The Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley, in conjunction with Rob and Meg Sheeley, and the Manhattan Gaels GAA are bringing an exhibition of Gaelic Games to Kingston’s Dietz Stadium on Saturday September 2, 2017.
When and Where
The day before the Hooley On The Hudson, Labor Day Weekend in Kingston, NY, Saturday, September 2nd.
From 1:00-1:30pm is the Check in time for Clinic/Demos
2:00pm the Exhibition Match will begin.
Location: Dietz Stadium 170 N. Front Street Kingston, NY 12401
Admission is FREE. The field is sponsored by Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley, Inc.
Calling children and adults of all ages!!!! Please join us for a clinic and showcase of Irish Sports. If you like Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, or Baseball… The Irish sports of Gaelic Football and Hurling have elements of all those sports. Players from Manhattan Gaels GAA in NYC and other tri-state area clubs will be there to teach simple skills and drills to children and adults alike, starting at 1pm. Please wear comfortable sneakers. After you have met with the players, and have learned the basics of the game and its rules, the players will take the field in their uniforms for the first ever modified Irish Exhibition Match in Kingston, NY.
For a sneak peek into what its all about check out these fantastic instructional videos explaining the games:
GAELIC FOOTBALL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEAbWrdB9XU
Immediately afterwards there will be a gathering at Dermot Mahoney’s Irish Pub where you are welcome to come by and socialize with the players and further discuss the Irish Sports. Please simply say you are going on this post or show up on the day and check in with one of our volunteers to get in on the action.
Best, Rob & Meg Sheeley, and The Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley, Inc.