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Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)

GAA

The modern governing body of Gaelic sports in Ireland is the Gaelic Athletic Association or GAA which organises the sports of hurling and [gaelic] football throughout Ireland (and many parts of the world).

Ireland and the Cricket World Cup 2007

Ireland beat Pakistan on St Patricks Day

Ireland has rarely been considered a cricketing nation, but the 2007 Cricket World Cup began a new chapter in Ireland’s sporting history as Ireland reached the Super 8 stage of the competition. Ireland arrived in the West Indies with much optimism but few commentators gave them much of a chance.

Cúchulainns GAA Club

Cúchulainns GAA Club

“Cúchulainns is one of the oldest London GAA Clubs with a proud competitive track record. So join in on the action today!”

The Sporting Irish

The Sporting Irish

Ireland has a rich sporting tradition, it is home to Hurling, the oldest field sport in the world, and the Irish are enthusiastic about all of the sports that they play. From homegrown GAA to Soccer: “you’ll never beat the Irish” is a chant you’ll often hear at Ireland’s international sporting events.

Gaelic Games – The March Goes On

Gaelic Games – The March Goes On

Over the last couple of years, Gaelic Games in Britain has received a major boast. London won the Nicky Rackard Cup (Hurling) at Croke Park in 2005 and the success has spurred on other teams to compete to the highest standard. More people are getting involved in GAA than ever before.

Celtic League Rugby Union

Celtic League Rugby Union

The Celtic League is the rugby union competition played between three Scottish, four Welsh and four Irish teams.

Justin Bishop – Irish Rugby International

Justin Bishop - Irish Rugby International

Originally published for the 2005 Crawley Irish Festival
Justin Bishop has been capped by Ireland 25 times and has played for The Exiles, London Irish RFC, throughout his professional career. The Crawley born rugby union winger talks to us about his experiences playing during the professional era and his memories so far.
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Introduction to Hurling

Introduction to Hurling

Hurling is traditionally regarded as Ireland’s national sport although Gaelic Football takes dominance in many Irish counties such as County Dublin.

Introduction to Gaelic Football

Introduction to Gaelic Football

Gaelic football forms an important role in Irish sport. Both men and women’s games will be played at the sports arena. GAA will also be displayed on the Setanta Sports Screen in the Refreshment Tent.

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