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# 16 Thinking of heading stateside this summer?

# 16 Thinking of heading stateside this summer?

Already, you might have it the back of your mind to be considering heading to the States this summer to play Gaelic Games. In this latest podcast, GaelicSportCast gives a  heads-up on what to expect as we speak with longtime Leitrim Senior footballer, Colin Regan about his experiences when he played football in Chicago and Boston. Colin, after [...]

#15 US National Guard Soldiers playing hurling

#15 US National Guard Soldiers playing hurling

   GaelicSportsCast today journey's to Concord, New Hampshire to report on the unique story of a bunch of New Hampshire US Army National Guard soldiers who in March 2005, while on a stopover at Shannon Airport after a one year tour of duty in Iraq, came up with the idea of starting off a hurling club. Major Ray Valas and First Sergeant [...]

#14 Progress on and off the field – Washington DC Gaels

#14 Progress on and off the field – Washington DC Gaels

Irish emigration levels to Washington DC, hasn't been as high as other major US cities and as a result Gaelic games in the country's capitol have been slow in getting started.  Nevertheless, the Washington DC Gaels have made steady progress over the past two decades in bringing the games to a young breed of American athletes, who find that [...]

#13 From a puck-around to 90 strong – Indy Hurling Club

#13 From a puck-around to 90 strong – Indy Hurling Club

An Irish American wedding, a couple of hurls, a sliothar, a puck-around....next thing you know they're  talking about forming a hurling club in a city crazy for all things motor car racing. Indianapolis is a city that hasn't attracted a huge a number of Irish immigrants, yet somehow what started as some fun after a wedding turned into a [...]

#12 Olympics helped Gaelic games get off ground – Atlanta GAA

#12 Olympics helped Gaelic games get off ground – Atlanta GAA

In the southern state of Georgia, a state not known as a traditional stronghold of Gaelic games in the US, Atlanta GAA nontheless has been steadily making progress introducing the games to young Americans.  The new Chairman of Atlanta GAA is Kieran Claffey and he speaks to GaelicSportsCast about how the 1996 Olympic Games helped to grow Gaelic [...]

#11 American players key to future success – Boston Shamrocks

#11 American players key to future success – Boston Shamrocks

With its large Irish American background, the City of Boston has attracted many Irish natives to  its meandering streets. For well over a century, by sharing a love of Gaelic games with each other, the Irish were able to keep in touch with their roots back home while making new friends in their new home in America.  It is no surprise then [...]

#10 Hurling at Indiana University

#10 Hurling at Indiana University

Today GaelicSportsCast takes a trip to Hoosier country in Indiana, where some very interesting things have been taking place on college campuses. A fledgling group of students at Indiana University in Bloomington have discovered the game of hurling  and are doing everything in their power to learn the game and spread the word among their fellow [...]

#9 Buffalo Fenians and Upstate New York

#9 Buffalo Fenians and Upstate New York

We stay in the Mid West Division of the North American Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) scene where we speak with former Dub and longtime local Gaelic football enthusiast, Brendan Tunney. The Finglas man arrived in the Buffalo area of Upstate New York some two decades ago and since has been doing his best to promote the sport of Gaelic football [...]