On Saturday 8 May, Belgium GAA will host its first tournament of the year, which will take place in the Catholic University of Leuven/ Louvain (more information on getting to the pitches below).
Updated information: This is the link to the schedule (mens and ladies) for Saturday - http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=t2ocrKNmLGps2Veejaxk0Xw&output=html
This is the first time that Belgium GAA will host a round of the Ladies Football European Championship, and a round of the Benelux Mens Football Championship, so we are pulling out all the stops.
Everyone is invited to join in the day, club members and non-members alike. So if you fancy fresh air, sunshine (fingers crossed), the chance to get out of Brussels for a day, good food and drink, and the opportunity to see teams from all over Europe tearing into each other in a bid to win medals, trophies, honour and glory, then Leuven on Saturday is the place for you!
This competitive spirit will continue into the evening in De Valera's bar in Place Flagey, sponsors of Belgium GAA. Here, from 22h, you can enjoy the other side of European GAA, the side that makes speeches, sings, and dances its socks off until the early hours of Sunday morning.
If you can't make it this month, never fear! Next month, on Saturday 26 June, we will do it all over again, except this time, we will be hosting a round of the European Hurling and Camogie Championship.
For more information, please visit the Belgium GAA and Friends Facebook page or the Belgium GAA Ladies and Mens Football Tournament event page.
If you are travelling by car
- Leuven (Flemish spelling) / Louvain (French spelling) is situated about 10 km outside the Brussels Ring. Click here for the exact location of the pitches.
If you are travelling by train
- Trains go from all the main Brussels train stations to Leuven approximately every 30 minutes. The journey from Gare du Midi is 25 minutes. This is the link for information on the train schedule: http://www.b-rail.be/main/E/
- Click here for a map of the distance between the train station and the pitches (2.7km). If you are playing, it may be best to get a taxi from the station.