Training Begins! Lady Guards Train Tuesday Nights (Tonight!) 8:15-9:45 PM, Lads Thursday Nights 8-10PM

by David Cosgrove on March 24, 2015

The long, harsh winter and wait is críochnaithe. Finished! Over!

Hoboken Guards Hurling & Camogie Club commence weekly training for the 2015 season this week, starting with New Jersey’s first-ever ladies hurling team, tonight at 8:15 PM.

First-time cross-over athletes from all sports are welcome to our club just as experienced hurlers. Training is focused on the basics, fitness, teamwork and skills development for all standards of attendees of all cultures to learn and play Ireland’s national sport together in the Hoboken Guards red, black and white.

Both female and male members of Hoboken Guards Hurling Club train at 1600 Park Ave Field in Hoboken, located a convenient 10-minute bus ride from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. See below for directions to the field.

Ladies train Tuesday nights March through October, 8:15-9:45 PM. Our permit allows us on the field 8:30-10 PM.
Our male hurlers train Thursday nights March through October 8-10PM. Our permit allows us on the field 8-10 PM.

Hurlers are expected to bring with them to each training:
*Weather-appropriate workout gear
*Soccer cleats (known as “boots” in Irish speak)
*Willingness to make new friends, learn the game and make mistakes
*A fair amount of bravery
*Any hurling equipment you have and wish to use

Hurleys (sticks) and sliotars (balls) will be available to utilize at training sessions for newcomers and returning hurlers without a hurley at the moment, however each hurler should own his or her own personal hurley and ball.

Are you not on the email list serve for training & event reminders?
Please email: for men and for women.

Who is Eligible to train and/or compete with the Guards?
Anyone 16 and older, cleared for physical workout activity.

Like and follow our club on our Facebook page here, and don’t forget to sign up for our 5th Annual Pub Crawl & Hurler auction, fast approaching on April 4! Sign up on the facebook page and invite your friends to our low-cost, annual pre-season party complete with Irish ceili band in tow at each bar, drink specials, food and the best time of your life. No joking here, it’s not your average lame t-shirt affiliated pub crawl.

Gals we’ll see you Tuesday nights, lads Thursdays, and we’ll bring everyone in the Mile Square City together April 4. #HobokenCommunity #GrowingTheGreatestGame

-Enter Port Authority Bus Terminal between 40th & 41st street
-Head to back of station, use the loads of ticket boots or the machines.
-Get a return ticket for the 126 bus, Zone 2 to Hoboken ($3.20 each way).
(They will not accept cash on the bus, so need to get a ticket beforehand.)
-Head upstairs to Gate 204, and there should be a stream of 126 buses.
-When on bus, 10 min. journey will bring you through the tunnel and over the bridge connecting West NY and Hoboken, our field is immediately on the left.
-The stop is 15th street & Willow Avenue & is usually called out on the bus.

-After arriving at Hoboken PATH terminal, walk upstairs to the waiting cabs or, walk to Washington St. and take either uptown to 15th and Willow!

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Sunniamha Quinn March 28, 2015 at 3:34 am

Hi, I met one of your camogie Gaels tonight, I wasn’t aware of any camogie teams in NY. I’m eager to join up and dust off the boots!
I live in woodlawn, how long of a commute would I have for training sessions etc?

Many thanks Sunniamha Quinn


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