While the French federation has launched a participatory competition to choose its new crest, the Italian side has just released his own emblem.
The french national teams both men and women have just been announced by their respective selectors, Jean-Philippe Meunier and Olivier Kowarski.
At the end of this selection process , these are 32 men and 18 women who were called to the first selection camp to be held in Guerande on the 30 and 31 of August .
|Olivier Kowarski, french selector and manager of the men's national team|
|Thomas Ducrohet||(Clermont Ferrand)|
|Joris Besson||(Clermont Ferrand)|
|Mickael Bonnet||(Clermont Ferrand)|
|Tangi An Ostiz||(Brest)|
|Arnaud Poisson||(Saint Brieuc)|
This is only a pre-selection and the definitive positions for the midfielders and half backs will be hard to get, however these two lines can easily move, many players have proven their ability to hold various positions.
The training course will help the selctors to refine this first draft and determine what will be be the most effective combinations.
The women's pool seems very competitive too and is subject to line-changes, these players being more accustomed to permute positions with the needs of the time.
On the other hand, the women selection will evolve in 9x9 configuration, removing intermediate lines (half backs and half forwards) that will require an ability to adapt.
Here is the women's panel for the 15th november game.
|Julia Le Coq||Saint Brieuc|
|Sterenn Le Coarer|
*This article was largely inspired by the footballgaelique.fr coverage
**A special thank goes to Olivier Kowarski and the Padova Gaelic Football for using their pics and crest
***This article (like many others) will be available on the next edition of gaelicsportsworld digital magazine