Bad economy spawns GAA world cup idea

Tentative plans are being formulated for a Gaelic Football World Cup, with Dubai the likely venue for the first finals possibly in 2013. The University of Limerick recently hosted the European Gaelic Football championship, which was won by Guernsey Gaels. It's hoped that tournament can act as a template for a World Cup finals that would include representatives from the GAA boards of Australasia, Asia, Europe, Canada and North America. With employment hard to find in Ireland right now many GAA players are being forced to emigrate to find jobs and already this year approximately 2,600 players have had transfers or temporary transfers sanctioned. New York is no longer the in place to go with London topping the list with 682 transfers so far this year. Perth is second in the list with 253, Sydney has 253 with the Big Apple in fourth place with 205. Other US cities with large transfers were: Boston (125), San Francisco (61) and Chicago (38).

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