Category: Social

Upcoming Events Next Week

I just wanted to get a quick reminder out before the holiday that we’ve got a few events coming up next week. The first.

Coaches Planning Meeting

December 1st – 8pm on Zoom

Everyone is invited to take part in discussing what our 2022 season should look like from the coaching perspective.  Our goal during this call is to come up with recommendations to the board for practice frequency, format, and times so that the board can work on securing fields to meet our criteria.

Flippin Donnybrook at Tappers – A Pinball Tournament

December 5th – 3pm at Tappers Arcade Bar

Help support the Indy GAA and get those last-minute points at the Flippin Donnybrook pinball tournament. Registration is just $10, and qualifying starts at 3:00pm.

The qualifying round will be a ‘best game’ format for 6 games at one attempt per game. Finals will be group ladder elimination similar to Pinburgh/PAPA. Groups of four in four-game rounds. The bottom two are eliminated. The final four will play one game for the winner.

September Volunteering Opportunities

This month is full of some really great volunteer opportunities for our members. Let’s take a look at what’s going on and how you can help!

Hero Hut Fest – September 11th

The Indy GAA will have an informational booth at Hero Hut fest on September 11th in Tarkington Park. If you're interested in volunteering to help staff the booth please fill out our volunteer form →

Hero Hut Fest is an inaugural festival celebrating the joys of life, family, music, and the importance of service and community. Taking place over three days in various locations in Indianapolis, we will be bringing together a wide variety of community and government agencies that all help serve and elevate their local city. 

  • September 10th will be the nationwide launch of our Hero Hut non-profit at Ellison Brewing – expect Veteran Resources, food, drinks, fun and music by Chuck Briseno Band.
  • September 11th will be an amazing community festival at Tarkington Park with a state wide 3v3 Basketball tournament led by the City League. We will have over 30 non-profits and community organizations, kids area, a military style obstacle course, food, Beer Garden with Ellison Brewing and Hotel Tango, live music, art vendors and more.
  • We will wrap things up at Ellison Brewing on September 12th with more festivities and family focused feel.

More info can be found on their Facebook event page →

GlobalFest – September 18th

We are looking for some club folks to volunteer for a Gaelic games demo from 7-8pm - if you're interested please fill out out volunteer form →

Think global and fest local at Global Fest Indy presented by Plat Collective. Join us on September 18 as we share traditions, honor heritage, and learn about cultures through food, music, art and play.

More info can be found on their website →

Indy Irish Fest – September 24th & 25th

The Indy GAA will have an informational booth at for both days of this event. If you're interested in volunteering to help staff the booth please fill out our volunteer form →

The 25th Annual Indy Irish Fest is September 24-25, 2021 at Garfield Park! Indy’s long-running celebration of Irish culture will be full-force at our sheared-down festival this September.

A Friday & Saturday celebration!

2020 threw a wrench in a lot of things. As we continue to plan optimistically and cautiously, a shorter festival is more manageable.

There’s a new location!

To better accommodate our sheared-down event, we needed a smaller, but just as accessible outdoor space. Garfield Park is an amazing park on the near-southside of Indy.

Done in full Irish-fashion!

Live music, Irish dancers, cultural exhibits, sheep, Irish dogs, fun food and beverage options will be part of the Fest!

Indy Irish Fest will be keeping an eye on CDC guidelines and will be sharing more details about this safe, family-friendly festival in the coming weeks.

More info can be found on their website →

Team Challenge

🏆 April Team Skills Challenge

March was a great month for our clubs Monthly Skills Competition. I know it’s tough not being on the field with each other but hopefully you felt some club esprit de corps and a connection to your teammates as we completed our challenges. I have my fingers crossed that this month’s challenge brings us one step closer to playing with each other soon.

March’s Winners

Hotel Tango rose to the trash talking of the pretenders to the throne to claim the football challenge and Skyline Roofing swooped in for the victory on the very last day in the hurling/camogie challenge.

This Month’s Challenge

Our hurling/camogie challenge involves the jab lift with a run/solo and our Gaelic football challenge is wall kicks. Please take a moment to view the videos below for all the details:

The Prizes

A $10 voucher for one of the club’s sponsors for all participating members of the winning team. In addition, all participating members of the team with the most participants will be entered into a drawing where one team member will win 2 passes to the Indianapolis Zoo!

Further Guidance

Please video and upload the recording to our Slack channels in the channel #monthlychallenges  and on social media. Please remember to mention your team and sponsor at some point in the recording and extra credit if you tag them too.

Don’t forget to enter your score here, or get someone on your team to do it for you, onto the Google Sheet linked below. THIS IS VERY A IMPORTANT STEP to ensure we can accurately tally the winners!

The challenge will end on April 30th, and a new challenge will then be launched for the month of May, hopefully bringing us one month closer to us getting together on the field again. This is a great opportunity for us all to practice our skills, stay connected and have some fun until we return to play.

I hope you all enjoy the virtual challenge and best of luck to everyone!

Team Challenge

🏆 March Team Skills Challenge

We had a great start to our Monthly Skills Competition in February. It was great to see our fellow club members completing their challenges, and see each others faces, albeit virtual, again.

Claire Lane showed us all how to multitask , Liam Bonner showed off his chugging skills, and Nick Wilson showed what he really thinks of Gaelic Football 😂

February’s Winners

Congrats to Hope Plumbing who won the first round of the hurling team challenge and Bier Brewery who took the win for football.

This Month’s Challenge

Our hurling challenge involves 30 seconds to see how many times can you execute the roll lift pick-up and our Gaelic football challenge is to see how many solos & overhead catches that you can make in the same period of time.

In the spirit of Women’s History Month check out the videos below by multiple All-Ireland Senior Champions Mags D’Arcy (Camogie) and Sinéad Finnegan (Gaelic Football):

The Prizes

A $10 voucher for one of the club’s sponsors for all participating members of the winning team. In addition, all participating members of the team with the most participants will be entered into a draw where one team member will win a $10 voucher!

Further Guidance

Please video and upload the recording to our Slack channels in the channel #monthlychallenges  and on social media. Please remember to mention your team and sponsor at some point in the recording and extra credit if you tag them too.

Don’t forget to enter your score here, or get someone on your team to do it for you, onto the Google Sheet linked below. THIS IS VERY A IMPORTANT STEP to ensure we can accurately tally the winners!

The March challenge will end on the 31st, and a new challenge will then be launched for April, hopefully bringing us one month closer to being back on the pitch again!

This is a great oppurtunity for us all to practice our skills, stay connected and have some fun until we return to play . I hope you all enjoy the challenge, and best of luck to everyone!
 

Team Challenge

February Team Skills Challenge

Are you up for the challenge? Then let’s see what you’re made of. The intent of this challenge is to help  connect us as a club during the pandemic and also help our sponsors too. The time is here to show off those skills acquired, or possibly lost, during the winter months, beginning now!

The Challenge

How many times can you strike the sliotar or the Gaelic football off of the wall in 30 seconds? Check out the links below for instructions on how to complete this month’s challenge.

The Prizes

All participating members of the team with the most participants will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 gift card to one of club’s brewery sponsors. The sponsor will be chosen by the board in the next few days, so keep your eye out for an announcement!

Further Guidance

The challenge will remain live and scores will be recorded until the last day in February, and a new challenge will be launched in March.

Please record and upload a video to our social pages and/or Slack channel #monthlychallenges. Also remember to mention your team and sponsor at some point in the recording. If possible tag your team sponsor as well to help show your support!

Lastly, upload your score into the shared Google Sheet. It is all about the number of impacts on wall, it doesn’t matter if you let the sliotar or the Gaelic football (or any ball) drop! Just go for it for 30 seconds and let’s have some fun!

Support our Sponsor Pick – Bier Brewery

Bier Brewery

This week’s SOS pick is Bier Brewery. It was great to see so many members, from a minimum of 6 feet of course, show their support for this great perineal sponsor of ours.

If you didn’t make it over on Saturday, tough luck on the drawing, but you can still show Bier your support, SoS goes for the entire week!

  • Bier on 65th is Curbside ONLY, You can call ahead at 317-253-2437
  • Bier North allows inside ordering for beer and food, for call-ahead dial 317-564-8565.

Please help us show our sponsors how much we appreciate them!


2020 Indy St Patrick's Day Parade & Events are Canceled

2020 Indianapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Events have been Canceled

We just got word that the Indianapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade, along with its associated events have been canceled this year.

From the IAC’s website:

Out of an abundance of caution, the Athletic Club Foundation has decided to cancel the 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Tent Party that was scheduled for Friday, March 13th.  In addition, The Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal scheduled for today and the 29th Annual Shamrock Run Walk scheduled for Saturday, March 14th will also be cancelled.

Please be sure to take care and use the proper precautions out there during these uncertain times.

Paul Flynn featured in Loais Today

One of Indy GAA’s own featured in Laois Today

Indy GAA Gaelic Football captain, sometimes hurler, and self proclaimed “mammy’s boy” Paul Flynn was recently featured in Laois Today, an online publication based in his home county in Ireland.

If you aren’t already familiar, please take a second to learn a little about Paul’s story and how he made his way to Indy.