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.
Cologne Celtics v St. Finbarr’s: 03.10.2022. 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 24.09.2022
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.
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.
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!
Meet the Celtics: Santiago Modernell from Uruguay
Santiago Modernell is our first Uruguayan hurler/Gaelic footballer. We discuss how he came to live in Cologne, his time in Dublin and his dream of opening his own coffee shop. ¡Esta entrevista también está en español!
Meet the Celtics: Lucie Griesbach
Meet Lucie Griesbach from northern Germany. Based near the Danish border, she was introduced to camogie while living in Cobh, Cork. She played a crucial role in our German Camogie Cup victory.
The Cologne Celtics at the Monheimer Frühlingsfest: 27/03/2022
On Sunday 27th March, the Cologne Celtics were invited to the Monheimer Frühlingsfest. We had the opportunity to showcase our sports to the locals, and even had the chance to chat with the Irish Ambassador. This was a successful day for the club.
Meet the Celtics: Johannes Heyen
It is time to meet another Celt, this time: Johannes Heyen. Johannes is one our most dedicated members – a regular at training and has played his part in Munich, our home tournament and, of course, the German Hurling Cup success. His interview is in both English and German.
Cologne Celtics 2021: Our Year
2021 was a big year for the Cologne Celtics. Tournaments, matches, training, social events, charity fundraising, new sponsors – we packed a lot into 12 months. Read about it here!
Munich Tournament Report: 04.09.2021
Munich Hurling Tournament: 04/09/2021. Our hurlers played against Munich, Darmstadt and Vienna while our Camógs faced up with Vienna against Munich/Darmstadt in a great day of hurling and camogie action. Kölle abú!/Up the Rhineland! ➔ Read more
Our German players describe Gaelic Sports
Our players are frequently asked about the nature of the sports we play. So in this article, we asked our German players to describe the Gaelic sports in their own words.
July 3. 2021 Challenge Match: Cologne Celtics vs. Darmstadt GAA
What a day! This was a great day for hurling in Cologne. After a highly disrupted 18 months, the Celts were back on the hurling pitch for a feast of action with our friends and rivals at Darmstadt GAA.
Rheinderby 2nd edition – Düsseldorf GAA vs. Cologne Celtics
We were back on the field with our “frienemies”! On Saturday, 26.06.21, the second Rhein Derby took place in Düsseldorf. Let’s hope it won’t take so long until the next derby and we bring the trophy back to Cologne.
Meet the Celtics: Marnix from Holland
It is time for our only Dutch teammate – Marnix van der Galien. Have a look how he came to the Domstadt and a sneak peak of „Dutch war fries“, a very delicious Dutch food.