Friday, October 25, 2013

SF 2013 GAA Gala Gathering

SF GAA Gala Gathering

Friday November 15th, 6pm

United Irish Cultural Centre

In Appreciation of all SF GAA Clubs
Good times, great community!

Guest of Honor

Liam Mc Carthy Cup and

All Ireland winning manager Davy Fitzgerald

Funds Raised will help support the U14 Feile

Team and the Western Division Board

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The future of the GAA in the bay area looks bright with strong showings from our Feile teams who travel to Ireland, and our underage teams regularly bringing home silverware from the CYC competition. However, it is important to note also the strong impact adult teams from the Western Division have made in North American competition of late. Keeping a strong and vibrant adult competition alive gives our underage stars something tangible to aspire to in the future.

While the Western Division has traditionally been considered a "major division" in North American play, since we opened the Treasure Island facility in 2008 the success of bay area clubs in national competitions has really highlighted the level of Gaelic Games year coming in 2013 when Western Division teams brought home three of the four senior titles from the North American County Board national nals in Cleveland.

On the local scale the GAA scene welcomed a new football club, Eire Og, in the last few seasons, while the St. Josephs Hurling club has made a comeback in the South Bay. The Western division runs both a League and Championship each year and this past year also had a great day out with a seven-a-side competition.

The "Gathering Gala" will provide a great opportunity for all Gaels young and old to come together and celebrate the communityspirit that drives the GAA at all levels and keeps our games and our heritage strong. Join us as we gather to celebrate our community and help keep it alive and thriving long into the future.