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Éire Óg Ottawa Hurling Club was founded in 2012 with the goal of bringing the great game of hurling to Canada’s National Capital Region – Ottawa.  The club started as a co-ed senior team that played against Montreal, and later grew to compete with teams in Halifax, Toronto, Quebec City, Syracuse, and Rochester in various tournaments across Eastern Canada and the Northeastern USA.   

Éire Óg has grown year on year in its presence and skill within the GAA and its competitions.  The club has won several games and tournaments, and boasts a roster of both Irish and Canadian players.  Éire Óg proudly provided Canadian-born Hurling and Camogie players to the 2019 GAA World Games in Ireland, a testament to the players’ skills and the club’s abilities developed within a decade of existence.

2012
Éire Óg Ottawa Hurling Club was founded.  The club played its first match against the Montreal Shamrocks.

2014
Our Youth division was added to the club, forming the first Youth Hurling/Camogie club in Canada.

Éire Óg entered U8 Hurling, U12 Camogie, and U14 Camogie players to the New York Continental Youth Championships (CYC), where our U8 were runners’ up and Camogie teams won gold and silver – a fantastic start for our club! 

2015
Éire Óg – Youth traveled to Maine for a four-day training program with games against New York, Boston, and Maine.

Our Schools Program started, providing Hurling clinics and demos in both Elementary and High Schools in the area. 

2016
Éire Óg – Youth compete in the Chicago CYC winning silver in U12 Hurling, and silver and gold in U14 Camogie and U16 Camogie.

2017
Éire Óg hosted its first Eastern Canadian Championship.

2018
Éire Óg – Hurling won the Eastern Canadian Championship.

Éire Óg – Camogie division was added to the club.  The division played its first game against the Montreal Shamrocks in May 2018 - the first camogie game between two Eastern Canadian teams. 

South Carleton Secondary School became the first school in Canada to receive funding for a full set of equipment.

2019
Éire Óg – Hurling won the Eastern Canadian Championship.

Éire Óg sends Canadian-born Hurling and Camogie players to the GAA World Games, making Canada’s first appearance to the Games under these codes.

Éire Óg – Youth win the Continental Youth Championship.

Éire Óg launched the Heritage Cup.  Éire Óg – Hurling and Éire Óg – Camogie win in their respective divisions.

Éire Óg launches its Winter League forming three senior teams – Corktown Celts, Lowertown Wolves, and Rideau Rovers.


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