Hertfordshire GAA

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Hertfordshire GAA
Dominant sport:Gaelic football
County colours:Green and yellow
Regular kit
Hertfordshire within England

The Hertfordshire County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) or Hertfordshire GAA is one of the county boards outside Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in Hertfordshire. The county board is also responsible for the Hertfordshire county teams.


  • Cambridge Parnells - Ladies and Mens Gaelic Football
  • Claddagh Gaels (Luton) - Ladies Gaelic Football
  • Éire Óg (Oxford) - Ladies and Mens Gaelic Football
  • Glen Rovers (Watford) - Mens Gaelic Football
  • St Josephs (Waltham Cross) - Mens Gaelic Football
  • St Colmcilles (St Albans) - Ladies and Mens Gaelic Football
  • St Vincents (Luton) - Mens Gaelic Football
  • St Dympnas (Luton) - Mens Gaelic Football
  • St Declan's - competes in London GAA region in Hurling

Additionally there are two University teams in the region:


The County board was created in 1960 when it was deemed that the number of clubs in the region north of London supported a separate league. The area is not in fact just Hertfordshire but encompasses Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire.

Present Day[edit]

Hertfordshire is probably among the weakest of the British counties as a result of the small number of large population centres in the region it serves.[citation needed] It has further been affected by the general trend of reduced emigration from Ireland to the UK since the 1980s. As a result, a number of the original clubs have folded – including the Milton Keynes-based team Erin Go Bragh in 2005. However, a resurgence may be under way. The youth sections of the county is very promising as in 2018 Hertfordshire u14's won the Feile Peile na nOg in Meath, following up the year after winning a shield competition in Connaught. In 2006 a new Cambridge-based team joined the league.

Senior Football Championship[edit]

  • Dr Crokes. 3 out of 5 in late 80s and early 90s
  • 1991 Éire Óg
  • 1999 Glen Rovers
  • 2002 St Colmcilles - 4 out of 5 from 02-06
  • 2003 St Colmcilles - 4 out of 5 from 02-06
  • 2004 St Colmcilles - 4 out of 5 from 02-06
  • 2005 St Dympnas
  • 2006 St Colmcilles - 4 out of 5 from 02-06
  • 2007 Cambridge Parnells 2-9 St. Colmcilles 0-6
  • 2008 St Dympnas
  • 2009 Cambridge Parnells
  • 2010 Glen Rovers
  • 2011 Glen rovers
  • 2012 Glen Rovers
  • 2013 Glen rovers
  • 2014 Éire Óg, Oxford
  • 2015 Glen rovers
  • 2016 St Colmcilles
  • 2017 St Colmcilles def. Éire Óg, Oxford
  • 2018 Éire Óg, Oxford def. St Colmcilles

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