In February’s episode of Hurling in North America News, we take a look at The Dropkick Murphys endorsing hurling, the upcoming GAA World Games, and the growth of hurling in Charlotte NC.
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Clubs featured this month:
UNC Irish Sports, Charlotte Gaelic Football, New York Minor Board, New York GAA, Hurling Club of Madison, Raleigh Cú Chulainn, Atlanta GAA, Greenville Gaels, S.C. Hurling and Gaelic Football, Baltimore GAA, ND GAA, OC Wild Geese,
Glenside Gaelic Club, @Tulsa Gaelic Athletic Club – GAC
GAA WORLD GAMES
The GAA World Games runs from July 29th until August 1st 2019. There will be 60 teams (1000 players from 6 continents) from across the world competing in Waterford, with the finals in Dublin. Can’t make it to Waterford this summer? There will be International media coverage by RTE, SKY & GAAGo live!
VIDEO OF THE MONTH
February’s video of the month goes to Official GAA, who just launched the Gaelic Games Archive!
Watch over 500 Hurling and Football matches since 1961 for free here: https://www.gaa.ie/gaa-now/archive/
Video source: https://youtu.be/VEqOEhBMdxg
CLUB OF THE MONTH
UNC Irish Sports took over our social media accounts in February. During their takeover week, they shared player profiles, shared an epic photo of their team in front of the Old Well at UNC, and continued the #HurlingNearMe journey!
UNC Irish Sports are doing wonderful things to spread Gaelic Games in Chapel Hill, so make sure to show your support and follow them:
A MASSIVE thanks to Seamus Holland and UNC for doing an amazing job hosting the #UNCTakeover!
DROPKICK MURPHYS ENDORSE HURLING
Tulsa GAC endorsed by Dropkick Murphys: https://www.facebook.com/973630832809081/posts/1123555461149950/
ATLANTA CAMOGIE PODCAST
Atlanta Camogie have launched a new podcast where they interview players and share some growth tactics for player recruitment.
The #HurlingNearMe hurley has travelled a total of 4,353 miles since the beginning of its journey last September at the USGAA Finals!
Over the past few months, it’s travelled from the Reynolds Hurling HQ in Belfast, to Philadelphia Hurling and Camogie Club, to Hartford GAA, and to UConn Hurling Team.
And the journey continued in Chapel Hill this morning, when UNC Irish Sports passed the hurl to Raleigh GAA.
You can follow the full journey here: https://www.hurlingnear.me/where-is-the-hurl-now
Charlotte celebrated one year of organized hurling with a Hurl-i-versary.
“One year ago, we started a rec league for hurling. Had about 20 folks come out and play in Feb and March. Through the summer, we had weekly poc arounds, and a couple of skills and drills practices. We had another rec league this fall that went even better. Then, we put together a team, and travelled to the Tampa GAA tournament in January.”
Photo Credit: David Stiles
Was there any news we missed? Comment down below what your hurling club got up to in February. Or let us know what’s coming up in March so we can include it in the next episode.
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Music by Joakim Karud https://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Joakim Karud – Take It Easy [From The Archive]: https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud/take-it-easy
Joakim Karud – Wait A Minute: https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud/wait-a-minute