History of the Earls
Scroll down for a chronologic history of our club, or skip ahead to the year by clicking on the dates to the right
2015 --- 2016 --- 2017 --- 2018 --- 2019 --- 2020
Pictured on the left is the first-ever sponsorship contribution received by the Earls, again, written up and signed in Stapleton's pub.
The contributor - an unnamed local businessman who was of sound mind and body at the time of signing.
(He may or may not have lost an arm wrestle in the moments leading up)
1st ever game
The Earls were invited to participate in an exhibition match against Craobh Rua CLG at the St. Patrick's day festival of Brussels.
Team: Rory Gibney, Stephen Mcintyre, Ed James, Senan O'Mahony,
Evan Hastings, Daire Cott,
Freddie Raven, Alan Fitzgerald,
Damien Atkins, Bartek & Matias,
Conor Jansen, Jack Matthynssens,
Aidan Campbell, Max Mathay,
Bainisteoir: Karl Duffy
The Benelux is the regional division in which the Earls are geographically located. It hosts the oldest clubs in Europe, and some of the strongest in all codes.
Although there were very few highlights from the field of play. The Earls thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the regional teams!
We cannot remember the result.
The Pan-European football finals
The first-ever major tournament for Leuven was a great one.
Reaching the junior final was a sublime achievement for our amalgamation team, The Leuven/Slovaks, or, BratisLeuven.
The Slovak shamrocks and Leuven were matched together to make up this team that would go so far on the day, losing to the wildly impressive French side of Clermont.
Cheers to the Slovak shamrocks for teaming up with us. A great bunch of lads!
Ardennes training camp
After a great year of learning the ropes in European Gaelic Games, the Earls retreat to the Belgian Ardennes for a "training weekend", planning the year ahead and engaging in some rigorous team bonding activities!
Thanks to Fr. Juan Carlos for taking care of the accommodation!
St. Patrick's day derby
This day marks the 1 year anniversary of Leuven's first ever game. The Earls travel to Brussels to participate in an exhibition match at the annual St. Patricks day festival.