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Encyclopedia > Gaelic games

Gaelic games are the native sports of Ireland: principally Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie. They are governed by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). They were brought into vogue during the Irish national revival of the pre-World War I period, and today enjoy a wide popularity in the Irish Republic. Their base of supporters in the North is mostly limited to the nationalist community.


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  • http://www.gaa.ie/

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Gaelic Athletic Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2059 words)
Later, new rules for Gaelic football and hurling were drawn up by the Association and were published in the United Irishman newspaper.
As a result of the GAA native games were taken out of the hands of the landlords and police and passed to the nationalists.
A ban (Rule 21) on members of the British army and the Royal Ulster Constabulary from playing Gaelic games was lifted on 17 November 2001 after the creation of the new Police Service of Northern Ireland and after much lobbying from the more conciliatory wing of the association.
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