About The GAA

The GAA stands for The Gaelic Athletic Association or, in Irish, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael.

It is a county sporting and cultural organisation that has a presence on all five continents.

It is Ireland’s largest sporting organisation and is celebrated as one of the great amateur sporting associations in the world today.

The GAA is a volunteer led, community based organisation that promotes Gaelic games such as Hurling, Football, Handball and Rounders and works with sister organisations to promote Ladies Football and Camogie. It is part of the Irish consciousness and plays an influential role in Irish society that extends far beyond the basic aim of promoting Gaelic games.

The Association has its headquarters at Croke Park in Dublin where it has been based on a full time basis since 1908. Croke Park is the GAA’s national stadium, which was a capacity of 82,300 and hosts some of the highest profile events in the Irish sporting calendar.

 

You can visit http://www.gaa.ie for more information about our national sport!

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