Scotland’s Senior Gaelic Football Teams received confirmation that they would be allowed to enter the North of Britain League alongside four County Lancashire teams. The Gaels Seniors along with Dunedin Connollys and Tír Conaill Harps will all compete in this newly formed North of Britain League, against some of Lancashire’s top Senior teams—including last year’s County Lancashire Senior Club Champions—Oisins of Manchester. John Mitchels of Liverpool, a stalwart of the county, winning 5 of the last 6 County titles will also be involved. Two additional teams—St. Peters (Manchester) and St. Brendans (Manchester) will also compete in this League. Scotland teams will play each other home and away, while a draw for home or away was made between the Scottish and Lancashire teams. Scotland GAA PRO Jennifer Treacy commented that, “This was a proposal that followed on from the success of the Ladies North of Britain Championship, which has had great success over the last year—A Ladies Intermediate Competition featuring Dunedin Connollys, Glasgow Gaels, Oisins, and John Mitchels. Alongside our existing domestic competitions, this is a great opportunity for the Men’s Senior teams in Scotland to further increase their game time and competition for its top-level teams. It also gives our Senior teams a chance to host Lancashire teams in their respective venues and increase the exposure of the GAA in Scotland”. Managers, players, and fans can look forward to an exciting year for the Gaels and Scotland GAA.
Upcoming Gaels Fixtures in North of Britain League:
21st April: Tir Conaill Harps v Glasgow Gaels, Thornliebank (Glasgow)
28th April: St. Peters v Glasgow Gaels, Hough End (Manchester)