Stay up-to-date with the North American Hurling community in our new episode, as we take a look back at January and February 2023, including highlights from the Suncoast 7’s tournament, Las Vegas Over 40s Tournament, and New York’s victory in the Connacht Senior Hurling League.
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New Hurling Clubs
In new club news, there are 3 new clubs to shoutout:
1) In North Carolina, Red Wolves Hurling Club was started by former players of Charlotte GAA, expanding the Charlotte hurling scene.
2) In the collegiate scene, there is now a hurling team at the University of Georgia.
3) In New York City, the Galway Hurling Club has returned! They took a couple years hiatus, but now they’re back in the city and looking for new players.
Go show your support for these new clubs:
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New York Hurling in Connacht League
For the first time since 2006, New York GAA sent a team to compete in Ireland in the Connacht senior hurling league. New York won their first match against Longford and went on to defeat Leitrim in the Connacht League Shield final.
New York vs Leitrim GAA final score:
3-29 to 1-16
This is a big deal for an American based club to be competing in Ireland at this level.
Suncoast 7s Hurling
In Florida, Tampa Bay GAA hosted the first hurling tournament of 2023, the Suncoast 7’s. Nine hurling clubs competed in this 7-a-side tournament and the weekend started off with a poc around on the beach.
Congrats to Atlanta GAA who won in a close final against Knoxville GAC.
Atlanta 03-02 (11)
Knoxville 02-04 (10)
One of the Tampa GAA players works at a local brewery, Cigar City Brewery, and introduced a new beer at the event called the “wristy hurler”. The name was voted on by the tournament attendees.
Rochester Indoor Hurling 7’s
In New York, Roc City Gaelic hosted the 2nd Annual Indoor Hurling 7’s Tournament with teams from across New York State and Ohio competing. Congrats to Rochester for winning the tournament!
Las Vegas Over 40s Hurling
In Nevada, the National Collegiate GAA hosted a fundraiser over 40s hurling tournament in Las Vegas called the Knees that Craic. 9 teams were formed by region and proceeds from this tournament went to fund hurling clubs starting up in colleges and universities across the US.
Augusta Supports Hawaii Hurling
In feel-good news, Augusta Gaelic Sports Club reached out to us to gift Hawaii Hurling club a few dozen customised sliotars. The founder of Augusta GSC, Kristopher, saw that Hawaii were an up-and-coming team and sent them this present as a way to encourage them to keep up the effort.
Photo of the month
This video’s photo of the month goes to two clubs:
Cleveland’s snowman hurler with a Play Hurling sliotar.
And New Hampshire Wolves for their nostalgic Back to the Future post.
Video of the month
The video of the month goes to the Philadelphia GAA & natoraidhe_philadelphia for their appearance on The Preston & Steve Radio Show where they talked all things hurling and camogie.
Upcoming Hurling Tournaments
There are a lot of North American hurling tournaments in March 2023 to look forward to:
March 4 – Charleston Hurling Club will be hosting the 2nd Annual Irish Fest Camden Cup.
📍 Camden, SC
March 17 – The 4th Annual Butte St. Patrick’s Day Hurling Match will be held at Montana Tech at 2pm.
📍 Butte, MT
March 25-26 – The NCGAA will be hosting the National College Hurling Championships. The best collegiate level talent from across the US will compete in this weekend championship.
📍 Louisville, KY
March 25 – Savannah GAA will be hosting the Hostess City Hooley Hurling Tournament.
📍 Savannah, GA
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