St Patrick’s Day & Other Upcoming Events / News

Last weekend was fantastic for Gaelic football in Shanghai with the very successful running of our Nations Cup and so many new people trying our great sport.  Congratulations to the winning teams, Ireland (Ladies) and England (Men’s) captained by Catriona Scanlon and Chris Meehan respectively.  Many thanks to the many members who played and especially to those who helped with the organisation.  We have had great feedback from our guests and it’s important we encourage as many as possible to come and join our training! If you have any suggestions regarding future Nations’ Cups please forward to Brian Murray at briwins@msn.com.

Please note there is no Saturday training this week due to the St Patrick Weekend Festivities (see below for details). Training as usual the following Tuesday and Saturday.

DIARY DATES

Sat 16 March      – St Patrick Festival at Huaihai Park 10.30 am

Sat 16 March      – St Patrick’s Ball at Kerry Hotel 7 pm

Sat 13 April        – Club trip to Su Zhou GAA

Sun 14 April       – Jinqiao 8k Run

Sat  25 May        – SE Asia Games in Singapore

Sat  15 June       – China Games in Beijing

Fri   11 -13 Oct   – Asia Gulf Games KL (Provisional date)

Feile Shanghai – Ireland Week 2013 St Patrick’s Celebration Saturday 16 March at 10.30 am – 1 pm HuaiHai Park Puxi

The entire Irish Community and friends will gather to celebrate our national holiday with pride. The programme includes performances from Fling and Boxty Rebellion and dancing from Celtic Storm. We’re the only community allowed to celebrate it’s national holiday with a public event here in Shanghai so please come out and support it! The club will also be giving a demonstration of gaelic football skills and encouraging the locals to give it a try. This was well received last year and gave the club excellent PR, so those willing to assist, please let Peter Mooney know asap at mooneypeter@hotmail.com, and arrive in your club jersey. Please also find attached a St Patrick’s message from President Michael D Higgins.

St Patrick’s Mystery Pub Crawl – Saturday 16 March 

Club members not going to the Ball are welcome to join a Mystery Pub Crawl instead – contact Sean Moran at moran.sean2@gmail.com for incomplete details!

Jinqiao 8k Run Sunday April 15

Last year about 20 club members participated and had a nice wee jog followed by a relaxing lunch at the Flying Fox Pub. Entry is 150 rmb pp. Contact Sean Moran at moran.sean2@gmail.com to get your entry form and pay your entry fee – the closing date is 31 March.

That’s Shanghai Sports’ Awards for 2012

Congratulations to the following winners from our club.  Full details in the current edition of the magazine.  Best Newcomer – Sarah Austin Winner.  Coach of the Year (People’s Choice) – Peter Mooney Winner.  Sport’s Personality – Brian Murray Runner -Up.  Team of the Year – Men’s B Team Runners – Up.

Asian Gulf Board AGM

Shanghai played host to this and many of the delegates then participated in our Nations’ Cup and were duly impressed. As also was Leinster Council Chairman Martin Skelly. Congratulations to Peter Mooney who’s been elected Coaching and Development Officer for the AGB.

‘GAA JUST PLAY’ SMARTPHONE APP NOW AVAILABLE – Official Gaa video Highlights. Go to https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/gaa-justplay/id601947666?mt=8 .

We hope everyone gets through this weekend in one piece!

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