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.
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“.
Live Irish Music Sessions in Cologne
Live Irish music sessions are now happening in Cologne! On June 6th, some of our members went to the event in the Black Sheep Pub organised by our Irish Language and Cultural Officer, Gareth Houston. Here are some photos of the event and live recordings of the music.
Interview with Cologne’s Pie Man – Richard Crighton
Meet Richard! He is Cologne’s Pie-Man! We have had several collaborations with Richard at this stage as he has delivered his products to our training sessions and hurling tournaments in NRW. How does a creative designer end up with a pie-selling business in Cologne – find out in this chat!
Erasmus During a Pandemic: Our Players‘ Experiences
At the Celts, we have been boosted over the years by the presence of Erasmus students from Ireland and elsewhere. Many of our more experienced players are former-Erasmus students who also had the opportunity to study and work in Germany as students. Erasmus is a time to discover, travel and socialise but how does that happen during Corona-time? What is it like to be a student in a different country during the pandemic? In this article, we asked our members to share their experiences.
New sponsor: O’Reilly’s provides our ladies with team kits
We can announce that O’Reilly’s is the new sponsor of our ladies. To show you our new ladies outfits our members Lea and Kat took part in a promotional photo shoot.
Cologne Hurling/Camogie Tournament: 02.10.2021
Our first hurling and camogie tournaments in Cologne! On October 2nd 2021, we were delighted to host Darmstadt and Stuttgart in hurling, and Darmstadt, Munich, Vienna and Stuttgart in camogie.
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.
Kölle putzmunter – Cologne Celtics go green
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
The Cologne Celtics take part in the Virtual Cork City Marathon
For this year’s Virtual Cork City Marathon, Sanctuary Runners has sought support and solidarity from Cork’s partner cities (including Cologne) around the world, and they have answered.
Meet the Celtics: Finbar Coyle from Drogheda
In our interview series we take the time to get to know our players and members and get a little insight into their lives. This time we asked the illustrator and character designer Finbar Coyle.
Cork – a Partner City of Cologne
For Oisín O’Mahony, Cork is the true capital of Ireland (although some team mates might see it differently). Here he talks about his hometown with its many pubs, about sporting successes – and there’s a bit of slang in it too.