We have nearly 60 pics from Sunday’s action at the Philadelphia Gaelic Athletic Association field in Limerick. Sadly, we couldn’t be there for the whole amazing afternoon at the GAA’s terrific new venue. (Just think … there’d probably be more than a milliion pics.)
In any case, we have the under-14 camogie (the ladies’ version of hurling) between the Philly Shamrocks and the St. Brigid’s team from New Yawk. (I didn’t really hear any of them talk like that.)
That particular game is noteworthy in that it was the first camogie played at the new Limerick fields. The Philly team beat the St. Brigid’s but it was not for want of trying by the New York team in the second half. Great game all-round.
St. Pat’s Donegal won the junior football finals against the Kevin Barry’s. On to Chicago and the North American finals. 6-9 to 1-7 in the St. Pat’s favor.
Tyrone fans in Philly.
More than a dozen Tyrone GAA fans, many of them Tyrone natives, dashed up the front steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, Rocky-style, last Sunday to pose for a photo to share with Tyrone fans across the world.
Their team is facing Kerry, the reigning champs, this Sunday in Croke Park in Dublin in semi-final action. The last time Tyrone made it to the All-Ireland was in 2008. This weekend, the coach who took them to victory in 2008, 2005, and, for the first time ever, in 2003, Mickey Harte, is hoping for number 4.
The reason for the photo—which was to join all the other photos from around the world—was to show support for the team which was, until this week, facing the loss of a key player. Tiernan McCann was facing an eight-week ban for allegedly overreacting to an opposing player from Kerry touching his head during a quarter final game at Croke Park. Officials said McCann “dived” when his hair was ruffled, leading sports writers to dub the incident “rufflegate.” That ban was lifted this week by the Central Hearings Committee.
Glenside Gaelic will be facing off with the Delco Gaels on Sunday.
There’s plenty of sports action at the Philadelphia’s GAA fields in Limerick this Sunday, starting at noon with under-14 camogie—the feminine version of hurling—with the Philadelphia Shamrocks vs. New York. The Shamrocks are a brand new team this year.
You can also see junior and senior championship and final games and the all important hurling final between the Allentown Hibernians and the Na Toraidhe team from Philadelphia.
The Delaware County Gaels Under 10 team will also be facing off against the Glenside Gaelic Club in football starting at 4 PM.
The fields are located in the countryside of Limerick at 484 Longview Road. The setting is beautiful and you can see the cooling towers of the Limerick nuclear plant a little more up close and personal than usual.
Get ready for some football.
It’s championship season for the Philadelphia Gaelic Athletic Association. Here’s the lineup for this Sunday:
1 PM, the Young Irelands face off against the Kevin Barry’s in junior championship action.
2:30 PM, the Allentown Hibernians and the Na Toraidhe hurlers tangle for the hurling championship.
At 4 there will be senior semi-final action between the Young Irelands and the Kevin Barrys.
Championship football and hurling will continue on Sunday, August starting at 1 PM at the Limerick fields at 484 Longview Road.
Hurling this weekend!
There’s GAA action in Limerick this weekend. On Sunday, the Young Irelands face off against St. Pat’s in the junior B football championship starting at 1 and in the senior championships at 2:30 PM.
The Allentown Hibernians hurlers meet the Na Toraidh hurlers from Philadelphia also at 2:30 PM.
Philly’s Kevin Barry’s will be in Pittsburgh to take on their team in a senior championship game on Saturday.
Semi-finals and finals are coming up in the following weeks. Stay tuned for times and teams.
Pittsburgh takes on the Young Irelands in Pittsburgh this weekend.
On Saturday, the Young Irelands will take on Pittsburgh for the senior championship which will take place in Pittsburgh.
So far, the football championship schedule looks like three games next weekend, August 8 and 9, with Pittsburgh facing the Kevin Barry’s in Pittsburgh, and the Young Irelands vs. the St. Patrick’s in both junior and senior action on the GAA fields in Limerick.
Even high temperatures didn’t cool the competition.
And we mean really hot. Temps in the 90s didn’t stop the young footballers from taking the field on Saturday for three games at the new Philadelphia Gaelic Athletic Association field in Limerick.
We could only manage to shoot one game before we returned to our liquid state–at least, that’s how it felt–but it was a good one. The Young Irelands’ seniors trounced the visitng Pittsburgh GAA 3-21 to 3-11.
The action continues this weekend with Pittsburgh facing St. Patrick’s and the Notre Dames Ladies GFC will take on Baltimore (starting at 11 AM). On Sunday, the junior Kevin Barry’s will be playing the Young Irelands starting at 1 PM followed by the senior teams at 2:30 PM.
The field is located at 485 Longview Road, Limerick, PA. Bring sunscreen.
Check out pics from last week’s game below.
Get ready for some football.
The Philadelphia GAA is playing its first full season on the beautiful new fields in Limerick, PA
There are a slew of games this weekend. Set your GPS for 485 Longview Rd. and BYO sunscreen.
3 PM Junior B Championship, Kevin Barry’s Vs. St. Patrick’s
4:30 PM Senior Championship, Pittsburgh Vs. Young Irelands
6 PM Senior Championship, Kevin Barrys vs. St. Patrick’s
1 PM Hurling Championship, Allentown Hibernians Vs. Na Toraidhe