Second Annual “Gaelic Defi” – Liffré Youth Tournament

The club of Liffré GAA will be hosting its second annual international youth Gaelic football tournament “Gaelic Défi” (which means “Gaelic Challenge”) on the 13th of June at the pitches located at the Center Campus of Liffré.  There will be no less than 200 children comprising 20 teams and representing 10 clubs from three different countries!


Who will follow-up as champions after Fingallians and Madrid?

Perhaps the Fingallians themselves as the team from Madrid were unable to make the trip to defend their title.  Despite their absence the number of teams as significantly increased from last year as we will go from 13 team to 20.  If this remains the case on game day, the club from Liffré will be able to host three different categories at this tournament:  Senior (Under-15), intermediate (mix of players under-15 and under-12) as well as a junior level (Under-11).  The tournament will see some familiar faces return for this second edition but also some new teams such as the Irish from Rasharkin, Guérande and Coutances.


The teams from last year’s highly successful Gaelic Défi – 2014

The Wild Boars are ready…

This tournament, is the largest and most important for the club this year.  The club members will be ready and available the entire weekend starting Friday evening when the Irish delegation will be welcomed by the mayor of Liffré.  Saturday the tournament and following the tournament a banquet will be held at the Centre Culturel (next to the pitch) where the decorations will be that of an Irish pub.  On Sunday the club will spend the day as tourist guides as the visiting teams will visit our region.

…and the Baby Boars as well.

This is also a very important date for the Liffré youth team who will be motivated to put in place all of their training while playing on their home pitch in front of family and friends.  The town will get another chance to showcase its support of Gaelic games in Liffré.  And hopefully the tournament will continue to entice more young players to come out to play Gaelic football with the club and train every Wednesday with the juniors.


Site: Campus centre (between the stadium Nelson Paillou and the field of Jules Ferry)
Time : 10am to 5pm à 17h
Entrance:  Free
Snack bar available