Hurling Demos – Indianapolis Gaelic Athletic Association
A game of ancient origins that dates back to pre-Christian times, Hurling has been the national sport of Ireland since the late 1800’s. Hurling was originally used by the Celtic kings to train their warriors for battle and is considered the oldest of Irish sports. Today, teams in Ireland represent the various counties throughout the land with the passion and rivalry running as deep and heartfelt as our own football fans here in the U.S.
Join us in our demonstration area for both hurling and camogie, as well as Gaelic football. With the batting cage and demonstration area we have plenty of opportunities for youth visitors to try out hitting the sliotar in the cage as well as running drills in the demo area.
Formal demonstrations are Saturday @ 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm.
Join fellow runners of all ages in the Kilted Mile Run 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20. Don your kilt and be cheered on by bagpipes and fans! Entry fee is $10 and includes Sunday only admission to the festival. Registration is on-line here or will also will be 12:30 p.m.-1: 45 p.m. at the CD/T-Shirt Tent in the center area of the park. Trophies awarded to top finishers. Additional awards include “Bonniest Knees”, “Best Step Dance in a Kilt”, “Least Likely to Finish” and “Best Dressed Kilt”. You have to see this one!
Registration here or will also take place at the park on Sunday
Sunday, 2:00 p.m.
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