The Home of the GAA in New York 1966

2014 is the centenary year of the GAA in New York. This weekend will see last year's All Ireland finalists Mayo travel to play New York at Gaelic Park in opening round of the Connacht football championship.

Since 1926 Gaelic Park at 240th St and Broadway in the Bronx has been the home to the GAA in New York. In this report broadcast in 1965 Michael O'Hehir visits Gaelic Park, where he sees innovation in the time keeping of games, and talks to John O'Donnell who gives the history of the venue. At the pitch side Gaelic Park  commentator John 'Lefty' Devine also speaks to Michael O'Hehir.

Some of the young Irish emigrants that O'Hehir meets explain that Gaelic Park is also an important venue for social gatherings and to meet other Irish people. 

Gaelic Park