The Lancashire County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association
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(GAA) or Lancashire GAA
is one of the county boards
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outside Ireland and is responsible for the running of Gaelic Games
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in the North West of England
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and the Isle of Man
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. With Scotland
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, the board makes up the British Provincial Board. The Lancashire board oversees the Lancashire Junior Championship, The Lancashire Junior League, and the first and second division of the Pennine League.
There are currently ten different clubs, a majority of which are based in Manchester
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. As of 2010, the nine clubs
| Name || Dominant Sport || Location || Pitch
| Ellan Vannin Gaels
|| Isle of Man
|| G.A.A Grounds, Douglas
right|thumb|250px|Douglas Promenade, which runs nearly the entire length of beachfront in Douglasright|thumb|250px|Sea terminal in DouglasDouglas is the capital and largest town of the Isle of Man, with a population of 26,218 people . It is located at the mouth of the River Douglas, and a sweeping...
| Fullen Gaels Hurling
|| Hough Grounds
| Cummann Lúthchleas Gael Séan Mistéid
| Oísín Cummann Lúthchleas Gael
| Naomh Ánna
|| Turn Moss
| Naomh Bréanainn
|| Hough Grounds
| Naomh Lawrence Na Piarsaigh
|| Turn Moss
| Naomh Pádraig
Chester is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 77,040 inhabitants, and is the largest and most populous settlement of the wider unitary authority area of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 328,100 according to the...
| Blacon Avenue
| Naomh Peader Cummann Lúthchleas Gael
| Cumman Peile Uilf Toin Learpholl
The Current Executive Committee consist of:
- Chairman - Paul Tolan
- Secretary - Peter Scanlon
- Treasurer - Sean Hopkins
The County have two representatives on the British Provincial Council Executive Committee, Tadhg Meehan (full time Secretary) and Damien Kerr (Treasurer) both of who are from the St Brendan's club.
The County Crest depicts amongst the religious signs of the Celtic Cross and Shamrock, the Red Rose of Lancashire and the Ship representing the voyage taken by all of those who have left Ireland to make Lancashire their home or place they are passing through. The Crest was designed by former County Secretary Seán Hackett in 2007.
There are seven pitches in Lancashire:
- Chester University - St Patrick's
- Smithdown Road, Liverpool
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- John Mitchell's
- Isle of Mann - Ellan Vanin Gaels
- Hough End - St Brendan's, St Peter's, Fullen Gaels
- Old Bedian's - Oisin's
- Turn Moss - St Ann's, St Lawrences
- Wavertree Park, Liverpool - Liverpool Wolfe Tones
Lancashire 0:16 --- London 1:6 (Junior Provincial)
Scotland 0:10 --- 4:12 Lancashire (Junior Provincial)