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Higher Education Games


Higher Education Clubs offer students the opportunity to become involved as players, coaches and administrators as well as being a social outlet for students during their time on campus.

Participation in Higher Education

The GAA aims to provide participation opportunities to all Higher Education students to play in Gaelic games, including those that have no prior experience.

To this end Recreational versions of Hurling, Gaelic football, Handball and Rounders have been devised for social and recreational players and adapted to be easier to participate in and access.

Click here to learn more about GAA National Recreational Games

Click here to find out more about Gaelic games development initiatives in Higher Education.

Higher Education Competitions

The Fitzgibbon Cup (Hurling) and the Sigerson Cup (Gaelic football) are the premier Higher Education competitions and were established in 1912 and 1911 respectively. They consistently feature some of the best and up and coming stars of Inter-County teams and are renowned for the challenge they pose to spirit and skill being played to an intense finals weekend climax on soft pitches in early Spring.

Click here to view upcoming fixtures http://www.he.gaa.ie/fixtures-results

Coaching & Administration

In many cases during their time in Higher Education students will for the first time consider getting involved as an administrator or coach with their HE Club or Home Club.

To learn more about becoming a Coach click here

To learn more about becoming an Administrator click here or visit the HE Admin centre here.

To contact a Higher Education Club visit the contacts page here.

Comhairle Ardoideachais

Comhairle Ardoideachais CLG is the body responsible for the organisation and control of all Higher Education fixtures. It's aims are to further the aims of the Association in the Higher Education sector through the development, administration and promotion of Gaelic games and pastimes, to support the advancement of the Irish language and culture and to encourage students to experience and develop skills of leadership and administration with a view to their future contribution to the work of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael.

Visit the Comhairle Ardoideachais website for further information.

Comhairle Ardoideachais also has a presence on social media and YouTube.

For more information, contact GAA Games Development Office. Croke Park, Jones Road, Dublin 3.

For more information on GAA Participation Initiatives contact the GAA Games Development office at gamesdevelopment@gaa.ie or 01 8658696?

Related Links

Comhairle Ardoideachais Official Website

Official Sponsors of the GAA Football All-Ireland Championship

Official Sponsors of the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship

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