The sports world is a lived world, like those of literature and the theatre, that is highly charged with human meaning. As a dramatic and symbolic world, the sports world has its own plots, scenes, characters and settings. The game itself is the ritual hub of the sports universe; the team provides social structure; sports language gives the world cohesion; fans play the game vicariously through the athletes. Underneath and penetrating all the dramatic appeals is the powerful symbolism of play.
Gaelic Athletic Association
Gaelic Athletic Association - Wikipedia
The GAA has long maintained that its amateur status is a vital part of the association and its identity. In very few walks of life is so much commitment seen with so little reward other than the joy of the game or occupation. Gaelic Games are more than just a hobby for these players. It is not something that they simply partake in in their leisure time, the sport is an integral part of their lives and training takes up a huge chunk of their time. These players commit and train as high level athletes and as such should be rewarded in some way. More and more a picture is being drawn of the sacrifices that GAA players have to make within their lives in order to make it in the game.
About the GAA
Come and play Gaelic football with the Vienna Gaels! The biggest tournament of the year, the European GAA Championship takes place in Vienna on the 19th of October and the Vienna Gaels are full steam ahead with their preparations, with regular Gaelic football sessions taking place every week. The closest U-Bahn station underground to the venue is Stadion, which is on the U2 line purple colour code. The station is about a 5 minute walk from the pitches. We train at the sa
The association also promotes Irish music and dance , as well as the Irish language. Gaelic football and hurling are the most popular activities promoted by the organisation, and the most popular sports in the Republic of Ireland in terms of attendances. Since its foundation in , the association has grown to become a major influence in Irish sporting and cultural life , with considerable reach into communities throughout Ireland and among the Irish diaspora.