New York GAA is bringing home three cups this year
The 2019 GAA World Games has officially come to a close in Ireland, and New York GAA is bringing home an impressive three cups to the Big Apple.
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More than 1,100 players from 25 countries competed in the third annual GAA World Games that were hosted in Co Waterford and Co Dublin from July 28 - August 1.
Six teams from New York competed in the tournament this year: Empire State Ladies (Native Born Ladies' Football), Liberty Ladies (Native Born Ladies' Football), New York Hurling (Native Born Hurling), New York Hurling (Irish Born Hurling), New York Liberty (Native Born Men's Football), New York Freedom (Native Born Men's Football).
New York were the winners of the Native Hurling Championship, the Native Men’s Football Championship, and the Native Ladies’ Football Championship.
Two New York teams battled it out in the Native Men’s Football Final - New York Freedom and New York Liberty, with a final score of Freedom 4-8 and Liberty 2-8.
On Facebook, New York GAA shared their excitement over their big wins:
What a weekend for New York GAA at the GAA World Games! Native Hurling Champions, Native Men’s football Champions and...Publiée par New York GAA sur Dimanche 4 août 2019
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What are the GAA World Games?
The GAA World Games is a competition that recognizes the global expansion of Gaelic games.
In the last 10 years, there has been an almost 100 percent growth in the number of GAA clubs operating outside of Ireland with more than 400 now in existence.
As well as traditional strongholds across Britain and North America, GAA clubs now have a vibrant pulse in operation in Asia, the Middle East, right across Europe and Australia.
New clubs made up of non-native Irish people who have been drawn to, and inspired by Gaelic games is proof of the strengthening of these overseas roots.
The 2019 Renault GAA World Games is a chance to bring these regions together to celebrate their passion for our games and help them develop even further.
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You can watch the winning New York matches below, courtesy of GAA World Games:
Native Ladies' Football Final - Australasia v Liberty Ladies
Renault GAA World Games Finals - Native Ladies Football Final Australasia-v-Liberty Ladies
Renault GAA World Games Finals - Native Ladies Football Final Australasia-v-Liberty LadiesPubliée par GAA World Games sur Vendredi 2 août 2019
Native Hurling Final - New York v London
Renault GAA World Games Finals - Native Hurling Final New York-v-London
Renault GAA World Games Finals - Native Hurling Final New York-v-LondonPubliée par GAA World Games sur Vendredi 2 août 2019
Native Men’s Football Final - New York Freedom v New York Liberty
Renault GAA World Games Finals - Native Men’s Football Final New York Freedom-v-New York Liberty
Renault GAA World Games Finals - Native Men’s Football Final New York Freedom-v-New York LibertyPubliée par GAA World Games sur Vendredi 2 août 2019
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