HOME-GROWN PLAYER SELECTED TO DOWN SENIOR LADIES

Congratulations to Sinéad Fitzsimons who was selected for the Down Senior Ladies panel!

Born and raised in Toronto, Sinéad Fitzsimons took up Gaelic football with St. Mike’s in her teens shortly after the formation of the ladies team and played a pivotal role in those early years. After moving to Belgium in 2009, Sinéad joined the Brussels Craobh Rua GAA club where she helped the club to six consecutive European Championships during her tenure there. Since moving to Belfast in 2015 to complete her PhD at Queen’s University, she has been playing football with Queen’s GAA and East Belfast club Bredagh GAC with who she won the Down Senior Ladies Championship in 2016. With her father Eamonn hailing from Killard, Co. Down there is no doubt an enormous sense of pride for Sinéad to be representing the Mounre County.

We are so proud of you Sinéad and we wish you and the Down Ladies the very best of luck in their upcoming season from everyone at St. Mike’s!

Pictured: Sinead (left) and her sister Ciara (another Mikes alum!) at an exhibition game between Ciara's London club and Sinead's Brussels club. 

GAA CLUB SCHEME 2017 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Dec. 21, 2016
Use our club code to register for GAAGO, the official streaming service for Gaelic Games outside of Ireland! A percentage of each subscription goes back supporting St. Mikes! For more information on how to sign up with our code, click here! 

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ST. MIKES WIN THE DOUBLE!!!

MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to the Sr. Men and Ladies on clinching the double title in their Championship Final games against Durham!!! The Ladies won their match 2-13 to 3-4, while the Sr. Men clinched their victory in a final score of 5-08 to 2-13!Congrats to all players and management involved, and thank you all the supporters who came to cheer on the club!! Special mention to Fiona Monaghan and Brian Kelleher who were named players of the match! Rob Colburn was out at Centennial to capture the action - see all of his pictures HERE!

#HONTHEMIKES #THEDOUBLE #CHAMPIONS

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Outdoor Training has BEGUN!!

May 26th, 2016
Outdoor training for both the Men's and Ladies teams have started for the season!
Ladies train on Wednesday nights at 7pm
Men train on Thursday nights at 7pm
For more information about locations/directions, click HERE or contact the club.

Montreal 9 a-side Tournament

May 26th, 2016
This past weekend, St.Mikes headed to Montreal to play in the Annual Montreal Shamrocks 9 a-side tournament. The tournament was the largest to date, with 42 games and 250 players, and winners were determined based on games won in the round robin format. The Ladies and Men both competed in the A division of their sections, with both teams winning 3 games and only losing 1. Thanks for having us Montreal! 
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Quiz Night Results!

May 8th, 2016
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the club at our Quiz Night last night! We really appreciate the support and generosity of everyone who help to make the club a success every year! The quiz came down to a tie breaker question between 2 teams, with team 'Prickly Cacti' coming out on top. Also a shout out to to team 'Quizzically Challenged' for best team name!
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Toronto GAA White Collar Boxing Fundraiser

April 23rd, 2016
Congratulations to the Toronto GAA on a successful boxing night fundraiser event! Also a big congratulations to Domhnall Moore who represented the club in the ring at the event!

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2016 St.Patrick's Day Parade

Feb 24, 2016
The Toronto St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 12:00 noon with the procession starting from Bloor and St. George (near old U of T Varsity Stadium). The Parade will continue along Bloor Street down Yonge and finishes on Queen Street at Nathan Philips Square.

Irish Person of the Year 2016 - Brian Farmer

Jan. 22, 2016
The club would like to congratulate Brian Farmer who has been named the Irish Person of the Year for 2016!  Congratulations also to DJ Kelleher and Jacinta O'Hanlon who will be raising the Irish flag at City Hall!

Congratulations to Sean Harte!

Nov. 22, 2015
Congratulations to Sean Harte who has been elected as the President of the Canadian Board at the Annual Canadian County Board Convention! Sean has contributed immensely to the incredible success of St. Mikes and the Toronto GAA over the years and we know that he will continue this success at the Canadian Board level. We wish Sean all the best in his role as President of the Canadian Board!

The club would also like to say congratulations and well wishes to Brian Farmer who stepped down today after 21 years as President of the Canadian Board - Congratulations to you both!

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St. Mikes Annual General Meeting

Nov. 3, 2015
On Sunday November 1st we held our Annual General Meeting to close the 2015 year/season, elect the 2016 committee and discuss any new business. It was a very successful 50th year for the club, with many events including our 12 pubs, 50th Launch Night, our Annual Golf Tournament, successes on the field, and our milestone 50th Anniversary Banquet in September. Thank you to all the players, supporters, coaches, and longtime members who supported the club and made it so successful!

Thank you to all who were involved/contributed to the club in this past year, especially those committee members who stepped down from their roles: Paddy O'Brien, Alan McEntee, Tressa McMaster, Catherine Harte, Anneli Kelly, Erin Loughnane, Paul Loughnane, Josephine McNulty and Barry Conneely, for their hard work over the last year (and couple years) for making the club what it is today. We held elections for the 2016 committee and we were were able to fill some, but not all positions.  

President: Siobhan O'Muiri
Vice President: Ger Power
Corresponding Secretary: Rachel Kelly
Treasurer: Leanne Fitzgerald
PRO: Eamonn Diamond
Men's Registrar: Donagh O'Connor & Barry Harnett
Ladies Registrar: Anneli Kelly
Recording Secretary: open
Ladies Rep: Ciara Hallowell
Men's Rep: Frank Tobin

We still have some positions open, so if you are interested in being involved with the club please email st_mikesgaa@hotmail.com.

Stay tuned for some upcoming holiday events!

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THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Sept 27, 2015
Thank you to everyone who attended our 50th Anniversary Banquet on Friday Sept. 25th! It was a wonderful celebration for the club and we hope everyone enjoyed the night! It was a night to recall many fond memories of Centennial Park, team trips, nights out and club functions.  Special thanks to our special guests, GAA President, Aogan O Fearghail and Tyrone Senior football manager, Mickey Harte for joining us in our celebration. We were honoured and grateful to have them both attend the celebration and share our special night with us. It was great to see many veteran players, club supporters, current Mikes players, as well as the other Toronto clubs who were represented. Thank you also to all those who traveled from Ireland and other parts of the world to celebrate with us!

Congratulations to the recipients of the following awards on the night:
Ladies Sportsperson: Breda McCluskey
Men's Sportsperson: Patrick O'Brien
Ladies MVP: Caoimhe Egan
Men's MVP: Donagh O'Connor
Honorary MVP for 50 years: Danny Kinahan
Club Person of the Year (Paddy Thornton Award): Siobhan O'Muiri
Club Supporters of the Year (Gene Hickey Award): Angela and Cormac O'Muiri

Congratulations to the  50th Committeefor coordinating the celebration, as well as the executive committee for a successful 50th season/year of events and celebrations. #HONTHEMIKES

Photos from the night can be seen here! Here are the videos from the night:

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St. Mikes Ladies are CHAMPIONS!

Congratulations to the St.Mikes Ladies who beat Durham in the Championship Final on Sunday in a scoreline of 6-13 to 1-7!! Unfortunately the Sr. Men came up short by just a point against the Durham men in their final (1-13 to 2-09). The Int. Men played a strong season, but unfortunately came up short in their semi-final game against St. Vincents. Thank you to all players, management, supporters and volunteers who came out to the park and training all season to support the club! #HONTHEMIKES

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 Sr. Men are League Champions!

Congratulations to the Sr. Men who beat the Toronto Gaels in the League Final in a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-8!! The Ladies came up short in their League Final action against the Durham ladies in a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-0. Congrats to the Sr. Men!! #HONTHEMIKES

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May Long Weekend Club Trip

On the May long weekend, some players from the St.Mikes Ladies and Men's teams traveled to Treetop Adventure Park in London, ON, to participate in a ropes course and a night out in the city.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade

On Sunday March 15th, St.Mikes took to the streets of Toronto to take part in the St. Patrick's Day Parade! This year, the club marched as our own contingent to mark the 50th Anniversary of the club. We showcased our new club banner and had toques made up with our new 50th logo for all club members to wear. The club would like to thank Brendan Fitzpatrick for lending his expertise in designing the new St.Mikes crest and assisting in getting the toques created! Thank you to all club members, players and supporters who came out to march in the parade and line the streets to support the club! Hon the Mikes! #mikes50

Check out the gallery for some pictures of the parade!

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GAA World Games Report!

From March 2nd-10th, a Toronto select Men's team and a Ladies team traveled to Abu Dhabi to compete in the first ever GAA World Games! Both teams were very successful at the tournament, bringing home silverware to Toronto! Congratulations to the Canadian Ladies team who were crowned World Champions in the International division of the tournament! They ladies competed against teams from Spain, South Africa and the Middle East. The Canadian Toronto Men's team were also champions, winning the World Shield Cup Final, defeating the European Men's team in the final. The Men's team competed against teams from the Middle East, an Eastern Canadian team, North America and Europe during the tournament. Congratulations to all the St. Mikes players who participated in the tournament!!

For more information and pictures from the tournament, check out the World GAA Facebook page!
You can also check out video reports from the World Games below and on the official GAA YouTube page!

Canadian Mens Team – Shield Cup Champions!

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Canadian Ladies Team – World Champions!

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Toronto Canadian Mens and Ladies Teams at the GAA World Games

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GAA President – Aogán Ó Fearghaíl

Aogán Ó Fearghaíl has been appointed as the 38th President of the GAA after being elected at Croke Park on Friday February 20, 2015.
Find out more about Aogán Ó Fearghaíl at this BBC link and watch his first address as President below! We hope he will be joining us on September 25th for our 50th Anniversary Banquet!