By Brendan McGilligan GAELIC games are for many on the island of Ireland an important cultural vehicle and a staple of life. With Gaelic clubs being the pillars of many communities, men and women grow up engulfed by the sport from a young age. But the sport has come to mean so much more for […]

The Singapore Lions’ success story

When Brian Cummings arrived in Singapore there was no GAA club and now it’s the biggest in South East Asia. Michael McMullan takes a look… THE message to Brian Cummings was simple – he wasn’t to bother turning up in Manila unless he brought a team from Singapore with him. Cummings, a native of Tyrone, […]

South Korea’s hidden GAA gem

There is a pocket of GAA in the seas off the coast of South Korea. Michael McMullan takes a look… IT all began when Jason Lisko made the move from Seoul to Jeju Island, South Korea’s largest island. Either side are the Yellow and East China seas. To the west is Shanghai. Japan lies east. […]

From Down to Shunde: A story of GAA progress

In our latest look at the GAA scene overseas, we take a look at the story of four Down men and Shunde Gaels in China By Michael McMullan IT’S a long way from Castlewellan to Shunde, south of Guangzhou and north west of Shenzhen on the Southern tip of China. That’s where Castlewellan’s Ciarán McCann, […]

In safe hands: Ciarán McLaughlin takes over as the head of World GAA

Strabane man and Ulster GAA President Ciarán McLaughlin will head up the committee to oversee the development of Gaelic Games across the world. He tells Michael McMullan of the importance of the role… IN the eyes of many, Ciarán McLaughlin is the guy perched beside the captain on final day, handing over the silverware after […]

Eilís Ní Chaiside – striking a new balance in New Zealand

After winning three All-Ireland titles with her native Sleacht Néill, Eilís Ní Chaiside is mixing camogie, football and travels on the other side of the world. By Michael McMullan THREE years after arriving in New Zealand, Sleacht Néill and Derry All-Ireland winner Eilís Ní Chaiside has settled well into life at the other side of […]