The Montreal Shamrocks Gaelic Athletic Club has reached their 70th Anniversary.
This is their story.
The documentary will premiere on Youtube – Friday December 18th at 8pm EST. (55 Mins)
The documentary –
Montreal Shamrocks GAC is Canada’s oldest GAA club. Since its foundation in 1948, the club has continued to grow Ireland’s national sports of Gaelic football and hurling, and competes in the Eastern Canadian Division against teams from Ottawa, Quebec City, Halifax, and PEI. The club also hosts the largest annual tournament of Gaelic games in Canada each year, with over 300 players attending from across Canada and the US. Many of the club’s players have also represented Canada at the GAA World Games which is held every three years, joining over 1,300 players from around the world.
The Shamrocks club now has over 200 players with men, ladies and youth teams, 80% of them are non-Irish.
From January until October the Montreal GAA Super-league is played weekly and includes teams in Griffintown, Goose Village, Verdun, NDG, St Henri and Pointe St Charles, as well as from Concordia University.
If you want to learn more about the Montreal Shamrocks go to http://montrealshamrocks.com/ where you can see what Gaelic football and Hurling is all about. You can also donate to help them reach another 70 years.
Also find them on Facebook