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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
To launch our Green Club Agenda, members of the Cologne Celtics GAA Club has taken part in litter picking along the Rhein in order to give back to our adopted city of Cologne and promote our environmental goals within the club