|Gaelic Athletic Association|
|Headquarters||Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland|
|Membership||Assorted governing bodies and clubs|
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael /'kʊmˠən̪ˠ 'l̪ˠuh. Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish. xlʲæsˠ ɡeːl̪ˠ/) is an Irish and international cultural and sporting organisation mainly focused on promoting Gaelic games: the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, Gaelic handball and rounders. Gaelic games are the traditional sports played in Ireland. The two main Gaelic games are Gaelic football and Hurling, both of which are organised by the Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Hurling (in Irish, iománaíocht or iomáint) is an outdoor team Sport of ancient Gaelic origin administered by the Gaelic Camogie (in Irish, camógaíocht) is a Celtic team Sport, organised by the Camogie Association of Ireland, the women's variant of Gaelic football ( Irish: Peil, Peil Ghaelach, or Caid) commonly referred to as " football " is a form of Football For more information on this topic see Senior Hardball Singles or Senior Softball Singles. Rounders ( Irish: cluiche corr) is a Sport played between two teams each alternating between batting and fielding The GAA also promotes Irish music and dance, and the Irish language. Irish Music is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres on the entire island of Ireland, North and South of the border Irish dances can broadly be divided into Social dance and Performance dances Irish social dancing can be divided further into céilí and set Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish. It is the largest organisation in Ireland with some 800,000 members out of the island's population of six million. 
Gaelic football and hurling are the most popular activities promoted by the organisation, and the most popular sports in the country.  The women's version of these games, ladies' Gaelic football and camogie, are organised by the independent but closely-linked Ladies' Gaelic Football Association and the Camogie Association of Ireland respectively. Ladies' Gaelic Football is the most prominent amateur team sport for women in Ireland. Camogie (in Irish, camógaíocht) is a Celtic team Sport, organised by the Camogie Association of Ireland, the women's variant of The Ladies Gaelic Football Association (Cumann Peil Gael na mBan is the organisation which promotes and regulates Ladies' Gaelic football in Ireland. The Camogie Association of Ireland organise and promote the sport of Camogie in Ireland and across the world
The GAA had its genesis from Michael Cusack of County Clare. The History of the Gaelic Athletic Association is much shorter than the history of Gaelic games themselves Michael Cusack ( Irish: Mícheál Ó Ciosóg) (1847 &ndash 1906 was an Irish teacher and founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association. County Clare ( Irish: Contae an Chláir) commonly referred to as simply Clare, is a county on Ireland and part of the wider At the Civil Service Academy in Dublin he established one of the first hurling clubs.  Cusack, a native Irish speaker, was troubled by declining participation in traditional Irish sport. 
To remedy this situation and to re-establish hurling as the national pastime, Cusack met with several other enthusiasts with similar concerns, most notably Maurice Davin. Maurice Davin (1842 - 1927 was an Irish Farmer who became co-founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association.  They established the Gaelic Athletic Association on Saturday, November 1, 1884 in Hayes' Hotel, Thurles, County Tipperary. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi Year 1884 ( MDCCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Thurles (pronounced /θɜɹlɛs/ or locally /tɜrləs/ Dúrlas Éile is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland, situated on the River Suir, with a County Tipperary (Contae Thiobraid Árann is a County in Ireland situated in the Province of Munster. The seven founder members were Michael Cusack, Maurice Davin (who presided) John Wyse Power, John McKay, J. K. Bracken, Joseph O'Ryan and Thomas St. George McCarthy. Joseph Kevin Bracken ( 1852 - 2 May 1904) from Templemore, Co Thomas St George McCarthy was an Irish Rugby International and was also present at the founding meeting of the Gaelic Athletic Association at Thurles, County Frank Moloney of Nenagh was also later admitted to have been present by Cusack, while the following six names were published as having attended in press reports: William Foley, a Mr. Dwyer, a Mr. Culhane, William Delehunty, John Butler and William Cantwell. All these six were from Thurles except Foley, who was from Carrick-on-Suir, like Davin. Thurles (pronounced /θɜɹlɛs/ or locally /tɜrləs/ Dúrlas Éile is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland, situated on the River Suir, with a Carrick-on-Suir (Carraig na Siuire is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland. Given later controversies about playing 'foreign games' and the banning of members of the British armed forces and police from joining, it is notable that Thomas St. George McCarthy (a native of Bansha, County Tipperary) was a capped rugby international player (having played for Ireland against Wales in 1883) and was also a District Inspector of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). Bansha (An Bháinseach lit a grassy place) is a Village in south-west County Tipperary in Ireland and forms part of the Roman Catholic The Ireland rugby union team represents the island of Ireland in Rugby union, which is a popular sport throughout both the Republic of Ireland and The Wales national rugby union team represent Wales in international The Royal Irish Constabulary ( RIC) ( Irish: Constáblacht Ríoga na hÉireann) was one of Ireland's two police forces in the early twentieth century J. K. Bracken was the father of Brendan Bracken, who was later a member of the UK cabinet during World War II. Brendan Bracken 1st Viscount Bracken PC ( 15 February 1901 – 8 August 1958) was an Irish -born businessman and a
The initial plan was to resurrect the ancient Tailteann Games and establish an independent Irish organisation for promoting athletics, but hurling and Gaelic football eventually predominated. The Tailteann Games were an ancient sporting event held in Ireland in honour of Queen Tailtiu. The following goals were set out:
The association's aim today is to be
A National organisation which has as its basic aim the strengthening of the National Identity of a 32 County Ireland through the preservation and promotion of Gaelic games and pastimes. 
In 1918 the GAA was banned by the British government, but Gaelic games were still played in defiance of the ban. Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common  In 1922 it gave up the task of promoting athletics to the National Athletic and Cycling Association. Cycling Ireland ( Irish: Rothaíocht Éireann) or CI is the national governing body of cycle racing in Ireland 
In 1984 the GAA celebrated its 100th year in existence. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) This anniversary was celebrated by the GAA with numerous events throughout the country. The All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final was played in Semple Stadium in Thurles to honour the town in which the GAA was founded. The GAA All-Ireland Hurling Senior Championship is the premier "knockout" competition in the game of Hurling played in Ireland. Semple Stadium, located in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, is the home of Hurling for Tipperary and for the larger Thurles (pronounced /θɜɹlɛs/ or locally /tɜrləs/ Dúrlas Éile is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland, situated on the River Suir, with a
Ireland has changed rapidly since the mid 1990s. EU enlargement, combined with the Celtic Tiger economy, has led to a large influx of foreign nationals from the EU's new member states in Eastern Europe.  This means that a large proportion of the country's population is now outside the traditional native-born family structure through which the GAA tradition was passed from generation to generation. This presents a challenge to an organisation that was previously not geared towards marketing itself to people who have not heard of it or its games, and instead relied on people who had been reared watching and playing Gaelic games. The GAA has launched a number of projects to attract non-traditional members such as consulting with the Australian Football League and running leagues aimed at non nationals  Changing demographics in Ireland, with more people living in cities, present challenges to the GAA
Also, maintaining the GAA's activities in the overseas units presents a challenge with the number of Irish people emigrating overseas in decline  Despite the large Irish diaspora, Gaelic games remain fairly low-profile outside of the Irish expatriate community. The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest Initiatives such as full-time development officers and high-profile competitions such as the Continental Youth Championship are helping to bring the games to non-Irish people everywhere, while the British GAA is promoting Gaelic games to youth in the UK. The Continental Youth Championship (CYC is an annual weekend tournament of Gaelic football and Hurling organized by the Gaelic Athletic Association. The British Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Cumann Lúthchleas Gael An Breataine or British GAA is the only provincial council of the Gaelic Athletic 
The GAA is a democratic association consisting of various boards, councils, and committees organised in a structured hierarchy, with world headquarters at Croke Park. The Structure of the Gaelic Athletic Association is a voluntary democratic association consisting of various boards councils and committees organised in a structured hierarchy Croke Park (Páirc an Chrócaigh in Dublin, Ireland is the largest sports Stadium in Ireland (fifth largest in Europe) and the principal stadium All of the association's activities are governed by the Official Guide. Each County Board may have its own by-laws, none of which may conflict with the Official Guide. Each Divisional Board may have its own regulations, none of which may duplicate or contradict the Official Guide or county by-laws.
All of these bodies are elected on a democratic basis and the members are volunteers. The role of President of Gaelic Athletic Association has existed since the foundation of the GAA. Provincial councils are organisational bodies within the Gaelic Athletic Association, each made up of several GAA counties. A GAA county or County board is a geographic region of control within the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA originally based on the Counties of Ireland There is a small paid staff.
Through a division of the association known as Scór (Irish for "score") the GAA promotes Irish cultural activities, running competitions in music, singing, dancing and storytelling. Scór (English Score) is a division of the Gaelic Athletic Association charged with promotion of cultural activities and the name of a series of annual competitions Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish.
Rule 4 of the association states:
The Association shall actively support the Irish language, traditional Irish dancing, music, song, and other aspects of Irish culture. Irish (ga ''Gaeilge'' is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish. Irish dances can broadly be divided into Social dance and Performance dances Irish social dancing can be divided further into céilí and set Irish Music is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres on the entire island of Ireland, North and South of the border The culture of the people living on the island of Ireland is far from monolithic It shall foster an awareness and love of the national ideals in the people of Ireland, and assist in promoting a community spirit through its clubs. |
The group was formally founded in 1969, and is promoted through various GAA clubs throughout Ireland (as well as some clubs outside of Ireland). Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world
The Gaelic Athletic Association has grown to become the largest and most popular organisation in Ireland with some 800,000 members out of the island's 6 million people and with more than 2,500 member clubs and runs about 500 grounds throughout the country and overseas. This is a list of Gaelic Athletic Association clubs across the world organised by GAA county which they are associated with.  
The Gaelic games of hurling and Gaelic football were saved from ultimate decline . Both Hurling and Gaelic football were standardised, albeit that both standardised games bore little resemblance to the original sports such as caid . Hurling (in Irish, iománaíocht or iomáint) is an outdoor team Sport of ancient Gaelic origin administered by the Gaelic Gaelic football ( Irish: Peil, Peil Ghaelach, or Caid) commonly referred to as " football " is a form of Football Caid (kadʲ is the name given to various ancient and traditional Irish Football games This standardisation helped to spur the growth of the modern games since they were now being organised on a structured basis.
The Gaelic games of hurling and football are also the most popular spectator sports in Ireland;  1,962,769 attendances were recorded at senior inter-county hurling and football championship games in 2003.  while 60% of all attendances to sports events in Ireland were to Gaelic games. 34% of the total to football and 23% to hurling. Soccer is the closest rival with 16% 
Due to a policy of having at least one club in every parish, clubs are fairly evenly distributed throughout the country in both urban and rural areas and the organisation's reach is therefore considerable. This huge presence means that the GAA has become a major player in the sporting and cultural life of Ireland though it's Scór section. Scór (English Score) is a division of the Gaelic Athletic Association charged with promotion of cultural activities and the name of a series of annual competitions The association is recognised as a major generator of social capital thanks to its promotion of healthy pastimes, volunteering, and community involvement.  The association is recognised as a major generator of social capital thanks to its promotion of healthy pastimes, volunteering, and community involvement. 
The perception of the GAA in unionist circles in Northern Ireland made its members and clubhouses targets for loyalist paramilitaries during the Troubles. Unionism in Ireland, is a belief in the desirability of a full constitutional and institutional relationship between Ireland and Great Britain based on the terms and Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of Ulster loyalism is a militant unionist ideology held mostly by Protestants in Northern Ireland. A number of GAA supporters were killed and clubhouses damaged. 
The GAA would argue that it has always promoted Irish rather than Catholic identity, although its administrative units are based on Roman Catholic parishes, and has had members of minority religions playing an active role from its inception up to the present day which included Jack Boothman who was president of the organisation in the 1990s. Irish Catholics is a term used to describe people of Roman Catholic background who are Irish or of Irish descent. A parish is a Local church; it is an administrative unit typically found in episcopal or presbyterian churches In Northern Ireland, however, Gaelic sports are virtually exclusively played by Roman Catholics. The GAA Official Guide forbids sectarianism. 
In 2007 Fermanagh player Darren Graham, who represented the county at both Gaelic football and hurling, temporarily left the sport. County Fermanagh (fɚr'mænɘ Contae Fhear Manach or Fear Manach ('Men of Monach'in Irish) is the westernmost of the six counties that form Northern Graham had received sectarian abuse from some fans, due to being a Protestant. However he received support from both his Lisnaskea team mates and the GAA board, who stated "Abuse of any players, officials or referees is not acceptable and all official reports of it will be dealt with seriously. "
Until 1971 members were prohibited by Rule 42 (Rule 44 in the 2007 rulebook) from playing non-GAA sports or even attending those sports events as spectators, and up until recently, such sports were officially barred from using GAA grounds. In particular, sports with a British origin, except for golf, were commonly referred to formerly as garrison games.  On 16 April 2005 the GAA's congress voted to temporarily relax its Rule 42 requirement that GAA-owned premesis are used by the GAA only, in respect of Croke Park, to enable the Football Association of Ireland and the Irish Rugby Football Union to play their international fixtures in Ireland while the Lansdowne Road stadium is being rebuilt. Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Football Association of Ireland ( FAI; Irish: Cumann Peile na h-Éireann) is the governing body for the sport of association football (soccer The Irish Rugby Football Union ( IRFU) (Cumann Rugbaí na hÉireann is the body managing Rugby union in Ireland. Location The stadium is situated in the neighbourhood of Ballsbridge in the city's Dublin 4 area  The GAA's governing Central Council agreed that the first soccer and rugby union games in Croke Park could take place in early 2007. The first such fixture was Ireland's home match of the Six Nations Rugby Union Championship against France which was won by France 20-17. The Ireland rugby union team represents the island of Ireland in Rugby union, which is a popular sport throughout both the Republic of Ireland and The Six Nations Championship (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international The France national rugby union team represents France in Rugby union.
There are some GAA competitions, grounds and clubs named after Irish national heroes. For example Casement Park in Belfast is named after Sir Roger Casement, a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood. Casement Park ( Páirc Mhic Asmaint) is the principal Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Belfast, Northern Ireland, home to the Antrim Roger David Casement (Ruairí Mac Easmainn 1 September 1864 &ndash 3 August 1916 ( Sir Roger Casement CMG between 1911 and until his execution for treason in August The Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB was a secret oath-bound fraternal organisation dedicated to the establishment of an "independent democratic Republic" in the mid nineteenth The trophy for the main all-Ireland Gaelic football competition is the Sam Maguire Cup, named for Sam Maguire, who, although a member of the Church of Ireland was an officer in the Irish Republican Army. The Sam Maguire Cup often just called Sam ( Irish: Chorn Sam Maguire) is the name of the Cup that Gaelic football -teams play for in the final Samuel ("Sam" Maguire ( 1879 - February 6, 1927) an Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer is chiefly remembered as the The Church of Ireland (Eaglais na hÉireann is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating across the island of Ireland. The Irish Republican Army ( IRA) (Óglaigh na hÉireann was a military organisation descended from the Irish Volunteers, established 25 November 1913 and who Other clubs are named after James Sarsfield, James Stephens, Patrick Pearse and Theobald Wolfe Tone. James Stephens (1824 - 28 April 1901) was an Irish Republican and the founding member of the Fenian movement in Dublin in 1858 later to become Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraig Pearse; Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais An Piarsach; 10 November 1879 &ndash 3 May 1916 was a teacher barrister Theobald Wolfe Tone, commonly known as Wolfe Tone ( 20 June, 1763 – 19 November, 1798) was a leading figure in the United Another example is Kevin Lynch's Hurling Club which is affiliated with the Derry County Board and is named in honour of Kevin Lynch, a member of the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) , who died on hunger strike in 1981. For the Gaelic football, Ladies' Gaelic football and Camogie teams in the town see Dungiven GAC. For more information on Derry GAA see Derry Senior Football Championship and Derry Senior Hurling Championship. Kevin Lynch may refer to Kevin A Lynch, American urban planner Kevin G The Irish National Liberation Army ( INLA; Arm Saoirse Náisiúnta na hÉireann in Irish is an Irish Republican, Left-wing paramilitary organisation The 1981 Irish hunger strike was the culmination of a five-year protest during The Troubles by Irish republican prisoners in Northern Ireland. The GAA prohibits clubs being named after people who are still alive.
The GAA organises competitive games in both codes and at all levels from youth all the way up to adult senior. GAA Competitions or Gaelic Athletic Association Competitions are competitive events organised either by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA on its own or in association
The highest level of competitions in the GAA are the inter-county All-Ireland Championships where the 32 counties of Ireland Compete to win the Provincial championships, All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. A Provincial Championship occurs in the Gaelic Athletic Association in Ireland. The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship is the premier "knockout" competition in the game of Gaelic football played in Ireland. The GAA All-Ireland Hurling Senior Championship is the premier "knockout" competition in the game of Hurling played in Ireland. Before 1892, the winning club in each county championship contested the All-Ireland championship representing their county. In 1892, Congress granted permission for the winning club in each county championship to use players from other clubs in the county. The Inter County scene of today was thus created.
While some units of the GAA outside Ireland participate in Irish competitions, the GAA does not hold internationals played according to the rules of either Gaelic football or hurling, however compromise rules have been reached with two "related sports. "
Hurlers play an annual fixture against a national Shinty team from Scotland. Shinty (derived from the Scottish Gaelic sinteag although it is referred to as camanachd or iomain in modern Gaelic is a Team sport Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
International Rules Football matches have taken place between an Irish national team drawn from the ranks of Gaelic footballers, against an Australian national team drawn from the Australian Football League. International rules football (Peil na rialacha idirnáisiunta also known as inter rules in Australia and compromise rules in Ireland is a hybrid The Ireland international rules football team is the representative team for Ireland (both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) in International This article concerns the men's team for information on the Australian women's team see Australia women's international rules football team. The Australian Football League (AFL is both the professional Australian national competition in the Sport of Australian Rules Football and its highest The venue alternates between Ireland and Australia. As of December 9, 2006 the International series between Australia and Ireland has been called off due to excessive violence in past matches. Events 536 - Byzantine General Belisarius enters Rome while the Ostrogothic garrison peacefully leaves the city Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
The GAA has many stadiums in Ireland and beyond such as Gaelic Park used by New York GAA. The following is a list of Gaelic Athletic Association stadia. Gaelic Park is the principal Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in New York City, located in The Bronx. The New York County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA (Cummann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Nua Eabhrac, or New York GAA, is one of the county boards Every county, and nearly all clubs, have a GAA ground on which to play their home games, with varying capacities and utilities.
The hierarchical structure of the GAA is applied to the use of grounds. The Structure of the Gaelic Athletic Association is a voluntary democratic association consisting of various boards councils and committees organised in a structured hierarchy Clubs play at their own grounds for the early rounds of the club championship, while the latter rounds from quarter-finals to finals are usually held at the county ground. GAA Competitions or Gaelic Athletic Association Competitions are competitive events organised either by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA on its own or in association This is the ground where the Inter county games take place or the County Board are based. A GAA county or County board is a geographic region of control within the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA originally based on the Counties of Ireland For example, a team like Gweedore GAA will play most of its games at Páirc Mhic Eiteagáin, if they reach the final of the club championship then the game will be played in MacCumhail Park. Gaoth Dobhair is a Gaelic Athletic Association club based in the parish of Gweedore, County Donegal, Ireland. MacCumhail Park ( Páirc Sheáin Mac Cumhaill in Gaelic) is a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Ballybofey, County Donegal
The provincial championship finals are usually played at the same venue every year, however, there have been exceptions such as in Ulster, where in 2004 and 2005, the Ulster Football Finals were played in Croke Park, due to the fact that the anticipated attendance was likely to far exceed the capacity of St. Tiernach's Park, Clones. The Ulster Council ( Irish: Comhairle Uladh) is a Provincial council of the Gaelic Athletic Association sports of Hurling, The Ulster Senior Football Championship is the premier Gaelic football "knockout" competition played in the province of Ulster in Ireland St Tiernach's Park is a Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Clones, Ireland. This page refers to the Irish town For other uses see Clones (disambiguation, or Clone Clones (Cluain Eois &ndash ˈkloʊnɪs
Croke Park is the GAA's flagship venue, known colloquially as Croker or Headquarters, owing to the fact that the venue doubles as the GAA's base. Croke Park (Páirc an Chrócaigh in Dublin, Ireland is the largest sports Stadium in Ireland (fifth largest in Europe) and the principal stadium With a capacity of 82,500, it ranks among the top 5 stadiums in Europe by capacity, having undergone extensive renovations for most of the 1990s and early 21st century. Every September, Croke Park hosts the All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals, as the conclusion to the summer championship.
The next three biggest grounds are all in Munster - Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co. Tipperary with a capacity of 53,000, the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick which holds 50,000 and FitzGerald Stadium in Killarney, Co. Kerry which can accommodate 43,000. Munster ( Irish: An Mhumhain, ənˈvuːnʲ Cúige Mumhan or Mumha) is the southernmost of the four Provinces of Ireland. Semple Stadium, located in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland, is the home of Hurling for Tipperary and for the larger Thurles (pronounced /θɜɹlɛs/ or locally /tɜrləs/ Dúrlas Éile is a town in County Tipperary, Ireland, situated on the River Suir, with a County Tipperary (Contae Thiobraid Árann is a County in Ireland situated in the Province of Munster. The Gaelic Grounds or Páirc na nGael is the principal Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Limerick City, Ireland, home to the Limerick Limerick (pronounced /ˈlɪmrɪk/ Luimneach in Irish) is a city and the county seat of County Limerick in the Province of Munster Fitzgerald Stadium ( Staidiam Mhic Gearailt in Gaelic) is the principal Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Killarney, Ireland Killarney (Cill Airne meaning "The church of the sloes" is a town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. County Kerry ( Contae Chiarraí in Irish) is a southwestern county of Ireland.
Other notable grounds include: