2019 Final Round European Hurling/Camogie Championship

October brought with it the final round of the 2019 European Hurling and Camogie Championship, which was held in the lovely city of Dresden. Despite a day of rain and lower temperatures than the previous rounds, Dresden Hurling pulled of a fantastically well organised event enjoyed by all.

We travelled 500km by train with a full hurling team and two (!) camogie teams. The second of which was supported by players from Dresden, Darmstadt GAA and Stuttgart GAA who, playing for the first time together as a team, managed to finish a day of battle as runners up in the first ever Camogie Development Shield! A huge congrats due there!

The hurlers secured the 2019 European Shield early in the day with a win against Berlin. Following on from that with tough games against Belgium, Luxembourg and finishing up the day with a win against the hosts themselves.

Our camógs ended the day positioned second in Europe for the second year running! From the first throw-in they drove on with wins against Berlin and Setanta Berlin. A draw with Belgium secured their place in cup final, where they would play their old rivals for the second time in the day, the game ending with Belgium taking the lead by only 2 points.

We also had the great pleasure of passing on the ‘travelling hurley’ to Setanta Berlin. So far it has travelled 17,000km across the globe to spread the game. You can find out more at www.hurlingnear.me.

Congratulations again to Dresden for hosting a wonderful event. To Belgium GAA for picking up the double. To the refs and all other teams involved for making it a very enjoyable end to the years championship.


Team photo 2019 Germany

Chris Hennessy & Sebastian Rießbeck German Cups 2019

What a weekend?! Fantastic craic was had at the weekend in Hamburg with Clubs from all over Germany traveling to compete in the annual Hurling (Chris Hennessy) and Camogie (Sebastian Rießbeck) German Cups.

The sun even came out for some fabulous Camogie Games with players from Berlin GAA Setanta Berlin GAA Darmstadt GAA Dresden Hurling While the Hamburg GAA Camogs came out victorious in the end, some great skills were displayed especially by up and coming camogie players, as well as the player of the tournament, Hamburg’s own Svenja Bahn!

The hurlers battled it out to the end with Dresden Hurling winning the Darmstadt v. Dresden Cup and the Hamburg GAA A Team winning the tournament against a strong Dresden Hurling Team, with Dresden’s John O’Donnell displaying some skillful hurling as the Hurling Player of the Tournament award. Great displays of hurling from Berlin GA Cologne Celtics GAA Darmstadt GAA Dresden Hurling Setanta Berlin GAA Hamburg GAA

An important and fitting message given the history of the cups, was also delivered on the day by the GAA ’s Stacey Cahill who gave all attendees an insight into the importance of health, wellbeing and mental fitness when it comes to playing our sports. Looking forward to the follow up seminar later in the year!

A massive thank you to all of the Hamburg GAA helpers, supporters, family and friends, that created a fantastic atmosphere on the day and kept the show going. Your help is exactly what this club is all about! Hamburg abú

Team photo 2019 Germany

Lillehammerdorf team photo

Benelux Regional Championships 2019

A great day out in Den Haag, competing in Round 1 of the Benelux Regional Championships. With the hard-tackling Hamburgers, the die-hard Düsseldorfers and the finesse of the French lads from Lille GAA, we lost out in the Shield Final to hosts Den Haag GAA. Some traditional cigars topped off an A1 day. Congratulations to ladies’ cup winners Holland Ladies GAA, men’s cup winners Luxembourg GAA and shield winners Den Haag.

Lillehammerdorf abú! Big ball abú!

Lillehammerdorf team photo

Hamburg GAA at Cultec European Championship 2018 Round1

Cultec European Championship Round 1

Heart. Hunger. Hurleys. 28 Hamburg GAA members made the 500km trek to compete in the first round of the Cultec European Hurling and Camogie Championships in sunny Dresden at the weekend.

It was a huge day for our young international club, with all three of our teams showing fight, intensity and togetherness to reach each of the finals!

Our camogie team continued on from last year to make the final once more, with Belgium GAA emerging victorious from a spirited and pulsating encounter.

Our hurlers burst out of the blocks to make it to the Cup final, claiming a second place spot overall after giving it everything against worthy winners, Luxembourg GAA. And our Hamburg Rovers joined forces with The Earls of Leuven G.A.A club to reach the final of the hurling shield, losing out to Vienna Gaels GAA by the narrowest of margins.

The progress at the club was clear to see from each team’s performances throughout the day. We’ll keep training and fighting. And we’ll go again.

Congratulations to all the winners and, of course, to the hosts Dresden Hurling on pulling off another brilliant event!

Hamburg GAA at Cultec European Championship 2018 Round1The bar has been set.

Hamburg abú!

Cúltec Hurls

2018 German Hurling & Camogie Champions!

We did it! A proud day for us all yesterday, with Hamburg’s Camogie players and hurlers doing the German Cup double, bringing home the Sebastian Rießbeck and Chris Hennessy Cups.

The fight, togetherness and leadership made the 30-strong group from HH a force that wouldn’t be beaten, and lifted Hamburg’s own Padraic McCannon to the award of Player of the Chris Hennessy Cup. And sure the craic was 90 afterwards!


A bualadh bos and thank you to Frankfurt Sarsfields GAA and Darmstadt GAA for their work in hosting a great day. And to the German GAA / Deutscher Bund Gälischer Sportarten for supporting GAA in Germany, to give us days to remember and to help us to remember those in whose names the cups are played.

And finally, a proper thank you to all members, to our sponsors – The Irish Rover, Hamburg, MAAS Aviation, EpiSensor and esn – and to our friends for your continued support, which make our club a great place to be.

Ní neart go cur le chéile (Einigkeit macht stark).

Hamburg abú!

Hamburg GAA’s New Year’s Party

On Saturday, 16th January Hamburg GAA’s inaugural New Year’s Party was hosted by our wonderful sponsor The Irish Rover, Hamburg. Over 50 supporters, fans and members came along to contribute to a brilliant event, which included a food buffet, a highly entertaining pub quiz, an awards ceremony, and live music by the one and only Aidan O’Driscoll.

We also unveiled our brand new jersey, presenting a replica to each of our sponsors – The Irish Rover and MAAS Aviation. Huge thanks to both for their continued support.

The palpable sense of community and craic had on the night shows that Hamburg GAA is not just about sporting endeavours, but is building an inclusive social community in Hamburg, where all are welcome.

A sincere thanks to everyone who came, especially the new faces, who are helping to build this new community in Hamburg – your continued support is greatly appreciated!

Ein dickes Dankeschön an alle, die so rege teilgenommen und dadurch zu diesem erfolgreichen und unterhaltsamen Abend wesentlich beigetragen haben! Die Hamburg GAA-Community wächst und zeigt, dass es bei unserem neuen Verein nicht nur um sportliche Leistung geht, sondern auch um menschliches Miteinander, Integration und den guten alten Spaß am Leben!

Photos from the night with all our players, members and fans can be viewed on Facebook here.

We will be hosting further Social Events throughout the year, and as the GAA league starts soon in Ireland we will be watching the games at The Irish Rover and hope you will join us – further information on fixtures and dates to follow.

A full list of Aidan O’Driscoll’s upcoming gigs can be viewed

Hamburg GAA's inaugural New Years Get-Together & Quiz

Hamburg GAA’s inaugural New Years Get-Together & Quiz – Saturday 16th January, from 6pm at The Irish Rover!

On 16th January from 6pm we will host our first ever New Years Get-Together at our Sponsor bar The Irish Rover, where we will have a quiz based on the happenings and events of 2015 followed by a party and live music from the brilliant Irish musician Aidan O’Driscoll! There will be great quiz prizes on the night as well as our official launch of our brand new Jersey!

All are welcome, and we hope to see you there!

Glühwein at the Christmas Markets of Hamburg

On Thursday 3rd December we will all go together to drink a few Glühwein at the Rathaus Weihnachtsmarkt. We would be delighted if you would join us – family, friends, colleagues, all are welcome.

We will meet after work at 18:00 at the main entrance to the Rathaus, which is right beside the Market. Any problems finding us or if you arrive after the meeting time, just call/text on 017630769473. We hope to see you all there!

More info about the Markets can be found here.

Photos to follow.

Hamburg GAA Social Night


Hamburg GAA’s first Social Event was a great success! The team was joined by our supporters and friends to watch the International Rules games hosted by our wonderful Sponsor the Irish Rover. The action packed games provided huge entertainment on the night, and our Guess the Score game was a great success, with the winner receiving a bottle of Teeling Whiskey courtesy of Basti, the Irish Rover manager – thanks a lot! Congrats to Sam and Sarah who were joint winners of the whiskey, and in true Hamburg GAA fashion shared it out among all present in the pub! Huge thanks to all of you for coming out and making it a great night, and a special thanks to Mick and Mark from our Sponsors MAAS Aviation for taking part in our event.

Pictures from the night can be seen on our Facebook page here.

Social Event in the Irish Rover

Mark your diaries! – Hamburg GAA have organised our first ever Club Social Event, and we would like you to join us!

On Saturday 21st of November at 17:00 in the The Irish Rover, Hamburg we will get together for food and pints and watch theINTERNATIONAL RULES test matches. These games involve four different codes of sport which come together once a year to make two brilliantly entertaining games.

(1) Senior International Hurling/Shinty – at 17:35
First up is the Senior International Hurling/Shinty match, which features the ancient Gaelic games from Ireland (Hurling…our game!) and Scotland (Shinty). The game is a hybrid sport made up of features of both sports, and is sure to be a great game.

Highlights from the recent Under 21s Hurling/Shinty game can be viewed here.

(2) International Rules Series – at 20:00
Then next up at 20:00 we have the International Rules Series match between Ireland (Gaelic football) and Australia (Aussie Rules Football). Australian rules football This is another hybrid game played once per year, and is always a highly-charged and entertaining game!

Highlights of a previous match can be viewed here.

If you can make it along, please sign up on the following link (it literally takes 5 seconds!):


So for what is sure to be a great evening of sport and craic, we look forward to seeing you all then at the Irish Rover!

– Hamburg GAA

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