If you thought it was only on St Patrick's Day that Irish expatriates get out in force in Hong Kong you'd be mistaken, because from today until Sunday the city will be filled with all things Irish. Activities will revolve around the Asian Gaelic Games happening this weekend at King's Park in Kowloon. The festivities begin today when the St Patrick's Society of Hong Kong hosts a private box at the Happy Valley races, where the Ireland Trophy will be the big race on the card, followed by the Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum at the Langham Hotel tomorrow. The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is an amateur Irish and international cultural and sporting organisation focused primarily on promoting Gaelic games, which include Gaelic football and hurling. These sports will be celebrated at the weekend as teams converge for the games. The event is the first to bring together the GAA and business groups. Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin, pictured with Gaelic Athletic Association president Christy Cooney (far right) launching the games from Dublin, said: 'These games are an important showcase for Irish sporting culture and all involved share a strong connection to Ireland. I am also pleased to note that business links among the Irish business community in Asia will be fostered through the annual Asia Pacific Ireland Business Forum.' All funds raised at the games will be donated to Enlighten Hong Kong and Action for Epilepsy.