The Suzhou Gaelic Éire Óg Football Club

by | Aug 30, 2016 | Communities, Sports Clubs

A little-known fact about Suzhou – it has its own Gaelic Football Club, the Suzhou Éire Óg.

The club meets for practice twice a week, Tuesdays from 8pm to 10pm and on Saturday afternoons from 12pm to 2 pm.

Besides staying in shape, the club is also a great way to meet new people. Men and women of all levels, as well as beginners, are welcome to join.

Nationalities represented in the club include but are not limited to Irish, British, Americans, New- Zealanders, Australians, Belgians, Dutch, Canadians, Germans and of course Chinese.

What is Gaelic football?
99% of those joining the club have never played but that is nothing to worry about.
Join us for training and we’ll have an experienced player take you through the basics.
Gaelic football is played by teams of 9 on a rectangular grass pitch (=regular football pitch) with H-shaped goals at each end.
The primary object is to score by kicking or striking the ball with the hand and getting it through the goals.
Players advance the ball up the field with a combination of carrying, soloing (dropping and then toe-kicking the ball upward into the hands), kicking, and hand-passing to their team-mates.
If you are curious about Gaelic Football, here is a 4-minute Youtube video that explains the rules.

Contact information:
Email suzhougaa@gmail.com or have a look at the Suzhou Gaelic Football Club Facebook page.

Training;
Tuesday  8-10 pm
Saturday 12-2 pm

Location: Suzhou Singapore International School (SSIS)

More to read

Swiss International Dragon Boat Team Suzhou Dragon boat racing has a rich history of ancient ceremonial and ritualistic traditions, which originated in southern central China more than 2000 year...
Hayley Yoga Studio Hayley Block is a freelance yoga teacher and expatriate in Suzhou. She is offering group classes near Central Park in SIP and one-on-one private yo...
Tourism Advanced Toastmasters Club Suzhou Would you like to become an excellent speaker or leader? Do you prefer to practise these skills in a no-pressure and fun atmosphere, together with a g...
Sunrise Golf Club The Suzhou Sunrise Golf Club is located in the Northern part of Suzhou. The club was founded in 1996 and designed by world-champion golfer and designe...