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2015 Hurling All Stars Coming to Austin, Texas
Celtic Cowboys is proud to announce that Austin will be the host city for the 2015 Irish Hurling All-Star exhibition & the North American County Board Convention this December.This event will take place over the course of 6 days between the 10th and 15th and will include numerous opportunities to participate in the festivities with the headline event during the visit being a hurling match between the 2015 and 2014 All-Stars, played on the grounds of the prestigious St. Edwards University.
Secure your tickets for the game now by registering for free attendance.
Book your Hotel Rooms now!
Hotel for both the NACB Convention & All Stars is the Radisson Hotel, Downtown Austin.
Hurling is the national game of Ireland and is believed to be the world’s oldest field game; it is also thought to be one of the fastest games in the world. Bearing similarities to field hockey and lacrosse, the game is renowned for its high pace and skill-level. Predominantly played in Ireland, the game has won fans all over the world due to its speed and intensity.
The sport’s governing body, the Gaelic Athletic Association, in collaboration with the Gaelic Players’ Association, select the best player in each of the 15 playing positions at the end of the annual Irish Championship season, together known as the “All Stars”. In recent years, the All Stars have played exhibition games as far afield as Shanghai and Buenos Aires, and later this year will be the first time that the team travels to Texas.
The headline event during the visit will be a hurling match between the 2015 and 2014 All-Stars, played in the grounds of the prestigious St. Edwards University.
Pat Doab, President of the Celtic Cowboys said “we are delighted to host the 2015 All-stars in Austin and be able to showcase the talents of the superstars of Irish sports to our local community. Celtic Cowboys has been a prominent presence in local amateur sports in Austin for the last decade, and interest in our Gaelic Games teams is going from strength to strength as we add more Mens and Womens teams to our roster and continue to enjoy club success at both state and national level. This is a great opportunity for us to highlight this wonderful game played at the very highest level”
Lance Aldridge of the Austin Sports Commission said “Austin is well-known for its love of sports across a wide variety of disciplines and this is another great example of our increasing importance as an international destination. This is a great opportunity for Austinites to experience the renowned game of hurling and we are excited to welcome an international team of such caliber”.
Friday Dec 11/Saturday Dec 12.
Saturday’s events will include a youth and adult hurling skills clinic with the All Stars.
Venue for both the NACB Convention & All Stars is the Radisson Hotel, Downtown Austin – Book your Hotel Rooms now!