GAA

The Gaelic Athletic Association was founded in 1884 as the body responsible for the governing of Irish Sport. Four Gaelic Games were included in the original GAA Charter: Handball, Gaelic Football, Hurling and Rounders and it has since added Ladies Gaelic, Camogie (Ladies Hurling), Poc Fada (an Irish version of Golf), International Rules (various compromises between Gaelic Games and similar sports elsewhere), as well as newer versions of Games such as Hurling 7s and 11s and Wheelchair Hurling.

Through the International Rules Series it has built up a relationship with a number of other sporting organisations around the world with a similar outlook or history: Scottish Shinty, Welsh Baseball (Rounders), Basque Pelota, Australian Football, Lacrosse, World Handball Council, Euro 1 Wall (Handball), Confederation Internationale de Pelota a Mano, Rounders England & Rounders Scotland, as well as promoting its sports abroad through the creation of GAA Counties in Britain (London, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Scotland, Hertfordshire and Gloucestershire), and the World Games (New York, United States, Canada, Australasia, Europe, Asia, Middle East) as well as the GAA Rounders Alpen Cup (North Italy & Switzerland), and games involving teams in Argentina, Moscow, South Africa, the Caribbean, the Canadian Arctic and just about eveywhere in the World.

Perhaps most striking of the World GAA is the creation of organisations in Brittany (NW France) and Galicia (NW Iberia), where individuals from those Celtic regions have started playing Gaelic Football which has led toa Celtic renaissance in those regions, with Leagues played, as in Ireland, in villages throughout Brittany and Galicia, entirely by Natives.

GAA Hurling

Hurling is an ancient Gaelic Irish Sport, and one of the four Charter GAA Sports of 1884. It is played with a Hurl or Hurley (stick) and a sliotar (ball) and is one of the fastest team sports in the world. It is 15-a-side and Goals (worth 3 points) are scored as well as points (over the bar – worth one point). It is organised on a Club and County basis like most GAA Sports and has County, Provncial and All-Ireland Championships. Within both Club and County Championships there is the Hurling League (usually run over winter) and the Hurling Championship (usually run over summer). There are about 12 Top Level (Division 1) Counties that play for the Liam McCarthy Cup, as well as the Christy Ring Cup (Division 2), and Nicky Rackard (Division 3) and Lory Meaghar Cups (Division 4). Outside of Ireland there are 14 Counties that also play Gaelic Football and sometimes Hurling, with London, Warwickshire and Lancashire taking part in the lower levels of the All-Ireland Championships.

All-Ireland Hurling Chamionships

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championships (Liam McCarthy Cup); Joe McDonagh Cup; Christy Ring Cup; Nickey Rackard Cup; Lory Meagher Cup;

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championships (Overviews):

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Liam McCarthy Cup Finals 1887-2020

GAA Hurling Christy Ring Cup Finals 2011-Present

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championships Liam McCarthy Cup (Seasons):

2019 1995

GAA Hurling Christy Ring Cup (Seasons):

2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2012 2011

GAA Hurling Lory Meagher Cup (Seasons): 2017

Picture Credit: January 2nd, 2018, Mallow, Ireland – Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling League 2019 match between Cork and Waterford at Mallow GAA Sports Complex By D. Ribeiro / shtterstock.com [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/january-2nd-2018-mallow-ireland-coop-1282991581 [Accessed 2 June 2021]

GAA National Hurling League

GAA National Hurling League

GAA National Hurling League

GAA Allianz NHL Roinn 1 (Seasons): 2021

GAA Allianz NHL Roinn 2A (Seasons): 2018

GAA Allianz NHL Roinn 3A (Seasons): 2018

GAA Allianz NHL Roinn 3B (Seasons): 2018

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GAA Football

Gaelic Football is one of the four original GAA Charter Sports of 1884, and the most popular, played to the highest level throughout the 32 Counties as well as 14 Counties around the World. It is 15-a-side and Goals (worth 3 Points) are scored as well as Points (Over the Bar – worth 1 Point). it is organised like most GAA Games on a County, Provincial and All-Ireland basis with Club Competitions providing the bedrock of the game, and the best club players representing their counties. Within both Club and County Competitions there is the League (usually run over the winter months) and the Championship (usually run over the summer months).

All-Ireland Football Championships

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championships (Sam Maguire Cup); All-Ireland Club Senior Football Championships; All-Ireland Club Junior Football Championships

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championships

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Finals Sam Maguire Cup 1887-2020

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championships – Sam Maguire Cup (Seasons): 2017 2020

GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Club Championships (Seasons): 2018

GAA Football All-Ireland Junior Club Championship (Seasons): 2017 2018

Picture Credit: Offaly and Westmeath play in the Leinster football championship. Croke Park, Dublin By Eoghan McNally / shutterstock.com [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/offaly-westmeath-play-leinster-football-championship-223886 [Accessed 2 June 2021]

GAA National Football League

GAA National Football League

GAA Football National League Division 1 2004-2007

GAA Allianz NFL Roinn 1 (Seasons): 2021

GAA Allianz NFL Division 4 (Seasons): 2018

Picture Credit: [1] Donegal Daily (2017) GAA Logo [Internet] Available from: http://www.donegaldaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/gaa-logo.png [Accessed 2 December 2017]

Camogie

Camogie is the ladies version of Hurling, with slightly different rules to suit them. It is also 15-a-side and is scored by either goals (worth 3 points) or points (over the bar – worth one point). It is played with a Camog (stick) and ball. It is organised, like most GAA sports on a Club and County basis, with County, Provincial, and All-Ireland Championships. There sason is divided in both Club and County into a Camogie League (usually played over winter) and a Camogie Championship (usually played over summer).

Camogie Association All-Ireland Championships

Camogie Association All-Ireland Championships

Camogie Association All-Ireland Championships (Finals):

Camogie Association All-Ireland Senior Championship O’Duffy Cup Finals 1932-Present

Camogie Association All-Ireland Senior Championships O’Duffy Cup (Seasons): 1999

Picture Credit: [4] Shutterstock / Photo by D. Ribeiro (2019) June 22nd, 2019, Cork, Ireland – Liberty Insurance Camogie Senior Championship: Cork vs Tipperary [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/june-22nd-2019-cork-ireland-liberty-1431588851 [Accessed 2 June 2021]

Ladies Gaelic Football

Ladies Gaelic Football, as its name suggests is the Ladies version of Ireland’s most popular sport, and can boast almost as much poularity, with 50,000 recently turning up at Croke Park for the Ladies Gaelic Football All-Ireland Championship Final. It is organised, like most GAA sports on a Club and County basis, with County, Provincial and All-Ireland Championships. The season is divided into a Football League (usually held over winter) and a Championship (usually held over summer). The scoring is similar to Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie, with a goal (worth 3 points) and a point (over the bar – worth one point). It is also 15-a-side like Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie.

LGFA All-Ireland Championships

LGFA All-Ireland Club Championships

LGFA All-Ireland Club Championships (Finals):

Ladies Gaelic Football Association All-Ireland Senior Club Championship Finals 2011-Present

Picture Credit: [1] Ladies Gaelic Football Association (2020) LGFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://ladiesgaelic.ie/wp-content/themes/lgfa/assets/images/logo-lgfa.png [Accessed 30 March 2020]

LGFA National Football League

LGFA National Football League

Ladies Gaelic Football Association National Football League (Overviews):

Ladies Gaelic Football Association National Football League Division 1 2011-2020

Picture Credit: [1] Ladies Gaelic Football Association (2020) LGFA Logo [Internet] Available from: https://ladiesgaelic.ie/wp-content/themes/lgfa/assets/images/logo-lgfa.png [Accessed 30 March 2020]

GAA Handball

Handball was first played in Ireland according to the World Handball Council website and the GAA Handball website describes it as the GAA’s only real World Sport. It is organised along the same lines as the rest of the Gaelic Games which come under the authority of the GAA – with County, Provincial and All-Ireland Championships, in both Men’s and Women’s, Team and Individual, Boys and Girls and also in Softball and Hardball versions. Some players compete in the European Pro Wallball Tour (Wallball is a unified version of Handball in Europe, bringing together the Handball of Ireland, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Basque Country, Belgium, Wallonia, Flanders and Netherlands. Others play on the US circuit or in Canada and Australia. It is also played in Japan and Latin America.

GAA Handball Singles & Doubles

GAA Handball All-Ireland Championships

GAA Handball Individual Competitions (Overviews):

GAA Handball | All-Ireland 40×20 Championships | Men’s Senior Singles 1975-2019

GAA Handball | Women’s National Singles Roll of Honour 1995-2017

GAA Handball All- Ireland 40×20 Men’s Senior Singles (Seasons): 2018

GAA Handball She’s Ace (Seasons): 2018

Picture Credit: [1] GAA Handball (2017) GAA Handball Logo Square [Internet] Available from: https://cache.gaahandball.ie/images/made/images/remote/http_gaahandball-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/1470913550-GAA-Handball-Logo-Square_394_394_85_c1.jpg [Accessed 11 December 2017]

GAA Handball Club Competitions

GAA Handball Tournaments

GAA Handball Club Championships

GAA Handball | All-Ireland Inter-Club Championship 2012-2018

GAA Handball 40×20 Inter-Club Championship (Seasons): 2017

GAA Handball Gael Linn (Seasons): 2018

GAA Handball Intervarsity Championships (Seasons): 1991

Picture Credit: [4] GAA Handball (2018) 1516891260-Cup-Winners-2017_640_425_85_c1 [Internet] Available from: https://cache.gaahandball.ie/images/made/images/remote/http_gaahandball-uploads.s3.amazonaws.com/1516891260-Cup-Winners-2017_640_425_85_c1.jpeg [Accessed 21 November 2020]

GAA Poc Fada

An Poc Fada – ‘the Long Puck’ is a Gaelic Game where players use a Hurley to hit a Sliotar (ball) up the side of a mountain and down the other side in as few pucks or shots as possible.

The sport would have a similar origin to the Scottish Game of Golf. It is mentioned in the myths and legends of Ireland, when Setanta took his Hurley / Hurl and hit his Sliotar all the way from Co Louth to Co. Armagh in one go. The All-Ireland Poc Fada Championships have taken place in the Cooley Mountains in Co. Louth since 1961 in commemoration of the legendary feat.

Links to the Results of the GAA Poc Fada All-Ireland CHampionships from the inaugural Championship in 1961 (Men’s) and 2009 (Ladies) are available at the links in blue (below the picture).

All-Ireland Poc Fada Championships

GAA Poc Fada All-Ireland Championships (Hurling & Camogie)

GAA Poc Fada All-Ireland Chamionships (Rolls of Honour):

GAA Poc Fada Hurling All-Ireland Championships Roll of Honour 1961-Present

GAA Poc Fada Camogie All-Ireland Championships Roll of Honour 2009-Present

GAA Poc Fada All-Ireland Hurling Chamionships (Years): 1989 1990 1995 2008 2013 2017 2018

GAA Poc Fada All-Ireland Camogie Chamionships (Years): 2013 2017

Picture Credit: [3] All Ireland Poc Fada Championships Facebook Page(2017) – Post August 6, 2017: “All Ireland Poc Fada Finals 2017” [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AllIrelandPocFadaChampionships/photos/ms.c.eJxNWkmSJDEI~9EEBrP9~;2MTFoWyL31QYAxiTVefm1XRZXqyTc~~;84AUk6rrfeUDnoTmXUBrJHSBa~5HvVfiaAA4VOqjw6nDHTqOLxANQPaIOgwT~;4D7JPLEAtnvFvOiRAHI~;gEm9o5E5Eq0Asg9YmckfCVM4YudS2BuER6BL9X0xe4BELZAyDuiSaUFxryUEo4jRksbpiuBKzHAun8P7NCzdlzLp6Po3B2CnATdAMkuTh0OHbp2eOYDJOQDntLU~;ICnw3qde769I7Y64tx3JHp1hEJH0P0YS78wBGJbwdhGgo~;Q5pHn7eleb2MYCxIUPUqFSmuUMpPzIlAeG6gcHU4d6TDdfU1PgVLvVZqKatBPYpxzOpeTQcoMyjsSHxAvtqeC12ZDQjcuWdBxikdaIXGW5JIB5ANAUOkSVAqlN1dpHeT6YXmUGY7I8lFXH5DNIxdKs3gEFXWSFfXS~;wHk9KXIA0hQtQNgd6iaW5y3NOJyWWIdKCC7m2NduCW2xOokjhxbQOJU3dvyM6ymbg~;rttQfpzdPro7zQnlrc70kIVEMdlfBDhZQB5JfxGj6EGRFCQARBNpGx2ZhCzJIUggglJehbA0cYVNqtM~_Tnw4N6LhkzObId~_0r7XOiY52rC~_cqPgnoYIl13jGdrKMZnGAz6It6MecRHx3nY~;01thsb7NLRYSRZJ5NlM7kMJZa9rJdNJttmchkS9zUv3iI4UnR~;at~_29ksaya~;b6ep0Ivppa4eAMdmGUiLDmC1jZgBMSKFMFn5Jh0lYnISlhizMbSglU~;tsBmV9YfoRAqgGvWvpVTCmlLgGTn0bbN1CRR0nMDrOp6Pf8HzJ~;gN8SE6S7MPpJac~_nOZyWtZnDCMfPYZdGibw1reP1ZVxTj4JtAtVSkzNOdPhnlceWX0IwNLa1lf3jkRQ4hYAX8Ou6wDkwwPALQJIqZMEYihMpftDUJKgCeVlKG~;LkPxJ~_EiQ9USJXdbcHR3~_6ZiOq9tx62ZNKCmhw~;q2nPI7hjGD3BsAg~_1YNzK3bssT7ULImA9BSYJ8mrRsky7v0XGoox0A~_2kcFJD5SkS~_HnR1l7wKRfSjVmkYcsy2OdbM~;eTcL588tS9PY~_y4vEUmBWJND7Sca~_czbK5tXluIfhxeO0rjUxqjVMhHDB9JHVgVMoLO1ZjO6RFYWK~;twloxFAYpDNSLcHGeRfle3SZdiU4nzU6XB0p1R~_MbUg~;48qPQ~_e~;Zzv~;Metd6GQFk4Ve3qXOL8BZDbL~_6zYmLMy45NefMoMS8TWfryxwdrOyX~~~;aXSWrxv2k~_40GK8kGWwk~_vhbc2HEljdf22HEI~_Cug10PI2Li~;62jVKUgwP3ICpQxUYcnLy~_THCnukWPtZcwvXjQwdCSdwByDrDdZPkvUeO1j7OWnpTMsaPurjQ0ZHxBdsWMq2NTtdcqersvGFiVs~_rLMIazL5MpPLEajDAVyY6nmZY30mDLs4V~_N7ToKl3jMsjGFoQSF~;Lad17OAU6~_lBxh7UAW~_F47UTvpjxSCG2pkYArAd7UPcopS~_NuZ~;Gud8OX6JoGFqfxEa~;VaD0mhGIAQ6Bl0GW4Qsc3CJFQEGh7Fr8AOhYw1oNGXSFR2wk5JPIAWjY~~;s~_6mjYRZ7aDvE39SFxqDRQL3JpeoIgfpy1vqX2WjQlanz5dDT44PLd2nNkm3SbKoAdrz2bknBTartIfq3lY5a84JLXdsYXJYCmFB08go3eQgjkSCiBRlrq9sK~_ApJ1J3IbMiiaFF57fLxmvgDalvm2rXasLHJ4y0Vl293KbleYfnYU9L06OpaP6~;C2LiWmbZ2ipeOc07kbYwfTYTYDYefvi25pt3lLgQ92unZ7i1Fk0FLsDsHdoX0MSxrm2PlFdnfomEAFAxX44DVjvcTkqTBP4y1T0s2U8ppbSJCjbUVu2~_rAFDNj5HySTph070kBphNQ5Prdtad9erLkB0ygmIWzXRi3i44zvsRn~_hnT90jgLSf4odnx~_ql0F49M5IyRCzyqGFtOh4~;SolJ8V5p~_nE5aBtMy8KEZcXikQRC~;LPo9kD2lLOR5ZjB~_WfQsAsFFoFMnLofu4~_nGtL9rkVK6n~;cdk~_uanx09wOG1Z65tAjnXfnaMYcyxxOPO66kLjPtO9wtrz2siKzEVpayorJh1mny8FJHmit~;ZAaW75XRh27ITBI7iiPKWqQb~;LA0wVp~_3rzyki~_VRUw2H1VCK~;KhDYPrYZR97H0HviFFicuwyx96XhEvz06vLY4C1owKWXltL30byABKEL4cH8JasAYISo5RhKAzP~_GZU43vOhKbPVDdO9X6j8OlgZTeWTZNdNrvxsWrfwOmLW7jAd89YE0b~;lbZLB6dp~_yhlNXQgpUR4baIa4lM6Lcc~_w~;r5os2J~;B5q3pHLI40Mit~;XSYvg6zXs19geUJD4jYIWwUeztvPIAcn6K~;UWsfHl1wxa5l1b9137vXRB6T2rVNUGuB~_AV4BfWj4AwZbca9USEr~_VpUWRY5omlLgDrGGJj0T3~_I4gT8VphyO2Vrw2RoesDsOW48tpi423Rm~;ncVj3cbjFMaM86S0avfQ2~_pZAmeq~_XLXE~_16VN3cXeGP~_AUvQPa8ZqDuBoVDPByC2Kqv04n3Mi7dcrMVewSMzxc5vivXbCiFBO27A25P0Vsa5JoUx7ze~;Id6SqCjVoC~;4nNWthpY4w4caA9UIlO8t8~;2iygzKmFCSwhylSqWpo4OWqk~_w~;~;iCjuGy3ire~_UOU0a~_JLe1QvNKGfHnao1ToPoaF7qLYYkNQk6BZA33XwBY7I1GUUAzPfXJ9piOUxuSP6bhyNtfDUC9mqzTe1176vlu~_r8pJKSZujPtG929OfijzAw3F61BpocS0V6lNEQaL0O74woqyCWWTQsMk9HYS5KPjUEeOhFECm4E3~_bDpY3o32HcKyL~;UFhyp3iPzwayXfGQp8kOZMHOL85bXPeuq~_ErUnRGja9h8Rup~_Rrbcnor6inDmrapTApZehvL21NxdpTNOdMdJy4wT~;rjUUgFO99GtpfAMpdJ7beFnn~;eNvwAYqyRjiR70JspKTAEdFlAdpMOttbSwXPktHrEB8gMat3SRdeTp0WV9Xlh9x~;wDxv2zlroNQRxJbj0AJS6awSWn7nPk8Mh0Kfm6VCC23yi4jQl0bPP0bQloKMwPrBvurKhM9LHDQq4pdWGpox8~;9~;daJNVV4cBpbDkVdL~_nKoNV2XEGYPSxj9XXUErHDvaxzjkSPJJzJJhS~_G3NjYw1fls7zTnX2J5OF4~;gjd6NHaZ7LF3GjmAbfw~_cBHCLfu5jg1XZhnIEQ9yVyd93LN2Bcw4~_Rmqfj~;sIfrM4~_8jU5~_CXopdHBGD6vo2~;VLoAPKh0ACWAtHzP~;QtgpyvfTnfwY~;0DVun8B8DZh8wHjC9B5~_Dt6c9bnyO8Zfagwz3oSIwvl75gZtcu8P2~_sHHEyXogDPtu2e9xEc59jNX44kkdMTouJeZIfSSjXeg5~;wGZiceo.bps.a.1478776878855283/1478877472178557 [Accessed 6 November 2020]

Connacht GAA Poc Fada

Connacht GAA Poc Fada

GAA Connacht Poc Fada Senior Hurling (Years): 2013

GAA Connacht Poc Fada Camogie (Years): 2013

GAA Connacht Poc Fada Boys Under 16 Hurling (Years): 2013

Picture Credit: [1] GAA Poc Fada Twitter Account (2018) GAA Poc Fada Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/975524662636613632/-7z4rlL3_400x400.jpg [Accessed 9 June 2018]

Leinster GAA Poc Fada

Leinster GAA Poc Fada

GAA Leinster Poc Fada Hurling Pairs (Years): 2012

Picture Credit: [1] GAA Poc Fada Twitter Account (2018) GAA Poc Fada Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/975524662636613632/-7z4rlL3_400x400.jpg [Accessed 9 June 2018]

Munster GAA Poc Fada

Munster GAA Poc Fada

GAA Munster Poc Fada Senior Hurling (Years): 2012 2013

GAA Munster Poc Fada Camogie (Years): 2013

GAA Munster Poc Fada Boys Under 16 (Years): 2012 2013

Picture Credit: [3] All Ireland Poc Fada Championships (2013) Photo, August 5, 2013 – with Brendan Cummins [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/AllIrelandPocFadaChampionships/photos/a.542638972469083/542675055798808 [Accessed 21 November 2020]

Ulster GAA Poc Fada

Ulster GAA Poc Fada

GAA Ulster Poc Fada (Years): 2012

Picture Credit: [1] GAA Poc Fada Twitter Account (2018) GAA Poc Fada Logo [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/975524662636613632/-7z4rlL3_400x400.jpg [Accessed 9 June 2018]

GAA Rounders

Rounders is an Irish and British version of Softball and Baseball, and thought to be the ancestor of both. It was first codified in Ireland as part of the Original GAA Charter of 1884, but not organised until 1958. It is a Bat and Ball (also known as Safe Haven) sport whereby the batter attempts to hit a ball thrown at him or her by a pitcher or bowler and then attempts to run around the bases back home.

GAA Rounders All Ireland Senior Championships

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Senior Championships

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Senior Championships (Finals)

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championships Senior Ladies Finals 1970-Present

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Championships Senior Men’s Finals 1976-Present

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Championships Senior Mixed Finals 1990-Present

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championships Senior Ladies (Overviews & Seasons)

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Championships Senior Ladies 2013-2019

GAA Rounders Council All-Ireland Championship Senior Ladies 2001-2010

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championships Senior Ladies: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016

Rounders Council of Ireland AIC Senior Women: 2005

Rounders Association of Ireland AIC Senior Ladies: 2003

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championships Senior Men’s (Overviews & Seasons)

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Championship Senior Men’s 2013-2019

Rounders Council of Ireland All-Ireland Championships Senior Men 2005-2012

Rounders Association of Ireland All-Ireland Senior Men’s Championship 2001-2004

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championships Senior Men’s: 2019 2018 2017 2016

Rounders Association of Ireland AIC Senior Men’s: 2003

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championships Senior Mixed (Overviews & Seasons):

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championships Senior Mixed 2013-2019

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championship Senior Mixed: 2019 2018 2017 2016

Rounders Association of Ireland AIC Senior Mixed: 2004 2003

Picture Credit: [6] GAA Rounders (2019) All-Ireland Finals – Senior Mixed Winners Glynn/Barntown [Internet] Available from: http://gaarounders.ie/ckeditor_uploads/images/1012.JPG [Accessed 19 January 2020]

GAA Rounders All Ireland Minor Championships

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Minor Championships

GAA Rounders All Ireland Minor Championships (Finals):

GAA Rounders Minor Ladies All-Ireland Championship Finals 1977-2018

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Minor Men’s Championship Finals 1977-2018

GAA Rounders All-Ireland Minor Mixed Championship Finals 1998-2018

GAA Rounders All Ireland Minor Championship (Seasons)

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championship Minor Ladies (Seasons): 2018

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championship Minor Men’s (Seasons): 2017 2018

GAA Rounders All Ireland Championship Minor Mixed (Seasons): 2018

Picture credit: [1] Rebel Og Coaching (2017) Rounders Logo [Internet] Available from: https://i2.wp.com/rebelogcoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rounders-logo.jpg [Accessed 22 March 2018]

GAA Rounders Feile

GAA Rounders Feile

GAA Rounders Feile (Finals)

GAA Rounders U16 Mixed Feile Finals 1993-2018

GAA Rounders U15 Boys Feile 1992-2016

GAA Rounders U13 Boys Feile Finals 1992-2018

GAA Rounders Girls U13 Feile Finals 1992-2018

GAA Rounders Feile (Seasons)

GAA Rounders Feile U16 Mixed (Seasons):2018

GAA Rounders Feile U15 Boys (Seasons): 2018

GAA Rounders Feile U15 Girls (Seasons): 2017 2018

GAA Rounders Feile U14 Boys John West (Seasons): 2018

GAA Rounders Feile U14 Girls John West (Seasons): 2018

Picture Credit: [1] Rebel Og Coaching (2017) Rounders Logo [Internet] Available from: https://i2.wp.com/rebelogcoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rounders-logo.jpg [Accessed 22 March 2018]

Community Games Rounders

Community Games Rounders

Wexford Community Games U-14 Girls Rounders (Seasons): 1983

Picture Credit: [1] Rebel Og Coaching (2017) Rounders Logo [Internet] Available from: https://i2.wp.com/rebelogcoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/rounders-logo.jpg [Accessed 22 March 2018]

An Gaeltacht GAA

Comortais Peile na Gaeltachta is an All-Ireland Gaelic Football competition featuring Gaeltacht (Gaelic-speaking areas of Ireland) Clubs from the Galway, Mayo, Donegal, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Meath Gaeltacht areas.

An Gaeltacht GAA

Comortais Peile na Gaeltachta

An Gaeltacht GAA Comortais Peile na Gaeltachta (Finals):

GAA Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta Senior Finals 1969-Present

Picture Credit: [9] Irish Examiner (2016) Donegal’s Naomh Conaill retained their Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta title after beating An Ghaeltacht of Kerry in the final. [Internet] Available from: http://files.hoganstand.com/common/newgallery/Naomh%20Conaill.jpg [Accessed 20 August 2020]

Colleges GAA

Colleges GAA comprises competitions in Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie, Ladies Gaelic and Handball

GAA Higher Education Hurling

GAA HE Hurling League;

GAA HE Hurling League

Electric Ireland HE GAA SHL Division 1 (Results): 2019

Electric Ireland HE GAA SHL Division 2 (Results): 2019

[1] Galway Bay FM (2018) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://galwaybayfm.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Electric-Ireland-GAA-Higher-Education-Championships.jpg  [Accessed 8 April 2021]

Irish Collegiate Handball Association

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ICHA Intervarsities (Years): 1991

Picture Credit: [1] Irish Collegiate Handball Association Twitter (2020) Profile Picture [Internet] Available from: https://twitter.com/IchaHandball/photo [Accessed 26 November 2020]

Connacht GAA

Connacht GAA is the smallest of the four GAA Provinces, containg five counties: Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim. As well as organising their own County Championship and League each of the five counties sends the County Champions to represent them in the Connacht GAA Club Championshp. Below you will find links to the Results, Tables and Statistics of each of the five counties on the four main GAA sports: Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic.

Connacht GAA Hurling

Connacht Club Intermediate Hurling Championship; Connacht Club Junior Hurling Championship

Connacht Club Intermediate Hurling Championship (Seasons): 2018

Connacht Club Junior Hurling Championship (Seasons):2018

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Roscommon GAA

Roscommon GAA

Roscommon GAA Senior Hurling Championship

Roscommon GAA Senior Hurling Championship (Seasons): 2017

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Sligo GAA

Sligo GAA is one of five traditional members of the Connacht GAA Provincial Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The four traditional sports of the GAA are Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball and Rounders. Camogie is a Ladies version of Hurling and Ladies Gaelic is a Ladies version of Gaelic Football. In addition there are newer sports such as Poc Fada.

Sligo GAA is one of five traditional members of the Connacht GAA Provincial Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The four traditional sports of the GAA are Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball and Rounders. Camogie is a Ladies version of Hurling and Ladies Gaelic is a Ladies version of Gaelic Football. In addition there are newer sports such as Poc Fada.

Sligo GAA Crest

Sligo GAA Football

Sligo GAA Football

Sligo GAA Senior Football League

Furey Coaches SFL (Season Tables & Final):

2018

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Leitrim GAA

Leitrim GAA

Leitrim GAA

Leitrim GAA Hurling Championship Finals:

Leitrim GAA Senior Hurling Championship 2006-Present

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Leinster GAA

There are 12 Counties in Leinster. Leinster GAA includes Dublin, Kildare, Louth, Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wicklow and Wexford Counties. Each of these Counties organises its own County Championship and League as well as sending the County Championship Winners on to the Leinster Club Championship. Below you will find links to the County Chamionships and Leagues in each of the Leinster Counties for the four main GAA sports: Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie, and Ladies Gaelic.

Leinster Hurling Championships

Leinster GAA Club Senior Hurling Championship; Leinster GAA Club Intermediate Hurling Championship; Leinster GAA Club Junior Hurling Championship;

AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship (Tier 1)(Seasons):2019

AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship (Tier 2)(Seasons):2019

AIB Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship (Tier 3)(Seasons):2019

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Dublin GAA

Dublin GAA

Dublin GAA Adult Football League (Overviews):

Dublin GAA Adult Football League Division 1 2015-2019

Dublin GAA Fingal Schools Football League (Seasons): 1976

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Kildare GAA

Kildare GAA Senior Hurling Championship

Kildare GAA Senior Hurling Championship (Seasons): 2019

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Longford GAA

Longford GAA Senior Hurling Championship

Longford GAA Hurling Senior Championship

Longford GAA Hurling Senior Championship Finals 1905-Present

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Offaly GAA

Offaly GAA

Offaly GAA Brosna Press Senior Hurling League Division 1 (Seasons): 2019

Offaly GAA Tullamore Court Hotel Senior Football Championship (Seasons): 2020

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Wicklow GAA

Wicklow GAA Handball

GAA Handball Wicklow County Championships 40×20 (Seasons): 1991

GAA Handball Wicklow Arklow HC Club Novice Competition (Seasons): 1991

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Wexford GAA

Wexford Community Games Rounders

Wexford Community Games U-14 Girls Rounders (Seasons): 1983

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Munster GAA

Munster GAA is one of the four Provincial Councils of the Gaelic Athletic Association, featuring the Counties of Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Waterford. Each of these counties has its own County Championship and League in each of the four main sports: Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic. As well as the County Championships, the Provincial Councils organise the County and Club Provincial Chamionships. See below for links to the Resulys, Tables and Statistics associated with each of the six counties.

Waterford GAA

Waterford GAA Senior Hurling Championship

Waterford GAA JJ Kavanagh & Sons Co. Senior Hurling Championship (Seasons): 2019

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Kerry GAA

Kerry GAA

Kerry GAA Senior County Football Championship (Seasons): 2000

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Ulster GAA

Ulster GAA is one of 4 Provincial Councils of the Gaelic Athletic Association, covering the counties of Antrim, Down, Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Derry, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan. Each of these Counties has its own County Championship and League, the winners of which compete for the Ulster Provincial Club Championship. See below for links to the Results, Tables and Statistics of each of the Ulster GAA Counties in Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic.

Tyrone GAA Crest

Tyrone GAA

Tyrone GAA Ladies Gaelic

Tyrone GAA Ladies Gaelic League Tables (Seasons): 2014

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Derry GAA

Derry GAA

Derry GAA Sperrin Galvanisers Senior Hurling League (Seasons): 2019

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Colleges GAA

Colleges GAA comprises competitions in Hurling, Gaelic Football, Camogie, Ladies Gaelic and Handball

Irish Collegiate Handball Association

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ICHA Intervarsities (Years): 1991

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International Rules

International Rules

International Rules, also known as Compromise Rules is a term for a number of related sports combining the rules of GAA sports with similar sports from around the World. There is International Rules Football, played between Ireland and Australia, Hurling-Shinty, played between Ireland and Scotland, Handball-Pelota, which is Ireland v Basque Country, as well as Rounders-Baseball and Rounders-Softball (Irish teams v American, Canadian and Britsh teams), Hurlacrosse (Hurling-Lacrosse – Ireland v Iroquois Nationals), and Poc Fada Golf (A Golf Course where players use a Hurl/Hurley to hit the ball into the hole)

Hurling-Shinty Internationals

Ireland v Scotland Hurling-Shinty International Rules; Club Internatinals

Ireland v Scotland Overviews:

Hurling-Shinty International Tailteann Games Ireland v Scotland 1924-1932

Hurling-Shinty Internationals Ireland v Scotland 1972-1979

Hurling-Shinty Internationals Ireland v Scotland 1988-1999

Hurling-Shinty Internationals Ireland v Scotland 2000-2009

International Rules Hurling-Shinty | Ireland v Scotland 2010-2015

International Rules Hurling-Shinty | Ireland v Scotland 2016-2018

Ireland v Scotland (Seasons): 2014

Hurling-Shinty Club Internationals:

Hurling-Shinty International Rules Club Internationals 1897

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Handball-Pelota Internationals

Ireland v Basque Country Handball-Pelota International Rules.

Ireland v Basque Country (Years): 1932

International Rules Handball-Pelota | Ireland v Basque Country 2004-2006

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Rounders-Softball Internationals

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Rounders-Softball Club Internationals

Rounders-Softball Club Internationals Lakelands GAA v Leinster Softball 1982

Rounders-Softball Club Internationals Skryne GAA Tour of Massachusetts 1982

Rounders-Baseball Club Internationals:

Rounders-Baseball International Rules 2008

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Hurlacrosse Internationals

Hurling-Lacrosse Internationals

Hurlacrosse Internationals

Hurlacrosse International Ireland Lacrosse v Europe Hurling Croke Park 2019

Hurlacrosse Club Internationals

International Rules Hurlacrosse Club Internationals 2009-2018

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Poc Fada Golf

Poc Fada Golf

Poc Fada Golf

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Tallaght Rules Basketball-Futsal

Tallaght Rules Basketball-Futsal

Tallaght Rules Basketball-Futsal 2003

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Scottish Shinty

Shinty is Gaelic Scotland’s traditional version of Hurling. It is one of the forgotten Gaelic, Celtic or Atlantic Games like Basque Pelota and Welsh Baseball, played mostly in Gaelic parts of Scotland like the Highlands and Islands. The game is very similar to Hurling, with a curved stick used to hit a ball through a goal, except there is no point-over-the-bar and less play in the air. The game is 12-a-side as opposed to Hurling’s 15-a-side. The Shinty National League Division 1 was the Second Level of Men’s Shinty from 2004 to 2007. See also International Rules:

Shinty Matches in Ireland

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Shinty Charity Match:

Irish Shinty Charity Match 2010

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Camanachd Associatio Logo

Camanachd Association North Region Leagues

Shinty North Region

Camanachd Association North Division 1 (Overviews):

Camanachd Association Shinty North Division 1 2000-2003

Camanachd Association Shinty North Division 1 2004-2007

Camanachd Association Shinty North Division 1 2016-2019

Camanachd Association North Division 2 (Overviews):

Camanachd Association Shinty North Division 2 2004-2007

Camanachd Association Shinty Marine Harvest North Division 2 2000-2003

CA North Division 1 (Seasons:): 2017 2018

CA North Division 2 (Seasons:): 2017 2018

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Camanachd Associatio Logo

Camanachd Association South Region Leagues

Shinty South

Camanachd Association South Division 1 (Overviews):

Camanachd Association Shinty South Division 1 2000-2003

Camanachd Association Shinty South Division 1 2004-2007

Camanachd Association Shinty South Division 1 2016-2019

Camanachd Association South Division 2 (Overviews):

Camanachd Association Shinty Marine Harvest South Division 2 2000-2003

CA South Division 1 (Seasons): 2017 2018

CA South Division 2 (Seasons): 2017 2018

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Camanachd Association Cups

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CA Camanachd Cup (Seasons): 2017

CA Macauley Cup (Seasons): 2017

CA Sutherland Cup (Seasons): 2017

Other Cups (Annual Challenge Cups)

Camanachd Association Shinty Lovat Cup 2016-2020

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Women’s Camanachd Association

WCA

Women’s Camanachd Association National Division 1 (Overviews):

Women’s Camanachd Association Shinty National Division 1 2004-2005

Women’s Camanachd Association National Division 1 2016-2018

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Camanachd Associatio Logo

Scottish Universities Shinty

Scottish Universities Shinty

Shinty Universities (Overviews)

Scottish Universities Shinty Men’s Division 2009-2011

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Welsh (British) Baseball

Welsh Baseball is a version of Rounders played primarily in South Wales, and also in Liverpool, where it is known as English Baseball. It is like a cross between Baseball, Rounders and Cricket. During the latter half of the 19th Century, the famous A.G. Spalding of Major League Baseball fame organised a Baseball Tour of England and Ireland, and in the process played a number of games against English and Welsh Rounders teams, who adopted some of the rules (such as tagging a playerout with the ball and two-handed batting). It kept the poles rather than flat bases and left the diamond in an irregular shape with all four sides unequal in length. Welsh Baseball also has a bat more like a Cricket Bat than a Baseball Bat, and it tapers towards the handle. According to sources in referenced in the articles below, Irish immigrants to Liverpool and South Wales were numerous among the Working Classes playing the game in the 20th Century. It is still played in South Wales and Liverpool but is now mostly a Children’s and Teenagers Game.

Welsh Ladies Baseball Union

Wrlsh Ladies Baseball Union

WLBU Premier Divison Overviews:

Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Premier Division 2012-2018

WLBU Division 1 Overviews:

Welsh Ladies Baseball Union Division 1 2012-2018

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Welsh Baseball Union

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WBU Premier Division (Overviews):

Welsh Baseball Union Premier Division 2012-2014

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Basque Pelota

Pelota is the Traditional Game of the Basque People of Sourthwest France and North Central Iberia (Spain). Their language is the oldest in Europe, and the only non-Indo-European language left in Western Europe according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, and therefore with some justification the Basques refere to themselves as the only Native Europeans. The sport is similar to the GAA and European game of Handball, played with a curved glove which is used to propel the ball off one of two perpendicluar walls on a four-sided court, with the other two sides open.

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ASPE Pelota (Basque Country)

ASPE Pelota;

ASPE Pelota (Basque Country)

Campeonato Cuatro y Medio (4 & 1/2) Finals:

ASPE Pelota Campeonato Cuatro y Medio de Lep.M 2000-Present

ASPE Pelota Campeonato Manomanista Lep.M (Seasons):

2019

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FFPB Pilote Basque (Biarritz-France)

FFPB Pilote Basque

FFPB Pilote Basque (Biarritz)

FFPB Pilote Basque Fronton (Standings):

FFPB Pilote Basque Fronton Place Libre Pala Championnat de France Nationale A Group A 2015-2018

FFPB Pilote Basque Trinquet (Standings):

FFPB Pilote Basque Trinquet Paleta Pilote de Cuir Championnat de France National A Groupe A 2015-2019

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Eton Fives

Eton Fives is a variation on the game of Handball, first played in Ireland, and the origins of Eton Fives go back to Medieval Peasants playing the gamea against the wall of the chapel at Eton College, where there is a handrail down one side. The first court was built in Eton in 1840, by the Headmaster, Dr. Hawtrey. In 1877 AC Ainger drew up the first rules of the game.

Eton Fives Association

EFA League

Eton Fives Association League (Overviews):

Eton Fives Association League Division 1 2010-2020

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Medieval British Football & Hurling

According to later legend Celtic Britons played the Romans at a game of Football in Derbyshire on Shrove Tuesday AD 217 after a battle. These games of Football had no formal rules, or numbers per side and are also known as Medieval or Mob Football with the objective usually to get theball back to a base at either your own teams end or the opposing teams. Variations on the theme include Uppies & Downies (those living up the hill versus those living down the hill) and Town versus Country. These sports are also known in Continental Europe. In Britain these days they are mainly played in the Celtic fringes of England and Scotland: Cornish Hurling in Cornwall, Manx Cammag in the Isle of Man, Orkney Ba Game in the Orkney Islands, Shaking the Hales in Northumberland, Uppies & Downies in Cumbria, and the Shrovetide Game in Derbyshire. Other games include Eton Fives, a version of Handball first played in the Meddle Ages by Peasants against the Church Walls at Eton College, with a handrail providing an obstacle down one side.

Medieval British Football & Hurling

Manx Cammag; Cornish Hurling; Cumbrian Uppies & Downies;

Manx Cammag

Manx Cammag North v South on St. Stephen’s Day 2015-Present

Cornish Hurling (Hurling the Silver Ball):

Cornish Hurling Town v Country Shrove Tuesday at St Columb 1950-2005

Shrovetide Football

Ashbourne Shrovetide Football 217 AD-Present

Alnwick Shrove Tuesday Football (Northumberland Medieval Football)

Uppies & Downies

Kirkwall Ba’ Game (Orkney Uppies and Doonies)

Workington Uppies & Downies (Cumbrian Medieval Football)

Medieval Football Teams

Medieval Football Teams

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Breton Gaelic Football

Within Europe GAA, there are two Countries / Regions where the Gaelic Football is played entirely by Natives in small towns and villages like in Ireland: Brittany (NW France) and Galicia (NW Iberia – Spain/Portugal). These two Celtic Countries both have Men’s and Women’s Leagues played on a weekly basis, rather than in tournaments like in the other World Games Counties.

Lig Breizhat Mell-droad Gouezelek – Ligue Bretonne de Football Gaelique

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Brittany GAA Lig Breizhat Mell-droad Gouezelek – Ligue Bretonne de Football Gaelique (Overviews)

Brittany GAA Brittany Gaelic Football League Men 2011-2014

Brittany GAA Brittany Gaelic Football League Men Division 1 2015-2019

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Galician Gaelic Football

Within Europe GAA, there are two Countries / Regions where the Gaelic Football is played entirely by Natives in small towns and villages like in Ireland: Brittany (NW France) and Galicia (NW Iberia – Spain/Portugal). These two Celtic Countries both have Men’s and Women’s Leagues played on a weekly basis, rather than in tournaments like in the other World Games Counties.

Galician Gaelic Football League –

Liga Galega de Fútbol Gaélico

Liga Galega de Futbol Gaelico

AGFG – Liga Galega de Fútbol Gaélico Men’s Division 1

Galicia GAA Galician Gaelic Football League Men’s Division 1 2013-2019

AGFG – Liga Galega de Fútbol Gaélico Men’s Division 2

Galicia GAA Galician Gaelic Football League Men’s Division 2 2015-2017

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World Handball Council

Handball is described on the GAA Handball website as the only real GAA World Sport. The World Handball Council says Handball was first played in Ireland, and it is very popular throughout the United States of America and Canada, with the World Handball Players the top Pro Competition, and variations such as Inner City Handball. It is also played in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Central America, Australia and Japan.

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World Handball Council

WHC World Handball Championships

The World Handball Council is the World Governing Body for the North American & Irish version of Handball.

World Handball Council World Championships (Finals):

World Handball Council World One Wall Championships Open Singles 1997-Present

World Handball Council World One Wall Championships Women’s Singles 1997-Present

World Handball Council 4 Wall Handball Champions Men’s Open Singles 1967-2018

World Handball Council 4-Wall Handball Champions Women’s Open Singles 1997-2018

WHC World Handball Championships Men’s Finals (Editions): 2015

WHC World Handball Championships Women’s Finals (Editions): 2015

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European Handball

Handball is described on the GAA Handball website as the only real GAA World Sport, with a high level of Competition in Western Europe (the European Wallball Pro Tour: Euro1Wall) as well as Organisations, each with their own variation on the rules, in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Catalonia, Basque Country, Belgium (Wallonia-Brussels and Flanders) and Netherlands.

Wallball has emerged in recent decades as a unified world form of Handball, and there is a European Wallball Tour, featuring rounds in England, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium and elswehere.

There are versions of the sport throughout Western Europe, and Irish Players take part in Tournaments worldwide.

Below you will find links to the Results and Rankings of various Tours and Tournaments:

European Wallball Tour (Euro1Wall)

European Wallball Tour (Euro1Wall)

European Wallball Tour

EWT Men’s Rankings (End of Season): 2017-18 2018-19

EWT Women’s Rankings (End of Season): 2017-18

EWT Men’s Rankings (End of Calendar Year): 2017 2018

EWT Women’s Rankings (End of Calendar Year): 2017 2018

EWT Finals (Seasons): 2018-19

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Walloon-Brussels Wallball

Walloon Federation of Wallon-Brussels Games

Walloon Federation of Walloon-Brussels Games |

WFWBG One Wall National 1 (Seasons): 2019

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European Team Handball

Kaatsen (Frisian Handball)

Kaatsen (Frisian Handball)

Kaatsen (Frisian Handball):

Kaatsen (Frisian Handball) Reference 1897-Present

KNKB Kaatsen Women’s Championship (Years): 2019

KNKB Kaatsen Men’s Championship (Years): 2019

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Britain GAA

There are two GAA Provincial Councils outside Ireland: the World Games comprising New York, United States, Canada, Australasia, Europe, Asia and Middle East GAA Councils; and the Britain GAA Provincial Council comprising the GAA Counties of London, Warwickshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire and Scotland. Both have County Championships and Provincial Championships in Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic, although not all as yet have Hurling, Camogie or Ladies Gaelic Football Championships.

Britain GAA

Britain GAA Provincial Championships

Britain GAA Provincial Championships (Finals):

Britain GAA Hurling Club Championship Finals 1967-Present

Britain GAA Football Club Championship Finals 1967-Presen

Britain GAA All-Britain JFC (Seasons): 2017

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London GAA

London GAA

London GAA Division 1 Hurling League (Seasons): 2019

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Scotland GAA

Scotland GAA

Scotland GAA Football (Finals):

Scotland GAA Football Men’s Senior Championship Finals 1985-Present

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Yorkshire GAA

Yorkshire GAA

Yorkshire GAA Football Division 1 Championship (Seasons): 2010

Yorkshire GAA Football Division 2 Championship (Seasons): 2010

Yorkshire GAA Football Division 1 League (Seasons): 2010

Yorkshire GAA Pennine Football League Division 1 (Seasons): 2010

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Warwickshire GAA

Warwickshire GAA

Warwickshire GAA Senior Football Chamionship (Seasons): 2019

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Hertfordshire GAA

Hertfordshire GAA

Hertfordshire GAA Cahill & Hurley Senior Football Championship (Seasons): 2015

Hertfordshire GAA Football League (Seasons): 2015

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GAA World

GAA International and World Games

Internationals have been played in the GAA since the first trips to New York in the early 20th Century. From 1924 to 1932 Ireland played the United States at the Tailteann Games. The 1947 All-Ireland Final was played in New York, and from the 1950s onwards, Internationals were played between the All-Ireland or National League Champions and New York or Australasia. More recently there has been Internationals between World Countries, such as Italy v France or Galicia v France.

International Rules matches can be found at the International Rules Page here:

The first International GAA played was the Tailteann Games of 1924-1932, and this was followed by the 1947 All-Ireland Football Final, which was held in New York.

In the 1950s the St. Brendan’s Cup finals were held between New York and the National Football League & National Hurling League winners. In the 1960s there was the World Championship Cup between New York & The All-Ireland Champions.

From thereon New York & London played in the All-Ireland Championship in Football and London, Warwickshire & Lancashire in the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard & Lory Meaghar Cups.

The World Games is the latest development in the GAA’s World Programme: It is essentially a Provincial Championship for the Americas (New York, United States & Canada in Americas – Native Cup) & World Counties (Europe, Australasia, Asia & Middle East – Irish Cup) with development programmes in Russia, Africa, Caribbean, Latin America & Argentina.

GAA World Games Native Cups

GAA World Games Native Cups

GAA World Games Hurling Native Cup (Years): 2016 2019

GAA World Games Football Native Cup (Years): 2016

GAA World Games Camogie Native Cup (Years): 2016 2019

GAA World Games Ladies Gaelic Native Cup (Years): 2016 2019

GAA World Games Football (Years):2015

GAA World Games Men’s Football Shield (Editions): 2015

GAA International Tournament Zone 3 Hurling (Editions): 2013

Picture Credit: [3] GAA Twitter (2016) CpvOaCkXYAAe3eW – Photo – August 13, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpvOaCkXYAAe3eW?format=jpg&name=4096×4096 [Accessed 22 November 2020]

GAA World Games Irish Cups

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GAA World Games Football Irish Cup (Years): 2016

GAA World Games Hurling Irish Cup (Years): 2016 2019

GAA World Games Camogie Irish Cup (Years): 2016 2019

GAA World Games Ladies Gaelic Irish Cup (Years): 2016 2019

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New York GAA Logo

New York GAA

New York GAA SFC;

New York GAA Men’s Football

New York GAA Navillus SFC (Results): 2014

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United States GAA

United States GAA; North American County Board

USGAA Rolls of Honour:

United States GAA Senior Men’s Football Roll of Honour 1959-2019

United States GAA Senior Hurling Championships Roll of Honour 1959-2019

USGAA All-American Tournament (Seasons): 2017

NACB Nationals Football Finals (Seasons): 2013

NACB Nationals Hurling Finals (Seasons): 2013

NACB Nationals Camogie Finals (Seasons): 2013

NACB Nationals Ladies Gaelic Finals (Seasons): 2013

Southwest Division

Denver Gaels Hurling Pub League:

Denver Gaels GAA Hurling Pub League 2017-2019

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Canada GAA Roll of Honour

Canada GAA

Canada GAA Football Division Rolls of Honour:

GAA Canada Eastern Division Men’s Senior Football Championship 2014-2017

GAA Canada Toronto Division Men’s Football Championship 1962-2017

GAA Canada Western Canada Division Senior Football Championship 2004-2018

Canada GAA Football Provincial Cups Rolls of Honour

GAA Canada Eastern Division Quebec Provincial Cup Men’s Football 2006-2014

GAA Canada Western Division Seattle-Washington Cup Men’s Football 2015

GAA Canada Western Division Alberta Cup Men’s Football 2008-2015

GAA Canada Western Division Calgary Tournament Ladies Tournament 1998-2015

GAA Canada Western Division Edmonton Tournament Men’s Football 1997-2015

GAA Canada Western Division Vancouver Tournament Men’s Football 1997-2009

GAA Canada Pacific Northwest Championships Men’s Football 1979-1996

Canada GAA Junior Football Rolls of Honour

GAA Canada Eastern Division Men’s Junior Football Championship 2017

Canada GAA Football Sevens Roll of Honour

GAA Canada Western Division Bailey’s Cup Football Sevens 1990-2000

GAA Canada Western Division Jack Bell Cup Sevens Football Men 2002-2014

Canada GAA Ladies Football Rolls of Honour:

GAA Canada Eastern Division Ladies Senior Football Championship 2015-2017

GAA Canada Toronto Division Ladies Football Championship 1988-2017

GAA Canada Western Division Edmonton Tournament Ladies Football 1997-2015

Canada GAA Ladies Junior Football Rolls of Honour:

GAA Canada Eastern Division Ladies Junior Football Championship 2017

GAA Canada Toronto Division Ladies Football Championship 1988-2017

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Canada GAA Results

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Canada GAA Western Division Football Championship (Seasons):2007

Canada GAA Western Division Ladies Football Championship (Seasons): 2007

Canada GAA Pacific Northwest Football Championship: 1990

Canada GAA Western Canada Division Championship Finals (Seasons): 2018

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Australasia GAA

Australasia GAA

Australasia GAA Rolls of Honour:

Australasia GAA Senior Men’s Football Championships Roll of Honour 1971-2019

Australasia GAA Senior Hurling Championships Roll of Honour 1971-2019

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Europe GAA

Europe GAA

Europe GAA Men’s Football Championship (Seasons) :2014

Europe GAA Men’s Gaelic Football Benelux Region Championship (Seasons): 2019

Europe GAA Men’s Gaelic Football Central-East Region Championship (Seasons): 2019

Europe GAA Ladies Gaelic Benelux Region Championship (Seasons): 2019

Europe GAA Ladies Gaelic Central-East Region Championship (Seasons): 2019

Europe GAA Hurling Championship (Seasons): 2019

Europe GAA Camogie Championship (Seasons): 2019

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South Africa Gaels GAA Crest

Africa GAA

South Africa Gaels GAA

South Africa Gaels GAA

South Africa Gaels GAA Tours of Ireland (Years): 2015

World Rounders

Rounders was first codified by the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland and included in the first GAA Charter in 1884.

It is also played in England, Wales and Australia and the GAA held its first Alpen Cup in Italy between two GAA clubs in Italy & Switzerland and a local Softball Club.

Below you will find links to World Rounders competitions:

GAA Rounders World

GAA Rounders Alpen Cup

GAA Rounders Alpen Cup Mixed (Seasons): 2017

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Rounders England

Rounders England

South Yorkshire Rounders League Cup (Seasons): 2005

Rounders in Leeds League (Seasons): 2018

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Rounders Home Internationals

Rounders Home Internationals

Home Internationals (U16-Adult): 2007

Home Internationals (U14-15): 2007

Home Internationals (Eng-Sco-Wal) U13-U14 (Seasons): 2007

Home Internationals (Sco-Eng-IOM) U13-U14 (Seasons): 2007

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