In this episode of Hurling in North America News, we take a look at a special announcement for the GAA World Games, the inaugural Hurling in the Heartland tournament, and an update on the #HurlingNearMe journey.
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Clubs featured this month:
Atlanta GAA, Thomas Meagher Hurling Club, Montana Grizzlies Hurling, Raleigh Cú Chulainn, ND GAA, Tulsa Gaelic Athletic Club – GAC, Memphis Gaelic Athletic Association, Nashville Gaelic Athletic Club, Knoxville Gaelic Athletic Club, New York GAA, Purdue Hurling Club, Tooreen Hurling Club, Sixmilebridge GAA Club
GAA World Games
For the past 6 months, I’ve been working with Darmstadt GAA and Croke Park to put on a Hurling vs Lacrosse match at the GAA World Games. After the success of our demo match in Los Angeles in November 2018, we’ve been modifying the rules based on what we learned that day.
The GAA World Games runs from July 29th until August 1st 2019. There will be 60 teams (1000 players from 6 continents) from across the world competing in Waterford, with the finals in Dublin. Can’t make it to Waterford this summer? There will be International media coverage by RTE, SKY & GAAGo live!
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PHOTO OF THE MONTH
This episode’s photo of the month goes to James Herron of Tulsa Gaelic Athletic Club – GAC, who took this panoramic photo right before the Hurling in the Heartland tournament began: https://www.facebook.com/TulsaGAC/posts/1150433075128855?tn=-R
VIDEO OF THE MONTH
This episode’s video of the month goes to ND GAA, who published this promo video showing what their club is all about: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=334967017204838
MARCH CLUB OF THE MONTH
1) Raleigh Cú Chulainn who took over the Play Hurling social media accounts in March. During their takeover, they shared a brief history of Raleigh GAA, shared a throwback to their 1st hurling tournament, and they continued the #HurlingNearMe journey at the Coastal Virginia Cup.
2) Thomas Meagher Hurling Club in Montana who took over the Play Hurling social media accounts for St. Patrick’s Weekend, who live-streamed their St. Patrick’s Day parade and also their match.
APRIL CLUB OF THE MONTH
April’s club of the month went to Atlanta Camogie who took over the Play Hurling social media accounts in April. During their takeover week, they shared some incredible videos and behind the scenes of their preparation for the COVA Cup in Coastal Virginia.
A MASSIVE thank you to the 3 clubs that participated in the club takeover in March and April!
The #HurlingNearMe hurley has travelled a total of 5,178 miles since the beginning of its journey last September at the USGAA Finals!
Over the past few months, it’s travelled from the Reynolds Hurling HQ in Belfast, to Philadelphia Hurling and Camogie Club, to Hartford GAA, to UConn Hurling Team, to UNC Irish Sports, to Raleigh Cu Chulainn, and now to Atlanta GAA.
You can follow the full journey here: https://www.hurlingnear.me/where-is-the-hurl-now
Purdue Hurling Club St. Patrick’s Day match with Tooreen Hurling Club, Sixmilebridge GAA Club: https://www.facebook.com/PurdueHurling/posts/413901192501288
Tulsa GAC Hurling in the Heartland tournament: KCGAC’s photographer Holly Higgs: https://www.facebook.com/TulsaGAC/posts/1163513977154098?tn=-R
Montana’s St. Patrick’s Day Hurling Match – Hurling: In The Shadow of the Rockies: https://www.facebook.com/ourhurling/
Was there any news we missed? Comment down below what your hurling club got up to in March or April. Or let us know what’s coming up in May so we can include it in the next episode.
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