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”

The Return of the Wild Geese

On Saturday 8 September 2012, the current batch of Belgium GAA footballers will face their biggest threat yet: a conglomerate of past players, former comrades and old friends. The All-Stars have challenged the Belgian men to a duel on home (astro)turf. In the words of organiser Shane Griffin, the All-Stars “will return to Brussels andContinue reading “The Return of the Wild Geese”

European Hurling and Camogie Finals – Belgium – 23 July 2011

European Hurling and Camogie Finals – Belgium – 23 July 2011 (photo courtesy of Anna Bates) For a weekend, Belgium was the home of hurling and camogie. In Europe, at least. We even had Joe McDonagh to serenade us with The West’s Awake from the pulpit of De Valera’s. Some early organisational glitches aside (toContinue reading “European Hurling and Camogie Finals – Belgium – 23 July 2011”

Belgium GAA descends on Maastricht

On Saturday 6 November, the European football finals took place in Maastricht, for the third and final time in as many years. It was an epic day for Belgium GAA, the only club to bring 6 teams (plus a number of supporters) to a tournament, which was attended by 420 players in total. The dayContinue reading “Belgium GAA descends on Maastricht”

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 hopes for new heights as the European Football Championships begin

The long-awaited European Gaelic Football Championships begin in Munich this weekend, and over 50 Belgium GAA players will fly to the Bavarian capital tomorrow to go to battle in the first of the four pan-European tournaments. 26 lads and around the same amount of lassies will travel. These impressive travelling numbers are a great indicationContinue reading “Belgium hopes for new heights as the European Football Championships begin”