Gaelic Sports

Gaelic sports are traditional games played in Ireland. Among these are Gaelic football, hurling, rounders, and Gaelic handball – all of which are organized by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).

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History of Ireland
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Gaelic Sports

What are Corks county colours?

red and white

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When was the GAA setup?

1884

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Where is Brownstown GAA pitch?

Brownstown GAA club is on the N52 in county Westmeath. It is between Kells and Mullingar.

The address is:

Brownstown GAA Club

Delvin,

Acherstown,

Co. Westmeath.

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Is the GAA linked to the terrorist IRA?

No. The GAA is a sporting organisation. As it promotes Irish sport, it is seen as part of the wider nationalist sphere of Irishness, but that does not mean it is involved in terrorism and as stated, it is a sporting organisation, the largest amateur sporting organisation in the world.

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When Was The First All Ireland Final?

The All-Ireland Hurling Final for the 1887 championship was played in on the 1st of April 1888. On the 29th of April 1888 the All-Ireland Senior Football final, also for the 1887 championship was played. They were the first finals for each of the two sports. It was not unusual in the early years of the All-Ireland championships for the finals of a particular year, not to be played until after that calendar year was finished.

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Who are the greatest hurling team of all time?

A question like that is very hard to answer. Even the greatest experts would disagree. It is also hard to compare teams that played in different eras, because different people saw them play and the nature of the game has changed. All people can really do is judge the teams they have actually seen. The Kilkenny display last September would have to be one of if not the most complete displays in an All-Ireland final ever seen. They are certainly up there amongst the greatest teams ever, but it is very difficult to say that they are the best ever.

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What are some health benefits of playing hurling?

Hurling is the fastest field game in the world. So to play the game at a high level, you have to be very fit. You have to be very strong. You have to be very fast. You have to have good hand-eye co-ordination, good balance and be able to carry out a wide range of skills. All this takes time and practice. So a player gets a lot of exercise and looks after their diet and weight and keep in a healthy condition. So Hurling is a game that can help keep people very healthy, whether played at the top level, or even at a lower level.

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Who is the hogan stand in croke park named after?

It is named after Michael Hogan, a Gaelic Football player from Tipperary. He was shot in Croke Park while playing a match there on Sunday the 21st of November 1920. He was one of 13 people shot dead in Croke Park that day, but the only player to die. The day became known as Bloody Sunday.

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Where is the second biggest GAA stadium in Ireland?

Semple Stadium in Thurles.

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Gaelic Sports

What do you say when calling to check on job application?

you can say something along the lines of - "hello my name is ________. I am calling to inquire about the status of my employment application. I am also wondering if there are any further steps I can take." Maybe that helps:)

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Who has the most minor all Ireland GAA medals?

John Doyle (Tipperary) with 4

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Who started the GAA?

The GAA was founded on November 1st, 1884 in the Irish town of Thurles in county Tipperary. The main two people who acted as founders were Michael Cusack and Maurice Davin. There are some confusion as to who else was at that founding meeting. The seven founder members were Michael Cusack, Maurice Davin (who presided), John Wyse Power, John McKay, J. K. Bracken, Joseph O'Ryan and Thomas St. George McCarthy. Others said to have been there were Frank Moloney, William Foley, a Mr. Dwyer, a Mr. Culhane, William Delehunty, John Butler and William Cantwell.

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What are the colors for the Clare GAA colors?

Clare's colours are Saffron and Blue.

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What is the highest salary paid to an athlete under the Gaelic Athletic Association?

None, The Athletes have always been amateur

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Did kilkenny win all Ireland in 1939?

Kilkenny beat Cork in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final in 1939.

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How much are all-ireland hurling tickets 2009?

A terrace ticket will be €35. A stand ticket will be €70. Premium level and corporate level tickets will be higher. For All-Ireland Finals tickets are not sold to the general public in the way they are for all other matches. Tickets are distributed through the county boards and clubs, so they are always very difficult to get, even for people who have contacts in the GAA.

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Gaelic Sports

What do the symbols on the Antrim GAA crest mean?

The Red Hand of Ulster is synonymous with Ulster. It comes from the legend of Dermot and O'Neill and their race for Ulster. After a long horse race they reached a river. Dermot led. It had been agreed that the winner would be the one whose hand first touched Ulster. Dermot brought his horse into the river and began swimming to the other side. O'Neill stopped at the riverbank, cut off his right hand. It fell, drenched in blood. He then picked it up and threw it across the river. It touched the other side before Dermot's did. That is the origin of the Red Hand of Ulster.

The Castle and Round Tower were symbols of Ancient Celtic and Irish tradition in County Antrim.

The CLG ( Cumann L

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Why is the cork hurling team nicknamed the rebels?

The Cork hurling team is nicknamed the Rebels because Cork is known as the Rebel County. Everyone from Cork is known as a Rebel and very proud of it.

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How many people watch Gaelic in Ireland?

That is difficult to answer. Gaelic Football and Hurling are Ireland's two national sports. The senior All-Ireland finals in both sports are the two biggest sporting events in Ireland. Between radio and television, the total interest would be in millions. Throughout the year there are all sorts of smaller matches, right down to children's games which people would attend. There are over 2500 GAA clubs in Ireland, each with lots of teams and some of them with a very large amount of teams. So when you take this all into consideration, going from the lowest levels to the highest levels, it would be hard to know how many people go to matches or at least watch them on TV or listen to them on radio, but it does run into millions.

As an example, the GAA has recently released the attendance figures for the 2009 Hurling and Football Championships. The combined total attendance figures for the two championships was 1,523,000. Naturally that would count the same person going to more than one match, so actual individual people going would be less than that. However that is only for the two championship competitions, and while a lot of the same people would be going to other competitions and to all levels of games, there would be people who wouldn't go to championship games. A lot of people would watch on TV too.

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How many All Ireland championships has Monaghan won?

Monaghan has never won and All-Ireland Senior Hurling or Senior Football title.

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Who is croke park named after?

Croke Park is named after Archbishop Thomas Croke, the first patron of the Gaelic Athletic Association.

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How many people watch Gaelic on tv?

For the 2009 Hurling Championship All-Ireland final, there was a 68% TV audience share in Ireland. An average audience of 771,000 people watched the match and the audience peaked at 912,000, in the dying minutes of the match. That is just the figures from within Ireland. All around the world Irish people and others, would be watching the final on TV. So the real numbers would run into millions of people. On top of that you would have radio listeners in Ireland and worldwide and people getting it through the internet. So that would make those watching or listening to it huge.

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How many laps of Gaelic pitch is a mile?

3

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Does camogie and hurling have the same rules?

no

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How do you choose a GAA county to play for?

For the majority of players, it is the county that they are born and live in. Players themselves don't choose to play for a county as such. Players usually play for their local club. Each county has many clubs. The best players in those clubs are chosen to play for the county team by the selectors for the county teams. So the majority of players end up playing for their own county. Even if a player moves to live in another county, they will normally still want to play for their own county. It is a matter of pride and identity, in the same way that many sports people will want to compete on the national team of their own country, if they are selected to do so. They will do their best to get to the level to be able to be chosen. GAA players are the same. They want to play for their the county that they come from.

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