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Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« on: January 25, 2013, 07:06:02 PM »
Just wondering if anyone knows how you would go about setting up a gaelic football club in the states. I have been coaching soccer for about 20 years but since I started fusing some gaelic football into training there has been a lot of interest.

I thought I read on here a while back that the GAA charged plenty to start a new club, does anyone know what that total is???
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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 06:55:18 AM »
Stew,

You can contact the hurling club in Milwaukee. If you want I can get you some names of guys to contact in Chicago, just PM me.

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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2013, 06:35:37 PM »
Stew, you are going to name them the Green Bay Pearse Og, right?  After all, green and yellow are Packer colours!

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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2013, 06:51:53 PM »
It's $100/year for the first three years, after that it goes up to $400/year.

See the <a href="http://www.northamericangaa.com/contentPage/108565/starting_a_club">North American GAA website</a> for details on how to start a new club. They'll fix you up with all the support you need.

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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2013, 08:02:27 PM »
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Stew, you are going to name them the Green Bay Pearse Og, right?

Call them Rangers, they'd be more likely to win something.
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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2013, 09:10:47 PM »
Please don't call them the Gaels. There's the Seattle Gaels, Denver Gaels, Washington DC Gaels, Phoenix Gaels, Paris Gaels, Seoul Gaels, Barcelona Gaels, Vienna Gaels ... You'd think GAA clubs outside of Ireland would have a bit more imagination when it comes to picking a name.

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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2013, 09:29:16 PM »
Can we also try and avoid calling clubs after historical men and women of war for future clubs as its time to choose more open names. Also could future clubs avoid religious names for similar reasons.
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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2013, 09:32:17 PM »
Are ye serious mayo? Im sure the wolfe tones and john mitchell men over in your town wouldnt be happy!! Lol.

Good luck in setting up the club stew!
« Last Edit: January 26, 2013, 09:35:03 PM by theticklemister »

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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2013, 10:30:29 PM »
Can we also try and avoid calling clubs after historical men and women of war for future clubs as its time to choose more open names. Also could future clubs avoid religious names for similar reasons.
I see what your point is here but it is totally redundant unless you are simultaneously running a campaign for clubs to change their name. A half-arsed motion.


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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 11:31:20 PM »
Fcuk it, call it up the Ra Gaels!! Be a cracker and plenty of publicity, any publicity is .......
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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 11:45:55 PM »
Fcuk it, call it up the Ra Gaels!! Be a cracker and plenty of publicity, any publicity is .......
Going by mayogodhelpus' proposal, what would you like to change your club name to?


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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 11:57:24 PM »
Not the same topic so apologies but I've always wondered how the likes of Crossmaglen chose the name Rangers. Tuam Stars is another one. I'm sure a few eyebrows were raised when they announced that!

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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 12:01:14 AM »
Whatever about the broader debate, some of these Irish historical figures have feck all to do with America. Maybe an Irish American, the Green Bay JFKs or the Green Bay Ulysses S. Grants might have a fighting quality, or perhaps someone more associated with that part of the world. 
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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2013, 12:05:50 AM »
Rangers was just a name for a crowd who went from place to place playing football or whatever. The Scottish football team wouldn't have meant anything to them, if they'd even heard of them. You have Nemo Rangers, Laune Rangers.

Not sure where Stars came from.


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Re: Help on setting up a new GAA Club in Green Bay.
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2013, 12:08:58 AM »
Whatever about the broader debate, some of these Irish historical figures have feck all to do with America. Maybe an Irish American, the Green Bay JFKs or the Green Bay Ulysses S. Grants might have a fighting quality, or perhaps someone more associated with that part of the world.
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