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GAAGO to support North American Games

Updated: Monday, 25 Aug 2014 17:46 | Comments

Charles McCarthy of Wolfe Tones rises highest during the Boston SFC semi-final clash against Aidan McAnespie's (Pic: Rory O'Donnell)
Charles McCarthy of Wolfe Tones rises highest during the Boston SFC semi-final clash against Aidan McAnespie's (Pic: Rory O'Donnell)

This coming weekend sees the 2014 North American Gaelic Games Finals in Boston – with GAAGO getting behind the biggest international GAA event outside of Ireland.

Since its launch in May this year, the GAAGO service has been streamed by fans in over 120 countries worldwide, with the highest number of streams of GAAGO coming from North America.

“Gaelic Games in the US has never been as popular, with growth in the number of clubs, teams and players. The increasing involvement and participation of people without an Irish background is also an indication of the appeal and attraction of both football and hurling,” said Dónal Moriarty, Product Leader of GAAGO. 

“The North American County Board (NACB) Championships, hosted by Boston GAA, is a great fit for GAAGO. Both GAAGO and the NACB play a major role in the promotion and development of Gaelic Games across America and beyond,” he added

“GAAGO provides fans with the opportunity to watch all televised games from the 2014 Championships online, as well as an opportunity to introduce our national games to an international audience who have never experienced top action before. 

From 29-31 August, the North American GAA community, Irish and non-Irish, will gather in Boston for a feast of Gaelic Games
 
The event will see over 120 teams from as far afield as Seattle, Washington and the Cayman Islands, gather for the season’s climax. 

More than 2,500 players will be taking part in what promises to be a marathon festival of Irish sports at the Irish Cultural Centre in Boston from next Friday to Sunday.

Looking ahead, GAA President Liam O’Neill said: "The North American Games are a hugely important event in the GAA calendar. The rich tradition of GAA in the United States is laid bare with this huge gathering of players and clubs, and it will be a privilege to witness the Championships unfolding firsthand.

“I would like to acknowledge the presence and support of GAAGO in Boston for the weekend as an important vehicle in helping us to bring our great games to the widest possible audience."

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