The Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association (PGAA) was founded in 2010 and has since promoted the Irish sport and culture in Pittsburgh. Of course, this was not the start of Gaelic sport in Pittsburgh. Gaelic football has been played in Pittsburgh since the 1940s. The tradition continues today and the PGAA is now home to three teams, the Pittsburgh Celtics Gaelic Football Club, the Pittsburgh Banshees Ladies Football Club, and the Pittsburgh Celtics Youth teams. Gaelic Football (commonly referred to as Irish Football in the States) is a unique sport that combines aspects of many sports in one. “It’s where soccer meets rugby.” Gaelic Football is played between two teams of 15 players on a grass pitch. The objective of the sport is to score by kicking or punching the ball into the other team’s goal (3 points) or between two upright posts above the goal (1 point).
Show Notes: Fiona Connolly, Chairperson and Mike Minnock, of Pittsburgh Gaelic Athletic Association (PGAA), contact info:
Links mentioned in the Podcast:
Pittsburgh Hurling Club (Pittsburgh Pucas)
(subject of FitLabPGH Podcast released 3/12/17)
Miss Smiling Irish Eyes of Pittsburgh
Craic (pronounced “crack”) is a Gaelic word with no exact English translation. The closest translation is “fun.” For blog post on the word’s origin, see https://ireland-fun-facts.com/craic.html
Kerry Way, one of Ireland’s longest hiking trails (200+km), starts and finishes at Killarney
The Claddagh Irish Pub and Restaurant,Pittsburgh, PA, SouthSide Works (PGAA Sponsor)
Local Motion (cycling, yoga, lifestyle health coaching), Pittsburgh, PA (Homestead)
Darkness Into Light, 5k Walk, Saturday, May 6. 2017, Pittsburgh, PA (Brookline) 5am
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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music: Marathon Man by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org