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Happy birthday

February 17, 2011

By Staff Reporter

In the case of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the questions have long since been answered.
But while Gaelic games in Ireland can be played against a backdrop of relative certainty with regard to the future, the broader state of play in the U.S. has always waxed and waned depending on several factors, one of them being the level of immigration, another being the effort put in my volunteer members of the association across the country.
Immigration has fallen away in recent times, at least in its legal form, but the effort being applied by GAA members from Boston to San Francisco has not fallen off; far from it.
New and relatively new facilities in several cities have made the experience of playing and following football, hurling and camogie, better than it has ever been, while the work of many dedicated individuals to foster the games with the children and grandchildren of immigrants has been nothing less than inspiring.
So a big happy 125th to the GAA, no matter where it is unfurling its banner this week.

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