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.

2021 AGM Recap

The 2021 Indy GAA AGM was held this past Sunday morning. Three board members were voted to serve another term in their positions and we also had two new additions. All elected position terms start January 1, 2022 unless otherwise noted.

  • Events – Danny Jorgenson
    • elected to finish out the 2nd year for Paul Jones, who resigned this year
    • term begins effective immediately
  • Membership Relations – Hannah Deguch
    • elected to succeed Nick Wilson
  • PR Officer – Kyle Keesling
    • re-elected for a second term
  • Secretary – Rachel Keesling
    • re-elected for a second term
  • Sponsorship – Brett Mahoney
    • re-elected for a second term

For more detailed information on the discussions that took place, you can review the minutes here.

We thank all that came out and are excited for the 2022 season. If you have any questions please contact secretary@indygaa.com

2021 AGM Details

As promised, here are the updates for the upcoming AGM this Sunday, November 7 at 10 AM at Bier Brewery at 5133 E 65th St, Indianapolis, IN. 

As we have had unprecedented times these past two years, it is a light agenda. All reports that have been submitted are linked below.

The open positions this year are for PRO, Sponsorship Chair, Secretary, and Membership Chair. Kyle, Brett, and myself are interested in running again and continuing our roles.

Nick Wilson will not be running again for Membership Chair. We thank him for his efforts during his term as he was met with the hard task of planning gatherings when gatherings were not allowed. Stupid COVID… In his place, we have had one nomination for this – Hannah Deguch.

In addition to the four standard openings this year, we also have an opening for Events Chair. Paul Jones has recently moved away and is no longer able to fulfill his duties. We thank him for his time, efforts, and enthusiasm for the club. With that in mind we will be taking nominations for someone to complete the last year of his term. If no nominations are received the board will appoint someone to the role, per our bylaws.

If you yourself would like to run for a position on the board, or would like to nominate one of your fellow members, please let me know. Otherwise nominations will be accepted on the floor during the meeting. If you plan to run for a position, please be prepared to say a few words as to why you would like to be considered. 

Agenda and Minutes

2021 Officer Reports

2021 AGM will be November 7th

This year’s Annual General Meeting, AGM, will be held on the morning of November 7th, with the exact time and venue to be forthcoming soon.

The AGM is the time that our members come together to review the prior year’s events, consider any motions that may have been submitted, as well as discuss any other topics or concerns that the membership has. It is also the time where we vote to install new board members, with this year’s open seats being:

  • Secretary – currently held by Rachel Keesling
  • Sponsorship Chair – currently held by Brett Mahoney
  • Membership Relations Chair – currently held by Nick Wilson
  • PR Officer – currently held by Kyle Keesling

In advance of the meeting we will be accepting nominations for members to fill these open seats, but members may also be nominated during the AGM. Nominations should be submitted to secretary@indygaa.com.

An agenda for this year’s meeting as well as each of the board members’ annual reports will be shared via an update to this post as well as shared to the club’s Slack. The minutes for the 2020 AGM can be reviewed here.

If you have any questions or would like to request a motion for consideration, please submit them to secretary@indygaa.com. All motions for consideration must be received no less than 10 days before the AGM — October 28th.

Also remember that November 7th is the first day after Daylight Savings Time ends, so be sure to set your clock back an hour!

2022 Nationals Call Out Meeting this Sunday

Chicago Nationals 2022 will be held August 19-21.  Stop what you’re doing and add it to your IOS/Android calendars, circle the dates on your 2022 GAA stars pin-up calendar, and set-up your out-of-office reply!

The stars have certainly aligned for us. Nationals in Chicago is as close as we get geographically to play our games on a national stage.  Therefore, as we come out of a two-year official club hiatus from Nationals participation, we are looking to descend upon Chicago in full force.  We’re talking hurling, camogie, football, friends and family.

We will have a call-out meeting on Oct. 17th @ 1pm at Eugene Burns to briefly set the stage for all things Nationals Chicago 2022.  Please attend!

Serious business to be had in our preparations; habits to form.  Last time we displayed our talents in Chicago, we pulled a double-championship in hurling and football.  This is the year of the triple, or why not a quadruple?!

We hope to see you on Oct 17th to help us begin anew in our quest for cups.  A youth clinic will also be going on at this time, please consider bringing candy to hand out for trunk-or-treat at the end of the clinic.

 “We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”

Aristotle

🎃 Hurl-o-Ween is this Weekend

This Sunday at 1pm we’ll be holding an in-costume practice and trunk or treat for our youth members as well as any other children that are friends and family of the club.

It’s free to come out and should be a fun time, just be sure to RSVP using this form →

If you a club member and would like to volunteer by helping to coach or passing out candy, please fill out our volunteer form →

If you have any questions please reach out to coach@indygaa.com

Your 2021 Hurling Pub League Champions

Congratulations to this year’s Hurling Pub League Champions: Jeptha Creed Distillery!

2021 Gaelic Football Pub League Winners - Hotel Tango Distillery

Your 2021 Gaelic Football Pub League Champions

Congratulations to this year’s Gaelic Football Pub League Champions: Hotel Tango Distillery!

Semi-Finals and Finals this Sunday

The first round of the playoffs transpired this past Sunday and we’ve got the brackets updated to reflect where we are at.

Two hurling semi-final matches will take place this Sunday, October 3rd, at 10am with Jeptha Creed vs Guiness and Centerpoint vs Skyline.

The Gaelic Football Final will be held at 11:30am between Tappers Arcade and Hotel Tango, followed by the Hurling Final at 1:30pm. We encourage any and everyone to come out and watch for what is sure to be a great set of matches.