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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Official Crest of the Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club (GAA)

About Us

Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club (ACGHC) are a Hurling and Camogie (ladies hurling) sports team based out of the Akron, Ohio area. In addition compete at local, regional, national and international tournaments throughout the year. We are a member of the Midwestern Division of the North American Gaelic Athletic Association, NAGAA. The NAGAA is a constituent body of the Irish Gaelic Athletic Associations (GAA), which oversees all Gaelic Athletic Association’s in the world.

The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club was started in 2002, and mentored early on by the infamous Al O’Leary, who was a founding member of the Cleveland Kickhams Hurling Club. Originally coached by Seamus White, then Noel Morton, and now lead by Mark Agner; they have bloomed with the help of the City of Akron, a strong Board of Directors, dedicated players, their loyal fans, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division 2 Mark Heffernan and St Brennen’s, Ray’s Pub in Highland Square, and Scorchers in the Valley.

The Akron Celtic Guards' crest is laden with symbols that represent Ireland, the Irish, Hurling, the City of Akron, and the state of Ohio, since that is where the club's roots lie.

About Hurling

Hurling and Camogie (ladies 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.  Hurling combines the skills of baseball, hockey, and lacrosse in one high speed, high scoring, high octane sport that will blow you away.

We're currently looking for new male and female players of all ages, interested in playing the great game of hurling and/or camogie.

Our Vision

The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club strives to increase awareness and foster the games of hurling & camogie within our community and GAA Midwest GAA division.  As a member of the GAA, we share its main goal and purpose: to promote Irish culture and heritage through sport.

 

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Officers

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

Sponsor(s)

TITLE SPONSOR:

P. O'Kane Hurls

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

Tel: 028 7940 1219
Mob: 077 1185 2053

OFFICIAL EQUIPMENT PARTNER:

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
Email: info@oneills.ie

Contact the ACGHC

The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club
PO Box 27033
Akron, OH 44319
774-AKR-HURL
akronhurling@gmail.com