Ras al Khaimah
RAK Ropairi GAA Club Details
About RAK Ropairi GAA
RAK Ropairí GAA club was established in 2015 in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The club was started to provide a social and sporting outlet for the small but growing Irish population of Ras Al Khaimah. In its first season the club entered one Ladies football team at Social level with only 12 members registered with the club.
The club progressed to entering a men’s team for the first time in 2017 in the Junior A grade, by which time the ladies team had also progressed to Junior A level. 2017 also marked the establishment of the clubs Juvenile program, drawing in children of all ages from all over the Al Hamra and Ras Al Khaimah area to participate in Gaelic Games.
The club has grown rapidly over the past few years and currently has two ladies and two men’s adult teams participating in the middle east leagues, we hope to grow these numbers even further over the coming years.
In November of 2018 the decision was made to try and develop a more permanent home for RAK Ropairi in Al Hamra village. Up until that point the club had been renting a small driving range area in the centre of Ras Al Khaimiah. The decision to relocate to Al Hamra village on the outskirts of Ras Al Khaimah was taken mainly to cater for the growing Irish and expat community there.
Today the club is firmly established as a sporting and social hub for the residents of Al Hamra and Ras Al Khaimah. With the continued generous help and support of our sponsors Brogan Group, we are bringing children and adults of all nationalities together to play Gaelic games in a safe and friendly environment. We welcome new members to come and join us any time regardless of your experience or ability levels. The only provision is an ability to have fun, so follow us @rakropairigaa on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with all the craic in RAK!