In this episode, we take a look at what happened in the North American Hurling community in January and February 2020.
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0:18 | Clubs across the continent were eager to get back to hurling training.
0:52 | Here are some of the major North American hurling tournaments in 2020:
March 7th, 2020 – Florida 7s: https://www.facebook.com/soflogaa/photos/a.526363107519324/1602646449890979/?type=3&theater
March 14th, 2020 – NCGAA National Championship Finals in Orlando, FL. This marks the 10 year anniversary of the NCGAA: https://www.ncgaa.org/2018-national-tournament-1
March 17th, 2020 – 3rd annual Butte St Patrick’s Day 2020 Hurling Match in Montana
March 28th, 2020 – Music City Invitational Hurling Tournament in Nashville, TN https://www.facebook.com/events/474559056778477/
April 4th, 2020 – Hurling in the Heartland Hurling Tournament in Tulsa, OK
May, 2020 – Unfortunately the West Coast Sevens is cancelled this year
May 30th, 2020 – 2nd Annual NYGAA Camogie 7s at Gaelic Park, in New York.
June 6th, 2020 – Seattle Emerald City Cup in Seattle, WA July 11th, 2020 – Western Canadian Championship 2020 in Calgary, AB
July 11-12th, 2020 – Rumble in the Rockies tournament in Denver, CO (the highest altitude tournament)
June 19th, 2020 – Portlaw GAA are travelling from Waterford to New Jersey to play a Hurlacrosse against West Morris Central High School Lacrosse (Hackettstown, NJ)
July 30th, 2020 – August 2nd – CYC in San Francisco, CA
August 21-23rd, 2020 – USGAA Finals – Irish Cultural Centre, Boston/Canton MA
September, 2020 – Eastern Canadian GAA Championships – TBA – usually happens in September
Sept 5-6th, 2020: Canadian National Championships Toronto, ON
Oct 17th, 2020 – Knoxville Scruffy Tournament in Knoxville, TN
Nov – TBA – 3rd Annual Los Angeles Hurling vs Lacrosse in Los Angeles, CA
2:26 | There are 2 new hurling clubs in North America – Savannah GAA, and Los Angeles Hurling Club.
2:45 | Hurlacrosse has reached New Zealand. On February 8th, Wellington/Hutt Valley hosted the Southern Hemisphere’s first Hurling vs Lacrosse match in Wellington, New Zealand. Image credit: https://www.facebook.com/PauloPics.nz/
3:07 | The travelling hurl has travelled 17,684km since August 2018. Hamburg GAA passed the hurl to Setanta Berlin GAA at the end of 2019. This hurley is a symbol of how hurling and camogie is being spread worldwide.
3:29 | Since it’s close to the beginning of the year, here are a few recruitment examples of how American hurling clubs are promoting the sport to new players.
3:48 | January’s hurling video of the month goes to the Canadian Camogie Collective who done some renovation with a hurl.
4:09 | February’s hurling video of the month goes to St. Peter’s Hurling San Diego for their new promotional video.
4:30 | January’s hurling club of the month goes to Tampa Bay GAA who took over the Play Hurling social media accounts for the Florida Cup.
4:45 | February’s hurling club of the month to Tulsa GAC who took over the Play Hurling social media accounts in the lead-up to their hurling vs baseball game.
Was there any news we missed? Comment down below what your hurling club got up to in January and February. Or let us know what your club got up to in March and April so we can include it in the next episode.
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1) Tacoma Rangers on a podcast: https://www.facebook.com/271296842939788/posts/2761086773960770/
2) St. Peter’s Hurling Club San Diego promo video: https://youtu.be/D92a68oy5a8
3) Tulsa GAC on ABC News: https://ktul.com/good-day-tulsa/segments/tulsas-home-run-derby-hurling-v-baseball-v-futbol?fbclid=IwAR2s85BZ1u8aPB8-SODHM992IOy0XVsJnmtQGEv7z16kVjxrZpYj4jajevA
4) Tulsa FC video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B895055D9Vv/
1) Joakim Karud – Take It Easy [From The Archive]: https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud/take-it-easy
2) Pumphouse San Diego – “Youth Seeking Violence”