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February 15th, 2017



Thanks to all who attended the SFGAA AGM tonight at the United Irish Cultural Center. We would like to congratulate our incoming board members and extend our gratitude to outgoing board members Paddy Keane and Arianna Knightly, for their years of service to the board. We would like to welcome Terry Tracey and Eoin O'Keeffe, who are joining the board for the 2017 season.

This will be a busy year for SFGAA, who we will be hosting the USGAA National Finals over the Labor Weekend.


The 2017 San Francisco Adult GAA - Western Divisional Board:


Chairman - Bertie Penny - Fog City LGFC

Vice Chairman - Terry Tracey - Ulster GFC

Corresponding Secretary - Paul Keane - St. Joseph's GHC

Recording Secretary - Ashling Bryant - Fog City LGFC

Treasurer - Liam Moloney - Sean Treacys GFC

Registrar - Eoin O'Keeffe - St. Joseph's GHC

Youth Officer - James Quinn - SF Youth GAA

PRO - Mike Nash - Eire Og GFC


#SFGAA #USGAA






February 15th, 2017



WESTERN DIVISIONAL BOARD (SFGAA) AGM


The 2017 Western Divisional Board AGM is scheduled to take place tonight Wednesday February 15th, at 7pm in the United Irish Cultural Center.



All clubs are required to be in attendance.




February 2nd, 2017






***SFYGAA FUNDRAISER***




San Francisco Youth GAA will be hosting their major annual fundraiser, "RockStar", will happen on Feb 25th at St. Stephen's Hall.




We will have a ticket raffle and welcome any items you would like to donate (e.g. Giants Tickets, Gift Certificates, Vacation home/rental) for the raffle.




If you have any items you would like to donate, please advise at your earliest convenience by emailing pro@ifhyl.org.




Thanks for your support!




SFYGAA will be sending a Boy's and Girl's U14 Feile Footbal Team this summer. They are working hard to help fundraise for their trip by supporting this great event






#GAA #USGAA #SanFranciscoGAA #SFGAA


















February 2nd, 2017






Ulster Gaelic Club will celebrate their 30th Anniversary Gala on Saturday February 11th at the historic Mark Hopkins Hotel in downtown San Francisco.




We would like to extend a warm invite to any other club members that would like to attend.
Tickets are $200 per person and includes dinner and open bar reception from 6pm-7pm.




Our special guests include President of the GAA Aogán Ó Fearghaíl, Kerry's Dara Ó Cinnéide and Tyrone's Peter Canavan. Please get in touch if you would like to attend.




Thanks,
Ulster Gaelic Club Committee
secretary.ulster.western.usa@gaa.ie














February 1st, 2017



WESTERN DIVISIONAL BOARD (SFGAA) AGM


The 2017 Western Divisional Board AGM is scheduled to take place on Wednesday February 15th, at 7pm in the United Irish Cultural Center.


All clubs are required to be in attendance.




February 1st, 2017



Thanks to all who attended the San Francisco Youth GAA AGM yesterday.


Thank you to our outgoing board of 2016 for their hard work and dedication to the club and who were unanimously voted back in for the 2017 year and which included 3 new board positions. Congratulations to our board members and we are looking forward to a very successful year ahead.


San Francisco Youth GAA Board 2017


Chairman: Mark Gorman
Vice Chairman: Eric Kenneally
Corresponding Secretary: Mark Burke
Recording Secretary: Jeanne Connolly
Ass. Recording Secretary: Ann McKiernan
Financial Secretary: Kathy Grogan
Treasurer: Maurice Casey
Ass. Treasurer: Jeanne Connolly
Registrar: Maureen Moriarty
PRO: Paddy Merrigan
Youth Officer: James Quinn
Development Officer: Terry Walsh


SF Youth GAA has also changed it's name from IFHYL to San Francisco Youth GAA and with this name change have also revamped their website. Please click the link below for their new website. Youth registration begins March 1st.


http://www.sfygaa.org





January 31st, 2017




***San Francisco Youth GAA AGM***




On behalf of the SFYGAA Board, I am delighted to invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) today Tuesday, Jan 31st at the United Irish Cultural Center. The AGM will commence at 7PM SHARP in the St. Francis Room.


We had a very successful 2016, both on and off the field, so we encourage everybody to attend as we plan for an exciting 2017.


Sincerely,


SFYGAA Board







December 19th, 2016





***SAVE THE DATE***




SFGAA Annual Dinner Dance will be hosted on Friday the 20th of January 2017, at the UICC from 7pm till late.












#SFGAA #USGAA #AerLingus #Marriott






December 19th, 2016




***SAVE THE DATE***




SFGAA Annual Dinner Dance will be hosted on Friday the 20th of January 2017, at the UICC from 7pm till late.


Tickets $100, contact Bertie Penny or any SFGAA Board Member for tickets.




Special Guest: The Liam McCarthy Cup accompanied by Tipperary great Brendan Cummins.




2016 SFGAA Hall of Fame inductees will be Tom Hunt and Linda Ryan.




$20 Raffle Tickets also available; 1st Prize 2 Aer Lingus Roundtrip Flights to Ireland, 2nd Prize 2 Night Stay at Napa Marriott, and many other prizes to be raffled off on the night.




Come celebrate the season end of 2016 and the beginning of the 2017 SFGAA year.




#SFGAA #USGAA #AerLingus #Marriott






December 9th, 2016






*** Community Christmas Party***




Irish Community Partners; SF Youth GAA, Irish Immigration Pastoral Center, SF Rose of Tralee and United Irish Cultural Center, are delighted to invite you to attend our fourth Annual Free Community Christmas Party on;




Sunday, December 18 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco.







November 30th, 2016




Warriors Irish Heritage Night:




Come join the fun on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 and see the Warriors play the Detroit Pistons. Be part of the Warriors Irish Heritage Night at Oracle Arena. Tickets are limited so don't delay! A great Christmas present for friends and family.




Tickets are $72 EACH. You can pay for your tickets online but there's an addition charge of $3/ticket to cover processing fees. Click HERE to request tickets.




https://leagueathletics.com/UserForm.asp?RegID=129659&org=SFGAELIC




- Game Date: Thursday, January 12th, 2017
- Opponent: Detroit Pistons
- Giveaway: Commemorative Hat - (Green)



Tickets are along the Club 200 Baseline.






November 15th, 2016


Congratulations to Hugh Duggan Snr. who was elected Honorary President of USGAA for 2017.
Also to Paul Keane and Malachy Higgins who continue their presence on the USGAA Board.
USGAA 2017 Officers:


Chairperson: Gareth Fitzsimmons (Parnells, Central).

Vice Chairperson: Bernie Connaughton (Shannon Blues, Northeast).

Secretary: Paul Keane (St. Josephs, Western).

Treasure: John Young (Pittsburgh Celtics, Midwest). Congratulations to Patrick McDevitt (Donegal,
Northeast), who termed out after 5 years.

Registrar: Lizzie O'Connor (Michael Cusacks, Central).

PRO: Daithi O Caoimh (LA Wild Geese, Southwest).

Youth Officer: Liam Hegarty (Delco Gaels, Youth).

Central Council Delegate: Malachy Higgins (Naomh Padraig, Western).



#SFGAA #USGAA





September 26th, 2016






Results from the 2016 USGAA National Finals from Seattle and San Francisco GAA Championship.



 
2016 USGAA Finals Seattle.
 
This was one of our largest travel teams in a number of years, boosted by the fact that our neighbors Seattle GAA were our hosts. In total we had 10 teams representing SFGAA of which 7 teams reached their respective Grade Final and 6 SFGAA teams won National titles. Congratulations to all and we look forward to hosting the 2017 USGAA Finals.
 
 
Junior C Football National Champions: Eire Og GFC - defeated San Diego.
 
Junior B Football National Champions: Ulster B GFC - defeated San Diego.
 
Junior A Football National Championship: Young Irelanders/St. Brendan’s were defeated in their first round game by the eventual grade winners Chicago Patriots.
 
Intermediate Football National Champions - Sons of Boru/Celts GFC - defeated Vancouver.
 
Senior Football National Champions: Ulster GFC –– defeated Vancouver.
 
Junior B Hurling National Championship: St. Joseph’s GHC - were defeated by San Diego in the final by one point.
 
Senior National Hurling Champions: Naomh Padraig GHC - defeated Vancouver.
 
Junior B Ladies Football Championship: Clan Na Gael LGFC - were defeated by Dallas in their first round game.
 
Junior A Ladies Football Championship: Fog City Harps LGFC were defeated in their first round game by eventual grade winners St. Brigid’s.
 
Senior Ladies Football Champions: Fog City Harps LGFC - defeated Charlotte.
 
 



2016 San Francisco GAA Championship Finals Results:


 


Junior Football: Eire Og 1.07 v Ulster 1.04.


Junior Hurling: Naomh Padraig 1.21 v St, Josephs 2.10.
Referee: Maurice Condon.




Ladies Junior Football: Clan Na Gael 2.10 v Fog City Harps 5.10.
Referee: Terry Tracey.


Senior Hurling: Na Fianna 1.10 v Naomh Padraig 1.21.
Referee: Maurice Condon.


Junior A Football: Sons of Boru/Celts 3.15 v Young Irelanders/St. Brendan’s 1.10.
Referee: Terry Tracey.


Senior Football: Ulster 3.17 v Sean Treacys 3.11.
Referee: Maurice Condon.


Congratulations to all the San Francisco champions and the board would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the SF GAA season, whether that was as a; player, coach, referee, game official, sponsor or supporter. Without your involvement the SF GAA championship would not produce such competitive games.











September 17th, 2016






Message from San Francisco Youth GAA







Youth Players of any age are welcome out to Treasure Island today Saturday Sept 17th at 11.30am. This will be for a puck and/or kick around for couple hours.







Joe McHugh, the Minister for Foreign Aid and Development from Ireland is also coming out to see our facilities on TI.




If anyone needs a ride, please call or text IFHYL Chairman Mark Gorman at 415-515-7713.


IFHYL






https://www.irishaid.ie/about-us/joe-mchugh/

















September 8th, 2016






Thanks to everybody that has already committed to sponsoring and/or playing in our upcoming 2nd Annual IFHYL Golf Tournament.  The response has been phenomenal.




There are a few remaining foursomes available so if you want to play, please contact Hugh Duggan IMMEDIATELY at 650.892.4582.




All entries must be in by Sunday, September 4th.




WHEN           : September 11th 2016 , 7:30AM Sharp (Shotgun start)


WHERE         : Metropolitan Golf Course, Oakland


ENTRY FEE  : $100/Player


The following sponsorship levels are available.




GOLD SPONSOR - $1,000
  • One Foursome included
  • Company sign on one Tee
SILVER SPONSOR - $250
  • Company sign on one Tee

Best Regards,
IFHYL






August 27th, 2016






Results from the 2016 San Francisco Championships Finals played on Treasure Island Sunday August 21st:




Junior Football: Eire Og 1.07 v Ulster 1.04.


Junior Hurling: Naomh Padraig 1.21 v St, Josephs 2.10.
Referee: Maurice Condon.



Ladies Junior Football: Clan na Gael 2.10 v Fog City Harps 5.10.
Referee: Terry Tracey.


Senior Hurling: Na Fianna 1.10 v Naomh Padraig 1.21.
Referee: Maurice Condon.


Junior A Football: Sons of Boru/Celts 3.15 v Young Irelanders/St. Brendans 1.10.
Referee: Terry Tracey.


Senior Football: Ulster 3.17 v Sean Treacys 3.11.
Referee: Maurice Condon.


Congratulations to all the San Francisco champions and we wish all our teams travelling to Seattle for the North American Championships good luck, as they go in search of national titles.


The board would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the SF GAA season, whether that was as a; player, coach, referee, game official, sponsor or supporter. Without your involvement the SF GAA championship would not produce such competitive games.




Please click on the link below for information on the 2016 US GAA Finals.




http://seattle2016.com/








August 4th, 2016



SF GAA Championship schedule & officials for this Sunday August 7th on Treasure Island:


10:00am, Junior Hurling: St. Josephs v Na Fianna ‘B'.
Referee: Maurice Condon. Officials: 6 (six) Naomh Padraig.


11:20am, Junior Ladies: Fog City v Clan na Gael.
Referee: Terry Tracey. Officials: St. Josephs\Na Fianna.


12:40pm, Senior Football: Cusacks v Ulster.
Referee: Maurice Condon. Officials: Fog City\Clan na Gael.


2:00pm, Mens Football: Boru\Celts v Treacys ‘B'.
Referee: Terry Tracey. Officials: Cusacks\Ulster.


3:20pm, Senior Hurling: Na Fianna v Naomh Padraig.
Referee: Maurice Condon. Officials: 6 (six) St. Josephs.


4:40pm, Mens Football: Ulster ‘B’ v YISB
Referee: Cusacks. Officials:  Na Fianna\Naomh Padraig.


Bar and Food will be open on the Island. Please come out and support your team.





July 21st, 2016



The schedule and officials for this Saturday July 23rd on Treasure Island;


2:00pm, Ladies Football: Fog City v U-16 Boys
Referee: Andrew Ahern. Officials: Fog City


3.20pm, Ladies Football: Fog City ‘B’ v Clan na Gael
Referee: Hugh Duggan. Officials: U-16 Boys



The schedule and officials for this Sunday July 24th on Treasure Island;


10:00am, Mens Junior: Ulster ‘C' v Eire Og
Referee: YISB. Officials:  Treacys\YISB


11:20am, Junior Hurling: St. Josephs v Naomh Padraig
Referee: Na Fianna. Officials:  6 (six) Na Fianna


12:40pm, Mens Football: Treacys ‘B’ v YISB
Referee: Kevin Boylan. Officials:  Ulster\Eire Og


2:00pm, Senior Football: Ulster v Treacys
Referee: Bertie Penny. Officials:  6 (six) YISB


3:20pm, Mens Football: Boru\Celts v Ulster ‘B’
Referee: Treacys. Officials:  6 (six) Treacys



$7.00 Entry Fee. Bar and Food available on the Island.





July 18th, 2016













Here is the 2016 SF GAA Championship Results from Sunday, July 17th on Treasure Island:





10:00am, Mens Football: Eire Og 0.04 v Cusacks 1.09. 



11:20am, Junior Hurling: Na Fianna 2.09 v Naomh Padraig 4.19. 




12:40pm, Senior Hurling: Na Fianna 4.18 v Naomh Padraig 2.15. 


2:00pm, Senior Football: Cusacks 0.16 v Ulster 3.14. 


3:20pm, Mens Football: YISB 4.11 v Boru\Celts 3.11.




4:40pm, Mens Football: Ulster ‘B’ v Sean Treacys ‘B’- Walkover. 






Game schedule for next weekend TBC.

July 14th, 2016






Here is the 2016 SF GAA Championship Schedule and Officials for this Sunday, July 17th on Treasure Island:


10:00am, Mens Football: Eire Og v Cusacks. 
Referee: Terry Tracey. Officials: Na Fianna\Naomh Padraig


11:20am, Junior Hurling: Na Fianna v Naomh Padraig 
Referee: St. Josephs. Officials: Eire Og\Cusacks.


12:40pm, Senior Hurling: Na Fianna v Naomh Padraig. 
Referee: Colm Egan. Officials: 6 (six) St. Josephs


2:00pm, Senior Football: Cusacks v Ulster. 
Referee: Colm Egan. Officials: Na Fianna\Naomh Padraig.


3:20pm, Mens Football: YISB v Boru\Celts.
Referee: Sean Treacys. Officials: Cusacks\Ulster.


4:40pm, Mens Football: Ulster ‘B’ v Sean Treacys ‘B’. 
Referee: Bertie Penny. Officials: YISB\Boru.



Bar and Food service will be available on the Island!