Save the date, Thursday, June 1st, at 10:30pm (CET) or 9:30pm (Irish time) as the Cologne Celtics GAA Club will make their Irish television debut. The Celtics will feature in the new documentary, „Cluiche as Baile“ („The Away Game“), produced by the highly-talented Desmond Bros. The documentary will highlight the work and craic involved in playing GAA in Europe. The German Cup 2022, which we hosted back in September last year, will be one of the centrepieces of the documentary.
German Camogie & Hurling Cups 2023: Tournament Report 22.04.2023
On Saturday April 22nd, the Cologne Celtics competed in the 2023 edition of the German Hurling and Camogie Cups. This time they were held in Darmstadt. Although we didn’t win either of them, our players represented our club with pride, passion and skill.
Stephen O’Rourke, our former club chairperson, is leaving Cologne and moving to Berlin to start a new adventure. In this article, his club mates decided to wish him well and write about their experiences of dealing with someone who has enormously influenced the club’s development.
European Hurling/Camogie Championship Round 1 Maastricht – 01.04.2023
On April 1st our camógs and hurlers represented the club with pride and passion as they reached their respective finals. Read about their progress here in this tournament report – compiled by hurling officer, Frank and club secretary, Lea.
Photos from our St. Patrick’s Weekend Invitational Hurling Tournament 2023
On Saturday, March 18th 2023, the Cologne Celtics GAA Club held our St. Patrick’s Weekend Invitational Hurling Tournament – the inaugural Francie O’Connor Cup. During an immense day of hurling action, Eindhoven Shamrocks came out victorious – as they won all three of their matches – and went away with the well-deserved trophy. We were„Photos from our St. Patrick’s Weekend Invitational Hurling Tournament 2023“ weiterlesen
A Celt at the BayArena: Bayer Leverkusen’s Lisburn Lad
Gareth Houston, our club Social and Social Media Officer, found his dream job last year, when he was given the chance to work for his German club – Bayer Leverkusen 04. This is the story of how a lad from Lisburn became a stadium tour guide at the BayArena and why you should do a stadium tour, even if you are not a hardcore football fan.
St. Patrick’s Weekend Invitational Hurling Tournament: Saturday, 18th March 2023
On Saturday, 18th March 2023, the Cologne Celtics GAA Club will face off in our St. Patrick’s Weekend Hurling Invitational Tournament. With opposition from Ireland, the Netherlands and our local rivals Düsseldorf, we are looking forward to a massive day of hurling action.
February 1st -St. Brigid’s Day and the Celtic Festival Imbolc
The Ancient Celtic festival of Imbolg („Imbolc“ in English) is celebrated on February 1st. In more modern times, this festival coincides with „Lá Fhéile Bhríde“ or Saint Brigid’s Day, the feast day for the female patron saint of Ireland. Traditionally, this festival marks the beginning of spring and is viewed as a time of renewal„February 1st -St. Brigid’s Day and the Celtic Festival Imbolc“ weiterlesen
Interview with Chris Bethe – European Hurling Officer 2020-22 and Darmstadt GAA Legend
Chris Bethe is a legend of Darmstadt GAA and a former European Hurling Officer for Gaelic Games Europe. He chatted to us about his plans for bringing hurling to the international community in Ireland, and his experiences as European Hurling Officer during the time of Corona lockdowns.
Cologne Celtics 2022: Our Year
2022 was a special year for the Cologne Celtics. A busy year where a lot was achieved, and the groundwork was laid to develop further. Relive our 2022 with this Year Review.
Interview with Amanyire Moses: Uganda GAA
Amanyire Moses and Uganda GAA came to our attention upon finding them on social media. Upon further examination we knew we needed to contact them and hear about their story. Here is their story. far. You can help them by following the GoFundMe links in the article.
On November 26th 2022, the journalist Achim Winter came to Chorweiler and participated in our training session. The images were broadcast on the popular TV programme, „Hallo Deutschland“. We had a fantastic day of hurling and camogie.
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.
Cork Trip 2022: Cork-Cologne Twinning Association
In 2019, our club entered a partnership with the Cork-Cologne Twinning Association – Städtepartnerschaft Köln-Cork e.V. – and it was instrumental to our Cork trip in October 2022. Read more about the group here.
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.