From its humble beginnings in the lobby of a Thurles hotel in the late nineteenth century, the GAA has grown to become the biggest amateur sporting organisation in the world, spreading its wings to all corners of the globe in the process. Here, Aaron Dunne takes us on a journey around the world, documenting the rise and rise of Ireland s national games throughout Asia, Australasia and America, where there are now over 200 GAA clubs proudly maintaining and promoting the national sports and culture of Ireland among the thousands of international emigrants, migrants and locals alike. From the Gulf Games of the Dubai Celts in the Middle East to the development of underage hurling in Singapore, the week-long Australian State Games to the rebirth of camogie Down Under, and from the annual Canadian Gaelic Games festival to the powerhouse GAA cities of Chicago, New York and Boston in North America, we travel around the globe to meet the people who work tirelessly to promote and maintain Gaelic Games on the inte
Aaron Dunne is from Dublin and is the Deputy Editor of the Irish Echo in Sydney. He formerly worked as the Sports Editor for the Gazette Group of Newspapers in Dublin and was awarded an MA in Culture, Religion and Society in Modern Ireland in 2004 from the National University of Ireland.