Friends, Lads, Lassies, Current and former Concordia Students,
This Gaelic Games (GAA) Club is the first of its kind in a Canadian University. We call ourselves ‘Na hÓglaigh Ollscoile – The Concordia Warriors’.
At the moment we are in full recruitment in order to be able to get to the point where we can participate with local sports clubs in and around Montreal.
You can reach us at the email listed in the contact section, or you can email us at: [email protected]
Certains d’entre nous parles français. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer.
‘Óglaigh’ is an old Gaelic term meaning ‘Young Warriors’. It is referenced frequently in many of the myths and legends of a bygone Gaelic Ireland, a time when the legendary Fionn Mac Cumhaill and his band of Óglaigh would roam the Irish countryside.
Na hÓglaigh is also the name used by those Irish men and women who fought in the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, a historical event of Ireland’s recent past. Given the approaching centenary of the 1916 Rising and our own ‘Young Warrior’ outlook to running our club, we declare ourselves to be ‘Na hÓglaigh Ollscoile – The Concordia Warriors.’ However, our name derives from the Gaelic word “Óglach” meanign ‘young warrior’. it is prevalent in old gaelic songs and stories going back a 1000 years. The men of 1916 used it as a term for themselves during the Easter Rising, linking themselves to the ancient warriors of Ireland.
We value the sharing of both Canadian and Irish Culture in a sporting environment. All are welcome to join, as this is co-ed.
If you aren’t part of the Concordia community but are interested in playing we highly encourage you to check out The Montreal Shamrocks GAC.