Aughnamullen Welcomes San Francisco Boys who will play in Division 10
History : Cumann Luthchleas Gael Club Oige San Francisco
A group of San Francisco adult players noticed that there were several young children attending their games and practices. The kids would play football with the adults but didn’t have their own scrimmages or games. Under the leadership of John O ‘Flynn, the Irish Football Youth League (IFYL) was formed and their first game was played at City College on April 15, 1994.
The league started with 84 players and rapidly grew with teams competing at age levels U-8 to U-18. After just one year in existence, the IFYL sent a U-18 team to the North American County Board Minor Championship in Chicago and subsequently won their first Minor Championship. In 1998, the IFYL sent its first team to a Feile in Donegal, Ireland.
To accommodate the enthusiastic young hurlers, hurling was added to the club’s portfolio in 2005. Hurling was incorporated in the club’s name so the IFYL became the Irish Football and Hurling Youth League or IFHYL. Hurling continues to be very popular with our players and the club is represented at all age levels.
As the league became more popular, an increasing number of girls participated. The girls now complete at the North America CYC at all age levels in both Football and Camogie. They reached the Feile 2016 Feile Camogie Final and were narrowly defeated.
In 2016, the Board decided to change the club’s name to the San Francisco Youth GAA or SFYGAA to advance the club’s vision. Our vision is to enable the young people of the Bay Area to have the opportunity to take part in our games and culture, to participate fully, to grow and develop and to be inspired to keep a lifelong engagement with our Association.
2017 will be the first time that SFYGAA will send both a girls and boys team to the Feile in the one year.
Colm Murphy, Barry Cahalane, Matthew Duggan, Rory Kenneally, Liam Merrigan, Zac White, Pierce Honeyman Roan O’ Connell, Oisin Murphy, Anthony Sheridan, Ryan Shultz, Conor McBride, Ronan Keenan, Ciaran Galvin-Quinn Max Stube, Harry Hughes, Sean McKeon, Liam Sicord, Kevin Connolly, Adam Headd, Oisin McClorey