Hertfordshire GAA

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Hertfordshire GAA
Province: Britain
Nickname(s): Herts
County colours: Green and Yellow
Dominant sport: Gaelic football
Standard kit
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 inter-county teams.

Clubs[edit]

Additionally there are three University teams in the region:

History[edit]

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 all clubs are very healthy while in 2006 a new Cambridge-based team joined the league.

County Board 2010[edit]

The current County Board is as follows:

  • Hon. President: Bob Canty, St. Colmcilles GFC
  • Chairperson: John Gormley, Glen Rovers GFC
  • Secretary:Aaron O'Byrne, St. Colmcilles GFC
  • Treasurer:Greg Treanor, Cambridge Paranells GFC
  • Development: Martin McManamon, Glen Rovers GFC
  • Youth Officer: Diarmuid Walsh, Glen Rovers GFC
  • Provincial Council Delegates: Willie Joyce and Bob Canty
  • P.R.O.: Damien Maloney

Senior Football Championship[edit]

  • Dr Crokes. 3 out of 5 in late 80s and early 90s
  • 1991 Eire Og
  • 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 colmcilles - 4 out of 5 from 02-06
  • 2006 st colmcilles - 4 out of 5 from 02-06
  • 2007 Vambridge Parnells
  • 2008
  • 2009 Cambridge Parnells
  • 2010
  • 2011 glen rovers
  • 2012
  • 2013 glen rovers
  • 2014 Eire Og Oxford
  • 2015 glen rovers?
  • 2016 st colmcilles
  • 2017 st colmcilles def. Eire Og Oxford

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