Author: Kyle Keesling

2020 Pub League Registration is Open

Registration is now live for the 2020 Indy GAA Pub League. We are excited to get things going early this year, but there are a couple of changes to the way registration works this year.

If you attended the AGM back in November you are likely already aware of these changes, but for those that could not make it, or just need a refresher, here’s what’s new.

Registration Process

The first change is that you will be required to register and pay dues with both the Indy GAA (like you normally do) as well as with the USGAA, our club’s national governing body.

In year’s past the club Secretary (thanks Susan!) has taken care of USGAA registration on our members’ behalf, and the club has absorbed the cost of the additional dues, but as the club grows, and the national dues fees increase, we’ve found that process to be unsustainable.

How to Register with the Indy GAA

Registering for the 2020 Indy GAA pub league couldn’t be easier:

  1. Visit the registration page
  2. Fill out the form
    1. It should be pre-populated if you were registered last year, just double check that you’re logged in and that the information is still correct
  3. Follow the redirect to PayPal and pay your $150 dues

How to Register with the USGAA

Information on how to register with the USGAA for 2020 is still forthcoming, but the fees will be:

  • Females – $40, with an additional $2 credit card fee
  • Males – $60, with an additional $3 credit card fee

We will be sure to pass on additional details regarding this process as soon as we receive them.

Registration Deadline

The second change is that there will be a hard deadline to register, with no exceptions. That deadline will Wednesday, February 5th. 

This deadline was picked to give us enough time to plan for the drafts, secure the proper number of pub league sponsors, order jerseys so that they will be available in time for the league to start, among other responsibilities. The league drafts will be held on:

  • Hurling Draft – Monday, February 10th
  • Gaelic Football Draft – Monday, February 17th.

All members must be paid in full to both the Indy GAA and USGAA prior to stepping on the pub league fields on April 19th. If you do not register by the deadline, you are NOT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY ON-FIELD ACTIVITIES FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR

The only caveat to the registration deadline is that new members who have never been associated with any other USGAA-affiliated club have until August to register with the USGAA.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, February 5th – Pub League Registration Deadline
  • Monday, February 10th – Hurling Pub League Draft
  • Monday, February 17th – Gaelic Football Pub League Draft
  • Friday, April 17th – USGAA Registration Deadline
  • Sunday, April 19th – First Day of Hurling Pub League
  • Thursday, April 23rd – First Day of Gaelic Football Pub League

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email registration@indygaa.com.

Indoor Gaelic Football

2020 Indoor Gaelic Football League Registration

Registration for the 2020 Indy GAA Gaelic Football Indoor League at SportZone Indy is open! Games will be held on Wednesday evenings from 8-10pm starting on January 22, 2020, and going through March 11, 2020. The league entry fee is $65

Indoor league is a great introduction to the Gaelic games and players of all skill levels are encouraged to join us.

RAD Brewing

We are also excited to announce that our sponsor, RAD Brewing, will be providing league t-shirts!


If you’re interested in playing, this is a two step process:

If you have any questions please contact the vice chair, Josh Lanevicechair@indygaa.com

The 2019 AGM is this Sunday

2019 AGM
2019 AGM

The Indy GAA’s annual general meeting is this Sunday, at 10am and will be held at Daredevil Hall.

An increase in Indy GAA dues is being considered for next year. There are MANY factors that go into this decision–including increased USGAA member registration fees, increased costs, and more. Please take the time to read this document we’ve put together so we can all have an involved discussion that represents the opinions of the membership. You can view our dues analysis here.

You can view the full agenda for the meeting below, but if you have additional questions on items here in advance of the AGM, please email them to secretary@indygaa.com. We will do our best to answer them & send a document with those questions to the members prior to the meeting.

Indoor Gaelic Football

Indoor League Registration is Open

Registration for the 2019 – 2020 Indy GAA Indoor Leagues is now live and will be open through October 27th. We’ll be hosting two sessions this year, both at SportZone Indy:

  • Session 1 – Hurling
    • Wednesdays 8-10pm – November 6 – January 15
  • Session 2 – Gaelic Football 
    • Wednesdays 8-10pm – January 22 – March 11

The league entry fees are $65 for one session, or $120 for both (save $10).

Indoor league is a great introduction to the Gaelic games and players of all skill levels are encouraged to join us.

If you’re interested in playing, this is a two step process:

You MUST pay your league entry fees before
the registration deadline or you will not be able to participate!

If you have any questions please contact the vice chair, Josh Lanevicechair@indygaa.com

2019 Fall League and Practices

Fall Practices Start Tomorrow

Fall practice starts up again this Wednesday, 6:30pm at Riverwood Park

These practices are great introductions to hurling and football and are geared towards new folks who are interested in learning more.

No gear is required other than a comfortable pair of shoes, so there’s no excuse not to come, and bring a friend while you’re at it.

Also, please don’t forget to register for fall league, which starts the first weekend in October.

Continue reading “Fall Practices Start Tomorrow”

2019 Irish Fest Volunteers Needed

Indy Irish Fest is next weekend and we need your help! After a few years off from participating we are back and need club volunteers to help staff the booth.

There’s a tight turnaround on this, so we’d like to have all volunteers signed up no later than Monday, September 9th.

When filling out the form please mark all of your available times, and after sign-ups close we will send out an email to officially let volunteers know which shifts they are needed on.

If you have any questions please contact David Littlejohn (chair@indygaa.com) or Kayla Wilder (events@indygaa.com).

2019 Week 1 Playoff Results

Week 1 of the hurling playoffs was a scorcher 🔥. So much so that the call was made to play quarters instead of halves. With that said the club still enjoyed a great display of quarterfinal matches and set the stage for an exciting set of finals next weekend.

Match results and brackets can be found below.

The Scores

Championship Quarterfinal Results

Results

TeamGoalsPointsScore
Dugan & Voland61634
Guinness41224

Results

TeamGoalsPointsScore
Connor's71637
Jeptha Creed11013

Results

TeamGoalsPointsScore
9 Irish72041
Smoking Iron21016

Results

TeamGoalsPointsScore
Centerpoint21925
Skyline Roofing21319

Consolation Results

Results

TeamGoalsPointsScore
Guinness41224
Jeptha Creed31221

Results

TeamGoalsPointsScore
Smoking Iron31524
Skyline Roofing3716

The Brackets

Championship Bracket

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Dugan & Voland  
July 14, 2019
Dugan & Voland LLC 34-24 Guinness
Dugan & Voland
July 21, 2019
Dugan & Voland LLC 22-25 Connor's Pub
Guinness
 9 Irish
Connor's
July 21, 2019
9 Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub 22-31 Connor's Pub
July 14, 2019
Connor's Pub 37-13 Jeptha Creed Distillery
Connor's
 
Jeptha Creed
 
9 Irish
July 14, 2019
9 Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub 41-16 Smoking Iron Alterations
9 Irish
July 21, 2019
9 Irish Brothers Traditional Irish Pub 24-21 Centerpoint Brewing Co.
Smoking Iron
 Connor's
Centerpoint 
July 14, 2019
Centerpoint Brewing Co. 25-19 Skyline Roofing & Sheet Metal
Centerpoint
 
Skyline Roofing

Consolation Bracket

Round 1 Round 2
Guinness 
July 14, 2019
Guinness 24-21 Jeptha Creed Distillery
Smoking Iron
July 21, 2019
Smoking Iron Alterations 18-29 Guinness
Jeptha Creed
 
Smoking Iron
July 14, 2019
Smoking Iron Alterations 24-16 Skyline Roofing & Sheet Metal
Guinness
 
Skyline Roofing

2019 Kings Island Trip

The club is organizing a trip to Kings Island on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 and we’d love for you to join us!

We’ve negotiated a group rate of $34.50 a person and friends, family, children of all ages are welcome to join!

If you’re interested in joining us please purchase your ticket by July 20th to ensure you take advantage of our discount.