Tasmanian Gaelic Football and Hurling Association

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The Tasmanian Gaelic Football and Hurling Association (TGFHA) was established in 2007[1] and is the ruling body for Gaelic Football and Hurling in the Australian state of Tasmania. The TGFHA is affiliated to the Gaelic Football and Hurling Association of Australasia where it is represented by a Vice-President.

The TGFHA runs weekly training and matches for both males and females in Gaelic Football at the North Chigwell Sports Ground during summer in order to avoid clashes with traditional winter sports such as Association Football and Australian Football. The TGFHA hopes to encourage involvement in Hurling in the future.

The TGFHA sends male and female Gaelic Football teams to interstate competitions annually.[2]

Local Competition[edit]

The TGFHA runs men's and women's local 7-a-side Gaelic Football competitions with the following teams.[citation needed] The Men play for the Keiran Middleton trophy.


  • Lauderdale Bombers (formerly known as Clarence - first season 2011/12)
  • Hobart Celts (first season 2010/11)
  • Old Lindisfarne Saints (first season 2010/11)
  • Na Fianna Shamrocks (the result of a merger during the 2011/12 season between the Shamrocks - first season 2010/11 and Na Fianna - first season 2011/12)
  • Southern Falcons (first season 2013/14)
  • Hobart Tigers (first season 2015/16)


There is an active women's competition in Tasmania. The following teams have competed:

  • Hobart Celts
  • Shamrocks
  • North Hobart


Season Men's Winner Women's Winner Format Venue
2015–2016 Hobart Tigers Shamrocks 7s North Chigwell Sports Ground
2014–2015 Shamrocks Unknown 7s North Chigwell Sports Ground
2013–2014 Southern Falcons NA 7s Hobart Showgrounds
2012–2013 Clarence NA 7s Hobart Showgrounds
2011–2012 Old Lindisfarne NA 7s Hobart Showgrounds
2010–2011 Old Lindisfarne NA 7s Hobart Showgrounds


Tasmanian Blitz Tournament[edit]

The TGFHA host interstate gaelic football teams from all over Australia in the annual Tasmanian Blitz Tournament in November.[4] The men play for the Mairtin MacMathuna Memorial Trophy.[5]

Year Men's Winner Women's Winner Format Venue
2016 Craobh Phadraig (NSW) no women's tournament 7s North Chigwell Sports Ground
2015 Irish Australians (SA) Canberra Gaels (ACT) 7s North Chigwell Sports Ground
2014 Unknown Unknown 7s North Chigwell Sports Ground
2013 St Kevin's (Melbourne) St Kevin's (Melbourne) 7s Hobart Showgrounds
2012 [6] Padraig Pearses (Melbourne) Tasmania 7s Hobart Showgrounds
2011 Padraig Pearses (Melbourne) Padraig Pearses (Melbourne) 7s Hobart Showgrounds
2010 Clan Na Gael (Sydney) Central Coast (NSW) 7s Hobart Showgrounds
2009 Tasmanian Gaels (Hobart) Tasmania-Central Coast Combination (Hobart/NSW) 15s Hobart Showgrounds
2008 Michael Cusacks (Sydney) 15s Rugby Park
2007 Tasmanian Gaels (Hobart) St. Kevins (Melbourne) 15s Uni Rugby Ground

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gaelic Football News". Australasian GAA. 
  2. ^ "Backpackers bolster a game as Australian as a pint of Guinness". The Age. 
  3. ^ "Champs topple Celts". The Mercury. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  4. ^ "The sporting prowess of our speech pathologists" (PDF). Department of Health and Human Services (Tasmania). Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  5. ^ "Gaelic Football". The Examiner. Retrieved 2011-11-30. 
  6. ^ "Tassie All Stars claim trophy in Hobart". Irish Echo. 

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