FEXCO 2017 Asian Gaelic Games – Information

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Thailand GAA would like to extend a warm welcome to all participants  and spectators travelling to Bangkok for  this year’s Asian Gaelic Games. This document outlines all important and useful information for both players and spectators. For any further queries don’t hesitate to contact us.

facebook.com/ThailandGaelicFootball/ info@thailandgaa.com

Important: Mourning period for King Rama IX

Most will be aware that His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away on October 13th, 2016. The government of Thailand subsequently announced a period of national mourning for 1 year, this period has been extended until October 27th, 2017. Although the games fall outside of the national mourning period this is still a profoundly sad one for the people of Thailand. It’s difficult to put into words the effect this has had on the entire nation.

For this reason we would like to remind all visitors to be considerate and respectful of the monarchy, culture and people of Thailand. You are not only representing yourself but also your club, Thailand GAA, the Embassy of Ireland and the people of Ireland as a whole.

Acts of disrespect towards the Monarchy carry serious criminal consequences.

Google Maps Locations

The following link contains all important locations for the games. It is well worth downloading an offline map of Bangkok on Google maps.


To do List for Clubs

Item To Deadline
Initial registration (Members can be changed up to 2 weeks prior to the games) Submit via website October 16th
Book your team hotel See hotels information below ASAP
Payment Deadline Account details to be confirmed October 16th
Official Registration Deadline Attached registration form October 16th


The Registration process for the Asian Gaelic Games has changed. Going forward, registration for
the FEXCO 2017 AGG will be done electronically through the ACB website (a notice will be sent to all
clubs when registration is open).
Further information on registration will be sent out in the coming weeks. In the meantime, all
inquiries regarding registration should be sent to: secretary.asia@gaa.ie .

Tournament Fees

Participant Type Cost
Player including entry to Sunday night closing ceremony 125 Euro
Player fee only (no entry to Sunday night closing ceremony) 70 Euro*
Spectator/non-player entry to Sunday night closing ceremony 70 Euro**
Spectator/non-player – no entry to Sunday night closing ceremony No charge

*This fee type is only available until the initial registration deadline of October 16th. After this
deadline, any players who have paid the full entry fee but are subsequently unable to attend the
Sunday evening ceremony will not receive a partial refund.
**This fee covers entry to the Sunday evening closing ceremony. Attendance at the games is free.

Note: Sunday night tickets must be purchased as part of the registration process. Tickets will not
be available to purchase during the AGG weekend. There will be no facility to pay on the door.

Payment Details

Details of where to pay will be sent to all clubs by the end of August.

Payment should be made in Euro, charges or fees must be paid by the transferring club.

Bank Details:

Bank:   Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) (Thailand)
Account Name:    Mr. Stephen Mark Sweeney
Account No: 245-207990-8
Branch Address: Paso Building Branch, 88 Silom road, Suriyawong, Bang Rak, Bangkok , 10500


Timetable of Events

 Day Time Location Event
Thu – 16th Nov 07:30  Thai Country Club ITCC Irish Ambassador’s Golf Day
 Fri – 17th Nov  09:30 – 14:30 Dusit Thani Hotel Asia-Pacific Ireland Business Forum
 19:30 The Amari  Opening Ceremony
 Sat – 18th Nov  06:00  Team Hotels  Bus transfer to the pitches at Patana.
 07:00 – 17:00  Patana, St. Andrews & Berkeley Schools  Games played at each venue.
 17:00  Patana, St. Andrews & Berkeley Schools  Bus transfer back to the team hotels.
21:00  The Amari  AGG Comedy Night Ft Aidan Killian & Joe Rooney.
 Sun – 19th Nov  06:00  Team Hotels  Participants not staying on Sunday night must check out before leaving the hotel.
06:00 Team Hotels Bus transfer to the pitches at Patana.
 12:00 St. Andrews & Berkeley Schools  Bus transfer back to Patana from St. Andrews & Berkeley for the finals of the AGGs.
16:00 Patana Finals & Presentation
18:00 Patana Bus transfer back to team hotels.
19:45 The Landmark Bangkok Asian Gaelic Games social
Mon – 20th Nov 12:00 Team Hotels Check out


AGG Group Games & Finals

Day Event Location
 Sat – 18th Nov Group Games for Senior, intermediate and junior competitions Men’s & Ladies Football Hurling & Camogie (Schedule of games to be available the week before the games commence) Patana, St. Andrews & Berkeley
Sun – 19th Nov Knock-out Stages of Competitions
  • Derek Brady Cup – Senior Men
  • Lisa Orsi Cup – Senior Ladies
  • Hurling Cup
  • Camogie Cup
  • Men’s Senior Plate
  • Ladies Senior Plate
  • Men’s intermediate Cup & Plate
  • Ladies intermediate Cup & Plate
  • Men’s Junior Cup & Plate
  • Ladies Junior Cup & Plate
  • Presentation of Cups & Medals
Patana International School

Visa Information

Visa Exemption

Passport holders from 55 countries may enter Thailand for a maximum of 30 days under the visa exemption rule.

Short List of Countries Eligible for Visa Exemption
Australia Belgium Canada France Germany
Hong Kong Indonesia Ireland Italy Japan
Korea Laos Malaysia New Zealand Philippines
Singapore South Africa United Kingdom United States Vietnam


Visa on Arrival

Passport holders from 19 countries are required to obtain a visa on arrival to Thailand at a cost of 2000THB.

Short List of Countries Eligible for Visa on Arrival
Bhutan China India Taiwan


Thailand uses the Thai Baht and most ATMs, hotels, supermarkets and convenience stores accept all major card types. There are a large number of currency exchanges both in the airport and in central Bangkok, most of the currency exchanges are run by the major Thai banks so their exchange rates are usually very similar and commission free. The currency exchanges accept most currencies and there is usually no problem exchanging worm or slightly damaged notes.


Thailand uses  220v supply system and 2 pin plugs with either flat or round pins.

Most common type of outlet


Getting to Bangkok

There are 2 airports in Bangkok city. Both airports are international airports so it is important to check which airport you will be arriving into and departing from.

Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

Don Mueang Airport is located on the city’s north side. It can take between 30min – 1.30min  (by taxi) to get from the airport to players hotels and vice a versa depending on traffic.

NOTE: Air Asia ONLY fly to and from Don Mueang Airport. All international flights arrive and depart from terminal 1.

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

Suvarnabhumi Airport in located on the city’s east side. It can take between 30min – 1.30min  (by taxi) to get from the airport to players hotels and vice a versa depending on traffic.

From the Airport to the Players Hotels

By Taxi

Bangkok’s taxis are some of the cheapest in the world but they are in some cases known to take advantage should the opportunity arise even at the airport. There are taxi stands and queuing systems at both airports and all taxis must be registered with the airport authorities.

A taxi form either airport to players hotels should cost between 250 and 350 THB (7-10 USD) depending on traffic. NOTE: There is a 50B airport surcharge. Taking the toll way is the fastest route however the passenger must pay the toll charge (50-90 THB). All taxis have a yellow registration plate outside and inside the taxi, note this registration in case you have a problem with the taxi.

NOTE: Most taxis will not have change of 1000B notes so it’s advisable to have some smaller domination notes when taking a taxi.

By Airport Rail Link

NOTE: The airport rail link is only available from Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The airport rail arrives and departs from the basement level of the airport, follow the sings for the rail link.

From the airport take the Airport Rail link to the end of the line (Phaya Thai, 45THB) when you exit the train follow the signs for Phaya Thai BTS, from here you will need to purchase a new ticket to Nana. Take the BTS Skytrain in the direction of ‘Bearing’ to Nana. The hotels are within 5 minutes walk of Nana BTS station.



Information has been sent to each club secretary regarding the hotels.

The two main hotels will be the Amari Boulevard and the Ambassador Hotel. The Sunday night function will be held at the Landmark Hotel. All hotels are within walking distance of each other.

Amari Boulevard Hotel

Address: Sukhumvit, Soi 5

Booking: The hotel can be booked through Arari.com or by telephone: +66 (0) 2255 2930

Games promo code: AGG2017

Book period : 01 August 2017 – 30 September 2017
Stay period : 17 – 20 November 2017 (Pre or Post stay 3 days from 14 – 23 November 2017)
Room type : All Room Type including with Breakfast
Rate : Superior Room 2,450 THB net / room / night (2,080++)
Deluxe Room 3,050 THB net / room / night (2,590++)
Deluxe Corner 3,700 THB net / room / night (3,144++)
Deluxe Terrace 3,700 THB net / room / night (3,144++)
Junior Suite 5,400 THB net / room / night (4,588++)
Extra Person : 950 THB net / person / room / night (807++)

Payment type : PREPAID Cancellation : Full refund on credit card provided if the cancellation is made up to 7 days prior to arrival; if the cancellation is made after 7 days will turn to fully Non-refundable.

Ambassador Hotel

Address: Sukhimvit, Soi 11

Booking: The hotel can be booked through: amtel.co.th or by telephone: +66 2 254 0444

Twin / double room : 2200 baht net / room / night

The Landmark Bangkok

Address: Sukhimvit, Soi

The Sunday night function will be held in this hotel, however, this is not a designated players hotel and no arrangements have been made with this hotel regarding breakfast or transport to or from the games.


Games Venues

This year’s games will be held across 3 venues; Patana International School, St Andrews International School and Berkeley International School. Transport to and from the hotels to each venue and a shuttle service between each venue will be provided.

NOTE: All players will travel to Patana first and then transfer to either St. Andrews or Berkeley. It’s the responsibility of individual clubs and players to check which pitch they are playing on.

Players can also take a taxi or the BTS from the hotel to the games pitches. The hotels will have a taxi hailing service, click on the links below for the location on Google Maps.

BTS: Players can take the BTS between 06:00 and 00:00 travelling from the hotels to the pitches, get on the BTS at Nana Station, if travelling to  Berkeley International School get off at Bang Na station. If travelling to Patana or St. Andrews International School get off at Bearing Station.

Patana International School

Address: Sukhumvit, Soi 105

Pitches: 3 – grass

Facilities: Full changing room facilities, medical, catering, message

Patana International School will be the main venue for this year’s games. All senior games and finals will be played at this venue.

St Andrews International School

Address: Sukhumvit, Soi 105

Pitches: 1 – astro

Facilities: Full changing room facilities, medical, catering

Berkeley International School

Address: 123 Bangna-Trad Road

Pitches: 1 – grass

Facilities: Full changing room facilities, medical, catering


Hospitals and Medical

Full emergency medical services will be available at all venues for the duration of the games. The medical services will be provided by Bangkok Hospital staff and ambulances.

NOTE: GAA can be a dangerous sport, Thailand GAA provide no insurance cover for the games nor accept any liability for loss or injury. We advise that all visitors to Thailand had adequate health insurance cover.

Sikarin Hospital



Bangkok Hospital

Address: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7 New Petchburi Road

Contact: +66 2 310 3000

Thainakarin Hospital

Address: 345 Khwaeng Bang Na

Contact: 02 361 2727

Bumrungrad Hospital

Address:  Sukhumvit, Soi 3

Contact: +66 2 066 8888


Dr. Donna Robinson

Address: Sukhumvit, Soi 49

Contact: +66 2 018 7855


November in Thailand is the end of the rainy season,

the sun normally shines for 8 hours per day, with temperatures generally settling between 24°C and 31°C.

The daily average temperature for Bangkok is usually around 28°C and there’s a good chance of a shower, so pack a raincoat just in case. It’s warm enough to wear shorts and a t-shirt, as it still feels humid in the city.

Emergency Contacts


Thailand Tourist Police

Address: N/A

Contact: 1155


Embassy of Ireland

Address: 208 Wireless Rd, Unit 1201, 12th Fl

Contact:  +66 2 016 1360


Brittish Embassy

Address: 14 Wireless Rd, Lumpini, Patumwan

Contact:  305 8333


United States of America Embassy

Address: 95 Wireless Rd, Lumpini, Patumwan

Contact:  205 4000


Vietnam Embassy

Address: 83/1 Wireless Rd, Lumpini, Patumwan

Contact:  251 7202


Malaysia Embassy

Address: 33-35 South Sathorn Rd, Yannawa

Contact:  679 2190-0


Singapore Embassy

Address: 129 South Sathorn Rd, Yannawa

Contact:   286 2111


China & Hong Kong Embassy

Address: 57 Ratchadapisek Rd, Dindang

Contact:  245 7030-45


Korea Embassy

Address: 14 Moo Ban Suanlaemthong 2, Pattanakarn Rd

Contact: 319 1442-3