For hurling supporters heading to the Aer Lingus International Hurling Festival this week in County Galway, you might like to take in the following in the evening …
‘Hurling USA’ … Talk in Loughrea on growth of Hurling in America
The growth of hurling amongst Americans will be the topic of conversation on Thursday Sept 19, 2013 at 9pm in the De Dannan 2 Room at the Lough Rea Spa Hotel, and on Friday Sept 20, at 8.30pm in Loughrea Library when freelance journalist, podcaster, and former U.S. migrant, Denis O’Brien, talks about hurling’s rise stateside in discussing his book, ‘Hurling USA: America discovers an ancient Irish sport.’
First published as an eBook in June, 2012 and print that December, ‘Hurling USA’ tells how hurling is spreading to American towns and cities that until recently never knew the sport existed. In his talk the author will examine why the sport is hooking Americans young and old. He will also explore why some clubs are trailblazers yet others are in decline.
Mr. O’Brien will also address what the sport’s growing presence could mean for the GAA and for Americans. The author will also do a reading and his book will be available for sale on the night.
About the Author
Denis O’Brien, a Kilkenny native, is a Freelance Journalist based in County Leitrim. He is writer, producer and publisher of the podcast, GaelicSportsCast.
GaelicSportsCast reports on Gaelic Sports news around the globe via daily and weekly podcasts as well as written reports.
Mr. O’Brien is a former emigrant himself as he spent almost 20 years in America, where he lived in New York and more recently in Boston.
Since returning to Ireland, he has worked as a Freelance Reporter and later as a Staff Reporter for the former Leitrim Post newspaper.
While in America Mr. O’Brien reported Gaelic Sports news from Boston with weekly blog and local newspapers publications.
He has written for the Boston Irish Reporter, the New York Irish Examiner, and contributed to the Irish Examiner, Leitrim Observer, Anglo Celt, The Sligo Champion, Sligo Weekender, Donegal News, Westmeath Examiner, Shannonside Radio and Ocean FM Radio.
In the podcast we report on a drama filled London junior football championship final, intermediate football and hurling semis, and the latest senior football championship and senior hurling action from London GAA.
In the Podcast with European GAA PRO Brian Clerkin, we look ahead to the weekend’s action with lots of firsts dictating things in the opening round of the new men’s European football grading competition, the inaugural men’s premier football 15 a-side round in Maastricht, as well as the second round of the Pan European Ladies Gaelic Football Championship at Paris.
In the Podcast, we talk to Argentine Mr. Ronnie Quinn, President of the Hurling Club of Buenos Aires, about the club and it’s history making trip to play hurling in Galway at the Aer Lingus International Hurling Festival.
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In the Podcast, GaelicSportsCast looks back on the event with NACB PRO Liam Moloney, reviewing championship and shield final games on a Labor Day weekend that brought several thousand men and ladies Gaelic footballers, hurlers and camogs to the Rock n Roll city of Cleveland.
NOTE: Watch out for Podcast coming up tomorrow Wednesday when we hear from Argentinian and president of the Buenos Aires Hurling Club, Ronnie Quinn about the club’s historic trip to Ireland to play in the Aer Lingus Hurling Festival next week in Galway.
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League winner’s and last year’s runners-up Na Fianna, were hoping to go one better this time around but standing in their way was the Emeralds team who had run them close during the season.
In the Podcast, Australasian and Queensland GAA President Seamus Sullivan, gives us the rundown on Sunday’s final.
A journey that took place back on Memorial Week in the month of May in America. A first of sorts as it surely must rank as the longest ever Hurling Road Trip in the history of the great and ancient sport.
Nine brave souls set off from UC Berkeley in California one Tuesday morning on a truly epic journey across America to attend the US College GAA Nationals in Indiana and four days later they hit the playing fields of Purdue University to play hurling.
In the Podcast, we talk to one of the Nine, Cal Berkeley Hurling Club President and team captain Richard Alexander Douglas about the journey, the nationals and hurling.
In the Podcast, we report on the latest news and results from the weekend’s final round of the London senior hurling championship, the first round of the senior football championship, the semi finals in junior football and last round of the intermediate football championship.
At this time, the results of the NACB Shield Finals not to hand.
In the Podcast we focus on the latest news and results from around Europe with PRO Brian Clerkin in a review of recent tournaments in Talinn Estonia, Rovigo in Italy, a special International match in Lorient, and upcoming new Grading Tournaments for the Pan Euro Football GAA Championships in October.