Calgary Chieftains 40th Anniversary Celebration

2017 is an important year for the club as it brings to pass the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Calgary Chieftains GAA Club, which also coincides with Canada's 150th year. To mark this occasion, various events will be planned throughout the year, including a Calgary-hosted Canadian GAA Tournament, a Veteran's exhibition game, the unveiling of a new GAA homeground and many social events. Keep a close eye on the events page and Facebook page throughout the year!

 

Ladies Football Indoor Winter Training

The 2017 season has officially kicked off with Indoor Winter training for our Ladies footballers in the Repsol (formally the Talisman) Sport Centre (2225 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary) every Tuesday night. New members, with or without experience, are always welcome. The first 3 nights are free for new members! Warm-up begins at 7:30pm sharp so please join the Calgary Ladies GAA Facebook page for details to scan in. See you there!

San Diego Success

The Chieftains had a great tournament down in San Diego in May. We sent 5 teams to the competition which made us the largest contingent of all the visiting teams.

Both mens football teams and the hurling team competed strongly picking up wins on the 1st day where the schedule placed heavy demands on our dual players who put in some tough shifts.

The ladies had a storming first day, winning all games in both codes with some players playing their first ever games in football and camogie.

Day 2 saw some schedule changes but when the hurlers got going they produced the game of the tournament going down narrowly to eventual winners San Francisco's Naomh Padraig, a side carrying a number of inter-county players. Epic performances from keeper Eoghan Greene, captain James Gunning and forward Niall McCormack saw the Chieftains come within a score of the pre-tournament hot favourite.

The ladies continued from Day 1's successes, obviously benefitting from the previous nights restraints. They came out on top against a strong Seattle camogie outfit but had to limit their celebrations as they went into a football final against a San Diego outfit that had provided a stern test the previous day. A stout defence kept San Diego scoreless for the entire game and the ladies lifted their 2nd trophy of the day.

A further highlight of the weekend saw an exhibition co-ed football match between Ireland and N.America, the Chieftains had 4 representatives on the field and a tough encounter saw Ireland emerge narrow victors.

Calgary Chieftains 7-a-side Gaelic Football League

Calgary Chieftains are excited to announce the first year of the Chieftains 7-a-Side Gaelic Football League. The league will run on Tuesday evenings at 1005 Acadia Drive, SE Calgary and is open to anyone who would like to take part. Whether you're a beginner looking to try out something new or a longstanding Chieftains member, anyone is welcome to join in the fun.     Registration is now open and can be completed by clicking on the following link   http://goo.gl/forms/dUqHFFL8wH   Registration will be open until Friday April 8th.    League registration is free for Chieftains members and $30 for non-members who are new to the league. Should non-members wish to join the Chieftains for training sessions and tournaments, the $30 league fee will be discounted from your membership rate.    Individuals will be assigned to a team for the duration of the league, teams will be announced after registration is complete.

Calgary Chieftains are excited to announce the first year of the Chieftains 7-a-Side Gaelic Football League. The league will run on Tuesday evenings at 1005 Acadia Drive, SE Calgary and is open to anyone who would like to take part. Whether you're a beginner looking to try out something new or a longstanding Chieftains member, anyone is welcome to join in the fun. 

Registration is now open and can be completed by clicking on the following link http://goo.gl/forms/dUqHFFL8wH Registration will be open until Friday April 8th.

League registration is free for Chieftains members and $30 for non-members who are new to the league. Should non-members wish to join the Chieftains for training sessions and tournaments, the $30 league fee will be discounted from your membership rate.

Individuals will be assigned to a team for the duration of the league, teams will be announced after registration is complete.

San Diego Tournament

Calgary Chieftains are delighted to announce that their registration has been accepted to field teams in all 4 codes in the San Diego 7s.
The tournament will take place on Saturday May 28th & Sunday May 29th so you'll be looking at flying in Friday night at the latest.
Only registered and paid up members are permitted to participate in this tournament so get your membership in asap.
Please contact your Rep for each code you may be interested in so we can gauge numbers -

Camogie - Niamh Golden & Clodagh Toomey
Hurling - John B O'Halloran & James Gunning
Ladies football - Laura McGahan & Jimmy Doyle
Mens Football - Liam McFadden & Michael Slattery

If you wish to play both codes please let Reps from each of them know you're interested.
If we get sufficient numbers in any code we may be able to enter 2 teams but we need to move fast as there is a big demand for this tournament from near and far.
We should have answers to all your transfer questions on Sunday morning at Molly Malone's so check with any of the committee members then.

http://www.sd7s.com/tablet/index.html