The Cayman Islands Gaelic Football Club (CIGFC) national men’s and women’s teams traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 31 August-2nd September for the 2018 United States Gaelic Athletics Association (USGAA) Finals.
Competing in the Junior-C Grade One Division, Cayman’s men reached their first finals in an impressive three-day run. In the quarterfinals, Cayman defeated the Austin Cowboys 16-14. Cayman followed their strong performance with a 21-10 win in the semifinals against the Seattle Gaels. Cayman’s USGAA run came to a halt with a 16-8 finals loss to the OC Wild Geese.
CIGFC’s Norm Chan says the team simply ran out of gas versus the Californian-based team.
“In a bruising encounter against the OC Wild Geese, fatigue eventually caught up with Cayman. Despite a huge effort from Cayman’s men, the opposition from California were clinical and deserved champions.”