Gaelic games, as the name suggests, are games unique to Ireland. The two primary men’s Gaelic games are football and hurling under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Women play ladies’ Gaelic football under the Ladies’ Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) and camogie (almost identical to hurling) under The Camogie Association. The GAA, the largest sporting organisation in the country, was established in 1884 and Croke Park, Ireland’s largest stadium, on Dublin’s northside is it’s headquarters.
Being a grassroots organisation, there are 134 Gaelic clubs across the county of Dublin, with 2,518 in total across Ireland. Players are chosen from these clubs to represent their county in competition. The largest of these competitions is the yearly All Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championships. Dublin were both the reigning All Ireland Senior Men’s & Women’s Football Champions for 2017.