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Club: Belgium GAA

Town: Brussels

Area: Brussels

Established: 2003

Belgium GAA was formed in 2003 and is currently one of the largest GAA clubs forming part of Gaelic Games Europe. Belgium GAA are the most successful club in European GAA and have won over 20 competitions at European level, claiming the Ladies Football, Hurling and Camogie European Championships in 2016. Both their Hurling and Camogie teams have been European Champions for the last four years in a row, while their Ladies Football team have been European Champions for the last nine.

Belgium GAA also represented Europe at the inaugural ‘GAA World Games’ in Abu Dhabi in March 2015. At the 2016 GAA World Games, Belgium GAA players captained the Europe teams in Hurling, Camogie, Gaelic Football and Ladies Football.

Belgium GAA is not just a football and hurling club – we are a vital part of the social life of many Irish and non-Irish living in Brussels and nearby. We are a first port of call for many Irish who come to Brussels and our social network helps find accommodation, jobs and new friends. Our importance to newly-arrived Irish expats can be seen in the number of members who had never played GAA before they arrived in Brussels – or had not played it since childhood.

But we don’t just focus on Irish people. We have also helped expose many non-Irish to the beauty of our Gaelic games – currently we count Canadian, French, Belgian, Spanish, British, Uruguayan, Slovenian and German nationals among our members.

Honour Roll:

European Hurling Champions:
2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

European Camogie Champions:
2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

European Ladies Football Champions:
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

European Football Champions:
2008 & 2012.

Benelux Ladies Football Champions:
2012, 2013, and 2014.

Club Codes:

  • Mens' Gaelic Football
  • Ladies' Gaelic Football
  • Hurling
  • Camogie

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