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Clubs are invited to have a ball in Dubai

THE Dubai Celts club have issued an invitation. They'd love to see Irish eyes smiling next March.

Their annual Dubai Duty Free Gulf Gaelic Games tournament takes place on the weekend of March 22-23.

The competition caters for camogie, ladies football, men's football and hurling. It is a nine-a-side event.

It has been running since 2007. All standards are catered for. Teams stay at the Emirates Sevens Complex.

Paddy Darcy is the chairman of Dubai Celts. He promises an Irish welcome and a weekend to remember.

"The memories will last for years," says Paddy. "We have got lovely feedback from the teams that have visited here."

The club was formed in 1995. It is now one of the biggest in the Asian region.

It has a flourishing juvenile section and there is a big social aspect to the club.

It is very often the starting point for Irish people who go to live in Dubai. It can be an extremely valuable source of contact for work, etc.

The tournament takes place under the lights and it will feature teams from Australia, Singapore, South Africa, UK, Ireland, other European countries, plus the top ten Middle East clubs.

More details on www.dubaicelts.com or from Paddy Darcy on paddydubaicelts@gmail.com