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Japan GAA

Japan GAA is a non-profit, volunteer organisation founded in the mid-90’s devoted to promoting international friendship and understanding, primarily through participation in Gaelic sport and Irish culture, in Japan and throughout Asia.

Like many other clubs in Asia, Japan GAA has undergone several turnovers in members since then, but each year manages to pull together an excellent group of players.

In the history of Japan GAA, club members have come several different countries, from Ireland, Japan, China, England, Scotland, US, Australia, Sweeden, Germany, New Zealand, Canada to name but a few. In recent years, the club has made an effort to recruit members of the local community, and for the past few years, most of the ladies teams have been made up entirely of Japanese nationals.

Over the years, Japan GAA has slowly increased its activity from preparing solely for the Asian Gaelic Games a few months beforehand to a full 12-month calendar of events. Members can be found training in early spring, planning and curating St. Patrick’s Day events in March, attending smaller tournaments in North Asia in early-summer as well as hosting cultural events across Japan.

Japan GAA has been to every AGG since their inception in 1996. Over the years we have had successes at every level. Most recently our ladies team were crowned Junior Cup winners in 2014. Our mens most recently team also brought home silver ware in the 2012 AGGs.