Whilst casino gambling is undoubtedly on the rise in Ireland it is never likely to surpass our love of sports gambling. Ireland has a long history of gambling on a variety of sports events, with horse racing by far the most popular followed closely by football, but Irish sports gambling fans also love gambling on the GAA sports. Gaelic football and hurling are of course sports which are almost entirely exclusive to Ireland at a senior level and provide us with sports gambling opportunities not available almost anywhere else. In this respect Ireland join America and Australia in having their own unique sports gambling options. GAA sports gambling enthusiasts know that the season is rapidly approaching the business end, certainly in terms of the All Ireland championships in both football and hurling. This weekend sees both the GAA hurling Minor B and the Minor Championship semi-finals, the latter featuring Limerick versus Galway and Cork versus Tipperary at the Pairc an Chrocaigh. On Sunday the 24th August it is the turn of the first of the GAA football All Ireland Senior Championship semi-finals between Mayo and Derry, with the second semi-final a week later on the 31st featuring Dublin and Donegal. Both these matches are of course also at the Pairc an Chrocaigh. Knowing how passionate GAA sports gambling fans are about their favourite sports, the next few weeks is likely to see a huge surge in GAA sports gambling as the season reaches its climax. Best of luck to all involved and we look forward to the finals.