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Richmond Battery GAA prepares for Hurling Nationals

August 18, 2019

The Richmond Battery GAA hurling and camogie team scrimmages Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Quioccasin Middle School in Richmond, Va., in preparation for the 2019 USGAA Finals in Leesburg, Va., Aug. 23 through Aug. 25. Video by Alexa Welch Edlund/Times-Dispatch

DC Gaels LIVE on NBC Sports Washington

July 22, 2018

National sport of Ireland returns to Virginia Beach for third annual Coastal Virginia Cup

July 23, 2017

What exactly is “hurling?” There might not be an exact answer. With links to just about every known sport today- field hockey, rugby, soccer, baseball, etc.- it’s believed to be the oldest known sport in the world.

Hurlers brave the heat for ancient Irish sport in Virginia Beach

July 22, 2017

Dozens of folks from as far as the Midwest competed in an ancient Irish sport in Virginia Beach Saturday – in very un-Irish weather.

It's not curling or Quidditch: Hurling tournament comes to Virginia Beach this weekend

July 19, 2017

The most annoying part of hurling is explaining what it is. Over and over and over.

No, it’s not vomiting, players tell people. It’s not Quidditch of Harry Potter fame. And it’s not curling.

Meet the Richmond Battery GAA

March 17, 2017

Introduction to Hurling and the Richmond Battery GAA for St. Patrick's Day on WTVR CBS 6

Aggressive Irish sport of hurling is scoring big with Richmonders

May 14, 2016

Ireland is known for hurling — the ancient sport, that is. And Niall Duffy hopes Richmond will be, too...

Q&A with the Gaelic Athletic Association's local division chair

March 16, 2013

Niall Dempsey, chairman of the Gaelic Athletic Association's Mid-Atlantic Division, answered some questions about Irish sports...

Irish Thighs are Smilin': The D.C. Gaels

August 10, 2009

JUST WATCHING GAELIC football is exhausting. The sport, a cross between rugby, soccer and basketball, has no breaks or timeouts. When the ball goes out of bounds, the game is immediately restarted with a new ball. When one team scores, the goalie scoops the ball out of the net and puts it back in play. “I’ve never run as hard as I do in these games,”...

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