Madison Gaelic Football Club
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 welcomes all new players, fans and sponsors.
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
University Bay Fields, UW-Madison campus
Men: Mondays, 6:45 p.m., through mid-August
Women: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., through mid-July
Summer football league
All matches at Wisconsin Rugby Complex
Glanbia Orange vs. One Barrel Brewing Green
Sun., July 24, 12 p.m.
Sun., July 31, 4 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 7, 4 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 14, 4 p.m.
North American County Board National Finals
Magnuson Park, Seattle
Fri., Sept. 2 vs. Vancouver (hurling), vs. San Antonio (football)
Sat., Sept. 3 - semifinals
Sun., Sept. 4 - finals
St. Baldrick's & St. Patrick's Day parade
On Mar. 13, our club continued its tradition of head-shaving to raise awareness and help combat childhood cancer, raising over $2,200 to double last year's fundraising total. Please follow us on Facebook to learn more about our volunteer efforts or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2016 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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