Hurl­ing and Gaelic Football

Hurling Match, Croke Park, Dublin

Hurl­ing (with sticks) and Gaelic Foot­ball are the new most pop­u­lar sports in Ire­land. Depend­ing on the fix­ture list, you may have a chance to visit Ireland’s largest sta­dium Croke Park and watch one of these games

The sports are admin­is­tered by the Gaelic Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion and all the play­ers are ama­teurs. You first play with your local club, and if you are good enough then you may be picked by your county team (eg. Dublin or Mayo), and if your county team is good you can win the pres­ti­gious All Ire­land final involv­ing the thirty-​two coun­ties of Ire­land and also Lon­don and New York.

You can also do a tour of Croke Park and see the games in action and how they developed:

http://​www​.crokepark​.ie/​g​a​a​-​m​u​s​e​u​m

You can see the fix­ture list here:

http://​www​.gaa​.ie/​f​i​x​t​u​r​e​s​-​a​n​d​-​r​e​s​u​l​t​s​/

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