Basel GAA training plan for 2020

The training for the season 2020 will lead by Larry Pierce. The training take place the Monday at 7pm on the rugby pitch.

training program


St Patrick 2020 youth event

Basel GAA is proud to announce an kids event for the St Patrick’s day. The event will take place in Rankhof stadium the 15th March from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The program will the following:

Kid under 8 will do a training and mini match with the parents from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Kid from 9 to 16 start a reminder of the skills follow by a mini tournament between the kids. The event will be finish by a game between the parent and the kids.

Paddys Weekend Plan

Kids, Parents, Senior member, Basel GAA member and anyone who want see a new sport


Be there All the way

Basel 2019

The year 2019 was a year with a plenty of success for Basel GAA and plenty of opportunity for 2020.

The success

A project from 1-2 years give to the club a big success, the creation of a youth section in Basel.The kids section was for kids from 4 to 14 years. The training was the Sunday morning in a park or on the rugby pitch.
Under the impulsion of a Cork man, Paul Lynch, the club launch the first youth training in  early May and follow at 5 other training in May-June. This first set of training finished with a kids day in the Paddy Reilly’s Bar.This first set of training involve more than 25 kids.
A second set of training was plan from end of August until end of October. This second set give the opportunity to the kids to improve their skill in Gaelic football and in Hurling. Some training on the rugby pitch give the kids the opportunity to play games with post.


The senior training under the supervision of a Kerry man, Larry Pierce with the help of a Swiss lady and a French man, Evigna Dialer and Matthieu Coq. The training take place from end of February until end of October on the rugby pitch, the Monday evening at 7pm. The number of player who come the training increase during the year to stabilize around 10 players at each training. the increase of the number at the training open new opportunity for the coach and the club.

The Opportunity

The two big success give good opportunity to the club.
For the senior, the increase of the number of member at the training and the creation of new club (Mulhouse and Strasbourg) and existing club (Zurich, Geneva and Stuttgart) close to Basel give the opportunity to increase the possibility for competition for the Basel members. Friendly against the neighbors can be a opportunity to bring the player to the competition and make event to recruit new players. The GGE (Gaelic Games Europe) will organize the European Hurling/Camogie championship and the Central/East regional championship in Gaelic football.
For the youth, friendlies are in discussion for the year 2020.

The increase of member must give an opportunity to increase the social part of the club. The social part of the club was already important the few last year. All the social event give the opportunity to recruit new members for the club.

The development plan started by the GGE will give many opportunity for the club to progress in the way of the success.

Basel GAA Abù

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Youth training in Basel

During the month of May and June, the club launched his youth section with several training/discovery session. Lot of kids answer to the GAA call.

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Kids presented at the training

 The session lead by a Cork men, Paul Lynch, assisted by number of member of the club was a success  with a increase of the number of kids. The coach and the parents see lot of progress from the kids on the different skill in Gaelic football.

This first set of training/discovery session finished with lunch in the Paddy Reilly with some gift for the kids.


T-shirt and medal offer to the kids

Thanks to PM Group for their support.
Thanks to Team Sport in Saint-Louis and Wahl in Saint-Louis for their work on the gift for the kids.
Thanks to all the members of the club and the parents


New session will be launched in the future due to the success of this first set.


Some news from Basel GAA (Newsletter Jan-2019)

The AGM 2018 and administration work

We meet this year in November 2018 in Paddys to review the past year and fix objective for the year 2019.
The last was really productive in term of competition with a participation 7 tournaments (1 for ladies football, 1 for camogie and 5 for men football).
The pitch situation are evaluated and the training pitch is stabilize now on the rugby pitch the Monday evening.
The year 2019 will be more based on social and youth aspect and an amelioration of the 2018 success.
The new committee will work to success to this objective. He is composed to:

  • Chairman: Shane O’Neills
  • Secretary: Matthieu Coq
  • Treasurer: Niall O’Sullivan
  • Public Relation officer: Matthieu Coq
  • Registrar: Paul O’Connell
  • Football officer: Sean O’Brien (men) and Louise Mannion (ladies)
  • Coach: Larry Pierce

In 2019, us secretary will be member of management committee of the GGE as Information Technology Officer.

Youth training

The training for kids will start end of March or begin of April, one Sunday morning per month in Schützenmatt Park. All kids aged from 4 to 14 years old are welcome to this training. The hour of the training will be announce on Facebook on the Basel GAA page by an event.

Senior training

The senior training will start end of February, the Monday at 7pm on the rugby pitch. All players aged more than 14 years old are welcome to progress with us on Hurling and Gaelic Football. The first training will announce on Facebook with an event and you can follow the event with Meetup.


All the possible tournament and official competition are give on the following page of GGE

The Official Calendar of the GGE

Some news from Basel GAA (Newsletter Nov-2018)

Basel GAA social event

Basel GAA members met for the All-Ireland final and semi-final of Hurling and Gaelic football to see Dublin and Limerick win their final.

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During the same moment, the members met for the Basel Irish Club (BIC) BBQ to make a presentation of Gaelic football and Hurling for the member of the BIC. It was the good moment to recruit new member for the club and play all together.



Some players joined other club to participate to the tournament offer by the GGE. 3 player joined Padova in the final of Central-East regional championship in Berlin. One player joined a mix team in the Pan-European final in Maastricht and reached the final of Junior C competition.
Two player joined Zurich in the Camogie european final in Amsterdam.
We are proud that one of us player was selected for Germany team at the Euro Cup in Lorient.

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Youth training

From the BIC BBQ and the GAA demo, some kids join the senior training in a safety way. The goal for next year will be to have regular training only for kids.

Some news from Basel GAA (Newsletter Jul-2018)

Basel GAA T-shirt

For this year, the committee decide to get training T-shirt for the member of the club. Don’t be afraid to see this T-shirt on Basel street or during the tournament.


Player with their T-shirt

Basel GAA Training

We change the place and the time for the training. We train now the Monday at 7:00pm in Pruntrutermatte park on the rugby pitch.


Player at the training


Some players join other club to participate to the tournament offer by the GGE. One player go to the French final in Lyon with Lilles and Nava club. 4 player go to Augsburg to participate with Zurich and Vienna to participate to the Central/East regional championship.