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 are the reigning All Ireland Senior Men’s Football Champions for 2016.

Gaelic Athletic Association

Official site includes news, history, an introduction to the various sports and their rules, programs, structures, and events.

gaa.ie

Dublin Men’s GAA

Official site of the Dublin County Board covering all topics on Gaelic Football and Hurling, including fixtures, results, news, clubs, teams, tickets, partners, and more.

dublingaa.ie

Dublin Ladies Gaelic

Official site of Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football including fixtures, results, news and teams.

dublinladiesgaelic.ie

Dublin Camogie

Official site of the Dublin Camogie Board covering fixtures, results, news, teams and coaching.

dublincamogie.ie

Experience Gaelic Games

Want to get hands on with Gaelic Games? You can do just that with these guys and try football, hurling, handball and even a spot of Ceilí Dancing.

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