The GAA’s Director of Games Development says Waterford is an ideal venue for the World GAA games.
The initial world games were held in Abu Dhabi in 2015 and in Dublin in 2016.
It was then decided to hold it every three years in Ireland and Waterford has been chosen to be the host next July.
The event will feature over 12 hundred players across the sports of football, hurling and camogie.
GAA Director of Games Development and Research, Pat Day says the WIT Arena is the main reason they chose Waterford.
He says the sports campus is a wonderful facility where they are guaranteed six or seven pitches, which they will need and the campus itself in regards to the catering facilities is basically a one stop shop.
They can also avail of student accommodation in the City that is in close proximity to Carriganore where the teams can be bussed in and out.
He says the intention is to convene in Waterford on Sunday the 28th of July and then have the games on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The finalists will go to Croke Park on the Thursday where the finals will be played.
Pat Daly says another big aspect is the twinning with local clubs in Waterford. “At the end of the day, if we have people from Oman, South Africa, Argentina, we feel it is important that they would connect up with local GAA clubs around the County”