For many sports gambling enthusiasts in northern Europe the end of the football season, and indeed the rugby season marks the start of a period of gambling on the traditional summer sports or of course horse racing. For Irish sports gambling fans however, the GAA sports season is in full swing with both GAA football and hurling continuing to offer alternative gambling opportunities. Clearly gambling on GAA sports is almost exclusively an Irish pastime with very little coverage outside of Ireland, but GAA sports fans are fanatical in their support and both football and hurling attract significant gambling interest. This weekend the Leinster GAA Football Senior Championship features two quarter finals, and the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship has a semi-final to attract GAA gambling fans. There is also an Ulster quarter final in their Senior Football Championship. For fans of GAA hurling gambling this weekend also features two quarter finals, with both the Leinster and Munster Senior Hurling Championships having a match for hurling gambling enthusiasts. It has to be said that none of the participants in this weekend’s games can be considered favourites to progress to the finals of their respective championships, but as all sports gambling fans know sport will always occasionally make fools of us all. June also sees the start of the All Ireland Senior Football and Hurling Championships knock-out stages, with preliminary rounds in the All Ireland Hurling starting on the 22nd and the All Ireland Football Championships starting on the 29th. Whether you are a fan of GAA football gambling or prefer to concentrate on hurling gambling, the GAA sports season will inevitably provide exciting gambling opportunities over the next few weeks and present an alternative gambling focus for Irish sports gambling fans.