Donnelly Cup A Huge Success

With a generous grant from Feile, the Donnelly Cup made a triumphant return on Saturday June 18th at Notre Dame High School. Featuring eleven Under-7 Gaelic football teams and four U-7 hurling clubs from Boston to New York, the day-long tournament was hosted by our own St Patrick’s GAA Club whose members did everything from manning a mobile kitchen, line out fields, referee games and so much more.

Established in loving memory of Kim and Tim Donnelly, this event is a reminder of their love of children and sport. Special thanks to: the Donnelly family for presenting the Donnelly Cup and offering words of encouragement to all the young Gaelic footballers and Hurlers present, Art and Connie Began for piping in the players, Jim O’Donnell for his inspirational words on how much this tradition means to the Fairfield Irish community, Con O’Halloran who manned the PA System all day, Jude Fitzgerald and the Town of Fairfield for goalposts, Sacred Heart University for grill masters, Tommy Flaherty for his guidance on food, and all the St Patrick’s members who generously donated their time to make this all a terrific success for the Irish community.

And last, but certainly not least ~Congratulations to our own St Patrick’s U7 tournament and coach Darrah Murphy (Co. Mayo) for capturing the C Division in a thrilling final.

Introduction to Gaelic Football for Children

St. Patrick’s G.A.A. Club will host its annual winter program “Introduction to Gaelic Sports for Children 5-8 Years Old” on Saturdays from 4-5pm at The Field House in Fairfield on the following dates: Saturday March 5, Saturday March 12, Saturday March 26, and Saturday April 2nd. All training is non-contact and emphasizes fun, games, hand-eye coordination, and basic skills.

St. Patrick’s will also host Gaelic football training for new and returning players, ages 9-13 also at the Field House in Fairfield from 5-6pm on Saturday March 5, Saturday March 12, Saturday March 26, and Saturday April 2nd . No experience needed and new players are encouraged to participate.

To register for these sessions, please visit: www.stpatricksgfc.org.
Email questions to: training@stpatricksgaa.us or
contact Mike Derby at 203.572.2337.

St. Patrick’s Day Party for Children
St. Patrick’s GAA Club will host a special St. Patrick’s Day party for children at the GAC on Saturday March 19th at Noon. There will be games, fun, and special guest appearances to celebrate our rich cultural heritage.
Families are welcome to join us for this special event.

St. Patrick’s Hurling & Football Club

St. Patrick’s GFC is the fastest growing Gaelic football club in the tri-state area. The club, headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, was created in 2003 to provide training, instruction, and athletic competition in Ireland’s favorite sport, Gaelic football. Prior to the Club’s inception, children and adults interested in learning or competing in Gaelic football had to travel to clubs located in New Haven or New York. In just a few short years, the Club has grown dramatically from four founding members to over 150 members and five teams in youth (Under 8 through U-14) and adult levels.

Donnelly Cup A Huge Success

With a generous grant from Feile, the Donnelly Cup made a triumphant return on Saturday June 18th at Notre Dame High School. Featuring eleven Under-7 Gaelic football teams and four U-7 hurling clubs from Boston to New York, the day-long tournament was hosted by our own St Patrick’s GAA Club whose members did everything from […]

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