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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Antrim GAA
The Antrim County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae Aontroma) or Antrim GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Antrim.
Wexford The Armagh County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae Ard Mhacha) or Armagh GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Armagh.
Tyrone The Armagh County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae Ard Mhacha) or Armagh GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic Games in County Armagh.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Antrim-GAA   (2645 words)

  
 Multitext - History of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
All agreed to be associated with the new organisation.
The increasing politicisation of the GAA was sharply evident and deeply disruptive at this AGM.
Cusack on the importance of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
multitext.ucc.ie /d/History_of_the_Gaelic_Athletic_Association_GAA   (5464 words)

  
 Other Gaelic Sports | Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Official Website - GAA.ie
In 2004 The Association celebrates 100 years with a Gala Banquet, the announcement of the Team of the Century and numerous other events.
Along with Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball, Rounders was included in the original GAA charter back in 1884.
The central idea was to invite a juvenile team from the other 31 counties to Tipperary for a weekend to compete against 32 teams from the parishes of the county.
www.gaa.ie /page/other_sports.html   (375 words)

  
 Bambooweb: Gaelic Athletic Association
As a result of the GAA native games were taken out of the hands of the landlords and police and passed to the nationalists.
The GAA played an important part in the forging of a national identity in the early years of the twentieth century.
The GAA was often accused of being a sectarian organisation in Northern Irish society.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/g/a/Gaelic_Athletic_Association.html   (995 words)

  
 Columbia Red Branch Gaelic Athletic Club
Gaelic Football can be described as a mixture of soccer and rugby, although it predates both games.
It is a field game most closely related to Australian Rules, which evolved from Gaelic Football by the many thousands of Irish who were either deported or emigrated to Australia in the middle of the nineteenth century.
Gaelic Football is played on a pitch approximately 137m long and 82m wide (150 x 100 in yards).
www.pacifier.com /~npopravak/GaelicFootball.html   (432 words)

  
 about irish gaelic football, gaa, history of gaelic football, gaelic football in spain
In 1884, with Ireland under the rule of the British Crown, a group of Irish nationalists met in County Galway to establish an organization for Irish athletes, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
It is still the governing body of hurling and Gaelic football (as well as of ladies football and carmogie, a hurling-like sport for women).
The athletic association developed a strong rural network across Ireland, and many GAA members were involved in events connected with the 1916 Easter Rising.
www.gaa-costadelsol.com /en/about.asp   (832 words)

  
  PAPER 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As one member of the GAA put it, "if you are practiced in the hurling field, in the football field, at the chessboard it will be little trouble to you when the time comes for freedom of your country to handle a rifle (Fair).
The goal was to have the people feel close to their athletic heroes because each small area of a country had a team and the players had good relationships with their community.
The nationalistic feelings that the GAA brought to Ireland became the driving force for the rebellions to come in the near future and the political culture was legitimized through GAA influence.
homepages.udayton.edu /~douplese/aboutme.htm   (1815 words)

  
  Gaelic Athletic Association - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Gaelic Athletic Association (The GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an organisation which is mostly focussed on promoting Irish sports, such as hurling and camogie, Gaelic football and handball, and rounders.
The GAA is often accused of being a sectarian organisation, usually by hardline unionists in the Six Counties.
Since the 1960s, GAA has allowed its flagship stadium, Croke Park, to be used for International rules football — a compromise between Gaelic football and Australian rules — in matches between Ireland and Australia.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/GAA   (1722 words)

  
 Singapore Gaelic Lions Football Club
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is an amateur sporting organisation founded by Michael Cusack and Maurice Davin to preserve and cultivate the national games.
GAA is the largest sporting organisation in Ireland, boasting 2,800 clubs comprising of 182,000 footballers and 97,000 hurlers.
Gaelic football is played by approximately 250,000 men and women, making it the most popular sport in Ireland.
www.gaeliclions.com /index.html?link=club/gaa_history.html   (782 words)

  
 Gaelic Athletic Association Information
The GAA is sometimes accused of being a sectarian organisation by those who contend that its establishment was based on political nationalism/republicanism and the Catholic Church.
The GAA is officially non-sectarian, and Charles Stuart Parnell was one of its early patrons.
Nonetheless relatively few non-Catholics have been affiliated with the GAA, and in Northern Ireland it is linked to Irish nationalism and Irish republicanism by Unionists due to the affinity of many nationalists and most republicans for Gaelic sports and the naming of many GAA pitches after activists from the nationalist and republican pantheon, including clerics.
www.bookrags.com /Gaelic_Athletic_Association   (1503 words)

  
 Gaelic Athletic Association - Definition, explanation
To remedy this situation and to re-establish hurling as the national pastime, Cusack met with several other enthuasiasts and the Gaelic Athletic Association was established on Saturday, November 1, 1884 in Hayes's Hotel, Thurles, County Tipperary.
The GAA is often accused of being a sectarian organisation, usually by hardline unionists in the Six Counties.
Since the 1960s, GAA has allowed its flagship stadium, Croke Park, to be used for International rules football — a compromise between Gaelic football and Australian rules — in matches between Ireland and Australia.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/g/ga/gaelic_athletic_association.php   (1828 words)

  
 A Short Hisory of the GAA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Athletics in Ireland was controlled directly by an English association which excluded the masses from such competitions which existed.
Who would become the G.A.A's first president, Wrote at this time "the laws under which athletic sports are held in Ireland were designed mainly for the guidance of Englishmen, and they do not deal at all with the Characteristic sports and pastimes of the Irish race.
The story of the Gaelic athletic association is part of Irish life and the G.A.A in recent years has marched from triumph.
www.terracetalkireland.com /articles/gaa-history.htm   (675 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
The GPA isn't officially recognized by the Gaelic Athletic Association and is treated with hostility by some leading sports journalists such as Tom Humphries.
Although, the current GAA president Nicky Brennan has indicted that a plan is in place to officially recognise the GPA as the principal representatives of inter-county GAA players.
The GAA replied to these demands by stating they would deal with the GPA face to face and that the issue of players welfare would be dealt with at the GAA's annual congress.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Gaelic_Players_Association   (394 words)

  
 Montreal | Gaelic Athletic Association
Ever since the foundation of the GAA in 1884, and even prior to that, we have archival evidence that Gaelic football was played In Montreal.
Subsequently the American County Board of the GAA was established to include Montreal and Toronto in separate divisions.
In the early fifties, the Montreal GAA which adopted the name of "The Montreal Shamrock Hurling and Football Club" was able to form an inter-squad league which consisted of five teams in hurling and four teams in football.
www.montrealgaa.net /history.htm   (846 words)

  
 Longford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The headquarters of the Longford Gaelic Athletic Association is at Pearse Park in the north of Longford town, with a newly developed ground capacity of around 23,000.
The Longford Gaelic football team has been relatively unsuccessful at national level, in large part reflecting the county's small population size, although it succeeded in winning a Leinster title at Senior level in 1968 and a National League title in 1966.
The main local Gaelic Athletic Association Club in Longford town is Cumman Flipideori Longfoirt (their name derives from a - possibly apocryphal - 17th century Irish soldier called Myles "the Slasher" O'Reilly) and is used in Irish for legal reasons.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http://articles.gourt.com/%22http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2F%3Farticle%3DLongford   (1302 words)

  
 Baltimore GAA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
History states that the Gaelic Athletic Association, or the GAA, was officially founded in a hotel in County Tipperary in 1884.
In the US, Gaelic Games are played in many cities under the guidance of the North American County Board.
The Baltimore GAA Club is committed to Developing Gaelic Games in the Baltimore area and providing a healthy social outlet for our members and friends.
www.baltimoregaa.com   (182 words)

  
 Gaelic Athletic Association Ireland - Gaelic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded on November 1st 1884, by a group of spirited Irishmen who had the foresight to realise the importance of establishing a national organisation to revive and nurture traditional, indigenous pastimes.
The playing of Gaelic Games is based on the GAA Club, and each of the 32 Counties in Ireland have their own Club competitions, culminating in County Winners in championship and league.
The county is a geographical region in Ireland, and each of the thirty-two counties in Ireland organises it's own GAA affairs through a County Board.
www.rathmines.com /GAA   (623 words)

  
 Gaelic Athletic Association Ireland - Gaelic Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded on November 1st 1884, by a group of spirited Irishmen who had the foresight to realise the importance of establishing a national organisation to revive and nurture traditional, indigenous pastimes.
The playing of Gaelic Games is based on the GAA Club, and each of the 32 Counties in Ireland have their own Club competitions, culminating in County Winners in championship and league.
It is at this level that rule changes and amendments to GAA structures are implemented, and major changes to GAA affairs will be ratified by these bodies.
www.cavanlive.com /GAA   (623 words)

  
 Gaelic Athletic Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is because the association is sometimes portrayed as a sectarian organisation by those who contend that its establishment was based on political nationalism/republicanism and structures of the Catholic Church.
The GAA Central Council in Dublin said that the rally was a breach of the organization's rules forbidding political events; however the Antrim county board ignored this ruling and the rally went ahead.
The Gaelic Athletic Association And Irish Nationalist Politics 1884-1924 by W F Mandle (Gill and MacMillan and Christopher Helm 1987).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gaelic_Athletic_Association   (1708 words)

  
 The Ultimate Gaelic Athletic Association Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
The man directly involved in the founding of the GAA was a Clareman, Michael Cusack.
The GAA was often accused of being a sectarian organisation in Northern Irish society.
A ban (written in Rule 42) on members of the British security forces from playing Gaelic games was lifted on 17 November 2001 after the creation of the new Police Service of Northern Ireland and after much lobbying from the more progressive majority in the association.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/GAA   (1260 words)

  
 GFHASA: History
The Gaelic Football and Hurling Association of South Australia (formerly the Gaelic Athletic Association) was formed in 1967.
In 1967, the GAA was formally established and a “home ground” was obtained at TK Shutter Reserve, Klemzig, approx 10km northeast of the city of Adelaide.
We were the first Association in Australasia to have an official website and we developed a 5-year strategic plan with many targets achieved in the first 3 years.
www.gaelicfootballsa.com.au /About/History.html   (966 words)

  
 Home Page
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is an amateur sporting organisation founded by Michael Cusack and Maurice Davin to preserve and cultivate the national games.
The GAA is the largest sporting organisation in Ireland, boasting 2,800 clubs comprising of 182,000 footballers and 97,000 hurlers.
Gaelic football is played by approximately 250,000 men and women, making it the most popular sport in Ireland.
www.iol.ie /~coolmine/typ/gaa/gaa.html   (695 words)

  
 Gaelic Athletic Association - MedPort-Lexikon
Die Gaelic Athletic Association, kurz GAA ist ein irischer Sportverband, der gälische Sportarten wie Hurling, Gaelic Football, Irish Handball, Camogie und Rounders vertritt.
November 1884 wurde in Miss Hayes's Commercial Hotel in Thurles die Gaelic Athletic Association for the Preservation and Cultivation of National Pastimes gegründet.
Gaelic Football sowie Hurling und die von Frauen gespielte Variante Camogie sind in der Republik Irland und katholisch geprägten Teilen Nordirlands weitverbreitet.
www.medport.de /lexikon/index.php/Gaelic_Athletic_Association   (341 words)

  
 Camogie Gaelic Sports
Gaelic Life launched in conjunction with the Dr McKenna CupUlster Herald, UK - Nov 2, 2006...
There are 42 teams registered with the GAA who play Gaelic football, women's Gaelic football, hurling and camogie (women's hurling).
Athletic Association also lifted its ban on members of the security forces in Northern Ireland playing its sports - gaelic football, hurling and camogie.
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Sports/Gaelic/Camogie   (308 words)

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