The Gaelic Games Association (GAA) is a key aspect to every Irish community. In Clare there is a strong tradition of local people partaking in these games such as hurling, football, camoige, ladies football and handball. Clare’s most recent success came in 2013 when their men’s senior hurling team were named All – Ireland hurling champions lifting the Liam Mac Carty Cup in front of over 82,000 fans.
Clare is also home to one of the GAA founding fathers Michael Cusack, there is a museum dedicated to him in Carron, where visitors can learn more about Ireland’s national sports and the history of the GAA’s formation.
The GAA is a living Irish tradition; it brings communities together, creates friendly competition and acts as a conversation starter in almost every situation.
To find out about local GAA events in any locality in Clare we advise you to enquiry with the locals whether it be on the streets, in the pubs or out shopping, people will be more than willing to oblige.
For further information relating fixtures and results you can visit www.clarechampion.ie or purchase the Clare Champion newspaper every Thursday available in shops across the county.
Tickets for fixtures can also be purchased at www.tickets.ie