Are you an American-born athlete in the Manhattan/New Jersey area looking to be part of a team, willing to give the fastest sport on grass a chance?
Are you a sound club hurler with match experience and wish to play at a competitive level in historic Gaelic Park?
The Hoboken Guards Hurling Club (HGHC) is presently recruiting players for its second season of existence within the New York Gaelic Athletic Association’s Junior Hurling Division. At this time, the Guards – which intend of fielding both an A and B hurling team this year for both experienced and newer players to the sport, to compete in both New York and North American GAA boards – call on anyone interested in training and/or competing with our fun, tight-knit club to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The season runs May through August with additional tournaments in the fall (if interested). We begin training in early March. There is a small annual fee for player membership, which includes insurance and related costs.
Don’t know what hurling is still? Stop living in an American bubble and pay attention!
Two Minute Hurling Action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXoCeQZUqgs
Hometown Hurling Pride: Up-close with Joe Canning & Portumna Galway Hurling (10 mins):
Quick overview, though in the NYGAA Junior Hurling, we play 13 per side:
Our two teams will allow for players of all standards to receive enough playing time as you can handle! The 2011 season, our inaugural season, saw our deep roster of 40 players – ranging in ages 18 to 39 – capture the 2011 NYGAA Junior Hurling Division League championship, falling in the title match to the Bronx Warriors.
With exhibitions at area colleges planned, an accompanying camogie team also presently recruiting players for its first season of play, fun events which include pub crawls and player meet-and-greets, an exciting annual Dinner Dance upcoming in April, drop us an email with your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please note: Inter-county Irish hurlers of any level (Senior/Int/Junior/U21/U18) are not eligible to compete in NYGAA Junior Hurling.