DON’T MISS THIS EXCITING AND SPECIAL OCCASION as the HAMPTON ROADS HURLING CLUB kicks off its first ever FALL Pub League hurling match with an Opening Ceremony at Gosnold’s Hope Park!
Sunday, September 14th @ 10am…
WEAR IRISH GEAR and don’t forget sunglasses, sunscreen, hats, etc. We expect things to follow a similar schedule to the HRHC spring pub league Opening Ceremony; if there are any changes, we will update this.
• 10 a.m. – All 3 league teams led by their captains piped onto field
• 10:05 – 10:15 a.m. – League photo and 3 team photos
• 10:15 a.m. – Remarks by HRHC President Ryan Norman
• 10:20 a.m. – US & Irish anthems (sung by Edward Brash)
• 10:25 a.m. – Coin toss by IAS President Lynnette Fitch Brash
• 10:30 a.m. – Game on!
There are three HRHC Pub League teams for Fall 2014: the Garrett ??? (in GREEN shirts sponsored by Greg Garrett Realty & captained by Ryan Norman), the Bayport FLYING COLUMN (in BLUE shirts sponsored by Bayport Credit Union & captained by Edward Brash), and the Wilson’s ??? (in RED shirts sponsored by Wilsons of Oxford & captained by Bob Robert Akamine). Come out to cheer all the teams on and watch what promises to be a very exciting match!
Afterwards, the IAS is invited to join the lads and lasses of the HRHC at PARK LANE TAVERN (FORMERLY known as The Pub) in Peninsula Town Center, Hampton, for lunch and camaraderie. Feel free to participate in “Buy a Hurler a Pint” and have a chat with him/her about this iconic IRISH sport! 🙂
Gosnolds Hope Park
901 East Little Back River Road
If you’ve never seen a hurling match before, you have been missing out on the ancient and exciting warrior sport that the Gaels of Ireland have been playing for over THREE THOUSAND YEARS!!! Hurling is still one of the two national sports of Ireland, and the National Championships are bigger to them than the Super Bowl is to us. Many modern stick games derive from hurling; check out this video about hurling, known as “the fastest game on grass” for more info about how it is played!