Get ready for some fall action

Posted by on October 7, 2010 in Hurling in America, Irish culture, My effort, Skill development

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ABOUT THE SPORT: Hurling is a lacrosse-like game where players use their hurleys to bat a ball through or over a goal. (Hurling action as photographed by Kristin Sullivan. Visit her website:

The Baltimore Gaelic Athletic Association’s fall league for hurling/camogie and gaelic football begins on Sunday, Oct. 17, with a training clinic for the two sports.

When: Sundays Oct. 17, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7  with a final at Irish Fest on Nov 13.
What: Gaelic sports in a fun, co-ed format and small sided games.
Where: Latrobe Park
When: Hurling/camogie from 10-11:15am and football 11:15am-1pm.

The games conclude with a finale at the Maryland Irish Festival in Timonium on Nov. 13.

If you’re at all interested in hurling, gaelic football or Irish culture, stop by and give it a try.  All equipment is provided for newbies. It’s also important to know that adults of all ages are welcome to play.  I’m 37, and I’ve gone up against American-born players who were at least 10 years older than me, so don’ let that be a factor.

Visit the Baltimore GAA website at or "Like" the team on Facebook.

Elsewhere: If you’re from nowhere near South Central Pennsylvania or the Baltimore Area,  check my page link for a list of U.S. clubs. There’s a surprising number of hurling and gaelic football teams here in the U.S., so you might just find one nearby.
Finally, if you participate in a club, e-mail me at, and I’ll list your club.

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