LG An Tearmann, Termon GAA Club has been invited to take part in the 2019 Continental Youth Championships in Philadelphia this month. This is a dream come true for this small rural, Irish club that was founded over 55 years ago.
The Continental Youth Championships is a Gaelic Games Tournament that takes place on an annual basis in the United States and is the biggest tournament of Gaelic Sports Outside of Ireland! Each year up to 2,500 children aged U6 to U18 participate in the Tournament with Hundreds of Games organized over the course of the 4 Day Tournament.
This team from Termon GAA, received the official invite and will be the only Irish team representing the GAA in the USA this year, and this is due to their phenomenal success in recent years.
They have since U13, won division 1 league finals, U13 County Championship, U14 Division 1 League final & runners up in the U14 County Championships, Under 14 All Ireland Féile Divison 1 finalists and this year they won U16 Dvision 1 League finals and U16 Divison 1 County Champions.
These young talented Gaelic players are following in the footsteps of All Ireland Winning and County Winning titles from club and county players before them.
They are a group of grounded & dedicated young lads who are excited to play All-Star teams from all over America & North America in this 4 day tournament and are looking forward to representing their club on a global scale. St Eunan’s GAA Boys & Girls have also represented Donegal in previous years at the same event and both teams did fantastically well for their club.
Commenting on the tournament the Termon GAA Minor Manager, Trevor Alcorn says, “It is such an honour and a privilege for a team from our club to be invited to the 2019 Continental Youth Championships in Philadelphia this month. I know everyone of these 23 boys have given everything they can to their training & are committed to our heritage sport, the GAA. Our Club have been so supportive of this trip and we will take these lads to represent Termon GAA and their parishes proudly. I would like to thank everyone for their support & we look forward to putting Termon GAA Club and Donegal on the map in the States. It is a dream come true for us all. We have 66 travelling in total with our group and we are looking forward to meeting people from all across America & Canada with deep roots in the GAA in their own clubs."
Termon GAA Club would like to thank Croke Park, The County Board and the Continental Youth Championship organisers sincerely for the invite and they look forward to meeting Irish from all over America & North America at this 4 day tournament.
The boys travelling to the 2019 Continental Youth Championships in Philadelphia this July are : Lorcan Callaghan, Cormac Diver, Mark Toye, Conor Black, Conor Cassidy, Eoin Boyle, Oisin Forde, Jamie Grant, Michael Trearty, Stephen Black, Marty Steel, Brian McGettigan, Jack Alcorn, Luke McGarvey, Bobby McGettigan, Aaron Reid, Emmett Maguire, Aaron Gallagher, Kevin McGettigan, Manus O’Connell, Blake Boal, Patrick McDaid and Mark Gallagher.
The boys, coaches & parents would like to sincerely thank everyone who supported their fundraising campaign, so many people & local businesses have helped make this possible and it has great to see that community spirit exists.
Photo Caption :
Bobby McGettigan, Ricky Gallagher (Coach), Jack Alcorn, Stephen Black, Conor Black, Jamie Grant, Brian McGettigan, Oisin Forde, Conor Cassidy, Dan Conaghan (Coach) Cormac Diver, Trevor Alcorn (Manager) Mark Gallagher, Michael Trearty, Marty Steel, Paddy Friel (Coach), Mark Toye, Eoin Boyle, Kevin McGettigan, Manus O’Connell, Lorcan Callaghan & Luke McGarvey. Missing from photo is Aaron Reid and Aaron Gallagher, Patrick McDaid and Emmett Maguire.
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