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What is GAA?​

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is Ireland’s largest sporting organisation. It is celebrated as one of the great amateur sporting associations in the world. It is part of the Irish consciousness and plays an influential role in Irish society that extends far beyond the basic aim of promoting Gaelic games.


The GAA has a number of core values that are stitched into the fabric of everything we do:​​

  • Community: The community is at the heart of the GAA, everything we do helps to enrich the communities we serve

  • Amateur Status: The GAA is a volunteer-led organisation, with all our members play and engage in our games as amateurs, games programme are provided at all levels to meet the needs of all our players

  • Inclusiveness: The GAA welcomes everybody to be part of our Association, we are anti-sectarian and anti-racist

  • Respect: We respect each other on and off the playing fields, we operate with integrity at all levels, we listen and respect the views of all

  • Player Welfare: We provide the best playing experience for all our players, we structure our games to allow players of all abilities to reach their potential

  • Teamwork: Effective teamwork on and off the field is the cornerstone of our Association


Is GAA for me or my kid(s)?​

  • Would like to make new friends, have fun, learn and share new skills?

  • Would like to spend time with your children in a team environment?

  • Would like access to free training and resources?

  • Would like to increase your knowledge and improve skills?

  • Would like to make a valuable contribution to the community?

  • Would like to take on new challenges and expand your personal experiences?

  • Would like to like to set a good example for kids in the area?

  • Would like to like to become part of a community and/or be a part of a club?

  • Would like to maintain fitness through your involvement?

  • Would like to re-live childhood sporting memories?

  • Would you like to play for Meath?


If the answers to any of the above questions is ‘Yes’, then why not ‘Give It A Go’

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