Welcome to Singapore Gaelic Lions Club

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Lads & Ladies, Boys & Girls,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Singapore Gaelic Lions Club and our new website.

This is a club that is all about the craic, camaraderie & competition.

It offers those who find themselves very far from home a place where they can find something recognisable.

It welcomes those who have and have not played our games, those who come from our little green dot and those who do not.

Since the club was formed in 1997, squad numbers have grown to five men’s & four ladies’ teams in Football along with a Hurling and Camogie team. Right now, about 20% of our 200-strong membership have either never previously played our games or do not come from Ireland.

An ever-growing social calendar offers everything from Amazing Races to Blind Dates & Family Days Out. An annual tribute to a beloved past member, Alan Power, has grown into the biggest club event which sees guys ‘n’ girls mixed teams battle it out for the Wooden Spoon. We take the fun on the road too. This year sees the club go on tour to Sibu, Hanoi, Yangon, Darwin and Kuala Lumpur, offering other countries the chance to experience the famed ‘Party Bus’ for their own eyes (and ears).

We have a proud record in competition. The Asian Gaelic Games (AGG) has been conquered by our Ladies on no less than four occasions and by our Men’s team twice. The South East Asian (SEA) games have been also seen a rich harvest for SGL over the years.

Our club fitness sessions are aimed at the highest of standards – come and try your hand at keeping pace with current inter-county players!

Of course, the highlight for many is the holy grail of the AGGs every October. Home-comings & weddings are scheduled around it & the fitness is aimed towards it. Over 1,000 Irish people descend on one Asian city to compete at all levels & celebrate into the early hours. Take a look at previous tours on our Events Gallery.

Our underage group – The Cubs – offer girls and boys of ages 3-15 a chance to learn the skills, keep fit & for their parents to meet others and enjoy our games. Have a look at their page to check out the details.

I encourage you to explore our new website for a trip into past times and some housekeeping information for those making the regular journeys to NUS and Turf City for the regular work outs. Keep an eye on it for updated training schedules and socials, to pay your member subs and learn about the games.

Finally, I hope you feel welcome to the club and for those who have left us – I hope you find the website a ‘home’ with which to keep in touch.

 

Gary Hanniffy
Chairperson, SGL.

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