About the Games

What are Gaelic games?

Originating in Ireland, the two main Gaelic games governed by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Ireland are hurling and Gaelic football. Camogie is the women's version of hurling and there is ladies' Gaelic football as well. The North American GAA oversees the development of Gaelic games in the United States.

In hurling and Gaelic football, the scoring system is the same. The target is a set of H posts like in rugby but with a net on the bottom section like in soccer. Players on two teams of fifteen must put the ball over the bar for a point or in the net for three points.

To find out where to play Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football in the Mid-Atlantic, please see Division clubs and affiliates.