Sponsored By:   O'Neills : Official supplier for New York Minor Board County Teams
Yonkers, Ny
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Coaching Cards Available on nyyouthgaa.com

You can download Coaching Cards in the documents section of the NY Coaching and Games Website and also download some U6 Warm Up Games just click on the 'Coaching Articles and Documents' section 
by Simon Gillespie posted 03/07/2013
Compulsory Mouthguards

The compulsory wearing of mouth guards in all underage grades up to and including minor for Gaelic football matches and practice sessions came in to practice on January 1 2013.
In addition, from January 1 2014, this rule will apply to all players at all age grades. The move to make the wearing of mouth guards obligatory reiterates the Association’s long-term commitment to player welfare.
Research figures indicate that Ireland has one of the highest rates of sport-related oral injuries in the EU, with one third of all adult dental injuries being sports-related. In many sports such as rugby and hockey, the wearing of gum shields is the norm with nearly all Clubs adhering strictly to a 'no gum shield - no game' rule.
Significantly, if a player refuses to comply he can be sent-off and players will not be covered under the GAA Player Injury Scheme if they are not wearing a mouth guard.
This introduction was welcomed by Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Liam Ó Néill. He stated “I think the importance of the initiative is signified by the fact that 98 per cent of delegates voted in favour of the proposal to make mouth guards compulsory at this year’s Annual Congress.
“The player is the most important thing; I think that any initiative that creates a safer playing environment for our players will contribute to increased participation in our games. The enforcement of this rule change is another indication that the Association is taking a proactive approach to player welfare.”
GPA Chief Executive Dessie Farrell added: “The provision of mouth guards for county footballers was a key part of the GPA’s Health and Wellbeing Progamme and we welcome moves to make the wearing of the guards compulsory; it is an extremely important step for player welfare and brings our games into line with best practice in other codes.”
by Simon Gillespie posted 03/07/2013
photos from British Universities 2013 Competition
Check out the Gallery Section for more photos from the 2013 Division 2 Championship Winning team the NY Colleges 
by Simon Gillespie posted 03/06/2013
Videos from GAA Coaching Conference
You can see a selection of videos from the GAA National Coaching Conference in the NYGAA Coaching Conference Video Section 

Some of the Videos available are

Tony Brady - What can we learn from Crossmaglen? 

Pat Daly - Coaching to the Power of Ten

Dr Brendan Egan - Nutrional Concepts for Coaches 

Mattie Kenny, Coach, Galway Senior Hurling Team, Brian Hanley, Manager, Westmeath Senior Hurling Team, Humphrey Kelleher, Former Dublin Senior Hurling - The journey of a Hurling Coach 

A new approach to injury prevention - Dr Catherine Blake 

Gerard Murphy - Creating and Leading a High Preformance Team Culture 

You can get all the documentation from the Conference on the GAA Learning and Development Site 

You can see all the latest videos from the GAA Games Development Department on the GAA Official Coaching Youtube Page 

by Simon Gillespie posted 03/05/2013
Presentation to the Tournament MVP & New York Collegiate Team
You can watch Peter Mossey's presentation to the New York Collegiate Team and also to the Division 2 Player of the Year St Barnabas's Frankie Mc Dermott !!!
by posted 03/04/2013
NY Colleges through to Div 2 British Universities Final !!
Good Afternoon!!
What a Great day for the NY College Team 3 wins for the day put them into the Final Tomorrow against Aberdeen. 
by Simon Gillespie posted 03/02/2013
NY Cul Camps Form

Important Information Regarding NYMB Cul Camp ... 

You can also download the form in our documents section

Requested Venue
July 1st -3rd  Hurling/Camogie (5-14 yrs): Gaelic Park (9am to 1pm) ____________________________
July 8h -12h Football + Hurling  (5-11 yrs): Gaelic Park (9am – 1pm) ____________________________ 
July 8th -12th Football + Hurling (5-11yrs): Rockland (3pm – 7pm) ____________________________
July 8h-12th Football + Hurling (5-11yrs): Shannon Gaels/Queens (9am – 1pm) ____________________
July 15h-July 19h Football +Hurling  (5-11yrs): Gaelic Park (9am – 1pm)  _________________________
July15h-July19thFootball+ Hurling  (5-11yrs):St Brendan’s (9am – 1pm)  __________________________
Approx Kit Size: Age 6 ____ Age 8  ____  Age 10 ____  Age 12 ____    
Football Only $ 140 for each child (more than 2 kids, Third child  $100)
Hurling/Camogie $ 75 (All helmets and equipment supplied)
Football & Hurling/Camogie $ 180
Checks Payable to the NY Minor Board
What are NY Minor Board Cul Camps?
NY Minor Board Cul Camps is a co-coordinated programme, where children are encouraged to learn and develop sporting and life-skills by participating in Gaelic Games, in a fun, non-competitive environment.
Why are NY Minor Board Cul Camps Cool?
Irrespective of sporting skills or ability, at NY Minor Board Cul Camps children are encouraged to:
•  Have fun!
•  Enhance their sporting skills through participation in Gaelic games
•  Learn new ideas and meet new people
•  Stay active and healthy!
Children will also receive a full set of playing gear (jersey, shorts and socks) and a nifty knapsack.
What DO children DO at NY Minor Board Cul Camps?
The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day. The programme involves coaching specific skills of the game and the opportunity for children to put into practice what they have learned through small sided games. On the last day of the camp a "blitz" will be organized to provide each child with an introduction to competitive games.
What to Bring?
Packed lunch + drink, hurley and helmet for hurling and camogie
Suitable playing gear, tracksuit, shorts, sneakers, boots, change of gear on wet days,
sun cream /baseball hat, towel and water

The New York Minor Board Cul Camp 2013
Player Information and Medical Release Form
Player's Name:_________________________________ Date of Birth:__________________________
Address:_____________________________ City:____________ State:___________ Zip:__________
Which New York Minor Board / Gaelic for Girls Club are you affiliated to:_______________________
Did you participate in CUL CAMP NYC 2012?_____________________ Ref Payment 12 :_________________
Father's Name:__________________ Home Phone:_________________ Work Phone:_______________
Mother's Name:_________________ Home Phone:_________________ Work Phone: ________________
Father's Cell Phone: ()____________________________ Mother's Cell Phone: ()__________________
In an emergency, when parents cannot be reached, please contact:
Name:_____________ Home Phone:____________________ Work Phone:____________________
Other Medical Conditions:________________________________________________
Player's Physician:____________________________________________________
Work Phone:______________________ 2nd Phone:_______________________________
Medical and/or Hospital Insurance Company:___________________________ Phone:.
Policy Holder:__________________ Policy #:_______________ Group #:_______
Recognizing the possibility of physical injury associated with Gaelic Football and in consideration for the New York Minor Board and its affiliates accepting the registrant for participation in its program and activities. I hereby release, discharge and/or otherwise indemnify the New York Minor Board, its affiliated organizations and sponsors, their employees and associated personnel, including the owner of fields and facilities utilized for the Programs against any claim by or on behalf of the registrant as a result of the registrant's participation in the Programs and/or being transported to or from the same, which transportation I hereby authorize.
My son/daughter has received a physical examination by a physician and has been found physically capable of participating in the Programs. I hereby give my consent to have the manager and /or doctor of medicine or dentistry provide my son/daughter with medical assistance and/or treatment and agree to be responsible financially for the reasonable cost of each assistance and/or treatment.
Signature of Parent_____________________ _Can you volunteer time (Y / N ) Date_______________ 
by Simon Gillespie posted 02/22/2013
Invite from Delco Gaels for March 31st
Hello All,

Please let the teams in NY know that we are having a 7-a-side tournament in Philadelphia on Easter Sunday, March 31st.

Event Details:

We still have to finalize some details and we hope to have a few teams from NY get an early practice run at the journey to Philadelphia.

Date: Easter Sunday. March 31, 2013
Location: Haverford Reserve, Parkview Drive, Haverford, PA 19041

Times: TBD - Most likely from 10 am - 4 PM

No Fee to register a team - Register teams by March 20th

Other Items:
*         Mass/Church available locally
*         Age Groups [U8 to U12]
*         Hurling [TBD]
*         Egg Hunt in AM

More details to follow
John Mc Daid

For more details contact 
by Simon Gillespie posted 02/20/2013
NYMB Dinner Dance Photos
Margaret Purcell's photos from the NYMB 43rd annual Dinner Dance are now up on her website ... You can see them all at

by Simon Gillespie posted 02/05/2013
GAA Learning & Development Site

The GAA have devised a new Learning & Development Site with Online Resources for Players, Coaches , Referee's, Administrators and Schools.

You can see the Full Site here
by Simon Gillespie posted 01/31/2013
Feile Girls Tryout this Thursday at 7pm
We will have one final tryout this 

Thursday Jan. 31st at 700pm at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.

we just need one more night before we announce the panel next weekend.
The temperature should be 40-45f....please wear hat, gloves, Gumshield/mouth-guard.
If your daughter cannot make it please let me know.
Best regards, Pat
845 222 8070
by Simon Gillespie posted 01/28/2013
New York Minor Board Dance a great Success

The NYMB 43rd Dinner Dance was a fantastic success with 522 attendees at the Villa Barone and all clubs and boards represented Many thanks to the Journal and Dance Committee's on making the night a fantastic success and to the Guests of Honor Paddy Coyle, Kieran Croke and Aidan Traynor for all their Hard Work in promoting Gaelic Games in the Minor Board. 

Pictures to follow during the week
by Simon Gillespie posted 01/28/2013
Article on Rockland GAA's Pat Murray

Gaelic Football, Father an Inspiration for Fordham Kicker Murray

Staff Writer
Published: November 6, 2012

He is one of the most successful kickers in Fordham football history. But Patrick Murray, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH ’13), remains a humble guy who credits the support from his teammates and family, as well as the influences of Gaelic culture, for his success.

Murray, the National Placekicker Player of the Week for the fourth time this season, said he actually fell into the role of being a kicker. “I grew up a Gaelic football player and a soccer player,” Murray said. “And when I got to high school, the opportunity was presented to me to try out for the football team. I obviously tried out kicking and found out I could do it pretty well, and it kind of just stuck from there.”

The Rams kicker had a consistent approach before every game. “Every kick in practice, I put myself in a game situation so that when the game is on, I felt this way before; it’s nothing new to me,” Murray said. This has been a winning formula, since for the season Murray has already kicked four field goals of 50 yards or longer.

But don’t expect him to be worrying about the statistics. Although Murray is three field goals away from the school’s all time record, 18 field goals made by Matt Fordyce in 2002, he doesn’t let that distract him. “The records, honestly, they don’t matter to me. I’m not one of those guys who’s gonna look back twenty years from now and say ‘Oh, I had the field goal record.’ I’m one of those guys who’s gonna look back and say ‘Oh, we won eight games and went to the playoffs and turned the Fordham football program around.’”

However, Murray is already in the record books, having kicked the longest field goal in Fordham history, a 55-yarder in a loss against the undefeated University of Cincinnati Bearcats on Oct. 14. The 55-yard field goal broke the old record of 52 yards, also made by Murray. “It was great to do it against Cincinnati, but to be honest with you, I really could not have done it without first of all, my snapper Joe Sullivan, FCRH ’14, my holder Brian Wetzel, FCRH ’15, and the rest of the guys on the line,” Murray recalled.

When asked about his future plans about joining the NFL, Murray was not ready to think about it just yet. “I’m going to think about that when the season is over. We still have four more games left, and we still have four more wins to get. It would be entirely unfair for me to think about that stuff when I have to focus on the season right now and win this for the seniors, for my teammates, and the coaches.” Murray identified his favorite NFL kickers as Adam Vinatieri and Lawrence Tynes, who he once met during a kicking camp at Rutgers University.

Other than his teammates and coaches, Murray says that his father has helped him enormously during his football career at Fordham.  Murray’s father came from Ireland around twenty years ago and he believes his father would have been a natural at the game. “If he had tried out for a team when he first came over, he would’ve made a pro team, no problem. He’s over 50 years old and he’s still hitting 45 yard field goals. He’s absolutely tremendous. I wouldn’t be in the position that I am in today without the help of my dad.”

Murray and his family all play Gaelic football. He credits Gaelic football, his first love, entirely to his ability to punt the ball on the move because that is what Gaelic football entails.

by Simon Gillespie posted 01/14/2013
Minor Board Dance Letter
New York Minor Board
Of Greater New York
43nd Anniversary Awards Banquet
Villa Barone Manor
737 Throgs Neck Expressway, Bronx NY 10465
Guests of Honor:    Paddy Coyle St Patricks G.F.C
Aidan Traynor Celtics G.F.C.
James O’Sullivan Award:
Kieran Croke St Brendans G.F.C
Name: _______________________________________      
Address: _____________________________________
Authorized Signature: _______________________
            Cost of Ad                      Full Page $100             Gold Page $200             Inside covers $400
            This contract is also available on the Minor Board website at www.nyyouthgaa.com
Contract to be returned no later than TUESDAY JANUARY 15th, 2013
Make checks payable to New York Minor Board
Mail to NY Minor Board 976 Mclean Ave Yonkers N.Y. 10704 Box 239
Journal Chairpersons  are Denis Twomey (347) 680 0380 and Gerry Loane (914)494 3509  any Questions please call
Advertising Copy (please type or print clearly)

by Simon Gillespie posted 12/17/2012
Minor Board Journal Contract
New York Minor Board
Of Greater New York
43nd Anniversary Awards Banquet
Villa Barone Manor
737 Throgs Neck Expressway, Bronx NY 10465
Guests of Honor:    Paddy Coyle St Patricks G.F.C
Aidan Traynor Celtics G.F.C.
James O’Sullivan Award:
Ciaran Croke St Brendans G.F.C
Name: _______________________________________      
Address: _____________________________________
Authorized Signature: _______________________
            Cost of Ad                      Full Page $100             Gold Page $200             Inside covers $400
            This contract is also available on the Minor Board website at www.nyyouthgaa.com
Contract to be returned no later than TUESDAY JANUARY 15th, 2013
Make checks payable to New York Minor Board
Mail to NY Minor Board 976 Mclean Ave Yonkers N.Y. 10704 Box 239
Journal Chairpersons  are Denis Twomey (347) 680 0380 and Gerry Loane (914)494 3509  any Questions please call
Advertising Copy (please type or print clearly)

by Simon Gillespie posted 12/12/2012
NYMB U10 & U12 Tournament Results
Yesterday over 300 kids participated in the New York Minor Board's end of season U10 & U12 7 a side tournaments. The tournaments were held in memory of Dan Mc Sweeney and John Brady. 

Many thanks to all the Young Referee's who made sure the day's events went off without a hitch...

The winners from Yesterday

U10A - New York Rangers 
U10B - New York Celtics
U10C - New York Rangers

U12A- St Barnabas
U12B- Setanta 

If you have any more pictures from the day email them to
by Simon Gillespie posted 12/03/2012
Kieran Mc Geeney visits Shannon Gaels U6's!

Former All Ireland Winner with Armagh in 2002 and Current Laois Manager Kieran McGeeney dropped into the elks today to take a session with the Shannon Gaels U6's see the gallery section for more photos!
by Simon Gillespie posted 12/01/2012
Corrections NYMB Tournaments 2012 -Girls Eligibility
On Behalf of the NYMB we apologize for any confusion regarding Girls Eligibility to play in tournaments.

On March 6, 2012 there was a regulation put to the floor of NYMB which got carried and approved.  Below is the motion that got passed. 

3.Team Eligibilty -17a
Female registered players can play one year down in under 10, 12 and 14’s.  Example turning age of 15 in year of play can play under 14 in all NY MB sponsor competitions.

In the past Girls were only allowed to play down in the NYMB Champioship!

Hello All 
Girls may only play in the NYMB John Brady and Dan McSweeney tournaments at their own age grades. They may NOT play down a year in these tournaments.For example a girl in her 11th year may not play in the U10 tournament and a girl in her 13th year may not play down in the U12 tournament. This means that girls born in the year 2001 are ineligible for this years U10 John Brady Tournament and girls born in the year 1999 are ineligible for the U12. 

by posted 11/28/2012
GAA Level 1 Course Saturday 12/19th January- Registration

Hello All,

There will be a Level One Coaching Award in Gaelic Park on Saturday's 12 and 19th of January 2013.  The course will start at 9 o'clock on each saturday morning. Each club is asked to send at least one representative. Spaces are limited to 20 so please nominate your club representative. Registrations must be in by January 1st or registrations will be opened up on a first come first serve basis. 

All clubs are asked to come back to the GDO for a Club Coaches training night over the winter which will upskill existing coaches in the off season. Please agree a date , time and place with the GDO in the coming weeks. 

If you have any queries please contact me at 9145738761 ,
Simon Gillespie
Games Development Officer
by Simon Gillespie posted 11/28/2012
Feile Girls 2013 Training Info
Please spread the word and  send this to your clubs eligible players

                                                      Feile Peil 2013 Doire        
We had 54 Kids that showed up for our first tryout this past Sunday Nov 18th at RGAA and we are very excited to see the high level of skill that we have to chose from.
This years Feile will be held in Derry the weekend of June 28th,29th & 30th.
The Feile management team this year is as follows
Pat McGovern - Team Manager
Noleen ONeill - Selector
Vince Tyer - Selector

We are extremely excited to see the level of enthusiasm thus far.
 There will be an additional 3 tryouts on Saturday December 1st, December 8th and Saturday December 15th at Gaelic Park, Bronx, NY @ 600PM Sharp.....The tryout will last approx. one and a half hours.
Wear appropriate attire tracksuit, sweats hat and gloves if necessary and a drink.
Please let me know if your child cannot make it...Communication is vital.

Go to the NYYOUTHGAA.COM Website and fill out the Try out information form. 
You can email it to me at   or fax it to me 718 893 4273
On behalf of our mangement team we wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and good luck at try-outs.

by Simon Gillespie posted 11/23/2012
Feile Girls Tryout Information
Please copy out the below Info and forward it to 

Feile Girls 2013 Try-Out Information Sheet
Child’s Name:______________________________________
Father’s Name:_____________________Mother’s Name________________________
Father’s Email:_____________________Mother’s Email:________________________
Father’s Cell Phone #:_______________Mother’s Cell Phone #:_________________
Home Phone #:_______________________________________

position played (please check one)
o   Goalkeeper
o   Defender
o   Midfield
o   Forward
o   I am aware that training/practice will consist of one day a week in January/February
o   I am aware that training/practice will consist of two days a week in march/april
o   I am aware that training/practice will consist of three days a week in may/june
Any medical concerns?         Yes / No      (please circle one)
Consent for Medical Treatment & Liability Waiver
I, the parent/guardian of the registrant, a minor, agree that I recognize the possibility of physical injury associated with Gaelic football and in consideration of Gaelic4Girls accepting the registrant for its Select Tryouts, I hereby release, discharge and/or otherwise indemnify Gaelic4Girls, and its volunteers, associated personnel, including owners of fields and facilities used for Select Tryouts, against any claim by or on the behalf of the registrant as a result of the registrant’s participation in the Select Tryouts.
Parent/Guardian Signature
 X____________________________________________________ Date ___/___/_____

by Simon Gillespie posted 11/23/2012
Meitheal - Irish "Day of Action" for Hurricane Sandy V

The NYMB will be assisting in the efforts on Saturday 1st December

A major Irish “Day of Action” to help the residents of Rockaway who have been shattered by Hurricane Sandy has been decided upon by the Irish community in conjunction with the Irish government.

The day will take place on November 24th the Saturday after Thanksgiving and up to 1,000 Irish are expected to take part from all over the New York area. Designated work areas will be arranged in Rockaway.

The day is being coordinated by the Irish Consulate in New York and buses will transport the volunteers from the main Irish neighborhoods to the Rockaway peninsula. The buses will be available at the Irish Immigration centers in Queens, Bronx and likely Manhattan as well as some other upstate locations. The Rockaway area has been devastated by the hurricane.

Skilled trades people, especially New York certified electricians are desperately needed but volunteers of all backgrounds are welcome.

Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny paid tribute to the many efforts by Irish organizations to help those in Rockaway and elsewhere who have been devastated by the hurricane.

Kilkenny said when he visited Rockaway it was apparent that people on the ground were the main need of those who have been left in dire straits.

“We feel the Irish with their vast array of skills and commitment to help those in need should make an extra special effort” he said. Rockaway leaders agreed that with its multi-ethnic mix and large Irish population it was the obvious place to organize.

In consultation with community leaders the Consulate decided to embark on the day of action. A press release using the Irish term “Meitheal” which means a group of neighbors coming together to help someone, has been sent out.

“You are invited to become an Irish Meitheal Volunteer. All able-bodied men and women are asked to come together and travel to Rockaway to help the stricken neighborhood.
See attached for contact information.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IrishDayOfActionRockaway?fref=ts
e-Mail:  .



by Simon Gillespie posted 11/21/2012
All Stars visit a big success
What a fantastic occasion for the GAA in New York Last weekend was. The GPA/GAA All Stars had an event packed 5 days in NYC. Several players visited clubs in Rockland, Paddys Fields, Tibbets Park, Fairfield and the Elks club in Queens. You can see all the photos of the weekend here in the gallery section of the site. Sam Maguire made a tour around several clubs and everybody thoroughly enjoyed the match in Gaelic Park on Saturday evening. 4 players from the NYMB CJ Molloy, Donnacha O'Dwyer, Conor Hogan and Danny Lehane represented New York on the All Stars selection which was a fantastic achievement for the lads. 

You can read some of the match reports from the game on the links below the final score was 2012 All Stars 8-17 2011 8-7

Irish Independent 
Irish Times 
rish Examiner
by Simon Gillespie posted 11/19/2012
Hurling Blitz this Saturday
Hi all,
U-10,12,and 14Hurling /Camoige Blitz will be held  at12.30 in Gaelic park on  Saturday November 17th.
All clubs are welcome.
Gaelic park is only available from 12.30 to 3pm all games need to run in a timely fashion.
Thank you again for all your support.
Caroline Martin

by Simon Gillespie posted 11/12/2012
NYMB Fall Finals Schedule
All  games will be played in Rockland
10 a.m.  U10B Rockland vs. St. Brendan's 
11:15 a.m. U10A Rockland vs. Shannon Gaels
12:30 p.m. U12B St. Brendan's vs. St. Joes'
1:45 p.m. U12A Rangers vs. Rockland
3:00 p.m. U14B Shannon Gaels vs. New Haven
4:15 p.m. U14A Rangers vs. St. Barnabas/Celtics

by Simon Gillespie posted 11/09/2012
New York Feile Girls 2013 Tryout Information
Hello All, 

We will be having open Tryout Sessions for all female players interested in being part of the 2013 Feile Girls Team in at Rockland GAA Fields on Sunday 18th November from 6-8pm. 

Only girls born in the years 1999, 2000 and 2001 are asked to attend. 

Players are asked to bring their own water bottle, cleats and a warm tracksuit to the tryout. 

If you have any questions please email  ,

Yours in Sport,
Pat Mc Govern
2013 New York Feile Girls Manager

by Simon Gillespie posted 11/08/2012
NYMB Results 11/3/12
A Semi-Finals
U10 Shannon Gaels (W) vs. Celtics (L)
U10 Rockland (W) vs. Rangers (L)
U12 Rangers (W) vs. St. Barnabas (L)
U12 Rockland (W) vs. Shannon Gaels (L) in overtime
U14 Rangers (W) vs. St. Ray's/St. Joe's (L)
U14 St. Barnabas/Celtic (W) vs. Rockland (L)
B Semi-Finals
U10 Rockland (W) vs. St. Joseph's (L)
U10 St. Brendan's (W) vs. Shannon Gaels (L)
U12 St. Brendan's (W) vs. St. Raymond's (L)
U12 St. Joe's (W) vs. Long Island Gaels (Forfeit)
U14 New Haven (W) vs. Setanta (Forfeit)
U16/18 Finals
U16 Rockland (W) vs. St. Barnabas (L)
U18 St. Barnabas (Tie) vs. Rangers (Tie) - to be re-played
All results are subject to receipt of Ref's reports.

by Simon Gillespie posted 11/07/2012
Peter Hennessey Results October 27th

Here are the winners from the U8 NYMB Tournament 

A Division: NY Rangers
B Division: St Joesph's 
C Division: Shannon Gaels 
by Simon Gillespie posted 11/05/2012
G4G Fall League Results
October 27th, in Paddy's Field, saw the culmination of the inaugural Gaelic4Girls Fall League. It was the finale of 7 weeks of regular, organized, meaningful, competitive home and away league games between Rockland, Shannon Gaels and St Brigid's for U-8's, U-10's and U-12's....

The 3 games of the day were all contested by St Brigid's and Rockland with Danny McKenna the man in the middle.

The U-8 girls put on a great show of determined, committed football and this was followed by the U-10 game in which only a kick of the ball separated both sides. The U-12 game followed the pattern of the previous two, with very little between the sides at the finish.

Afterwards, there were presentations to all competing girls with Jessica DeLorenzis (Rockland U-10's) and Alexis Meredith/Nicole Verija (Rockland U-12's) being presented with the winning trophies...

It was a brilliant morning of girls Gaelic football with a consensus that this Fall League must be repeated and expanded to include more teams and age groups....

Many thanks are due to Simon Gillespie and Frank Treacy for their input but particular praise is due to Ali Kelly for all her endeavor in getting the League up and running....

Many thanks to all the teams and coaches involved, for your cooperation and dedication in making this first league competition a great experience for all the girls....
by Simon Gillespie posted 11/05/2012
NYMB Playoff Schedule November 3/4
Minor Board A&B Play-off Schedule & U16/18 Finals

B Final @Rockland Saturday November 3rd 


#1Rockland vs. St. Joseph's (as result of draw)    Upper Field 12 noon
Shannon Gaels vs. St. Brendan's                          Lower Field 12 noon
#1 St. Brendans vs. #4 St. Ray's              Upper Field 1:15 p.m.
#2 St. Joe's vs. #3 Long Island Rays        Lower Field 1:15 p.m.
#6New Haven vs. #7Setanta                    Upper Field 2:30   
winner plays #5 Shannon Gaels the following week
A Play-offs at Paddy's Field - Saturday, November 3 (25 minutes/side)
#1 Rangers vs. #4 Rockland                     Paddy's Field 11:30 p.m.
#2 Celtics vs. #3 Shannon Gaels               Paddy's Field 12:45 p.m.
#1 St. Barnabas vs. #4 Rangers                 Paddy's Field  2:00
#2 Shannon Gaels vs. #3 Rockland           Paddy's Field 3:15 p.m.
*A Play-offs at Gaelic Park - Saturday, November 3 (25 minutes/side)
#2 Rangers vs. #3 St. Ray's/St. Joes           Gaelic Park 3:45
#1 Rockland vs. #4 St. Barnabas/Celtics    Gaelic Park 5:00
*U16 & U18 Finals - Sunday, November 4 (30 minutes/side)
U16 Final
Rockland vs. St. Barnabas                          Gaelic Park 5:30 p.m.
U18 Final
St. Barnabas vs. Rangers                            Gaelic Park 6:45 p.m.

* Gaelic Park is not available until 3:30 on Saturday and 5:30 on Sunday.
by Simon Gillespie posted 11/02/2012
NYMB Fall Results Weekend 20/21
Saturday, October 20, 2012
U10 Rangers (W) vs. Shannon Gaels (L)
U12 Shannon Gaels (W) vs. Rangers (L)
U14 Rangers (W) vs. Shannon Gaels (L)
U10 Setanta/West Put (W) vs. New Haven (L)
U12 Setanta/West Put (W) vs. New Haven (L)
U14 New Haven (W) vs. Setanta/West Put (Forfeit)
U10 Rockland (W) vs. St. Barnabas (L)
U12 St. Barnabas (W) vs. Rockland (L)
U14 Rockland (W) vs. St. Barnabas/Celtics (L)
Sunday, October 21, 2012
U16 St. Barnabas/Celtics (W) vs. Rangers (L)
U18 St. Barnabas (W) vs. Rangers (L)
U16 Rockland (W) vs. St. Ray's/St. Joe's (L)
U18 Rockland (W) vs. St. Ray's/St. Brendan's (L)
All results are unofficial until Referee reports are handed in.

posted 10/24/2012
Referee's & Arrangements for NYMB Peter Hennessey U8 Tournam

Hello All, 

The NYMB will be running the Peter Hennessey U8 Tournament this Saturday from 10 o'clock in Rockland. 
In this tournament will be giving young referee's the opportunity to learn how to officiate in Gaelic Football so all clubs should supply young referee's who have undertaken a  Gaelic Football Referee Course to be at the field for 930 . 
In the 'C' Division of the competition we will be trialing 'Silent Gaelic' a concept that is used in the Go Games in Ireland and in Soccer Tournaments in America. This means that no parents or coaches are allowed shout at players or are allowed on the field of play. There will be specific markers where coaches and parents in the C Division must stay behind. Coaches / Parents are only allowed clap for good play and not interfere with the play at all. Research shows that younger players enjoy the game and develop far better when left alone to figure the game out themselves and as a team. If a parent or coach shouts at a player the game will be stopped and the offender will be presented with a Lollipop! The team in possession will receive a free kick from where the play stopped. 
Please let me know what referees will be available on the day 
If you have any questions please contact me at 9145738761

posted 10/22/2012
Peter Hennessey Jnr U8 Memorial Trophy Sat October 27th 2012
Hello All, 
The New York Minor Board will be hosting the Annual U8 Peter Hennessey jnr. Memorial Tournament in the Rockland GAA Fields on Saturday October 27th at 10am. 
Please fill in the below Registration sheet. 
Team Registration is due by Wednesday 24th October 4pm. The schedules will be sent to clubs on Thursday October 25th so please ensure you complete the sheet before then.  
The Trophy's from last year are due back. Please bring them to the field next Saturday. 
Field Set up on the day will begin at 830AM there are six fields to set up so clubs are asked to come as early as possible to assist with set up. 
Tournament Registration starts at 915AM with schedules handed out. 
As there are U10 NYMB games scheduled for 3pm all over the tri state it is very important that the schedule goes to plan particularly as we want to include a Hurling Clinic for all players at 12pm.
The first games will start at 10AM if teams are late their game will be awarded to the opposite team and will not be rescheduled. 
 The competition is due to finish at 130pm. 
New York Minor Board Peter Hennessey Tournament Rockland October 27th 2012
Team registration for Peter Hennessey U8 Blitz
Please indicate how many teams you will have at the blitz and which Division you wish to place them in
Team No of Teams A B C
Example Team 4 1 2 1
Shannon Gaels        
NY Celtics        
St Barnabas        
NY Rangers        
St Raymonds        
New Haven        
St Patricks        
St Joesphs        
Long Island Gaels        
Brooklyn Shamrocks        
St Brendans        
Setanta Wesput        
If you have any questions please call me at 9145738761

Simon Gillespie
New York GAA Games Development Officer

posted 10/18/2012
NYMB Fall Weekend Results October 12/13th
Saturday, October 13
A Division
U10 Shannon Gaels (W) vs. Setanta (L)
U12 Shannon Gaels (W) vs. Setanta (L)
U14 Shannon Gaels (W) vs. Setanta (L)
U10 St. Barnabas (W) vs. New Haven (L)
U12 St. Barnabas (W) vs. New Haven (L)
U14 St. Barnabas (TIE) vs. New Haven (TIE)
U10 Celtics (W) vs. Rangers (L)
U12 Rangers (W) vs. Celtics (L)
U14 Rangers (W) vs. St. Rays/St. Joes (L)
B Division
U10 Shannon Gaels (W) vs. Long Island Gaels (L)
U10 St. Joes (W) vs. St. Raymonds (L)
U12 St. Joes (W) vs. St. Raymonds (L)
U10 Rockland vs. St. Brendan's - no result yet
Sunday, October 14
U16 Shannon Gaels (W) vs. St. Ray's/St. Joe's
U18 Rangers (W)  vs. St. Ray's/St Brendan's
U16 Rockland (W) vs. Rangers (L)
U18 St. Barnabas (W) vs. Rockland

posted 10/16/2012
Gaelic 4 Girls Fall League – Table Standings:
Gaelic 4 Girls Fall League – Table Standings:

U8 Girls  - League Standings:

Team Plyd W L D Pts  
Rockland 2 2 0 0 4  
Shannon Gaels 2 0 2 0 0  
St. Brigid’s 2 1 1 0 2  

U10 Girls – League Standings:
Team Plyd W L D Pts  
Rockland 3 3 0 0 6  
Shannon Gaels 3 0 3 0 0  
St. Brigid’s 2 1 1 0 2  
U12 Girls – League Standings:
Team Plyd W L D Pts  
Rockland 2 2 0 0 4  
Shannon Gaels 2 0 2 0 0  
St. Brigid’s 2 1 1 0 2  
U14 Girls – League Standings:
Team Plyd W L D Pts +/-
Rockland 1 1 0 0 2  
Shannon Gaels 1 0 1 0 0  
St. Brigid’s 0 0 0 0 0  
Points based on:
2 Points for Win; 1 Point for Draw; 0 Points for Loss
Top two teams to progress to Final.
In the event of a tie, score difference will decide.

posted 10/08/2012
NYMB Fall Results
September 29, 2012 - A Division
U10 Rockland (W) vs. Setanta/West Put (L)
U12 Rockland (W) vs. Setanta/West Put (L)
U14 Rockland (W) vs. Setanta/West Put (L)
U10 Rangers (W) vs. New Haven (L)
U12 Rangers (W) vs. New Haven (L)
U14 Rangers (W) vs. New Haven (L)
U10 St. Barnabas (Draw) vs. Celtics (Draw
U12 St. Barnabas (W) vs. Celtics (L)
U14 St. Ray's/St. Joe's (W) vs. St. Barnabas (L)
B Divison
U10 St. Joe's (W) vs. St. Brendan's (L)
U12 St. Brendan's (W) vs. St. Joe's (L)
U10 Long Island Gaels vs. Rockland - no results
September 30, 2012 -
U16 Rockland (W) vs. Shannon Gaels (L)
U18 Rockland vs. Rangers - postponed
U16 St. Ray's/St. Joe's vs Celtics/St. Barnabas - postponed
U18 St. Ray's/St. Brendan's vs. St. Barnabas - postponed
October 6, 2012 - B Division
U10 Shannon Gaels (W) vs. St. Raymond's (L)

posted 10/08/2012
More Club / Coach Resources

We have a lot of new resources for coaches and administrators in the Coaching Articles and Documents section

ou can find information on 
*Small Sided Games
*ACL injury prevention
*developing club and school links 
* Submitting a development report at an AGM
*Starting a new club 

In the coaching and articles section
posted 10/01/2012
Kilkenny GAA Coaching Conference 2012
The 2012 All Ireland Champions have an excellent Coaching and Games Development Structure. Watch the video below from JJ Delaney, Brian Coady and Martin Comerford 

You can see Kilkenny's Coaching and Games Conference 2012 held in St Kierans College oon the video below at 
posted 10/01/2012
Leinster GAA Caoching Videos
Leinster GAA Coaching has a lot of really good Coaching Videos 

You can see them all at 

posted 10/01/2012
Long Island Gaels new website

Long Island Gaels have a fantastic new website  www.ligaelsminorboard.com  this site contains a lot of photos, match reports and schedules. 

The Gaels are looking for assistance in Coaching if you know anyone who would be interested in assisting with coaching if you anyone who would like to get involved in coaching in Long Island please email  or call 
Coach John
posted 09/27/2012
Weekend results 9/26
A Division
U10 Rockland W vs. Celtics L
U12 Rockland W vs. Celtics L
U14 Rockland W vs. St. Rays/St. Joes L
U10 St. Barnabas W vs. Setanta/West Put L
U12 St. Barnabas W vs. Setanta/West Put L
U14 St. Barnabas/Celtics vs. Setanta/West Put L
U10 Shannon Gaels W vs. New Haven L
U12 Shannon Gaels W vs. New Haven L
U14 Shannon Gaels W vs. New Haven L
B Division
U10 Shannon Gaels W vs. St. Joes L
U10 Rockland W vs. St. Raymonds L
U10/U12 Long Island Gaels vs. St. Brendans - awaiting results
Sunday, September 23 U16/U18
U16 Barnabas/Celtics W vs. Shannon Gaels/New Haven
U16 Rangers W vs. St. Rays/St. Joes

posted 09/26/2012
Mc Keon's /NYMB Golf Outing
The NYMB held a very succesful Golf Outing in the Rotella Golf Course in Haverstraw New York. The event was sponsored by John and Breda Lyons of Mc Keons Bar and Restaurant. 

The NYMB would like to thank all the golfers, sponsors, organising committee and in particular Pauline and Brendan Maher for all their assistance in making this golf outing a success. 

You can see all the photos in the gallery section of the site. 
posted 09/18/2012
Gaelic 4 Girls Fall League Results & Standings 9/15
U8 Division

Rockland (W) Shannon Gaels (L)

U10 Divsion 

Rockland (W) Shannon Gaels (L) 

U12 Divsion 

Rockland (W) Shannon Gaels (L)

Gaelic 4 Girls Fall League – Table Standings:

U8 Girls  - League Standings:
Team Plyd W L D Pts
Rockland 1 1 0 0 2
Shannon Gaels 1 0 1 0 0
St. Brigid’s 0 0 0 0 0

U10 Girls – League Standings:
Team Plyd W L D Pts
Rockland 1 1 0 0 2
Shannon Gaels 1 0 1 0 0
St. Brigid’s 0 0 0 0 0
U12 Girls – League Standings:
Team Plyd W L D Pts
Rockland 1 1 0 0 2
Shannon Gaels 0 0 1 0 0
St. Brigid’s 0 0 0 0 0
U14 Girls  - League Standings:
Team Plyd W L D Pts
Shannon Gaels          
St. Brigid’s          
Points based on:
2 Points for Win; 1 Point for Draw; 0 Points for Loss
Top two teams to progress to Final.
In the event of a tie, score difference will decide.

posted 09/18/2012
Fall U16/U18 Schedule

2. Sunday, September 16
Home                          Away                          Team(s)                       Venue              Time
Shannon G/Nw Hvn   Rangers                       U16                             New Haven     10:30
St. Barn/Celtics           Rockland                     U16                             PF or GP         10:30
St. Rays/St Joes - bye
3. Sunday, September 23 –

 St Rays/St Joes           Rangers                       U16                             PF or GP         TBD
Shannon Gaels            Celtics                         U16                             F. Golden        TBD
Rockland U16 – bye
4. Sunday, September 30
Home                          Away                          Team(s)                       Venue              Time
St Rays/St Joes           Celtics/St. Barnabas    U16                             Pdys F or GP  10:00
St Rays/St Bren          St. Barnabas                U18                             Pdys F or GP  11:15
Rockland                     Shan Gaels/New Hvn U16                             Rockland         10:00
Rockland                     Rangers                       U18                             Rockland         11:15
Rangers U16 - bye
5. Sunday, October 7 – BYE (Columbus Weekend)
6. Sunday, October 14
Home                          Away                          Team(s)                       Venue              Time
Rangers                       Rockland                     U16                             Gaelic Park      9:45
Rangers                       St Rays/St Bren          U18                             Gaelic Park      11:15
St Rays/St Joes           Shan Gs/New Hvn      U16                             Paddys Field   9:45    
Rockland                     St. Barnabas                U18                             Paddys Field   11:15
St. Barn/Celtics U16 - bye
7. Sunday, October 21
Home                          Away                          Team(s)                       Venue              Time
St. Barn/Celtics           Rangers                       U16                             PF or GP         10
St. Barnabas                Rangers                       U18                             PF or GP         11:15
Rockland                     St Rays/St Joes           U16                             Rockland         10
Rockland                     St Rays/St Bren          U18                             Rockland         11:15
Shannon Gaels/New Haven U16 – bye
October 28 – playoffs
November 4 – finals
U16 – 4 games
U18 – 3 games

posted 09/06/2012
NYMB Fall Season 2012
New York Minor Board Fall 2012 Schedule – U10/12/14 “A” Division
1. Saturday September 8
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
Rangers                       St. Barnabas                U10, U12                    Paddy’s Field  3, 4
Rangers                       St Barnabas/Celtics     U14                             Paddy’s Field  5
Shannon Gaels            Rockland                     U10, U12, U14           Frank Golden  3, 4, 5
Setanta/West Put        Celtics                         U10, U12                    Katonah          3, 4
Setanta/West Put.       St. Rays/St.Joe            U14                             Katonah          5
New Haven - bye
2. Saturday, September 15
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
Rangers                       Setanta/West Put        U10, U12, U14           *Gaelic Park    3, 4, 5
Celtics                         Shannon Gaels            U10, U12                    Paddy’s Field  3, 4
St Rays/St. Joes          Shannon Gaels            U14                             Paddy’s Field 5
Rockland                     New Haven                 U10, U12, U14           Rockland 3, 4, 5
St. Barnabas – bye
* Pelham in use for B games, so need alternate location if Gaelic Park not available
3. Saturday, September 22
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
Celtics                         Rockland                     U10, U12                    Paddy’s Field  3, 4
St Rays/St. Joes          Rockland                     U14                             Paddy’s Field  5
Setanta/West Put        St. Barnabas                U10, U12                    Katonah          3, 4
Setanta/West Put        St Barnabas/Celtics     U14                             Katonah          5
Shannon Gaels            New Haven                 U10, U12, U14           Frank Golden  3, 4, 5
Rangers - bye
4. Saturday, September 29
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
Rockland                     Setanta/West Put        U10, U12, U14           Rockland         3, 4, 5
New Haven                 Rangers                       U10, U12, U14           New Haven     3, 4, 5
St. Barnabas                Celtics                         U10, U12                    Paddy’s Field  3, 4
St Barnabas/Celtics     St. Rays/St. Joes         U14                             Paddy’s Field 5
Shannon Gaels - bye
5. Saturday, October 6 – bye (Columbus Day weekend)
6. Saturday, October 13
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
New Haven                 St. Barnabas                U10, U12                    New Haven     3, 4
New Haven                 St Barnabas/Celtics     U14                             New Haven     5
Setanta/West Put        Shannon Gaels            U10, U12, U14           Katonah          3, 4, 5
Rangers                       Celtics                         U10, U12                    Paddy’s Field  3, 4
Rangers                       St. Rays/St. Joes         U14                             Paddy’s Field  5
Rockland - bye
7. Saturday, October 20
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
New Haven                 Setanta/West Put        U10, U12, U14           New Haven     3, 4, 5
Shannon Gaels            Rangers                       U10, U12, U14           Frank Golden  3, 4, 5
St. Barnabas                Rockland                     U10, U12                    Paddy’s Field  3, 4
St Barnabas/Celtics     Rockland                     U14                             Paddy’s Field  5
Celtics - bye
8. Saturday, October 27
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
St. Barnabas                Shannon Gaels            U10, U12                    Paddy’s Field  3, 4
St Barnabas/Celtics     Shannon Gaels            U14                             Paddy’s Field  5
Rockland                     Rangers                       U10, U12, U14           Rockland         3, 4, 5
Celtics                         New Haven                 U10, U12                    Pelham or GP  3, 4
St Rays/St Joes           New Haven                 U14                             Pelham or GP  5
Setanta/West Put – bye
Nov. 3 “A” playoffs – top 4 teams for U10/U12/U14;
            “B” playoffs for U14  6th-7th place teams (winner then plays 5th place in final)
Nov 10 “A” Final
            “B” Final

New York Minor Board Fall 2012 Schedule – U10/12 “B” Division
1. Saturday September 8, 2012
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
LI Gaels                      St. Joes                        U10, U12                    Long Island     3, 4
Shannon Gaels            Rockland                     U10                             Frank Golden  2
St. Raymonds                         St. Brendans               U10, U12                    Pelham                        3, 4
2. Saturday, September 15, 2012
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
St. Brendans               Shannon Gaels            U10                             Monroe            3
Rockland                     St. Joes                        U10                             Rockland         2*
St. Raymonds                         LI Gaels                      U10, U12                    Pelham                        3, 4
* Can be played at 3 p.m. if Rockland uses two fields (“A” games are on at 3, 4 & 5)
St. Brendans U12 & St. Joes U12 - bye
3. Saturday, September 22, 2012
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
Shannon Gaels            St. Joes                        U10                             F. Golden        2
Rockland                     St. Raymonds                         U10                             Rockland         3
LI Gaels                      St. Brendans               U10, U12                    Long Island     3, 4
St. Joes U12 & St. Raymonds - bye
4. Saturday, September 29, 2012
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
St. Raymonds                         Shannon Gaels            U10                             Pelham                        3
LI Gaels                      Rockland                     U10                             Long Island     3
St. Joes                        St. Brendans               U10, U12                    St. Joes, NJ     3, 4
St. Rays U12 & LI Gaels U12 – bye 
5. Saturday, October 6, 2012 – bye (Columbus Weekend)
6. Saturday, October 13, 2012 3:00 PM
Home                          Away                          Team(s)           `           Venue              Time
St. Brendans               Rockland                     U10                             Monroe            3
St. Joes                        St. Raymonds                         U10, U12                    St. Joes NJ      3, 4
Shannon Gaels            LI Gaels                      U10                             Frank Golden  3
LI Gales U12 & St. Brendans U12 – bye
November 3 – Semi-finals
November 10 – Finals

by Simon Gillespie posted 08/30/2012
Minor Board Golf Outing

A Chara,

In 1970 the New York Minor Board was set up to keep the Irish Culture and games alive. Today we are fifteen clubs within the New York Metropolitan area. A lot of hard work from a lot of dedicated people has made this possible. Today we send teams to Ireland and England to compete. The past year the Feile and College teams won their respective divisions and will now compete at the next level. None of this is possible without fundraising and sponsorship.

Please support the 5th Annual McKeons golf outing on 9/17/2012 at the Philip J Rotella Golf Course in Haverstraw, NY. Due to the genorisity of McKeons all proceeds will go to the New York Minor Board,

Thank you for your continued support,

Yours in Sport
Dave McIntyre
New York Minor Board

You can access our Sponsorship card here
by Simon Gillespie posted 08/29/2012
Pictures from Swinford Visit

Pictures of NY and Swinford U18 girls games
You can see all the photos from Swinfords visit to Gaelic Park and Rockland in our gallery section, what a fantastic occasion for all concerned . Many thanks to Kerri Ann O Connor for all the photos !
by Simon Gillespie posted 08/28/2012
New York Minor Board to host U16 Centenary Cup Tournament

New York Minor Board to host U16 Centenary Cup Tournament in 2014

To celebrate 100 years of Gaelic Games in New York the New York Minor Board would like to invite your team to participate in Centenary Cup for U16's in May 2014. The New York Minor Board has been active since 1970 in the promotion of Gaelic Games in America and now boast 13 clubs and 1500 Children participating in the largest overseas youth program of Gaelic Games outside of Ireland. The NYMB have been participating annually in the Feile Peil Na Nog since 1991 and are now in Division 1 of the competition following their victory in the Division 2 Competition this year.

The Minor Board are looking to share in the celebrations of 100 years of the GAA in New York by inviting your club team to participate in our Centenary Cup. This would be a Once in A Lifetime opportunity for any club allowing you the opportunity to experience Gaelic Games here in America whilst also enjoying the sites and attractions that the Big Apple has to offer. If your club is not able to attend in May 2014 the Minor Board can accomodate any age group of teams wishing to come out and play football against teams here in New York. Over the years several underage teams have come out from Ireland and been part of the Gaelic Park experience most recently this year the Castlebar Mitchells and Swinford clubs from county Mayo who sent out their U18 girls teams to play here. 

The NYMB would be delighted to assist in any way in terms of helping teams source accomodation, transport or assisting with an intinerary to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for Players, Mentors or parents alike.

If your club would be interested in participating in our competition please email or call (001)9145738761 for further information

by Simon Gillespie posted 08/27/2012
Fall Training Program

Hello All,


With the Fall Season Starting up after Labor Day training should be starting back in the next week or so. I am asking to meet with each club at least once over the fall Season to do some training sessions and to meet with each club's board to discuss how we can develop the clubs best and how we can work on progressing each club.

If each club could let me know when and where their training will take place I'll get out to them as often as possible .

Can each club fill out the below


Name Of Club:

Times of Training:

Training Location:

Date of board meetings in Fall:

email it on to me at



by Simon Gillespie posted 08/27/2012
History of the New York Minor Board

The 1982 New York Minor Team
Hello All

We are trying to compile a history of the New York Minor Board for the Website if you have any old medals, journals, jerseys, photographs or video clips from NYMB / Feile/ Minor Team games please email me at

Anything you have would be greatly appreciated
Simon Gillespie
by Simon Gillespie posted 08/23/2012
Shannon Gaels visit to Dr Crokes

Shannon Gaels U10 team v Dr Crokes

By Richie Corridan
A Shannon Gaels contingent supplemented by a few other New York players participated in a blitz in Killarney, hosted by Dr Crokes, on Saturday, August 17th. Shannon Gaels had two teams, one in the A division along with Dr Crokes, Listowel and Kenmare, and another in the B Division which consisted of: Legion, Spa, and Dromid Pearses. In the group stage of the A division, Shannon Gaels got narrowly beat by Dr Crokes, but went on to beat Listowel and Kenmare. They got into the final and played Dr Crokes again, this time beating them in a very exciting, hard fought game. The final score was 1-5 to 0-2. In the group stage of the B Division, Shannon Gaels lost to Spa by a point, beat Dromid Pearses, and lost to Legion. They played a 3rd place game against Dromid Pearses and won. This just goes to show that New York underage football is alive and well and teams from New York can compete with some of the best teams in Ireland.
by Simon Gillespie posted 08/22/2012
Chicago CYC Results 2012

Following are the winners and final results of the 2012 Continental Youth Championships:

Competition Opponent Score Opponent Score

U18 Boys Premier Football NACB 2-30 New York 3-09
U18 Girls Premier Football NACB 6-26 New York 5-11
U16 Boys Premier Football New York 7-09 NACB 4-17
U8A football Rockland/St Barnabas 2-03 St Patricks Connecticut 2-04
U8B football Shannon Gaels 4-07 Chicago St Jarlaths 3-00
U8 camogie St Brigids 4-00 Chicago/Boston/San Francisco 1-00
U8 girls Rockland 7-02 ISYL Boston 1-01
U8hurling Rockland 3-03 ISYL Boston 1-00
U10A football Rockland 1-06 Rangers 0-03
U10B football Shannon Gaels 8-06 NY Celtics 2-06
U10 camogie NY St Brigids 1-00 San Francisco/Delco Gaels 0-00
U10 girls Rockland 1-03 NY St Brigids 1-01
U10 hurling Chicago St Jarlaths 2-01 New York Hurling 1-00
U12A football Rockland 2-09 Shannon Gaels 1-02
U12B football St Barnabas 2-13 Windy City Gaels 4-06
U12 camogie ISYL Boston 5-01 NY St Brigids 0-00
U12 girls Rockland 4-08 NY St Brigids 1-03
U12 hurling San Francisco 1-02 Boston 1-00
U14A football Delco Gaels winner Rockland U
14B football New Haven 2-10 Chicago St Jarlaths 3-06
U14 camogie San Francisco 8-01 Delco Gaels 1-00
U14 girls Rockland 3-07 San Francisco 0-02
U14 hurling San Francisco 7-09 Chicago St Jarlaths 1-03
U16A boys Delco Gaels 2-15 St Raymonds 1-07
U16B football Chicago St Jarlaths 4-07 New Haven/Shannon Gaels 3-06
U16 girls NY St Brigids 3-11 ISYL Boston 1-11
U16 hurling San Francisco 4-12 Chicago St Jarlaths 1-00
U18 girls football NY St Brigids 6-18 Boston/Chicago/San Francisco 3-12
U18 boys football ISYL Boston 1-13 Chicago St Jarlaths 2-09
U18 Hurling ISYL Boston 3-11 Chicago St Jarlaths 0-03

by Simon Gillespie posted 08/16/2012
CYC Photos
You can see all the photos taken at CYC at http://www.4girlsphotography.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56:cyc
posted 08/02/2012
NYMB Cul Camp 2012 Kits



The Cul Camp Committee will be placing a re order for kits on August 20th 2012 any parents who did not receive the correct kit size must email NYMB Development Officer Aidan Traynor before that date @ .


In the email please include


Parent Name:________________

Child Name:______________


Week Attended:______________

Size Received:________________


Size order Requested:________________

If you have any questions please contact your Club Cul Camp Coordinator,


Yours in Sport,

NYMB Cul Camp Committee

by Simon Gillespie posted 08/01/2012
CYC 2012 a fantastic success !

What a weekend for all in Chicago with 4 days of football, 120 games , 30 Championships, over a thousand participants and spectators the weekend was a fabulous success. Attended by the new GAA President Liam O'Neill, the Head of Ladies Football Pat Quill and the Camogie President Aileen Lawlor.

From a New York perspective the games were a fantastic exhibition of the Hard work of Players, Coaches and Parents. New York had 55 teams in Chicago and won 17 of the competitions up for grabs. Well Done to all Concerned ! You can view some of the pictures in our gallery section and more pictures, reports and videos will be available in the coming weeks.

Many thanks to Jerry Hess, Kerri Ann O'Connor for the use of their photos !
by Simon Gillespie posted 07/31/2012
Report on Boys Feile Win

 New York Boys 2012 Feile Trip to Ireland
The boy’s 2012 Feile team departed JFK on Monday June 18th and arrived at Dublin airport on the morning of Tuesday June 19th.  Our first stop on the trip was to Croke Park, where we completed the museum tour of which the New York section was one of the most popular among the boys.  This section consisted of a display of cups and trophies that were awarded to teams from Ireland that had competed against New York for over the past 80 years.  After the tour we had a meal in one of the boxes overlooking the pitch, during which we had a visit from Junior Minister John Perry TD who addressed our boys and brought good wishes from the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
We departed Croke Park early in the afternoon and headed for Ballinasloe.  The parents and management stayed at Haydens Hotels and the players were hosted by St. Gabriels GAA Club in Kilconnel, just a few miles from Ballinasloe.  When we arrived at St. Gabriels Club House on Tuesday evening we were greeted by club chairman Padraic Donnellan and secretary Mike Malone, along with his brother Brendan, who together were coordinators of the New York visit.  Also there to greet the team were PRO Brid Donnellan, St. Gabriels ladies club chairman, Shane Martin, and many host families  Before our game against Craughwell our team had a surprise visit from a former  Galway County player Declan Meehan, who spoke to the boys and welcomed them to Galway. 
Our game that evening was against the 2011 Galway Feile champions, Craughwell. Despite being tired, New York started extremely well with points from McCormack, Kelly, O’Boyle, Allen, Hennessey and a point and a goal from McSweeney which left New York well in command at half time leading 1-6 to 0-2.  New York management decided to empty the bench in the second half and our team continued to move the ball with precision hand passing from the back line at which Craughwell had no answer for New York’s style of play.  Our defense was rock solid and John Kilkenny played exceptionally well in goals.   A consolation goal by Craughwell in the last few minutes left the score 1-12 to 1-6 for New York.    Afterwards, a reception was held in St. Gabriels club house where Connacht Council President, Frank Burke addressed everyone and welcomed New York to Galway, extending them best wishes as they prepared for their Feile competition. He also complemented them on their game skills and in particular their hand passing, individually complementing a number of our players.   The boys left with their host families and parents and the management returned to Haydens Hotel.
On Wednesday June 20th our boys along with St. Gabriels U-14 team started the day at Pallas Go Karting and later played pitch and putt.  On Wednesday evening the first of the three scheduled games began against our host club, St. Gabriels.  The Management team of McSweeney, Walsh and Shalvey decided to sit out seven of their starting players for this game.  The reshuffled team did not disappoint.  Goals from Kennedy and McSweeney set the tone for the game in the first half.  Points from Shalvey and Grace with assists from Enright left New York comfortably in the lead at half time.  New York’s defense of O’Sullivan, Rafferty, Queenan and Walsh gave few options for St. Gabriels forward line. A final score of 3-9 to 0-5 left New York very pleased with their two wins.
Our second game of the evening was against Padraic Pearse of Roscommon.  The management team kept faith in the starting fifteen that had successfully beaten St. Gabriels.  Padraic Pearse started very strong and was up three points after five minutes.  The introduction of Rory Allen to the New York side had an immediate impact.  Both teams exchanged points and Padraic Pearse had a two point lead at half time. New York started strongest in the second half and with a goal from Kelly and points from Allen, O’Boyle and Breen, New York went on to win by two points with a score of 1-7 to 0-8. 
The last game of the evening was against Annaghdown, the 2012 Galway League Champions.  With four of our starters out because of injury, Annaghdown outplayed  New York for most of the first half and led 0-6 to 0-2 at half time.  A better performance by New York in the second half and a late goal by Rory Allen left Annaghdown beating New York by the narrowest of margin 1-6 to -0-10 .
Following the games, a full sit down meal was hosted by St. Gabriels at their club house for New York, St. Gabriels, Padraic Pearse and Annaghdown.  The evening was attended by Coiste Peil na Nog (Juvenile Football Committee), Galway chairman P.J. Rabbitte, secretary Larry Lohan, treasurer Noel Finnegan, and president Tommy Kelly.  Also in attendance were Seamus O’Grady, Secretary Galway football committee,  Joe Queenan, Sligo delegate to Connacht Council and Mattie Gilroy Galway delegate to Connacht Council.  The evening ended with presentations and traditional Irish music and dance. 
On Thursday June 21st, parents and management picked up the boys from St. Gabriels host families and headed to our Feile host club of Stradbally.  We stopped at Clonmacnoise where the boys had a guided tour of the monastic site.  The boys walked through the ruins of the 1000 year old monasteries and burial grounds.  The boys showed great interest in this historical site. Later in the afternoon families booked in at the Maldron Hotel in Portlaois before everyone headed to Stradbally Parish Gaels Club House for a meet and greet with host families. We were greeted by Club Chairman Martin Kelly, Secretary Brendan Delaney, PRO Alan Hartnett, New York coordinator John Larkin and U14 team manager and All-Ireland referee Maurice Deegan.   Stradbally Gaels is made up of three small parishes Timahoe, Victorstown and Stradbally. Refreshments were provided for the parents and our team before the boys left with their host families.   Entertainment for Thursday evening was provided in Timahoe  for New York parents and team management.
On Friday morning our team was treated to a barge trip by Stradbally Parish Gaels Club.  After the trip the boys had their first Feile game against Stradbally.  New York started strong with most of the possession in the first half.  New York kicked numerous wides and only led by two points at half time with a score of 0-2 to 0-0.  A reshuffle of positions by team management proved a better showing by New York in the second half and with points from McCormack, O’Boyle and Allen increased New York’s lead to seven points. A solid defensive performance by our backline left Stradbally scoreless at fulltime. New York were treated to a full sit down meal at Stradbally Club house before leaving for the parade in Portlaois.   On Friday night entertainment was provided by Victortowns for the New York contingent.
Saturday 23rd , was an early start with our first game at 10 am against Graiguecullen another Laois club.  An unbelievable start by New York with two goals from McCormack and one from Allen and points from O’Boyle and McCormack had New York over ten points up after five minutes.  New York continued to pressure Graiguecullen, Boyle and Kelly won most of the possession at mid field and our half back line of Walsh, Russell and Sorohan was unstoppable. New York had a commanding lead at half time and the management team started to introduce all subs in the second half.  Further goals from McCormack and Allen and points from O’Boyle and Coughlan widened the lead.  Queenan and Hennessey finished the game with two points from 20 yards out leaving the final score of 6-10 to 0-0.  
Our third Feile game was against the Limerick Feile champions, Monaleen.  This team had beaten Stradbally earlier in the day by fourteen points. It was a must win game for New York to qualify for the semi-finals.  Monaleen were the first to score from a free after six minutes.  New York answered with a point from O’Boyle.  Just before the half time, Monaleen added another point.  New York found the going tough and tackles were hard and high, but they stuck to their game plan and did not get physical.   New York’s defense had played very well and had held Monaleen to one point from play after fifteen minutes, with Lundy, Butler and Thornberg having an excellent first half.  New York upped the tempo in the second half with Sorohan making his noted runs on the right and Russell in total command of the center back with C. Kelly and Coughlan creating problems for the Monaleen defense.   Walsh took the ball from his own 40 yard line and was fouled in the square with a penalty to New York.  McCormack made no mistake, a goal to New York and now we led for the first time. N. Kelly and Boyle again had full control of mid-field and Allen kept pressing forward with New York continuing to punt high balls into the square. With seven minutes to go Allen added another goal by fisting the ball into the net.  Monaleen added a late goal in the dying minutes and missed a point.  The game ended 2-1 to 1-2 for New York.  The win had come at a price to New York with a number of our players feeling their injuries.  With only a short time to prepare for the semi-finals, Seamus McWalters our Physical Therapist worked his magic in time for our big game at O’Connor Park. Our opponents would be St. Eunans of Donegal.
The semi final was held in Tullamore which was about an hour away from Portlaois.  This game was attended by Stradbally Gaels U14 team, their parents and club members.  New York also had a strong support from St. Gabriels Club where host families and organizers travelled to the game. After a tense and dramatic win over Monaleen New York were ready for St. Eunans.  New York dominated the opening stages but St. Eunans was the first to register a score. McCormack equalized a short time afterwards. New York started to take control of the game with intelligent running and short passing. Thornberg was dominant in defense and St. Eunans could find no way through. Allen had kicked into top gear and with some hard running football set up some points for McCormack and O’Boyle.  New York led at half time 0-3 to 0-2.  In the second half, Walsh was a thorn in St. Eunans side and they constantly fouled him.  An opportunist goal by McCormack and a point by Allen sealed the victory for New York.  New York were through to their first division two final since 2008.   The win over St. Eunans was a complete team effort by the New York side and after four Feile games they had only conceded one goal and four points.  Following the game the team and management returned to Stradbally for a meal.   Presentations were exchanged between New York and Stradbally.   A disco was held for the boys before they returned for a good nights sleep with their host families.
Sunday 24th was an early start as all parents and families attended the New York Girls final at 10 am.  The New York boys arrived at O’Moore Park shortly after the girls win for their final against The Burren from Co. Down.  The Burren had defeated a strong Kilmacud Crokes side by 1-6 to 2-2 in the semi final.  A determined New York side came from two points down in the first half to win in dramatic fashion at O’Moore Park.  New York started strong and from the throw in, Niall Kelly soloed 40 yards passing it into his brother Conor who side stepped his marker and kicked a beautiful point from the 20 yards line. Burren answered with three points from play.   The heroics of Kilkenny, Butler and Thornberg left New York fortunate to be only two points down at this stage.  New York settled down and Allen distributed the ball into McCormack whose shot was well saved by the Burren goalkeeper. C. Kelly was there for the rebound and kicked the ball over the bar.  New York were beginning to become more dominant at mid field with N. Kelly, Boyle, Hennessey and O’Boyle picking up a lot of the loose balls and Breen making some timely solo runs.  Walsh and Sorohan broke up Burren’s play time and again. Russell had a wonderful point after soloing 30 yards to level the score at three points each.  Hennessey added a great point just before half time to give us the lead. New York came out strong in the second half, Thornberg collected a ball at the 30 yard passed it through to Allen who made no mistake with a well taken point. Burren kept pressing but were unable to breach the New York defense, Lundy made some timely interceptions and a resulting play ended with Allen scoring a great point but injuring his hand in the process.  New York management reshuffled the team leaving Allen in full forward and bringing Coughlan into corner forward and the result paid dividends five minutes later when Allen scored a great goal.  McSweeney and Shalvey were introduced to help a tiring forward line. The Burren added their fourth point deep into stoppage time. When the final whistle blew New York had won their first ever division two championship 1-7 to 0-4.  Dozens of New York supporters flooded the field after the victory. Walsh and McSweeney accepted the cup from GAA President Liam O’Neill on behalf of New York and an unprepared Walsh made a great acceptance speech thanking his fellow players, the Burren and New York’s management team, trainer and supporters and host clubs to which he received a rousing applause.  After the game our bus left O’Moore Park and headed to Stradbally with the cup followed by many of our parents, grandparents, families and supporters from both Stradbally and St. Gabriels  Our bus was met by dozens of Stradbally supporters as it entered the town and made its way to the Stradbally Gaels GAA pitch where their scoreboard read “New York Champions 2012”.  After a team meal everyone returned to Stradbally that night to watch the highlights of the game.
The trip was very successful and in part can be attributed to the laid-back approach of Owen McSweeney and his management team of Barry Walsh and Tom Shalvey.  The inclusion of parents and grandparents on the bus to and from some games helped to keep the mood jovial and upbeat.  Team trainer, Kevin McArdle, kept the boys positive and focused.   Tour managers Tom Queenan and Mike Kennedy helped everyone stay on schedule and saw that things ran smoothly for the team at all times and more especially during the semi-final and final games.  The management team, along with the tour managers, are very grateful to their host clubs for their unbelievable generosity and hospitality.  They extend their sincere “thank you” to all their sponsors and anyone who financially supported the team, without whom, this trip would not have been possible.
Congratulations to the New York Boys 2012 Division 2 All-Ireland Feile Champions!
New York Boys 2012 Feile panel:
Rory Allen, Martin Boyle, James Breen, Liam Butler, Sean Coughlan, Tommy Enright, Dylan Grace, James Hennessey, Conor Kelly, Niall Kelly, Micheal Kennedy, John Kilkenny, Conor Lundy, Aidan McCormack, Liam McSweeney, Sean O’Boyle, Sean O’Sullivan, Shane Queenan, Shane Rafferty, Mark Russell, Thomas Shalvey, Sean Sorohan, Austin Thornberg, Kealan Walsh.

by Simon Gillespie posted 07/24/2012
Cul Camp 2012 Photos

Week 1 Attendees of Gaelic Park
Cul Camps 2012 season is finally over with almost 600 kids participating in Camps all across New York and Connecticut you can see photos of all the camps in the gallery section of the site
by Simon Gillespie posted 07/23/2012
Armagh GAA stars to visit Cul Camp!

Tomorrow thursday 7/19/2012 we are hoping to have current Armagh GAA stars Jamie Clarke, Brendan Donaghy and Ciaran Mc Keever to coach down in the Cul Camps in Gaelic Park. Anyone not registered in the Camps but who would like to go down and meet the players , get photographs/ autographs is asked to come down at 1230 . Camp activities go on from 9-1245 so the players will be involved in the camps until 1245.
posted 07/18/2012
Rob Mc Kiernan Tournament in Rockland

Last Saturday Rockland GAA Club hosted their Annual Rob Mc Kiernan memorial competition. The day was a great event with 18 U8 teams competing for the honors on the day. The tournament was magnificently run by Mick Healy and the club officers with 32 games running off on the day in great conditions for football. Teams from as far away as Fairfield, Rockaway and Philadelphia attended on the day. Everyone young and old enjoyed the music, food and fun races as well as the main events of the Rob Mc Kiernan and Dennis Mc Hugh tournaments. In the adult games Hoboken defeated Rockland in the Junior Hurling while Rockland played the Celtics in the Junior A & B matches with the Rockland boys winning the B game and Celtics winning the A Game. In the U8 tournament the C Final came down to the meeting of St Barnabas and Tyrone. Both had enjoyed some great wins in their sections and came down to a thrilling final which Tyrone narrowly won by a goal. The B division was won out by an impressive Celtics outfit who defeated the Shannon Gaels in the Final. The A Division came down to the second meeting in a fortnight with St Patricks and Rangers. In Paddy's Field two weeks ago St Pats took the silverware but this time it was the turn of the Rangers to produce the goods and with a great team preformance after going behind from the off they won the A Division with some fantastic skill and athleticism.

you can see some of the team photos in our gallery section here
posted 07/17/2012
Irish Central Report on Feile Girls Win

NY winning Captain Claire Phelan lifts the Feile trophy on behalf of her team

New York U14 Girls bring home the Cup ! 

The New York U14 Girls are the All Ireland Feile Division 4Champions after a heart stopping 0-3 to 0-1 victory over Bredagh of CountyDown. This started a historic day for the New York Youth programs as the boysdefeated the Burren also of County Down. The Gaelic 4 Girls U14All Stars have been competing at Feile since 2006 and have suffered agonizing heartbreaksin losing finals against Kinawley in 2007 and against Bennekerry Tinryland inovertime in 2010 in Celtic Park, Derry. Lastyear they reached the semi final stages before losing out the eventual winnersDungarven of County Waterford. Managed by Ballinamore native Joe Mc Girl withthe assistance of selectors Noreen Casey O’Brein and John Mackey and tourmanagers Brona Mc Girl and Eileen Plunkett the team set off for Ireland onMonday 25th June 2012.


First up for the New Yorkgirls was a challenge game against St Jude’s of Dublinin Tymon Park. The girls based the Dublin leg of their tripin UCD and were treated to a guided tour of the campus as well as a motivationaltalk from Sports Psychologist and former All Star Armagh’s Enda Mc Nulty. Thegirls were presented with their New York gearby Brian Mullins of the UCD Sports Department and former All Ireland Winningplayer with Dublin.The New York girls easily dispatched of the StJude’s girls and completed the first of their 3 shut outs against the Dublin girls. The hostscould not have been kinder to the girls and after the game presented each ofthe NY panel with a t-shirt in appreciation of their visit. On Wednesday  the girls visited the Raheny club in NorthCounty Dublin where they defeated the teams U14 and U16’s local clubteams.  On Thursday the team travelled toTullamore and after a brief pit stop in Mullingar the girls travelled to theirhost club Killeigh in County Offaly to begin the Feileweekend. The hosts provided a magnificent occasion for the girls with a meal,songs and entertainment for the girls. The Killeigh U14 manager Dolores Kellywill be no stranger to Gaels in New Yorkhaving spent 16 years living in the Bronx and having played Ladies Football in New York for severalyears. She also assisted with physio for the New York Ladies team last yearduring their epic season. Dolores could not have been more helpful to the NYFeile team  and provided her services asphysio and chief cheerleader for the team over the course of the weekend.


New Yorkplayed their host club Killeigh in Geashill on Friday. Prior to the game aminutes silence was observed in memory of the recently departed Pauline BoylanColl who put an enormous effort towards the establishment of an underage girlsprogram in New Yorkher chief legacy being the Gaelic 4 Girls program. This was followed by theNational Anthems Stars and Stripes and Amhran Na bhFhiann. The ball was thrownin an immediately New Yorkwent on the attack with Tara Smyth getting a goal inside the first 20 seconds.Minutes later Tara added her second goal beforeCaitlin Tyer added a brace of points and Katie O’Neill banged in her first goalof the tournament. New Yorkwere dominating all over the field with Cyrene Nicholas and Etta Hanlon winninga lot of possession and feeding into the forwards. In the second half MaggieMurray and Ciara O’Neill combined well to dominate the Killeigh defencethroughout the game. Killeigh to their credit never gave up and got on thescoresheet with a well deserved goal in the closing stages of the game. 

Next up for the girls was the St Vincent’s Club of County Offaly. The girls played into a strongGaels in the first half and were disappointed with their 1-02 to 0-0 lead athalf time. The girls raised their performance in the second half and furthergoals from Caitlin Tyer and Tara Smyth put the game out of sight for theVincents Girls. New Yorkran out 3-07 to 0-0 winners in the end. This game was followed by the skillscompetition which Corin Geogheghan represented New York and acquitted herselfvery well on the day narrowly missing out on the next stages.


The group decider came between New Yorkand Shannon Gaels of County Roscommon. Shannon Gaelswere boosted by 6 of the current Roscommon U14 county team and it was clearthat their forward line posed a serious test to New York defense. Within a minute theShannon Gaels were goals up as New  York were caught napping from an early ball. Howeverthe New York defensestood up to the challenge and the Shannon Gaels didn’t score for the rest ofthe game. Led by Elizabeth Myers, Aoife Mc Girl and inspirational captain ClairePhelan the girls blocked, tackled and harried everything that came in the New York half and theirexceptional workrate was the key difference between the teams. On the other endTara and Caitlin got the goals but they were well served by some excellent passesfrom Tess Mackey and the exceptional ball carrying skills of Leah Phelan. Leading3-01 to 1-0 at the half against the wind New York were in pole position for thesemi finals but a tense second half ensued and but for a fantastic save fromMolly Mc Govern the result could have been in serious jeopardy , following thesave Caitlin Tyer won the ball and after a great pass from Kelly Plunkett theNew Yorkers got the ball into the back of the net to ensure a spot in the semifinals.


The semi finals had proved to be a bridge too far for theteams last year but spurred on by the defeat to Dungarven last year the NewYork girls landed in Rathinskea county Offaly to play in the All Ireland semi finalagainst Glen Maghera of County Derry. Glen the Derry and Ulster Feile Girls Championswere to provide New York’stoughest test to date. New Yorkbegan the match very well with scores from Leah Phelan and Tara Smyth but Glenpoached a goal and point inside the 7th minute to turn things ontheir head for the NY girls. New Yorkstruggled to cope with the breeze and only for the strength of the two cornerbacks Bridget Duggan and Niamh Bowden were in danger of departing once again atthe semi final stages. New Yorkraised their game in the second half and a momentous effort from Claire Phelanand MVP of the semi final Kelly Plunkett who marshaled the game from Centrehalf back the momentum once again swung in the NY girls favor. Scores from midfieldduo Aoife Mc Girl and Tess Mackey proved criticial as New York edged into the lead aftertremendous work from Maggie Murray who turned defence into offense with everyplay of the ball she made. As the seconds ticked into overtime Glen won a ball20 yards from goal and but for a heroic turnover from Claire Phelan New York hearts wouldhave been broken. There were scenes of great delight at the final whistle as New York had reached their 3rd ever All Ireland FeileFinal . Roared on by parents and in particular the Killeigh club the girls wentback to bed that night dreaming of playing in an All Ireland Final the nextday. Final score NY 0-06 to Glen 1-01.


The Final was played in the Portlaoise GAA Club Groundsbeside O’Moore Park against Bredagh of County Down who had defeated Geraldinesof Louth in the Semi Finals in Rathinskea. The game began in typically tensefashion and New York weathered an early stormas Bridget Duggan, Clarie Phelan and Niamh Bowden ensured that nothing breachedthe New Yorkdefense. New York was having difficultyconverting their possession into scores but a great score from Leah Phelansettled the New Yorknerves early on. Caitlin Tyer dispatched a difficult free and this gave New York a 2 points leadgoing into the half. Bredagh enjoyed another spell of possession early on inthe half and scored a 25 meter free to put just a point between the teams.Great work from Elizabeth Myers and Tess Mackey however ensured that every attemptat a kick by the Bredagh girls seemed to get blocked down by a stubborn New York rearguard.Katie O’Neill kicked a great score for New  York as Bredagh threatened to level and send the gameto over time. Two points up and with a minute into overtime and with victoryseemingly in site for New York, Bredagh Danger player Caitlin Mc Mahon won aball on her own ’45 yard and took off on a run that scythed through the NewYork defense and just as she was about to pull the trigger and break New Yorkhearts New York MVP of the final Bridget Duggan flicked the ball out of herhand won possession and kicked the ball down the field. Elizabeth Myers won theball, won her own free and just as she kicked the final whistle blew and New York had finally wontheir first ever Ladies All Ireland on a scoreline of 0-03 to 0-01.


In her winning captain speech Claire Phelan thanked hermanagement team for all the work they had put in to make the trip possible, shealso gave credit to a tenacious Bredagh team before asking for a moments silenceto remember Pauline Coll who would have been so proud to see her former chargesaccepting the All Ireland trophy for New York. For seven years New York girls teams had come so close to winning thecompetition losing semi finals and finals seemingly without any luck but nowwith the team promoted to Division 3 and with a new batch of girls eager totake up the challenge the future seems brighter than ever for underage girlsfootball in New York.


The New York panel that participated in Feile 2012 was

Etta Hanlon, Kristen Dean, Tessa Mackey,, Molly McGovern, Kelly Yorke, Bridget Duggan, Aoife McGirl, Katie O’Neill, Caitlyn Tyer, Niamh Bowden, Elizabeth Myers, Margaret Brady, Kelly Plunkett, Kelly Mc Kenna, Maggie Murray, Finola Ryan, Leah Phelan, Claire Phelan, Ciara O'Neill, Corin Geogehegan, Tara Smyth, Niamh Fitzpatrick, Christina Tracey, Cyrene Nicholas

by posted 07/03/2012
Background Check Requirements for Coaches
All Coaches wishing to participate in the CYC this year must complete an NCSI  Background Check you can complete on our Youth Site by clicking here and register in the coaches section
by Simon Gillespie posted 07/02/2012
St Patricks Cul Camp 2012

Last week in Sacred Heart University, Fairfield Connecticut the St Patricks Club hosted their second ever Cul Camp. With 106 participants and over 15 coaches and staff the camp ran off brilliantly despite the intense heat. The Camp was brilliantly run by St Patrick's Club Chairman Jimmy Feeney. You can see some photos in the gallery section of the website. Many thanks to Michelle Maher for putting this excellent video together of the week in Camp.
by Simon Gillespie posted 07/02/2012
New York U14 Boys Final Video v Burren

You can watch New York's dramatic Final Victory on our Youtube Channel NYGAATV

Congratulations to all the players, parents and management involved!!!
by Simon Gillespie posted 06/26/2012
Article in todays Irish Independent


Meet the stars (and stripes) of the future . . .

THE BIG Apple has been bitten by the Gaelic football bug.

A bus-load of 14-year-old girls and boys from New York took away a haul of gold medals and silverware at the finals of the Feile Peil na nOg in Portlaoise, Co Laois, yesterday.

Up to 4,000 teenagers descended on the midlands with their parents, coaches and mentors for the national festival of underage Gaelic football over the weekend.

GAA president Liam O'Neill predicts an explosion of interest in Gaelic football for girls in the coming years -- and if the swell in numbers participating in the New York club is anything to go by, the trend will also be seen abroad.

Mr O'Neill acknowledged that New York was "streets ahead" of Ireland when it came to organising juveniles, particularly girls, in the sport.

"Gaelic football will expand through the girls' game. It's easier for them to pick it up and more are playing the game, it's a more attractive game for them. In the next 12 months, we will see an expansion. We can learn a lot from New York. They have 700 children -- and 400 of them girls-- playing Gaelic football," he said.

New York manager Eoin McSweeney, who is originally from Cork, said the girls and boys had mastered the basics.

"We're promoting the games in the old GAA style that we learned in Ireland 40 years ago. We promote the simple stuff. The old GAA when teammates drive for two hours each way to a training session. That is commitment. Sometimes it's even hard to find a field to play in," he said. Mr McSweeney and his entourage from the US stayed with host families in Stradbally, Co Laois, and in Galway over the weekend.

"Old Ireland is not dead and gone. The hospitality we've received has shown that," he added.

John Flaherty, one of the coaches with Dublin club Kilmacud Crokes, said the "community spirit" was "outstanding". Players from his club stayed with host families around Co Offaly while parents booked out local hotels.


"It's not just about the football. The friends and relationships that have been made over the weekend is a big part of it. We've exchanged numbers and Facebook pages and everything. That's a huge part of it," he said.

Juvenile player with Kilmacud Crokes, Peter O'Reilly from Foxrock, said he "really enjoyed" his weekend, despite being knocked out in the semi-finals in O'Connor Park in Tullamore on Saturday.

Playing in the Co Offaly ground was a highlight for him, along with meeting new friends.

Oisin Bennett, the captain of division four side Killoe, from Co Longford, said his team were waiting "three months" but came out tops in their final yesterday. Feile chairman Peter O'Neill praised the efforts of volunteers who gave up their time to help over the weekend.

More than 76 teams took part in 268 matches in the Feile Peil na nOg 2012. The motto was "fun and friendship" and host clubs made sure their visitors experienced plenty of both.

An Offaly club, St Ciaran's of Ferbane, were crowned feile champions in the girls' division one, while Dublin side St Brigid's were the winners of the boys' division one final.

New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco, Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, Warwickshire, London, Lancashire, Gloustershire and Scotland all travelled to the Feile.

All the results

- Eimear Ni Bhraonain

by Simon Gillespie posted 06/25/2012
List of Winners from NYMB Finals

What a weekend of football the following are the list of winners from the NYMB Championship Finals

U10B Winners New Haven Runners Up ; Rockland
U10A Winners Rockland Runners Up Shannon Gaels
U12B Winners St Brendans Runners Up Rockland
U12A Winners Rockland Runners Up Rangers
U14B Winners New Haven Runners Up  Rockland
U14A Winners Rangers Runners Up Rockland
U16 Winners Rockland Runners Up St Rays/Joes/Brendans
U18 Winners Rockland Runners Up St Barnabas

Match reports and videos from the finals will be uploaded you can see the team photos from the weekend in our gallery section
by Simon Gillespie posted 06/11/2012
Underage Hurling Results
Sunday June 3th

U8 New York North (W) vShannon Gaels/ New Haven (L)
U10 New York North (W) vShannon Gaels/ New Haven (L)
U12 New York North (L) vShannon Gaels (W)
U14 New York North (L) vShannon Gaels (W)

posted 06/05/2012
Videos of NYMB Semi Finals from Weekend

Check out the videos from the NYMB Finals over the weekend on our youtube channel NYGAATV

The following games are available from the weekend

U10 Rockland v St Barnabas
U10 Rangers v Shannon Gaels
U12 St Barnabas v Rockland
U14 Rockland v St Barnabas/Celtics
U14 Rangers v St Raymonds/ St Joesphs
posted 06/05/2012
NYMB Semi Finals Results

Play-offs Saturday, June 2



Rockland (W) vs. St. Barnabas (L)

Shannon Gaels (W) vs. Rangers (L)



Rockland (W) vs. St. Barnabas (L)

Rangers (W) vs. Shannon Gaels (L)



Rockland (W) vs. St. Barnabas/Celtics (L)

Rangers (W) vs. St. Rays/St. Joes (L)



Rockland (W) vs. St. Joes (L)

New Haven (W) vs. Shannon Gaels (L)



St. Brendan’s (W) vs. St. Joe’s (L)

Rockland (W) vs. New Haven (L)



Rockland (W) vs. Setanta/West Put (Forfeit)

New Haven (W). vs. St. Pat’s (L)


Sunday, June 3 – U16 & U18




Rockland (W) vs. St. Barnabas/Celtics (L)

St. Ray/St. Joes (W) vs. New Haven/Shannon Gaels (L)



St. Barnabas (W) vs. Rangers (L)

Rockland (W) vs. New Haven (L)

posted 06/04/2012
NYMB Cul Camps Coach Training Saturday June 30th

Hello All,


There will be a training day for anyone looking to Coach in the NYGAA Cul Camps on Saturday 30th June at 10am in Gaelic Park. Anyone looking to Coach in this years camp must attend that day. With over 50 applicants at present preference will be given to anyone who assists and volunteers with underage coaching in a club.


If you have any questions or wish to submit interested applicants resume for the 2012 Cul Camp program please contact NYMB Development Officer Aidan Traynor @ or myself @



Simon Gillespie
New York GAA Games Development Officer

posted 06/01/2012
CYC Program Book Due June 1
A Chairde

Chicago is very excited about hosting the 2012 CYC. We have been hard
at work for the last few months and can’t wait to show everyone what
our city has to offer.

This year we will be putting together an program and would like to
feature each of the clubs traveling to Chicago. Please submit a brief
history about your club and attach a picture that may be featured in
this book. These must be submitted to me no later than June 1, 2012.
If I do not receive your information by than I will not be able to put
it in the book.

We look forward to a great CYC tournament this year. If you have any
questions, we will continuously update the website www.cycgaa.org or
you can contact via email.

Is Mise le meas,

Maureen Gill
Symonne Fitzsimons
CYC Hosting Committee Secretaries

posted 05/31/2012
Maria Regina v Good Counsel High School Exhibition Game

Team photos of Maria Regina and Good Counsel
Yesterday in Gaelic Park High School Rivals Maria Regina took on Good Counsel in a really exciting exhibition game 25 girls took part in the game which saw Maria Regina win by 2 points.

The girls have all been receiving weekly Gaelic Games Coaching and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Last November 50 girls took part in a high school tournament in Maria Regina Field.
by posted 05/24/2012
Results from Underage Hurling
Sunday May 13th & Sunday May 20th

U8 New York South (L) vs New York North (W)
U10 New York North (L) vs New York South (W)
U12 New York South (W) vs New York North (L)
U14 New York South (w) v New York North (L)
by posted 05/22/2012

Weekend Results 5/19-5/20

Please note that all results are unofficial until referee reports are handed in.

A Division:








U16 & U18:






by posted 05/21/2012
What is 'The Gathering'??

You can found out all about the Irish Governments 'The Gathering' Initiative which is due to take place throughout 2013 on the Official website http://www.thegatheringireland.com/Home.aspx

What is 'The Gathering'???

It’s about asking anyone who has Irish blood, a link to Ireland, or even just a love of our country – to join us for a series of amazing and diverse events throughout 2013.

They will range from clan gatherings where people will discover their roots, to rugby clubs inviting foreign teams to their sevens tournament, and groups of international business colleagues conferencing in Ireland.

Those amazing events will be created by you, your neighbour, your work colleague or your sports team. They will be organised by individuals, groups, business colleagues and clubs within the community who will reach out to their worldwide networks. For those organising the events, there will be lots of information, help and support available on this website over the coming months.

The Gathering is a powerful grass-roots movement. By reconnecting with our global community, it will be like completing an electrical circuit. Energy will flow and our community will light up and sparkle with its own vitality.

Let’s light up 2013 with an unprecedented celebration of Ireland’s global community, and our past, present and future.

by posted 05/18/2012
Poll : CYC in Ireland in 2013

The Finals of the 2013 CYC may be played in Croke Park

The below letter came in from the CYC Steering Committee, we are asking all our members to send us your thoughts and comments regarding the possibilty of having CYC in Ireland in 2013 and what kind of attendance would be possible. Please click here to vote in the Online Poll.

Recently the CYC Steering Committe was invited to present the CYC story to other International Units (Asia, Australia, Europe, UK).  We also had the honor of presenting to both the outgoing GAA President and the Incoming along with the management committee of the GAA.

As a result of the presentation to management we were requested to consider scheduling the CYC in Ireland for 2013.  The Tournament would be a part of the Irish Goverment's initiative "The Gathering" which invites the Irish Diaspora to Ireland during 2013.  What a great way to celebrate the CYC ten year anniversary!!

Teams will be given the opportunity to attend games in Croke Park (The home of the GAA).  Free game tickets will be available for all traveling families.  In addition we may be able to play our finals in Croke park.  This would be a once in a lifetime experience for our Kids!

The CYC Steering Committee recognizes the additional expense for travelling families and has received assurances from the GAA that every effort will be made to subsidize the teams travelling.  Irish goverment grants and company sponsorships should be available to help offset some of the additional travel costs.

We would like to get an estimate of how many teams would be interested in traveling to Ireland for 2013.  So please would every club point a person to provide me a response by 3:00pm on May 21st, 2012.  I apologize for the short notice but this is the time frame we were handed to get all response back to the CYC committee.  We would also enjoy hearing all your comments and concerns on having CYC in Ireland for 2013.

So would the point person from each club please get in touch with ASAP @ 

by Simon Gillespie posted 05/17/2012
Weekend Results 12th/13th May

Ryan O'Neill from Rangers takes on Francis Cole of St Barnabas /Celtics in the U16 Clash


Please note that all results are unofficial until referee reports are handed in.










U16 & U18


by Simon Gillespie posted 05/15/2012
NYGAA Underage Hurling League begins

Last Sunday over 70 boys and girls participated in the first round of the New York Minor Board Underage Hurling League. This followed on from a very succesful coaching session with Connacht Hurling Director Damien Coleman.

The first round of the league saw New York South compete against New Haven / Shannon Gaels here are the results

U-8New York South/St Bridget (D) vs U-8 New Haven/Shannon Gaels(D)

U10 New York South/St Bridget( W) vsU10 Shannon Gaels/New Haven (L)

U12 New York South(W) vs U12 Shannon Gaels (L)

U14 New York South (D) vs U14 Shannon Gaels(D)

You can check out some of the pictures from the weekend hurling games in the gallery section....

by Simon Gillespie posted 05/10/2012
NYGAA Coaching Conference a great Success

Last Saturday NYGAA hosted their first ever Coaching and Games Development Conference in Gaelic Park as part of the weekends events to coincide with the New York game against Sligo. The event was a fantastic success with over 60 coaches and the feile team benefiting

Presenting on the day was NYGAA's own Mickey Coleman current New York Senior Football Coach who did a presentation on Conditioned Games for Youth Players using the NY Feile Team.

John Tobin Connacht Council Provincial Games Director gave a presentation on the Important Role of the Coaching Officer in a club.

Will Harris founder of Riverdale Strength and Fitness presented on the importance on strength and conditioning work for any athlete to build preformance and prevent injury.

Pat Daly GAA Games Director stressed the importance of coaching to the power of 10 using a games based approach to training.

Damien Coleman Connacht Hurling Director presented on Fundamental Hurling training and how to develop movement skills in our youngest players.

Videos of the day are available on the New York GAA Youtube Channel NYGAATV and the presentations are available in the coaching articles section of the New York GAA Coaching and Games Website www.nyyouthgaa.com
by Simon Gillespie posted 05/09/2012
Photos from Weekend Events

You can check out the pictures of all the events over the weekend including our referee course, coaching and games development conference,Underage Hurling, behind the scene Match shots, in our gallery section here

Many thanks to Jerry Hess , Rockland GAA and Sligo GAA for some of the photos...
by Simon Gillespie posted 05/08/2012
NYMB Results from 5/6/2012






posted 05/08/2012
Last Chance to register for NYGAA Coaching Conference

Don't miss our Coaching and Games Development Conference this Saturday at 10 o'clock in Gaelic Park.. Please register with beforehand ... Speakers include John Tobin, Pat Daly, Damien Coleman, Will Harris and New York GAA's own Mickey Coleman ....
posted 05/03/2012
Results from Weekend 4/28-29


Please note that all results are unofficial until referee reports are handed in.








U16 & U18



posted 05/01/2012
Yeats County take on Big Apple in Championship Opener:

Yeats County take on Big Apple in Championship Opener:


The All Ireland Senior Football Championship begins less than ten days from now with the contest between Sligo and New York in the opening round of the Connacht Championship. This year will mark New York's 13th year in the Senior Football Championship and hopes are high in the Big Apple that this year could be the year the Exiles claim their first ever Championship win.


Sligo will be this years opponents and will make the long journey to Gaelic Park in the Bronx next Sunday to take on the Exiles in what promises to be a packed stadium for the occasion. Sligo last travelled to New York in 2007 where they recorded a facile win over the Exiles, however they also hold the unwanted record of being the only team to lose an FBD Final stateside when they were defeated by the New Yorkers in 2004. The Yeatsmen will look to their twin attacking threats of Adrian Marren and Mark Breheny to provide the scores and have looked impressive throughout the league campaign recording wins over Roscommon, Offaly, Tipperary and Wexford. The return of Eamon O'Hara from injury promises to boost Sligo's chances in this encounter.


New York will have it all to do if they are to record a famous win in Gaelic Park. The team is captained by Tyrone native, Errigal Ciaran's own Ronan McGinley and contains a mixture of seasoned campaigners in the New York colours, new additions to the squad and a host of Irish American players looking to represent their native county. Under the tutelage of Connie Molloy and Mickey Coleman (a former All Ireland Winner himself with Tyrone) the team have worked hard throughout the winter months and will be sure to rattle the 2007 Connacht Champions.


The match will be preceded by a game featuring the New York U14 Feile All Stars due to travel to Offaly /Laois in June who will take on a Delco Gaels select from Philadelphia.

by Simon Gillespie posted 04/26/2012
NYMB Results from 4/21-22

Please note that all results are unofficial until referee reports are handed in.








U16 & U18


posted 04/24/2012
Referee's For this Weekend



Ryan Louge.    Paddys field. 


Danny McKenna.  FGP


Steve Cassells.   Rockland


Conor Hogan.    De Witt Clinton


Chris Sheridan.    Pelham


E Ryan, K Kelly.   New Haven




Peter McCormack.   Paddys Field 3 games ,no Gaelic Pk


Danny McKenna.   New Haven

posted 04/19/2012
Gaelic 4 Girls Tournament in Rockland April 15th

Some of the participants at Sundays G4G blitz in Rockland
Last Sunday 350 girls participated in the first New York Gaelic 4 Girls blitz touranment of the year. Girls from the age of 5 - 18 were divided up into teams of different colors with teams comprised of girls from all over the New York Clubs and several girls who travelled from Philadelphia to play in the tournament. The games went on from 10 to 3 o clock on Sunday and was followed by two Senior Ladies Games in which Na Fianna defeated Kerry/Donegal and Cavan narrowly defeated Rockland. A great time was had by all with many thanks due to the Rockland Club and the Gaelic 4 Girls committee for putting on such a massive event which included a burger and hot dog concession stand and speeches from the local Congress woman.

The next Gaelic 4 Girls tournament will take place in Frank Golden Park Queens on May 20th at 10 o'clock.

You can see photos from the day here . Thanks to Vince Tyer, Mike Glynn , Kate Coffey and especially to Claire Mc Ginn for all the photos.
posted 04/17/2012
Feile Girls 2012 Panel
2012 G4G FEILE
On behalf of the 2012 Feile management team I want to thank all forty five players that participated in training sessions since March 1st , everyone put in a great effort to improve their skills and all that were watching today were impressed by the high standard of play. Unfortunately we can only put twenty four players on the panel that travels to Ireland for this years competition and that was a very difficult task.To the players listed below I congratulate you and we expect that you will represent New York in a manner that will make us all proud. To those that didn’t make it, We thank you for all your time and effort, We hope that you continue working on your game and see you and the rest of this seasons blitz’s. Here is the 2012 Feile panel, Training starts at 6.30pm this Tuesday @ Rockland GAA Fields:

Etta Hanlon,
Kristen Dean,
Tessa Mackey,
Molly McGovern,
Kelly Yorke,
Bridget Duggan,
Aoife McGirl,
Katie O’Neill,
Caitlyn Tyer,
Niamh Bowden,
Elizabeth Myers,
Margaret Brady,
Kelly Plunkett,
Kelly Mc Kenna
Maggie Murray,
Finola Ryan,
Lea Phelan,
Claire Phelan,
Ciara O'Neill,
Corin Geogehegan,
Tara Smyth,
Niamh Fitzpatrick
Christina Tracey
Cyrene Nicholas

We want at least one parent of each player to be at training tuesday night for a half hour meeting @ 8pm (immediately after training), for trip requirements and information.

Joe Mc Girl
posted 04/15/2012
NYMB Results from 4/7/2011


Please note that all results are unofficial until referee reports are handed in.








posted 04/10/2012
NYGAA Coaching Conference 2012

NYGAA are proud to announce their first ever Coaching Conference that will take place in the newly refurbished Gaelic Park on Saturday May 5th starting at 10 am.

The conference is being organised in conjunction with Connacht Council GAA with its aim to better equip coaches at child, youth and adult level. The conference will cover several aspects of Coach Education ranging from Fundamentals Training to coaching Development Squads players and the role of the Coaching Officer in clubs.

This years speakers will include

Pat Daly - GAA Director of Games
Pat is the National Director of Coaching and Games Development with the GAA from the Tallow Club in County Waterford. Over his tenure as Director of Games Pat has overseen the implementation of the Cul Camps program and the Go Games Model which has dramatically increased the number of young players playing and staying within the GAA. Pat will deliver a presentation on developing a Games Based Approach to training, focusing on the benefits of small sided games as a coaching tool rather than traditional drills based training sessions.

John Tobin - Provincial Games Manager with Connacht Council GAA
From the Tuam Stars Club in County Galway John Tobin has won Minor and U21 All Irelands with Galway as a player and has managed Galway and Roscommon Senior Football teams. John is the current Provincial Games Manager with Connacht GAA and will deliver a presentation on the Role of the Club Coaching Officer in the GAA and the benefits such a position has given to clubs in Ireland.

Damien Coleman - Connacht Hurling Director
From the Portumna Club in county Galway Damien has represented his Club and County at all levels winning an All Ireland U21 in 1993 and Railway Cup in '94/ Damien is the current chairman of the Portumna Hurling Club. Damien will deliver a presentation on developing practical Fundamental Hurling Skills for new hurlers.

Kevin Walsh - Sligo Senior Football Manager
Kevin has been the manager of the Sligo Football team since 2008 guiding the team from Division 4 to 2 and has also worked as a selector for the Connacht Provincial Squad and the Galway Ladies Footballers. As a player Kevin won 3 All Stars and 2 All Ireland Football Finals with Galway in 1998 and 2001. Kevin's presentation will be on coaching development squad and elite players taking players from Club to County level.

Will Harris - Founder and Owner of Riverdale Strength & Fitness
Will is a certified Crossfit Coach who has played American Football at Varsity and Collegiate level . Will has worked as a Strength and Condition Coach for 9 years in which time he has coached Rugby, Basketball and American Football teams and has also worked with Olympic Level athletes and movie stars such as Channing Tatum on a 1-to-1 basis. Will has also delivered sessions with the New York Senior and Minor Footballers over the past 2 years. He will deliver a presentation on incorporating strength and conditioning initiatives into training sessions.

The course is open to players of all age groups, coaches and parents,

If you require more information on our conference check out www.nyyouthgaa.com

To register for the conference please email NYGAA Games Development Officer Simon Gillespie @ or contact 9142378930

by Simon Gillespie posted 04/05/2012
NYMB Results from 3/31



U10    ST PATS 3-1 vs CELTICS 2-1

U12    ST PATS 0-5 vs CELTICS 5-3

U14    ST PATS 1-4 vs ST RAYS/JOES 1-11


U10    RANGERS 1-1 vs BROOKLYN 0-2

U12    RANGERS 2-7 vs BROOKLYN 0-3

U14    RANGERS 2-7 vs BROOKLYN 1-1


U10  S GAELS 4-3 vs SETANTA 0-3

U12  S GAELS 0-5 vs SETANTA 2-2

U14  S GAELS 2-5 vs SETANTA 1-6


U10    ROCKLAND 1-8 vs ST BARNABAS 1-0

U12    ROCKLAND 1-4 vs ST BARNABAS 0-3



U10B  S GAELS 1-0 vs LI GAELS 2-2

U14B  LI GAELS 0-0 vs NEW HAVEN 5-8


U10B  ROCK 3-3 vs ST BREN 0-1

U12B  ROCK 2-2 vs ST BREN 2-4

U14B  ROCK 4-13 vs ST BREN 1-1


U10    ST JOES 4-2 vs ST RAYS 0-1

U12    ST JOES 5-4 vs ST RAYS 0-3



posted 04/02/2012
NYMB and G4G March in Mclean ave parade

Last Saturday up to 20,000 people attended the first ever Mc Lean ave parade the New York GAA was well represented by members from Gaelic 4 Girls and the New York Minor Board , you can see some pictures in the gallery section of the website,

posted 03/26/2012
Physical Fitness Documents from Derry GAA Coach Anthony Begley

Anthony Begley is the full time Strength and Conditioning Coach with Derry GAA and has been a fantastic asset to their county board,

in our documents section you can see the full list of presentations which include

Physical Fitness for Under 8's
Physical Fitness for Under 14's and 16's
Warm up for ACL injury prevention print
Workshop on Nutrition and Hydration for senior teams

You can email Anthony for some advice on  

posted 03/15/2012
Colm Egan Presentation onHurling Coaching Drills in Indianapolis

Colm Egan the Chicago Development Officer recently held a Hurling Coaching Clinic in Indianapolis , click the link above to see this excellent presentation on developing hurling skills in players
posted 03/15/2012
CYC needs your help!!!

As we enter our ninth year of the most popular Gaelic Games tournament in North America, the CYC Steering Committee recognizes the tournament’s significant growth since the inaugural event in 2004.  This growth has caused us to take a strategic look at the tournament and acknowledge the need for additional resources.  As a result we would like to establish a Development Committee and are looking for highly networked individuals with the necessary professional skill set including but not limited to legal, marketing, communications, graphic design, sales, finance, public relations and technology.  This may be an opportunity to contribute time to further enhance the kids’ annual experience.

If you are interested in being part of this International opportunity please contact Liam Hegarty at and forward a brief resume of your experience by March 31, 2012.  Our goal is to have the committee established by June 15, 2012 with 6-10 members.

Yours in Sport,
Liam Hegarty
CYC Steering Committee

posted 03/15/2012
NYMB Spring 2012 Schedule Out!

You can view the Spring Season Schedule for the NYMB in our NYMB Schedule section
posted 03/12/2012
Rangers NY Coaching Courses

Rangers players benefitting from new training drills
Last Sunday the Rangers NY ran a coaching clinic for their U8 - U18 coaches in Gaelic. 12 coaches were in attendance and great fun was had by all as new drills, games fundamentals and the basics of Strength and Conditioning coaching.

So far this year the following clubs and teams have had GDO Coaching Sessions

Rangers Coaching Course
St Raymonds : U8, U10, U12, u14
Celtics : U6, U8
New Haven: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, u18
Shannon Gaels: Girls U8, U6, Boys U10, Coaching Course
Long Island Gaels: U8, U10 , U12
Rockland : U8 Girls, U10 Girls, Senior Ladies, Coaching Course 
St Brigids: U8, U10, U12

If your club are interested in a GDO coaching session please contact Simon @ 9145738761
posted 03/12/2012
Team Email and Texts from Registration System
Hi Guys,

You can use the registration system to contact your club members, officials and parents using Email and Text.

Team managers can also use the system to contact parents for their own individual teams, 

To set up your own team roster

1. Email your roster list of players to the GDO

2. Enter your assigned password into the administrator section of the site

3. In the lookup members section click the 'directory listing' section and click "Send Email and Text"  and then click "Find Members"

Send your message to the parents of players

Using our new site can save clubs Hundreds of Dollars on calling post services, using the service is free for all members of the Gaelic 4 Girls and New York Minor Board Team Clubs.

If you have any questions on the system please contact me @

by Simon Gillespie posted 02/22/2012
GDO Coaching Sessions

Celtics U6's an U8's take part in Coaching Session
Last Saturday U8's from Raymonds, U10 girls from Rockland and U6/8s took part in GDO coaching sessions 63 kids and and 14 coaches took part in the sessions and a great time was had by all.

If your club would like a GDO coaching session please contact or 9145738761.

Each coach in the NYMB and G4G program is asked to have at least one Coaching session with the GDO this year . Each club in the NYMB MUST have at least 2 Coaching Sessions prior to CYC
posted 02/21/2012
Girls Feile Training
As per discussed at the County Board meeting last Wednesday Night, this year’s Training for U-14’s will start on March 1st.

This is in preparation for this year’s Blitzes, Feile and CYC.

THIS YEARS TRAINING AND FEILE TEAM SELECTION WILL BE STRICTLY FOR U -13’s & U-14’s Kids at U-12 and younger should contact their respective coaches for training schedule.

Joe Mc Girl
Feile Manager 2012
Development Officer G4G
posted 02/14/2012

The Connacht Council website provides a tremendous resource for Coaches especially for development squads and senior teams

Check out the link here for more info...

posted 10/03/2011
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