Posts Tagged ‘GAA’

Weekly Comment:
Support Irish athletes at the Gaelic Players Association’s Annual Golf Outing

On May 22 Gaelic Athletic Association fans will have a unique opportunity to play a round of golf with some of the league’s legendary players at a fundraising event at the exclusive Westchester Country Club in New York. The annual golf outing is hosted by the Gaelic Players Association, the non-profit representative body for theRead more..

Up Tipp:
Hurling & Nationalism

Dave Lewis explores the historical connections between the Gaelic Athletic Association, nationalism, and a heritage of hurling in County Tipperary. ℘℘℘ 2016 was a great year for Ireland as it celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The year was an even better one for the people of Tipperary, as not only did theyRead more..

Irish Sweep World Handball

Two Irish GAA handball players retain the rights to call themselves the king and queen of handball following the 2015 World Handball Championships in Calgary this past August. Paul Brady, from Cavan, won the men’s event for a record fifth straight year, while Belfast’s Aisling Reilly retained her title from last year’s win in aRead more..

Shannon Gaels:
Field of Dreams

The Shannon Gaels GAA Club in New York is one step closer to building its field of dreams – a children’s playing field in Frank Golden Park in College Point, New York. In January, Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan, TD announced that the Irish government will give €250,000 to develop the site. The GAARead more..

Gaelic Games Kick Off in Cleveland

This past Labor Day weekend, one-hundred Gaelic sports teams and thousands more fans of Irish football, hurling and camogie came together for the North American County Board (NACB) Finals in Cleveland, Ohio. The annual GAA finals keep growing: this year teams traveled from 36 cities and 17 states across the U.S. to compete. Mark Owens,Read more..

Irish All-Star Athletes Take New York

The Gaelic Players Association “GPA,” the umbrella group for 2,500 Irish football and hurling athletes, held their first annual dinner in New York on November 15. It was a smashing success, with over 400 prominent Irish-Americans attending as well as the two All-Star teams from Ireland, the Minister of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht JimmyRead more..

GAA Takes Off in Texas

In Dallas, Texas, it’s all about community and camaraderie over competition. Spurred by the success of the Celtic Cowboys, a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) league formed in Austin in 2004, Fionn Mac Cumhaill GAA was founded in Dallas in 2010. Emmett Long, Brian Geraghty, Kevin McCann, Paddy Walsh and Davey Devlin were among the foundingRead more..

Call for Payment to GAA Players

Mick O’Dwyer, manager of the Laois senior Gaelic football team, has called for payment to be made to GAA players who reach the final of the All-Ireland football championship. “The two teams that get into an All-Ireland should get €10,000 a man,” he suggested, on the eve of the Leinster provincial decider between Laois andRead more..

Photo Album:
Men in Shorts

My father played Gaelic football most of his life. He was the captain of the County Leitrim team that won the New York G.A.A. Football Championship in 1932. Sundays during the spring and summer months were a big day in the McGuire household. Mass in the morning was followed by a hearty breakfast and thenRead more..