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News and updates about Kansas City's GAA club.


Aibreán 2005

The Red Branch sent six members to be trained in Chicago for the coach and referee clinic that was a might success. The Red Branch praise the Chicago Board, the NAGAA and the Munster Council for organising the excellent clinic.


The Red Branch now have four certified foundation level coaches and two trained (uncertified) refs.



18 Márta 2005

    Saint Patricks Day events were a great success for the Red Branch. The club had an excellent time marching with the Father Donnelly AOH. We owe a huge thanks to the AOH for allowing us to walk with them and for promoting our club through their loudspeakers. We also thank Channel 9 News for broadcasting the parade on TV -- Red Branch members included.


Look in Wednesday Magazine, available in the Waldo Area, Brookside, UMKC and other areas of south KC. The Red Branch are on the cover of the newest issue and we were delighted not only to be in print, but with the quality and sympathy of the article. It was an excellent piece that gave the club wonderful converage. Go raibh maith agaibh, Wednesday!!


13 March 2005

    The Red Branch GFC will be in attendance at the Shawnee parade for the second year in a row. This is a more relaxed parade and a great way to get excited about the holiday. We hope to see all our members and supporters our there!


If you wish to march with us, please meet at Gillham Park (39th & Gillham) at 11:00 am on Sunday morning. We'll be departing from the park by 11:30 to meet at the Club Chair's home.


Hope to see you there!


17 March 2005

    The Red Branch will be once again be marching in the St Patricks Day Parade. This year the Club will share banners with the Fr Donnelly AOH. The AOH will have a firetruck and a colourguard, which will both include members of the Red Branch. The Club's Vice-chair will be happyily carrying the Tricolour during this years brief march.  

    Hope to see you down there!


Satharn 29 Eanair 2005 

Join the men and women of the KC Red Branch Gaelic Football Club for their pre-season meeting. The meeting will cover: club officers, fundraisers, new uniforms, the new season and upcoming events.


Information about Gaelic Football will be available for all who are interested. No Gaelic Football experience necessary. This is a great chance for people new to Football to get involved. All are welcome for planning and fun, we hope to see you there!


The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 3rd at  O’Dowd’s Little Dublin Pub, 6pm.
St Louis Wins Over KC
A team of St Louis hurlers new to football defeated a decimated KC side. The Kansas City Red Branch were low due to illnesses in their ranks, but managed to make an appearance.
The powerful St Louis side defeated the scrappy Kansascitians, although the Branch managed to take two goals in the match.
More of the KC-STL rivalry to be reported soon. . .
St Louis will host match with KC
The Red Branch will play the newly-formed St Louis GFC. 
The St Louis hurling club are an already well-established club of veteran players, but football will be a new venture for the club.
Both Missouri teams look forward to facing off and having a good time in the Gateway City.
Red Branch to play Power
The KC GFC are currently planning a "compromise rules" series with Kansas City's own Australian Rules Football Club, the Power.  The series is tentatively scheduled for November; more details will be made available soon!
The compromise series has been played between Ireland and Australia for more than fifty years.  The game is an exciting hybrid that crosses the physicality of Aussie Rules with the skill of Gaelic Football.
McCabe's Grand Opening
The Red Branch will be out in force for the Grand Opening party of McCabe's Fine Wines & Spirits, located across from the Kanas Speedway (for more info, see McCabe's site on Sponsor's Page).  The party is scheduled for September 26th.
The Elders will be on hand to entertain the crowd who will have a great time choosing from the incredible selection at the fine store!  Party is set for noon, so you'll have all day to visit the Red Branch table, enjoy the drinks and music.
Red Branch in NAGAA Finals
The Kansas City Red Branch took part in the NAGAA Championships over Labor Day weekend and had a great time.  Although the club only took third, it was their first championship and all the boys had a wonderful time.
Over 60 clubs competed in men's football, hurling, ladies football and camogie.  Youth clubs also competed for championships.  Although many matches were not very balanced, the final match was a great game and close with the Chicago St Brendan's taking home the prize in senior football, for a score of 2-14 to San Fran's Sons of Boru's 2-9.
The KC club also enjoyed the experience of officiating the men's junior championship between Charlotte and Phoenix as it was a great experience for the members.
Exciting groundwork was laid as the KC club have organised a follow up with St Louis towards forming a joint Missouri-Kansas men's football panel.
The Denver Gaels Club deserve great recognition for their efforts and are a true credit to the GAA!
The Kansas City Red Branch would especially like to thank their wonderful sponsors -- without their support the trip would not have been possible!

Upcoming KC Irish events

Aidan O'Sullivan of University College Dublin will be speaking May 1 on the subject of Early Medieval Life in Ireland. The event will be held at 9401 Mission Rd OPK at 2pm. Admission price is $5.

May 7, the AOH will host the Children for Peace event at the Shawnee Civic Center. Ticket prices are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door; that'll include your beer,wine,soda,water and food as well. This is a great charity to support; let's maintain Kansas City's excellent reputation in helping the children of Ireland! For more information, please visit:

In October 2005, the Red Branch will co-host Danny Murphy, Secretary of the Ulster GAA in a speaking engagement in Kansas City. This event is being initiated by the Irish Speakers Series who asked the Red Branch to get involved, which the club is honoured to do.

According to the press release, Danny Murphy played both hurling and football since his youth, is a member of the Burren Club and has been involved in the administration of the GAA since 1967. His speech will no doubt be an exciting introduction to the beauty of Gaelic Games and their proud history.    

Slán go fóill - - Goodbye for now!

Fág an bealach!