Marbella Rugby Club played host last weekend to an inaugural Gaelic football tournament to launch the 2013/14 Andalucian league. Hosted by the Marbella-based Costa Gaels, teams from Gibraltar and Seville traveled to take part in the friendly tournament that saw the sides swap and share players in the amiable spirit of the tournament.

The bleachers at Marbella Rugby Club were packed with families, friends and spectators who were treated to an energetic and skillful display of Gaelic footballing skills. A BBQ followed the matches before the teams inevitably moved on to various Irish bars along the coast!

The Costa Gaels – newly sponsored by Biddy Mulligan’s Irish Bar in La Cala de Mijas – will kick off this year’s Andalucian GAA League by travelling away to Seville on November 16th. A tough pre-season training schedule and an influx of new players puts the Costa Gaels in prime position to take down this year’s trophy.

Not surprising given the international aspect of the Costa del Sol, the Costa Gaels have the most eclectic group of players of all the Andalucian teams. Players from Ireland, the UK, Holland, Spain and Iraq make up the side, and the team is looking forward to a successful season this year.

For more information and a full schedule of this year’s tournaments check out our fixtures page!

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