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Do you know all of these GAA county nicknames?

Can you name them all?

Croke Park. Photo: Croke Park Official Instagram
Croke Park. Photo: Croke Park Official Instagram

After all the #StyleOfPlay action from the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship, we thought it would be a good time to familiarize ourselves with the wonderful (and sometimes downright weird) Irish county nicknames that you’ll hear at any GAA match across the country.

There is a high chance you probably heard these nicknames being shouted from the sidelines and stands this summer!

All 32 counties have nicknames attached to them, some dating as far back as the 13th century. Many are rooted deeply in Irish history, some refer to the team colours, and others relate to their location in the country.

Knowing these county nicknames separates the GAA spectators from the fans, so prepare to be educated for your next pitch-side experience!


1. Antrim

– The Saffron County

2. Armagh

The Orchard County

3. Carlow

The Dolmen County

4. Cavan

The Breffini County

5. Clare

The Banner

6. Cork

 The Rebels

7. Derry

Oak Leaf County

8. Donegal

The Tír Conaill Men

9. Down

The Mournemen

10. Dublin

The Dubs


Map of Ireland. Photo: Irish Genealogy Toolkit.com
Map of Ireland. Photo: Irish Genealogy Toolkit.com

11. Fermanagh

The Erne County

12. Galway

The Tribesman

13. Kerry

The Kingdom

14. Kildare

The Lilywhites

15. Kilkenny

The Cats

16. Laois

The O’Moore County 

17. Leitrim

The Wild Rose County

18. Limerick

The Treatymen 

19. Longford

O’Farrell County

20. Louth

The Wee County

21. Mayo

The Westerners

22. Meath

The Royals

23. Monaghan

Farney County

24. Offaly

The Faithful County

25. Roscommon

The Rossies

26. Sligo

The Yeats Men

27. Tipperary

The Premier county

28. Tyrone

The Red Hand

29. Waterford

The Deise

30. Westmeath

The Lake County

31. Wexford

The Yellowbellies

32. Wicklow

The Garden county

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Pippa Doyle

Pippa Doyle is a Sponsorship Executive at Littlewoods Ireland. She is a pop culture fanatic, avid Instagram scroller, and tea drinker; with a love of all things GAA, fashion, and chocolate. You will often find Pippa on the side lines of a GAA pitch!

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