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The British Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association ( ) or British GAA is the only provincial council of the Gaelic Athletic Association outside Irelandmarker, and is responsible for Gaelic games in Great Britainmarker. The board is also responsible for the British Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and Ladies' Gaelic football inter county teams.

London compete in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (as part of Ulster) and National Hurling League in hurling, and in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (as part of Connacht) and National Football League in Gaelic football. Since the reorganisation of the hurling championships into 3 tiers, London now play in the tier 2 Christy Ring Cup and Ulster Senior Hurling Championship, while Warwickshire play in the tier 3 Nicky Rackard Cup.

The British Council is responsible for the 7 counties of Britain (Scotland is treated as a county rather than a country.)

History

The history of the London branch of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) dates back to the 19th century. Sam Maguire started his career here.

The old Wembley Stadiummarker has played host to a number of Gaelic football and hurling games, the first taking place in 1958.

Facilities

Whilst many weekday and sunday league games are played on ruby pitches or improvised parks, there are special gaelic grounds in England for cup finals and important inter-provincial games. The two main grounds are the Emerald GAA Groundsmarker, in Ruislipmarker, Londonmarker, and Páirc na hÉireannmarker, in Solihullmarker, Birminghammarker.

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