Successful first outing for new Gaelic football team

The St Colmcilles U14 girls who came out top in their first competitive Gaelic Football outing

The St Colmcilles U14 girls who came out top in their first competitive Gaelic Football outing - Credit: Archant

A new U14 girls team has taken a successful first step – in the sport of Gaelic football.

St Colmcilles GAC U14 Girls came out top in a four-team tournament held at their Cotlandswick base, winning all three games.

The team are part of the Gaelic for Girls training program that is underway at the club.

After five weeks of training and learning the game, the tournament, which included two teams from London and Claddagh Gaels of Luton, represented their first competitive outing.

A spokesman for the club said: “They absolutely hit the ground running. It was great to watch as all of the players, some of whom had never played, or even watched, football until recently, took to the game naturally and scored some brilliant goals and points.”

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The spokesman continued: “A big well done to all the players and also to the manager Neil and coaches Ellen, Eilís and Laura who were awesome.

“And massive thanks to Active St Albans who support the Gaelic for Girls program at St Colmcilles.”

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The team will be out again in three weeks in another mini tournament before heading off to the All-Britain Championships in July.

If you would like to get involved, contact the club at or via their Facebook page: St Colmcilles Ladies Gaelic Football Team.

Training is on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8pm at the St Albans Irish Club, AL2 1DW.

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