COME HOME TO IRELAND FOR
THE AER LINGUS INTERNATIONAL HURLING FESTIVAL.
Aer Lingus is inviting teams from all over the world to compete in the first ever International Hurling Festival. The best hurlers from the USA, South America, Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Australia will descend on Galway for a three-day festival of ceol, craic and culture, as well as the first hurling competition of its kind. The tournament will feature sixteen International teams competing in four groups of four, with the eventual winners crowned in Galway’s legendary Pearse Stadium. In support of The Gathering, Aer Lingus want to bring hurling fans from all over the world home to celebrate our national game in what promises to be one of the most unique and exciting sporting events of 2013.
We will have all the most up-to-date information on this event on this site, so check back regularly to see what else is planned.
WHO IS COMING?
Teams are currently being invited from the USA, South America, Canada, the UK, Continental Europe, Middle East and Australia to compete in the Festival.
All team and club information will be announced here very soon.
The Aer Lingus International Hurling Festival will be taking place in Galway, the home of the Leinster Hurling Champions. Teams will be hosted in Loughrea, Gort, Athenry and Galway City. Qualifying games will take place on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th September with the final taking place in Pearse Stadium on Saturday the 21st of September.
Admission to all the games is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
WHAT IS THE GATHERING?
Throughout 2013, Ireland will open its arms to hundreds of thousands of our friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities. Over 70 million people worldwide claim Irish ancestry. The Gathering Ireland 2013 gives you the perfect excuse to reconnect with your roots and your relatives and come home. The Aer Lingus International Hurling Festival is just one of the many events planned to welcome the Irish diaspora home to Ireland for what promises to be an exciting and memorable year.
For more information on The Gathering Ireland 2013 please visit www.thegatheringireland.com