In November & December’s episode of Hurling in North America News, we take a look at the Fenway Hurling Classic in Boston, the Azalea Cup in Georgia, and Hurling being added to UNESCO’s list of protected cultural activities.
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Clubs featured this month:
Tulsa GAC, Gonzaga University, LimerickGAA, Regulators Hurling Club, Rumble In The Rockies, Cal Hurling, Augusta Gaelic Sports Club, New York GAA
VOTING EXTENDED TO JANUARY 8TH 2019 – Vote now for North America’s 2018 Hurling Club of the Year: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TFWBSQN
Gonzaga University in Washington State now has a hurling club! Go show your support and follow them on Instagram:
SOME UPCOMING TOURNAMENTS THIS YEAR:
1) The dates have been announced for 2019 Rumble in the Rockies in Denver CO on July 13th and 14th 2019. If you’re interested in taking part, RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/332850287266937/
2) Tulsa GAC were on TV to promote their upcoming Hurling in the Heartland 7v7 Tournament on Saturday, April 6th, 8AM – 8PM. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1551704191598447/
Video via: https://ktul.com/good-day-tulsa/segments/tulsa-gac
Photo of the month:
The final photo of the month for 2018 goes to Cal Hurling, who have an entire album on great photos from the Western Regional Tournament against CU Gaelic Club: https://www.facebook.com/CalHurling/photos/pcb.1189593654520986/1189592917854393/?type=3&theater
Video of the month:
The Same Word Twice – Reflections around ‘Home to Vote’ #home2vote (via YouTube – VICA INFO: https://youtu.be/oMxWF–ajYo)
A poem by Alan Flanagan. Written for the Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad campaign in the run up to the #emvote referendum to be held in Ireland in May 2019.
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicacampaign
Club of the month – November 2018 – Augusta Gaelic Sports Club
Augusta Gaelic took over our social media accounts for a week in November. During their takeover week, they posted player interviews on why they love hurling, showcased their city landmarks, and this was in the countdown to the #AzaleaCup, which Augusta won!
Augusta Gaelic are doing wonderful things to spread Gaelic Games in Georgia, so make sure to show your support and follow them:
A MASSIVE thanks to Kris Wells and Augusta Gaelic for doing an exceptional job hosting the #AugustaTakeover!
Club of the month – December 2018 – New York GAA
New York GAA took over our social media accounts for a week in December. During their takeover week, they hosted a Q&A, posted over 60 Insta Stories, and had an action-packed schedule for youth Gaelic Games.
New York GAA are doing exceptional work raising the next generation of American hurlers and camogie players, so make sure to go show your support and follow them:
A HUGE thank you to Micky Quigg and New York GAA for going above and beyond hosting the #NYGAATakeover!
Was there any news we missed? Comment down below what your hurling club got up to in November or December. Or let us know what’s coming up in January so we can include it in the next episode.
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Video source for the Fenway Classic via Aer Lingus:
Music by Joakim Karud https://youtube.com/joakimkarud
Joakim Karud – Take It Easy [From The Archive]: https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud/take-it-easy