Men's Team 2016/17
Gaelic Football is the most popular sport played in Ireland. It is an excellent sport for novices to play, as it encompasses a vast array of skills similar to those learnt in Rugby and Football. We regularly attend Sports Night which is perfect for getting to know your teammates, as well as organising sober socials throughout the year.
The club consists of a Ladies team and two Men’s teams, all of which have a mixture of experienced players and those brand new to the sport. Throughout the year we play league matches, building up to BUCs Championship weekend where we compete against the best in the country. We annually play International Rules against the University’s Aussie Rules team and are currently the reigning champions. The club organises a tour at the end of the year, with previous destinations include Prague and Krakow.
How to get involved
Gaelic football has remained the most popular sport in Ireland since its birth in 1670, in the humble county of Meath. The game itself is easy to learn but tricky to master making it ideal for beginners to competitive sport, whilst the semi-contact nature strikes a perfect balance between the diving and stringent rules of soccer whilst avoiding the pain that comes with more violent sports such as Rugby and Aussie rules.
We pride the club on its inclusivity, we divide our resources equally between the men’s and women’s teams and we don’t hold trials; anyone who makes the effort to come to training regularly will be picked for matches. This gives you the opportunity to play Gaelic regularly in a regional BUCS league, attend the national championship, get tickets to each sports night and attend our pre’s and sober socials…all whilst being one of the cheapest sports clubs!
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
You can also contact us on social media or get in touch using the information under the ‘Key contacts’ tab.
Training times & venues
Wednesday 2 – 4pm – Metchley
Friday 7 – 9pm – Bournbrook
Fitness Tuesday evenings.
Matches on the weekend – sometimes we do casual games at Selly Park if we don’t have a match.
Successes and Achievements
The girls team finished as runners up of the all-Britian championship, which has happened quite a few time in recent years – we expect it’s only a matter of time before they finally lift that elusive trophy.
The men’s team won against UoB Aussie Rules making us the reigning champs of this highly contested affair, and beat (and by beat I mean absolutely destroyed) St. Marys – arguably one of the best clubs in the country – for the first time in our history.
One of the only Universities in the country with a 1st and 2nd team.
We have a wide range of nationalities which represent our team including: English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Spanish, French, German, American and Canadian
The club is invited every year to take place in the St. Patrick’s Day parade through the streets of Birmingham.
Tyson Fury once offered to sponsor us! Nothing came of it in the end, but that DM from the gypsy king himself will forever remain in UoB Gaelic history.