In this episode, we take a look at what happened in the North American Hurling community in January 2022, including Florida’s Suncoast 7s Tournament, a Canadian hockey player turned hurler, and Courteney Cox discovering hurling!
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2022 Hurling Pre-Season
Despite most of the US and Canada under snow this month, clubs made the most of getting back to training. The hurling community done the usual way of measuring snowfall by hurls worth of snow. Newly formed Albany Hurling team hit the indoor training sessions. Madison Hurling Club and Naperville Hurling Club started their indoor leagues. And Augusta Gaelic Sports Club hosted their annual poc fada competition.
New Hurling Clubs
In new club news, hurling is now in Jacksonville, Florida. A former Augusta Gaelic Sports Club player recently set up the Jacksonville Hurling Club. Also, Boulder GAC was started by CU alums, so they can continue their hurling careers after college.
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First Canadian Hurler in Fitzgibbon Cup
In Irish college hurling news, the first Canadian hurler competed in the Fitzgibbon Cup. I got a chance to speak with Nicolas Redmond, a former Tampa Bay Junior hockey player, about his experience playing for IT Carlow and being coached by the legend DJ Carey.
The full interview is live on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/ZNnVvvCuAis
CYC July 2022
The Continental Youth Championships dates were announced. This youth tournament is the largest Gaelic Sports competition outside of Ireland, where over 2500 children compete over 4 days. The 2022 CYC will be in Chicago from July 28-31.
Courteney Cox Discovers Hurling
In celebrity news, Friends star Courteney Cox was recently introduced to hurling on Today FM.
Photos of the Month
This episode’s Photo of the Month has to go to the Carolina Camog on Instagram, for their Camog of the Day features that they’ve been sharing. The account was started by Charlotte GAA’s Lindsey Richardson to highlight camogie players across the USA.
To keep up with the Camog of the Day, you can follow them here: https://www.instagram.com/carolinacamog/
Video of the Month
This episode’s Video of the Month goes to Rebecca from the DC Gaels who used a hurl to shovel snow off her car like a true camogie player: https://www.instagram.com/lillevy01/
Club of the Month
January’s Club of the Month goes to Tampa Bay GAA. Tampa hosted 8 clubs from across the USA for the first hurling tournament of 2022.
The tournament began with their traditional beach poc around on Friday. And on Saturday, hurling clubs from across the USA battled it out in the Suncoast 7s tournament at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
A big thanks to John from Tampa Bay GAA for taking over the Play Hurling social media accounts again. As always, John did a great job at organizing, playing, and promoting hurling in America.
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Tampa Bay GAA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TampaBayGAA/
Tampa Bay GAA Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tampabaygaa/
Tampa Bay GAA Twitter: https://twitter.com/TampaGAA
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