The Hurling Week Ahead: Central Park Concern Spring Run; Inaugural USA SCOR/GAA Talent Competition; Hurling Training Continues!

by David Cosgrove on April 9, 2015

Support Hoboken Guards Hurler Sophie Colgan by running on the team led by our own *NY Rose of Tralee hopeful, through Central Park this Saturday! Or, if you can’t make the run, a donation to Concern would equally be appreciated! Race starts 9:30 am.

In supporting Sophie’s effort – by running on her team or via a donation – you will benefit Concern’s many programs for those living in extreme poverty. From the tall Newry & Mourne-born hurler herself:
The more support and people I bring the more fun it will be, so if any of you guys and girls fancy a wee 4 mile run JOIN MY TEAM please. And if you cant, a small donation would be much obliged! Be a nice day and a bit of fun and bring along friends! The more the merrier – be some craic if the other contenders see some craic we’re running with hurls through the park!”

*The winner of the New York Rose of Tralee (hopefuls pictured, left) will represent the Irish American community and New York as she competes for the “International Rose of Tralee” title with other candidates from all over the world.

Scor Sinsear will take place in Gaelic Park this coming Saturday, April 11th at 7pm. This is the first time that Adult Scor – a GAA competition that combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social/fun element of Ireland’s traditional past-times – has taken place in North America.

Approximately 30 entries from eight NYGAA club’s competing against each other are on tap in this fun event featuring Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Instrumental Music, Figure Dancing, Set Dancing, Recitation and a Novelty Act division. Food is available for purchase, the bar at Gaelic Park is open and a chipper truck will be serving delightful chips!

From SCOR NY organizer Lorna Smith: “There is serious practicing going on from the Dugout Bar to the New York Irish Center, houses in Maspeth and up and down Katonah Avenue. Make sure to come along, it will be great fun for the entire family. Adults $20, children under 17 free. Aogán Ó Fearghail President of the GAA will be there on this memorable night to present medals. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Female and male hurlers age 16 & older are encouraged to join Hoboken Guards team members at 1600 Park Ave. fields for 815-10 PM training on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Both sessions are led by experienced Hoboken Guards team managers, hurling captains and certified coaches.

*1st-Time hurlers are encouraged to partake in Tuesday nights session as Thursday’s sessions are intended for hurlers with at least six months of basic skills training under their respective belt.

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