Connacht GAA (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Chonnacht) or formally the Connacht Provincial Council of the Gaelic Athletic Association is the governing body for Gaelic games that are played in the province of Connacht, Ireland. It performs a supervisory and appeal role for the five County Boards within the province (listed below). Anomalously, it also exercises its functions for an additional two county boards that are not located in the province: London and New York. Teams from these administrative areas play in the Connacht Senior Football Championship.
|Number of counties:||5|
|Province colours:||White and blue|
|Major grounds:||Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon|
MacHale Park, Castlebar
Pearse Stadium, Galway
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There is currently no Connacht hurling championship but the Connacht GAA board has had Senior and Junior hurling championships in the past. The game is very strong in Galway but much weaker in the other four counties of the province. The Connact inter-provincial team usually consists of 14 or 15 Galway players and perhaps one or two from the other counties.
Camogie Gael Linn CupEdit
The Connacht camogie team won the premier representative competition in the women’s team field sport of camogie, the Gael Linn Cup on four occasions (click on year for teams) in 1973, 1974, 2000 and 2008,