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Club Update: Covid-19

A Chairde,

Whether it’s to go to the gym together on a Monday, do basic skills together on a Wednesday, play cards together on a Thursday, go out for some craic together on a Friday, play our gaelic games together on a Saturday, watch GAA games in Ireland on the TV together on a Sunday, there is hardly a day goes by throughout the year when our members are not together. Through this togetherness we have become known as The Shamily.
We are now in strange times of self-isolation and although not physically together we remain together as a strong community. Reach out to all your team-mates, club members and beyond to make sure we are all remaining strong and healthy.

Winter Superleague

With the announcement that all sporting facilities will remain closed until at least May 1st, the current Winter Superleague is POSTPONED. We are working on several possibilities to finish out the current league once social distancing measures are lifted.


Please follow the latest updated government guidelines on self-isolation and safety.

federal guidelines

Provincial guidelines

A Message from the Irish Dept of Foreign Affairs in Canada

Dear all,

I would like to thank you for your assistance over the past couple of weeks in helping us get our messaging out to the Irish community on our various social media platforms.

Given how active the GAA network is across Canada, the support you are giving us is invaluable in terms of getting the latest updates out to the younger members of our community here. In case you’re not following us already, or as a reminder, our Twitter handle is @irlembcanada, and our Instragram is irelandincanada. We’d be grateful if you could continue to share our updates as we post them.

I know some of your members may have concerns about various issues arising from the COVID-19 situation, and so I wanted to send along a link with the latest IRCC guidance that has been shared by Canadian Embassies on Twitter today.

As always, we encourage everyone to check all travel advisories and requirements before travel. For the latest information on the COVID-19 situation in Ireland, including travel advice, please see here:

if anyone is in need of consular assistance they can call the Embassy on +1 613 233 6281, or email

Liam Twomey
Montreal Shamrocks GAC

Intro Day 2020

Looking to try a new sport?
Need an exciting activity to see you through the Winter?
Like meeting new people?
Maybe you’ve heard of Gaelic Football, Camogie, or Hurling and want to know more?

This is the perfect time!
Join us on Field C at the Concordia Stinger Dome on January 4th at 6pm to see and try our traditional Irish sports of Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie.
Our coaches will be on hand to explain the rules and teach the techniques needed to begin playing.

All equipment will be provided, all you’ll need to bring is yourself, water, boots, and comfortable clothes for playing sports in.

Following the Intro Day, those interested in joining our Winter Superleague (Jan-Apr) will be drafted to a team. Games will take place on Saturdays (though your team will not have a game every week). All membership information and options will be detailed on the day and can also be found here

Eric Crotty RIP

A chairde,

It is with great sadness that we learned this week of the passing of one our members, Eric Crotty.

Eric was a valued member of the club who played Hurling for the St. Henri Harps. An enthusiastic player always ready to learn and a true team player. Eric made tremendous progress since joining the club last summer, helping the Harps to win the Hurling Summer Superleague, even scoring a crucial goal recently to help secure their passage to the Winter Superleague final. Eric, a native of NDG, very much enjoyed his time with the Shamrocks and we are glad to have known him and proud to have had him as a member. He will be sorely missed by all.

Our thoughts, sympathies and support are with Eric’s parents, Niall and Katherine, his sister Sarah as well as his wider family and friends.

Funeral Details:
Visitation – Kane and Fetterly Funeral Home, 5301 Decarie Boulevard. May 11, 18:00-21:00
Funeral service – Wesley United Church, 5964 Notre Dame de Grace. May 12, 15:30


Please feel free to join your fellow Shamrocks in honouring Eric’s memory at one of these services.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam