Thanks for showing up. 

So, you're probably thinking...what is Irish (Gaelic) football

Great question. And it's one asked by many people reaching out to us for the first time. It's a mix of soccer, rugby, basketball, volleyball, team handball and likely some other sports you've played. 

Above all, know this: The sport is a blast, and our club (established in 2014) is all about fun.

We have drop-in matches all spring and fall on Saturday or Sunday afternoons at Van Dyke Park in Fairfax City. And, if the weather cooperates, we play a handful times in the winter.

There is no experience necessary to play. We invite men, women and teens to jump into the fray. 

Here's a quick video that gives a little flavor. (No, we don't always play on Sundays...Saturdays are fair game, too). 

 

Reach out to the club founder, Mike McCarthy, at fairfaxgaelicfootball@gmail.com to get on our weekly email list. 


“I wanted a real adventure to happen to myself. But real adventures, I reflected, do not happen to people who remain at home...”
— James Joyce, "Dubliners"

8 reasons why you'll love playing 

  • It's free. We don't collect any dues, Lotto tickets or exotic jewelry to play.
  • Everyone is welcome—seriously.
  • You can learn to play in 10 minutes or less.
  • You can use your hands (that's right, we're looking at you, soccer). 
  • We play co-ed matches (our women are exceptional and otherwise badass).  
  • It's a great workout and perfect cross-training.
  • Our club members are great peeps.
  • We have been known to hit up Auld Shebeen after matches.