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Welcome to Shanghai Gaelic Football Club

Contact us via these channels:

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For anyone visiting China and wishing to get involved or join a training session, scan the above QR code using the wechat app to join our club chat group and get in touch. Alternatively, you can email shanghaigaelic@gmail.com but expect a slower response!

2017 training times

Men’s & Women’s training

Shanghai Gaelic Football Club train twice a week, led by committed and experienced coaches.

Tuesdays:

8-10pm at Luwan Stadium, 128 Zhaojiabang Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu. Nearest metro station is Jiashan Lu (Line 9&12 – Exit 2) 肇嘉浜路128号,近陕西南路

Saturdays:

1pm-3pm at Shanghai Community Sports Center (SCSC) 2700 Zhangyang Bei Lu, near Wuzhou Avenue. Nearest metro station is Wuzhou Avenue (Line 6 – Exit 1) 张杨北路2700号,近五洲大道

Youth Team training

For girls and boys aged 5 – 13. Saturdays 12-1pm at SCSC. For further information contact Adrian or Hini.

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Key 2017 events

  • May 13th(Sat): Friendly match against Suzhou
  • May 20th(Sat): South East Asian Games in Ho-Chih Minh City
  • May 25th(Thu): Pub quiz at the Camel
  • June 10th(Sat): All China Gaelic Games in Beijing
  • July 8th(Sat): North Asian Games in Seoul
  • Sept 9th or16th (provisional) Cup of Nations 2.0 [TBC]
  • Nov 11th& 12th (Sat & Sun): All Asian Games in Bangkok [TBC]

2017 Membership

Note: deadline for early bird payment is end of April!!!

Benefits of membership:

  • Training twice a week, led by committed and experienced coaches.
  • Latest club kit (jersey, shorts); pub and restaurant discount card;
  • Membership of SCSC and access to facilities there and at Luwan Stadium;
  • Transportation to/from main events;
  • Club sponsored social nights, etc.

2017 membership fees:

  • Adults: 2200 RMB (half year: 1400RMB)
  • Family (two adults plus children):3300 RMB (half year 1700 RMB)
  • Children: 1000 RMB (voluntary contribution)
  • Students: 500 RMB (300 RMB half year)
  • Social (non-players): 400 RMB

Early bird discount for payment before May 1st:

  • Adults: 2000 RMB (half year: 1300RMB)
  • Family (two adults plus children):3000 RMB (half year 1500 RMB)
  • Students: 450 RMB (250 RMB half year)

If you wish to pay in installments this can be arranged based on circumstances. Anyone with any questions or concerns around membership please reach out to Alan Coyne, Caitlyn Connolly or Paddy Fahey.

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AGM, Club Awards, & Christmas Party!

agmDear Club Members,

The Shanghai Gaelic Football Club holds an Annual General Meeting once a year, to reflect on the past season and report on various items including games and events, coaching, sponsorship and club financials. This meeting provides the opportunity to address any motions, questions and nominations for the club committee in preparation for next year. Every single club member is highly encouraged to attend the AGM. This is your chance to participate as an active decision maker of our club’s future. 

Time and Date: This year’s AGM will be held on ‪Friday December 2nd at 7pm‬, directly before our club Christmas Party. Venue TBD.

Motions: Any motions you’d like to be addressed at the AGM should be sent to the club secretary, Jane Hsu Southwick, by Sunday November 27th‬.

Nominations: Every year the club relies on new club members to step up and join our club committee. It is with your energy and ideas that the club is able to continue thriving. If you wish to nominate yourself or a friend for the Club Committee, please feel free to contact any committee member with nominations.

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Vote For Your Teammates

One of the highlights of the Club’s Annual Christmas Party is the announcement of the Club Awards. This is your chance to vote for teammates that most deserve the titles of MVP, Most Improved and Club Person of the Year.To submit your votes, please check your email for a link to an online survey before Sunday December 27th, 2016. 

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

You are invited to the Shanghai Gaelic Football Club’s Annual Christmas Party! Enjoy a Christmas dinner buffet from 8-9 pm, followed by an hour of free flow beer and wine from 9-10 pm! Club Awards will follow in the evening. RSVP before Sunday December 27th, 2016 to reserve your spot.

Date/Time: Friday December 2nd, 8pm
Location: Blarney Stone, Yongkong Lu
Cost: 200 RMB a person

Please wear a festive jumper (sweater) and bring a WRAPPED “white elephant” gift to exchange (50 RMB max)

 

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Nations Cup: Saturday 20 August 12-5pm

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Summer!

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Hi Everyone,

A huge thanks to everyone who made it up to the Beijing for The All China Games; what a weekend! I’m sure many livers are still in recovery. And although Seoul won the men’s and Beijing the women’s, our teams put up a huge fight and everyone played excellently. A special mention to MC who won an All Star and rightly so!

It’s a sad month also. We are losing four players who make up a huge part of our club; MC, Tom, Ling and Fergus. We’re sad to see them go but we wish them all the best in the future!

Gaelic Outreach Program- Coach
The club has a vacancy for a coach to develop the Gaelic games within the club and at School and universities in and around Shanghai.

Schools will mainly be international and Bilingual – Chinese language is not essential. Ideally the candidate will have a completed the GAA level 1 coaching course and have experience of coaching children.

Estimated contract period : 2 months  (mid-September to Mid-November)

Working hours :
08:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday. Saturday 11:30 – 13:30

Package:
Shanghai GAA will fund:

  • Return economy flights to Shanghai – Flights will be booked and paid for by the club.  Successful candidate will need to be flexible on traveling dates to keep fares to a minimum.
  • Living allowance of approx. 1000 Euro (7200 RMB) per month will be provided
  • Reasonable travel expenses within shanghai will be covered for work purposes.

Please note, the club will not fund accommodation for this position.

Applications should be made to Shanghai GAA email address (shanghaigaelic@gmail.com).

North Asian Games
No rest for the wicked! Next weekend sees some of the team heading to Busan for the NAGs on July 9th. Best of luck to all attending and the rest of us are sad we can’t make it! If you are interested, contact either Peter or Adrian.

Training
Training is done for the summer but will restart in August. In the meantime, there is a Ladies Soccer League happening during our slot at Luwan on Tuesday evenings and the men are more than welcome to join the AFL lads. Keep the fitness up for the AGGs😉

Hopefully see you all on Tuesday and if not, maybe the Blarney!

Shanghai Gaelic

Quiz Time!

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you are well. We’ve had an exciting month; from the Suzhou game to Fajita Friday, to the Darkness into Light run (which many members took part in) to some players making the trip to Bangkok; it’s been busy! Congrats to Grace who was on the winning team for the Junior Women’s Cup and commiserations to Adrian, Barry and Paddy who tried their damned hardest… with 2 teams. Better luck next time lads!

There is an International Rules Tournament this Saturday, 21st, at the Rugby Pitch. GAA Lads vs Aussies! Would be great if you could all join.

This month, the club also won The Irish News’ ‘Best Overseas Club’ Award! Huge thanks to Hini for submitting the club!

The Table Quiz

Tonight (19th May!)
Where: The Camel, 1 Yueyand Lu near Dongping Lu
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: 100rmb per person with teams of 5

All China Games

Date: June 24th-26th

It’s sure to be a great weekend and it would be fantastic to have teams representing Shanghai GAA – let us know by Wechat  if you would like to play.

Other Dates

  • North Asia Games – Busan, July (date TBC)
  • Hurling/Camogie Tournament – Bangkok (tentative) in September (date TBC)
  • Asian Gaelic Games – Shanghai, November 4-6
  • Asian Youth Championships – Hanoi, November (date tbc)

Membership Fees

Fees are due if you haven’t paid already. You need to pay ASAP.

  • Full adult- 2000
  • Half adult- 1300
  • Full family- 3000
  • Half family- 1700
  • Student- 400
  • Half student-250
  • Child- 1000
  • Social- 400

First 3 tryout sessions are free, so bring your friends. And for those you just want to play for the craic, it’s 100 per session after that.

For the first 25 who pay, you’ll also get a free Shanghai GAA Polo Shirt and first 40 will receive a bag!

Deadline: ASAP
How to pay: Cash at training or via Wechat to Alan

Training
Training is in full swing and with the competitions approaching we’ll be picking up steam so make sure you come along on Tuesday evenings at Luwan and Saturdays at the rugby pitch. 
See you all tonight at the Quiz,
Shanghai Gaelic 

WEEKLY TRAINING

Tuesday
Luwan Stadium: 8-10 pm
128 Zhaojiabang Lu near Shanxi Nan Lu, closest metro Jiashan Road (肇嘉浜路128号, 近陕西南路)

Saturday
SCSC
2700 Zhangyang Bei Lu near Wuzhou Da Dao, 30m north of Wuzhou Avenue metro (上海瑞可碧橄榄球俱乐部 张扬北路2700号)

Upcoming games

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Hi Everyone,

Hope you are well. We have a few things to update you on this week:

Competitions

  • Suzhou- 23rd April
  • SAGs in Bangkok- 14th May

Keep an eye out on the chats and let us know if you can make it- it would be great to have as many as possible!

(The dreaded) Membership Fees

  • Full adult- 2000
  • Half adult- 1300
  • Full family- 3000
  • Half family- 1700
  • Student- 400
  • Half student-250
  • Child- 1000
  • Social- 400

First 3 tryout sessions are free, so bring your friends. And for those you just want to play for the craic, it’s 100 per session after that.

For the first 25 who pay, you’ll also get a free Shanghai GAA Polo Shirt!

Deadline: April 26th
How to pay: Cash at training or via Wechat to Alan

Training
Training is in full swing and with the competitions approaching we’ll be picking up steam so make sure you come along on Tuesday evenings at Luwan and Saturdays at the rugby pitch.
See you on the pitch,
Shanghai Gaelic

Having a ball!

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Things have been very busy the past month! From The Cup of Nations, to the Feile Shanghai Family Day to the St. Patrick’s Day Ball, I know for certain there are a few livers that might need resting.

If you want to see pictures from the Cup or the Feile Day, have a look at our Facebook page. The pictures from the Ball can also be found here (don’t we all scrub up well!)

Training is in full swing on Tuesdays and Saturdays, so get yourselves out on the pitch to shake off those cobwebs but keep an eye on the Wechat groups for more up to date info.

In sadder news but one way for sure to keep the drinking up, we’re saying goodbye to Sarah and Ollie Austin and Gary Gallagher. We’re meeting this Saturday 26th at the Blarney Stone at 9pm. Hopefully see you all there and we can send them off in style.

See you on the pitch,
Shanghai Gaelic