Failte to The Hartford GAA website. Our club has it’s origins as far back as 1914. Although there is little documentation between then and the 1950s, we do know our club were State champions in that year.
With the mass exodus of immigrants to Connecticut in the ’50s and 60s came an era in our history that will never be forgotten. Since then then our Club has enjoyed a National Championship Win and many State Championships through the 70s and 80s. Our club is based on the pride of the past and the promise of the future. It is our wholehearted commitment to promote Gaelic games in Connecticut.
The Hartford GAA encompasses senior Gaelic football, senior hurling and youth programs in both sports.
Hartford Youth Gaelic Football was resurrected in 2009 after a more than 20-year hiatus by Stephen Miskell from County Galway, Ireland and Johnny Murphy from County Cork, Ireland.
The team started on May 9, 2009, with 34 kids registering and by July the team had grown to 50 kids registered. Our numbers keep keep growing every year. You do not need to be Irish to play. Players come from many towns in the greater Hartford region including West Hartford, Manchester, Colchester, Hebron, Suffield, Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, and East Lyme.
Gaelic football, commonly referred to as “Football”, is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. It is, together with hurling, one of the two most popular spectator sports in Ireland. It has seen resurgence in popularity in America in the past few years. The Hartford teams train and play throughout the spring and summer in the New England area. We belong to the larger Boston-Northeast GAA along with the official GAA that includes Irish sport programs throughout the world.
Anyone interested in joining is encouraged to contact us. Help us keep the Gaelic Games alive. Hope you enjoy our site.