GAELIC GAMES dEVELOPMENT
We work in close partnership with the Philadelphia GAA and the Delaware County Gaels. The GAA is an Irish and international amateur sporting organization, focused primarily on promoting Gaelic games, which include the traditional Irish sports of Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football for boys and girls of all ages.
Ireland’s national games are played here in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. Throughout May to September, there are games played at the new Gaelic venue in Limerick every Sunday. For more information please visit the US GAA and Philadelphia GAA websites.
Gaelic football was first codified in 1887, although it has purported links to older varieties of football played in Ireland. It combines the foot skills and endurance of soccer, the jumping and hand skills of basketball, and the intensity of rugby in a field sport that is high scoring, fast paced, and entertaining.
HURLING AND CAMOIGE
Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. The game has prehistoric origins, and has been played for 3,000 years. Camogie is the name of the same sport played by women; it is almost identical to the game of hurling played by men, with a handful of minor differences in the rules. Camogie is played by 100,000 women in Ireland and worldwide. It is administered worldwide by the Dublin-based Camogie Association.