We all know the GAA community is thriving outside of Ireland but very few people document it.
‘C’est Pas Les Foot!’ was recorded by Alan Jennings, the Mayoman has been living in Clermont-Ferrand, France for the past two years teaching English at university. Like any GAA man, he only had to join a team, opting to play with the local GAA team, The Clermont Gaels. The club has been the Intermediate Champions of France for the last 4 years and during last year’s season Alan decided to try and document what playing GAA on the continent was like.
The name comes from poor Alan’s poor protests which soon beame his catchphrase after his annoyance with the French players “reluctance” to pick up the ball at times. Translated into English, ‘C’est Pas Le Foot!’ translates to ‘It’s not football!’
The film follows the team from the 2014 European Championships in Maastricht, The Netherlands all the way through the 2015 French GAA Championship to the Finals that were held in June this year.
There’s some really great match footage in here and some scandalous use of slow-motion! And it would appear that those French lads aren’t so bad with the ball in hand after all….
Be sure to check out our GAA podcast, ‘The 16th Man’. This week the guys massage egos and talk serious. We discuss that battle of old foes as Kerry overcame Tyrone. What exactly are the GAA and Sky’s ambitions? Peter McNamara pops in for a superb coach’s corner. And a candid chat with Tyrone Minor manager, Mickey Donnelly on sledging allegations, giving Tyrone a chance and managing underage.