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).
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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.
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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