Glasgow Gaels GFC

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Glasgow Gaels
Gaeil Glaschu
Founded 1999
County Scotland
Colours Red and White
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Gaelic football
Scottish Championship 3
Ladies' football
Scottish Championship 3

Glasgow Gaels Gaelic Football Club or Glasgow Gaels GFC (Irish: Cumann Peile Gaeil Glaschu) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in Glasgow.[1] The team is a member of the Scottish GAA and are one of the most successful Scottish teams of all time.[1] They currently cater for both Men's Gaelic football, junior and senior levels, Ladies' Gaelic football, and Juvenile Gaelic Football. The teams have competed in the All Britain championships, reaching the Men's All-British semi-finals in 2006 and most recently winning the Ladies All-British Junior Final in 2016 after being runners-up in 2015. The ladies made history in 2016 by winning their first ever Scottish Senior League Title.[2] In 2016, the ladies were also victorious against the European Champions, Belgium GAA, and advanced to the All-Ireland Quarter Final against Dublin's St. Maurs.[3] The Junior Men made history with their first ever league and championship titles in 2016, defeating Dunedin Connollys on both occasions.[4] They are currently associated with Glasgow University GAA and Stirling University GAA. They have also been featured on Joe.ie's "80 clubs around the World" in 2016.[5]

Home matches are currently played in Peterson Park, Yoker, known locally as 'Yoke Park'.

Origins[edit]

Glaschu Gaels GFC was formed in 1999 after the amalgamation of two local sides, Glencovitt Rovers and Paisley Gaels.[1]

Honours[edit]

  • Ladies Junior All-Ireland Series: quarter-finalists - 2016
  • Ladies Junior European Championship: winners - 2016
  • Men's All-British Championship: semi-finalists - 2006
  • Ladies All-British Junior Championship: finalists - 2015, winners - 2016
  • Men's Scottish Senior Championship:[6] winners - 2002, 2006, finalists - 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2016
  • Ladies Scottish Senior Championship: winners - 2006, finalists - 2007
  • Men's Scottish Junior Championship: winners - 2016
  • Ladies Scottish Junior Championship: winners - 2015, 2016
  • Men's Scottish Senior League:[7] winners - 2003, 2005, 2008, finalists - 2015, 2016
  • Men's Scottish Junior League: winners - 2016
  • Ladies Scottish League: finalists - 2015, winners - 2016
  • U14 Scottish Championship: shield finalists - 2015, 2016
  • U12 Scottish Championship: shield finalists - 2016, winners - 2015
  • Men's Scottish Seven-a-side: winners - 2005, 2007, 2009
  • Ladies Scottish Seven-a-side: winners - 2015
  • Pearse Cup (now the Morkan cup) - winners - 2002, 2003, 2004
  • O'Fiach Cup - winners - 2003
  • Michael Davitt Shield winners - 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005
  • Glasgow Women's Celtic Sports Festival - 2006, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Supporting the gaels of Glaschu - Hoganstand.com". www.hoganstand.com. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  2. ^ Reynolds, Siobhan (2016-06-06). "Ladies win first ever Scottish League Title". Glasgow Gaels. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 
  3. ^ Treacy, Jennifer. "Ladies' historic season ends with defeat by St. Maurs". Glasgow Gaels. 
  4. ^ Treacy, Jennifer. "2016 County Finals: A day of mixed emotions for the Gaels". Glasgow Gaels. 
  5. ^ "Around the World in 80 Clubs: Glasgow Gaels GAA (#14) | JOE.ie". JOE.ie. Retrieved 2016-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Scotland GAA - CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS". www.scotland-gaa.com. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 
  7. ^ "Scotland GAA - LEAGUE WINNERS". www.scotland-gaa.com. Retrieved 2016-02-17. 

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