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Posts Tagged ‘Hurling’

GAA in the USA

The passion, competition, and camaraderie of supporters and players of Gaelic games were on display at the USGAA Finals in Philadelphia over Labor Day Weekend. ℘℘℘ September is traditionally the last month of the GAA season as the best of the best in Ireland play each other in the All-Ireland Finals. September is also theRead more..

Gaelic Players Toasted in New York

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) held its annual dinner on Thursday October 4, at Capitala, 130 Bowery, New York City. The gala event featured awards, Q&A with all-star Gaelic players, and a music performance by Finbar Furey. The Gaelic Players Association has chosen Finbar as the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award to acknowledge his contributionRead more..

The Hoboken Guards
Take Senior Hurling Trophy

The Hoboken Guards of Hoboken, New Jersey won their first New York Senior Hurling Championship in August in New York’s Gaelic Park. They beat Tipperary New York by two goals and 29 points (2-29) to Tipperary’s two goals and 24 points (2-24.) (Each goal counts for three points. A point is scored over the bar.)Read more..

Setanta’s Successor:
The Rise of Lee Chin

How the son of an Malaysian immigrant rose to stardom within Ireland’s top sports divisions. ℘℘℘ Lee Chin could quite possibly be the modern successor to Setanta (the given name of the Irish mythological figure Cú Chulainn). His athletic prowess in hurling, soccer, and Gaelic football has been made legend in Ireland and, in February, willRead more..

Last Word:
Hurling’s U.S. Rules Are Bad for the Sport’s Success

Does adapting the game for American viewers ruin the traditions of the ancient Gaelic sport? ℘℘℘ The Gaelic Players Association is an Irish not-for-profit organization that was created to advance the welfare and to protect the interests of the athletes that participate in Gaelic games at the county level. Since 1999, the GPA has foughtRead more..

Hurling Returns to Fenway Park

The sport of hurling will return to Fenway Park with a doubleheader in the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival on November 19. The park last hosted a hurling event in 2015, bringing to an end its absence of 61 years. The match, which featured a full-team brawl on the pitch, attracted nearly 28,000Read more..

It Takes a Village

In February, 110 Irish men and women from Kildangan, County Tipperary converged on the New York midtown pub Slattery’s to help raise money for a new half-million euro community center, complete with a sports hall, gym, meeting rooms, kitchen, and changing rooms. The trip was organized as a joint venture between the Kildangan GAA clubRead more..

Up Tipp:
Hurling & Nationalism

Dave Lewis explores the historical connections between the Gaelic Athletic Association, nationalism, and a heritage of hurling in County Tipperary. ℘℘℘ 2016 was a great year for Ireland as it celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The year was an even better one for the people of Tipperary, as not only did theyRead more..