Men's Team 2016/17
Gaelic Football is an Irish sport that encompasses a wide range of skills which make it excellent for beginners. It is a fast paced sport and many of our players learn how to play at University. We have both a men’s and a women’s team, who compete in both leagues and an end of year championship. We also partake in the Birmingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade every year,
We have players from a wide range of backgrounds and we also play a game each year against the Australian Rules team, in which we are the reigning champions. Both teams compete at a competitive level and we also run many social events throughout the year.
How to get involved
Gaelic football has remained the most popular sport in Ireland since its birth in 1670, in the humble county of Meath. The game itself is easy to learn but tricky to master making it ideal for beginners to competitive sport, whilst the semi-contact nature strikes a perfect balance between the diving and stringent rules of soccer whilst avoiding the pain that comes with more violent sports such as Rugby and Aussie rules.
We pride the club on its inclusivity, we divide our resources equally between the men’s and women’s teams and we don’t hold trials; anyone who makes the effort to come to training regularly will be picked for matches. This gives you the opportunity to play Gaelic regularly in a regional BUCS league, attend the national championship, get tickets to each sports night and attend our pre’s and sober socials…all whilst being one of the cheapest sports clubs!
1x Men’s, 1x Women’s
Men’s 1 – BUCS Midlands and South
Women’s 1 – Midlands and South
Membership fee – £73
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
You can also contact us on social media or get in touch using the information under the ‘Key contacts’ tab.
Training times & venues
Tuesday evenings – fitness
Wednesday 2-4pm, Metchley Grass
Friday 8-9pm, Bournebrook 3G
Successes and Achievements
Both teams completed their league campaigns unbeaten in 2019/20.
Many of our players have joined local clubs across Birmingham and Coventry, and we have had players that have won and played in multiple county finals for men’s and women’s teams.
We are the only club in the Midlands to have both a men’s and women’s team
The men’s team compete against Nottingham, Loughborough and St. Mary’s while the women’s team play against Coventry, St. Mary’s and London Development.
We often arrange challenge games against local club sides.
Eva Hicks, Medicine, 2012-2017
Won an All Star for the Ulster Club’s Team to become the first person from her club to win such an award.