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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2009 Fall City Series Draft Results & Match Schedule

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On Wednesday, September 30, 2009, the Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club held its fall city series draft at Scorchers in the Valley.  There was a great turn out of lads and lasses for pints, food, laughter, and draft results.  You'll find below the list of team rosters.

Arsenal sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH):

1. Damon Campbell (c)
2. Pat Custy
3. John Higgins
4. Aidan Kilker
5. Amy McDaniel Kruger
6. Steve Randall
7. Rory Richards
8. Dan Rimmel
9. Michael Ruane
10. Mike Williams
11. David Wright
12. Patrick McIntyre

Rebels sponsored by Ray's Pub:

1. Mark Agner
2. Eric Amsden
3. Scott Cooper (c)
4. Angela Duarte
5. Nathan Kennedy
6. Greg Maruna
7. Josh Mott
8. Ed Nagle
9. Chris Schillinger
10. Michael Steiner
11. David Tipton
12. Luke Wilcox

Selkies sponsored by the Scorchers in the Valley:

1. Adam Behm
2. Jamison Blose (c)
3. Ian Collins
4. Stephan Collins
5. Michael Clayton
6. Damon Ferguson
7. Mark Finley
8. Lenny Krueger
9. Jeff Lynch
10. Jim Micali
11. John West
12. Brit Wiolland

Akron Hurling: 2009 Fall City Series Schedule
 
Week 1
Selkies - sponsored by Scorchers in the Valley
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Rebels - sponsored by Ray's Pub in Highland Square (H)
 
 
Week 2
Arsenal - sponsored by AOH Brown Street
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Selkies - sponsored by Scorchers in the Valley (H)
 
 
Week 3 
Rebels - sponsored by Ray's Pub in Highland Square
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Arsenal - sponsored by AOH Brown Street (H)

 
Week 4 
Rebels - sponsored by Ray's Pub in Highland Square
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Selkies - sponsored by Scorchers in the Valley (H)
 
 
Week 5
Selkies - sponsored by Scorchers in the Valley
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Arsenal - sponsored by AOH Brown Street (H)
 
 
Week 6 
Arsenal - sponsored by AOH Brown Street
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Rebels - sponsored by Ray's Pub in Highland Square (H)


(H) = Home pub that hosts post match activity


The first fall city series hurling match is on Sunday October 4, 2009, @ 12PM and features the Rebels, sponsored by Ray's Pub, vs. the Selkies, sponsored by Scorchers.  Don't forget the Al O'Leary Tournment is being held the day before, on Saturday, October 3, 2009, with matches starting @ 11AM.

Sláinte!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 October 2009 04:19
 

2009 Al O'Leary Tournament - 10/3/2009

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2009 Al O'Leary Hurling Tournament Flyer

 

The Annual Al O’Leary Tournament hosted by the Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club takes place Saturday, October 3, 2009.

Akron is proud to host teams from Indianapolis and Pittsburgh for a great day of hurling, followed by an after party at the Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.).

Here is the match schedule:

Match 1 • 11:00AM
Akron B vs. Pittsburgh

Match 2 • 12:30PM
Akron A vs. Indianapolis

Match 3 • 2:00PM
Winner Match 1 vs. Winner Match 2

Match 4 • 3:30PM
Loser Match 1 vs. Loser Match 2

 

Pitch/Field (Next to Ganley Toyota on East Market Street):
50 N. Johns Avenue, Akron, Ohio.
The field is located off of East Market Street, right next to Ganley Toyota. When you turn onto Johns Avenue off of East Market Street, the field will be on your right. Bring your chairs and/or blankets.

 

Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.):
2000 Brown Street, Akron, Ohio.

 

Sláinte!

 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2009 21:31
 

Akron Hurling: City Series Draft

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 7PM will be the fall Akron Hurling City Series Draft.

The draft will take place at Scorchers in the Valley located @ 1800 Merriman Road, Akron, OH 44313.

If you cannot make the draft you can still be drafted to one of the three City Series teams, just let one or all of the team captains (Jamison Blose, Damon Campbell, Scott Cooper) know you want to play.

The three team sponsors for the fall hurling season are:
- The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)
- Ray's Pub
- Scorchers in the Valley

The Akron Hurling City Series is a co-ed league. We encourage new players to come out and enjoy this great sport.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening and starting the fall season on Sunday, October 4, 2009.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2009 21:31
 

Open Recruitment

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Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club Recruitment Flyer

 

The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in participating in the National Sport of Ireland played right here in Akron, Ohio. We are holding open recruiting until the end of October 2009, on Sundays @ 12PM at our home field on 50 N. Johns Avenue, Akron, Ohio. The field is located off of East Market Street, right next to Ganley Toyota. When you turn onto Johns Avenue off of East Market Street, the field will be on your right.

 

The Akron Celtic Guards play hurling as long as the gound is thawed from late winter/early spring until late fall/early winter, and we're always looking for people (men, women, students, and children) that are interested in the ancient sport of hurling.

 

Sláinte!

 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2009 21:32
 

Exhibition Match - Sunday 9-20-2009 at 1p.m.

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The Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club would like to extend a warm welcome to anyone interested in seeing The National Sport of Ireland played right here in Akron Ohio. We are holding a Match this Sunday 9-20-2009 at 1p.m. at the soccer field off 50 N. Johns Avenue, Akron Ohio. The field is located off of East Market Street. N. Johns Avenue is right next to Ganley Toyota. Turn left onto Johns Avenue and the field is on your right. Bring a chair and enjoy the show.

 

Hurling is considered the Worlds fastest field sport. The game is closely compared to Lacrosse & utilizes the skills of soccer, baseball, and field hockey. It is an extremely fast & skilled game to see in person. If you Google Irish Hurling video you can get a taste, for what this colorful game is about.

 

Just as in Ireland, Men, Women, and children of all ages are encouraged to give hurling a try. We will be at the field at noon to conduct lessons for anyone interested in picking up a stick and ball to experience it for yourself. Everyone is welcome and we welcome questions. Handouts will also be available to explain rules and scoring. The match will begin promptly at 1p.m.

 

Akron Celtic Guard t-shirts are still available for $15. Sweatshirts are being made for those interested in our fall line up.

 

We are now half way to St. Patrick’s Day & there is no better way to show your Irish pride by witnessing one of Ireland's most treasured sports!

 

Sláinte!

 

Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2009 21:32
 


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Nicholas Frank - Chair
Coleen Casey - Co-Chair
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Miklos Schauer - Secretary
Niki Schauer - Registrar
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The Akron Celtic Guards practice (weather permitting):

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Akron, OH 44313
800 North Hawkins Avenue

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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

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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

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