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 2019 OFFICERS.

Bernie Connaughton

Bernie Connaughton

Chairperson

Boston, MA
chairperson.usa@gaa.ie

Liam Hegarty

Liam Hegarty

Vice Chairperson

Philadelphia, PA
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

Tom Lagan

Tom Lagan

Registrar

Tacoma, WA

registrar.usa@gaa.ie

Rory O'Donnell

Rory O'Donnell

Public Relations

Boston, MA

pro.usa@gaa.ie

Paul Mulcaire

Paul Mulcaire

Youth Officer

Buffalo, NY
youthofficer.usa@gaa.ie

Paddy McDevitt

Paddy McDevitt

Central Council Delegate

Boston, MA

ccdelegate.usa@gaa.ie

Jim Carmody

Jim Carmody

Honorary President, 2019

Washington, DC

2018 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

Gareth Fitzsimons – USGAA Chairperson
John Young – USGAA Treasurer
Bernie Connaughton – USGAA Vice Chairperson
Tom Lagan – USGAA Registrar
Rory O’Donnell – 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

Paddy McDevitt – USGAA CC Delegate
Dave Slevin – Midwest
Donough Forde – Southeast
Paddy Keaney – Western

Divisional Chairs to be included if needed.


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

Rory O’Donnell – Northeast ( 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
Tom Lagan – USGAA Registrar
 Rory O’Donnell – 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
Tommy Dolan – Central
Sean Breen – Philadelphia
Niall Dempsey – Mid Atlantic
Padraig Cremin – Southwest
 Aisling Bryant – Western


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 & Chicago GDA)
Andretta Erickson – Heartland/Indianapolis
Donough Forde – Southeast/Greenville
Joe Mc Fadden – Philadelphia/Allentown
John Wilkson – Northwest/Tacoma (College Rep)


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