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About Us

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 compete regionally and nationally throughout the summer months, aiming to qualify for the North American Championships. 

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!

Games and practice begin in spring and continue throughout the summer months with club social events all year round.

Our Teams

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About Gaelic Games

Gaelic games are what make us a club. There's two central sports, hurling, played with a stick and a small leather ball, and Gaelic football, played with a larger ball. Learn more about the rules and how the games work here

Club Merchandise

Everyone likes to look the part. Although the club does put together bulk orders from time to time, you can always go check out our O'Neills store and buy whatever Gaels gear fits your style. 

Get in touch

If you have questions about the club, don't know where to get started, or just plain want to have a chat with someone on our club to learn more, go head over to our contact page and reach out. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have! 

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