Chairperson's Welcome

A chairde,

As Cathaoirleach, I would like to welcome you the Middle East GAA website. Our mission is to enrich the Middle East community by promoting and developing GAA. We are inclusive, welcoming and empowering.

The Middle East County Board was formally established in 2013 and continues to facilitate the development of Irish sport and culture in the region, with approximately 1,700 members and over 25 nationalities represented. Our clubs can be found in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and Qatar.

Our activities typically begin in August of each year and continue to run until April. Over the course of the season, we offer a League and Championship tournament in Hurling, Camogie, Mens Football and Ladies Football, which typically sees 10-15 events take place in the region. In addition, a number of our clubs offer activities for Juvenile members.

We are grateful to The Arab-Irish Chamber of Commerce for their sponsorship of the 2022/23 Middle East League, and to P4ML for their sponsorship of the 2022/23 Middle East Championship. We also acknowledge the support of Jones Engineering and O’Neills Sportswear.

You can keep up with all of our activities on social media via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram & TikTok. We always welcome feedback and can be reached via the “Contact Us” section of this website.

New members are always welcome in our clubs, whether you would like to play, coach, referee or get involved in an administrative capacity. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of our members or clubs, and I am sure that you will enjoy a very rewarding experience.

Le gach dea-ghuí,

Gearóid Ó Cróinín


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