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PE classes at Sammamish high schools compete for Gaelic Football Presidential Cup


Eastake High School's Gaelic Footaball team with the Presidential Cup

Students at Eastlake High School are learning how to play Gaelic football in physical education class. After a visit by the president of Ireland to Skyline High School in 2015, the two Sammamish schools decided to hold a Gaelic football tournament.  

Eastlake won the tournament on Oct. 19. They will keep the Presidential Cup until next year's tournament. The cup was a gift from the president of Ireland during his visit.

At the conclusion of the match, John Keane, Ireland’s honorary consul for Seattle, presented the Presidential Cup. The award is based on the point total from four matches.

PE teacher Patrick Parnell coached Eastlake’s team. PE teacher Brendan Hyland coached Skyline’s team. Terence Lynch with Cascade Youth Gaelic Games officiated.

Game photo credit: Issaquah School District