In July’s episode of Hurling in North America News, we take a look at the highest altitude hurling tournament (maybe in the world), an unbelievable save that made Sports Illustrated headlines, a historic Southern California camogie match, and a BBC Gaeilge feature of Los Angeles Hurling.
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Clubs featured this month:
Denver Gaels, Rumble In The Rockies, OC Wild Geese, San Diego Na Fianna Camogie, Play Hurling Los Angeles, Coastal Virginia GAA, San Francisco GAA
Club of the month:
Coastal Virginia GAA who took over the Play Hurling Instagram and Facebook accounts for a week in July.
Perhaps the most interesting stat from the takeover is that 70% of their club is comprised of 1st responders, shipyard personnel and retired, veteran and active duty military personnel, with the rest of their club having some connection to the military. There’s a definite crossover with the mindset in hurling and camogie!
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Was there any news we missed? Comment down below what your hurling club got up to in July. Or let us know what’s coming up in August so we can include it in the next episode.
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Photo of the month:
Clare NiCuinneagain from San Diego Na Fianna Camogie team
Although this photo is from #GaelicSunday at the beginning of August, it makes our photo of the month
Check out Clare’s travel blog
Video of the month:
Masita Ireland who unveiled the new official USGAA teamwear
BBC Gaeilge feature of Play Hurling Los Angeles – a HUGE thanks to Caitríona Weafer from An Croí Ait for helping with this. Caitríona’s part is about 13 minutes in: