In this episode, we take a look at what happened in the North American Hurling community in September 2021, including the Midwest Tournament, Toronto GAA Finals, and an upcoming hurling feature on the Legends of the Hidden Temple!
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00:14 | Legends of the Hidden Temple Hurling Feature
In American TV news, I’m very excited to announce that hurling will be featured on the reboot of the iconic 90s gameshow, Legends of the Hidden Temple! PlayHurling.com was more than happy to provide the equipment to the production team to make this happen. Legends of the Hidden Temple is set to air on Oct 10th on the CW. The hurling episode is later in the season, sometime between Nov and Dec.
00:37 | New US Hurling Clubs
Here are a few new hurling clubs that started in 2020 and 2021:
1) Trinity Gaelic Athletic Club in Madison, WI: https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-Gaelic-Athletic-Club-103624254966322/
2) Clare Hurling New York: https://www.instagram.com/clarehurlingny/
3) Raleigh GAA: https://www.instagram.com/raleigh.womens/
4) Albany Rebels: https://www.facebook.com/albanyrebels
Find a club near you: https://playhurling.com/clubs/
01:08 | Midwest Tournament
In Madison WI, the 14th Annual Midwest Tournament was held on Sept 18th. 8 clubs from across the Midwest competed in this one day tournament.
Check out some game footage on livehurling.com and William Jones on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/joneswr1
01:33 | San Francisco GAA Finals
The 2021 San Francisco GAA Finals were held on Sept 12th. In the Hurling A Final, Tipperary San Francisco beat Na Fianna. And in the Hurling B Final, St. Joseph’s Hurling Club Silicon Valley beat Naomh Padraig.
01:52 | Toronto GAA Finals
In Canada, the Toronto GAA Finals were played on Sept 19th. Na Piarsaigh won the Hurling Final beating Clan Na Gael. And Le Chéile celebrated their 10 year anniversary with a win against Na Piarsaigh in the Camogie Final.
02:17 | Global Camogie Skills Challenge
Dublin’s Kilmacud Crokes hosted a virtual Global Camogie 7s Skills Challenge where teams from around the world participated. Congrats to Philadelphia Camogie who won the international category!
02:42 | All-Ireland Poc Fada
In Ireland news, the 60th All-Ireland Poc Fada Championship was held on the Cooley Mountains in Co. Louth. The objective of the competition is to complete the 5.1km (3 mile) course with the least number of pocs, in a similar style to golf.
The location was chosen in 1960 based on the Irish mythological legend Cu Chulainn who crossed the Cooley Mountains. Limerick All-Ireland Senior Hurling Champion Colin Ryan won the men’s division. And Cork’s Senior Camogie player Molly Lynch won the women’s division.
03:21 | Photo of the Month
September’s photo of the month goes to the Providence Hurling Club. A player on the Providence Hurling Club continued on the tradition of hurling at his wedding. He even brought their trophy from their win at the Northeast Championships into the ceremony.
03:37 | Video of the Month
September’s video of the month goes to Charlotte GAA. A player on the Charlotte Hurling team celebrated their USGAA win with a breakfast of champions.
03:59 | Club of the Month
September’s club of the month goes to the Seattle Gaels. A big thanks to the Seattle Gaels for taking over the Play Hurling social media accounts in September.
During their takeover week, we got the lead up to the Seattle 7s Tournament that hosted clubs from 3 States.
They also got some media coverage in the Seattle Star: https://www.seattlestar.net/2021/09/gaelic-sport-comes-to-shoreline-stadium-this-saturday/
Follow the Seattle Gaels on social media:
Seattle Gaels Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeattleGaels
Seattle Gaels Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seattlegaels/
Seattle Gaels Website: https://seattlegaels.com/
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