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Orang Éire

Orang Éire, based in Kuala Lumpur, was the first Gaelic Football club in Malaysia. Johor Malaysia have recently formed a second team in Johor Bahru. Established in 2007, OE is made up of talented athletes from Ireland, Malaysia, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, Vietnam and other countries.

The name, taken from the Bahasa word for ‘people’ and the Irish word for ‘Ireland’ first represented Malaysia in the 2007 Guinness Asian Gaelic Games; a major event on the Irish sporting calendar which saw over 500 players on 48 teams competing from throughout Asia in front of 2,000+ spectators in a two day tournament in Singapore.

Orang Éire also first hosted the KL Challenge Trophy in November of 2007, an annual invitational tournament which will be held again on the 21st March, 2015. Since 2008, the club has gone from strength to strength, competing in the Thailand Invitational tournament and coming second in the South East Asian Games which were held in Ha Noi in June ’08. They travelled to Penang in October ’08 with 4 teams to compete in the 2008 Guinness Asian Gaelic Games in which the men’s came away winners of the Men’s B Cup and received a much sought after award; the inaugural “Asian Club of the Year” award.