Lancashire GAA

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Lancashire GAA
CLG Lancasír
Lancashire-crest.gif
Founded: 1920s
County: Britain
Nickname: Lancs
Club colours: Yellow, blue and white
Grounds: Old Bedians
Playing kits
Standard colours
Lancashire within England

The Lancashire County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Lancasír), or Lancashire GAA, is one of the county boards outside Ireland and is responsible for the running of Gaelic games in the North West of England and on the Isle of Man. With Scotland, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, London and Yorkshire, the board makes up the British Provincial Board. The Lancashire board oversees the Lancashire Junior Championship, the Lancashire Junior League, and the first and second division of the Pennine League.[1]

The current Executive Committee consists of a chair, secretary and treasurer, and the County has two representatives on the British Provincial Council Executive Committee.

The County crest depicts the Celtic cross and shamrock, the red rose of Lancashire and a ship representing the voyage taken by all of those who have left Ireland to make Lancashire their home or the place they are passing through. The crest was designed by former County Secretary Seán Hackett in 2007.

Clubs[edit]

There are ten affiliated clubs, a majority of which are based in Manchester and Liverpool. As of 2010, the clubs participating were:[2]

Name (Irish) Name (English) Sport Teams Location Pitch
Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Séan Mistéil John Mitchel's Football Men / Ladies Liverpool Greenbank[3]
Cumann Peile Uilf Tóin Learpholl Wolfe Tone's Football Men / Ladies Liverpool Wavertree Park[4]
Ellan Vannin Gaels Isle of Man Gaels Football Men Isle of Man GAA Grounds, Douglas[5]
Fullen Gaels Hurling Fullen Gaels Hurling / Camogie Men / Ladies Manchester Hough Grounds[6]
Naomh Ánna St Ann's Football Men Manchester Turn Moss[7]
Naomh Bréanainn St Brendan's Football Men Manchester Hough Grounds[8]
Naomh Lábhrais na Piarsaigh St Lawrence's Football Men Manchester Turn Moss[9]
Naomh Pádraig St Patrick's Football Men Chester Blacon Avenue[10]
Naomh Peadar St Peter's Football Men Manchester Hough Grounds[11]
Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Oisín Oisín's Football Men / Ladies Manchester Old Bedians[12]

Gaelic football[edit]

Football is the dominant sport in Lancashire GAA. The county featured in four successive All-Britain Junior Football Championships, losing the 2009 final but winning in 2010, 2011 (Lancashire 1-11, Warwickshire 0-04) and 2012 (Lancashire 2-10, London 0-10). In 2010 and 2011 Lancashire reached the semi-finals of the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship, losing to Kerry GAA in 2010 and to Kildare in 2011.[13]

Honours[edit]

  • All Britain Junior Football Championship (3)
    • 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; runners-up 2009

Facilities[edit]

There are seven pitches in Lancashire:

  • Chester University - St Patrick's
  • Smithdown Road, Liverpool - John Mitchel's
  • Isle of Mann - Ellan Vannin Gaels
  • Hough End - St Brendan's, St Peter's, Fullen Gaels
  • Old Bedian's - Oisín's
  • Turn Moss - St Ann's, St Lawrence's
  • Wavertree Park, Liverpool - Liverpool Wolfe Tone's

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