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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Victory for the KCGAC

KCGAC-Green Wins Tournament

What a day that was! With the heat index well over 100°, and the pitch temperature even hotter, the Kansas City Gaelic Athletic Club won the inaugural Coors Light Midwest Gaelic Classic in commanding fashion.
A second KCGAC team played hard, but came up short in the end.

Many thanks to all who came to watch some great Gaelic Football! And to the teams who traveled so far to play in the heat and give it their all.

The tournament went down like this:

First Game: KCGAC-Green 4-4 over Twin Cities GFC 0-4
Second Game: Little Rock GAA 3-5 over KCGAC-Navy 1-4

Consolation Match: Twin Cities GFC 4-13 over KCGAC-Navy 4-7


Championship:
KCGAC-Green 7-11 over Little Rock GAA 3-7



Again, an awesome day! Not just because of the victory... but because the tournament went off without a hitch, despite the extreme heat. Also, want to thank our many volunteers who pitched in and our sponsors who make what we do happen.


Up the Gaelic!!
See you on the Pitch!!

Dan
KCGAC Public Relations Officer

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Big Show

The 2009 Coors Light Midwest Gaelic Classic

Well here we go! Just a few days remain before the Big Show. Saturday June 27th is quickly approaching, and many people are working behind the scenes to put on a great tournament.

That's a pretty sweet looking tournament logo, don't you think?
Much thanks to 2nd Vice Chair Patrick for his efforts.

So here are the details:

When: Saturday, June 27th
Time: Noon to 6:30pm
Where: Swope Park - Wizards Training Facility - 63rd & Lewis


There'll be Vendors and Concessions, as well as activities for the kids. Bring a chair or a blanket, as we're expecting a lot of people to come by and the bleachers will fill up quickly.

Après Gaelic, or the After Party, is at The Gaf Pub, corner of Wornall & Gregory, starting about a half-hour following the Final Match of the 09CLMGC.

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Pub League Continues...

The first Pub League Match Day turned out great. We're having another one this Sunday, June 21st.
Club League Week 2
11:00 AM Team 3 - Charlie Hooper's vs Team 2 - Governor Stumpy's
12:30 PM Team 4 - Llywelyn's Pub vs Team 1 - Lew's Grill & Bar

Come check it out at Southwest High School - 66th & Wornall - just south of Brookside




Up the Gaelic!!

See you on the Pitch!!

Dan
KCGAC Public Relations Officer

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In Full Swing

The Latest Info

The KCGAC took a little trip down to Arkansas, to play in the Rumble in the Rock Gaelic Football Tournament. The Club Team played the likes of Little Rock GAA, St Louis GAA and a combined team of Springfield/Northwest Arkansas.
Came out with a 2-2 record on the day. Well done to all those who went and upheld the honor of the KCGAC.

PUB LEAGUE


The KCGAC kicked off the brand spankin' new Pub League this past Sunday and what a fantastic start.

The first match pitted Lew's Grill & Bar against Charlie Hooper's. A close match played under a sweltering late Spring sun with the clover under foot. Tight through the first half, tighter in the second, Lew's pulled ahead in the closing minutes with back-to-back-to-back goals to administer the Coup d' Grace.

The 2nd match followed shortly after, Governor Stumpy's versus Llywelyn's Pub. From the outset Stumpy's controlled the field, winning balls and driving downfield. Though, like in the first match, it remained close through the first half, this time because of several missed kicks. Those points would have come in handy! The second half saw much of the same, and the Stumps began connecting on points and goals. Final Score - The Gov 5-7 Llywelyn's 3-3.

The next KCGAC Pub League Match Day is June 21st - 11:00am - Southwest High


Stay Tuned

The 2009 Midwest Gaelic Classic is just weeks away. We're hosting a large tournament, the first of its kind, in Kansas City.
Look for a rematch (hopefully!) against Little Rock, also Minneapolis and our friends from Springfield/Northwest Arkansas will join us as well.

June 27th
noon until.....
Wizards Facility - Swope Park




Up the Gaelic!!
See you on the Pitch!!

Dan
KCGAC Public Relations Officer

Friday, May 22, 2009

Rumble In The Rock

Little Rock Tournament

Right now the KCGAC is in Little Rock, bedding down in preparation for Saturday's Rumble In The Rock.

A team of Kansas City's Finest is set to take on the likes of Little Rock GAA, St. Louis GAA and maybe a squad from Northwest Arkansas and Springfield, in tournament play.

Here's to the KCGAC giving it their all and giving it to them good.

Look for scores of the matches and a breakdown of the day here in the coming days.

On To Victory!!
Up the Gaelic!!
See you on the Pitch!!

Dan
KCGAC Public Relations Officer

Monday, May 4, 2009

PUB LEAGUE & First Home Match

Oh, It's Gonna Be Fun

This Saturday, the KCGAC is hosting the boys from Springfield in a little Gaelic Football Match. We throwdown at 1pm - Southwest High School - right there at 66th & Wornall.
Come check it out.


It's On Like Donkey Kong

The KCGAC Pub League kicks off this Sunday with two strong teams going at it. During the next few months four teams sponsored by four excellent pubs and bars will hash it out on the pitch. At the end - the championship will be decided at the Annual Celtic Ranch Cup.

Our new Pub League Sponsors:

















Check out the Pub League page on our Website for Teams & Times



Rumble in the Rock - May 23rd

The KCGAC will travel to Little Rock with the desire of sweet revenge dripping from our lips. The Little Rock GAA has become fast friends in our pursuit of Gaelic Games and fast rivals. It'll be a great tournament.

speaking of tournaments...

The Kansas City Gaelic Football Tournament
June 27th
In Kansas City
You won't want to miss this! Details forthcoming...




Up the Gaelic!!
See you on the Pitch!!

Dan
KCGAC Public Relations Officer

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New KCGAC T-Shirts

Check This Out

The new KCGAC Wicked Sweet T-Shirts™ to complement our Wicked Sweet Jerseys™


Shirts come in White w/ Green art and Green w/ White art



Up the Gaelic!!
See you on the Pitch!!

Dan
KCGAC Public Relations Officer

Spring Has Sprung

First Match of 2009


The KCGAC traveled to Lawrence recently to play a start-up club at the Haskell Indian Nations University. How did Haskell come to have a Gaelic squad?
Well, a young woman from Ireland came to the school to teach the Gaelic language as a class and the rest is history.





The Match

The Haskell team was decked out in official jerseys from Lámh Dhearg in Belfast, home club to Una Meabh, our aforementioned professor.They formed as a class/club in October. At that time we had visited to do a show & tell and demonstration.
The match was awesome as it took place in wonderful early spring weather at dusk, under the lights, in the historic Haskell stadium.
The KCGAC was geared up for this match, the first of the year. And more than plenty of players showed up ready to go!

Here are more photos from the night:






Ross on the move...








Una Meabh Watches Her Team








Una Meabh On The Ball








Haskell Attacks








Jake Steals Ball







Jake Gets Juked ;-)








Action In The Middle








Patrick Never Let A Ball Pass



In the end, though Haskell played valiantly and showed they will become a team to be reckoned with... the KCGAC took the victory...

Final Score KCGAC 5-15, Haskell 0-8


And Haskell was the most gracious host... giving each KCGAC player some really cool t-shirts combining Haskell's and Gaelic imagery into the design.

A great night all around - and it looks like the students will keep playing though their leader Una Meabh is shortly returning home. They'll miss her and so will we.



Up the Gaelic!!
See you on the Pitch!!

Dan
KCGAC Public Relations Officer