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GAA: 2019 Asian Gaelic Games
Senior Hurling Cup Final Champions Saigon Gaels, Captain Cormac Gaston


December 2, 2020

"COVID-19 stripped many clubs in Ireland and abroad of the opportunity to play but Vietnam escaped the restrictions seen in Ireland. Vietnam was fortunate to eliminate COVID-19 in early May to allow life and GAA training to return. "

- GAA 

Ballyshannon men faced each other in Vietnam Gaelic final

November 21, 2020

"You just never know in Gaelic football, or who you will meet in a final a long way from home. Recently in the Vietnam Division 1A final, two former Aodh Ruadh players were on opposing sides.

Jason Kane and Francis McShea come from very well-known GAA families in Ballyshannon but are now domiciled in Vietnam."

- Dongal Live

Gaelic Games Return To Action - In Vietnam

July 7, 2020

"North v South took on a different twist in the GAA at the weekend – in Vietnam.

Teams from Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) travelled to the capital Hanoi to play in a multi-sports tournament as Gaelic games returned to the global stage."

- Irish News

VTV News

July 5, 2020

North V South Tournament made it to VTV News in Vietnam.
Check out the link, our event is shown around the 3 minute mark. Happy viewing!

Thailand & Saigon the Champions at Historic GAA Tournament in Cambodia

March 5, 2018

"Thailand were crowned men’s Gaelic football champions last weekend, while Saigon Gaels scooped the ladies’ Gaelic football crown, after the first ever international GAA tournament to be played in Cambodia."
- Irish Examiner

How did Saigon Gaels come to be?

APRIL 11, 2020

"The foundations of Saigon Gaels were laid in 2011 when our neighbours and rivals the Viet Celts were asked to host the SAGGs (South Asian Gaelic Games) and could not find a suitable venue in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, to host the event. At this time, a GAA ball hadn’t grazed the ground of Saigon but the opportunity to host the major tournament spurred interest within the vibrant and densely populated city. While the Viet Celts organised the tournament, Glenn Murphy one of the founding members of the Gaels created what could be described as an Irish answer to a local Junior ‘B’ team."
- GAA World

The Irish in Vietnam: A new diaspora arises

April 30, 2017

"We know all about the extent of the Irish diaspora in the US and Australia, but what about those in the less stereotypical centers of Irish immigration?
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: The city symphony: a unique blend of motorbike horns, cars beeping, street vendors calling out to sell their ‘Banh Mi’ traditional sandwich or a variation of a noodle dish perhaps, all combine together to give a somewhat hectic view of Ho Chi Minh City on the first arrival."

- Irish Central


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