British Universities GAA (BUGAA) is the body responsible for the promotion and development of Gaelic games in Third Level Institutes in Britain. BUGAA has been in existence for over 20 years and is affiliated with the GAA Higher Education Council in Ireland, which is the governing body for Gaelic games within the Third Level sector. BUGAA is also recognised by the British Universities Sports Association
There has been a massive increase in the level of members of BUGAA over the past decade or so, due in part to the addition of Hurling and Camogie to BUGAA's activities in 2001 and 2009 respectively. Currently the BUGAA has
BUGAA activities include the organisation of national/regional tournaments for Gaelic Football, Hurling, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football teams as well as Games Development activities e.g. Coach Education and Referee Education Courses in Third Level Institutes. Furthermore, BUGAA is also promoting the development of Social and Recreational Hurling (Camán Abú) and Gaelic Football (Peil Abú) in Third Level Institutes - for video clips of Caman Abú and Peil Abú please click here.
The BUGAA Committee is supported in its activities through the day-to-day work of the National Universities Coordinator - Ronan McCarthy, the Community Development Administrators (CDAs) and the BUGAA Regional Organisers.
The Regional Coordinators are responsible for organising fixtures, referee, pitches and assisting the Clubs within their region. The Regional Coordinators are supported by Britain's full-time Games Development Personnel - Community Development Administrators (CDAs), who actively assist with the organisation of national tournaments, the delivery of Coach Education courses and the roll out of Camán Abú and Peil Abú. All of these activites are supervised by the National Universities Coordinator.
BUGAA - CONTACT
For more information regarding Teams, Clubs and Tournaments at Third Level please contact the National Universities Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in playing Social & Recreational GAA in your Third Level Institutes or would like further information regarding Coach Education and Referee Education courses please contact your regional CDA - click here for contact details