Warwickshire GAA

Warwickshire GAA

Infobox GAA county
county gaa = Warwickshire GAA
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province = Britain
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county colours = White and Black
grounds = Páirc na hÉireann, Birmingham
dominant sport =Hurling
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hurling champ = Nicky Rackard Cup
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The Warwickshire County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (or Warwickshire GAA) is one of the county boards outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in Warwickshire. The county board is also responsible for the Warwickshire inter-county teams

Hurling

In 2005 Warwickshire fielded a hurling team in the Nicky Rackard Cup for the first time. The team was quite successful in 2006 winning one game against Monaghan and losing to Longford and narrowly to Derry who won the competition. In 2007 Warwickshire played in the Leinster Junior Shield and Nicky Rackard Cup ending a good year for the county with wins against Leitrim and Cavan.

Schools

Warwickshire Schools GAA Board was originally setup in September 2000. It has grown at a very healthy rate such that as of May 2007 WSGAA now work in partnership with 28 primary schools, 15 Secondary schools, 2 HE/FE Colleges and 5 local GAA clubs and in total an estimated 2385 young people.

The aims of the WSGAA include competition by their elite team in the All-Ireland underage championships. This initiative is a remarkable departure from the traditional way in which British GAA clubs have been organised.

Headquarters

Páirc na hÉireann is the name of the headquarters of Gaelic games in the Birmingham area and more specifically within the remit of the Warwickshire County Board. Located on the east side of the city close to the Birmingham International Airport.

Notable Former Players

*Miah Dennehy

Clubs

*Fullen Gaels
*John Mitchel's Hurling Club

External links

* [http://www.wsgaa.co.uk Warwickshire Schools GAA]
* [http://www.fourmastersgaa.co.uk Four Masters GAA Coventry]
* [http://britain.gaa.ie/index.html Britain GAA]
* [http://www.rte.ie/sport/2007/0416/sundaysport_av.html?2238662,null,228 RTE report of London GAA and Warwickshire GAA]


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