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.

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Annual Al O'Leary Tournament 2017
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.

Saturday, October 7, 2016
Bath Community Activity Center
1615 N Cleveland Massillon Rd
Akron, Ohio 44333

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Hurling and Camogie Teams from across the Midwest and points further are invited to participate. (Male/Female, Ages 15 and up)

Match format:
Each match will consist of two 20 minute halves, 5-minute half-time, mix of 7's and 13's. Depending on team participation matches may be co-ed.

Can't field a full team, don't worry, send who you can and our GDO will ensure that you and your teammates have a team to join.

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Two to Three fields of matches all day, two playgrounds, picnic area, restrooms and plenty of Parking. Plus: 

  • Food TBD
  • Musical performance TBD
  • Akron Celtic Guard Merchandise Booth
  • P O'Kane Hurls Merchandise Booth
  • 50/50 and other Raffle Prizes ($1 ea, 7 for $5, 15 for $10, or $20 for sleeve) 

Akron Celtic Guards are currently with the Sports Alliance of Greater Akron to finalize block room rates at the following local hotels:

Address TBD

Group Code: TBD 

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Address TBD

Group Code: TBD 

Book your group rate now

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Player Host Homes

Some of our players have offered to host teams at their homes - Space is limited.

Meet & Greet
Fri. Sept 30th
anytime after 7:30 PM

Frank’s Place on Market
549 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303

In town Friday and not sure where to eat. Stop at Franks and have a pint with some of the Akron players and other teams traveling in the night before.

Post-Tournament After Party
Saturday, Oct 7th 6:00pm - ?

All tournament players, sponsors, merchants, musicians and spectators are invited to celebrate the day's accomplishments. 

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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