Middle East

Gaelic Games in the Middle East have been a key feature of the lives of Irish people living in the region and those from other communities across the gulf region for the past 30 years. Traditionally affiliated as part of the Asia and Gulf Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Board, the Middle East GAA in 2013 became an autonomous regional county board. Middle East GAA has affiliated clubs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. MEGAA has over 85 competitive teams in the region, accounting for over 1,000 directly affiliated members and in excess of 3,000 associate members. The Middle East County Board co-ordinates and facilitates competitive league, championship and test-match competitions in Mens Gaelic Football and Hurling, Ladies Gaelic Football and Camogie, and an ever-expanding Juvenile programme.

Founded: 2013

Number of Clubs: 16 Clubs

Major Tournaments: Middle East GAA League & Championships

Unit Executive

Chairperson - Gearóid Cronin - chairperson.middleeast@gaa.ie

Secretary - Trevor Buckley secretary.middleeast@gaa.ie

PRO - Róisín Hoey - pro.middleeast@gaa.ie

Middle East

Abu Dhabi na Fianna

Al Ain (UAE)

Arabian Celts (Bahrain)

Clan nah Oman

Dubai Celts (UAE)

Kuwait Harps

Naomh Alee Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Oman GAA

Oryx na hEireann (Qatar)

Sharjah Wanderers Ladies Gaelic Football Club