Middle East

Gaelic Games in the Middle East have been a key feature of the lives of Irish and other communities across Gulf Region for the past 30 years. Traditionally affiliated as part of the Asia and Gulf Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Board, the Middle East GAA in 2013 became an autonomous, newest regional county board. The Middle East Board geographically covers the following states Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey Lebanon, Jordan and Israel. ME GAA has over 85 competitive teams in the region, accounting for over 1,000 directly affiliated members and in excess of 3,000 associate members. The Middle East GAA Board co-ordinates and facilitates competitive league, championship and test-match competitions in Mens Gaelic Football & Hurling, Ladies Gaelic Football & Camogie and a burgeoning Juvenile programme.

Founded: 2013

Number of Clubs: 13 Clubs

Major Tournaments: Middle East GAA League & Championships

Middle East

Abu Dhabi na Fianna

Al Ain (UAE)

Arabian Celts (Bahrain)

Clan nah Oman

Dubai Celts (UAE)

Kuwait Harps

Naomh Alee Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Oman GAA

Oryx na hEireann (Qatar)

Sharjah Wanderers Ladies Gaelic Football Club