On September 30th, 2022, a group of Celts went to visit Cork for the first official club trip to Ireland. After the success of the occasion, it is fair to say that it will not be our last time in the Rebel County!
Interview with Irish International Footballer Amber Barrett
Amber Barrett is an Irish international who played from 2019 until 2022 with 1. FC Köln. A passionate GAA fan (and county-standard player!) she joined us for a chat during the pre-match camp before Ireland’s World Cup Qualifier against Georgia.
The Warrior Women of Ireland
With International Women’s Day, we at the Celts decided to examine four extraordinary warrior women of Irish history and mythology. This article outlines the lives of a mythological warrior queen, a pirate chieftain, the „most dangerous woman in America“ and a political, soldiering and revolutionary countess. Enjoy!
Inspiring women: Waterford Camogie Captain Niamh Rockett and her way to the top
From being told „you’re going to be in a wheelchair by the time you’re 30” and dealing with arthritis to win the Camogie All Star Award, Niamh Rockett is one of a kind. The captain of the Waterford Senior Camogie Team talked to us about motivation, teamwork – and chicken dinner videos.
#Runninghome: How a run in France led to 15.000€ for charities in Ireland
From its humble beginnings on a run in rural France, RunningHome.ie now has over 800 runners around the world and has raised €15,000 for charities in Ireland. Guest writer and founder Aisling Demaison would like to share her story of #runninghome with you.
When Jan discovered Hurling: A Cologne Celtics Love Story
„Since then I was absolutely addicted to Ireland and Irish sport.“ Read here how Jan discovered hurling for himself – and became a member of the Cologne Celtics in these difficult times we are all going through together.
Meet the Celtics: Finbar Coyle from Drogheda
In our interview series we take the time to get to know our players and members and get a little insight into their lives. This time we asked the illustrator and character designer Finbar Coyle.
Cork – a Partner City of Cologne
For Oisín O’Mahony, Cork is the true capital of Ireland (although some team mates might see it differently). Here he talks about his hometown with its many pubs, about sporting successes – and there’s a bit of slang in it too.
20×20: New horizons for the Cologne Celtics Ladies
As much as 2020 brought general life to a halt, there has been a boost for us at Cologne Celtics GAA during this pandemic. We are proud to declare that we signed the Charta and are now members and supporters of the Irish campaign 20×20.
Remembering Bloody Sunday: Croke Park 21 November 1920
For some, Bloody Sunday conjures images of the 1972 civil rights protest in Derry, and unfortunately throughout Irish history, this is just one of many Bloody Sundays. However today, Gareth Houston will be talking about the 1920 Bloody Sunday, which saw its 100 year anniversary Saturday on the 21st of November.
Meet the Celtics: Gareth Houston
In our interview series we take the time to get to know our players and members. Meet Gareth from Antrim, committee member and Cultural Officer of the club.
Meet the Celtics: Oisín O’Mahony
In our interview series we take the time to get to know our players and members. This time we asked Oisín O’Mahony, who’s also our new Chairman, a few questions.