Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gaelic Side in First Brit Final; GAELIC FOOTBALL

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gaelic Side in First Brit Final; GAELIC FOOTBALL

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THE north east's only senior Gaelic Football club contest their firstever All-Britain final this weekend in Birmingham. C Chul[sz]inn's Gaelic Athletic Club were formed in 2007 and since then have been competing - and mostly winning - in the Yorkshire League and Championship.

Successive league and cup victories in every year since the team was established, have allowed the team to compete at All-Britain level before, but this is the furthest the lads have progressed in the competition.

The team was set up by a group of former students who had played Gaelic football while at Northumbria University. After graduating, and faced with the prospect of playing for the nearest team in Leeds or Edinburgh, they decided it was a better idea to start their own.

The links to the University remain and Sport Northumbria still provide excellent resources to the team, as do the Tyneside Irish Centre. Due to the isolated position of the team, they still have to travel huge distances for away matches - day-trips to Leeds and Manchester for games on a Sunday are commonplace. …

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