GAA takes on US - 2011 GAA GPA Hurling All-Stars in San Francisco
After all, I was able to sit in my north Dublin home and watch the Cardinals epic World Series over the Rangers on my standard cable TV package. The only cost was a couple of night s sleep.
Part of any such development of course would be to start looking, as it did in the 1940s and 1950s, at bringing high profile competitive games to New York on a regular basis, a league final or a clash of similar importance.
The benefit of free to air television coverage of our championships to Gaelic games in New York would be immense and there is no doubt that, long term, the potential for the NY Gaelic football team to become more competitive on the back of an expanding international market for our sports is obvious.
So, while the GAA continues to create new units on the ground around the world, maybe its time they looked at developing new markets for its county games as well and explored the untapped potential currently land-locked in Croke Park.
A small, if highly enthusiastic and committed crowd will travel to Treasure Island in San Francisco to watch the stars of hurling exhibit their skills on Sunday. For a few short hours we will celebrate our shared heritage.
Maybe the time is approaching in this global village to expand that celebration.
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