Gaelic games are central to Irish culture. Every town in Ireland, and almost every village, has a Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club.
The earliest games of hurling in North America were played in St. John’s Newfoundland in 1788, and there are records of gaelic football being played in Hyde Park in San Francisco as early as the 1850s.
Today, gaelic games in the United States are governed by the USGAA, with over 130 active adult clubs, over 180 teams, and 4500+ members across the country. These clubs will compete to attend the USGAA Playoffs in Denver on the 18th – 20th of August 2023, for the title of National Champions in their respective grades.
It is expected that up to 1500 players and spectators from across North America will travel to Denver and the surrounding Colorado area for the event.
This is a rare opportunity to host a uniquely Irish event in Colorado — and we need your help to make this a memoralbe experince of the Coilroado Irish community and all tournament attendees.
Please consider supporting this even through corporate sponsorship or donations.
To discuss individual donations, corporate sponsorship opportunities or in-kind donations, including materials and services, please contact us at USGAAFinals2023@gmail.com.
All donations are tax deductible (501c3 tax-exempt).
Any excess fundraising proceeds remaining after the tournament will be re-invested into developing Irish sports for local youth and adults in Colorado and the Southwest Division of the USGAA.
To make this event happen we’ll need a broad volunteer team willing to assist during the tournament from August 18th – 20th, 2023 in Longmont, Colorado, as well as the weeks leading up to the event. If you are able to lend your time and knowledge, please fill out the: