Dunedin Connollys

Dunedin Connollys v Glasgow Gaels

Dunedin Connollys welcome Glasgow Gaels to Wardie Playing Fields for a North of Britain Championship showdown.  Throw up is at 2pm with free admission for spectators.

Dunedin Connollys come into today’s match needing a win to progress into the All-Britain semi-finals while Glasgow Gaels are playing for pride as they conclude their first season in the top division of Ladies Gaelic Football in Britain.

Dunedin Connollys have been stalwarts in Britain GAA over the last few years.  In 2013 they were All-Britain Junior Champions and advanced all the way through the All-Ireland competition to play in an All-Ireland Junior Final before being promoted to the Intermediate competition and winning the Intermediate British Title in 2014 and 2015, the latter an achievement they are looking to replicate this season.

Meanwhile Glasgow Gaels are relatively new to the GAA scene but have enjoyed plenty of success so far.  In 2015 they won the Scottish Junior Championship and then advanced all the way to the All-Britain final where they lost by just 4 points to Oisin Manchester.  The Gaels stayed in Junior competition in 2016 – winning the Scottish title again and then the All-Britain final versus John Mitchels – before being promoted to Intermediate competition (the top division of Ladies Gaelic Football in Britain) this season where they joined Dunedin Connollys.

Implications of today’s result: If Dunedin Connollys win today they will guarantee themselves a place in the British semi-finals where they will meet one of the top two sides in the London Intermediate Championships.  Those matches will then decide who progresses into the final of the All-Britain competition, with the winner of that advancing to the All-Ireland Competition.  Glasgow Gaels are not in the running for the British semi-finals, however they would love to end the season by scoring a win against their Edinburgh rivals that would also give the Gaels their points of the season.

Throw in at 2pm.

Spectating is free.