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

News Flash - Winter 2018

News & Events - Winter 2018
Indoor Hurling & Camogie Season 

Join the Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club for indoor practice. This is a great chance to work on skills in the off-season. $10 per session. New players welcome we have the equipment.

Sundays 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th) & Fridays 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd)

Location: Force Sports, 215 Springside Drive, Fairlawn, OH 44333

Off-Season Training 

Off-season training is facilitated by our own Jason Ross and is FREE to all dues-paying members who wish to get some off-season strength and conditioning. Though fairly intense, Jason's workouts are scalable for all levels of fitness and can be altered to work around injuries. We foresee back squats and wall balls in your future! So come join us on Saturdays to get your swole (and soreness) on. OHIO WEATHER: Check your email before you set out in case the training session is canceled due to inclement weather.

Saturdays @ 12:30 PM (Jan 13th - Mar 3rd) 

Location: CrossFit Utility - 2587 S. Arlington Rd. Akron, OH 44319

Akron Celtic Guards Fundraisers


Sunday, February 18th @ 1 PM in the Ancient Order of Hibernians Club Room on Brown Street.

Join the Akron Celtic Guards for our 6th annual Chili Cook-off! Fun for the whole family!

Chili ~ Music ~ Prizes~ Raffles~ 50/50 Chili

Cook-off Entry = $10, Taste, Judge & Eat = $5  or  Taste& Eat = $3 (Additional Bowls $1)

Learn more or view our Chili Cook-off Facebook Event Page


Sponsored by the Midwest GAA and Akron Celtic Guards in support of Irish sports and culture.

Donation $10 – four (4) Chances to win*

Round Trip airfare for two – 6 night accommodations – 1 week car rental 

*Winning ticket based on PA Lottery Pick Four, to be drawn March 17, 2018 (Evening draw)

To buy a ticket email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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Parade Day Breakfast March 10th 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Begin Parade Day with a breakfast in the AOH Club Room prepared & served by the  Akron Celtic Guards Hurling & Camogie Club

Parade Day & St. Patrick’s Day Evening Food March 10th & March 17th  4:30 -10:00 PM

The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling & Camogie Club will be back to make their famous Irish Nachos and other fabulous Irish fares for dinner on Parade Day & St. Patrick’s Day.

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Akron Celtic Guards Outdoor Hurling & Camogie Season

Our 2018 outdoor season will begin as soon as the weather breaks.  Stay updated on practice and match schedules

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Board Meetings

Akron Celtic Guard Board Meetings are held once each month. Players are welcome to attend. If players would like to add anything to the agenda please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 48 hours prior to the meeting. See Calendar for dates, times and locations.

Akron Celtic Guards in the News | Sat. Sept 20, 2017

Al O’Leary Tournament Brings World-Class Irish Sport to NE Ohio (International Soccer Network I Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017)

You won’t have to travel to Dublin, Cork, Limerick, or Galway this weekend to see some great Gaelic sport.  The Al O’Leary Tournament will be coming to Bath Community Park in Bath, Ohio on October 7th thanks to the Akron Celtic Guards Hurling & Camogie Club.

Spectators will be treated to a fantastic display of hurling, camogie, and Gaelic football free of charge.

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Akron Celtic Guards embrace Irish sport of hurling, invite others to join the club ( Sat. Sept 20, 2017)

Curiosity led nearly all of the players on the Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club to swing by the open field near the Sand Run Metro Park. 

Take, for instance, the organization’s chairman Nicholas Frank. He’s in his sixth season with the club, and he found out about hurling — which originated in Ireland — at an Irish bar in Akron.

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Annual General Meeting (AGM) | Recap 

Our Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 and a new 2018 Board has been elected. Congratulations to our 2018 Board Members.

  • Chair - Mik Schauer
  • Co-Chair - Mark Agner
  • Secretary - Kevin Casey
  • Treasuer - Niki Schauer
  • Registrar - Jason Ross
  • GDO - Keith Knott
  • PRO - Beth Rimmel

Pay Your 2016 Dues

Membership Type


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