Experience Gaelic Games http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com Experience Irish Culture in a whole new way! Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:42:06 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 The Boston Eagles have landed! Great Gaelic Connections! http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/boston-eagles-gaelic-connections/ http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/boston-eagles-gaelic-connections/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:34:21 +0000 http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/?p=6569 Boston Eagles Hoping To Maintain The Luck Of The Irish Brian G. O’Sullivan When Boston College Eagles take to the field on Saturday next, in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, they will be carrying the hopes and wishes of many Irish fans both here and abroad. The university has close links to the Emerald...

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Boston Eagles Hoping To Maintain The Luck Of The Irish

Boston Eagles try Gaelic Games with Experience Gaelic Games in Dublin

Boston Eagles try Gaelic Games with Experience Gaelic Games in Dublin

Brian G. O’Sullivan

When Boston College Eagles take to the field on Saturday next, in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic, they will be carrying the hopes and wishes of many Irish fans both here and abroad. The university has close links to the Emerald Isle; and Experience Gaelic Games! Hundreds of BC students and alumni have learned the craft and culture of Irish sport through Gaelic Football, Handball and Hurling. On Saturday they will be put to the test.

Maiden Venture

If there was one US institution that demonstrates the close links between Ireland the American its Boston College. Not so surprising then that in the first of five previous College Classics in Dublin, Boston Eagles featured in the maiden venture.

There can only be one first and Boston’s unique link with Ireland was cemented with a 38-24 victory against Army. It was the shining light in another wise disappointing season which saw them finish 3-8. Following their trip to Ireland Army returned and qualified for the Sun Bowl going down to Alabama in El Paso, Texas. With the Irish Summer still lingering the 2016 Dublin Classic could well turn into an early season Sun Bowl!

Boston Irish

Being based on the eastern seaboard, Boston, was uniquely placed for many Irish immigrants. It was the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of emmigrants’ Irish over the centuries. There isn’t a street in Boston that hasn’t housed an Irish person. Or a district that hasn’t seen an Irish Pub!

Gaelic Games are central to the way of life for Irish Bostonians. Thirty-three Gaelic Clubs make up the North Eastern Division of the North American Gaelic Board. All are based within the environs of Boston. At Experience Gaelic Games we are always delighted to hear when patrons return to Boston and immerse themselves in Gaelic culture. Boston Eagles may well return to play Hurling or Gaelic Football and add a Gaelic Inter-Collegiate pennant to the trophy cabinet at Chestnut Hill.

Steve Addazio may not have any Irish heritage but his linebackers may well be ancestors of the great Irish-American sporting superstar John L. Sullivan. The Boston Brawler who was the undisputed king of bare knuckle boxing. He typified what it meant to be Irish. A fighting spirit, transcended from generations of Irish-Americans, in the North American city.

A Gaelic Boston Line Out

A mere glimpse at the Boston Eagles roster gives you a sense of how Gaelic this team really are Freshmen Aidan Hegarty, Sean McFadden, Sean Ragan Jimmy Martin, Shane Leonard and Gabriel McClary could make up a defensive unit on a Gaelic Football outfit in any part of Ireland. Couple this with Jack Galvin, Jack Kenny, Ray Smith, Tommy Sweeney and Jimmy Lowery you have the makings of a generic Gaelic team Hurling or Football.

Bostons Jim Cashman

Bostons Jim Cashman

Cork legendary hurler Jim Cashman(1)

Cork legendary hurler Jim Cashman

In all the one hundred strong outfit, the Eagles will bring to Dublin, two names stand out above all. Those of Jim Cashman and Mike Palmer. Six-foot-seven tall offensive line, Cashman, is in his senior year. He excelled in taking fifty-eight snaps in his Junior season. His name is synonymous in the Gaelic world already. Between 1985-1996 Jim Cashman was one of Irelands leading hurlers. Excelling, like the offensive giant from Haddonfield, NJ, he lorded at centre-back; and was instrumental in bringing two All-Ireland Hurling titles to Cork in 1986 and 1990. Saturday could see the rebirth of another Jim Cashman legacy on Irish soil.

BC's Mike Palmer

BC’s Mike Palmer

Should Freshman Mike Palmer from Endwell, NY, make his Eagle debut as a Defensive Back on Saturday afternoon he too will carry on the legacy of his namesake; affectionately known as Micksie Palmer. Like the Six-foot-one high school superstar from Maine, Micksie Palmer was a teak tough corner-back for Kerry’s Gaelic Football side of the 1950s winning national honours in 1953 and 1955; a man who took no prisoners and played with style and abandon. The stage is set for Micksie II to take up the mantle!

All said Boston holds a unique place in our hearts, and Ireland in theirs. We have genetic links and a deep pride of place that shine out through our sporting culture. The Eagles portray their passion through the game of Football. We symbolise ours through Hurling and Gaelic Football. We are separated by a wide ocean but our names are similar; our games will bring us together! Lets play!

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Aer Lingus College Football Challenge – Welcoming Georgia Tech http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/georgia-tech-rambling-wreck-special-gaelic-welcome-dublin/ http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/georgia-tech-rambling-wreck-special-gaelic-welcome-dublin/#respond Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:13:24 +0000 http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/?p=6561 Georgia Tech Rambling Into The Gaelic World Brian G. O’Sullivan On Saturday, Georgia Tech will wheel the Rambling Wreck onto the grid-iron at Dublin’s, Aviva Stadium. It will signal their arrival to the Aer Lingus Classic. The beginning of a new season for the Coastal Conference outfit promises much. Before all that they will get...

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Georgia Tech Rambling Into The Gaelic World

The Ramblin Wreck Of Georgia Tech!

Brian G. O’Sullivan

On Saturday, Georgia Tech will wheel the Rambling Wreck onto the grid-iron at Dublin’s, Aviva Stadium. It will signal their arrival to the Aer Lingus Classic. The beginning of a new season for the Coastal Conference outfit promises much. Before all that they will get a taste of Irish sporting culture via Experience Gaelic Games.

Close Similarities

Georgia Tech and the Gaelic Athletic Association have a few similarities. They were founded within months of each other; the GAA in the winter of 1884 and GT in the fall of 1885. Today both are pillars of society in their respective jurisdictions.

Atlanta has become a hotbed of Gaelic activity in recent years. Hosted by Clan Na Gael CLG – Atlanta, the Peach Cup is as important to the GAA fraternity in Georgia as its Peach Bowl equivalent in American Football. It vibrates around the south-east shores bringing together our overseas Gaelic warriors each June.

While the GAA blossomed in the years after 1884, it wasn’t until 1892 that Georgia Tech established themselves on the field via College Football. Today four National titles stand by their name. In the early 1900s Bob Heisman gave sixteen seasons building the Yellow Jackets. Today the Heisman trophy for the best College Footballer of the season is named in his honour.

Changing Codes

What we in Experience Gaelic Games are anxious to see is have we a Heisman trophy man in our presence. Two days before GT face BC we will be showcasing Gaelic Games to the 120 strong outfit. Which Yellow Jacket will swarm out and become the Gaelic Warrior of noble renown on the day?

Switching codes for College Footballers is alien today. There was a time when they mixed Baseball, Basketball and Athletics within their University curriculum. Bo Johnston and Jim Thorpe managed to excel in them all. Gaelic players, on the other hand, are able to play their hand at both Hurling and Gaelic Football with many dabbing their hand at Handball also. The trio represent the ultimate workout for Gaels!

Power Of The Irish

Gaelic Games demonstrates the power and resolve of the Irish race. Quick reactions lead to moments of brilliance. GT – Yellow Jacket Quarter-Back Justin Thomas will be hoping to take in all the Gaelic attributes of quick feet and fast reactions to link up with Wide-Receivers Brad Stewart, Ricky Jeune, Freshman – Mikell Lands-Davis or Christian Philpott; who would be known as Christy Philpott in Gaelic terms after a former Clare hurler of yesteryear!

GT's Christian Philpott hoping to add to the Gaelic Philpott Legacy

GT’s Christian Philpott hoping to add to the Gaelic Philpott Legacy

Paul Johnston needs no reminding of the power of the Irish. In two previous stints he manned the sideline for Navy. Their rivalry with the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame needs little introduction. Twenty years ago he landed in Dublin to take on the arch enemy. A 54-27 defeat was their lot on that occasion. An awaking of the Gaelic Spirits through Experience Gaelic Games could swing the laurels in Johnston’s favour this time round!

 

 

Swing It In

The stage is set for an almighty carnival and showdown between two giants of College Football. When the Rambling Wreck wheels onto the turf of the Aviva Stadium on Saturday all will be in readiness. Every eventuality cautioned by Johnston & co. The Gaelic men and women of Peach Cup fame will be watching, hoping and wishing the Yellow Jackets take the Irish Classic back to Atlanta.

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South American Skills in Gaelic Games http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/south-american-skills-in-gaelic-games/ http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/south-american-skills-in-gaelic-games/#respond Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:34:41 +0000 http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/?p=6547   It’s a small world for sure. Little did the merchant Edmund Rice know in 1802 when he opened a small school in Waterford in Southern Ireland – that he would be responsible for attracting visitors from South America to Ireland. He would have been more impressed that they played Hurling – the ancient stick...

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It’s a small world for sure.

Little did the merchant Edmund Rice know in 1802 when he opened a small school in Waterford in Southern Ireland – that he would be responsible for attracting visitors from South America to Ireland. He would have been more impressed that they played Hurling – the ancient stick and ball game most closely associated with the small county of his birth. (Kilkenny)

Edmund Rice was a innovator of the highest order- he challenged the existing system where the expression of Gaelic Customs and exercise of religious freedom were actively  discouraged and oppressed.

Despite the oppressive enviroment he faced- he formed the congregration of the Christian Brothers who through their work made education accessible to the majority of the population in Ireland – Their influence on our Nation has been enormous.

We were delighted to welcome to Ireland a group inspired by the missionary zeal of Edmund Rice and his colleagues – Stella Maris CBC from Monte Video in Uruguay.

They were a credit to the Christian Brothers ideals of the positive influence of education. They came they learned of the games, they were intrigued by the cultural impact of our structures, they questioned, they absorbed and then they took part.

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Three days, three continents, three groups http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/6537-2/ http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/6537-2/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:23:47 +0000 http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/?p=6537 Three Days and three new groups of Gaelic Games converts from three different continents. Superb group of students from Valenciennes in France representing Europe. They were followed by our first ever student group from Montevideo, Uruguay. The group came from Stella Maris CBC and proudly represented South America. The third of our continents to be represented...

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Three Days and three new groups of Gaelic Games converts from three different continents.

Superb group of students from Valenciennes in France representing Europe.

They were followed by our first ever student group from Montevideo, Uruguay. The group came from Stella Maris CBC and proudly represented South America.

The third of our continents to be represented was North America  – the fifty states of America would have struggled to have found better ambassadors than Clemson University from South Carolina.

We’re dreaming one day that they’ll meet in a global Gaelic challenge!!

They were great fun and we hope they carry the passion back home!!

Great days in Dublin – great thing to do in Dublin and just fun all round !

Check our Facebook page for great video diaries of each visit!

Clemson University

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Montevideo Uruguay

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Double Dutch! Michael Cusack & His Dutch Double http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/double-dutch-gaa-founder-michael-cusack-and-his-dutch-double/ Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:52:52 +0000 http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/?p=2124 Double Dutch! GAA Founder, Michael Cusack, And His Dutch Double By Brian G. O’Sullivan. Michael Cusack and Pim Mulier never crossed paths during their time on earth; both left lasting legacies to their chosen sports that have lasted the test of time. They had glaring similarities in an era when sport blossomed. Cusack is the...

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Double Dutch! GAA Founder, Michael Cusack, And His Dutch Double

Pim Mulier

Pim Mulier

By Brian G. O’Sullivan.

Michael Cusack and Pim Mulier never crossed paths during their time on earth; both left lasting legacies to their chosen sports that have lasted the test of time. They had glaring similarities in an era when sport blossomed.

Cusack is the father of Gaelic Games. He is credited with saving ancient Irish pastimes from extinction. On the other hand Mulier is the god father of Dutch Football, Rugby, Ice Skating, Field Hockey and above all Bandy. In the 1880s he helped establish all sports in the Netherlands.

Momentous year of 1879

The year 1879 was momentous for both Cusack and Mulier. The Dutch legend helped found his first sporting body when Rugby was introduced to Koninklijke. At the same time in Ireland Michael Cusack was pondering the plight of ancient Irish pastimes. While walking through the Phoenix Park, Dublin, Cusack and another man, Pat Nally, saw no Irish sports being played so they vowed that they would make an effort to preserve the physical strength of the Gaelic race.

Michael Cusack

Michael Cusack

Main Man: Michael Cusack, founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association (Pictured right)

Up and Running

Nally set the ball rolling when he organised a National Sports Meeting in Co. Mayo in September 1879. Five years later, on November 1st 1884, at a meeting held at Thurles, Co, Tipperary, Cusack along with six others founded the Gaelic Athletic Association. Nally would have been at the meeting but for the fact he was in Mount Joy Prison for his involvement in the Fenien movement. Today the GAA’s flagship stadium, Croke Park, honours both men through the Nally Terrace and the Cusack Stand.

Cusacks aim was to preserve ancient Irish sports particularly Hurling. He formulated Gaelic Football which, like all ball playing sports, had different rules in different regions. Athletics was the big draw in the early years of the GAA. This coincided with improving road and rail infrastructures. Sport was no longer confined to local meetings. It is interesting to note that Rugby, Cricket and Football were starting to getting increasing popular though International tests.

Gaelic Rules The Roost

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Hurling – Ireland’s National Sport

Over time Gaelic Football and Hurling became the chosen sports of the populace of Ireland. They remain the most popular pastimes to this day. Hurling is uniquely Irish. An ancient stick and ball game first recorded in 1172BC which warriors would practice leading up to battle. It holds a special place in the hearts of both players and supporters. 82,500 souls pack into Croke Park on the first Sunday of September each year to see the All-Ireland Final.

Away from the madding crowds Hurling is played throughout Ireland in small villages and picturesque townlands. With over 2,200 GAA clubs there is naturally deep rivalry between neighbouring communities! The sense of pride in one’s race comes into being during hurling matches between local rivals. Stand on a terrace in Athenry, Birr, Cashel or Drumbane and you’ll get a fair understanding.This is where the ancient tribal warfare in Ireland is reborn. In a sporting sense at least!

The Dutch GAA

On October 25th 1984, a week before the Gaelic Athletic Association celebrated its centenary, the first GAA club was founded in Sassenhein. Styling themselves as Den Haag, they are one of the strongest clubs in European Gaelic circles winning four Hurling and four Gaelic Football titles. Groiningen GAA, Amsterdam GAC (2003), Maastricht Gaels (2005), Holland Ladies (2008) and Eindoven Shamrocks (2013) have since joined Den Haag to form a formidable Netherlands GAA circuit. Michael Cusack would be proud!

Coming to Ireland and want to immerse yourself in ancient Irish sporting culture, then book a session with Experience Gaelic Games and experience the thrill of Gaelic games.

 

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Banty/Hurling and a vague Gaelic Connection! http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/bantyhurling-and-a-vague-gaelic-connection/ Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:36:25 +0000 http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/?p=2117 Bandy/Hurling – Stick and Ball, Ice And All By Brian G. O’Sullivan Bandy, or Hockey on ice, may be largely confined to Scandinavia today. There was a time however when the game thrived in Britain and Ireland. Historians place Bandy as the pre- runner to Hockey or Ice Hockey. The fact it was played in...

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Bandy/Hurling – Stick and Ball, Ice And All
1500s Bandy - Hurling on Ice!

Bandy in the 1500’s

By Brian G. O’Sullivan

Bandy, or Hockey on ice, may be largely confined to Scandinavia today. There was a time

however when the game thrived in Britain and Ireland. Historians place Bandy as the pre-

runner to Hockey or Ice Hockey. The fact it was played in ancient times could yet unravel

that Bandy may well have originated as Hurling on ice!

There are some amazing similarities between Hurling and Bandy. Both are Celtic cousins

who are family members of Shinty in Scotland. Which proves every ancient tribe had a stick

and ball game. The Roman Empire sadly crushed many of these. The fact they failed to land

in Ireland saved Hurling. However some people have a fantasy that Hurling would have been

the chosen game of the Romans. Had they found it their empire would never have fallen.

Bandy or Bando, as it was called, was first recorded as an ancient Welsh sport played in the

Vale of Glamorgan where the sandy beaches provided plenty room to play. Interestingly,

Hurling was often played on the beaches of Ireland, particularly in the south east of the

country. Hurling needed the tide to be out for a game to be played. Bandy needed ice, which

meant the participants had to wait for a harsh winter to get a game!

Hurling and Gaelic football were played as winter sports in the generations leading up to their

formalisation in 1884. There was a simple reason behind this. The Irish population was

largely rural as urbanisation was slowly setting into the Irish landscape. Being rural every

able bodied man was tied up in agriculture from March to October leaving the winter for

sport.

The Names Bond

There were varying rules and formations styling themselves as Hurling in the mid-1800s. The

standard hurling we know today was much different in certain areas. William Melville, the

man who established, the secret service, MI5 in London – and the inspiration for the James

Bond film series – was a noted hurler in his youth.

Nothing strange about that, bar the fact that hurling is alien to his native Sneem in south west

Ireland. Back in Melvilles youth a stick and ball game styled hurling was played using

narrow sticks cut from furze brushes. It was described in the seventeenth century as a form of

Bandy or ‘back and forth. When the GAA was formed in 1884 such sports disappeared from

the Irish landscape.

Bury Fen’s

Like Hurling, Bandy, continued to be played in different forms for centuries. English outfit

Bury Fen’s claimed to be unbeaten for one hundred years. An astonishing fact, considering

the game was only played when the flooded water of the Fens froze. Which never went more

than twenty years according to legend.

William Shakespeare must have been an avid Bandy man. In his masterpiece Romeo and

Juliet he scripted a scene where Romeo stated to Tybalt and Mercutio ‘The Prince expressly

hath forbidden bandying in the Verona streets’.

Windsor Castle staged a Bandy exhibition match in 1853 when Prince Albert played in goal

as Queen Victoria cheered him on from the terraces. Ninety-nine years later Bandy featured

as an exhibition during the Winter Olympics at Oslo. Sweden defeated Finland and Norway

in a three way series on goal difference. Sadly it never returned.

The game went international in 1891 when James Tebbutt took the game east to the

Netherlands and in time to greater Scandinavia Today there are over 600 Bandy clubs in

Sweden alone, and many more stretching from the Netherlands to Canada and the USA.

Clubbed Together

Hurling and Gaelic Football are linked together under the same governing body, the Gaelic

Athletic Association. Both games are played on a pitch measuring one-hundred-forty metres

long by ninety metres wide. Each team must consist of fifteen players while a game is played

over thirty-five minutes halfs. Goals and points may be scored through an H shaped goal.

Bandy and Football have similar ties with each other. The playing area is exactly the same

–the size of a football field – with one notable exception it has to be frozen solid for a Bandy

game to commence. The game is played over two periods of forty-five minutes, both sides

line out with eleven players. Like Football, the team with the most goals scored wins.

Similar to Gaelic clubs today, Bandy and Football were blood relations. Many clubs had a

Football team and a Bandy team under the same banner. Nottingham Forest FC (England)

and Stromsgodest IF (Norway) were two notable powerhouses in both Football and Bandy.

Norwegian first division side Mjoindalen IF still strive for duel honours in both codes.

Bandy Legged

The term bandy legs originated through the connection between Football and Bandy. Thomas

Tobin’s legs were far from bandy. Legend has it that Tobin attained legendary status in the

game of Caid, a precursor to Gaelic Football in the 1870s. Football boots were almost non-

existed so the local priest bought him a pair, never to see Tobin or the boots in action.

He approached the young man’s father one day stating where was Thomas and the boots?

The team was had fallen asunder without him. The wily father replied ‘that man is too

valuable to be playing, but the boots were ideal in the garden!’

Experience the thrill of Hurling and Gaelic Football and immerse yourself in an ancient

sporting culture through Experience Gaelic Games.

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Our Dublin Centre http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/our-dublin-centre/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 16:04:05 +0000 http://egg.sportsclubservices.ie/?p=2108 In case you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting us in Dublin – we thought that we’d share a few pics of how life looked for us in the Dublin October Sunshine. Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be able to welcome guests into the heart of our local community and share with...

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In case you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting us in Dublin – we thought that we’d share a few pics of how life looked for us in the Dublin October Sunshine.

Sometimes we forget how lucky we are to be able to welcome guests into the heart of our local community and share with them a passion that’s far greater than just a sport or field game!

Welcome to Ireland

 

Door to funshine!


  

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Dublin Our City in Words- Bleeding Great! http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/dublin-our-city-in-words-bleeding-great/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:42:24 +0000 http://egg.sportsclubservices.ie/?p=2096 http:// We’re a little passionate about a few things at Experience Gaelic Games. Having fun and sharing a laugh are two of our passions. On our serious side we just love sharing insights into our local Gaelic culture. We’re no fans of the “Plastic Paddy” tourism experience. Drunken nights with shamrocks and shillieaghs are not...

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We’re a little passionate about a few things at Experience Gaelic Games. Having fun and sharing a laugh are two of our passions. On our serious side we just love sharing insights into our local Gaelic culture.

We’re no fans of the “Plastic Paddy” tourism experience. Drunken nights with shamrocks and shillieaghs are not our favourite images of Ireland. We’re more fans of sharing how it really is- Raw, complex, post colonial, confusing and interesting.

So when we recently went traveling to Denmark to debate what it means to be Irish with our Viking Cousins – it was a pleasure to be accompanied by a Poet and a wonderful singer/songwriter. (Stephen James Smith and Enda Reilly)

Us gallant three, Poet, Songster and Hurler brought our songs and stories from the Western Isle to Schools, Colleges and Concert halls throughout Denmark and we had a ball!!

We have some lovely stories we’ll share and some we might not 🙂 !

During our trip we talked a lot of Dublin and what it means to us all.

Thankfully – Stephen James Smith the inspirational poet – captured it in words and then a talented creative crew put this superb video together for our city as it is – we just love it!- we hope you do too!

Dublin – dirty Dublin – our home town where Stephen asks – “when did you go from the Clash of the Ash* to exchanging gold for cash”

Clash of the Ash is the sound of two hurling sticks striking each other in battle.

Live it –  love it – life as it is in our former garrison town!

 

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Experience Gaelic Games- The Most Irish Thing to Do! Officially! http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/experience-gaelic-games-the-most-irish-thing-to-do-officially/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:01:05 +0000 http://egg.sportsclubservices.ie/?p=2092 Over the last few years we’ve been fortunate to host a range of International Press and Media visitors. It’s always great fun to have the pleasure of introducing visiting Media to the phenomena of Gaelic Games. Just recently we had one such visit from Cory Hanson – who writes and blogs on his travel experiences....

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Over the last few years we’ve been fortunate to host a range of International Press and Media visitors.

It’s always great fun to have the pleasure of introducing visiting Media to the phenomena of Gaelic Games.

Just recently we had one such visit from Cory Hanson – who writes and blogs on his travel experiences.

After his visit Cory kindly took the time to share his experience with his followers- please check out the link to Cory’s thoughts on Experience Gaelic Games

 

 

Thanks Cory and good luck with fivesuitcases.com – it’s a great read!

 

 

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Thanks to you – We’re Number One of things to do in Dublin! http://www.experiencegaelicgames.com/thanks-to-you-were-number-one-of-things-to-do-in-dublin/ Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:31:13 +0000 http://egg.sportsclubservices.ie/?p=2082 Number One of things to do in Dublin We’re delighted that we’re now ranked Number One of things to do in Dublin on Tripadvisor. Many thanks to all our visitors who took the time to share their thoughts on their time spent with us.It’s because you took the time to share your comments that we’re...

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Number One of things to do in Dublin

We’re delighted that we’re now ranked Number One of things to do in Dublin on Tripadvisor.

Many thanks to all our visitors who took the time to share their thoughts on their time spent with us.It’s because you took the time to share your comments that we’re now ranked number one of things to do in Dublin!

We’ve been having a great time this summer- spreading the Gaelic Gospel. As always our role promoting Gaelic Games to international visitors brings us into contact with some interesting guests. This year we have been blessed to host visitors from all over the planet. Been ranked the number one thing to do in Dublin has it’s benefits!! We’ve had fun with visitors from Alaska, to New Zealand and Iceland to Isreal and all counties in between –

To all our guests we’ve like to say thanks for spending precious time with us. We’ve enjoyed the pleasure of hosting everyone. We’re hoping that you’ll all continue the work, along with us,  of spreading the joy of Gaelic Games to others. No matter where you reside on the planet there’s always an opportunity to enjoy Gaelic games.

If you haven’t been with us – then now is your chance to book!

 

 

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