Madison Gaelic Football Club
& Madison Ladies GAA
Thank you for visiting the Internet home of Madison's Gaelic Football Club, your only source for this great game in Central and Southern Wisconsin. Founded in 2015 by members of the Hurling Club of Madison, the Madison Gaelic football club offers teams for men and women. We welcome new players of all skill levels or, if you prefer to watch, we are always happy to add new fans and sponsors!
Originating in Ireland -- as you might have guessed! -- Gaelic football is an Irish team sport similar to soccer and rugby. The ball is similar to a soccer ball, but in our game, you can catch it with your hands and you won't be called for a foul! Players advance the ball by dribbling ("soloing"), hand passing and kicking the ball to teammates. Scoring is similar to hurling: a goalkeeper guards a soccer-style net beneath an upright. Teams score by beating the keeper for a goal (3 points) or kicking the ball over the crossbar for 1 point.
News & events
Gaelic football training (through Aug. 28)
University Bay Fields, UW-Madison campus
Men: Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
Women: Mondays & Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
2017 club raffle tickets now available
Drawing | Sunday, Aug. 13 | 2 p.m. | The Coopers Tavern
Get your tickets now for a chance to win $500 cash and prizes from our great sponsors, and join us at Coopers to take home your prize. You need not be present to win. E-mail us or check with any club member for tickets, which are a steal at $10/each.
Sat., June 17 | World Sports Park, Indianapolis
With all but a handful of Hailstones entering the tournament as dual-panel players, the hurling and football clubs combined for a 6-1-1 record in eight games, putting Indy 500-like miles on their legs as they raced to two championships and hoisted two championship trophies as the hot sun set on a long, historic day. The Hailstones return to Madison with their second-consecutive Indy football cup and second Indy hurling cup in three years. The Madison Ladies GAA had a strong second-half showing in Indy. All three clubs close the spring tournament season with the momentum and the confidence to repeat their feats in September at the USGAA Finals in San Francisco.
Please follow our men or ladies on Facebook to learn more about our volunteer efforts or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Baldrick's & St. Patrick's Day parade
On Sep. 23, our club continues its tradition of head-shaving to raise awareness and help combat childhood cancer. We raised over $2,200 in 2016 to double 2015's fundraising total.
Consider donating to our head-shaving cause, or get your own haircut and have your friends donate to yours.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Each quarter, the Hurling Club of Madison volunteers to help stock food pantries throughout the Madison area. Information about our next event for 2017 will be coming soon.
Join us today
Between our spring, summer and winter leagues, weekly summer practices & training and tournament/travel teams, you will quickly get the hang of our fast-paced game. Despite our tradition of stopping at the pub after nearly every club event, you will get and stay in shape, especially if you also play hurling as many members of our club do.
Share your email below for more information. In the meantime, catch a full match here from our 2016 Winter League, presented by One Barrel Brewing.
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