Europe wants seat at GAA top table

Former GAA President, Sean Kelly MEP, is lending his support to the European County Board which has submitted a motion to GAA Annual Congress in 2012 seeking the appointment of a delegate for Europe on Central Council.

Former GAA President, Sean Kelly MEP, is lending his support to the European County Board which has submitted a motion to GAA Annual Congress in 2012 seeking the appointment of a delegate for Europe on Central Council.

“Currently, Britain, New York and North America all have delegates, so it is only right and fair that Europe should be represented, given its proximity, close economic and cultural ties and the enormous growth in GAA on the Continent in recent years,” Mr Kelly said.

“European GAA is already organised along the “one club” model with ladies’ and men’s football and hurling and camogie integrated into single club structures, so the European organisation could be a helpful model for clubs in Ireland.