All Britain Competition Launch

By Damian Dolan.

The second All Britain Competition (ABC) was launched last week at the Irish Embassy in London by Irish Ambassador Bobby McDonagh and Croke Park Director of Games Pat Daly.

One hundred underage teams from 40 clubs across the seven counties of Britain, as well as Foyle Cuchulainns from Northern Ireland, are expected to converge on Tir Chonaill Park, Greenford, on 26-28 July 2013 for an unprecedented three day celebration of Gaelic Games in Britain.

“You don’t have to be able to kick a football or swing a hurley to be part of the weekend, so do please pay us a visit” said Provincial Council of Great Britain President Brendie Brien.

“I’d like to thank John Gormley and the ABC Steering Committee, and Tom Mohan and Stevie McLoughlin of Tir Chonaill Gaels for the use of their facilities.

Daly said: “The essential requirement, if you want to promote any sport, is that people know what’s on, when it’s on and where it’s on. Sometimes they’re not great at that home, but Britain have made significant headway in that regard.

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


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