2016 GAA Final in Seattle: September 2-4

Click the button at right to help us host the largest Gaelic games event in North America!

More than 100 teams and 2,000 athletes from across the USA and Canada compete for the North American title in various divisions within each sport.

2016 marks the first time this event will be held in the Pacific Northwest. The Seattle Gaels and the Irish Heritage Club are the primary hosts and want to partner with the wider community to make this incredible opportunity the best it can be.


An outdoor team sport of ancient Gaelic origin, hurling has been played for at least 3,000 years, and is perhaps the world’s fastest field team sport.

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An Irish stick-and-ball team sport played by women; it is almost identical to the game of hurling played by men. Camogie is played by more than 100,000 women in Ireland and world wide.

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Ladies’ Football

Ladies’ Gaelic Football is a team sport for women, very similar to mens’ football, and is the most prominent amateur team sport for women in Ireland.

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Men’s Football

Gaelic football, commonly referred to as “Football” or “Gaelic” is, together with hurling, one of the two most popular spectator sports in Ireland. The game is believed to date back to medieval times.

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Seattle Gaels Youth Development Program

The Seattle Gaels seek to develop skills and interest in Gaelic Sports among younger players. High school aged and College aged students are included within our adult league, and train and play alongside skilled, experienced players.     Learn more...