Gaelic champs here for match

The Cayman Islands Gaelic Football Club will welcome the All Ireland Senior Gaelic Football Champions Dublin to Grand Cayman this weekend.

Whilst on a well earned holiday after a momentous year for Dublin, the team has agreed to play the Cayman Gaelic Football Club in an exhibition match on Sunday 4 December at the Camana Bay International School Grounds.

The Cayman team boasts a playing membership of nearly 200 in the 2011 Digicel League, with a further 150 social members. The club brings expats from all countries together with Caymanians to play Gaelic football, with talent from Cayman, Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK and of course Ireland.

The first game of Gaelic Football played in Cayman was back in 1987, with the club officially being formed in 1999, holding an initial membership of just 30 players. The club aimed to enable Irish ex-pats to continue to play Gaelic football whilst far away from home. Currently, a bi-weekly women’s and men’s league now runs from January to June each year, with membership and the social community around the club growing every year.

Gates open at 11am and tickets will be available at $10 per person (kids free). The match throw in is at 12 noon with games and activities until 4pm. An evening celebration will then continue with both teams and supporters at Tiki Beach from 6pm.

For further details contact: club chairman: Paul Broderick ([email protected] or 326-1608 or Lainey Egan on [email protected] or 323-0146 or go to www.caymangaelic.com or for general enquiries contact [email protected]