GAA Scores: The Story

GAA Scores was launched on Twitter by Conor Donnelly in January 2012 to allow people to access updates from their favourite GAA teams around the country or abroad.

We made our debut providing score updates from a freezing Celtic Park in a McKenna Cup fixture between Derry and University of Ulster Jordanstown.

Some months later our blog site was launched, allowing users to write about their teams and topics within Gaelic Games. By this stage Eamon McBride had come on board to help with the running of the site & contribution of articles.

In April 2013, sister Twitter accounts were set up to monitor over the ladies games in the form of @LGFAscores & @CamogieScores with new admins joining the team. Due to the demand for results and fixtures on a more regular basis, Pearse Corcoran became a GAA Scores admin & began co-hosting the GAA Scores podcast with Conor Donnelly & Mick O’Connor.

The goal of the GAA Scores is to provide a sports centre that enables people from all over Ireland to send in results from matches to be displayed on our live twitter feed. It provides a comprehensive check on results throughout the country, no matter what level of competition. It came to our attention that regardless of what level of Gaelic Games being played throughout the country, someone will always be spectating, so why not act as a reporter for your team?

In May 2013, Conor Donnelly, Pearse Corcoran & Mick O’Connor began producing a weekly podcast discussing current news within the GAA. Fermanagh Senior footballer Ryan McCluskey replaced O’Connor midway through the 2014 season.

On Thursday 12th February 2015, it was announced that GAA Scores would be linking up with Ulster-based newspaper, Gaelic Life, to bring further coverage of the clubs and county within the province. The first show of 2015 was released the next day. Read more on this deal here.