German Ambassador to visit Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé
THERE is a distinctly overseas feel to Comórtas 2018 with a record eight clubs coming from the UK (four from the Greater London area and one from Liverpool), South Korea and Germany. Team Germany is made up of six GAA clubs spread across the country and they will have a ladies and men’s squad lining out in the junior competitions.
The German Ambassador to Ireland Dr. Dietse Potzel, who was only appointed to the post in December 2017, will visit the German teams on Saturday, 17 th December, visiting the men’s team when they play Buttevant in Blennerville at 11.30am on Saturday, 17 th February and also when the ladies play on the same day in Fossa against Cork’s Funcheon Gaels at 12.30pm.
Former Kerry footballer and Cromane native Sean ‘Bán’ O’Sullivan will take the managerial reigns of Asian Gaels, who are made up of 13 Irish men living and working in South Korea and who have some Cromane players among their ranks. They will line out in the Junior man’s competition, kicking off against Lyre of Banteer in Cork at 12.30pm in a Tralee venue to be announced.
Gaelic clubs in the UK are well represented with Glen Rovers of Watford, Round Towers of London and Liverpudian’s John Mitchel’s competing in the junior ladies competition, and Éire Óg and Round Towers of London in the junior men’s competition.
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Kerry’s David Moran (centre) with (L to R) Susan Hickson, Assistant Manager, Lidl Dingle, Kerry and Rathmore star defender Aislinn Desmond and Comórtas chairman Pádraig Ó Sé at Slea Head, West Kerry announcing details of LIDL Comórtas Peile Páidi Ó Sé 2018.