Sports Band | Cheer Team | Gael Force | Mascot



The official name of the Gael mascot - stands nearly 10 feet tall, weighs less than 30 pounds (excluding the person inside), and has quickly become a crowd favorite. Gael Force One was first introduced to the Saint Mary's community at the men's basketball game on January 7, 2002 and has been entertaining fans with dances, tricks, and cheers ever since.

Gael Force One was named by the fans through a contest on During basketball season fans were given the opportunity to submit possible names for the mascot on the web site. A 10-person committee representing Saint Mary's students, coaches, staff, faculty, alumni, and student-athletes narrowed the 162 nominations to six. The top six nominations were then placed in a poll on the web site and visitors to voted Gael Force One the new name.

Gael Force One Appearances
Gael Force One, the Saint Mary's College Mascot, is now available for appearances at your next function! All ages love the 10-foot tall Gael Force One, it's sure to be a hit at your event. If you want to make your event memorable, send an invitation to Gael Force One!

Appearance Types:

  • Private/Corporate Event Appearance $100
  • School Appearance (K-12) $75
  • Saint Mary's Department Event Appearance $50

    All appearances are booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and are dependent upon Gael Force One's availability. All private and corporate appearances require a $50 deposit or payment-in-full in advance of the appearance.

    If you'd like to book Gael Force One for an event, please contact the Sports Marketing Office at 925.631.4699, a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.