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Abu Dhabi na Fianna

 

Abu Dhabi Na Fianna

Name:
 Abu Dhabi Na Fianna GAA Club
Location:
 Abu Dhabi
Founded:
 1995
Colours:
 Green, White & Navy
Code:
 Mens, Ladies
Website Link:
 http://abudhabinafianna.com/mainwp/
Social Media: 
  Facebook - Abu Dhabi Na Fianna GAA Club
Twitter - @ADNaFianna
Contact:
 chairman@abudhabinafianna.com

Abu Dhabi Na Fianna is one of the biggest and longest established sports clubs in the Gulf and has been in existence since 1994. It all started when four guys, who were a bit homesick, got together every Saturday at Mushrif Park to play hurling. Word soon got around and after about six months, there were enough players for a 9-a-side team. The historic first ever match played by Na Fianna was a hurling game against a combined Al Ain\Northern Emirates team in Al Ain in April 1995.

The club started to expand and when the UAE championship started in Dubai in 1996, Na Fianna played their first ever competitive matches in both hurling and football. Since then the club has expanded every year: a ladies team was established in 1999 and a junior team followed in 2004. In the late 1990’s Abu Dhabi was the strongest side between Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the UAE GAA Championship. However, in the early 2000’s, Dubai went through a winning spell for about 6-7 years. In 2011/12 that shift changed again with the Abu Dhabi Men’s team stepping up and reclaiming the title for the first time in 6 years. Abu Dhabi feels it is time that the momentum shifted back to the capital. The ladies team has contributed to this aim immensely by claiming the Middle East Championship and League title in 2013 with an unprecedented unbeaten run in the Middle East.

The club continues to go from strength to strength with huge numbers showing at each training session, allowing us to enter five ladies and four men’s teams in the first tournament of the Middle East league 2013/14. Na Fianna GAA welcomes all participants from all backgrounds as our club profile consists of young and old with a variety of nationalities. This diversity, along with the development of the Juvenile section of the club, heralds a bright future for the Abu Dhabi Na Fianna Club. 

 

 


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