Spring 2012 hurling season *updated*January 11, 2012
The St. Louis Gaelic Athletic Club has set the dates for the spring 2012 hurling season.
The hurling league is coed; the club welcomes new players. The league has eight teams. Dues, which include jerseys, will be $75 ($90 for women who will also play camogie).
Practices start on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. for new players (practice for returning players starts at noon), at St. Vincent’s Park in north county. New players, please arrive by 10:45 a.m. to be ready to start practice at 11 a.m. Wednesday evening practices will begin on March 14 and continue through the season, and will be at 5:30 p.m. at Langenberg Field. On March 31, the first game will be held.
The league holds a player draft the weekend before games begin, and the teams and jerseys are revealed the week of the first game. New players must attend two practices before being drafted to a team.
Games will be held each Saturday through April and May (with a break on May 12 and on Memorial Day weekend). The playoffs will be June 23, and the championship game will be June 30. The schedule has shifted to allow for the club to participate in a hurling tournament in Chicago on May 12, and could shift due to severe weather or other conflicts.
Players must have a helmet with full-face protection (a hockey helmet is fine). Hurleys can be purchased at practices. Cleats and shin guards are recommended.
The dates for camogie games (camogie is women’s hurling) have also been set. This year, the women will have a two-team league for the first time.
Camogie practices will be held on Sundays starting Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. at Tilles Park. Practices will switch to Tuesdays on March 13 and will be held at 5:15 p.m. at Tilles Park on Hampton. Women who play camogie can also play in the hurling league.
Camogie games will be held every other Saturday at 10 a.m. during the hurling season (March 31, April 14, 28; May 19; June 9, 23).
Dues for camogie players will be $35. Women who play camogie and hurling will pay $90. Jerseys are included in the dues. Camogie players are also required to have helmets with full-face protection; cleats and shin guards are recommended.
Anyone interested is welcome — our club is committed to teaching the game to new members as well as improving the skills of our returning players.
See you on the pitch.
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