This weekend marks a very important occasion for Durham GFC. Setanta sports are coming over to find out about peoples emigration stories from Ireland to Canada since the 1950's. Read what it is all about. They want to see how the GAA has influenced and helped people since making the big move. They have already been to Auckland, Christchurch, Dubai and London and now Toronto is their 5th and final stop for the documentary.
They are going to speak with individuals and families who have lived in Toronto since the 1950s until the present day between Thursday and Saturday. On Sunday the TV crew will come out to a training session in Roland Michener park Ajax. We will be at the pitch from 2pm-3pm. We would like to invite you to come along and join in the fun, whether to play or watch or make it a family day out. After the short training session we will go to Fionn McCools in Ajax for a bit of a social, from around 3.30pm onwards. The Durham Irish also have a jam session on the day.
We would love to see you there on Sunday for some or all of it.
The 23rd annual Mass of Memory will be held this year on Sunday, October 27th at St. Paul's Basilica in Toronto at 3:00pm.
The GAA will be doing the Guard of Honour at the Mass, so we are asking our club members to support the Mass and be available to participate in the guard of honour. We will have hurling sticks available at the church.
All participants should be at the church no later than 2:40pm so that they can organize the guard of honour.
Also - a reminder that a special tribute to Mickey Hamill will be done during Mass. Mickey was an avid GAA man and was also involved in the organization of the annual Mass of Memory. The Hamill family will be at the Mass on Sunday and we encourage all our members to attend and support them.
Please note that the Club AGM is set for Sunday, October 20 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at 167 Church Street in Toronto.
Positions up for nomination are as follows:
Committee Member at Large/Men's Team Rep
Committee Member at Large/Ladies Team Rep
Kindly submit nominations by Sunday, November 13. Please provide confirmation of attendance in advance. For further information, please respond by email.
The Toronto GAA are once again hosting the 2nd annual November indoor tournament. The tournament will take place on Saturday, November 9th at the Monarch Park indoor facility. All players will need to arrive and register at 11:00am. The format will be Railway Cup, like last year and there will be a men's and ladies division.
Next Steps: - Due Wednesday, October 9th!!!
All clubs need to send me their list of interested players along with their county/location of birth.
Also - anyone interested in coaching and refereeing - please forward names. Once we get the list of players, we will put the schedule together and send out to all clubs. This was a great success last year and we hope to have great competition again this year.
Can the men from Connaght and the ladies from Canada repeat ?????
Anyone interested in playing a bit of football and socializing during the winter? The Ladies subcommittee of the Toronto GAA has created an 8 week indoor 7's league. All the details are in the flyer and the registration form is below. All skill levels and experience are welcome.