Hurling is an outdoor team sport of ancient Gaelic origin and played with sticks and a ball. The game, played primarily in Ireland, is arguably the world's fastest field team sport in terms of game play and is Ireland's national sport. We're currently looking for people that are interested in playing the great game of hurling.

Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club

Annual Al O'Leary Tournament 2016


Annual Al O'Leary Tournament 2016 | Saturday, October 1, 2016

A full day of fun watching hurling and camogie players from all over play the “fastest game on grass” and the national sport of Ireland.

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Outdoor Hurling & Camogie Season 2016

Outdoor Hurling & Camogie Season 2016

Come watch or try your hand at the National Sport of Ireland, Hurling and Camogie (ladies hurling) with the Akron Celtic Guards. Hurling combines the skills of baseball, hockey, and lacrosse in one high speed, high scoring, high octane sport that will blow you away. The game, is arguably the world's fastest field team sport in terms of game play. 

WATCH : All Sunday practices and matches are FREE and open to the public to watch. Great way to spend a Sunday outdoors with friends and family.

PLAY: We're currently looking for new male and female players of all ages, interested in playing the great game of hurling and/or camogie. No experience necessary! All ages and skill levels welcome! The team will provide all necessary equipment.

LEARN MORE:  View our calendar on visit Facebook for our official schedule of matches, feild locations and other club events.

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Akron wins the 2010 Mens Junior C Hurling Shield

Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club prior to their 2010 Chicago visit


The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club honorably representing the City of Akron and the Midwest Division, traveled to Chicago over the 2010 Labor Day weekend to partake in their second ever North American County Board Championship Playoffs, and brought home a third place shield for their gritty efforts.


The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club also officially unveiled their brand new uniform kits, provided by Akron's title sponsor, P. O'Kane Hurls, at this year's Nationals.


Matched up against the Chicago Michael Cusack Hurling Club in Akron’s very first match of the weekend, Akron kept Chicago on their heels in the first half, but ultimately fell to the eventual 2010 Junior C Hurling Champions in the closest match the Cusack team had all weekend.

North American County Board (NACB) Chair, Joe Lydon, presenting Akron the 2010 Junior C Hurling Shield


Akron then went on to participate in the shield competition and were named the winners of that bracket after playing with great teams from around the country. Akron’s 2010 Mens Junior C Hurling Shield win is a major accomplishment for a young club that continues to learn and grow. Akron would like to thank the players and fans from: Milwaukee, Seattle, and St. Louis for the great competition and camaraderie during the shield matches.


The Akron squad was proud to have represented their city, club and division, plus be part of such a fantastic weekend and large gathering of Gaelic sports athletes from all corners of North America. Akron would to salute the team members who traveled to Chicago for Nationals, and also thank the team members who couldn’t make the trip, but practiced all year long and played hard in the 2010 City Series, because without their hard work and dedication, this year’s giant leap forward would not have been possible.


Akron Hurling is not yet done for the 2010 season, as they look forward to some upcoming travel matches, the Fall City Series, and capping things off by hosting teams here in Akron at the annual Al O'Leary Tournament in October, but they can also take a look back at where they started this year and say thank you to all who have made this season truly special.





Fundraising 2016

Fundraising 2016

2016 has begun and so have our fundraising efforts. All funds raised will help offset some of the equipment & travel costs, tournament fees and other club expenses. We have our sights on competing at the NACB Championships in Seattle this year.

To make this happen we need your support. Here are many ways to help:

  • Commit to one of our Sponsorship Levels
  • Buy a Super Bowl Square
  • Purchase a Irish Castle Raffle Ticket
  • Chili Cook-off
  • Look for us at Green Season at the AOH Mark Heffernan Division Parade Day & St Patrick’s Day events
  • Make a donation via PayPal or mail us a check

Don’t forget we are always looking for new players and love to have fans at our matches. Check the calendar for current dates and locations.

On behalf of our players and board, thank you in advance for your support.
Beth Ann Rimmel
Public Relations Officer


A National Championship Send-Off Party for Akron!

Akron Hurling National Championship Send-Off Party Flyer


The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club representing the Midwest Division in Mens Junior C Hurling, will be attending the North American County Board (NACB) Finals hosted in Chicago, Friday, September 3 - Sunday, September 5, 2010, at Chicago Gaelic Park.

Come down and give the team a proper send-off and wish them the best as they chase for the 2010 National Championship and honorably represent the City of Akron.

@ Scorchers in the Valley
1800 Merriman Road
Akron, Ohio 44313
(330) 865-4688

- LIVE Irish Music
- 50/50 Raffles
- Prizes
- Fun


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2016 Akron Hurling Board
Nicholas Frank - Chair
Coleen Casey - Co-Chair
Keith Knott - GDO
Beth Rimmel - PRO
Miklos Schauer - Secretary
Niki Schauer - Registrar
Pat Taylor Jr. - Treasurer

Home Field

The Akron Celtic Guards practice (weather permitting):

Sundays 1pm to 3pm
Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm@
Akron, OH 44313
800 North Hawkins Avenue



P. O'Kane Hurls

P. O'Kane Hurls
69 Gorteade Road
Co Derry
BT46 5RF
N. Ireland

Tel: 028 7940 1219
Mob: 077 1185 2053


O'Neills - The Choice of Champions

O'Neills Sportswear
O'Neills Irish International Sports Co. Ltd
O'Neills House of Sport,
Walkinstown Avenue,
Dublin 12, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)1 429 3500
Fax: +353 (0)1 429 3597

Contact the ACGHC

The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club
PO Box 27033
Akron, OH 44319