The Milwaukee Hurling Club has been selected to send its Men’s Traveling Team to the Aer Lingus International Hurling Festival, slated to run September 18-21, 2013 in and around Galway, Ireland.
To officially kickoff the countdown to the festival, we’re welcoming three representatives from Ireland to our June 9th game day: Joe McDonagh (former GAA president) and Anthony Cunningham and Mattie Kenny (Galway senior hurling team coaches).
HERE’S WHERE YOU COME IN: we want to give our guests a real MHC welcome, so we’re asking all MHC members to join us at noon at the pitch in our team uniforms – adults and youth included! With a membership now hitting 300, we should be able to give them a really impressive showing of the strength of Irish sport in Milwaukee.
The schedule for the day will run as follows:
9:30: Game – Shamrock Club vs Silver Spring House
11:00: Game – Irish Pub vs Ale House
11:00: Youth picnic (depending on response)
12:00: Welcome of Aer Lingus Festival guests and introduction of team.
12:30- 2:00: Youth games; U15, U11, U7
1:30-2:00: Photo session with Aer Lingus team
2:00-2:30: Youth coaching session
2:00: Game – Slims vs Trinity
3:30: Game – Burke’s vs County Clare
Round Robin at County Clare
A large tent will be set up at mid-field. Please consider trying out the west-side of the field for camping this week. Anyone camped out on the west side of the field will be entered into a drawing for a gift card to the sponsor of their choice. It would be really impressive to have both sides of the field lined.
There will be no hitting around on the east side of the field near the volleyball court while the guests are here. Please use the south end-zone of the west side of the field.