CURRENT ISSUE:  OCTOBER 2023

Taking the Fields of Glory – Season Fast Approaching – New Members Welcome

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Midwest News
The Midwest Division has completed the schedules for this summer’s league in each code – men’s football, camogie, ladies’ football, and hurling. Games will begin as early as April up in New York for both hurling and football, when Albany host Roc City. Albany and Rochester each host clubs, the Buffalo Fenians and Syracuse respectively, on May 13thin football before the remainder of the Midwest Division start their season off with the Cleveland Memorial 7’s.  

The seven-a-side football tournament will be at the West Side Irish American Club (Olmsted Township) on May 20th. Games will start around 9AM and will continue on two fields until the championship game at 5PM. The craic does not stop with the final whistle, as pavilion and pub will flow with ceol (music) agus deoch (and drink).  

After Memorial Day, the Midwest will race through a busy summer of forty-two official matches (not including friendlies or games outside the division) in nine weeks before arriving at the Midwest Finals Weekend. This year’s finals will be August fifth and sixth in Cleveland, Ohio. The Midwest Finals will determine the representatives of the division at the national finals hosted in Denver from August eighteenth through the twentieth.  

See our schedule tables for more details of the summer fun. With all these games, the Division is also looking for referees, should you enjoy sixty minutes of roaring abuse followed by pints, backslaps, and comradery. Reach out to your local GAA club, or to the Cleveland GAA.

Next month we will also report back on the big Midwest Coaching Development meeting (get ready players), where coaches from around the division will be joined by instructors from the USGAA and Munster County (Éire) for tactics, skills training, development, and game planning. 

The Cleveland GAA website is undergoing major updates for the upcoming season. Check us out at www.ClevelandGAA.com for all your GAA needs, including upcoming schedules for adults and youth, footballers and hurlers, volunteers, and supporters. Outdoor trainings are set to begin this month.  

The Club hosts their combined fundraiser with the WSIA on May thirteenth. The annual Night at the Races will begin at 5PM in the WSIA main hall.  For tickets and advertising opportunities, contact Cleveland GAA directly.  

Go raibh míle maith agaibh
Thanks y’all, to our readers and supporters. We need your help and involvement but would most like to share the fun of Irish sport and Cleveland community with you. Consider getting involved at any level. 

Fáilte (welcome) to all. The Gaelic Athletic Association is Ireland’s largest sporting organization and a bit of home for the Irish abroad here in the US of A. Beyond sports, the Association also promotes Irish music, song and dance, and the Irish language as an integral part of its objectives. Cleveland GAA is open to all who want to play competitive sports, meet new people, and join an athletic, fitness-minded club for all ages. 

Follow @ClevelandGaelic on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the 2023 activities for Men, Women, and Youth, or visit ClevelandGAA.com. Email: [email protected]

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