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Den Haag GAA Club Presents the 9th Annual GAA Invitational

Aimed at promoting GAA in Europe, The Hague (Den Haag) GAA club extends an invitation to all Junior level Ladies and Gent's teams on the weekend of the 7th March 2015.

There is no better opportunity to take a trip outside of Ireland, experience the delights of The Netherlands mixed in with a good day of GAA. Playing 11-a-side on rugby sized pitches. teams will battle it out in a series of group matches with the strongest teams contesting for the semi-finals and finals!

Den Haag GAA club have established this event into a premier invitational tournament for visiting Irish clubs. Enjoy a full day of high quality sport followed by dinner, presentation ceremony and the best of Dutch night life.

The Hague is easily accessible from Ireland at a very reasonable price from Dublin, Cork and Belfast. It is a 30 minute train ride from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport or 1.5 hours from Eindhoven airport. At certain periods of the year there are flights also from Rotterdam and Ireland West Knock airport.

If your club is interested in attending in 2015, please contact us by 12th January, 2015 at for more information and hotel / hostel advice.

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We are looking for players 2015, both for our Ladies and Men's teams, of any standard or fitness as full coaching is given.

Hurling and Football training for ladies and gents, beginners and experienced players

Gaelic Games in The Netherlands


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Den Haags Committee members 2014

Interim Chair - Paudie Williams

Vice Chair - Matthew Morris

Secretary - Mary Gavin

Hurling Manager - Stephen Malone

Football Managers - Paul Bradfield and Danny Creaven

Recruitment Officer -

Assistant Recruitment Officer & Membership Secretary -


Gaelic Games, which include Hurling and Gaelic Football, are the native sports of Ireland, and just like all good things Irish… bars, music, dancing and the Irish people themselves, gaelic games have reached some far flung places.  There are GAA* clubs all over the world... from Buenos Aires to Brisbane!

But you don’t need to go to the other side of the world to see gaelic games being played on foreign soil. In mainland Europe, there are over 30 GAA clubs. Many of these clubs compete in the European League, where for each round of the 10-round league; teams travel to other GAA clubs in other countries, and play day-long tournaments.

One of the most active and successful GAA clubs in the European League is the Den Haag GAA club.
Den Haag GAA is one of three GAA clubs in the Netherlands. The other two are Amsterdam and Eindhoven.
Established in the 1970’s, Den Haag GAA club has over 50 members, of which, over a third are non Irish, comprising French, English, Turkish, Indian, Dutch, Swiss, Australian and German players.

* The GAA, or the Gaelic Athletic Association, which was founded in 1884, is the governing body of gaelic games in Ireland and throughout the world. (For more info:

Why GAA is better than soccer

1) The GAA player who played in front of 80,000 at the weekend will be teaching your children, selling you meat or fixing your drains on Monday morning. The soccer player who plays in front of 80,000 will be moaning about playing too many games and will be trying to sell you his personalised brand of leisure wear

 2) GAA nicknames are better (The Bull, The Bomber, etc.)  Soccer players just add a Y to their surnames

 3) Dublin vs Meath is a real derby. What does Utd. Vs City mean to Ronaldo or Sibierski

 4) How many soccer players does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer eleven. One to stick it in and ten to surround and kiss him after he does it

 5) Soccer players go to the papers after a game. GAA players go to the pub

 6) John Terry would run a mile if he came up against Francie Bellew

 7) GAA teams are numbered 1-15. A soccer team reads like the lottery results

 8) All soccer players wear shin pads. Some hurlers wear helmets

 9) Television runs soccer. Schoolteachers run the GAA

 10) The GAA is about where you're from. Soccer is about who you like

 11) No segregation at GAA games

 12) No soccer team has a nickname quite as lovely as the Fighting Cocks of Carlow

 13) Bubble perms never made it to Croke Park

 14) A scoreless draw in the GAA would be quite a novelty

 15) The GAA may not appreciate its women as much as it should but at least we all know who Cora Stanunton is. The most famous woman in English soccer is Posh Spice

 16) Under age players get to be part of the biggest days in hurling and football at half-time in the All-Ireland.

 17) Micheal O'Murchearaigh.

 18)If a GAA player ever jumped at a spectator like Eric Cantona did the rest of his team would join in. So would the rest of the crowd.

 19) Vinnie Jones grabbed Gascoignes testicles. Paudie O'Se decked Joe McNally during the National Anthem. McNally learnt his lesson.  Gascoigne just got worse.

 20) The GAA season always leaves you wanting more. The soccer season leaves soccer people demanding less. "Fewer games please"

 21) Old soccer players get testimonials, Old GAA players just slip down to junior.

 22) Rural villages = A Church, A Post-office, a Pub and a GAA pitch.

 23) Pints after the match with the lad you knocked seven lumps of shite out of in the game.

 24) Croke park on a Summer's Day.



European Football Championship Winners:
2010, 2009, 2006, 2002.
European Hurling Championship Winners:
2012, 2007, 2003, 2002.
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