Brian, teaching volunteer, with the winning team of teachers and their prizes of teddies and a football!

Gatlang School - the scene of the first ever GAA match!

Gatlang School – the scene of the first ever GAA match in Nepal.

December 2012 saw two French volunteers building a new library and helping with local health issues, two teaching volunteers injecting life and activity into the school community, a visiting school from Singapore assisting to paint and stock the library … and Gatlang’s FIRST EVER GAA football match!




"Keep your eye on the ball!"

“Keep your eye on the ball!”

Brian MacBride taught the game to locals during his placement and organised a Teachers vs. Students match before departing the village. Conditions were perfect as the teams made their way to the school ground for the Big Sunday Game and some healthy competition was bound to be seen. Brian was the referee and remarked afterwards that “some of the players were of a high enough standard to play at county level.” Food for thought … possibly a chance to start some international transfers?

"Take your point!" - a teacher bypasses a student's tackle to take a shot on goal...

“Take your point!” – a teacher bypasses a student’s tackle to take a shot on goal…

Well done Brian for organising this momentous event. Hopefully the tradition will live on and we’ll see you back in the future to host another match and give the students a chance to take the title from their teachers!