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
Sunday, June 25 | 7-9 p.m. | Bristled Boar
Join us in the back room as we watch the draw to learn our opening-round opponents and tournament brackets for the USGAA Finals (national championships).
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. Proceeds assist the club and players with travel costs to the USGAA Finals in San Francisco. E-mail us or check with any club member for tickets.
Gaelic football training
University Bay Fields, UW-Madison campus
Men: Mondays, 6:35 p.m., through mid-August
Women: Mondays, 7 p.m. & Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., through mid-August
Sept. 1-3 | USGAA Finals | San Francisco
Sept. 16 | Midwest Tournament | Cottage Grove, WI
We close our season by hosting the finest Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football clubs in the U.S. for a full day of food, beer, competition and craic at the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex.
St. Baldrick's & St. Patrick's Day parade
Join us Sept. 23 as our club continues its tradition of head-shaving to raise awareness and help combat childhood cancer, with a goal of beating last year's $2,200 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 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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