Celtic Sports

Experience the Sports of Ireland
Did you know, Hurling is believed by many to be the world’s oldest and fastest field game? It is Ireland’s most popular sport. Almost 90,000 spectators flock to Dublin’s revered Croke Park stadium each year for the All-Ireland finals. There are now more than 400 GAA clubs throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and the European continent.

Twins Buick Greenfields Sports Area

Friday

3 p.m.            Gaelic Games Skills Camp
Local GAA clubs will be offering a variety of activities for all ages. Hurling, Gaelic Football and Irish Road Bowling are some of sports you can expect. Festival-goers will participate for free on a first come, first served basis.

5 p.m.          Amateur Boxing Showcase
Boxing is Ireland’s most successful Olympic sport. Barry McGuigan and Steve Collins are just two of dozens of renown boxers from Ireland. Up and coming talents like Katie Taylor will continue this long standing legacy.

This showcase is back by popular demand. There will be ten bouts featuring local and regional talent. Sanctioned under the Ohio Association of United States Amateur Boxing. Guests should expect a thrilling display of agility and athleticism.

Saturday

11 AM            Kids Highland Games
This Festival favorite continues to grow in popularity! Highland athletes will teach Wee Folk how to toss a caber and shovel a sheep (sheaf).

1:20 PM        Sheep Herding Demonstration
Don’t miss the canines in action! Captivating for all ages.

2:30 PM        Amateur Highland Games Competition
Highland Games athletes from around the region will once again contend for Athlete of the Day and Best in Class in this aw-inspiring competition of Celtic proportions! This is one of the largest competitions in Ohio. Events will include the heavy hammer throw, caber toss, sheaf toss, braemar stone put, weight for height and weight for distance.

Sunday

11:30 AM      Bagpipe Showcase
Features eight pipe bands. Traditionally a Festival favorite.

2:40 PM        Sheep Herding Demonstration
Don’t miss the canines in action! Captivating for all ages.

3:30 PM        Open Field Hurling & Gaelic Football
Local GAA clubs will be on-hand to teach and assist.

6:30 PM        Sheep Herding Demonstration
Don’t miss the canines in action! Captivating for all ages.

Darts & Sports Pub

Don’t want to miss a moment of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics? The Darts & Sports Pub will have large screen TVs for your viewing pleasure.

Darts professional, Wade Wilcox will be back for this years Festival. He was on the 1995 World Cup team and competes on the national and international darts circuit. During Wilcox’s seminars, he will explain the equipment and rules of the game, demonstrated throwing techniques and discuss the background of darts as a pastime sport.

Blind Draw Competitions
Friday & Saturday: 7 PM
Registration: 6 PM
Entry Fee: $5
Cash prizes for top finishers

Dart Seminars
Saturday              1, 3 & 5 PM
Sunday                 1:30 & 3:30 PM

House Darts – Open Play
Friday                  4 – 6 PM & 10 – 11:45 PM
Saturday             11 AM – 1 PM & 10 – 11:45 PM
Sunday                11 AM – 1:30 PM & 4 – 8:45 PM

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