The Slovak Shamrocks must be the most diverse team in the GAA - their ladies football team have players from nine different countries on their team - who play in the nine-a-side competition!Captain Caitriona Bruton introduced the team at the Croke Park European Football Finals in Maastricht at the weekend with players from Spain, France, the United States, Italy, Germany, Serbia, Scotland and Portugal all lining out for the Shamrocks.At the Championships,Gaelic Games Europe Chairperson Tony Bass was keen to highlight the growth of non-Irish players. "This is one of the great stories about European GAA, that it’s becoming more and more international. We have so many more players who have never set foot in Ireland but love Gaelic games," Bass said. The video report from Jerome Quinn features teams from Lille, Rennes and Irmandinhos (Galicia) and shows the dramatic increase of Gaelic football across the continent - and the astounding numbers of non-Irish players picking up the … [Read more...] about Watch: Meet the Gaelic football team with players from nine different countries
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An East Kilbride youth football team will be ready for the worst of winter thanks to a cash boost from a housebuilder. EKFC Blues, who train at K-Park, scored £500 through the CALA Homes (West) community bursary scheme for specialist training gear which will allow the Under-11s team to train at the outdoor facility throughout the season. The 21-strong squad train twice a week at the Calderglen pitches and play every Saturday in the Lanarkshire Football Development League. Delighted EKFC Blues head coach Andrew Buchanan said: “Our ethos at EKFC Blues is to encourage young people to play and enjoy the game and keep fit and healthy so it is great to receive the funding to help us combat some of the challenges we face in achieving this – mainly the unpredictable Scottish winters. “The community bursary grant will help us drive grassroots football forward in all seasons and equip our boys to get the most from the fantastic outdoor training facility that K-Park … [Read more...] about East Kilbride youth football team score cash boost from builders
IF you have ever had any interest in transfer deadline day, you're sure to be well acquainted with Jim White. The Sky Sports News presenter is legendary for bringing you the latest updates on all those last-minute deals. Where is Jim White from? Jim White was born in Glasgow in 1957. He completed a pre-entry journalist course at Napier College in Edinburgh, before beginning his media career at Scottish & Universal Newspapers in 1974. In 1979, he moved into television as Entertainment reporter for STV's Scotland Today programme, before moving to sport in 1986 and travelling with the Scotland squad to the World Cup. He moved to Sky in 1998. As well as presenting on Sky Sports, White is also a presenter for TalkSPORT from 10am to 1pm every day. Does Jim White like being the 'Face of Deadline Day'? White has said he can't get enough of Deadline Day and loves the all-day slot, twice a year on Sky Sports News. He told Sky Sports in 2012: "It's mad, isn't it? I can't actually believe … [Read more...] about What football team does Jim White support? Sky Sports News host synonymous with transfer deadline day
0 Have your say Craig Fowler takes exception to the narrative surrounding the English squad at the 2018 World Cup READ MORE - Aidan Smith: England free of egomaniacs, blowhards and perishersScottish football fans are always given a hard time for their dislike of the English national team side.To call someone racist or xenophobic for such feelings misses the point regarding football. It’s an emotional sport and rivalry is a massive part of it.Sometimes it becomes unhealthy or even dangerous, but for the most part it makes football what it is. I can scream and shout and boo and call opposing fans horrendous names, but I’m more than happy to meet them in the pub a couple of hours later, once the dust has settled, for a post-match discussion.This year we’ve been told that it’s even more distasteful than usual to want the English team to fail at every opportunity because the players, and manager Gareth Southgate, are just so … [Read more...] about What’s so loveable about the England football team?
Highlands & Islands 28 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44642343 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A Scottish football club is working with Army physical training instructors to help its players prepare … [Read more...] about Football team training with the Army