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New York GAA
New York County Crest
Irish:Nua Eabhrac
Nickname(s):The Exiles
County colours:              
Ground(s): Gaelic Park, New York City
Dominant sport: Dual county
Football Championship: Sam Maguire Cup
Standard kit
Regular kit

The New York County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association ( Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae Nua Eabhrac), or New York GAA, is one of the county boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in the New York metropolitan area. The county board is also responsible for the New York inter-county teams.

New York competes in the Connacht Senior Football Championship.


The first organized hurling and Gaelic football club in New York was founded in 1857. [1] In the following 30 years, the New York, Emmet, Wolfe Tone, Brooklyn, Geraldine and Men of Ireland clubs were set up. [1] The Gaelic Athletic Association's successful North American tour had a notable effect on the growth of hurling in New York and North America in general by the end of the 19th century. [1] At this time, the Keane Gaelic Hurling Trophy began to be awarded to the club which won the New York senior championship. [1]

New York's inter-county team have had a number of notable hurling achievements, particularly the 1958 win over Wexford. In 1969, New York defeated Kilkenny over two legs in what was described as a "world championship cup". [2]

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 traveling, see All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2006. The delayed game took place in Boston 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 Ireland. The first organized hurling and football club in New York was founded in 1857. [1] Since then Gaelic 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 Albany and another (Four Provinces) from Philadelphia. 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.

Connacht participation

New York first competed in the Connacht Senior Football Championship in 1999. [3]

1999: Mayo 3-13 New York 0-10, MacHale Park

2000: Galway 1-15 New York 1-5, Tuam Stadium

2001: Roscommon 3-13 New York 1-9, Dr Hyde Park

2002: New York 1-11 Sligo 1-19, Gaelic Park, NY

2003: New York 0-12 Leitrim 0-14 AET, Gaelic Park, NY

2004: New York 1-8 Mayo 3-28, Gaelic Park, NY

2005: New York 0-6 Galway 3-14, Gaelic Park, NY

2006: New York 0-9 Roscommon 1-14, Gaelic Park, NY

2007: New York 1-3 Sligo 2-18, Gaelic Park, NY

2008: New York 0-6 Leitrim 0-18, Gaelic Park, NY

2009: New York 1-7 Mayo 1-18, Gaelic Park, NY

2010: New York 0-12 Galway 2-13, Gaelic Park, NY

2010 brought the visit of Galway to Gaelic Park and despite suffering the loss of two players to sendings off early in the second half, New York gave The Tribesmen a scare, though eventually capitulating by 2-13 to 0-12. [4]

2011: New York 1-11 Roscommon 3-21, Gaelic Park, NY

New York took on 2010 Connacht Champions Roscommon at Gaelic Park on 1 May 2011. They lost on a scoreline of Roscommon 3-21 New York 1-11 [5]

2012: New York 0-6 Sligo 3-21, Gaelic Park, NY

2013: New York 0-7 Leitrim 4-19, Gaelic Park, NY

2014: New York 0-8 Mayo 4-18, Gaelic Park, NY

2015: New York 0-8 Galway 2-18, Gaelic Park, NY

2016: New York 0-17 Roscommon 1-15, Gaelic Park, NY [6]

A late burst in 2016 took New York to within one point of opponents Roscommon, who had contested the National Football League Division 1 semi-finals only one month earlier. [3]

2017: New York 1-13 Sligo 1-21 , Gaelic Park, NY

As has disappointingly been the norm, another loss was suffered at the hands of Sligo. However it wasn't without another whole hearted and classy display from the Exiles, who bagged the games opening goal and led for a spell in the second half. Sligo's league experience paid off as tired legs halted the American dream and it finished with Sligo winning by 8 points.

2018: New York 1-15 Leitrim 0-19, Gaelic Park, NY.

In 2018 they were once again pipped by a point as Leitrim kicked a dramatic last minute winner to break New York hearts.

Facing into the 2019 championship, New York remain winless in the Connacht Senior Football Championship, having lost four times each to Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim. [7]

  • Saint Barnabas [8]
  • St.Bridgids
  • Brooklyn [9]
  • Cavan New York [10]
  • Celtics
  • Cork New York [10]
  • Donegal New York [9]
  • Kerry New York [10]
  • Long Island Gaels [8]
  • Longford New York [9]
  • Manhattan [9]
  • Mayo New York [8]
  • Monaghan New York [10]
  • Offaly New York
  • Rangers [8]
  • Raymonds [9]
  • Rockland [8]
  • Saint Patricks [11]
  • Sligo New York [8]
  • Shannon Gaels
  • Tyrone New York [8]
  • Westmeath New York [9]


  • Bronx Warriors (defunct) [12]
  • Galway New York [13]
  • Hoboken Guards [14]
  • Rockland [13]
  • Shannon Gaels [13]
  • Tipperary New York [13]
  • Ulster New York [13]
  • Waterford New York [13]
  • Westmeath New York [13]
  • Limerick New York

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Joseph Lee; Marion R. Casey (2006). Making the Irish American: history and heritage of the Irish in the United States. NYU Press. p. 453.
  2. ^ Eugene Kyne (October 15, 2008). "Anniversary for Hurling Heroes". Irish Voice. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Breheny, Martin; Verney, Michael (6 May 2017). "Sligo on high alert over New York threat". Irish Independent.
  4. ^ "New York 0-12 Galway 2-13". RTÉ. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2011.
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  6. ^ Nolan, Pat (2017-05-05). "New York have a long GAA history as they look for first victory in Connacht SFC". irishmirror. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
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