Irish Sports

Red Death Handball Tournament

Missoula will host nine of the top ten handball pros at the Red Death Handball Tournament this coming weekend, January 26 – 28. The event takes place at the Peak Fitness Club on Blue Mountain Road. Handball is a uniquely Irish game and one of its exponents from Ireland, Killian Carroll, will be there to compete. It will be a competitive but fun-filled weekend, so go along and bring the family. More information is available at ESPN 2018 Red Death website.

Griz Hurling Team Wins 3rd National Title in 4 Years

The Montana club hurling team went undefeated at the national tournament to claim its third Collegiate Hurling national championship in the past four years. The Griz team is made up of students from the University of Montana.

Read the full Missoulian article.

Iomáint na nÓg – Youth Hurling

The Éire Óg youth hurling team continues to meet and train at Missoula International School [Prescott Elementary] on Harrison Street every Wednesday at 6:00 pm and every Saturday at 2:00pm. This is a very dedicated group kids working with a trained coach, Pa Sheehan. We are always looking for new kids to join in. So, if you have kids or grandkids, encourage them to take a look. You can contact Cara Shea at carashea240@gmail.com for more information.

Liathróid Láimhe – Handball

That great Irish game of handball is making a comeback! Some well-known Irishmen and women from the community have joined together to build a complex for handball and racket ball. Members of this group have also discussed the possibility of reforming the University of Montana handball club. This is very exciting for us. Can you imagine a university offering activities and courses in hurling and handball. Well, imagine no more, because if I know these guys, they will make it happen. If you’re interested in learning about or helping with their current project, please contact Tom Sullivan at tsullivan@mt.gov.