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.

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Gaelic Football & Hurling Association of Australasia

Great work from Geelong Gaels GAA Club to break into the mainstream media with this coverage in the Geelong Advertiser. Their Geelong Gaels Grasshoppers are looking forward to performing on the big stage this Saturday when the Regional Championships are played at Stead Park.
We also welcome teams from Queensland, SA and Victoria for the men's and women's Gaelic football event with trophies to be presented by Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood and our own President Ned Sheehy of NSW.
It's going to be a huge day of Gaelic sport so please join us in making a success of the 2nd Regional Championships at Geelong, this Saturday 17 November. Entrance is free with matches from 8.30 am through to finals in the afternoon; full details are on our event listing. We'd love to see you there.
#AustralasiaGAAWhat a fantastic write up about the Grasshoppers today in The Geelong Addy, we could not be happier with the numbers we've had to date.

Not long now until the big Blitz on Saturday. We Cant wait, see you all then.
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