WITH the third annual GAA All Britain Competition set to take place this summer, The Irish Post is delighted to announce that it will once again be the official media partner of the three-day event.
Hundreds of children from across the country will participate in the ABC at Tír Chonaill GAA Club in Greenford, North West London from July 11 – 13, in what aims to be both a sport-filled and cultural family weekend.
The Irish Post will publish information regarding the activities taking place in its newspaper and online, and will be present in Greenford throughout the competition.
The ABC is also sponsored by ESB and O’Neills sportswear, with whom The Irish Post aims to strengthen relationships with the GAA community in Britain.
For the first time, this year’s competition will be recorded by Irish language broadcaster TG4, with an hour long highlights show of the weekend being televised across Ireland and Britain the following week.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann will provide traditional live music on the Friday and Saturday evening, encouraging families to continue their long weekend celebration of Irish culture.
There will also be an attempt to break the World Record on Friday evening for the most people participating in a Gaelic Football Match.
Brendie Brien, President of the GAA Provincial Council of Britain, said: ‘This year’s All Britain Competition is building up to be another great festival of Gaelic Games, with upwards of 100 teams set to descend on Greenford for the weekend.
“Boys and girls, from five and six years of age, right up to 18, from all across the island, will be taking part and it promises to be a magnificent spectacle. We're delighted that The Irish Post, O’Neills and ESB have come on board again for 2014 and with their help and backing, added to the strong commitment of our volunteers Gaels from across Britain, it's onwards and upwards for the ABCs.’
The competition was launched on Thursday 22 May at the Irish Embassy in London.
Sarah Murphy, Marketing Manager of The Irish Post said: ‘We pride ourselves on our outstanding local and national GAA coverage so we are hugely excited to once again team up with the GAA, ESB and O’Neills for this event, which will showcase everything that is positive about the Irish community in Britain.’
For further information on the ABC or to register your team contact Diarmuid Walsh on [email protected] or 078 8566 5724
The World Record attempt will take place on Friday, July 11th. Starting at approximately 4pm, it will require players to play for a minimum of 10 minutes. All players are welcome, young and old. Please come to participate and celebrate this unique occasion in Irish culture abroad. All enquiries to ABC Committee Member, Michael Kingston. [email protected] or 078 1489 8225.