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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Al O'Leary Tournament 2017
Annual Al O'Leary Tournament 2017
A full day of hurling and camogie players from all overcome together to play the “fastest game on grass” and the national sport of Ireland.  NEW this year - we have added a few Gaelic football matches to the lineup.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Bath Community Activity Center
1615 N Cleveland Massillon Rd, Akron, Ohio 44333 
View Akron Celtic Guards O'Leary Tournament Map

Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football clubs and collegiate teams are invited to participate. (Male/Female, Ages 15 and up)

Hurling 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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Schedule to be posted closer to Tournament

Thanks to our friends at the Sports Alliance of Greater Akron we are happy to offer traveling players Group rates at the following local hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott Akron Downtown
41 Furnace Street, Akron, Ohio 44308
(close to MEET & GREET and AFTER PARTY)
Group Code: Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club
Standard or King Room ~ $109 plus tax  
Book your group rate before WED 9/6 
or Call 1-800-321-2211  

Holiday Inn Akron-West
(close to Pitch) 4073 Medina Road, Akron, OH 44333
Group Code: ACG
Standard/Double Room ~ $99 plus tax
includes full hot breakfast $9 value per person 
Book your group rate before FRI 9/15 
or Call 330-666-4131 or 1-800-HOLIDAY


Two to Three fields of hurling, camogie and Gaelic football 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 ch or 15 for $10) 

Meet & Greet
Fri. Oct 6th 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 6:30pm
Ray's Pub at Highland Square

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

Tournament Merchandise:
Fully-paid advance orders will be available for pick-up at the field during the tournament or at either Akron Hibernian club after 10/6. Please specify pick-up location when placing your online order. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for shipping inquiries. PRE-ORDER SPECIAL valid for orders placed and paid for on or before SUN. SEPT 17th.

Al O'Leary Tournament T-Shirts
Pre-Order Special $15 I Regular Price $20

2017 O'Leary Tournament Shirts

Club Bulk Order Form
Submit Individual Order Online

Akron Celtic Gaurd Hats
Pre-Order Special $20 I Regular Price $25

Akron Celtic Guards Hat

Submit Individual Order Online

Tournament Supported By:


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Greater Akron is suited to hold events of all types and the county has plenty to do off the court. The Sports Alliance of Greater Akron is powered by the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau to welcome guests to the area and provide them with the resources to live like locals while they’re in town.

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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