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Hurling in North America News | August 2023 | Play Hurling

Largest Ever USGAA Finals | Hurling in North America News | August 2023

Keep up with the expanding North American Hurling community as we take a look back at August 2023.

Highlights include: USGAA Finals, American athletes trying hurling for the first time, and hurling being featured on US news.

Looking for hurling equipment? Check out our online hurling equipment shop.

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New Hurling Clubs

In new club news, there are 2 new college hurling teams on US campuses.

Ohio State GAA Club
Northern Arizona University Hurling Club: [email protected]

Give This Person A Hurl

In our new segment, Give This Person A Hurl, here’s an ice hockey player showing some hurling potential.

Hurling and ice hockey have many transferable skills. If you’re a hockey player, you should give hurling a go! Find one of the 180+ North American hurling clubs near you: playhurling.com/clubs

They Gave Them A Hurl

In our other segment, They Gave Them A Hurl, here’s the Notre Dame American football team trying hurling in Ireland.

Also, the US Olympic field hockey team tried camogie for the first time in Charlotte, North Carolina.

2023 USGAA Finals

In Colorado, Denver hosted the biggest ever USGAA Finals. 1,800 players from 120 teams competed this year.

See the results of the 2023 USGAA Finals.

National Hurling Reserve Cup

In Illinois, The National Hurling Reserve Cup was held in Chicago’s Gaelic Park for teams who couldn’t compete in the USGAA Finals. And the Hurling Club of Madison took home the Junior Reserve Cup.

Hurling at Iowa Irish Fest

In Iowa, the Kansas City (KCGAC) Hurling Club spoke at the Iowa Irish Fest to promote hurling. There’s currently no hurling club in Iowa so the Kansas City hurling club is helping to grow the game in the state of Iowa.

Hurling Featured on US News

August was the month of US hurling clubs being featured on the news. From Hartford to San Antonio, here are some clips of hurling being discussed on local news.

Photos of the Month

August’s photo of the month goes to Gordon from FastTrackSportsPhotography for capturing highlights of the Vancouver GAA Finals.

Video of the Month

August’s video of the month goes to IH Video Productions who provided a YouTube livestream of the Vancouver GAA Finals.

Club of the Month

August’s club of the month goes to Arizona’s Brian Boru GAA Club.

A special thanks to Jake from Brian Boru for taking over our social media accounts and sharing his club’s journey to the USGAA Finals.

During their takeover week, they trained in Arizona’s 100+ degree temperatures, shared a bit of history of how their club was formed, and documented their club’s experience at the USGAA Finals in Denver.

If you’re in Phoenix AZ and interested in playing hurling or camogie, give them a shout: https://www.instagram.com/brianborugaaaz/

Upcoming Hurling Tournaments

Looking to get started with hurling or camogie this September? Here are a few tournaments to look out for:

September 16 – 16th Annual Midwest Tournament.
๐Ÿ“ Madison, WI

September 16-17 – Clash Of The Ash Hurling & Camogie Open Draft Tournament.
๐Ÿ“ Cleveland, OH

September 16 – Hurling exhibition at the 2023 Scotfest in Oklahoma.
๐Ÿ“ Broken Arrow, OK

September 23 – Shamrock 7โ€™s Hurling & Camogie Tournament.
๐Ÿ“ Baltimore, MD

September 23 – The Butte Wolfe Tones Hurling Club Draft Tournament.
๐Ÿ“ Butte, MT

September 23 – Detroit Harps will be hosting the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Tournament.
๐Ÿ“ Canton, MI

Keep up with North American hurling and camogie tournaments on playhurling.com/events

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Largest Ever USGAA Finals | Hurling in North America News | August 2023 | Play Hurling
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Largest Ever USGAA Finals | Hurling in North America News | August 2023 | Play Hurling
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Keep up with the expanding North American Hurling community as we take a look back at August 2023. Highlights include: USGAA Finals, American athletes trying hurling for the first time, and hurling being featured on US news.

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