Guide To Watching GAA Abroad

Guide To Watching GAA Abroad
By Liam Godinho
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For an increasing number of Irish people, September can be a challenging month as they struggle to find ways of watching GAA abroad. Therefore, we've put together this guide of different ways of getting to follow your county team throughout the GAA season.

Find Your Local Irish Pub

No matter where you are in the world, there's usually an Irish pub somewhere not too far away. This map by World Irish shows some of the pubs that show GAA matches, and asks that you add any more that you know of.


View Pubs around the world that show GAA matches in a larger map

...Or Your Nearest GAA Club
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GAA clubs are also starting to spread internationally, and can increasingly be found in the unlikeliest of places. There is now even one inside the Arctic Circle. Enquire as to whether they will be showing the match. This list of GAA clubs probably doesn't include every international club but it's a good place to start.

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There's Always Streaming

While hurling in particular can be frustrating to watch on a laptop screen (which pixel is the sliotar?), if you can't find a pub or club and are still determined to watch, here is a list of websites you can do it, some depending on your location.

Use A Virtual Private Network (VPN)

You can watch the game from anywhere in the world on the RTÉ Player if you use a VPN. This is a service which makes the RTÉ Player think that you are watching the game from Ireland. Overplay.net or unblock-us.com are two of the best of options. Pr.xy.ie compares the best services available for anyone wishing to watch Irish TV from abroad.

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Listen To Radio

I realise it says 'watch' in the title of this post but if you can't find manage any of the above, you may find yourself having to listen to radio commentary online instead. Don't despair. You'll be in safe hands with the many local radio commentators out there.

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And If You Can't Manage Any Of Those...

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