First GAA handball session

gaa handballWith the very first European Championship for GAA handball set to take place in Italy this November, Vienna Gaels held its opening training session on Friday.

Members of the Gaelic football side joined experienced player Michael Organ for a two-hour outdoor session and there was plenty of promise shown by the novices as the club hope to build a team to enter the tournament at UNESCO World Heritage Site Nizza Monferrato on 20/21 November. Continue reading

Joyous June for Vienna Gaels

_MG_3140June 2015 will be remembered for being the most successful month in club history to date after Vienna Gaels brought a number of trophies back to the Austrian capital from events in Italy and Slovakia.

First up was a long trip south to Padova for the final round of the South/East Europe Gaelic Football Championship and both teams had a strong panel for the tournament on 13 June. Continue reading

Gaels end regional campaign in Italy

10552613_1599331980305479_4787369998571298781_nThe Vienna Gaels will head south to Padova for the 3rd and final round of the South/East Europe Regional Championship.

After a home triumph in Round 2, the men’s team find themselves in a commanding position. Their nearest rivals for the overall title, Warsaw and Prague, will not travel to Italy, so the title will be secured with a top four finish, if 2014 champions Munich Colmcillies win the tournament.

Nevertheless, the men are fully focused on making it two wins on the trot and have sent a talented squad of 18 intent on taking home two trophies on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

Vienna men storm to home victory

vienna tourny 2015

16 May was a historic day for the Vienna Gaels, as the men claimed only their second regional tournament, the first since 2013, after going through Round 2 of the South/East Europe Championship unbeaten.

6 ladies teams and 9 men’s took part in the day-long event on the outskirts of Vienna and were treated to glorious weather for Gaelic football. Continue reading

15 teams hit Vienna for Round 2

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Nine men’s teams and six ladies teams from seven nations will meet at the edge of the Austrian capital for a crucial stage of the South/East Europe Regional Gaelic football Championship on Saturday.

The event will take place at Rudolf-Tonn-Stadion in Scwechat from 09:00 to 17:00 hrs, during which 39 matches will be played across three pitches at the stadium.

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