The purpose of the Memphis Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club is to bring together everyone in the Memphis community to promote the Irish sports of hurling and Gaelic football. Dermot Murray, originally from Ireland, is the Club President.
Gaelic football and hurling are the most popular sports in Ireland (far more than soccer or rugby) and are played by Irish and non-Irish people all over the world. Think of Gaelic football as a cross between soccer and basketball, and hurling as a cross between field hockey and lacrosse. The North American GAA has over 130 adult and youth clubs across the USA, and the goal of the Memphis GAA club to be included in the Southeast division, along with teams from Nashville, Atlanta, and New Orleans, among others.
The club is hosting a co-ed adult Spring 2017 “pub league” for Gaelic football from March through May, with four teams sponsored by The Brass Door (Madison Ave), Celtic Crossing (Cooper Young), The Majestic Grille (South Main St.), and Murphy’s Bar (Madison Ave). No previous experience or special equipment is necessary to sign-up for the league. All will be provided by the club (including training on how to play both sports).
For more information, please visit http://www.memphisgaa.com or join the club’s Facebook group page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/MemphisGAA/ (or search for “Memphis GAA” in FB). You can also email MemphisGAA@gmail.com with specific questions.