Mighty Oaks from little acorns grow.
Three Irish lads were sitting in the pub discussing the various merits of Gibraltar and the main conclusion that they came to was that despite its rich and varied history what Gibraltar really lacked was a Gaelic Football team.
And so the seed was planted and using a technique favoured by the Royal Navy press gangs of 250 years ago they began trawling the pubs looking for recruits. Fast forward a few weeks to a cold bleak Wednesday evening and the first training session took place. Afterwards everyone was pleased to note there were no casualties and then proceeded to the pub for restorative cordials.
The team now has a healthy sized squad and boasts over 25 members from a variety of backgrounds and it looks to be growing all the time. The club is keen to move forward and introduce Gaelic football to more and more people. Please be re-assured that although they do still recruit in the pubs they have dropped the press gang tactics.
The Club train at the MOD grounds in Gibraltar on a weekly basis with fixtures in Gibraltar, Spain and further afield.