Gaelic Football Tournament 2018 – May 5th

San Vicente played host to 6 other Gaelic footabll teams from across Spain for their 1oth annual tournament in Valencia. The teams gathered at the pitches at Polideportivo Quatre Carreres at 11am and matches got underway straight away. The games were played over two pitches with the men playing on one pitch and the women playing on the other. Matches continued until about 6pm with members of the Irish community and friends dropping in to have a look and a catch up throughout the day.

The atmosphere at the grounds was amazing with all teams mingling in together – some of them new to the sport, others more accustomed. Irish music blasted over the speakers and flags hung around the grounds to make people aware of what was going on.

After the final whistle blew and teams had finished celebrating we temporarily parted ways to spruce ourselves up. We enjoyed dinner and speeches later in a Chinese Wok restaurant followed by trad music, craic and banter in St. Pat´s Irish Bar.

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