Teleflex visit to Bunratty Read more »

Teleflex visit to Bunratty

Finally the weather gods agreed to produce some sunshine for the recently visit of Teleflex to Bunratty Castle. In all, the 80 employees were guided around the folk park at four different stations including a first taste for some of Hurling in the picturesque setting…


Rice University Rugby try out round ball Read more »

Rice University Rugby try out round ball

‘There’s nothing like this in Texas’ Perhaps the quote of the day which summed up not only Rice University Rugby squad’s first experience of Hurling and Gaelic Football but also the weather which admittedly was a few degrees lower than the students were accumstomed to.…


Prep Rugby goes Gaelic Read more »

Prep Rugby goes Gaelic

St Joseph’s Prep from Philadelphia arrived in Galway on the latest leg of their extensive rugby tour of Ireland but would they be ‘prepared’ for Gaelic Games? Yes as it turned out, as despite this being a first taste of hurling and gaelic football for…


The start of a good French-Ship Read more »

The start of a good French-Ship

It was their last day in Ireland but these 50 strong group of French students and leaders certainly ended their trip in sporting style with their first ever taste of Hurling and Gaelic Football on a Wednesday morning in Clarecastle. Opinons remained divided as to…


Defiance College, Ohio 12/03/2014 Read more »

Defiance College, Ohio 12/03/2014

Not so much an act of defiance as an act from Defiance, Ohio’s Defiance College to be exact who took advantage of the midweek Irish sun to try their hand at gaelic football in the picturesque surroundings of Kilfenora. In the end, Team Ireland had…


Allez les Blues 09/03/2014 Read more »

Allez les Blues 09/03/2014

Go Gaelic’s 2014 season began with a great group from France in Clarecastle, who braved the temperamental weather to get a taste of Ireland’s national sports. Thanks to all the students for their enthusiasm and willingness to try hurling and football as well as Kristell…


University of Limerick 04/10/2013 Read more »

University of Limerick 04/10/2013

It was the middle of cultural week in UL with the heavy schedule meaning only the die hard International Students embarked on their gaelic games experience. However, those that did were extremely enthusiastic and made the session thoroughly enjoyable as students from Austria, Switzerland, Germany,…


Yellow Submarine, EMBS Conference NUIG 22/8/2013 Read more »

Yellow Submarine, EMBS Conference NUIG 22/8/2013

The European Marine Biology Symposium took place in NUI Galway recently but what the delegates were really in Ireland for was to compete for the ‘Yellow Submarine’, a near 50 year old annual competition for supremacy that is altered each year to suit the host…


The French Connection 15/08/2013 Read more »

The French Connection 15/08/2013

The weather forecast wasn’t encouraging but the high energy levels of our 30 strong French group of teenagers and leaders certainly was as they were eager to experience three separate disciplines in Fr Griffin’s/Éire Óg Grounds in Galway City. To loosen up their limbs, they…


Learning to hurl Read more »

Learning to hurl

As riots raged in Belfast this summer and bricks, bottle and petrol bombs were thrown, a group of young Protestants and Catholics took lessons in a different kind of hurling. The teenagers – aged 13 to 18 – travelled to County Clare in the Republic…


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