Monday, March 19, 2007

gaelic football

For the second time in seven years the Vancouver Cougars Australian football club have beaten the Vancouver Harps Gaelic football club at their own game. Each year they compete in a St Patrick's Day fun match in downtown Vancouver. What a great game to watch -- fast and furious. Here are some of my better photos. Number one son (14 year old Carl), who plays Aussie Rules with the newly-formed junior national team, was given a shot at playing for part of a half and can be seen growing out of the goalkeeper's left shoulder in the last shot. More photos here.

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Blogger HMBT said...

Looks like fun...of the "it could be painful" variety but still fun! Great pic's.

19/3/07 9:04 a.m.  
Blogger Caroline said...

Glad you enjoyed it - if I was a mother I'd find any excuse not to stand out in the cold!

Does look like they had a good time.

19/3/07 10:31 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

HMBT: In spite of the physicality of it, it's still 'gentler' than Aussie Rules!

Caroline: It was cloudy but it wasn't cold -- quite pleasant in fact. We went just to see the match -- weren't even sure if Carl would even play but he brought his cleats just in case.

19/3/07 10:48 a.m.  
Blogger dinahmow said...

It's fair that the Cougars won, cos the Irish beat Pakistan at cricket!!!The Irish do not play cricket! Pleased a good time was had by all.
PS One of my cabin stewards that day had red hair and the name tag "Shaun."

19/3/07 3:27 p.m.  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

WHAT!? Those little pie faced sods lost on St Pattys Day!
'Ats blawdy indacent!

Aussie rules is one step short of anarchy-hooligan-ball...
not for the feint of heart or those born without iron scrotums.

20/3/07 10:57 a.m.  
Anonymous Detlef said...

Does your son support any team in the AFL down here? If so which one?

22/3/07 3:47 a.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Detlef: Yes and no. His coach is intimately linked to the Sydney Swans and we get some coverage and sponsorship through them, so we all support them, but we don't have the necessary cable channel to get Aussie Rules so never actually have a chance to watch it -- though we did see the final at a pub last year.

22/3/07 7:08 a.m.  

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