Hertfordshire GAA

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

The Hertfordshire County Board or Hertfordshire GAA is one of the seven county boards of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Great Britain, and is responsible for the administration of Gaelic games in Hertfordshire, England.




  • St Declan's (amalgamation of all clubs) - competes at hurling in the Warwickshire region[9]


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 underway. The youth sections of the county have proven to be very promising and in 2018 the Hertfordshire under-14s won the Féile Peile na nÓg in Meath, and followed this by winning a shield competition in Connacht the year after.



Clubs contest the Hertfordshire Senior Football Championship. Éire Óg are the current title holders. Each year the winners represent the county in the All-Britain Junior Club Football Championship.

County Team[edit]

Hertfordshire county football team currently competes in the All-Britain Junior Football Championship which is part of the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship (Tier 3 of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship).


  • All-Britain Junior Football Championship
    • Runners-Up (1): 2013



Hertfordshire has no hurling championship and currently only has one hurling club, St. Declan’s. They compete in the Warwickshire Senior Hurling Championship.

County Team[edit]

Hertfordshire currently does not field a county hurling team in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship.


Hertfordshire Senior Football Championship[edit]

Year Winner Score Opponent Score
2022 Éire Óg 1-11 St Joseph’s 0-08
2021 St Joseph's 2-06 Éire Óg 1-05
2020 Éire Óg 2-07 St Dympna's 1-06
2019 Éire Óg 4-07 St Colmcille's 1-08
2018 Éire Óg 1-11 St Colmcille's 0-08
2017 St Colmcille's 2-08 Éire Óg 1-06
2016 St Colmcille's 2-12 St Dympna's 2-04
2015 Glen Rovers 4-10 St Dympna's 1-05
2014 Éire Óg Glen Rovers
2013 Glen Rovers St Dympna's
2012 Glen Rovers
2011 Glen Rovers
2010 Glen Rovers 1-08, 3-07 (R) St Dympna's 1-08, 2-09 (R)
2009 Cambridge Parnells
2008 St Dympna's
2007 Cambridge Parnells 2-9 St Colmcille's 0-6
2006 St Colmcille's
2005 St Dympna's St Colmcille's
2004 St Colmcille's
2003 St Colmcille's
2002 St Colmcille's
2000 St Colmcille's
1999 St Colmcille's
1998 St Colmcille's
1991 Éire Óg 1-10 Dr Crokes 2-06
1965 St Colmcille's


  1. ^ "Cambridge Parnells". Archived from the original on 10 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Claddagh Gaels".
  3. ^ "Éire Óg".
  4. ^ "Glen Rovers".
  5. ^ "St Joseph's".
  6. ^ Gaughan, Ailish. "Exciting times lie ahead".
  7. ^ Gaughan, Ailish. "St Vincent's Gaelic Football Club, Luton Are Launching Youth Teams".
  8. ^ "Club & Community - Our Clubs - St Dympnas Luton".
  9. ^ Smith, Frank (22 November 2014). "Hertfordshire hurling team St Declans hoping to end great first year with national title". Watford Observer.

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