SPORT — 30 May 2014

By Damian Dolan.

The third All Britain Competition (ABC) was launched last week at the Irish Embassy in London by Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, Irish Aboard Unit Director Ciaran Madden and Provincial Council of Britain Chairman Brendie Brien, with this year’s ABC promising to be bigger than ever.

A host of underage teams from clubs across the seven counties of Britain and Ireland are expected to converge on Tir Chonaill Park, Greenford, on 11-13 July 2014 for a three-day celebration of Gaelic Games in Britain.

There will also be an attempt to beat the world record set at last year’s ABC, for the number of people playing GAA on the same pitch at the one time – a record attempt that Irish World GAA columnist Tomas Mulcahy will be assisting with.

In his address to attendees, Mulhall paid tribute to the GAA for the enormous work it does in providing a focal point for the Irish community in Britain.

Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, said: “I recognise just how important that role is. The conclusion of a recent report was that recently arrived younger immigrants to the UK don’t join the more traditional Irish organisations, except for the GAA.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World



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