Of our fellow players and friends who have left us too soon...
September 28, 1983-March 27, 2011 RIP
Holly was a member of the Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club (GAA), and she was a highly talented camogie player and all round sportsperson. She had a bright future ahead of her not only in camogie but also in soccer, snowboarding, art, and all of her passions. We know that Holly will be sadly missed and it is a shame that this tragedy had to take her away from all of us prematurely. In honor of Holly the Akron hurlers and camogie players will wear commemorative stickers on their helmets.
Specific sympathy is extended to her father Chuck Bulfinch, her mother Lori Kondik, her brothers and sisters, plus her boyfriend and Akron hurler, Michael Steiner. We will all miss her kind and gentle soul.
August 18, 1971 - September 6, 2013
It was with great sadness and utter shock that the Akron Celtic Guards announced the death of long-time Akron Hurler, Politician, and Friend W. Roak Zeller. Roak has been a consistent hurler and friend to the Akron Celtic Guards for years and his untimely death is unfortunate to a club which has grown through his continued participation, support, and friendship. Knowing him personally over the last few years, we can honestly he say he was one of the most genuine and considerate people we have ever known. In a very physical sport, it is easy for teammates to get grudges and animosity, but we never saw that out of Roak. He played purely for love of the game, and was always at every match, tournament, and fundraising event. This is a tremendous loss.
A HURLER's PRAYER
Grant me O Lord, a hurler's skill,
With strength of arm and speed of limb
Unerring eye for the flying ball
And courage to match whate'er befall
May my stroke be steady and my aim be true
My actions manly and my misses few
No matter what way the game may go
May I rest in friendship with every foe
When the final whistle for me has blown
And I stand at last before God's judgement throne
May the great referee when he calls my name
Say, you hurled like a man; you played the game.