March 2, 2015
March will be another busy month for the Club. In addition to regular Wednesday and Saturday training sessions, be sure to mark your calendars and join your teammates for these great upcoming events:
- Thursday March 5th at 6pm: Irish Network Dallas inaugural mixer at Trinity Hall
- Friday March 6th at 7pm: March Committee Meeting
- Saturday March 7th: All Out Trinity Fest – Dallas’ premier Outdoor and Fitness Festival!
- Saturday March 14th: St. Patrick’s Day Greenville Ave parade and party
- Sunday March 15th at 1pm: Kincaid Stringer’s Irish Céilí Party
- Saturday March 21st: Texas Championship Round 1 in Austin where the Dallas Men’s A and B teams take on Houston in addition to a competitive hurling match
- Saturday March 28th: Fionn Mac Cumhaill’s Pub League Round 1
- Saturday March 28th: Fionn Mac Cumhaill’s Pub League Social Night
Wold champion professional Irish dancer and Riverdance star, Kincaid Stringer, will host a family friendly Irish Céilí to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Winfrey Point on Sunday, March 15th from 1 – 5pm. There will be a live band, céilí dance lessons from Kincaid, dancing, Irish food trucks, bar, raffle, etc.
20% of all raffle proceeds will be donated to the Friends of A, a charity raising money to fund ongoing research into cranial aneurysms in memory of Adrienne Hussey.
February 24, 2015
Many new members have joined the Club this past year. Instead of just calling them “Hey you!” we think it’s time (as in Irish time) that we properly introduced them to the Club. What better way to do that than a night with The Wolfetones?! So, rookies and veterans alike, please join us on Thursday Feb 26th, 2015 for the Second Annual Rookies’ Night Out Pub Quiz in Trinity Hall at 7pm sharp (as The Wolfetones start at 8:30pm). The quiz is aimed at helping the rookies get to know the Club and the game. Sample questions include:
- Why are GAA shorts so tight?
- Match the member to their celebrity doppleganger
- Who the hell is Fionn Mac Cumhaill?
- What does steps mean?
There’ll also be some optional challenges that may or may not require a strong drink with a splash of embarrassment.
Rookies are anyone who joined since January 1, 2014. It’s a fun night! And we need veterans too!
Veterans are anyone who is not a rookie, even if they have only been in the club for 2 years.
Prizes include, but are not limited to:
- First Place – $50 gift card from Trinity Hall
- Second Place – a kiss from a Rose
- Last Place – a good kick up the arse
Rookies are allowed to ask a veteran for the answer but they can’t ask the same veteran twice unless the question is How big is an official Gaelic field?, in which case everyone should ask Emmett several times.
Smartphones and stupid phones are allowed but, as veteran help will be required for most of these questions, we need as many veterans to come out as possible. Veterans, please wear your club jersey or GAA colors so rookies know who to ask!
February 20, 2015
Eddie Kelleher, a prominent member of the Houston Gaels GAA club, has been nominated for the Irish Echo’s 40 Under 40 People’s Choice Award.
If you have not already done so, vote for Eddie!