Western Canadian Championship (Gaelic football)

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The Western Canadian Championship is a Gaelic football championship tournament of the Western Divisional Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association, played every year in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. The championship includes Mens and Ladies' Gaelic football, two of the sports which make up Gaelic games.

History[edit]

In 2004, the first formal GAA sanctioned Western Canadian Championships were played. The Divisional Board, in order to facilitate tournaments that include unaffiliated teams (i.e. not in the Western Divisional Board), and to allow each teams host critical games (understanding the travel distances between venues), agreed that the Championship would be played out in a League format. Each member team would play each other team twice, over two tournaments. The venue for Championship games would be rotated so that each team is required to cross the Rockies only once each year. Only the 5 member clubs (5 men's & 3 ladies' teams) compete in this Championship.[1]

Roll of honour[edit]

Western Canadian Champions
Season Ladies Men's
2010 Harps Harps
2009 Harps Wolfe Tones
2008 Harps Harps
2007 Harps Chieftains
2006 Wolfe Tones Harps
2005 Wolfe Tones Harps
2004 Wolfe Tones Chieftains

[2]

  • Roll of Honour (Men's)
  1. Vancouver Harps – 4
  2. Calgary Chieftains – 2
  3. Edmonton Wolfe Tones – 1
  • Roll of Honour (Ladies')
  1. Vancouver Harps – 4
  2. Edmonton Wolfe Tones – 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Flynn, John; Ainsley Baldwin (2008). The History of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Canada. Trafford Publishing. p. 169. ISBN 9781425163778. Retrieved 9/2/2012. 
  2. ^ O'Flynn, John; Ainsley Baldwin (2008). The History of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Canada. Trafford Publishing. p. 172. ISBN 9781425163778. Retrieved 9/2/2012.