List of Gaelic Athletic Association stadiums

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Croke Park, the largest stadium of any kind in Ireland

The following is a list of stadiums used by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). The stadiums are ordered by capacity; that is, the maximum number of spectators each stadium is authorised by the GAA to accommodate.

Three of the stadiums above 35,000 capacity are used for Gaelic football and hurling provincial finals, while the largest stadium, Croke Park, is used for the All-Ireland Senior Championship Finals during September of each year, and the semi- and quarter-finals of each sport. It is also used on occasion for the Leinster provincial finals and Ulster provincial finals in Gaelic football, and has been leased for non-GAA events.

While Croke Park has hosted the majority of finals of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the final was once passed among counties apart from Dublin—and, in the case of the 1947 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final, was played at the Polo Grounds in New York City. Similarly, Croke Park has hosted most of the finals of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship; the most recent final held outside the capital was in 1984, at Semple Stadium in Thurles, County Tipperary, to mark the centenary of the founding of the GAA in the town.

Unlike soccer, fans are not segregated at GAA venues.[1]

List of stadiums[edit]

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Rank Stadium Capacity Location Coordinates County
1 Croke Park 82,300 Dublin 53°21′38.70″N 6°15′4.80″W / 53.3607500°N 6.2513333°W / 53.3607500; -6.2513333 GAA HQ
2 Semple Stadium 53,500 Thurles 52°40′55.91″N 7°49′30.40″W / 52.6821972°N 7.8251111°W / 52.6821972; -7.8251111 Tipperary GAA
3 Gaelic Grounds 49,866 Limerick 52°40′12.50″N 8°39′15.10″W / 52.6701389°N 8.6541944°W / 52.6701389; -8.6541944 Limerick GAA
4 Fitzgerald Stadium 43,180 Killarney 52°3′58.75″N 9°30′28.56″W / 52.0663194°N 9.5079333°W / 52.0663194; -9.5079333 Kerry GAA
5 MacHale Park 42,000 Castlebar 53°51′13.92″N 9°17′3.93″W / 53.8538667°N 9.2844250°W / 53.8538667; -9.2844250 Mayo GAA
6 St Tiernach's Park 36,000 Clones 54°11′8.04″N 7°13′57.86″W / 54.1855667°N 7.2327389°W / 54.1855667; -7.2327389 Monaghan GAA
7 Pearse Stadium 33,000 Galway 53°15′47.92″N 9°5′2.98″W / 53.2633111°N 9.0841611°W / 53.2633111; -9.0841611 Galway GAA
8 Páirc Uí Chaoimh 32,550 Cork 51°53′59.10″N 8°26′6.15″W / 51.8997500°N 8.4350417°W / 51.8997500; -8.4350417 Cork GAA
9 Casement Park 32,500 Belfast 54°34′23.90″N 5°59′2.35″W / 54.5733056°N 5.9839861°W / 54.5733056; -5.9839861 Antrim GAA
10 Breffni Park 32,000 Cavan 53°58′54.54″N 7°21′33.38″W / 53.9818167°N 7.3592722°W / 53.9818167; -7.3592722 Cavan GAA
11 O'Moore Park 27,000 Portlaoise 53°1′33.84″N 7°18′7.93″W / 53.0260667°N 7.3022028°W / 53.0260667; -7.3022028 Laois GAA
12 Healy Park 26,500 Omagh 54°36′49.89″N 7°17′45.95″W / 54.6138583°N 7.2960972°W / 54.6138583; -7.2960972 Tyrone GAA
13 Nowlan Park 24,000 Kilkenny 52°39′23.03″N 7°14′22.85″W / 52.6563972°N 7.2396806°W / 52.6563972; -7.2396806 Kilkenny GAA
14 Páirc na gCeilteach 22,000 Derry 54°59′35.73″N 7°20′0.83″W / 54.9932583°N 7.3335639°W / 54.9932583; -7.3335639 Derry GAA
15 Dr. Cullen Park 21,000 Carlow 52°50′49.38″N 6°54′58.82″W / 52.8470500°N 6.9163389°W / 52.8470500; -6.9163389 Carlow GAA
16 O'Connor Park 20,000 Tullamore 53°16′49.80″N 7°29′21.93″W / 53.2805000°N 7.4894250°W / 53.2805000; -7.4894250 Offaly GAA
17 Wexford Park 20,000 Wexford 52°19′57.47″N 6°28′33.20″W / 52.3326306°N 6.4758889°W / 52.3326306; -6.4758889 Wexford GAA
18 Páirc Esler 20,000 Newry 54°9′9.77″N 6°19′27.42″W / 54.1527139°N 6.3242833°W / 54.1527139; -6.3242833 Down GAA
19 Brewster Park 20,000 Enniskillen 54°21′3.62″N 7°38′1.92″W / 54.3510056°N 7.6338667°W / 54.3510056; -7.6338667 Fermanagh GAA
20 Athletic Grounds 19,500 Armagh 54°20′36.15″N 6°39′41.21″W / 54.3433750°N 6.6614472°W / 54.3433750; -6.6614472 Armagh GAA
21 Markievicz Park 19,000 Sligo 54°15′26.10″N 8°27′56.08″W / 54.2572500°N 8.4655778°W / 54.2572500; -8.4655778 Sligo GAA
22 Dr. Hyde Park 18,500 Roscommon 53°37′29.70″N 8°10′50.54″W / 53.6249167°N 8.1807056°W / 53.6249167; -8.1807056 Roscommon GAA
23 MacCumhail Park 18,000 Ballybofey 54°48′3.69″N 7°46′42.38″W / 54.8010250°N 7.7784389°W / 54.8010250; -7.7784389 Donegal GAA
24 Walsh Park 17,000 Waterford 52°15′17″N 7°7′43.79″W / 52.25472°N 7.1288306°W / 52.25472; -7.1288306 Waterford GAA
25 Páirc Uí Rinn 16,500 Cork 51°53′29.1″N 8°26′13.39″W / 51.891417°N 8.4370528°W / 51.891417; -8.4370528 Cork GAA
26 Austin Stack Park 15,000 Tralee 52°16′09.51″N 9°41′38.37″W / 52.2693083°N 9.6939917°W / 52.2693083; -9.6939917 Kerry GAA
27 Fraher Field 15,000 Dungarvan 52°5′48.06″N 7°37′25.09″W / 52.0966833°N 7.6236361°W / 52.0966833; -7.6236361 Waterford GAA
28 Cusack Park (Ennis) 14,864 Ennis 52°50′46.73″N 8°58′43.18″W / 52.8463139°N 8.9786611°W / 52.8463139; -8.9786611 Clare GAA
29 Parnell Park 13,500 Donnycarney, Dublin 53°22′22.70″N 6°13′0″W / 53.3729722°N 6.21667°W / 53.3729722; -6.21667 Dublin GAA
30 Cusack Park (Mullingar) 11,000 Mullingar 53°31′40.83″N 7°20′18.75″W / 53.5280083°N 7.3385417°W / 53.5280083; -7.3385417 Westmeath GAA
31 St Brendan's Park 11,000 Birr 53°5′29.14″N 7°54′31.01″W / 53.0914278°N 7.9086139°W / 53.0914278; -7.9086139 Offaly GAA
32 Aughrim County Ground 10,000 Wicklow 52°51′9.58″N 6°20′7.29″W / 52.8526611°N 6.3353583°W / 52.8526611; -6.3353583 Wicklow GAA
33 Páirc Tailteann 10,000 Navan 53°38′59.03″N 6°41′38.28″W / 53.6497306°N 6.6939667°W / 53.6497306; -6.6939667 Meath GAA
34 Pearse Park 10,000 Longford 53°44′21.29″N 7°48′7.46″W / 53.7392472°N 7.8020722°W / 53.7392472; -7.8020722 Longford GAA
35 Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada 9,331 Carrick-on-Shannon 54°56′53.01″N 8°4′30.53″W / 54.9480583°N 8.0751472°W / 54.9480583; -8.0751472 Leitrim GAA
36 St Jarlath's Park 6,700 Tuam 53°50′34″N 8°51′11″W / 53.84278°N 8.85306°W / 53.84278; -8.85306 Galway GAA
37 St Conleth's Park 6,200 Newbridge 53°10′45.88″N 6°47′39.77″W / 53.1794111°N 6.7943806°W / 53.1794111; -6.7943806 Kildare GAA
38 McKenna Park 5,000 Ballycran 54°28′38.99″N 5°30′26.94″W / 54.4774972°N 5.5074833°W / 54.4774972; -5.5074833 Down GAA
39 Emerald GAA Grounds 5,000 Ruislip 51°33′01″N 0°23′54″W / 51.5501847°N 0.3983778°W / 51.5501847; -0.3983778 London GAA
40 Shamrock Field 4,000 St John's Canada GAA
41 Gaelic Grounds 3,500 Drogheda 53°43′24.89″N 6°21′33.76″W / 53.7235806°N 6.3593778°W / 53.7235806; -6.3593778 Louth GAA
42 Gaelic Park 2,000 New York City 40°53′15″N 73°54′5″W / 40.88750°N 73.90139°W / 40.88750; -73.90139Coordinates: 40°53′15″N 73°54′5″W / 40.88750°N 73.90139°W / 40.88750; -73.90139 New York GAA
43 Páirc Phroinsías 1,000 Clara Offaly GAA
43 Kilmore Field 500 Kilmore Wexford GAA

See also[edit]

Lists of stadiums by capacity

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott, Ronan (29 January 2013). "I'm a GAA fan, get me out of here!". Gaelic Life. Retrieved 29 January 2013. "On Saturday, I swapped the Athletic Grounds for Windsor Park. Rather than go and watch Tyrone win another title, I opted to go see Cliftonville play in the IrnBru Cup final. [...] One thing that the GAA has, is that you can enter wherever you want, stand where you want, and you will always be welcome no matter who you are."