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.

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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.