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Schedule change

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The Ancient Order of Hibernians is hosting a friendly between the St. Louis and Kancas City clubs. The games will be in Jefferson City on Oct. 26.

Because of the games out of town, there will be no league games on Oct. 26. Games that would’ve been played that weekend will be played Nov. 16. Championship games will be played Nov. 23.

The Father Dempsey Division I Ancient Order of Hibernians has been a longtime club sponsor.

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2013 Gaelic Football Fall League Teams Announced

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Your 2013 Gaelic Football teams have been announced. They are below and the schedule can be found here: http://www.stlgac.com/gaelic-football-schedule/

Here are the results of the 2013 Gaelic Football Draft:

McGurk’s
Ken Dandridge – captain
Landon Zirkelbach
Matt Stuart
Eric Seyfert
Leo Moreno
Kari Martin
Kyle Kramer
Terry Kinealy
Pat Kavanagh
Greg Hake
Tony Cowin
Andrew Costello
Pat Conners
Stephen Carter
Pat Brown
PJ Brennan
Dan Barnidge Sr
Jamie Barnidge
Matt Anglin
O’Shay’s
Aaron Wagner – captain
Joe Abkermeier
Connor Adams
Jeff Brown
Joe Byrne
John Charlton
Charlie Conners
Dan Cowin
Pat Fitzgerald
Matt Green
Robbie Haupt
Megan Kleiber
Mike Matthews
Charlie McLaughlin
Ed Reidy
Tim Renz
Mike Reynolds
Matt Wakely
Eric Weber
Nellie Glenn’s
Ken Buckholtz – captain
Dan Barnidge Jr
Billy Brennan
Matt Carroll
Lauren Delaney
Britt Eubanks
Brad Ezell
Brian Flatley
Mike Hertfelder
Kevin Kaminski
Mike Keane
Joe Kinealy
Birch McMullin
Dan Miller
Caleb Miller
Beth O’Malley
Jimmy Orbin
Jon Rendine
Jeff Schappe
Christine Sibilia
Tower
Tim Buckley – captain
Jason Biondo
Dan Brown
Chris Crabson
Drew Deptola
Pat Dolan
Brett Donjon
Steve Dorme
John Farmer
Will Kernell
Rob Mohler
Sean Murphy
Enda O’Donovan
Bob O’Mahoney
Megan Robinson
Kevin Sullivan
Grant Villhard
John Wilson
Kris Zimmer
Tigin
Dave Morin – captain
John Behl
Thad Brija
Pete Daprato
John Donovan
Stiofan Forsha
Chris Freeman
Grant Gorman
Sterling Hayden
Brian Hendrick
Mike Hill
Mallory Hoelscher
Dan Lapke
Tom Lemon
Jon McGinnis
Owen Mcquiston-Fall
Brian Spencer
Brian Swearingen
John Ward
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Gaelic football champions

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The Junior D Gaelic football team defeated Buffalo to win the national championship, coming from behind in the last minutes of the game to win 2-4 (10) to 0-8 (8). The game was Sunday at the NACB finals in Cleveland.

The team trained hard over the summer, and celebrated the well-deserved championship at the field (and into the night) Sunday. We’ll announce details for a St. Louis celebration later.

The team members are: John Behl, Jason Biondo, Billy Brennan, Ken Buckholtz, Tim Buckley, Stephen Carter, Dan Cowin, Tony Cowin, Ken Dandridge, Pete DaPrato, Matt Green, Greg Hake, Robbie Haupt, Sterling Hayden, Mike Kaag, Phil Hrdlicka, Mike Keane, Joe Kinealy (club secretary), Dan Miller, David Morin, Owen McQuiston-Fall, Enda O Donovan, Mike Reynolds, Kevin Sullivan (club president), Aaron Wagner and Landon Zirkelbach (football trainer).

The Junior D Gaelic football team with their championship cup.

The Junior D Gaelic football team with their championship cup.

Zirkelbach accepted the cup from the Gaelic Athletic Association President Liam O Neill.

The team beat Indianapolis in the prelim game Friday, 2-10 (16) to 0-7 (7); then Baltimore in the quarterfinal, 5-13 (28) to 0-7 (7). On Saturday, the team beat Houston 6-9 (27) to 0-7 (7).

The Junior B hurling team won versus Baltimore Friday, 5-6 to 3-10. On Saturday, the team lost to Twin Cities, 3-11 to 7-20.

The Junior C hurling team won versus Seattle Friday, 6-16 to 1-0, then defeated Indianapolis 3-12 to 2-8. On Saturday ,the team lost to Milwaukee, 6-18 to 0-8.

The camogie team notched its first win at the national tournament, defeating Denver 2-3 to 2-1. The team later lost to Indianapolis, 1-2 to 11-8; the Indianapolis team went on to win the junior camogie national championship.

Congratulations to all the St. Louis players — we trained hard and played hard.

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Gaelic football practices

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Preparation for the fall coed Gaelic football league continues.

Upcoming practices:

Email club registrar Beth O’Malley at omalley.beth@gmail.com before Sept. 8 if you will be playing; include how many games you may miss.

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Teams head to Cleveland

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The St. Louis Gaelic Athletic club is sending four teams to the North American County Board finals this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Junior C and B hurling teams and the Junior D Gaelic football team start their games on Friday morning. The Junior camogie team plays on Saturday. All finals will be played Sunday.

Details can be found at the Cleveland GAA’s website.

Good luck to everyone playing!

Because of the tournament, there will be no Gaelic football practice this weekend. Wednesday practices will start Sept. 4; email omalley.beth@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining the league.

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STLGAC Trivia Night August 16th!

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Drew from the Point will emcee the event. $20 per person, 8 people per team. To register in advance, make checks payable to STLGAC and send them along with names of team members to: Kevin Sullivan, 7319 Flora, Maplewood, MO 63143. There will be beer provided, but feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks. In addition to trivia, there will items for silent auction and 50/50 drawings, as well as other games, fun, and prizes! Mulligans will be sold for $5 each, up to 5 per team may be purchased. Doors open at 6:30, questions begin at 7:30.

Location:
St. James the Greater School
1360 Tamm Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63139

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/494027467345800/

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Gaelic Sports Tournament schedule

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GFB 20 min halves, 5 min halftime, 15 min between games

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Sport Team Team Field Game Start End 1st half Halftime Ends End Game

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BREAK BREAK BREAK 9:00 AM

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GFB STL1 STL2 1 10:00 AM 10:20 AM 10:25 AM 10:45 AM

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BREAK BREAK BREAK 11:00 AM

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GFB STL2 INDY 1 12:00 PM 12:20 PM 12:25 PM 12:45 PM

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GFB STL1 Indy 1:00 PM 1:20 PM 1:25 PM 1:45 PM

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HRL 2:00 PM 2:20 PM 2:25 PM 2:45 PM

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GFB #1 seed #2 seed 1 3:00 PM 3:20 PM 3:25 PM 3:45 PM

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HURLING 20 min halves, 5 min halftime; 15 min between Games

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DIV1 = KC, STL2, Indy 1

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DIV2 = TENN STL1, Indy2

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Sport Home Away Field Game Start End 1st half Halftime Ends End Game

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HRL KC STL2 3 9:00 AM 9:20 AM 9:25 AM 9:45 AM

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HRL STL1 INDY2 3 10:00 AM 10:20 AM 10:25 AM 10:45 AM

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HRL INDY1 STL2 3 11:00 AM 11:20 AM 11:25 AM 11:45 AM

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HRL TENN INDY2 2 11:00 AM 11:20 AM 11:25 AM 11:45 AM

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HRL INDY1 KC 3 12:00 AM 12:20 AM 12:25 AM 12:45 AM

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HRL STL1 TENN 3 1:00 PM 1:20 PM 1:25 PM 1:45 PM

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HRL Div 1 #1 Div2 #2 3 2:00 PM 2:20 PM 2:25 PM 2:45 PM

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HRL Div 1 #2 Div 2 #1 1 2:00 PM 2:20 PM 2:25 PM 2:45 PM

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HRL Div 1 #3 (Consolation) Div 2 #3 (Consolation) 3 3:00 PM 3:20 PM 3:25 PM 3:45 PM

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HRL Div1 CH Div 2 CH 3 4:00 PM 4:20 PM 4:25 PM 4:45 PM

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CAMOGIE 20 min halves, 5 min halftime; 15 min between Games

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Sport Home Away Field Game Start End 1st half Halftime Ends End Game

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CMG STL Chicago St. M 2 9:00 AM 9:20 AM 9:25 AM 9:45 AM

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CMG MIXED Indy 2 10:00 AM 10:20 AM 10:25 AM 10:45 AM

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HRL BREAK BREAK 2 11:00 AM

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CMG Chicago St. M MIXED 2 12:00 PM 12:20 PM 12:25 PM 12:45 PM

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CMG STL Indy 2 1:00 PM 1:20 PM 1:25 PM 1:45 PM

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CMG Chicago St. M Indy 2 2:00 PM 2:20 PM 2:25 PM 2:45 PM

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CMG MIXED STL 2 3:00 PM 3:20 PM 3:25 PM 3:45 PM

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CMG #1 Seed #2 Seed 2 4:00 PM 4:20 PM 4:25 PM 4:45 PM

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Club members traveled to Ireland

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Ireland-Trip=Recap

During the week of July 8, 2013, The St. Louis Gaelic Athletic Club and Indianapolis Gaelic Athletic Club put aside rivalries for a week to join forces and head to Ireland to play in an international hurling tournament and to train with some of Ireland’s finest coaches and clubs. Although many of the stories happened off the pitch, here is a brief recap of the trip:

Sightseeing on July 8th and morning/early afternoon July 9th: Tour of Croke Park Stadium (approximately 1.5 – 2 hours) and Guinness Storehouse. Also, Hop On/Hop Off Bus at your own pace. (All tours and sightseeing mentioned are included and do not cost extra.)

After arriving and doing some sightseeing on July 8, the group went to Croke Park, the headquarters of the GAA and had a stadium tour which included the locker room and walking through the players corridor as if they were entering the stadium on game day with audio of the crown cheering.  A visit to the GAA Museum followed, where we saw items from the St. Louis club:  A Recruiting Poster, Player trading Cards, and Ann Kinsella’s “Warrior’s aren’t always men” Poster.

From Croke Park, the touring party went to Kilkenny and headed to Indy GAA club member, Ciaran Connery’s Club, the Conahy Shamrocks, for training, exhibition matches, and a reception.  On July 9, they trained with the Conor Brennan, son of Nickey Brennan, former President of the GAA and were treated by a wonderful reception by the Club where St. Louis and Indy presented jerseys to the host Club.

On July 10, the combined team was trained by Martin Fogarty in Kilkenny’s historic Nowlan Park and had a scrimmage. Training was followed by a luncheon with Brian Cody, the legendary trainer of Kilkenny’s hurling team.  Participants took pictures with Brian Cody, he signed sliothars, and he sat down and had lunch with members of both clubs.  Martin Fogarty, the Lord Mayor of Kilkenny, Martin Brett, and  Bryan Cody was presented with the Indy/StL Ireland Jersey. Later the same day, the group went to Kilkenny Town Hall and met with the Mayor for a reception (see above picture).  The Lord Mayor provided a history of Kilkenny, the royal charter dating back to the 1600s.

On July 11, the touring party headed to Limerick, and trained and had an exhibition match with the Sixmilebridge GAA Club. This was followed by a reception where Indy and St. Louis presented Club Jerseys.  Sixmilebridge presented the group with Jerseys and a plaque commemorating he event.

On July 12, the group put their tourist hats on and visited the Cliffs of Moher, a wall of rock that plunges 700 feet to the churning Atlantic Ocean below and saw part of the Burren, a region of limestone hills containing a wealth of rare flowers and prehistoric stone monuments on the way to Doolin.

On Saturday, July 13, the combined clubs headed to Thurles, Tipperary for the hurling tournament. The group was divided into two teams.  They met in the quarter finals, and one team advanced to the semifinals. The group were able to secure tickets for two senior hurling matches played after the tournament, Clare v Wexford and Kilkenny v Waterford.  Brian Cody asked that we all sit together and wear our combined Iny/StL Ireland Jersey.  At halftime, Irish television showed the group and commented on us. Both matches were tied at the end of regulation and went into overtime.

A great time was had by all, and both Indy and St. Louis were taken aback by the hospitality and good will shown by their hosts in Ireland.

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St. Louis Gaelic Sports Tournament July 27

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The St. Louis Gaelic Athletic Club is hosting a Gaelic sports tournament on Saturday, July 27, at SportPort in Maryland Heights.

Games will start at 9 a.m., and will include Gaelic football, camogie and hurling. Teams will be travelling from Indianapolis, Nashville, Chicago and Kansas City to participate.

After the tournament, players will gather at Tigin downtown to celebrate their wins (or mourn their losses).

The club needs volunteers to help judge games, set up and other duties. If you’re interested, please contact Kevin Sullivan at (ksullivan@ksegg.com) or John Donovan (jdonovanspub@gmail.com).

Interested in coming to cheer on the St. Louis teams? Entrance is free; bring a lawn chair and shade. SportPort will be selling concessions at the fields.

Teams interested in attending that have not already contacted the club should email John Donovan.

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The Past, The Present, and The Future!!

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This February was more rainy than cold when the call went out. But the members answered, gathering in back room of John D. McGurk’s pub in St. Louis’s Soulard neighborhood. Camaraderie and anticipation grew side-by-side, until the announcements were completed.

By the end of the night captains of teams for the St. Louis Gaelic Athletic Club (STLGAC) huddled around the rosters for the eight hurling and two camogie teams set to take the field for The Club’s tenth season. Murmurs of “Midwest Mortgage is stacked with vets,” and “Stravalli’s drafted himself more rookies,” were heard alongside premature playoff predictions, and strategies for their first match that Saturday, March 30.

In 2003, when, Dan Lapke, Pat O’Connor and Paul Rhode transplanted from Milwaukee to St. Louis, they found Tower Grover Park an ideal spot to knock around the Sliothar (ball). Being such a foreign sport, passersby were intrigued. When St. Louis’s freshman hurling team returned from Boulder, Colo., Labor Day weekend in 2004 they brought the North American County Board’s Junior C Championship with them.

Over those ten years, hurling in St. Louis has grown from two teams to eight teams; and moved through four home fields, before settling at St. Vincent’s park in St. Louis County for the last four years. Determined not to be a one-trick-pony, the club plays Gaelic Football there in the fall. And in 2012, St. Louis had its first local camogie league (women’s hurling).

On May 11, 2013, The Club along with Ancient Order of Hibernians (Father Dempsey, Division 1) celebrated those three founders with some grilling, four hurling matches and a camogie match. Two ceremonial throw-ins happened; one to honor the Founders, the other to honor all of the club’s duly elected board members, past and present.

The hurling season ended on July 2, when the O’Shay’s Tribesmen secured the league championship. Led by captains Aaron Wagoner, Mike Harrigan and Kelly DaPrato, the team let a loss in the first week of games be the only loss they’d tolerate. By playing the ball into space, using fitness to win the race, and being willing to shoot for points over the crossbar they had a 10-1-1 record by the end of the championship weekend. During the celebrations, two of O’Shay’s players, Mike White and Greg Grattan, announced they were going to take this opportunity to retire on top.

That evening, tradition dictated that the club members honor the sponsor of the second-place John D. McGurk’s Black Shamrocks, before heading to O’Shay’s on the west end of The Grove.

Though there won’t be any local league matches for the next few months, there’s still a lot going on for The Club.

For more information, visit the St. Louis Gaelic Athletic Club’s website at STLGAC.com

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