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A Munich-Luxembourg Amalgamation

Jeannie and Benny

This past weekend saw the beautiful marriage of Munich Colmcilles‘ Jean-Marie Brown and Luxembourg’s Brendan O’ Callaghan in the picturesque setting of Barnabrow House in Cloyne, East Cork.

GSCL wishes them many years of happiness together.
Comhghairdeachas díobh.

Posted by Dónal on May 19th, 2011

Amsterdam Football Tournament 2011

This Saturday see the Lux Men’s football team travel to the Netherlands for the season’s second football tournament of the season, looking to build on their victory in Benelux Round 1.

Best to luck, lads.

A big shout out also to Benny and Jeannie who tie the knot in Cork this weekend. We all hope it’s a great day.

Posted by Dónal on May 13th, 2011

GaelicSportsCast – Podcast interview with Damien Higgins



GaliceSportsCast presenter Denis O’Brien interivews club PRO Damien for his podcast on GAA worldwide.
Damien speaks about the 2011 Luxembourg Football Tournament and the structure of GAA in Europe.
The podcast speaks with Den Hague GAA Chairman, Mathew Morris.

Listen to the podcast here:
#223 Great Luxembourg tourno as Den Hague open European hurling championship

Posted by Dónal on May 11th, 2011

Den Haag Hurling/Camogie Tournament 2011 – Review

Camogie

It was an early start for all, leaving from the Gare at 5am.

Even with the rusty limbs after a long journey, the ladies limbered up quickly and emerged victorious from a match which wasn’t their best display of the day against Belgium B. Things improved against the Belgium A team. A one point margin sealed the deal for the Lux Ladies against the team who would finally emerge as the day’s victors.

Zurich were the next opponents. Zurich seemed sharper but didn’t play Lux off the field. The match against Paris however was the highlight of the day for all; With a difference of 4 points at the final whistle after scoring 5-3, Paris emerged deserved winners, but were glad to hear the final whistle.

The last match of the day was the 3rd and 4th place playoff in which Lux lost to Zurich for the second time, but by a lesser margin. (Longer review here.)

Hurling

Luxembourg hurler’s first outing of 2011 was in Den Haag on Saturday May 7th. We competed in group games against Belgium, Zurich and finally hosts Den Haag. The opening game against Belgium was a tight affair with both teams level at half time. Unfortunately Belgium got the upper hand slightly in the second period and ran out winners by two points. The second game against Zurich saw a much sharper Swiss team comfortably claim victory. Pride was restored against Den Haag in the final group game with scores frequently going over for Luxembourg. we ended up on the wrong side of the scoreline once more but a much improved performance. The entire squad was used on the day itself and great encouragement has to be taken on the fact that 17 hurlers lined out at different stages during the day for Luxembourg. The tournament showed us where we were at and the work that lies ahead. we will enjoy the challenge at we return to training next week.

Posted by Dónal on May 9th, 2011

Den Haag Hurling/Camogie Tournament 2011

This Saturday see the Lux Hurling and Camogie teams travel to the Netherlands for the season’s first tournament of the season.

The lads will face Belgium, Zurich and the hosts Den Haag, while the ladies will be up against Zurich, Paris and two teams from Belgium.

Fixtures for the day can be downloaded here.

Best of luck to all involved.

Posted by Dónal on May 6th, 2011

Talk to Joe

Dave Barret of Belgium GAA talks to Lux football manager Tadhg Dunne and hurling manager Damien Higgins about Lux GAA, what it takes to be a European GAA club and the effect of the recession has had. 

Read the article here:
Luxembourg GAA – rebuilding on solid foundations

Posted by Dónal on May 4th, 2011