GAA Rounders was included in the original GAA charter back in 1884, along with Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball. Until 1958, no initiatives were evident in clubs to play Rounders despite the availability of written rules in , Gael. Antrim club Own approved the running and funding of a Rounders match under the rules in the Official guide.
Over the next twelve years one member of the Own club, Peadar o' Tuatain kept the initiative alive with efforts which led to the formation of teams in the Air Corps in , Co. Dublin and in St. Joseph's Teacher Training College in Belfast.
In 1970, Own club were again to the fore, supporting the launch of the Primary Schools Rounders Championships in the area of County Antrim and County Those championships have continued yearly since then and have become more widely played in Antrim & Tyrone Schools. Senior & Minor Championships are played across Ireland and there is an annual weekend for juvenile players. In 2008, GAA Rounders celebrated 50 years since its revival.