The latest goings on. ℘℘℘ BREXIT AND THE BORDER The October 31 deadline is fast approaching and yet we seem to be as far as ever from agreeing on a deal for Brexit. The question of the Irish border continues to be a bone of contention between the Irish and British governments, and in recent weeks, Tánaiste SimonRead more..
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The passion, competition, and camaraderie of supporters and players of Gaelic games were on display at the USGAA Finals in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. ℘℘℘ September is traditionally the last month of the GAA season as the best of the best in Ireland play each other in the All-Ireland Finals. September is also theRead more..
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) held its annual dinner on Thursday October 4, at Capitala, 130 Bowery, New York City. The gala event featured awards, Q&A with all-star Gaelic players, and a music performance by Finbar Furey. The Gaelic Players Association has chosen Finbar as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award to acknowledge his contributionRead more..
County Tipperary, the “Blue and Gold Legends,” won the All-Ireland senior and minor hurling finals in Croke Park, Dublin on Sunday, September 4. Hurling is Ireland’s national game and one of the nation’s most popular sports. It was the second time in history that Tipperary, the “premier county,” won both the senior and minor titlesRead more..
The Shannon Gaels GAA Club in New York is one step closer to building its field of dreams – a children’s playing field in Frank Golden Park in College Point, New York. In January, Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan, TD announced that the Irish government will give €250,000 to develop the site. The GAARead more..
Canada benefited from Irish leadership and grit in ending a 50-year gold-medal drought in hockey, which was an ongoing embarrassment in the birthplace of the game. Pat Quinn took a collection of star players and despite some early wobbles, guided them past the United States in the gold-medal game. “The key was players like MarioRead more..