Celtic Fest Irish Sports Night

CelticFest Night

“Come along to the Celtic Fest event of the year on Friday, March 10th, in the Ukrainian Cultural Centre! You’re in for a right treat, with two of our very own sporting legends, Pat Spillane & Mick Galwey, in attendance! As well as the lads giving you an insight into their lives playing & winning games with Kerry & Ireland, the night will be filled with music, dancing, plenty of craic & a three course meal! You’d be mad to miss out!

Tickets are $60. Tickets & more information is available here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/irish-sports-night-with-pat-spi…

If you have any questions regarding the event, please reach out. Look forward to seeing you there ”


ISSC Vancouver on Novus TV

Check out the ISSC Vancouver segment on Novus TV.

Novus TV is a community TV channel based in Vancouver, produced by LNG produtions Inc. Thanks to Niamh and all the team at LNG Productions for the great coverage.


North American Championships – Seattle

The North American Championships takes place in Seattle on Labour Day weekend, 2nd to 4th September 2016.

Vancouver will be sending 8 teams in total to these championships this year.   It promises to be a great tournament with hopes of lots of silverware returning to Vancouver.

Check out www.seattle2016.com for more details about the tournament, locations, tickets, etc.

Early bird weekend passes are available until August 22nd at a price of $40 US, which will include a bus pass to and from the hotel.
Regular price tickets are $50 US.
Buy your tickets at www.seattle2016.com.

All Vancouver teams will be based in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bellevue. There will be regular shuttle buses to and from the pitches.



Vancouver Summer Championship

The Vancouver Championship will run through the Summer months again in 2015 with more game weeks.  The format will be each team will play each other twice.  The top two teams will progress to the Senior Final with the bottom two sides competing for the plate.  Players must be members to participate, the easiest option is http://isscvancouver.com/online-membership-payment-option/.


Week 1 – June 4 2015 – Brockton Oval @ 7pm

Vancouver Leinster/Ulster def. Vancouver Cougars

Vancouver Connacht/Munster def. Fraser Valley Gaels

Week 2 – June 11 2015 – Brockton Oval @ 7pm

Vancouver Connacht/Munster def. Vancouver Cougars

Vancouver Leinster/Ulster def. Fraser Valley Gaels

Week 3 – June 18 2015 – Brockton Oval @ 7pm

Vancouver Leinster/Ulster w/o Vancouver Connacht/Munster

Vancouver Cougars def Fraser Valley Gaels

Week 4 – June 25 2015 – Brockton Oval @ 7pm

Fraser Valley Gaels tied Vancouver Cougars

Vancouver Connacht/Munster tied Vancouver Leinster/Ulster

Week 5 – July 7 2015 – Capilano Rugby Club @ 7pm

Vancouver Connacht/Munster def Vancouver Cougars

Vancouver Leinster/Ulster def Fraser Valley Gaels

Week 6 – July 14 2015 – Capilano Rugby Club@ 7pm

Vancouver Connacht/Munster tied Fraser Valley Gaels

Vancouver Leinster/Ulster tied Vancouver Cougars


Finals – August 11th 2015 – Capilano Rugby Club at 7pm


Vancouver Cougars v Fraser Valley Gaels


Vancouver Leinster/Ulster v Vancouver Connacht/Munster


Vancouver Leinster/Ulster 4-2-0

Vancouver Connacht/Munster 3-2-1

Vancouver Cougars 2-2-2

Fraser Valley Gaels 0-2-4

Best of luck to all teams.

Seattle Tournament



The Seattle Tournament will take place in Seattle on Saturday June 13th.  This years tournament is bigger than previous tournaments as Seattle prepares itself for hosting the North American championship in 2016. This year’s tournament is also at a new venue.  It will be held at:

7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
All players must fill in the following waiver in order to participate at the request of Seattle Gaels.   Go to the following link to do so.  https://www.smartwaiver.com/w/556c86bd099c6/web/
To play in the tournament you must be a full member of the club.  You also need to have an insurance plan that covers activities in the United States.
A schedule for the day can be found by opening the following link.

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As always, lets represent the club with pride and honour as we bid to continue our successful run in this tournament.

ISSC Summer Championship Team Lists

The ISSC Summer Championship gets underway this year with four teams battling it out for success.

The first round of games gets underway this Thursday in Brockton Oval, Stanley Park.

If you are not on a team you can be allocated.  Please email isscsummerfootball@gmail.com or you can come along on the night and be allocated to a team.

You will find the team lists in the excel attachment below.


Games will start at 7.

Game 1: Vancouver Leinster/Ulster v Vancouver Cougars
Game 2: Vancouver Connacht/Ulser v Fraser Valley Gaels

Ladies Gaelic Football Association Visit

The Ladies Gaelic Football Association came to Vancouver from April 22 to 28 to provide some coaching work shops and observe our club.   Here is a short note from Lyn Savage, LGFA Development Tutor, following their visit to Vancouver.

“We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to you all for the warm welcome we received in Vancouver over the last few days as we thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  We would like to commend the club for the hard work that is taking place currently to ensure that gaelic games continues to grow in Vancouver and we hope that the support and assistance we provided will be of benefit to you into the future.”

These Tutors provided some great training to our members and observed our club for a few days, from a unique, informed perspective.  Here are the 3 key aspects of our Club that they believe we can focus on.

  1. Internal Communication
  2. Schools Project
  3. Playing Rules

If you would like to hear more about how they believe we work together on these items to improve Our Club, feel free to connect with Ronan Deane, ISSC Club Development Officer,ronandeane@hotmail.com.

Spring League Week 4

Week 4 of the ISSC Vancouver Spring League took place last Friday at Memorial South Park.

The action started with the conclusion of Week 3 action between the Wibblies and the Cougars.  The Wibblies took a two point lead into the final seven minutes to be played.  After the teams exchanged points the Cougars looked to go for goal to try and seal the win.  They passed up some good point scoring opportunities in search of a goal but the Wibblies defended bravely to keep their opponents at bay.  John Roche did breach the defence but missed a one on one with keeper Setanta Moran who narrowed the angle well.  A Wibblies point looked to have given them their first win of the season but the Cougars didn’t give up the goal chase and were rewarded when Russy Cleere finished to the goal after good build up play.  This was the last kick of the game which split the points on offer for both sides meaning that both Week 3 games ended level.

The Cougars were up straight away to open the Week 4 fixtures against the Saints.  There was a lot on offer here with the winner going on to challenge for the title and the loser would be out of the title race.  There was a high degree of skill on offer from both teams in a fast paced opening.  Conrad Murphy was causing the Cougar defence problems at the start of the game.   John Roche was winning a lot of ball for the Cougars inside but his goal scoring radar was off on this night as he missed another good goal scoring opportunity.  He did contribute a lot to the Cougars cause as he was a constant source of trouble for the Saints defence, winning a lot of ball in a high energy display.  Sean Quinn was also a thorn in the Saints side as he gave his usual display of point scoring with the left and set up scores for team mates.  The game was nip and tuck for a large part of the first half but the Cougars started to find the net and pull away from their opponents as the half progressed, a lobbing shot of goalkeeper Barry Lambe being the highlight.  At half time it was clear that score difference had entered the Cougars minds as they looked like they would win the game but to win the title would need to beat the Beast Modes score difference and hope to win out in a three way tie.  They played aggressively in the second half to add to their score difference as they continued to search for and carve out goal scoring chances.  Cougar and hurler Rob Dunphy looked like he may get on the score sheet as he stepped up to take a penalty but a double save from keeper Ciaran Cunningham put paid to that.  The Cougars won out on a score of 6-9 to 2-9 in an all action encounter where goals where plentiful.

The second game saw the Wibblies and Stack’s face off.  Thankfully this game started time, much to the relief of all but especially the Wibblies who were hoping that the lights wouldn’t fail them again.  This game was another encounter where goals were plentiful.  The majority of the goals were scored by the Stack’s as they put five into the net in the first half.  The Wibblies did have their goal chances, two penalty misses by Tom Howlin in the first half being two examples, but credit should go to the Stack’s keeper for a fine save for the first penalty.  The second penalty resulted in a point.  The Wibblies had a big mountain to climb in the second half, trailing by double figures.  They chipped away bravely at the lead as the Stack’s packed their defence.  The Stack’s were resolute in defence, ensuring they would not give up the goals the Wibblies were seeking.  Their keeper made some good saves when they were breached.  At times, the Stack’s were happy to turn over the ball and kick it away and let the Wibblies come at them again.  At other times, they played keep ball to wind down the clock.  The Stack’s didn’t seek out many scores in the second half but on one of their rare foray’s into the attacking half they earned a penalty which was finished with conviction into the top corner of the net.  The speed of Keith Revelle caused trouble all night for the Wibblies defence as he won a lot of ball, ran and attacked the Wibblies defence and was involved in all the Stack’s did well in attack.  The Stack’s won out on a scoreline of 6-2 to 2-5, proving the adage that goals win games.



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