Keep up with the expanding North American Hurling community as we take a look back at June 2023.
Highlights include: Indy Invitational, hurling being featured at a New Hampshire baseball game, and preparations for the upcoming GAA World Games.
If you’re interested in buying hurling equipment, check out our online hurling equipment shop.
We’re now full stocked with a full range of Lightning hurling grips. These are some of the best hurling grips you’ll find on the market.
We’re now stocking both standard and premium Cultec Hurleys.
Hurling At a Baseball Game
In New Hampshire, hurling was featured as the first pitch at a baseball game. New Hampshire Wolves introduced hurling to baseball fans at a New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball game.
This is the third time hurling has been featured as the first pitch at a baseball game. Previously, North Carolina’s Red Wolves Hurling Club in April 2023 and Montana’s Thomas Meagher Hurling Club in September 2022.
2023 Indy Invitational
In Indiana, Indianapolis GAA hosted the Indy Invitational, which is one of the largest Midwest hurling tournaments.
26 teams from 16 clubs participated in 40 matches.
Camogie – Atlanta GAA
Hurling – Intermediate – Michael Cusack Hurling Club Chicago
Hurling – Junior – Cleveland St. Pat’s St. Jarlath’s GAA
Give This Person A Hurl
In our new segment, Give This Person A Hurl, a Russian hockey player soloing a puck, in a penalty shootout in 2016.
They Gave This Person A Hurl
In our other segment, They Gave This Person A Hurl, here’s Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield, trying hurling for the first time at Experience Gaelic Games.
If you’re new to hurling in North America, go to playhurling.com/clubs to find one of the 180+ clubs near you!
If you’re travelling to Ireland and looking to try hurling for yourself, give Experience Gaelic Games a shout.
Charlotte Connolly Cup
In North Carolina, Charlotte GAA hosted 25 teams for the 22nd Annual Connolly Cup on June 3rd. Raleigh GAA won in the camogie and Red Wolves HC won in the hurling.
GAA World Games Team Canada
The countdown is on for the largest GAA World Games happening at the end of July. There will be 2000+ players from 100 teams participating.
We caught up with Canadian camogie player Julie to share about their preparations and the growth of camogie in Canada since the last GAA World Games.
GAA World Games Southeast USA Y’all Stars
Also in GAA World Games news, Ben from Knoxville GAC was recently interviewed on local news about the Southeast USA team, called the Y’all Stars.
Photos of the Month
June’s photos of the month goes to Sharon Redican for her recent coverage of the New York hurling scene.
Video of the Month
June’s video of the month goes to the Camogie Association for this amazing promo video.
Want your club featured?
Is your club interested in taking over the Play Hurling social media accounts and being featured as club of the month?
Since 2018, we’ve featured dozens of hurling clubs from across the US and Canada. Reach out if you’d like to be the next club featured!
Upcoming Hurling Tournaments
Looking to get started with hurling or camogie this July? Here are a few tournaments to look out for:
July 16 – Philadelphia Youth GAA will host the 10th Annual Liberty Bell Championships for players aged U6-U18.
📍 Philadelphia, PA
July 22 – Naperville Hurling Club will host the Joe Hurd Memorial 9-a-side Hurling Tournament.
📍 Naperville, IL
July 24-28 – 2000+ players from 100+ clubs from around the world will compete in the 2023 GAA World Games. This will be the largest GAA World Games to date.
📍 Derry, Northern Ireland
July 27-30 – San Francisco GAA will host the Continental Youth Championships for children aged from U-7 to U-18. The CYC is the largest Gaelic Sports competition outside of Ireland.
📍 San Francisco, CA
Keep up with hurling and camogie tournaments on playhurling.com/events
Hurling Equipment USA
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