Linked to Ireland for millennia, the Spanish region of Galicia has far more in common with the Emerald Isle than you’d imagine – Rain, sea, mountains and…..Gaelic Games.
From one club less than a decade ago, now there are 10 active and ferociously competitive clubs in the region. Chairperson of Galicia GAA, Angel Negrete, joins Alan to discuss the reasons behind the growth in playing numbers and success.
What are they doing different to other regions even in Spain and how they’ve been able to partner with soccer clubs to maintain their growth.
With only 10 Irish amongst their 300 players, Galicia could offer a blueprint for future, sustainable growth of Gaelic Games abroad.