Hertfordshire GAA

Hertfordshire GAA

Infobox GAA county
county gaa = Hertfordshire GAA
province = Britain
county colours = Green and Yellow
dominant sport = Gaelic football
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The Hertfordshire County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Hertfordshire GAA is one of the county boards outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in Hertfordshire. The county board is also responsible for the Hertfordshire inter-county teams

The County board was created in 1960 when it was deemed that the number of clubs in the region north of London supported a separate league. The area is not in fact just Hertfordshire but encompasses Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Hertfordshire is probably among the weakest of the British counties as a result of the small number of large population centres in the region it serves. It has further been effected by the general trend of reduced emigration from Ireland to the UK since the 1980s. As a result a number of the original clubs have folded - including the Milton Keynes based team Erin Go Bragh in 2005. However a resurgence may be under way. The youth sections of Glen Rovers and St. Colmcille's are very healthy indeed while in 2006 a new Cambridge-based team joined the league.

Clubs

*Cambridge Parnells
*St.Josephs (Waltham Cross)
*St. Colmcilles (St. Albans)
*St. Vincent's (Luton)
*Erin Gaels (Luton)
*St. Dympna's (Luton)
*Erin Gaels (Oxford)
*Glen Rovers (Watford)
*Eoghan Ruadh (Luton) - competes in London GAA region in Hurling
*Luton Shamrocks - underageAdditional there exists three University teams in the region:
*University of Cambridge
*University of Oxford
*Bedford University

County Board

The current County Board is as follows:
*Hon. President: Bob Canty, St. Colmcilles GFC
*Chairperson: Shane O'Neill, St. Vincent's GFC
*Vice Chairperson: Dermot McCabe, St. Vincent's GFC
*Secretary: Willie Joyce, St. Vincent's GFC
*Assistant Secretary: Aaron O'Byrne, St. Colmcilles GFC
*Treasurer: Jerry Brennan, Glen Rovers GFC
*Registrar: Adrian Slavin, St. Colmcilles GFC
*Development: Martin McManamon, Glen Rovers GFC
*Youth Officer: Diarmuid Walsh, Glen Rovers GFC
*Provincial Council Delegates: Willie Joyce and Bob Canty
*P.R.O.: Bob Canty

County Board 2007

*Hon. President: Bob Canty, St. Colmcilles GFC
*Chairperson: Shane O'Neill, St. Vincent's GFC
*Vice Chairperson: Marcus Folan, Éire Óg GFC.
*Secretary: Willie Joyce, St. Vincent's GFC
*Assistant Secretary: Aaron O'Byrne, St. Colmcilles GFC
*Treasurer: Jerry Brennan, Glen Rovers GFC
*Registrar: Andrew McCabe, St. Vincent's GFC.
*Development: Martin McManamon, Glen Rovers GFC
*Youth Officer: Diarmuid Walsh, Glen Rovers GFC.
*Provincial Council Delegates: Willie Joyce and Marcus Folan
*P.R.O.: Bob Canty

County Board 2006

*Jim Moss, St Colmcilles, Honorary Uachtaran
*John Gormley, Chairman
*Marty McManamon, Vice-Chairman
*Willie Joyce, Runai
*Bob Canty, Leas Runai
*Jerry Brennan, Treasurer
*Andy McCabe, Registrar
*Shane O'Neill, Development Officer
*Willie Joyce, PRO
*Willie Joyce & Marcus Folan, Provincial Council delegates
*Andy McCabe & Jim Moss, Provincial Council Proxy Delegates.
*Marcus Folan, Éire Óg, County Youth Officer.
*Shane O'Neill, St Vincents, County Board Development Officer

Related Links

* [http://hertfordshire.gaa.ie Hertfordshire County Board]
* [http://cambridge.herts.gaa.ie Cambridge Parnells]
* [http://www.stcolmcilles.co.uk St. Colmcilles, St Albans]
* [http://www.stdympnasgaa.com St. Dympnas, Luton]
* [http://stvincents.hertfordshire.gaa.ie St. Vincents, Luton]


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