Preview – All Vietnam Schools Cup 2014


On Saturday 15 March, the 5th edition of the All Vietnam Schools Cup will be played at the Thang Long Sports ground in My Dinh, Hanoi. Meeting in all three finals are the two powerhouses of Vietnamese Schools Gaelic Football, Hanoi International School (HIS) and Vietnam Australia School (VAS). There will also be an exhibition game between the Viet Celts and the Vietnam Swans. The provisional timetable for the afternoon is as follows.


Saturday 15 March @ 1pm-6pm

Vietnam Australia School, My Dinh


1:00-2:00pm Joint Swans-Celts training


2:00-2:35pm Vietnam Swans v Viet Celts exhibition game


2:45-3:20pm VAS JUNIORS v HIS JUNIORS (U15 Boys)


3:30-3:40pm Presentation by Irish Ambassador for this game


3:45-4:20pm VAS GIRLS v HIS GIRLS


4:30-5:05pm VAS SENIORS V HIS SENIORS (U17 Boys)


5:10-5:25pm Presentations by Michael Noble for these two games


5:30-6:00pm Kick-about for kids


The Viet Celts are pleased to announce a new partnership with Noble Education to support the Viet Celts Schools Gaelic Football program. Noble Education works in tandem with Education in Ireland to promote studying in Ireland whilst also promoting studying in Scotland. If you are interested in studying in Ireland or Scotland at secondary or university level, follow the links on this page for both Education in Ireland and Noble Education to find out more information.

Michael Noble and the Irish Ambassador, Damien Cole will be down to present medals and trophies. Tamey Pyper of Scotland is flying up from Da Nang to help out Jim Kiernan and the VAS Hanoi teams. HIS Coaches, Mike Clifford and Leo Dyar have their teams primed and ready to do damage. Shaney Moran of Galway has been brought in to referee the games.

Many other Viet Celts and Vietnam Swans  will be there on the day to help out as match officials and organisers. John Shoulders and Dave ‘SOS’ Skowronski are leading a convoy out from the city centre. VTV will have a camera crew at the tournament. This was organised by Phan Dang Cuong and the Irish Embassy.

Thanks to Education in Ireland, Noble Education and the DFA/GAA Open Call for their vital support of the Viet Celts Schools Gaelic Football program. Thanks also to VAS Hanoi for hosting the event and helping with logistics.

The Viet Celts




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