Great Attendance for GAA Referee Seminar in Edmonton
[PHOTO: John O’Flynn]
HOSTS of the Edmonton GAA referee training seminar (L-R): Western Canada Divisional Board Secretary Jessie McKitrick, Edmonton Wolfe Tone’s President Robert Murphy and Western Canadian Board Chair Kim Budd.
By JOHN O’FLYNN
Secretary of the Canadian County Board
Alberta members from the GAA clubs of Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Calgary and Red Deer/Lethbridge, along with Vancouver, B.C.'s GAA members, gathered in Edmonton's Irish Sports and Social clubhouse on the last Sunday of April for a referee's seminar.
Séamas Ó hAnluain had been appointed by Ulster Provincial Council to deliver two referee training seminars – one on April 28 in Toronto and in Edmonton on April 29.
The Canadian County Board and all those present appreciated the great distance that Seamus O'Hanlon had travelled in a very short period. Seamus is also the secretary of the Kilcoo GAA club near to Newry in County Down.
There was one delegate from the Fort McMurray Shamrocks, two from the Calgary Chieftains, four from the Vancouver ISSC, eight from Lethbridge/Red Deer Eire Ogs and 10 from the Edmonton Wolfe Tones.
Congratulations to all of the Western Canadian clubs who ensured the success of the course.