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About the FRS 2023 GAA World Games

The FRS Recruitment GAA World Games is a competition that recognises the global expansion of Gaelic games.

In the last 10 years there has been an almost 100 per cent growth in the number of GAA clubs operating outside of Ireland with more than 500 now in existence.

As well as traditional strong holds across Britain and North America, GAA clubs now have a vibrant pulse in operation in Asia, the Middle East, right across Europe and Australia. New clubs made up of non-native Irish people who have been drawn to, and inspired by Gaelic games is proof of the strengthening of these overseas roots.

The FRS Recruitment 2023 GAA World Games is a chance to bring these regions together to celebrate their passion for our games and help them develop even further. We have 93 adult teams that will be competing in the 9-a-side competition in all four codes across the week.

The games will take place across the week beginning 9am Monday 24th July - Thursday 27th July in Owenbeg Centre of Excellence in Derry, with the finals taking place in Celtic Park in Derry city. There will be a parade through Derry City on Monday July 24th down Shipquay street at 6.30pm, finishing at the Guildhall Square with the opening ceremony at 7.00pm. All games will take place from 9.00am - 5.30pm every day.

Maps of Owenbeg & Tented Village

Pitch Layout and of the location of marquees within the tented village is shown below.

Parking Arrangements

Parking is available on site in Owenbeg & traffic management will be in place by the GAA World Team.
If the car park is full, a free shuttle bus service will operate from St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Dungiven and Dernaflaw Primary School (advice will be provided by traffic management stewards).

GAA World Games Official Charter

Download the official GAA World Games charter for all the rules and regulations of the competition.

Owenbeg Site Map

Owenbeg Site Map