Cleveland GAA February Update by Vincent Beach

On the Pitch: Cleveland St. Pat’s – St. Jarlath’s Gaelic Football Club is beginning the year by participating in indoor soccer leagues at the CAPS Fieldhouse in Valley View.  The Club has put forth two teams to compete in the Men’s Open and the Coed Leagues.  Not only are current players stretching their legs and honing …

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Cleveland GAA January Update, by Vincent Beach

Published in the January 2019 edition of the Ohio Irish American News Cleveland St. Pat’s – St. Jarlath’s Gaelic Football Club has a newly elected board: Chairperson – Vincent Beach; Vice-Chairperson – Nick Cobos; Secretary – Tom Beach; Treasurer – Joe Coyne; Public Relations Officer – Dan Kampman; and Player’s Representative – Kevin DeFranco.  Congratulations …

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December 2018 – Fields of Glory: Around the Midwest GAA

Published in the December edition of the Ohio Irish American News by Vincent Beach As the 2018 year closes, we are reminded of a couple of Cleveland anniversaries.  Seventy years ago, Cleveland Gaelic football re-organized and formed St. Pat’s, the longest continually run GAA club in the United States.  Fifty years ago, St. Pat’s Cleveland …

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Fields of Glory: Around the Midwest GAA November’s Summary

Originally in the November Issue of the Ohio Irish American News by Vincent Beach The autumn GAA season is the time players get to recharge their batteries, take care of injuries, and get back into the strength conditioning that is often foregone for the endurance and skills training of the regular season.  Likewise, for the clubs …

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Cleveland GAA Featured in Bush League Podcast

Some of the club members were recently featured on the Bush League podcast to tell the story of the Pat's/Jarlath's. From Bush League: "In this episode we examine what happens when having one team isn't enough for Cleveland's Gaelic football community. You'll hear what the players say about the moment when this rivalry spanning 30 …

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Lakewood Looms Large In Plans For Championship Gaelic Football Team

via The Lakewood Observer By: Brian Royer Gaelic football is a centuries old Irish ball game played by teams of 15—or 13 in the United States—on a field very similar to a soccer field. The objective is to pass the ball into the other team’s goal for three points, or through a set of two …

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