Irish Athletes to be Auctioned at 3rd Annual Hoboken Guards Pub Crawl – Sat. April 20th

by David Cosgrove on April 13, 2013

Discover Ireland’s national sport – Hurling – enjoy live Irish music,  make new friends, enjoy great drink specials, free food and enter to win a three-tiered cash raffle ($500/$300/$100) at the third annual Hoboken Guards Pub Crawl & Hurler Auction on Saturday, April 20, 4 pm till….starting at Willie McBride’s.
Ladies and gentlemen who enjoy having a good time (or “craic” in Irish) are encouraged to attend this preseason kickoff fundraiser for the Hoboken Guards Hurling Club, a third year sporting & social organization which serves as a gateway to true Irish culture.
Willie McBride’s | 4-5 pm , 616 Grand Street
Mulligans | 5:20-6:20 pm, 159 First Street
The Shannon | 6:30-8pm, 106 First Street
FEATURED EVENT: “We’ll Start the Bidding at…”
Highlighting the event will be Win a Date with a Hurler Auction, to commence in the Shannon at 7:15 pm on April 20. The single hurlers on the Hoboken Guards, who range in age from 23 to 37, will be auctioned off set to music, each with a gift certificate to a Hoboken or NYC restaurant. The winning bid for each hurler gives the lady the gift certificate…whether she brings our lad or her friend or father is up to her!

Nameless Cork-born Hoboken hurler on The Shannon auction block during Inaugural 2011 Guard Crawl.

* Cost to attend the event is a $10 bracelet and allows for discounted drink specials (to be announced on our Facebook event page) and food at Mulligans.
* A three-piece trad session band is included in the event and will follow the sporting tribe to all three bar locations.
* Attendees can purchase the bracelet at sponsoring bars.
Have a question about this event? Post it to our Facebook page, or email: When you sign up to attend the event on Facebook, feel free to invite friends!
“Each of the past two Hoboken Guards Pub Crawl & Hurler Auctions drew more than 100 people apiece, and we hope to have an even larger crowd next Saturday,” said club chairman and co-founder, David Cosgrove. “This is Hoboken’s home team, which plays the best sport on earth, whether Hoboken residents know it or not. Hoboken residents (of age), male and female, are encouraged to come meet out our athletes, learn about this great game which is growing in popularity throughout the United States.”
Fellow co-founder Conor Costigan said the event is critical to the operating of the club, as the funds raised from the auction, wrist bands and raffle typically covers much of the operating costs the Guards for the season. These costs includes league insurance, equipment, field usage/training,  and transportation.
“Most importantly, it’s a great time, a chance to meet new people, and to support your local club,” said Costigan, whose wife Elisha will masterfully MC the auction once again. The two have lived in Hoboken for several years. “GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) clubs thrive in every community in Ireland, and we’ve successfully built our own GAA club here in Hoboken,” added Costigan. “The residents of Hoboken make this event a success so we hope you will join us.”
* TRAINING* With the Guards having been granted our first training facility within Hoboken – which is expected to open at the end of April at 1600 Park – the Hoboken Guards encourage athletes of all stripes to come train with the team on Monday nights at 7 pm starting April 22nd. The Guards will train Monday nights 7-9 p.m. between April and end of August at the new facility as they await the finishing of Sinatra Field on the Hudson River (which is expected to be our primary training facility upon its opening in September).
*WE ARE RECRUITING* The Guards are also seeking both male and female new recruits, begin training for the 2013 NYGAA Junior Hurling  Championship season which runs June through the end of August in Manhattan  College, 238th St., Riverdale (Bronx) NY. Check for the 2013 season  schedule, which will be released shortly.
See you Saturday, April 20th, 4 pm at Willie McBride’s!

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Farris McManus April 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Would love to attend. New to the area and want to attend hurling practices as well.


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