In this episode, we take a look at what happened in the North American Hurling community in August 2022, including the largest ever USGAA Finals, two intense New York GAA Finals, and how Haudenosaunee Nationals lacrosse players were naturals at hurling.
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New Hurling Clubs
In new club news, South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach now has a hurling club. Myrtle Beach Hurling Club was founded this summer and are in recruitment mode looking for new players.
And Oregon’s newly formed Willamette Valley Nomads hosted their first tournament on August 6th with teams from Montana and Oregon showing up to compete.
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2022 USGAA Finals
The USGAA Finals had its biggest turnout ever this August. The Finals were held in Chicago with 120 teams from across North America competing.
The weekend saw a huge win in particular for Philadelphia who brought home 5 cups in hurling, camogie, and football.
The 2023 USGAA Finals will take place in Denver from August 18-20, 2023.
2022 New York GAA Hurling Finals
The New York Hurling Finals were also held in August.
The Senior Hurling Final went into extra time in an intense match between Waterford NY and Hoboken Guards, with Waterford NY taking the win.
And the New York Junior Hurling finals was played between Clare and Tipperary with Clare NY taking the win.
2023 GAA World Games
The dates have been announced for the 2023 GAA World Games. Derry will hosting from July 24-27, with a day of finals in Croke Park on July 28 2023.
Atlanta GAA on Irish TV
In August, Atlanta GAA were featured on Irish TV. Virgin Media News did a segment on the club interviewing a few players.
Lacrosse Players Try Hurling
During the World Lacrosse Championships in Limerick, some Haudenosaunee Nationals lacrosse players gave hurling a go and they were naturals at it.
Why Hurling Is Going Global
Over the past decade, hurling has been rapidly expanding worldwide. I got a chance to speak with freelance journalist and two-time author Denis O’Brien to discuss about the growth of hurling internationally.
Keep an eye out for the full video which will be published on our channel soon.
Photo of the month – Toronto GAA
August’s photos of the month goes to Rob Colburn for his pictures of the Toronto Hurling and Camogie Finals.
You can see more of Robert Colburn’s work on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/140035350@N05/
Video of the month – Uganda GAA
August’s video of the month goes to Uganda GAA.
A group of teachers and coaches in Uganda started a kids hurling club by making their own hurleys out of mahogany and wicker. Then, the GAA and the Embassy of Ireland in Uganda sponsored some equipment so they could teach more kids how to play Gaelic Games.
Follow Uganda GAA:
Uganda GAA Twitter: https://twitter.com/UgandaGaelic
Uganda GAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialugandagaa/
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Ryan Conohan (Instagram: Jingnan_nanjing)
Elizabeth AD Brick (Facebook)
Charlotte GAA (Facebook)
DC Gaels (Facebook)
New York GAA (Facebook)
Sharon Redican (Instagram: sharonredicanphotos)
Piaras Ó Mídheach Sportsfile
Virgin Media News (Twitter)
Haudenosaunee Nationals Lacrosse (Twitter: HAU_Nationals)
Robert Colburn’s (Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/140035350@N05/)
Uganda GAA (Twitter: UgandaGaelic)
Joakim Karud – Take It Easy [From The Archive]: https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud/take-it-easy
Music was provided by Pool Cosby – Outside: https://soundcloud.com/poolcosby/outside
Joakim Karud – Flix & Chill (Official Game Soundtrack): https://joakimkarud.bandcamp.com/track/flix-chill-official-game-soundtrack