The Jersey Shore Gaelic Athletic Association will be playing the Irish sport of Hurling for the Lakewood BlueClaws at the annual Irish Heritage Night in August!

They will be demonstrating the skills of Hurling, Ireland’s national sport, which traces back 3,000 years to Celtic warrior times. Today, hurling is know as the fastest and most skilled field sport in the word, watched by crowds of over 82,000 in Croke Park, Dublin!

If you're interested in learning to play, you can sign up here for practices beginning this spring.

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The Jersey Shore GAA is the Shore chapter of Ireland's national sports organization, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Founded in 2014, they are part of the New York GAA league, joining a family of over 100 clubs across the States.

They participate in many team sports, including Hurling, Gaelic Football & Camogie (Women’s Hurling) to Shore locals. There are teams for Men, Women & Youth age groups. They are a Non-Profit Sports & Cultural Organization with a mission to promote Irish culture thru sport.

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