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Junior Championship Match To Take Place In Holland

Junior Championship Match To Take Place In Holland
By Eugene Fogarty
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As we know, GAA on mainland Europe is as popular as ever and for the first time, a European representative will enter the Leinster Junior Championship, and Guernsey have been chosen as the team to do so.

In Maastricht, the Netherlands, Guernsey's footballers will represent Europe against Fenagh of Carlow this Saturday.

The game represents a major milestone for European clubs who have striving for an opportunity to play at this level, and also represents major progress as there were only 4 clubs on the continent as recently as 1999.

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The Guernsey team contains three locals, and is lead by former Dublin minor captain Airy Cleere, who hails from the St Sylvester's club in Malahide.

Even playing 15-a-side represents a step up for the Guernsey team, as on the continent 11-a-side is more common due to regularly using football sized pitches, as demonstrated in Finland last weekend. The game has been moved to Maastricht as they have the facilities to play a 15-a-side game.

via Independent

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