The Gaelic Athletic Association (Cumann Lúthchleas Gael) is an Irish sporting and cultural organisation that has a presence on all five continents. It is Ireland’s largest sporting organisation and is celebrated as one of the great amateur sporting associations in the world today.
The GAA is a volunteer led, community based organisation that promotes Gaelic games such as Hurling, Football. It is part of the Irish consciousness and plays an influential role in Irish society that extends far beyond the basic aim of promoting Gaelic games.
The Association has its headquarters at Croke Park in Dublin where it has been based since 1908. The stadium, has a capacity of 82,300 and hosts some of the highest profile events in the Irish sporting calendar.
The GAA is underpinned by a democratic elective structure that sees members at various different levels elect officers to serving positions on a variety of tiers up to and including the position of Uachtarán (President).