The end of the 2014 season comes to a thrilling conclusion in Maastricht

Monday always seems a surreal sort of day post tournament. Aches. Pains. Bruises. Strangely shaped strangenesses in places that you didn’t know could hurt the way that they do now. But all that aside, what a weekend we had! What a weekend it was. It’s 9 degrees now and the 23 degree scorcher that weContinue reading “The end of the 2014 season comes to a thrilling conclusion in Maastricht”

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”

A days work done (for les damsels), men to fight again tomorrow morning @10:00

We’re dissecting the finer points of today’s play in Stockholm, let it not be said that the Stockholm Gaels cannot organise a stunner of a tournament, because today would then have to beg to refute you. Stockholm is a magnificent city built on 7 islands in an archipelago of wonderful proportions (your dear author nearlyContinue reading “A days work done (for les damsels), men to fight again tomorrow morning @10:00”

To Maastricht and the north

Belgium ladies and men’s teams are split today – with the two ladies football teams taking on the first pan Euro of their season and a men’s 15-a-side playing on Maastricht. As we have yet to manage bilocation, Jelena will be reporting from the Netherlands and I’ll be covering the action up north…. Best ofContinue reading “To Maastricht and the north”

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”

A new year, a new start, a new committee, where to begin?

Well hello there. Ahem. Can you hear me? I hope so. This post comes with apologies and with thanks. Thanks firstly to the committee members from last year for all of the hard work that they put in running the wondrous thing that is Belgium GAA, an apology for not having this updated instantly withContinue reading “A new year, a new start, a new committee, where to begin?”

A brief history of Belgium GAA

Some highly recommended reading material on the history of Belgium GAA from former player, captain and trainer Eoin Sheanon for livegaelic.com http://www.livegaelic.com/gaa-abroad/gaa-abroad-belgium-gaa/ Belgium GAA A friend of mine once asked me was Belgium in Brussels or was Brussels in Belgium? Indeed. Ordinarily famed for its chocolate, the pissing boy and “the place that tells usContinue reading “A brief history of Belgium GAA”

Belgium GAA 2013 – show me your Meitheal

Dia Dhaoibh go léir,   I’d like to welcome old and new members to the club for the 2013 season, Belgium GAA’s TEN year anniversary. I’d like to say a massive thanks to the outgoing committee for their hard work in 2012 and in previous years. This year’s committee stands on the shoulders of giants!   Last year wasContinue reading “Belgium GAA 2013 – show me your Meitheal”