Interview with John Murphy: Chairperson of European GAA (GGE)

John Murphy is the chairperson of Gaelic Games Europe, and he kindly gave us an interview about his life, playing in New York and Amsterdam, his role with the GGE and hopes and plans for future growth in Europe.

A Celt at the Irish Embassy, November 5th 2022

On November 5th, 2022 the Cologne Celtics were represented at the Biennial Meeting of German-Irish Societies and Irish Cultural Organisations for the first time. Here we could present our club to other groups around Germany, and develop connections with them. This article is about what happened during the day.

October 3rd, 2022: Cologne Celtics v St. Finbarr’s: the Player Experience

On Monday, October 3rd, the Cologne Celtics faced up against the mighty St. Finbarr’s at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. In this article, we take the player experience of what it felt like to play in this unique setting on a brilliant night of hurling.

German Camogie & Hurling Cups 2022: Tournament Report

On September 24th, 2022, the Cologne Celtics held the German Cups – the Chris Hennessy and Sebastian Rießbeck Cups – in Chorweiler. With the Desmond Brothers TV crew, the head of the German Embassy’s Irish Abroad Unit, and many other guests in the crowd, we enjoyed a full schedule of hard hurling and camogie matches.

Cork Trip October 2022: Club Report

On September 30th, 2022, a group of Celts went to visit Cork for the first official club trip to Ireland. After the success of the occasion, it is fair to say that it will not be our last time in the Rebel County!

The Celtics are Going to Cork: Sept. 30th-Oct. 4th 2022

On September 30th, a contingent of Cologne Celtics players will make their way to Cork to play a match against the famous St. Finbarr’s club, and to build sporting connections between the partner cities of Cork and Cologne. We will be going with our friends from Städteparterschaft Köln-Cork e.V.

German Camogie & Hurling Cups 2022 in Cologne: Saturday, 24th September

On Saturday, September 24th the Cologne Celtics will host the 2022 editions of the German Hurling and Camogie Cups. The tournament will take place at Bezirkssportanlage, Chorweiler from 11am until c. 5pm. We expect a day of fierce battles on the pitch and fun off of it.

Interview with Irish International Footballer Amber Barrett

Amber Barrett is an Irish international who played from 2019 until 2022 with 1. FC Köln. A passionate GAA fan (and county-standard player!) she joined us for a chat during the pre-match camp before Ireland’s World Cup Qualifier against Georgia.

How Laura met „Die Maus“

Living abroad can bring some unique experiences that simply would not be possible by remaining in your home country. This is the story of how Cologne Celt, Laura Kennedy, has had the opportunity to appear on one of the most popular and well-known children’s programmes in Germany, „Die Sendung mit der Maus“.

Darmstadt Hurling & Camogie Tournament Report: 11.06.2022

On June 11th 2022, the Cologne Celtics hulers faced off against Setanta Berlin, Darmstadt, Vienna Gaels and Hamburg GAA while our camoige team faced the hosts in the Darmstadt Tournament. It proved to be a wonderful day for the teams from the Rheinland!