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Welcome to the home of the Washington DC Gaels!


The Washington DC Gaels GAA is an amateur sports club that promotes Irish sports in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Whether you live in the District, Maryland, or Virginia, we're happy to have you on the team!

The Gaels have both ladies' and men's Gaelic football teams as well as hurling and camogie teams. Don't know what those words mean? That's alright, you can find more about what each of the sports are and how you play them here.


We are always looking for new players of all skill levels. Doesn't matter if you're a lifelong sports addict or have never played one in your life, we're happy to talk more with you about Gaelic games and the role of the DC Gaels in the local community. Contact Us!

Upcoming events


Between match days, development leagues, and social events, there's usually something going on:

The games we play

Gaelic games are the core of the Washington DC Gaels. The sports of Gaelic football and hurling are ancient games that have been played for thousands of years in Ireland, though they are a somewhat more recent addition to the landscape of American sports. Don't have any idea what Gaelic football or hurling are? Start here:

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Latest updates from the club


Whether it's on or off the pitch, there's always something new going on. 

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Gaels Oral History Archive

Hear the history of the club from the people who lived it. Learn more about the project here.

Shane O'Brien1989 - 2000s
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Andrew Healy1988 - 2010
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Brian Egan2006 - 2011
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Get geared up

Need new shorts? New training top? Or want to get yourself a quarter zip for when it's a bit chilly? Check out our O'Neills Club Store!

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