South Africa Gaels GAA Tour of Ireland 2015

South Africa Gaels GAA Crest [References: 1]


DateHome TeamAway Team
28.02.2015Clare Island GAA (Mayo)South Africa Gaels
01.03.2015Burrishoole (Mayo)1-6 (9)South Africa Gaels1-3 (6)
02.03.2015International All-StarsSouth Africa Gaels
[References: 2-7]


South Africa Gaels, from Johanessburg toured Ireland from the end of February to the beginning of March 2015 before jetting off to the 1st GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE. After giving a good account of themselves against Clare Island GAA, lost 1-6 to 1-3 to Burrishoole in Castlebar, and then it was on to play an International All-Stars team in Dublin. They were also due to play Tourmakeady in McHale Park but the match was postponed due to the death of a Tourmakeady Official.

You Tube Vido of Clare Island Ferry Crossing



[1] South Africa Gaels (2015) sa-gaels [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 29 March 2021]


[2] Michael Gallagher (2015) “Signs of Progess as Mayo strike back” Western People. Monday, March 2, 2015. Pg. Game on (Sport) 3

[3] Willie McHugh (2015) “South African Gaels enjoy visit to Mayo” Mayo News. Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Pg. Sport 8.

[4] Willie McHugh (2015) “Clare Island visit for South Africa GAA team” Mayo News. Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Pg. Sport 21

[5] Photo Caption: Alison Laredo (2015) “A voyage of discovery” Connaught Telegraph. Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Pg. 96

[6] Anon. (2015) “Island men to set sail for South Africa” Western People. Monday, March 9, 2015. Pg. Game on (Sport) 324


[7] Kevin McGillacuddy / Sports Joe (2015) [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 29 March 2021]


[8] ESB International You Tube Channel (2015) South Africa Gaels vs ClareIsland GAA. Let the games begin! [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 29 March 2021]

‘[9] Michael Maye (2015)South Africa Gaels at McHale Park. [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 29 March 2021]


Thanks to Edmund Corrigan, Decy Maher, Anton “Pippo” O’Grady & Michael O’Callaghan

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