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North American Championships

The business end of the season has arrived. The ISSC is headed to Philadelphia, PA for the North American County Board (NACB) Championships this Friday, Saturday and (hopefully) Sunday, August 31st-September 2nd.

Three teams will represent us: Men’s football, Ladies’ football and the hurlers who are making their third consecutive appearance at the championships. There will also be Vancouver ladies playing in the colours of Seattle – a bit of cross-border co-operation never hurt anyone. Of course the WAGs and HABs will also be in attendance cheering on the boys and girls in green, gold, blue, and white (pick any three).

Follow our progress on Facebook here:

Due to the committee being away for this weekend, please allow time for any communications to be answered during this busy period.

ISSC Race Night Fundraiser – August 17th

The ISSC is holding its annual fundraiser at the Croatian Cultural Centre (3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver) on Friday August 17th, 2012 from 7pm. This is to help cover the costs of the ISSC participating in the North American County Board Finals in Philadelphia from Aug 31 to Sep 2. Vancouver players will be playing in all four codes and you can help send them there!

There’ll be a full race card on the night (our members are busy getting horse sponsorship in advance of the big night) with prize money for the winners. There will be a bookies so friendly wagers on the races can be placed. Races will be on a big screen and live commentary will be provided by the best Vancouver have to offer. The bar will be open serving alcohol so it will be 19 years and over to enter.

Bring your friends along for a great evening and enjoy a Friday night at the races. Join the Facebook event

Youth Gaelic Camp – Details for August 4th

We are pleased to announce another Youth Gaelic Camp, this time for the August long weekend. It will be hosted at Capilano Rugby Club at Klahanie Park, West Vancouver, in conjunction with Western Canada Championship Week-end 2012.

Great interest has been expressed so far for the event with both local and Albertan families planning on attending.  Please advise as early as possible at

  • whether you plan to make the event
  • the ages of your participants


  • 9am to 10am – Age Group: 10 and younger
  • 1030am to 12noon – Age Group: 10 to 16 yr olds

If you have children who straddle those age limits, don’t fret, as we will be quite flexible on participation.

Please spread the word amongst your family, friends and workmates.

Western Canadian Championships 2012 – August Long Weekend

From the people who brought you the Vancouver Tournament 2012 comes the sequel – Western Canadian Championships 2012! Hosted over Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of the August long weekend, all four codes will see plenty of action.

Competitors are coming from far and wide to participate in what are sure to be the most hotly contested games in years. Calgary’s Chieftans, Edmonton’s Wolfe Tones, Redbridge Éire Óg and the Shamrocks of Fort McMurray will do battle with the local Vancouver Harps, Celts and JP Ryans and fireworks are guaranteed (in English Bay at least).

The bar will be open during the game days and there will also be a food truck available. Full washroom facilities are available.

Join the Facebook event here!

Vancouver Tournament, July 14th, Klahanie Park

The annual Vancouver tournament takes place in Klahanie Park, on the border of North and West Vancouver. Games in all four codes will take place and we expect a strong Seattle contingent to make the trip north as well as our Antipodean Aussie friends competing for honours.

Festivities start around 10am and finish around 6pm.

There is a bar onsite and there will also be food available from 12-5pm. There will be two pitches going at all times so if the game at your pitch is boring, you can always move.

The ISSC Vancouver GAA Tournament – now with officially sanctioned GAA refereeing! Don’t forget your sunscreen!

To confirm attendance or comment, please join the public Facebook event page.

Youth Gaelic Football Summer Camps (6-16; Boys & Girls)

The ISSC Vancouver will host Gaelic Games Camps for Youth this summer. Presented at Capilano Rugby Club at Klahanie Park in North Vancouver, the ISSC welcomes children, between the ages of 6 and 16, boys and girls, and their parents to register their interest at

The camps will be held on

·         Saturday, July 14th, 2012 and

·         Saturday, August 4 th, 2012

These Camps will run in conjunction with the Vancouver Gaelic Games Day (July 14th) and the Western Canada Championship event (August Long Week-end). The ISSC encourages everyone with a connection to the club to promote these camps so that we can promote Gaelic Games amongst families and develop the community aspect of the ISSC.

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Seattle – Green Lake Games, 2nd June 2012

This Saturday June 2nd, a considerable Vancouver GAA contingent takes the road south to Seattle to do battle at the Seattle Green Lake Games, hosted by Seattle Gaels. Vancouver is fielding teams in all four codes: Men’s and Ladies’ football, hurling and camogie.


If you haven’t been to the USA in the last 3 months and you don’t have an ESTA, you will have to stop at the border and fill out an I-94 visa waiver.

Remember to buy INSURANCE if you are not covered. US healthcare costs are significant if you are not covered.

1) Pitches: Located at Green Lake, Seattle – Take Exit 171 on highway I-5. Be there by 10-10:30 am
2) Hotel Deca: 4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle.
3) Pub: Kangaroo & Kiwi, 2026 NW Market St, Seattle.