July Recap, Shipping Up to Boston and more

We have had a busy month of GAA and have had such a fun time. We are excited to announce the this will be the first time 3 teams from Cleveland have qualified and will be traveling to the USGAA Tournament in Boston.

The Men’s Gaelic Football team played a hard fought game against Pittsburgh at the WSIA on July 17th. The men then traveled to Detroit and reached the semi-finals and lost to a very strong Pittsburgh Celtic team.   Cleveland men’s beat Chicago James Joyce and lost to Detroit Wolftones along the way. This past weekend at the Midwest Finals, Men’s Football lost to Detroit – but qualified by a win over Buffalo – in qualifier: 1-23, 2-9.

The Ladies Gaelic Football team ended a 20 year drought on July 17th by beating the Pittsburgh Banshees at the WSIA. The following weekend in Detroit, the ladies had beaten the Pittsburgh Banshees and Chicago Erin’s Rovers advancing to the finals. And, Cleveland Ladies lost to the defending US GAA “A” Champion – Chicago Aisling Gaels.  This past weekend at the Midwest Finals in Pittsburgh, the Ladies Football played the Pittsburgh Banshees and lost in Championship Game:  1-12, 1-8.

The Men’s Hurling team played in the Midwest Finals and lost to Pittsburgh – but qualified by a win over Rochester – in qualifier:  1-13, 1-9

The Men’s & Ladies Football team and Hurling team will preparing for Nationals. With Men’s Football practicing on Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30PM at WSIA, Ladies Football practicing on Mondays/Wednesdays 6:30PM at WSIA and Hurling practicing on Sundays 10AM at WSIA.


When: Saturday August 14th

Where: Plank Road Tavern – Lakewood, Ohio

Time: 4-7 PM

Details: $20 per wrist band – beer & appetizers included. Irish Music from Full 90. CLE GAA apparel raffle & Browns Preseason Football Squares

Football Squares: All proceeds will go to defraying the costs of traveling to Boston. We appreciate everyone’s support with a few squares ($5 per) or joining us on 8/14 . Send along your names or # of squares you want.   Reply to this email or and remit to one of the options offered below for payment.

Payments can be made via:

Venmo:  Jim-Coyne-77    

PayPal:  jim.coyne@bayer.com

Or make check out to:  CLE GAA and mail to

Jim Coyne, 32901 Fox Chappel Lane, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

OTHER KEY DATES/EVENTS TO COME (more details to come)

St. Malachi’s Church Run- Saturday September 18th – 5 mile/2 mile race

Ohio Celtic Festival – Saturday September 25th – Men’s & Ladies Football/Hurling and Irish Entertainment

Cleveland GAA Golf Outing – Saturday October 9th – Coppertop Golf Club

Night at the Races 2022 – Saturday May 14, 2022 – WSIA

3rd Annual Cleveland GAA Memorial 7’s Tournament – Saturday May 21, 2022 – WSIA

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