Welcome to the Gaelic Football & Hurling Association of Australasia

Gaelic Football and Hurling have been played across Australia and New Zealand for many decades by Irish immigrants, visa workers and backpackers keen to maintain a connection with the national sport of their youth.

These days men, women, boys and girls from all backgrounds now play Gaelic games. Both Ladies Football and Camogie are experiencing particularly strong growth, with the Australasian Ladies Football team securing a place in the final at this year’s World GAA Games in Abu Dhabi. We will be looking to go one step further next year when the games are hosted in Ireland.

 

2015 Australasian State Games

 

In 2001 Gaelic Football met the stringent criteria of the Australian Sports Commission to become an officially accredited sport in Australia. To safeguard the continued development of Gaelic Games, a strong focus is currently being place on youth development with the introduction of “Go Games” specifically targeted at childern under 12. Perth are leading the charge with the establishment of their Gaelic Games Junior Academy.

Similar to other field sports, Gaelic games are generally played over the Winter months. However, in South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand, they have switched to a Summer season, allowing them to attract local-born AFL and Rugby League players keen to maintain match fitness over their off-season.

Whether you're visiting from Ireland, here to stay, or a local looking to try Gaelic games, click here to find a GAA Club near you or contact us for more information.

Australasian Games Preview - Ladies' Football

This division promises to be one of the most interesting at the Games with an even spread of teams. Last year saw an epic final where the teams went to a third period of extra time and were only split by a golden score. A humble handpass over the bar gave Victoria an upset win over home favourites Western Australia.
Victoria will have a hold off a strong challenge from New South Wales who will bring a skilled and competitive unit. WA should be in the mix again and it will likely be between South Australia and Queensland for the last spot in the finals.
With ten games spread over the three days of qualifiers there will be a huge amount of ladies' football action. The tournament kicks off with the SA-Vic match at 9.30 on Wednesday morning and concludes with the final on Saturday 6th October. All preliminary days of the Australasian Games offer free entry with a $10 charge for the finals day.
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