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The New York County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) ( ) , or New York GAA, is one of the county boards of the GAA outside Irelandmarker, and is responsible for Gaelic games in the New York metropolitan areamarker. The county board is also responsible for the New York inter county teams.


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

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

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 travelling [249571], see All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2006. The delayed game took place in Bostonmarker 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.


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 Irelandmarker. The first organised hurling and football club in New York was founded in 1857.Since then 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 Albanymarker and another (Four Provinces) from Philadelphiamarker. 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.


Club Competitions


Camogie, the women's version of hurling, is also played by several clubs in New York.

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).


  8. Mayo 2-19 New York 0-10 RTÉ

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