20th Anniversary

Click here to buy or reserve your tickets to the August 21st 2015 MHC 20th Anniversary Bash hosted at the BMO Bradley Center!
(Price increase effective July 1st.  Buy now, save $10.00!).


20 years of hurling is a lot to celebrate! This milestone marks 20 seasons of club accomplishments and contributions from every player over the years. To celebrate in true MHC style, the club has planned a variety of events throughout the year to bring together players from the past and present to take part in camaraderie and sport.

Is fiú agus is féidir, the MHC motto, is an Irish phrase that can be translated as “it is important and worth doing”. This phrase brings us back to 1996 when a small group of people, armed with a few hurleys and sliotars, held the first hurling practice in Milwaukee history. There was doubt that it could work let alone thrive, but it did. And little did these people know that in 20 years the Milwaukee Hurling Club would become a force in North America for American hurling. The first of its kind, the MHC had to overcome serious obstacles to simply exist. This includes simply getting equipment from Ireland. In the early days people would arrange personal trips to Ireland and bring back a few dozen hurleys as “checked baggage”.

It was in these early years that decisions were made that would help make the club what it is today. Most notably, that all players are welcome, games are co-ed, and everyone is guaranteed playing time. Each of which created a strong foundation on which the MHC would grow. This model has been mirrored in new clubs throughout the United States and undoubtedly has helped their growth as well.

The first season had approximately 20 players on two teams (some of which are still actively playing and involved in the club!). And today, the MHC has a roster of over 320 members aged 3 and up!hurlgraphic20

Since the inception of the club, the contributions of all past and current members have remained important. Please join us to celebrate the club that we all built. Whether you were a player, supporter or sponsor, you attendance is important. All are welcome and we can’t wait to see everyone for this “hurling class reunion”.

Friday, August 21, 2015
20th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Think class reunion – hurling style. We want everyone to be there!
BMO Harris Bradley Center (1001 N 4th St, Milwaukee, WI 53203)
Tickets will go on sale in April 2015.

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Milwaukee Hurling Club Poc Fada
Additional information TBA

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Alumni Match
MHC Championship Game


Thoughtfully decorated sticks will be part of the silent suction offerings at the Bash.  If you or someone you know is artistically inclined or particularly crafty, share this opportunity with them to be in on the fun and festivities!

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Accommodations for the 20th Anniversary Weekend

The MHC 20 rooms reserved at the Hyatt Regency downtown from 8/20-8/24 at a discounted rate of $99 +tax per night.


County Clare guests should book directly with Melissa Vandenhouten at County Clare to ensure they get the great rate of $99.50 + tax for their stay.
Call Melissa at (414) 272-5273 or email her at melissa.countyclare@gmail.com