Support

All, following the recent events some of you may have been deeply affected by the sad news. We urge you to talk to fellow club members, family or friends.

St Colmcilles would like to offer our support to all our players, members, supporters, friends and the wider St Albans and GAA communities affected by this tragedy. Please use the contact information on the facebook page or our website, www.stcolmcilles.co.uk if you wish to talk to someone.

Alternatively, you may wish to get in contact with someone privately and impartially. Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire offer support free of charge for those suffering bereavement caused by death.

If you would like to speak to someone there, please use contact details below:
01707 278389
or log on to: https://www.cruse-hertfordshire.org.uk/

Tragic Loss Of Our Friend & Teammate

 

It is with a heavy heart that we have to report the sad news of the passing of a member of the St. Colmcilles family, a player, our teammate, our friend, Joe Deacy.

At 21 years of age, Joe had a bright future ahead of him. He had an amazing energy and a real lust for life. He was a great friend and people were drawn to his character, his humour and outlook on life.

Joe loved playing Gaelic Football and being a part of the senior team here at St. Colmcilles. He had fantastic ability, great pace and was always a threat in front of goal. He has been a key member of the squad in recent years and has been very important to the success that the team has achieved recently.

It is difficult to say goodbye to anyone at any age but when it happens to someone so young it is especially difficult. He will be sorely missed by us all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family and friends at this time.

You will always be remembered by all of us here at the club, your friends and teammates.

Rest in peace Joe.

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp

St. Colmcilles G.A.C. – 2017 Cúl Camp

The dates have been set for this year’s St. Colmcilles Cúl Camps. This is a great opportunity for young kids to experience Gaelic Games, whether they are regular players or are taking part for the first time. It is a great chance to meet new people while taking part in three days of action packed activities with qualified coaches and learning or improving new skills.

 

Please contact Niamh or James on the contact details above.

 

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The Sinners are in the 2017 Glo-Herts Championship Final

The Glo-Herts LGFA Championship Final takes place this Saturday at mid-day in Watford.

The St Colmcilles Ladies Gaelic Football Team take on Claddagh Gaels Lgfc in what promises to be a thrilling game of football. The teams have met twice already this year in tight, highly competitive matches so this should be another great display of ladies football.

Venue: Radlett Road, Watford, WD24 4GR
Time: Saturday 22nd July @ 12pm

Come down and support the Sinners as they look to retain the Kathleen Barrett Championship Cup.

Colmcilles Abú!!

2017 ABC – All Britain Competition

Getting all set for the ABC – All Britain Competition All Britain Competition this weekend. Great to see that Hertfordshire Gaa are growing so much and will now have 43 teams competing this year.

Altogether, St Colmcilles have 8 teams, girls and boys from Under 8s up to Under 16s, plus there 3 teams from our local schools, competing over the weekend.

We would like to wish all the players, coaches and all the parents and supporters all the very best in the competition over the weekend but most importantly we hope that they enjoy the experience and have a great time playing gaelic football. Colmcilles Abú!!

U14 Girls – 2016 All Britain Champions

U14 Girls – 2016 All Britain Champions

Hertfordshire Gaa

Our clubs and schools will be well represented at this years All Britain Competition (ABC) which throws in this coming Thursday in London.

We will have 43 clubs and schools participating over the 4 day event and we wish all our teams the best of luck!

Our representation has grown steadily over the last number of years at the ABC:
2014 – 16 teams
2015 – 27 teams
2016 – 32 teams
2017 – 43 teams

A massive effort from everyone in our county!

Hertfordshire ABC school teams:

•Primary Schools
Year 5/6
-St Josephs, Luton x 2
-High Wych Primary, High Wych
-St Teresa’s, Borehamwood
-St Johns, Rickmansworth
-St Martin de Porres, Luton
-Hillborough, Luton
-St Margarets of Scotland, Luton
-Andrewslane, Waltham Cross
-Pirton Hill, Luton

•Secondary
Year 7/8
-Nicholas Breakspear, St Albans
-Joan of Arc, Watford
-St Bede’s, Cambridge

Year 9/10
-St Mary’s, Bishop Stortford
-Nicholas Breakspear, St Albans

Year 7/8 girls
-Joan Of Arc, Watford

Hertfordshire ABC Club teams:

-St Josephs, Waltham Cross – 2x U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U16 girls
-St Colmcilles, St Albans – 2×8, 2×10, U12, U14, U14 girls, U16 girls,
-St Dympnas, Luton – U10, U12, U16
-Cambridge Parnells – U10, U14
-Eire Og, Oxford – U10
-Glen Rovers – U14, U16
-Claddagh Gaels, Luton – 2xU14 & U16

Quiz Night – Reminder

A quick reminder about our Quiz Night taking place this Saturday 1st July in the St Albans Irish Club. This is a social event for all of the club’s players and members. This will be a great chance for everyone to get together socially and have some fun away from Gaelic football.

Facebook Event

So why not exercise your brain and enjoy a few laughs and drinks with us as we host our quiz.

The doors will open at 7pm and the quiz is due to start at 8pm sharp. It will be £5 entry per person on the door and quiz teams will be made up of 4 people.

There will also be a raffle on the night with some great prizes to be won.

2017 Annual Golf Day Report

Last Saturday 17th June marked the St. Colmcilles’ Annual Golf Day. The day proved to be fantastically successful, a great day was had by all and we managed to raise funds for the running of the club throughout the year.

First of all we’d like to say a massive thank you to our sponsors who make this day and the running of our club possible. Above are our Day and Hole sponsors who gave generously to ensure that the club has funds to continue functioning and growing. A special mention to our Day Sponsors, Claddagh Developments and ECS Group for their sponsorship. It has been possible in the last few years to grow the club and the increase numbers playing gaelic football in St Albans and that has been due to the generosity and help from these sponsors so, thank you very much. This year we managed to raise over £3,000 which will be put to great use over the coming year.

The golf took place at Redbourn Golf Club. 22 players went out and played in the glorious weather on Saturday afternoon in the brilliant Hertfordshire countryside. There were a number of prizes up for grabs on the day and they were awarded as follows:

Nearest the Pin: Rod Lavery

Longest Drive: Conor Luttrell

Junior Winner: Alex Sharkey

Team Winner: Pat Walsh, Tommy McAndrew, Sean Carney & Andy Plunkett

Individual Winner: Aiden Clifford

Well done to all who played!

Individual Winner Aiden Clifford being presented by his dad, Club Chairman, Andy Clifford

 

After the golf, it was then back to the St Albans Irish Club – Official where there was a BBQ in full swing and the drinks were flowing. A big thank you to all who volunteered on the day, especially the footballers from the ladies team who helped with the BBQ back at the club.

As an extra bit of entertainment there was a fine footballing display as the St. Colmcilles Over 40’s took on the London Masters team. A good few former Saints dusted off their gear and togged out in Cotlandswick to relive their glory days alongside some of our current senior team. The match was very close all the way through, with London leading for most of the match by the narrowest of margins however, it was the St Albans side who finished the stronger and ran out winners by a couple of goals.

St Colmcilles Over 40’s Team

London Masters Team

 

2017 Annual Golf Day

This Saturday is the St. Colmcilles’ Annual Golf Day. A fantastic day to get involved with the club and help raise some funds to help the club to continue to run throughout the year.

Golf is starting at 2pm at Redbourn Golf Club. Then its back to the St Albans Irish Club – Official where there will be a BBQ starting at approximately 6.30pm. There will also be music in the front bar of the club.

There are still opportunities to sponsor a hole or the day or to play golf on the day. Please get in touch if interested.

Quiz Night

St. Colmcilles Ladies are hosting a Quiz Night as a social event for all of the club’s players and members. This will be a great chance for all of the club’s members to get together socially and have some fun away from Gaelic football.

So why not exercise your brain and enjoy a few laughs and drinks with us as we host our quiz.

The doors will open at 7pm and the quiz is due to start at 8pm sharp. It will be £5 entry per person on the door and quiz teams will be made up of 4 people.

There will also be a raffle on the night with some great prizes to be won.

Hertfordshire GAA Schools Tournament

The annual year 4/5 primary schools tournament took place on Friday 26th May in Cotlandswick, St Albans.

There were 20 teams, 55 games across 5 pitches with 360 children participating, the majority of which were playing Gaelic Football for the very first time.

The teamwork, sportsmanship and all round play was excellent. Well done everyone and thanks to schools, teachers, parents and of course the participants, who were excellent on the day, for supporting the event.

Special mention to the club coaching officers who put in a huge effort to make the day possible.

A couple of videos with coverage of the day has been created and can be seen below.

 

Credit to MQ Video for putting these together for the county. Thanks Mark!