News and Announcements
For anyone who was planning to attend tonight’s board meeting, it has been postponed a week until next Tuesday.
It’s all in the title. We are needing a person who is at least 18 years of age and therefore hopefully at least 5’ tall and also has hands that have the mobility and dexterity to hold grilling tools and can turn assorted meats over at least 180 degrees. Also someone who has eyes that can monitor the gradual increase of the temperature and therefore the external look of the meats and has sound judgment to be able to determine when said meats are at a suitable level of heat to serve for consumption. This person can be a player, club member, or one of club affiliation who is free after either the 10am or 11am matches (preferably 10am for the sake of time) to boldly go where honestly many have gone before and take on the vital role of INDY GAA GRILL MASTER EXTRAORINAIRE-AIRE-AIRE-Aire-aire…
Simply email me if interested and available at email@example.com
First, a reminder to head out to practice tonight.
It’s going to be hot, so bring plenty of water and pay attention to signs of overheating. Slow down if you need to!
Additionally, fellow club member and world traveler Mark McCabe doesn’t let work travel keep him from practice. He stopped in on the Jersey Shore GAA club this week, which is a growing club with about 20 active members.
One thing he noticed was that they are extremely light on spare equipment, and could use a few extra hurleys that are in decent shape for when they’re inviting new players out to try the game.
As such, he has asked if anyone out there has a solid hurley they’re able to part with (ideally about 34", since they seem to only have 32’s and 36’s) that he can donate to their cause when he has to travel back out there next week. Not a crazy amount of hurleys, he’s only looking for about two or three total.
If you’re able to help out, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a close, and hard fought match Daredevil emerged as the 2017 Indy GAA Gaelic Football Pub League Champions. Initially it looked like the final may not be much of a contest. In the first half Daredevil dominated the game. The Flat 12 team looked totally overwhelmed by the assault. Daredevil took an 8 point lead into half time with the score at 1-7 to 0-2.
The second half, however, was very different from the first. Flat 12 came out like a different team determined to take home the championship for the 2nd year in a row. For a short time it looked like Daredevil’s championship hopes may be in jeopardy. Flat 12 came to within 1 even. However, Daredevil held strong, refusing to fold under the renewed attack. They managed to answer with some goals and points of their own widening the lead again. A late surge brought Flat 12 back within 2. Many saw shades of last years final with time running out, Flat 12 down by 2, with a last drive toward goal. This year, however, Flat 12 couldn’t finish it out as the Daredevil defense locked down preserving their lead. In the end Daredevil won the Players’ Cup for 2017 with a final score of 2-13 to 3-8. Congratulations Daredevil on a great season and a well earned championship!
The end of the pub league regular season is nearly upon us (already?!) and that means it’s almost time for the annual Indy GAA club picnic! Come join in the fun with your teammates and other club members and enjoy a smorgasbord of all-American, classic picnic vittles. Bring your friends and family to watch the final exciting battles of the regular season on Sunday, July 30th and to join in on the celebrations immediately after the final matches of the day.
In order to accomplish our goal of eating until the strings of our shorts become too tight we need everyone’s help in pitching in certain items, assigned by team. Please find your team below to see what your group is responsible for bringing. The meats, utensils, and cups will be provided.
Smoking Iron – Desserts
Nine Irish – salad items (pasta salad, potato salad, leafy salad, etc)
Bent Rail – cool side items (veggie trays, fruit trays, coleslaw)
Centerpoint – warm side items sides (mac n cheese, baked beans, meatballs, etc)
Connor’s Pub – hamburger/ hot dog buns
Daredevil – additional cool side items as such as those mentioned above (also Daredeviled eggs?)
Dugan & Voland – additional warm side items such as those previously mentioned
Harley – ice for the coolers
Hotel Tango – drinks (soda, bottled water, lemonade, vodka…just kidding…or not kidding)
Feel free to bring your own special food item/recipe if you have one you’d like to contribute!
MUY IMPORTANTE: For those teams who are bringing similar items, please comment on the calendar event with what you plan to bring so we don’t end up with 50 pre made tubs of potato salads from Kroger – although it is delicious.