History & Successes
Glaschu Gaels have gone from strength to strength since their formation in 1999. (Edited 2018)
Glaschu Gaels GFC was formed in 1999 after the amalgamation of two local Scottish Gaelic football club sides, Glencovitt Rovers and Paisley Gaels. Both clubs at that time were struggling and the decision was taken combine both clubs.
Matched resources and the expertise of such GAA stalwarts as Paul Gallagher, Jimmy Kelly, Michael Hollinger and Charlie McCluskey, saw the new club spread its wings very quickly.
Glasgow Gaels success has been as important off the pitch as well on it. We are a GAA sporting establishment that is a bedrock for Irish people living in Glasgow and for people of all nationalities wanting to play a bit of Gaelic football in Scotland.
We have had players of Scottish, French and English nationalities and even the odd Cork lad pull on the Gaels jersey in the past and do the club proud. The club has also taken part in high profile friendly games against the Derry and Down senior squads as well as the ‘Underdogs’ team managed by Jarlath Burns a few years ago.
Glaschu Gaels have had a successful decade or so despite our young age. We have won thirteen competitions (not including two ladies competition triumphs) in the last six years and we hope even more will follow.
Underage & Ladies Teams
Our ladies team has been an integral part of our club for many years and the ladies celebrated being Scottish champions in 2006 and 2007.
Club members continue to work with Glasgow University students and have conducted training sessions and playing workshops with children in primary schools.
Having an established base will allow us build on those foundations and establish a solid youth system. We now have a number of primary school teachers in the senior team, which we hope will assist us in these goals.
Aims & Aspirations
For both the men’s and ladies’ senior teams we hope to regain Scottish senior titles and to better our previous best of an All-Britain quarterfinal finish.
More importantly, Glaschu Gaels aims to establish and nurture a youth system and to become an integral part of the community of Clydebank.