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Middle East GAA announce GAA World Games Weekend of Events   21/01/2015

Not long to go now! With a little over 6 weeks to go to the first ever GAA World Games, sponsored by Etihad, here’s a little taster of the schedule of events for the weekend. Don’t forget to mark your diaries – 5th, 6th & 7th March in Abu Dhabi. It’ll be a weekend that has never been seen before anywhere. Abu Dhabi will be the place to be!

Thursday 5th March

World Business Forum

Keynote speakers from the world of business in the Middle East & the GAA - run in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs, Enterprise Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland and  the Irish Embassies and Business Networks in the Region  - Focus industries for potential business opportunity in the region - Food and Agribusiness, ICT, Real Estate, Medical and Financial Sectors

Friday 6th March

World GAA Games Day 1 – Group Games

Mens & Ladies Gaelic Football Competition (group games)

This will see representative teams from Asia, Australia, Europe, New York, North America, Canada, South Africa and the Middle East playoff in to progress to the final stages of the First GAA World Games

Local Middle East Hurling Championship matches along with a mini tournament for locally based clubs for both Mens & Ladies

Camoige & Rounders Competition

One Wall Handball Exhibition

Evening entertainment – A feast of Irish Dancing & Music

Saturday 7th March

World GAA Games Day 2 – Finals

Mens & Ladies Gaelic Football Competition (finals)

Middle East Hurling Championship Final

Iomáin (Ground Hurling) exhibition

Gaelic Football & Camoige Finals

Juvenile Gaelic Football tournament

Closing Ceremony - Presentation of the World Games Cups & Medals with the selection of the World GAA All Stars


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