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St.Patricks Weekend Events

Friday 14th March: CelticFest 10th Anniversary Gala, 7pm

The Vogue Theatre is the place to be as we will help celebrate the fest’s first decade with The Once, Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, Hermitage Green and The Paperboys. The ISSC will also be awarded the 2nd Annual Celtic Person/Organization of the Year Award on the night!
Tickets can be purchased for this great event by following this link

Saturday 15th March: Ireland V Oz/Rest of the World Gaelic Football match, 1pm

Saturday will see the first game of the season with action beginning at 1pm in Andy Livingstone Park.
Ladies (Ireland V Rest of World) – please be there at 12.15pm (Canadian time) for the throw in at 1pm.
Men (Ireland V Oz) – please come out early to support your female counterparts before your game at 2pm.
This is a great opportunity to introduce a friend/co worker/neighbour to the GAA! So bring them along to play or support the ISSC on this very special weekend!

Sunday 16th March: St Patrick’s Day Parade

The weekend’s activities continue at the annual St Patrick’s parade. We have been awarded the prestigious title of the Grand Marshall which means we lead the parade!! This is a huge honour and we need to do our club and Ireland proud. Please meet no later than 10.15am at Davie and Howe as we are leading the parade, we cannot be late!! Anyone who would like to arrive earlier to help setting up is more than welcome to do so!

If you have any questions about any events taking place this weekend, please let me or your player rep know!

See you all this weekend!!

ISSC Sevens

The ISSC Sevens is kicking off this Friday night (March 7th) in Capilano with a registration and ‘Meet and Greet’ night. The tournament will begin Friday, March 21st and we are encouraging as many members as possible to sign up and get involved in what is always a fun way to start the year. As always the bar in Capilano will be open for drinks after the games and it is a great way to meet your new teammates.
So regardless of your code, ability or length of stay in Vancouver – you are very welcome to come along to the tournament and join in!

Location: Capilano Rugby Club, North Vancouver
Time: 7.00pm

Membership fees are to be paid prior to taking part in the tournament – ‘No Pay-No Play’

The 2014 ISSC membership fees are as follows:
Playing Member: $100
Seven’s Tournament (with option to upgrade): $50
Social Member: $30


Since this is our first playing activity of the year, can we remind all new and returning members that you MUST have personal injury insurance to play for the club. If you require any information with regards to insurance, please send us an email at
As of January 2014, Mouthguards are mandatory for players in all age grades, in all Gaelic football practice sessions and games. You will not be permitted on the pitch if you are not wearing a mouth guard. This rules applies to both men and ladies football.

CeltFest – Reminder

CeltFest is commencing this weekend (Sat 8th) beginning in the Rickshaw theatre as Ireland’s own Hermitage Green makes their first-ever Canadian appearance in an all-Ireland night of music with Vancouver’s favourite, Vagabonds. For more information and tickets to these events and more including the CeltFest 10th Anniversary Gala on Friday March 14th were the ISSC will receive the Celtfest Organization of the year award, please visit their page

ISSC Table Quiz 2014

Hello all! It’s that time of the year again!

Time to start watching reruns of Countdown, Mastermind, The Weakest Link and even some Blackboard Jungle because it’s Quiz time!!

Where: Come down and join in on the craic at the Moose Down Under: Map
When: Friday February 21st at 7.30pm.
Cost: $10

So let’s start of the 2014 season with some friendly competition to find out who really has the brains in the ISSC!

See you all there!

ISSC Coaching Nominations 2014

With the AGM now in the books, we would like to offer our members the opportunity to put nominations forward for a coaching role in 2014.

We are looking for coaches across all codes: –

– Men’s Football coach(s)
– Ladies Football coach(s)
– Hurling coach(s)
– Camogie coach(s)

With the club growing and participation numbers increasing year on year, its more important then ever that people get involved. With this in mind and given the workload of coaching teams more than one coach per code would be preferred.

Please reply with nominations no later than Saturday February 8th to the following e-mail address:

The club executive will review nominations and make appointments following discussions with interested parties in March.

ISSC Vancouver 2014 AGM

ISSC Vancouver AGM will take place on Tuesday January 21st @ 6.30pm

The AGM will take place at Roundhouse Community Centre & is easily accesible via the skytrain.

Please see the following link: –

The 2014 committee will be elected on the night. If you have any nominations or would like to be a member of the committee, please email

If you have any motions that you would like to put forward, please forward them to by 12 pm Saturday January 18th for executive approval.

We would ask that all new & returning members attend.

We hope to see you all on the 21st.

ISSC Holiday Events

Kids Christmas Party

The Kids Christmas Party will be held on December 8th between 2-5 in the party room of 939 Expo Blvd., Vancouver, BC V6Z 3G7. Entrance is on Beattie St. between Smythe and Nelson.

Please arrive punctually with gift/s for your child/children which will be placed under the tree for Santa to present.

ISSC Carol Singing (for Covenant House)

On December 14th, ISSC members will take to the streets of Vancouver to show that they are multi-talented and will be Carol Singing along Granville Street, to raise money for Convenant House and spread some Christmas spirit.

We encourage members old & new to come out and have some fun while raising money for a good cause. Further details will be posted to Facebook & the ISSC website over the next week.

ISSC Race Night 2013

Our annual Race Night fundraiser will be Saturday August 17th in the Croatian Cultural Centre.

The funds raised goes towards helping our teams participate in the Western Canadian Finals in Edmonton and the North American County Board Finals in Cleveland.

There will be a full race card on the night with prize money for the winners.

You can sponsor a horse for $60 ($20 for each of Horse, Trainer & Jockey) or if you know any company interested in sponsoring a race it will be $300.

The corporate sponsor will have a race named after them and will receive advertising on the night as well as some small advertising on our website/facebook leading up to the event.

Races will be shown on the big screen and live commentary will be provided by the best Vancouver has to offer.

The bar will be open till late and please be reminded that you will need to be 19 years and over to enter.

Bring your family, friends & colleagues along for a great evening and enjoy a great night at the races.

‘Gathering Kick Fada’ – Canada Qualifier

As part of The Gathering 2013 celebrations in Ireland, Bray Emmets GAA (Co.Wicklow) are hosting the world Kick-Fada competition on the weekend of September 14th.

ISSC Vancouver have been approached with an opportunity to send 2 members back to Ireland to compete in the competition.

The ISSC Vancouver committee has decided to open this opportunity up to all Canadian GAA members and host a qualifier in Vancouver.

The qualifier will take place in Capilano Rugby Club, West Vancouver on the weekend of August 10th and will coincide with the conclusion of the Vancouver Summer Leagues.

The prize on offer is 750euro towards a flight home plus 2 nights accommodation in Bray on the weekend of the world Kick-Fada competition for 1 male & 1 female.

The qualifier is free to enter for any fully paid Canadian GAA member.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact us via email at

Vancouver GAA Tournament – July 13th

The Vancouver GAA Tournament is this weekend July 13th in Capilano Rugby Club, Klahanie Park, North Vancouver.

Games are scheduled to begin at 10am and will feature games in all codes. There will be a number of teams from Vancouver involved along with a team from Seattle.

There will also be other activities through out the day including a  GAA youth camp, Irish Dancing performance & live music.

The bar in Capilano will be open through out the day and there will be food available on site.

The tournament after party will be in Mahony & Sons (Burrard Landing) from about 8.30pm.

We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the day, and to bring along friends & family to experience Gaelic Games.