Donegal GAA Diaspora in Asia

The extent to which young people from the county are increasingly finding that “the world is their oyster” is caught in this photograph from the Asian Gulf GAA Games played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last weekend.

The extent to which young people from the county are increasingly finding that “the world is their oyster” is caught in this photograph from the Asian Gulf GAA Games played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last weekend.

More than 800 players from the Northern and Southern Asian countries and from the Middle-East participated in football, ladies’ football, hurling and camogie.

Seamie McGlynn (Glenfin) was selected for an Asian Gulf Games All-Star award, a few days after his brother Frank was presented with an All-Star Award in Dublin. Seamie had played for Quatar in the Men’s A Final against ultimate winners Singapore. Liam Grant from Naomh Colmcille, Newtowncunningham was on the winning Singapore team and was also selected as an Asian Gulf Games All-Star recipient.

Our photo shows, Front (L to R), Charlie Doogan, (Gweedore & Quatar); John Sheeran, (Burt & Quatar); Back (L to R), Seamie McGlynn, (Glenfin & Quatar); Olwyn McIntyre (St. Eunan’s & Hong Kong); Michael Brennan (Dungloe & Singapore); Tom Daly (Aodh Ruadh & Chairman of the GAA’s International Operations Committee); Liam Grant (Naomh Colmcille & Singapore); Kieran Gallagher (Dungloe & Singapore).