Where the Irish go, gaelic games go too.
The numbers involved in gaelic football, hurling and camogie in Europe have risen exponentially over the past decade, with the Netherlands playing a big part in this. There are currently 3 active clubs in the Netherlands: den Haag, Amsterdam, Eindhoven.
Men from each of the Dutch clubs battle it out against each other and other major clubs in West Europe (Brussels, Zurich, Vienna and many more) in regular tournaments throughout the season (March – October), while women from each Dutch club come together for European tournaments as the amalgamate team: Holland Ladies. Some clubs also offer training for kids and events geared towards families– see their websites and social media pages for more info.
Contact your nearest GAA club for updates about training, tournaments and socials:
Den Haag: https://denhaaggaa.com or https://www.facebook.com/DenHaagGaa/
Amsterdam: http://www.amsterdamgac.nl or https://www.facebook.com/amsterdamgaa/?fref=ts
Eindoven: http://www.eindhovengaa.nl or https://www.facebook.com/EindhovenShamrocks/?fref=ts
Pictured above are Karen Maguire and Cáit Lynch of Holland Ladies Gaelic football team (both Amsterdam GAC)