Although Gaelic Sports have been played in New York since the late 1700s, the New York Gaelic Athletic Association emerged in late 1914 at a time when the games were thriving in the city. After the first championship was played in 1915, the association grew steadily despite two world wars and an economic depression. The New York Minor Board is prospering currently with 1, 800 registered boys and girls and the Gaelic 4 Girls board aged 4—18 years of age. There are 13 Youth GAA clubs in the NYMB, 5 of whom have youth hurling programs and 4 girl’s football with 2 Camogie clubs, a 20% increase since 2010. NY participates in the US Continental Youth Championships annually with 130 NY teams represented in 2014. New York sends youth teams at U14 and Collegiate level to Ireland for Feile and to the British Universities competition. Over 40% of the current adult male registrations are graduates of the NYMB or indigenous players with almost 66% of the senior ladies football players American born - 8 of the 15 players in the 2014 All Ireland Ladies Junior championship were graduates of the New York Gaelic 4 Girls program. Since 2010 some over 370 coaches have completed the Foundation and Level 1 Football Coaching courses with over 100 completing the Hurling Foundation & Level 1 courses. Hurling and Gaelic Football amongst American born players is also growing in New York.
Number of Clubs: 41
Major Competitions: New York Championships.
The New York Senior Football team participates in the Connacht Football Championships.
|Vice Chairperson||Laurence McGrath|