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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News Flash - Winter 2018

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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 ww.crossfitutility.com

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 | Ohio.com 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 (Ohio.com 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
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 January 2018 23:29
 

Outdoor Hurling & Camogie Season 2017

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Akron Celtic Guards Outdoor Hurling & Camogie Season
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. View our calendar or Facebook events for current schedule.
Watch Play
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. 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.
Match Pitch Outdoor Practice
Summit Metro Parks
800 N Hawkins Ave, Akron, OH 44313
Sundays: 1 PM - 3PM
Tuesdays: 6:30 PM - 8:00 pm
Akron Celtic Guards City Series

Akron Celtic Guards City Series is a co-ed inter-league series of hurling matches. The first ever match of the 2009 Akron Hurling City Series, held on Sunday, October 4, pitted the Selkies, sponsored by Scorchers in the Valley vs. the Rebels, sponsored by of Ray's Pub in Highland Square! In 2017 we will play 6 matches between Ray's Pub and Frank's Place. Matches will begin at 2pm following practice. All 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. All ages and skill levels welcome! No experience necessary! The team will provide all necessary equipment.  

Follow us back to Ray’s Pub in Highland Square or Frank's Place on Market after the match to eat, drink and be merry. See schedule for sponsor location for each match.

Draft Party | Sun April 9th 4:30 pm
The 2017 City Series was kicked off with a Draft Party at Ray's Place in Highland Square. 
2017 Series Schedule
All City Series Matches will be played after practice from 2:00 pm -3:30 pm
Date Team Score Team Score Afters
4/23 Frank's Place Score Ray's Pub Score Frank's Place
4/30 Frank's Place Score Ray's Pub Score Afters
6/11 Frank's Place Score Ray's Pub Score Frank's Place
6/25 Frank's Place Score Ray's Pub Score Afters
7/9 Frank's Place Score Ray's Pub Score Frank's Place
8/20 Frank's Place Score Ray's Pub Score Winning Team Pub
City Series Match dates and Afters are subject to change. View our calendar or Facebook events for current schedule.
2017 Series City Series Rosters
Rosters will be posted a week after the draft.
Team 1: Frank's Place Team 2: Ray's Pub
Captains: Kevin Casey and Lauren Casey Captains: Craig Sampsell and Colleen Casey

Players:  Adam Behm, Andrew Kender, Annie Redmond, Ben Bisler, Beth Rimmel, Brian Quade, Cavan Dickson, Jake Altman, Luke Wilcox, Marilyn Hull, Mike Ruane, Nick Frank, Pat McIntee, Pat Rooney, Pete Culver, Ryan Kruger, Ryan Russel, Sam Hubbel, Sarah McInerny, Steve Chiarappa, Vincent Dilorio, William Morley

Players: Aidan Kenny, Amy Krueger, Chris Schillinger, Coco Miletti, Iain Speake, Jake Wuensch, Jason Ross, John Keffer, Justin "Dirk" Parker, Keith Knott, Mark Doherty, Megan Raynak, Michael Steiner, Miklos Schauer, Nick Hall, Niki Schauer, Owen Schauer, Pat Custy, Pat Taylor Jr., Robbie Frank, Steve Hohman, Vincent Beach, Zach Wysocki

More To Come!
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 July 2017 19:26
 

Akron Celtic Guards Sponsor Special

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Guinness Offical Beer of Akron Celtic Guards  

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 16:47
 

Midwest Hurling Championship: Akron vs Pittsburgh

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Midwest Hurling Championship: Akron vs Pittsburgh 

Presented by AOH Div 2 Mark Heffernan and Wolf Creek Tavern

Join Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club as we face the Pittsburgh Pucas in the second match in the Midwest GAA Championship match two game series.

Match Schedule:


  • 9:45am ~ Akron Guards to arrive at field 
  • 10:00am  ~ Warm up
  • 11:00am  ~ Midwest GAA Hurling Championship (Match 2) (two 30 minute halves to be played)
  • 12:30pm  ~ Stick toss (two 30 minute halves to be played)


Location: NORTON Soccer FIELD ~ 3930 Cleveland Massillon Rd, Norton, OH 44203 (Behind the Library/Next to Grace Church) 


Post-Match Social

Follow us after the match down the road to our sponsor Wolf Creek Tavern for drinks, food and good times.

Located at 3044 Wadsworth Rd, Norton, Ohio 44203

Remember to tell them you are with Akron Hurling. 10% of all food and beverage sales will be donated back to the club.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 03:02
 

City Series Game 2: Ray's Gets Redemption!

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On a very rainy, wet, and muddy day, Ray’s pulled through for a victory over Frank’s in very poor field conditions. After a very slow start to the game, with no points scored in the first 7 minutes, Frank’s came out aggressive taking a very early lead scoring two quick goals. However, the day was not be theirs, as a re-group at halftime saw a restructured and rejuvenated Ray’s kick off the second half with three quick goals in succession to grab their first lead of the match.

Field conditions proved to be the ultimate factor, with miss-cues and difficult handling of the sliotar made some usual runs impossible. It became much more aggressive and Ray’s showed both determination and grit despite the elements.

With the series tied at 1 game each, the teams will get next weekend off for Father’s Day to regroup and hit the series hard on June 22nd!

Final Score:

Frank’s Place: 5-9

Ray’s Pub: 9-3

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 June 2014 13:33
 
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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