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2019 GAA World Games in Waterford.

  • 30-01-2019 10:29am
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    Registered Users Posts: 957 ✭✭✭


    Saw this on the Europe GAA page. It'll be great to have so many visitors coming to Waterford for this event. I'm sure they'll get a warm welcome to the Deise.

    "Record smashed as 31 teams head for Ireland in July
    The 2016 record entry of 14 teams will more than double as 31 teams from Europe have entered the 3rd edition of the GAA World Games, sponsored by RENAULT, which takes place in Ireland between July 29 and August 2. Europe will be represented in every category with 10 teams representing specific countries/regions (Brittany, France, Galicia, Gascony, Germany and Italy) as well as 21 teams composed of 300+ players from clubs across the continent who applied to play before last week’s deadline.

    According to GGE chairman, Tony Bass, ‘the most pleasing aspect of this news is that over 70% of our teams will be composed of indigenous players reflecting the tremendous growth in the number of native born Gaelic footballers, hurlers and camogs across Europe”.

    There will be 22 teams composed of ‘Non-Irish’ born players with another nine teams of mostly ‘Irish born’ players (‘non-Irish born’ players can also play in these categories). The largest European contingent will be in the men’s football competitions with 13 teams who will be joined by 11 ladies football teams, 4 hurling and 3 camogie teams.

    Teams will initially be based in Waterford city with the official opening parade through the city taking place on Sunday, July 28th. Group games and knockout stages will be played from Monday to Thursday at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) campus. The action then moves to Dublin where the top two teams in each category will contest ‘Cup’ finals in Croke Park on Friday (Aug 2).




    https://gaelicgameseurope.com/huge-european-interest-in-2019-renault-gaa-world-games/


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 957 ✭✭✭comeraghs


    https://www.gaa.ie/worldgames/

    This is going to be great for Waterford.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,213 ✭✭✭friendlyfun


    I hope Ireland can win the hurling World Cup ��


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,630 ✭✭✭Deiseen


    It's a shame they are not sticking around for the weekend but the place will be absolutely buzzing. Combine this with the All Together Now Festival, the Greenway, Spraoi and hopefully a good offering for Winterval then I reckon 2019 could be a record year for Waterford tourism.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,307 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    The RSC is also hosting a few games in the European under 17 championships group stage in may

    Friday May 3rd: (Blues away to St Pats)
    Netherlands v Sweden 2pm

    Monday May 6th:
    Ireland v Czech Republic 7pm

    Tuesday May 7th:
    Spain v Germany 7pm

    Friday May 10th:
    Russia v Hungary 2pm


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,079 ✭✭✭fricatus


    Bump...

    This starts this weekend, and there's a parade on Sunday evening:

    https://www.gaa.ie/news/waterford-awaits-renault-gaa-world-games-opening-parade/

    Should be a great buzz around the place!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,501 ✭✭✭thomasm


    Cant seem to find a fixture list. Anyone know where to find it. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 209 ✭✭Tarzann




  • Registered Users Posts: 176 ✭✭Deiselurker


    All games on in WIT seem to be morning or afternoon games with none in the evening so won't be able to see any of them. Anyway hope it goes well and it's good to have it here.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,259 ✭✭✭914


    Great atmosphere in the city centre tonight with the parade and music in Arundal Sqaure.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,213 ✭✭✭friendlyfun


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    The RSC is also hosting a few games in the European under 17 championships group stage in may

    Friday May 3rd: (Blues away to St Pats)
    Netherlands v Sweden 2pm

    Monday May 6th:
    Ireland v Czech Republic 7pm

    Tuesday May 7th:
    Spain v Germany 7pm

    Friday May 10th:
    Russia v Hungary 2pm

    Ah yeah but that's not GAA


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  • Registered Users Posts: 373 ✭✭LETS BE AVN IT


    Was out there today was amazing to see so many non Irish born people playing. The standard was decent enough from the USA and Oz county's.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,595 ✭✭✭lassykk


    Just passed by on the way to the gym and there's some crowds out there. Great to see


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,079 ✭✭✭fricatus


    Went out there today for a nose around. Really great to see so any people from different countries, exotic flags, jerseys and accents. There was food and music too - like All Together Now only with GAA!


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