The next event for the Vienna Gaels in the busy summer period is here, as the club sends a full men’s team and a cohort of ladies players to Prague for round two of the Central/Eastern European Gaelic Football Championship. Here’s Noel Fitzgerald with the latest news from the Austrian club heading into the tournament.
Men’s team face into a busy day as they look to improve on Warsaw outing
After an eventful round one of the championship in Warsaw saw our men’s team place third while reigning champions Berlin GAA lost out to host side Cumann Warszawa in the final, they now also lie third in the overall championship standings. With the dangerous Warsaw side not competing in Prague, this presents a big opportunity for our men’s team, who give debuts to Mark Campbell and Ronan Newman. First up for our men is Rómhánaigh Augsburg Óg GAA, always a potential surprise package, before they meet old friends the Slovak Shamrocks and the team they beat to third place at the last tournament, Zurich Inneoin/Lazio. Knockout games then follow for our men, who stare into a long day of football in the Czech sunshine.
Ladies team team up with new friends to face old rivals
Fresh off the heels of their first win of the year in Warsaw, our ladies team send six players to the Czech capital, as Chloe Wright makes her debut for the Gaelettes. They team up with tournament newcomers, the Moscow Shamrocks, and face into a group containing perennial contenders Zurich Inneoin, as well as the Prague Hibernians. With plenty of tournament points available, our ladies will be working hard to improve on last season’s overall sixth placing.
Follow our progress!
With as many as ten games involving our sides taking place on the day, it’s shaping up to be a big day for our Gaelic Football sides. Stay in touch by following us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the Vienna Gaels WhatsApp group. A huge day of action awaits!