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Galica v France in a GAA Football Match?

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Galicia is a region in the northwest of Spain akin to Donegal you could say. Santiago de Compostela which you all know, is in the middle of it. In 2010 there was no GAA club there until some Galician guy who came back from a stint in Ireland with an O'Neills size 5. Now there are 14 GAA clubs there and approx 500 men and ladies playing there - and they love it. About 10 of them are Irish! This Saturday they play France (yep, all French natives) in the first ever GAA match to be brooadcast live in mainland Europe!! You can watch it here if you don't have access to the TV channel directly. Editor: link broken

Sindar (Roscommon) - 16/03/2017 20:28:03    1967678

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Hola et bonjour, fix that link!

KerryKillers (Dublin) - 16/03/2017 20:44:24    1967684

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this is a real good news story for the GAA.

galwayford (Galway) - 16/03/2017 21:47:03    1967705

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Replying To Sindar:  "Galicia is a region in the northwest of Spain akin to Donegal you could say. Santiago de Compostela which you all know, is in the middle of it. In 2010 there was no GAA club there until some Galician guy who came back from a stint in Ireland with an O'Neills size 5. Now there are 14 GAA clubs there and approx 500 men and ladies playing there - and they love it. About 10 of them are Irish! This Saturday they play France (yep, all French natives) in the first ever GAA match to be brooadcast live in mainland Europe!! You can watch it here if you don't have access to the TV channel directly. Editor: link broken"
Don't know why it's appearing as broken. go to crtvg.es and click on "deportes" http://www.crtvg.es/deportes

Sindar (Roscommon) - 16/03/2017 21:49:17    1967706

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Replying To Sindar:  "Galicia is a region in the northwest of Spain akin to Donegal you could say. Santiago de Compostela which you all know, is in the middle of it. In 2010 there was no GAA club there until some Galician guy who came back from a stint in Ireland with an O'Neills size 5. Now there are 14 GAA clubs there and approx 500 men and ladies playing there - and they love it. About 10 of them are Irish! This Saturday they play France (yep, all French natives) in the first ever GAA match to be brooadcast live in mainland Europe!! You can watch it here if you don't have access to the TV channel directly. Editor: link broken"
Amazing story - I wonder why Croke Park are not highlighting achievements like this?

neverright (Roscommon) - 16/03/2017 23:15:05    1967724

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Fantastic!

keeper7 (Longford) - 17/03/2017 18:10:17    1967891

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any word on that game? Couldn't get to watch it!

KerryKillers (Dublin) - 17/03/2017 18:46:32    1967915

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sorry this bloody paddys day rubbish had me thinking it was saturday today

KerryKillers (Dublin) - 17/03/2017 18:47:37    1967917

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Amazing story - I wonder why Croke Park are not highlighting achievements like this? neverright (Roscommon) - Posts:679 - 16/03/2017 23:15:05 1967724 correct there has to be a tv documentary in this

janesboro (Limerick) - 17/03/2017 23:36:24    1968033

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There has been some support from HQ on this: Gaelic Football capturing the imagination in Galicia These will be the first of many Gaelic Football games shown on the Galician TV Station. They have signed a TV deal to show all the Galician matches. So please tune in from 4pm and get the viewing numbers up. Even if you have it on the laptop whilst you are watching the rugby. The more people that watch the more ammo we have to get other European stations to pick up games as well as getting support from Croke Park Live Stream

AJ6000 (Mayo) - 18/03/2017 15:18:22    1968148

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Replying To AJ6000:  "There has been some support from HQ on this: Gaelic Football capturing the imagination in Galicia These will be the first of many Gaelic Football games shown on the Galician TV Station. They have signed a TV deal to show all the Galician matches. So please tune in from 4pm and get the viewing numbers up. Even if you have it on the laptop whilst you are watching the rugby. The more people that watch the more ammo we have to get other European stations to pick up games as well as getting support from Croke Park Live Stream"
Here is the correct link for the live stream: Live Stream

AJ6000 (Mayo) - 18/03/2017 16:07:11    1968164

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Replying To AJ6000:  "There has been some support from HQ on this: Gaelic Football capturing the imagination in Galicia These will be the first of many Gaelic Football games shown on the Galician TV Station. They have signed a TV deal to show all the Galician matches. So please tune in from 4pm and get the viewing numbers up. Even if you have it on the laptop whilst you are watching the rugby. The more people that watch the more ammo we have to get other European stations to pick up games as well as getting support from Croke Park Live Stream"
That link is showing coverage of some local concert or something....This is the football. http://www.crtvg.es/deportes/directo/canle/evento1

CastleBravo (Meath) - 18/03/2017 16:16:50    1968167

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What time is throw in ?.There's a concert event on there at moment

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 18/03/2017 16:17:02    1968168

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "What time is throw in ?.There's a concert event on there at moment"
link The link above is the proper link! 2nd half in Ladies match just started

AJ6000 (Mayo) - 18/03/2017 16:48:20    1968179

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Watched some of it AJ. Some good skills on display even if some of the goalkeeping looked suspect. Hope it takes off. Would there have been 200-300 in attendance ?

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 18/03/2017 19:18:17    1968198

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "Watched some of it AJ. Some good skills on display even if some of the goalkeeping looked suspect. Hope it takes off. Would there have been 200-300 in attendance ?"
The Ladies match was something else! Nothing between the sides and 2 great comebacks during the game. The Mens match just shows that the French team has gotten even better. The 2 sides met during the World Games back in August and there were only 2 points between the sides (Albeit in match that was a third of the time) Hard to know how many were at it was there were people watching from behind the camera as well. Will try and get an official attendance figure but there was easily close to 200 there if not more. Will be interesting to see what sort of viewership the online stream got. I know there were people watching it in New York!

AJ6000 (Mayo) - 18/03/2017 20:32:23    1968227

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Wouldn't be surprised if there were a few hundred at it. Was at the first round of the pan euros in Galicia two years ago and there were stands full of local people watching the games, maybe 500 people. What they've achieved out there is amazing, a league of maybe 15 teams composed entirely of local players, from a starting point of zero 5 years ago. Fantastic hospitality out there too.

Gleebo (Mayo) - 18/03/2017 21:27:42    1968260

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What was the score?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - 19/03/2017 18:46:00    1968662

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I think they play GAA in the Basque Country as well, they have a team called Tolosa Gaels and the shirt is on the O'Neills site. Loads of teams from France where GAA seems to be very popular. The Dutch seem to have quite a few clubs as well.

MedwayIrish (Wexford) - 20/03/2017 09:44:37    1968933

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Replying To MedwayIrish:  "I think they play GAA in the Basque Country as well, they have a team called Tolosa Gaels and the shirt is on the O'Neills site. Loads of teams from France where GAA seems to be very popular. The Dutch seem to have quite a few clubs as well."
Tolosa Gaels is Toulouse. There is a team in Bordeaux but not in the French Basque country

witnof (Dublin) - 20/03/2017 11:11:51    1968990

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