St Nick's GAA Bristol preparing for Gloucestershire Senior Championship final this Sunday 7th OctoberPosted on: 02 Oct 2018
Bristol-based St Nick's GAA are busy training this week ahead of their crucial Championship final fixture against St Jude's this weekend. The current champions will be looking to make it two Championship titles in a row after they took the title in 2017 - get down to St Mary's RFC on Sunday to catch the action!
Established back in 1979, St Nicks GAA Bristol is a community-driven Gaelic Football club based around St Nicholas RC Church in Easton. The side has enjoyed a good amount of success since 2010, winning the Gloucestershire Senior GAA Football Championship title in 2011, 2013 and 2017, with the chance to make it two consecutive titles this weekend.
The side trains regularly and offers a busy timetable of both practice and competitive fixtures, as well as being the centre of a very lively social scene for members. Socials are run throughout the year and include quiz nights, race nights, go-karting, an annual dinner dance and much more.
St Nicks GAA is a great way of making new connections for those moving to the city from Ireland, and many of Bristol's sizeable Irish contingent have found work and lasting links through the club.
New and arriving students should certainly have St Nicks GAA on their radar when looking for a new and exciting sport to have a go at - the club's owners are currently looking into setting up a combined UoB/UWE team to compete in the All Britain University League. If you're looking for a fast-paced, physical new sport to try out then look no further than Gaelic Football!
St Nicks GAA Bristol's Gloucestershire Senior GAA Football Championship final fixture against St Judes kicks off at 2pm at St Marys Old Boys RFC, BS36 1RY - get down to the match this weekend for a taste of what to expect from the sport! For more information on the club, including training times, future fixtures and club socials, visit their website or check out their Facebook page.
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