Feature image: The women’s camogie team
On Saturday 8th August Vienna Gaels, Slovak Shamrocks, and admirers of Gaelic culture & sports joined for a day of exhibition games and fun. Hosted at the Seyring Sportsplatz, Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie were all ímpressively demonstrated by a large turnout of players. It was the first camogie game for Vienna Gaels, and the intensity on the pitch proves the energy required to build a team is already there.
The event was well organised, including the adherence to current hygiene and safety rules. Not only did spectators get a chance to watch Gaelic sports, but there was also the opportunity to have a go at a long puc. There was also a BBQ and chance to catch up between the games, with live Irish music throughout the day and into the evening.
Shown below: Award winners across different codes
Many thanks to all that organised and took part in the sports day, special thanks go to Ray Laverty for organising, and to the Irish Embassy for generous sponsorship. We were also covered in the Austrian news! https://m.noen.at/sport/korneuburg/seyring-ein-tag-im-zeichen-des-irischen-sports-gerasdorf-bei-wien-irish-sports-hurling-gaelic-football-sv-seyring-218749594#476226,218748241