As the league draws to a close and with Christmas fast approaching, Oxford Universities team have had an undefeated term in the BUGAA Midlands Gaelic Football League.
The team is made up of Oxford University and Oxford Brookes students, and this term has seen them hold their ground in the league having not lost a game.
Oxford won every game apart one draw away against Birmingham and conceding one walkover against Aston, which was due to be played at home.
“Its been a great term for us so far and we are looking forward to the League Final” – Dr. Frank Dillon (Coach)
With the winter upon us, OUGGA is planning and looking forward to their spring events. The focus is now shifting to Varsity and continuing to shoe the tabs, with Hurling and Football games coming up in Hilary.
12 October – Win – Oxford Universities 4-18 Birmingham University 1-5
26 October – Draw – Birmingham University 2-7 Oxford Universities 7-7
09 November – Win – Oxford Universities 9-7 Newman University 3-7
16 November – Win – Aston University 1-3 Oxford Universities 7-8
23 November – Win – Newman University 3-1 Oxford Universities 8-10
Walkover conceded to v Aston University
Interesting Gaelic football facts:
- Gaelic football is the number one spectator sport in Ireland and is the second fastest field sport in the world.
- It blends skills from football, basketball and European handball with the physicality of rugby.
- Aussie Rules is derived from Gaelic football and the two sports have an International Rules series each year.
For more information visit Oxford University Gaelic Games Association