Keep up with the expanding North American Hurling community as we take a look back at May 2023, including highlights from the West Coast 7’s, Greenville Cup, and the Victoria Highland Games.
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2023 West Coast Sevens
In California, the iconic West Coast Sevens Tournament was hosted by San Diego GAA during Memorial Day weekend. We were delighted to have a pop-up shop at the tournament. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our stall!
350+ athletes competed in this seven-a-side hurling tournament and St. Peter’s San Diego had a double win in Senior Hurling and Junior C Hurling.
Montreal May Tournament
In Quebec, Montreal Shamrocks GAC hosted teams from all over Canada and the US for their annual Montreal May Tournament. Toronto’s Na Piarsaigh won in the camogie, and Ottawa’s Éire Óg won in the hurling.
Montana McEneaney Cup
In Montana, teams from all over the Pacific Northwest competed in the 2023 McEneaney Cup in Missoula. Thomas Meagher took home the Cup.
Give This Person A Hurl
In our new segment, Give This Person A Hurl, here’s a baseball player pitching and catching from afar.
They Gave This Person A Hurl
In our other segment, They Gave This Person A Hurl, here’s professional golfer Shane Lowry putting down his golf clubs for a hurl and sliotar.
Victoria Highland Games
In BC, Van Isle Rovers hosted 43 teams from 9 clubs across Canada and the USA at the University of Victoria for the 160th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival. Cú Chulainn Vancouver won in both the hurling and camogie finals.
Chicago Spring Hurling Tournament
In Chicago, Michael Cusack’s hosted the Spring Hurling Tournament on May 20th. Naperville, Madison, Indianapolis, and Michael Cusack’s competed at Chicago’s Gaelic Park. Chicago’s Michael Cusack’s took the win against Madison in the final.
Photos of the Month
May’s photo of the month goes to San Antonio GAC who hosted the first round of the Texas League.
Video of the Month
May’s video of the month goes to Ashley The Skateboarding Nurse who skateboarded down a San Francisco street while soloing a sliotar.
Clubs of the Month
This May, there are two clubs of the month:
First up, Greenville Gaels who provided coverage of the Greenville Cup and Paul McCorry Memorial Youth Cup on our social media accounts. Thanks so much to Mark and team for sharing a behind-the-scenes look at these tournaments.
In the Greenville Cup, Red Wolves Hurling Club took the win in the hurling, and Atlanta won in the camogie.
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Follow Greenville Gaels Youth: https://www.instagram.com/greenvillegaelsyouthgaa/
San Diego Na Fianna
The 2nd Club of the Month goes to San Diego Na Fianna Camogie. A special thanks to Jacqui from Na Fianna for taking over our social media accounts and sharing some highlights of the West Coast Sevens.
Follow San Diego Na Fianna Camogie: https://www.instagram.com/nafiannasd/
Upcoming Hurling Tournaments
Looking to get started with hurling or camogie this June? Here are a few tournaments to look out for:
June 17 – Indianapolis GAA will host the Indy Invitational, which is one of the largest Midwest hurling tournaments.
📍 Indianapolis, IN
June 18 – Montreal Shamrocks will host their fourth annual Pride Game Day Tournament. All proceeds from the tournament registrations will be donated to the LGBT community in Montreal.
📍 Vanier College, Montreal, QC
July 24-28 – Clubs all of the world are preparing for the 2023 GAA World Games. This will be the largest GAA World Games to date with 2000+ players from 100+ competing.
📍 Derry, Northern Ireland
Keep up with hurling and camogie tournaments on playhurling.com/events
Hurling Equipment USA
If you’re looking to buy hurling equipment in the USA or Canada, visit our online hurling equipment shop for hurleys, sliotars, helmets, and more!
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