New York GAA


New York GAA
New York GAA
New York County Crest
Irish: Nua Eabhrac
Nickname(s): The Exiles
County colours: Navy and blue
Ground(s): Gaelic Park, New York City
Dominant sport: Dual County
Competitions
Football Championship: Sam Maguire Cup
Standard kit

The New York County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Irish: Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Nua Eabhrac), or New York GAA, is one of the county boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in the New York metropolitan area. The county board is also responsible for the New York inter-county teams.

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Hurling

The first organized hurling and Gaelic football club in New York was founded in 1857.[1] In the following 30 years, the New York, Emmet, Wolfe Tone, Brooklyn, Geraldine and Men of Ireland clubs were set up.[1] The Gaelic Athletic Association's successful North American tour had a notable effect on the growth of hurling in New York and North America in general by the end of the nineteenth century.[1] At this time, the Keane Gaelic Hurling Trophy began to be awarded to the club which won the New York senior championship.[1]

New York's inter-county team have had a number of notable hurling achievements, particularly the 1958 win over Wexford. In 1969, New York defeated Kilkenny over two legs in what was described as a "world championship cup".[2]

In the 2006 Ulster Senior Hurling Championship New York scored a famous 1-18 to 1-12 win over Derry. This entitled them to take part in the Ulster final, which had to be delayed because the New York players had trouble traveling , see All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2006. The delayed game took place in Boston on Sunday October 22, 2006 as a curtain-raiser to the Interprovincial Championship football final; New York lost 2-20 – 1-14 to Antrim. New York did not play in the 2007 Ulster Senior Hurling Championship.

Honors

  • All-Ireland Senior B Hurling Championship 1: 1996

Club competitions

Gaelic football

The New York GAA has a long history in Gaelic games starting at a time of the mass immigration to New York from Ireland. The first organized hurling and football club in New York was founded in 1857.[1] Since then Gaelic football in New York has grown. At one point there were close to 40 football clubs in the New York GAA league. However, since the migration back to Ireland with that country's increasing economic prosperity (the Celtic Tiger), the number of clubs dwindled down to 31. In the past two years the NY GAA has brought in two new teams, one (Na Clairsigh) from Albany and another (Four Provinces) from Philadelphia. But with the Meath team dropping out of the league competition due to too few players and other teams combining together, participation has declined. However, the renovation of Gaelic Park and increased participation by underage teams are measures that have been taken to increase participation again without having to rely on players imported from Ireland.

New York has competed in the Connacht Senior Football Championship for a number of years, though without any success. In 2008, the opponent was Leitrim who defeated New York by 0-17 to 0-06. The 2009 opponent, Mayo, won 2-19 to 0-10 at Gaelic Park on 10 May.[3] 2010 brought the visit of Galway to Gaelic Park and despite suffering the loss of two players to sendings off early in the second half, New York gave The Tribesmen a scare, though eventually capitulating by 2-13 to 0-12.[4] New York will take on 2010 Connacht Champions Roscommon at Gaelic Park on 1 May, 2011.

In 2010 New York took part in the Connacht Minor Football Championship for the first time. They played Galway in their first game but suffered a heavy defeat. The next year New York Minor football returned to Ireland to play in the Connacht Championship once again. Unfortunately history repeated itself with another heavy loss to Roscommon.

Honors

Club competitions

Camogie

Camogie, the women's version of hurling, is also played by several clubs in New York. The 2010 Camogie champion is Na Fianna who retained their title by defeating Cavan 0-17 to 1-10. 2010 final report

Ladies' Gaelic football

New York has a number of women's football teams. The county also fields a women's team in the Women's World Cup (this tournament does not include Irish sides).

References

External links


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