luxembourg B (0-1)
Frankfurt (0-3) – Dusseldorf (2-9)
Belgium B (2-6) – Eindhoven (2-6)
Luxembourg B (1-5) – Frankfurt (1-2)
Dusseldorf (2-7) – Eindhoven (1-5)
Belgium B (2-6) – Frankfurt (2-2)
Luxembourg B (2-2) – Eindhoven (6-3)
Belgium B (2-4) – Dusseldorf (4-12)
Frankfurt (4-3) – Eindhoven (1-7)
Luxembourg B (1-2) – Dusseldorf (2-3)

 

3/4th PLAY-OFF
Eindhoven 5-8 Luxembourg B 1-2

 

FINAL
Dusseldorf 1-9 Belgium B 2-3

 

 

STANDING
1. Düsseldorf – 25 pts
2. Belgium B – 20 pts
3. Eindhoven – 16 pts
4. Luxembourg B – ?? pts* TBC
5. Frankfurt – 11 pts

*Loan of weekend player

All roads lead to Luxembourg in June

This month the same destination is marked down in all the calendars of Belgium GAA players: Luxembourg.

 

With the next round in both the Hurling/Camogie and Football penciled in for Luxembourg it will be a busy month on the road south-east for Belgium GAA.

 

First up is the Hurling/Camogie on Saturday June 1st.

 

After a win in the first round in Paris the men will look to build momentum and a take a commanding lead in the competition.

 

While the ladies will look to avenge their narrow defeat in Paris and put themselves right back in contention.

 

We wish them the best of luck!!

 

Later in the month we head to Luxembourg again for the third and final round of the Benelux Football Competition.

 

The current standings are available on the website of the European County Board.

Belgium Tournament Round-up: Results

men championship

 

GROUP GAMES
Belgium A (4-8) – Amsterdam (0-4)
Luxembourg (1-7) – Belgium (3-3)
Amsterdam (1-5) – Luxembourg (2-6)

 

FINAL
Belgium (3-11) – Luxembourg (0-7)

 

STANDING
1. Belgium – 25 pts
2. Luxembourg – 20 pts
3. Amsterdam – 16 pts

 

ladies championship

 

GROUP GAMES
Belgium A (3-9) – Belgium B (1-5)
Belgium A (1-7) – Holland (1-15)
Belgium B (3-9) – Holland (3-8)

 

FINAL
Belgium A (0-13) – Belgium B (1-5)

 

STANDING
1. Belgium A – 25 pts
2. Belgium B – 20 pts
3. Holland – 16 pts

 

men’s shield

 

GROUP GAMES
Belgium B (0-3) – Belgium C (3-6)
Belgium B (0-1) – Düsseldorf (1-14)

 

FINAL
Belgium C (2-6) – Düsseldorf (3-10)

 

 

 

STANDING
1. Düsseldorf – 25 pts
2. Belgium C – 20 pts
3. Belgium B – 16 pts