Upcoming Coaching Clinic – 2/25

If you’ve ever been at practice and thought ‘Man, I never want to do this drill again’ or ‘Man, I wanna do this drill/game every week’ — have I got an opportunity for you! Coaching tutors Brien Shoemaker and Ciaran Connery will be leading a coaching course from 9am – 3pm on February 25 at the Zionsville Youth Soccer Association.

All are welcome, even if you are unsure about your commitment to coaching this upcoming year. Please use the link below to rsvp so I know who my favorite club members are.

Introducing the 2023 Board of Directors

With 2023 right around the corner we’d like to formally introduce our new board of directors. As a reminder, board members serve two year terms, with half of the positions up for re-election this year.

The 2023 Indianapolis GAA Board of Directors will be:

  • Travis Ryan – Chairperson
  • Chris Burrows – Vice Chairperson
  • John Garlock – Treasurer
  • Rachel Keesling – Secretary
  • Jessica Rhodes – Events Chairperson
  • Kelsey Alcorn – Coaching Chairperson
  • Claire Lane – Membership Relations Officer
  • Brett Mahoney – Sponsorship Chairperson
  • Kyle Keesling – Public Relations Officer

A heartfelt thank you goes out to outgoing board members David Littlejohn, Josh Lane, Andretta Erickson, and Danny Jorgenson. This club does not exist without the generous contributions of time and effort from our members and for that we thank these folks along with everyone else who helps keep this club running.

Onward and upwards, here’s to a great 2023!

Indoor Gaelic Football Registration

Our Indoor Hurling league is in full swing but Gaelic Football is just around the corner. If you haven’t yet singed up please do so here, but if you signed up during hurling registration you’re good to go!

Football Schedule: January 17th – March 7th. 
Times: First game will start at 8:30pm. Last game will finish by 10:30pm.
Address: The Sportzone, 6601 Coffman Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268

We don’t want to prohibit anyone from playing that wants to play.  If you need to set up a payment plan, please complete this form and then email treasurer@indygaa.com to finalize payment plan. 

Any other questions/concerns, please email vicechair@indygaa.com


If you paid your indoor hurling fees but still need to pay your Gaelic Football fees, you can do so here.

2023 Awards Banquet Tickets Now Available

The 2023 Indy GAA banquet, will be held on Friday, January 6th, 2023, 6:30-11:00pm at the The Liter House.

  • 6:30pm – Cocktail Hour
  • 7:30pm – Dinner
  • 8:00pm – Awards Presentation
  • 8:30-11:00pm – Dancing & Socializing

The banquet is a time to reflect on the past season and catch up with each other after a few months away from the pitch. We’ll also be presenting awards to recognize members for their accomplishments on and off the field.

Dinner will be catered by Half Liter BBQ, but don’t worry, alternative dietary requirements will be accommodated, just make sure to note your needs in the notes field on the checkout page when purchasing your ticket(s).

Dress is formal, but please feel free to get as creative or unique as you like!

The event is open to all, so be sure to invite your friends and family members, and if you have any questions please let us know.

Location Details:
Liter House Event Center @ Half Liter BBQ
5301 Winthrop Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Indoor League Registration

As the weather starts to turn a little colder, it’s time to sign up for indoor leagues!

Days: Tuesdays, November 15th to March 7th. 

Hurling Schedule: November 15th – January 10th.

Football Schedule: January 17th – March 7th. 
Times: First game will start at 8pm. Last game will finish by 10pm.
Address: The Sportzone, 6601 Coffman Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Final price will likely be about $90 to $95 (per sport, depending on number of sign-ups).

Go here to pay your $20 down payment per sport (if you’re only playing one, it will be $20; if you play both, it’ll be $40):  https://indygaa.com/shop/leagues/2022-indoor-league/

If you sign up for both leagues at this time, you can receive a small discount.  Total due – $170. 

We don’t want to prohibit anyone from playing that wants to play.  If you need to set up a payment plan, please complete this form and then email treasurer@indygaa.com to finalize payment plan. 

Any other questions/concerns, please email vicechair@indygaa.com

Rules

All Ages Hurl-O-Ween and Ghoulic Football!

A family friendly event for the end of fall league! Players are invited to bring their kiddos out to play alongside them in age-appropriate skills training. Adults will also have one last opportunity for outdoor scrimmages for the year.

All attendees are welcome and encouraged to wear costumes as well as bringing candy to hand out to costumed kids.

Format/times subject to change based on attendance, weather, etc.:

  • 9:30 – Kids and Parents Practice (recommended ages 4+ for full participation, but all ages are welcome to dress up and get treats!)
  • 10:15 – Adult Hurling Scrimmage
  • 11:00 – Adult Gaelic Football Scrimmage

The AGM is this Sunday

Another friendly reminder that our annual general meeting will be held this Sunday morning, October 23rd, 10am at Bier Brewery on 65th St.

There are five open board positions to be decided. Being on the board of any organization is a labor of love and if you have love for your club you absolutely have skills and ideas that would bring value to the board.

Remember that serving on a board is a great way to support the club with skills you already have and/or a great way to develop skills and learn new things. Serving on a board is a great addition to a resume.

Open positions:

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Coaching Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Events Chair

Claire, our Member Relations Chair, has compiled this document that explains the roles and responsibilities of each of the board seats. Please take a moment to review it and consider throwing your hat in the ring.

If you are interested in any position or have any questions, please contact secretary@indygaa.com.

Also note that we will NOT be holding Sunday practices/fall league this week.

Fall Update

What a Weekend!

This year’s USGAA Nationals was one for the books. All codes won their first round of matches, and we had three out of five codes reach Championship Sunday, including our first-ever Ladies’ Gaelic football panel! 

I’m extremely proud of all that were involved. Whether you were on the pitch, in the stands, or organizing from the sidelines you should be very proud of our accomplishments, and the way that we showed the rest of the country what it means to be a part of the Indy GAA.

Thanks to Brittney-Elizabeth Photography we also have an extensive photo library documenting the weekend. Photos are available for purchase if you would like to own a copy for personal uses, they also make a great gift! Please contact Brittney directly for details.

🌎 Global Fest – this Saturday

Think global and fest local at Global Fest 2022 presented by Good Living Indy. Join us to share traditions, honor heritage and learn about cultures through food, music, art and play.

The club will have a booth from noon until 5:30pm to teach people about the great Gaelic games. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Chris Burrows.

📋 End of Year Survey & Award Nominations

Our end-of-year survey is now live. We’ve combined the survey with our annual awards nominations to make it an easy, all-in-one place for you to leave your feedback while it’s still fresh in your mind.

Please note that award nominations will only be live through September 30th, so don’t wait, get it done now!

☘️ Irish Fest – September 23-24

Indy Irish Fest will be held next Friday and Saturday at Garfield Park. We’ll be there as usual to help and hope to see you there! 

We ask any members who are interested in helping out in the booth to please complete this form.

⏱ Fall League has Begun!

Fall League will be on Sundays at Eugene Burns from September 11 – October 30, 9:30-11:30am.

General skill work will be practiced from 9:30-10:15. Matches will start at 10:30 and 11:30. Teams will be picked on the day with those that attend. Please bring a dark and a light shirt for teams. 

We will alternate which sport plays first.  Football will go first on ODD numbered dates and hurling will go first on EVEN numbered dates. Skill work will follow this same schedule.

🏆 Fall Tournaments

There are a number of travel tournaments coming up that we want to be sure you’re aware of. We currently have members interested in attending:

  • Midwest Tournament – Madison, WI – Saturday, September, 17th
  • Al O’Leary Tournament – Akron, OH – Saturday, October 1st

If you are interested in playing please contact Jeremy Pugh or join our travel channels in Slack.

Indoor League

Mark your calendars, Indoor League will run November 15 – January 10th for Hurling/Camogie and January 17 – March 7 for Gaelic Football.

More details coming soon!