gaa in europe
Gaelic Games in Europe keep expanding at an astonishing rate. Increased interest in Gaelic Games, the twinning of Europe with the Leinster Council in Ireland, increased links with the ladies Football and Camogie associations and the effort put in by individual clubs to promote the games, have all played a part in the rapid expansion of the GAA in Europe. The games in Europe are controlled by the European County Board (ECB). The ECB is proud to share in the 125th anniversary celebrations.
In recent years the development of Gaelic Games in Europe stepped up a pace with new clubs being set up in Maastricht , Budapest , Copenhagen , Gothenburg, Pamplona , Valencia and Vienna along with clubs in Lyon and other locations in Brittany in France . The success of these clubs is proven by the fact that since 2006:
Men’s football has been organised on a regional basis in twelve locations initially and then over four pan-European Championship & Shield rounds to facilitate additional teams,
The hurling Championship now extends over four rounds and an inter-county invitational event;
A Camogie championship will continue in 2009; and,
Seven venues will host Ladies Football European Championship rounds.
New clubs are under development in various locations and if you are in a city/region where there is no club yet registered, please do not hesitate to get in touch as the ECB may have local contacts in your area.
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