New Irish Language Course in Hamburg

Hamburg GAA, in cooperation with our friends at Hamburg-Irish, is proud to announce the launch of a new Irish language course in the city of Hamburg.  The course will be conducted by Hamburg GAA’s Irish Language & Cultural Officer Micheál Ó Muireagáin, a native of Belfast and longtime resident of Hamburg. Micheál has many years of experience in teaching the language both in Ireland and Germany.

The Irish language (Gaeilge) is the first official language of Ireland and an official language of the EU. As part of our drive to promote Irish culture in Germany, we are seeking to encourage a wider understanding of, and accessibility to, our native tongue.

The course, which will begin 5th September, takes place in the Celtic Cellar of our sponsor the Irish Rover and will continue every Monday until Christmas, comprising 15 units total.  Each class lasts one hour, from 18:30 to 19:30.  All levels will be catered for, so whether you are completely new to the language or took it in school and have forgotten most of it, we will provide both an introduction and refresher for you.  Higher level participants are also welcome but will be asked to help the others. Explanations in the course will be given in English and German although the focus will of course be on Irish.

The course costs €60 for the 15 units and materials will be provided.  Places are limited, so please sign-up now!  Registration ends on Wednesday 31 August. Upon registration, a course brochure will be sent to you, which contains much more information on course structure, content, etc.

Email MOM-ELT (at) T-ONLINE.DE to register. For any general queries you can contact us here under “Contact” or on our Facebook page – we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Rest in peace, Sebi

With heavy and pierced hearts we inform you of the death of our member and friend, Sebastian ‘Sebi’ Riessbeck, who sadly passed away last Sunday.

A skillful and fearless warrior on the pitch, and a gentle and kind man off it, Sebi represented everything great about hurling and about the GAA, a great GAA man. He was involved with Hamburg GAA since its foundation and performed the role of Registrar and ‘chief driver’ with a smile on his face and a passion for doing the right thing. We will remember our friend for his wit and immense kindness.

In his honour, the club #17 jersey, Sebi’s number, will be retired.

As Sebi’s family, friends, and team-mates, we all stand together at this difficult time.

Rest in Peace.
Ruhe in Frieden.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Sebastian Riessbeck
1984 – 2016

Unser Bruder, unser Mitspieler, unser Freund.

Chris Hennessy Memorial Cup - 27th August 2016

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Hamburg GAA will be hosting its first tournament, The Chris Hennessey Memorial Cup (National German Hurling & Camogie Championships).

Named after Chris, the founder and former Chairperson of Berlin GAA who sadly passed away two years ago, we are truly honoured to be given the opportunity to host this competition.

With teams from across Germany competing in Hurling & Camogie games, a BBQ and refreshments throughout the day, it promises to be a great day all round. We look forward to welcoming Darmstadt GAA, Munich GAA, Dresden Hurling, and of course Berlin GAA, as well as you, our fans, friends, and family!

We invite you all to pop down to watch the tournament and cheer us on!

A huge thank you to the Deutscher Bund Gälischer Sportarten (DBGS/German GAA Federation) for their support with this tournament!

Further info: Chris Hennessy Memorial Cup

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Announcement: Irish Cultural and Language Officer

Hamburg GAA is proud to announce Micheál Ó Muireagáin as the club’s Irish Cultural & Language Officer! Micheál, a fluent Irish-speaker, hails from Co. Antrim and works as a language trainer in Germany and will be helping us in all areas of Irish language and culture, from informal Irish lessons to larger cultural events.

We are delighted and privileged to welcome such a friendly and hard-working individual to the club!


Announcement: Presidents of Hamburg GAA

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Jacquie and Aidan O’Hanlon as Presidents of Hamburg GAA!

Jacquie and Aidan, the owners of our sponsor The Irish Rover, have been there since the beginning of our club and have been critical in our progress.

All of us here at Hamburg GAA wish to extend to them huge thanks for all their support and encouragement!


Announcement of Hamburg GAA Jersey

With the generous help of our Sponsors The Irish Rover and MAAS Aviation, Hamburg GAA were able to obtain our first ever playing kit along with a full set of helmets! Huge thanks to both for making this possible.Read more

ECB Convention, Leuven, Belgium

Hamburg GAA was delighted to attend their first ever ECB Annual Convention this weekend in Leuven, Belgium. We would like to give a huge thanks to all at the European County Board (GAA) and all delegates from the European Clubs who attended the Convention.

The opportunity to take part and contribute to the work of the ECB as well as the chance to pick up tips and advice from all delegates was greatly appreciated.

At the Convention it was agreed among the German GAA Clubs that a German Federation would be established. Thus the Deutscher Bund Gälischer Sportarten (DBGS) is now in the making and will be up and running soon. Hamburg GAA are delighted to be contributing to this new organisation and playing an active role in further developing the Gaelic Games in Germany.

More information on the DBGS can be found by clicking the Federation Crest below: