North Asian Gaelic Games 2024
Seogwipo, Jeju, South Korea

25th May 

Information Pack

Introduction

This document details what you need to know and what you need to do before travelling to Jeju island for the 2024 North Asian Gaelic Games. If you have any queries please email us at secretary.jeju.asia@gaa.ie


Scheduling information will be issued closer to the games, in the meantime please follow us on Instagram (Social Media links at the bottom of this page). The games will be held at Kang Chang Hak Park, Seogwipo. 

To Do List for Clubs

Tournament Fees

Fee schedule for the Asian Gaelic Games Tournament 2024

(1) Player Registration
- Adult Players: €60 (KRW 90,000)
- NonPlayers: Free
- Kids in Exhibition: Free

(2) Friday Welcome Event (at the main hotel) is Free Of Charge

(3) Banquet (Saturday Evening)
- Team Players: Included in Reg Fee
- NonPlayers: 30 (KRW 45,000)
- Kids: 20 (KRW 30,000)

N.B. Banquet tickets are now SOLD OUT. Tickets will not be available to purchase during the NAGG weekend. There will be no facility to pay on the night. The access to the Banquet will be a wristband-only event. Other food options will be made available on Saturday evening.

Payment Details / Deadlines

Payment must be made in Korean Won (KRW), and charges or fees must be paid by the transferring club. The account details for transfer are:

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Account Name: 이니스제주 (Inis Jeju)
Account No: 317-0028-7122-41 
SWIFT Code: NACFKRSEXXX (or NACFKRSE if 8 digit code required)
Bank: Nonghyup Bank      
Branch Address: 120, Tongil-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea     

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Please email secretary.jeju.asia@gaa.ie when a payment has been made advising how many player fees and how many banquet tickets your transfer includes. If possible, please attach the transfer receipt.

Payments are due by May 10th - please contact by email if support is needed

Official Registration - All Players

Registration is managed centrally by the Asian County Board via an online form for individual players, and team registration sheets by Club secretaries. 


Players are responsible for registering their personal details. Club secretaries will work with the ACB to ensure their team registrations collate to individual registrations. 


Clubs with extra players should make these players known to the ACB via an additional separate form marked 'Extra Players',


Players who are not registered will not be allowed to compete at the NAGGs.


NOTE: Non-playing guests who wish to attend the banquet only are also required to register via the above form


For questions relating to player and team registration, please reach out to the ACB’s Joe Trolan, developmentofficer.asia@gaa.ie 

Welcome to Jeju

Korean entry visa - K-ETA

Visitors to the Republic of Korea are required to apply for a tourist visa. Jeju is a special tourist destination within Korea but does have some tourist visa requirements (K-ETA) which change from time to time. 

Direct flights to Jeju are often exempt from visa requirements whereas flights through mainland Korea are not. 

At this time, a number of nationalities are not required to apply for K-ETA. K-ETA requirements can be checked here and applications can be processed as needed. 

Jeju City Arrival Information

Jeju International Airport (CJU) is located at the heart of Jeju city on the north of Jeju island and has good direct transport links to Seogwipo city on the south of the island. The airport is one of the busiest in the world. Transportation out of the airport is convenient but can have delays depending on arrival times. 


Taxi: This is by far the easiest way to get around the island without a car of your own. There is a taxi rank at the airport which you can queue up for at any time of day. Wait times vary depending on the time of day. A taxi from the airport to Seogwipo will take approximately 1 hour and costs approximately KRW 45.000 – depending on weather and traffic. 


Bus: The No. 600 Airport Limousine circulates between the Jeju International Airport and Seogwipo at 15~40 minute intervals, depending on traffic. The Saetgijeong Park stop is just across the road from the tournament hotel. Transit from the airport to Saetgijeong Park takes approximately 70 minutes and costs KRW 5,500. Note that the last 20 minutes of the bus ride passes through a major tourist area with numerous stops and when close to the hotel stop the route becomes quite circuitous. Buses run from 06:00 to 22:40.  


Rental Cars: All rental car companies on Jeju accept Korean driving licences, and most accept international licences with a valid IDP (International Driving Permit). There are a multitude of rental car agency options to choose from, and booking via your travel provider is probably the most convenient option. There is a zero tolerance approach to drink driving on Jeju and a recent increase of police checkpoints to enforce this.

Climate

The tournament will be held during the start of summer when Jeju typically experiences pleasant temperatures and high rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around and in excess of 20°C, while night temperatures can drop to 15°C (Weather & Climate).

We recommend preparing layers, maybe a t-shirt and shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay and plan on layering your clothes.

Currency

The local currency is the South Korean Won (KRW). Although credit and debit cards are widely accepted on Jeju, some establishments are cash-only, including the pitchside provisions


N.B. Many ATMs on the island do NOT accept international cards. Please bring some cash with you, either from a money changer or the Jeju airport ATMs (which are foreigner-friendly). 

Hotel

The official hotel is Heyy Seogwipo 

The tournament hotel is Heyy Seogwipo, a comfortable, cost-effective, and central base while you are here. We have blocked off a 50+ room wing of the hotel at 60,000 KRW per room per night, and can secure more rooms if needed. There are a mix of rooms that can accommodate up to 2, or 3 guests. 

Room Options
(1) DOUBLE: 2 Occupants - One Double Bed - KRW 60,000
(2) TWIN: 3 Occupants - One Double, One Twin - KRW 60,000


To Book

Room bookings are being managed directly by the Inis Jeju club. To reserve a room, please contact secretary.jeju.asia@gaa.ie

Payment will be made directly to the hotel upon arrival

The NAAGs Event

Location and Facilities

The North Asian Gaelic Games 2024 will be held at Kang Chang-hak Sports Complex in Seogwipo city. We will have two grass playing fields side by side. There are restroom facilities on site, a covered stand, and indoor facilities.

Water will be readily available from a number of points at all times. There are limitations on what food and drink options we can provide but we are working to ensure food and beverages will be made available to players during the day. 


We will update details of these closer to the event. You are advised to prepare cash for use at the field as vendors may not be able to accept cards.

Health and Safety

We are working with some medical practices to provide Health and Safety facilities on site. We will have doctors on site at all times, as well as 2 ambulances with AEDs. 


Kang Chang-hak Sports Complex is located 7km (<15 mins) from Jeju Seogwipo Medical Center (서귀포 의료원) 


Other foreigner-friendly hospitals include:

Important Numbers

Incase of an emergency, some important numbers can be found below: 

Transportation on Jeju Island 

To and From the Football

Buses will be provided from the Heyy Seogwipo hotel to the stadium on Saturday morning and return to the hotel upon completion of games. Travel time between the hotel and the stadium is approximately 20 minutes.


Getting around

Google maps has limited functionality in Korea. The 2 main navigation/map apps for Korea are Kakao Map and Naver Map (Play Store / Apple Store).  Install one or both of these apps, add the Stadium and Hotel to the search history and you should be able to use these in taxi's to get back to base.

These apps are integrated with public transport schedules and can help you find and take local buses if required. 

Taxis are the most convenient method of transportation. Kakao T (Play Store / Apple Store) is a convenient ride hailing app and can be used to call taxis outside of the airport environment - you will need to set up a Kakao ID to avail of this service. 

Schedule of Events

Friday 24th May - Welcome
Informal Welcome Soiree: Jerry’s Bar Seogwipo (walking distance from hotel) 

Saturday 25th May - NAGGs Tournament
Current Schedule has the first game toipping off at 9am, with a lunch hour at 1pm. The finals will be played after lunch. All games will be played at Kang Chang Hak Park, Seogwipo. There are two pitches available for group games in the morning.

full schedule will be available 2 days before the tournament, details and fixtures will be posted here.

Awards Dinner


The Awards Dinner will take place at Heyy Seogwipo Hotel Function Room and will be followed by a journey around the local watering holes.


Sunday, 26th May - Sunday Recovery Sesh

Explore beautiful Jeju with some relaxing and refreshing walks in the neighbourhood.

Recovery Chunes at a nearby brewpub - musicians welcome to bring instruments and/or voice.

Chat with new and old friends!