Taiwan Celts celebrate 25

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 15, 2020
By: Grant Dexter and Chris Walshe / Staff reporter, with contributing reporter

Players pose for a photograph at the Taiwan Celts Gaelic football club’s 25th anniversary event yesterday, the Derek Brady Memorial Cup, at the Fuhe Sports Park in New Taipei City’s Yonghe District.
Photo courtesy of Sean Carless / The Taiwan Celts

The Taiwan Celts Gaelic football club celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday with the Derek Brady Memorial Cup tournament in New Taipei City’s Yonghe District.

More than 100 people participated in men’s and ladies’ tournaments in light rain on St Patrick’s Day.

The club was started by a group of Irish university graduates in 1995 based on “a sense of adventure in their new home and a sense of pride in the culture of the one left behind,” the club said.

It was the first Gaelic football club in Asia, starting with pick-up games at parks in Taipei before reaching out to other expat groups across Asia. A year later, the first Asian finals were held in Manila.    [FULL  STORY]

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