Draft:New Hampshire Wolves Hurling Club

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Wolves Crest
New Hampshire Wolves Hurling Club
Founded2006
CountyNorth American
DivisionNortheast Division GAA Board
ColoursBlue and White
GroundsAmoskeag Field
Wolves Hurling Kit

The New Hampshire Wolves Hurling Club[edit]

The New Hampshire Wolves Hurling Club The team was founded in 2006 by New Hampshire Army National Guard soldiers from Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion of the 172nd Mountain Infantry — based in New Hampshire,[1] they are N.H.’s first American-born hurling club,[2] and one of the most feared sides in North American GAA. [3] On their way home from a deployment to Iraq, the soldiers saw a hurling match on TV in an Irish airport. Forming the Hurling Club was a good way for the unit to keep in touch and stay in shape. But as the team grew to include other military branches, it started to mean something more.

The New Hampshire club attempts to develop American player new to the sport. They also have a youth program and support the growing Camogie community. The club is funded by the players and sponsors. While the travelling Wolves Hurling Club plays games among the 6 teams within the Boston GAA there are coed club teams which compete in weekly matches. The traveling team is made up of players who also play on the coed club teams. In 2011, the New Hampshire Wolves Hurling Club team captured its first Northeast Junior C Championship. In 2012 the hurling club went on to with the USGAA Junior C National Title [4].

Due to the inspiring origin of the club, the Wolves were the subject of a Pentagon Channel documentary "Two Fields One Team” broadcast to U.S. military networks around the world. [5]

In 2017, the Wolves were featured on WMUR-TVs NH Chronicle segment,[6] bringing the sport Hurling to New Hampshire.

The club competes at the Jr. C & Jr. B levels. The New Hampshire Wolves are sponsored by Litherman's Limited Craft Brewery, which is located in Concord, NH.[7]

Titles[edit]

  • 2011 Northeast Champion
  • 2011 USGAA Runner-up
  • 2012 Northeast Junior C Champions[8]
  • 2012 National Junior C Champions
  • 2014 National Junior B Runner-up
  • 2016 Northeast Junior C Champions[9]
  • 2018 Northeast Junior C Champions[10]
  • 2018 National Junior B Runner-up[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mullen, Shannon. "A Celtic Cure: Soldiers Use Hurling To Heal After War". NPR.org. Retrieved September, 16th 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ O'Donnel, Rory. "Feed" (RSS). Gaelic Sports Cast.
  3. ^ Chamber, Sarah. Make Your Mark. Folens School Books. pp. 202–203. ISBN 9781780905822.
  4. ^ O'Donnel, Rory. "Aer Lingus Hurling Festival". Thar an Trasnan. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  5. ^ Reilly, Gavan. "At last, some hurling!... in Belmont, New Hampshire". the42.ie. Retrieved January 3rd, 2011. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Wednesday, July 19th: The Ancient Sport of Hurling". WMUR. WMUR9. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  7. ^ https://lithermans.beer/
  8. ^ O'Donnel, Rory. "Aer Lingus Hurling Festival". Thar an Trasnan. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  9. ^ O'Donnel, Rory. "Sat Aug 27 - Junior C Hurling Final: Hartford v Barley House Wolves". Thar an Trasnan. Thar an Trasnan. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  10. ^ O'Donnel, Rory. "Saturday, August 25, 2018". tharan trasnan. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  11. ^ O'Donnel, Rory. "Friday, September 7, 2018". Taran Trasnan. Retrieved September 7, 2018.

External links[edit]

Category:Sports teams in the United States by state Category:Sports in New Hampshire