Final Preparations for the Asian Gaelic Games

We started the season back in March; guys and girls all resident in Taiwan but with 12 different nationalities represented in the club this year!

Many new players came out to try Gaelic Football for their first time: we had basketball players and volley ball players, surfers and runners, ice-hockey players and Aussie-Rulers! As always our buddies from the Taipei Baboons Rugby Club joined in for training and practice games. The lads from Rogue FC and Taipei City FC soccer clubs got more involved with their second sport, Gaelic Football, in 2010! We also saw a big increase in the number of girls joining in throughout the season.

Now 6 months later, after grueling sessions under typhoon rains and in the roasting summer heat, through all the bangs and bumps and the patient hours of practicing the Gaelic Football ‘Solo’, having survived the physical, verbal, and emotional abuse inflicted by the cruel team trainers (we love ye really!!), 24 players from Taiwan head to Hong Kong on September 24th to compete in both the Mens and the Ladies 2010 Asian Gaelic Games tournaments.

You can keep up-to-date with the progress of the Taiwan teams by checking us out on Facebook for the latest updates throughout the weekend.

2010 Taiwan Celts Squad Members

  • Andy Roji (Australia)
  • Barry Cahill (Ireland)
  • Bryndis Henrikson (Canada)
  • David Langeland (Denmark)
  • David McEneaney (Ireland)
  • Duncan Murtagh (Ireland)
  • Felicia Rodrigues (Canada)
  • Graham Harvey (England)
  • Holly Itoga (USA)
  • Irina Tsikun (Russia)
  • Judy Fong (Canada)
  • Karen Wong (Australia)
  • Karsten Tonnesen (Denmark)
  • Lasse Bigum (Denmark)
  • Laurence Kenny (Ireland)
  • Liz Lu (Canada)
  • Meredith Ch (Taiwan)
  • Michael Carmody (Australia)
  • Peter Grogan (Ireland)
  • Ronan Quinlan (Ireland)
  • Scott Milne (USA)
  • Sean Costello (Ireland)
  • Sean McNally (USA)
  • Tony Lonergan (Ireland)