About Us

 

WELCOME TO THE USGAA.

We are the governing body responsible for promoting the sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football in the United States (except NYC). There are over 130 adult and youth clubs under our administration.

Clubs participate in Divisional Championship competitions to qualify for the National Finals in their respective sport and grade of competition. Presently, Gaelic Games are being organized and played in approximately 50 cities across the US, including (but not limited to) in Akron, Albany, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Burlingame, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Oakland, Orange County, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portland-ME, Rochester, St. Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, Syracuse, Tampa, Twin Cities and Washington DC.

For more information about the GAA, to receive help in locating the nearest GAA club in your area, or for help with establishing a new GAA club contact us at: secretary.usa@gaa.ie or pro.usa@gaa.ie.

MEET OUR 2017 OFFICERS.

Gareth Fitzsimons

Gareth Fitzsimons

Chair

Chicago, IL
chairperson.usa@gaa.ie

Bernie Connaughton

Bernie Connaughton

Vice Chair

Boston, MA
vicechairperson.usa@gaa.ie

Paul Keane

Paul Keane

Secretary

San Jose, CA
secretary.usa@gaa.ie

John Young

John Young

Treasurer

Pittsburgh, PA
treasurer.usa@gaa.ie

Lizzie O'Connor

Lizzie O'Connor

Registrar

Chicago, IL
registrar.usa@gaa.ie

Dok Ó Caoimh

Dok Ó Caoimh

Public Relations

Los Angeles, CA
pro.usa@gaa.ie

Liam Hegarty

Liam Hegarty

Youth Officer

Philadelphia, PA
youthofficer.usa@gaa.ie

Malachy Higgins

Malachy Higgins

Central Council Delegate

San Francisco, CA
ccdelegate.usa@gaa.ie

Hugh Duggan

Hugh Duggan

Honorary President, 2017

San Francisco, CA

2017 COMMITTEES.

Management Committee

Gareth Fitzsimmons – USGAA Chairperson
Bernie Connaughton – USGAA Vice Chairperson
Paul Keane – USGAA Secretary


This is a subcommittee of the USGAA Board. It has specific functions that relate to disciplinary matters that do not arise from competitions or games.

Finance

John Young – USGAA Treasurer
Bernie Connaughton – USGAA Vice Chairperson
Lizzie O’Connor – USGAA Registrar
Daithí Ó Caoimh – USGAA PRO
Liam Hegarty – USGAA Youth


It shall adjudicate on all disciplinary matters where a Hearing is prescribed and requested, relating to the enforcement of rules arising from matters under the jurisdiction of the USGAA Board

Appeals

Malachy Higgins – USGAA CC Delegate
Dave Slevin – Midwest
Dan O’Connor – Northeast
Donough Forde – Southeast
Pat Doab – Southwest
Paddy Keaney – Western


It shall consist of the Central Council Delegate and all others drawn from Divisional Chairpersons. No one who has sat on a case at an earlier hearing may sit on a further hearing/appeal. Divisional Chairs to be included if needed.

 

 

Marketing & Sponsorship

Daithi O Caoimh – Southwest ( USGAA PRO/Chair)
Susan Beaurain – Heartland
Ryan Shrum – Southeast
Shannon Welton – USGAA Youth
Brian White – Northwest


Responsible for the marketing and development of the USGAA as a brand for sponsorship and finding sponsorship opportunities.

 

 

Other Committees

  • Motions and ByeLaws Review
    Bernie Connaughton – USGAA Vice Chairperson (Chair) and all Divisional Chairpersons.
  • Divisional Structure and Playoffs Review

Competitions Control Committee (CCC)

Gareth Fitzsimons – USGAA Chairperson
Bernie Connaughton – USGAA Vice Chairperson
Paul Keane – USGAA Secretary
Lizzie O’Connor – USGAA Registrar
Daithí Ó Caoimh – USGAA PRO


The USGAA CCC has the general authority to organize Games and, in the context of Discipline, has the role of ensuring that breaches of Rule are detected and that those guilty of infractions are made accountable.

Hearings

Joe Regan – Northeast
Eamon Kelly – Central
Sean Breen – Philadelphia
Niall Dempsey – Mid Atlantic
Liam Moloney – San Francisco, CA
Tom Lagan – Northwest


It shall consist of 6 members appointed by the USGAA, none of whom are members of C.C.C or Management Committee. It shall adjudicate on all disciplinary matters where a Hearing is prescribed and requested, relating to the enforcement of rules arising from matters under the jurisdiction of the US.

Camogie Development

Andretta Erickson – Camogie Development Officer – Indianapolis
Phone: 317-716-2229
developmentofficer.camogie.usa@gaa.ie

Karina Clarke – Southeast
Colm Egan – Central GDA and Hurling Development
Bridget McCarthy – Mid-Atlantic
Vanessa Peterson – Northwest
Annie Redmond – Central


The Camogie Development Committee is responsible for the development and promotion of camogie throughout the USGAA jurisdiction.

Hurling Development

Colm Egan – Central (Chair)
Andretta Erickson – Heartland
Paul McGarry – Northwest
Cody Hedges – NCGAA Representative
Donough Forde – Southeast
Noel Doherty – Philadelphia


Responsible for the development and promotion of hurling throughout the USGAA jurisdiction.