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UCD ladies team set to compete in Asian GAA tournament
The event is a nine-a-side competition covering 200 matches, run over two days.

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A UCD LADIES GAA team are set to compete in the 2014 Asian Gaelic Games in Kuala Lumpur this October.

The team is comprised of international students, who have recently taken up the sport, coming from countries including Malaysia, China, Singapore, USA, Sweden and Nigeria.

The event is a nine-a-side competition covering 200 matches, run over two days. Seven trophies are up grabs across men’s and ladies’ football and hurling along with the Derek Brady Cup for the Senior Men’s Division.

Commenting on the news, UCD’s Director of Sport Brian Mullins, said:

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“The FEXCO Asian Gaelic Games were set up to promote Gaelic football and the GAA overseas. We have 6,000 international students here in UCD, and we felt that we could play our part by promoting Gaelic Games among this group by creating this team.

“In order to get involved, we insisted that the students must be non-Irish. Importantly, they don’t have to have played Gaelic football before, but many have played other sports such as basketball and netball and are comfortable with hand-passing and other skills that can be transferred to GAA.”

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