A small ragtag band of brave young men set off on an epic quests traversing mountains and rivers, through valleys and glens, negogiating many other obstacles along the way on the road to...Swansea. Ok it wasn't exactly as dramatic as Tolkien's tales of middle earth (though I'm sure I saw a few Ork-like creatures at breakfast in Birmingham) and the closest we got to bloodshed may have been when I was wielding the hammer but the journey was truly Mordor - sorry, that was a terrible pun but I couldn't resist. Nevertheless, the 14-man team put in an exceptional effort to cover all but 2 of the event slots and finish 6th at Match 2 of this year's Division I BAL Match. This result lifts Glasgow City off the bottom of the league table and back into a competitive position.
With the newly designed YDL this season; Team Glasgow travelled to Sheffield to compete in the 'playoff' match in the hope of gaining a place in the UK Final. Against five very strong teams; Team Edinburgh, Team Kingdom, Forth Valley, Leeds and City of York, the team knew it would be a tough competition with everyone looking to raise their game for this match.
Glasgow City AC travelled to Bedford for the inaugural BAL "Big Saturday" match on 15th July. Spirits were high despite a few injury concerns and the squad were looking forward to the challenge of improving our league position. However, it proved to be another difficult day and although we had managed to assemble a larger squad for this match, we could only muster a 7th place finish. The result means in 7th place overall in the league but further adrift of safety in the relegation battle.
The GAA Winter Endurance Sessions are back for 2017-2018!
The full session details are listed below. All athletes should be warmed up and ready to start the session at 10:30am sharp. Sessions are open to athletes of all abilities, age group U15 through to Masters.
|Saturday 21st October 2017||Bellahouston Park (meet at Pitch & Putt)||Up to 8 x 3 mins with 90s recovery|
|Saturday 4th November 2017||Pollock Park (meet at trenches excavations near Burrell Car Park)||10 min tempo , 10 x 1 min with 1 min recovery, 10 min tempo|
|Saturday 18th November 2017||Tollcross Park (meet at the top of the hill)||Up to 8 x 4 mins with 2 mins rec|
|Thursday 28th December 2017||Bellahouston Park||Up to 10 x 3 mins with 90s recovery|
|Saturday 20th January 2018||Pollock Park||
10 min tempo, 10 x 1min with 1 min recovery, 10 min tempo
|Saturday 10th February 2018||Tollcross Park||Up to 10 x 4 mins with 2 mins recovery|