Malmö GAA club was founded in 2009 with players mainly based in Malmö city and a few more throughout the province of Skåne. The club has both men’s and ladies’ football teams and players are also welcome to play hurling with our friends, the Viking Gaels, who represent the whole of Scandinavia.
Malmö GAA has a short but proud history. Our men’s team are currently the Scandinavian champions, for the third time, while our ladies’ team have also been crowned Scandinavian champions on three occasions, with our last success in 2018. We strive to balance the sporting side of things with a strong social scene and regularly organise events. Keep an eye on our calendar to see what’s coming up.
While the GAA originates in Ireland, we welcome players from all nationalities and of all levels of experience. If you want to get involved, be it as a player or a social member, please contact us or come along to one of our training sessions.
The club competes in the Scandinavian GAA Championship each year, which normally takes place over three tournaments in three different cities during the summer. This is the primary competition and is afforded the greatest importance by the club. The club often competes in the European GAA Championship, sometimes competing in an amalgamation if numbers don’t allow a full team. Most recently the team were European Intermediate Champions in 2012. We also compete in an International Rules game each year with our Australian friends, the Port Malmö Maulers in a hybrid game, mixing the rules of Gaelic Football and Australian Rules Football. To date, Malmö GAA are undefeated. Many of our players have played in both codes of football down through the years, with Malmö GAA even entering our own AFL team, the Malmö Convicts, in the Skåne Australian Football League in the 2013, 2014 and 2020 seasons. We have also hosted a Seven-a-Side Football tournament on a couple of occasions, but sadly not as often as we would like.
Chairman (Vice): Noel McCleave (Deirdre O’Rourke)
Secretary: Peppe Fransson
Treasurer (Vice): Domhnall Ó Cléirigh (Kevin Dunne)
PRO: Matthew Collins
Registrar: Conor Moynihan
Cultural Officer: Gearóid Fitzgibbon
Childrens’ Officer: Jeanne Hansen
Ladies’ Players Representative: Lorraine Hanlon
Men’s Players Representative: Michael Miskelly
Social Committee: Conor Moynihan, Jeanne Hansen, John Carroll, Gearóid Fitzgibbon, Órla McMahon, Katrina Gordon