Stanford Make it 4-in-a-Row

Stanford Hurling Club lifted the Gary Duffin Cup for the fourth year in a row on Sunday with a fine win over their cross-bay rivals UC Berkeley, winning 6-13 (31) to 1-12 (15).

Cal had looked like serious contenders for taking this championship after beating Stanford on their home turf on March 8th on a score of 6-8 (26) to 3-14 (23). This brought the championship down to the wire to be decided in the final game.


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Stanford Launch into Lead

A great morning of hurling was had by all at Stanford University yesterday. Results:

Stanford 8-8 (32) Cal 4-2 (14)
Na Fianna 5-18 (33) Naomh Padraig 1-16 (19)
Stanford 4-7 (19) Cal 2-5 (11)
Na Fianna 5-8 (23) Naomh Padraig 6-10 (28)

Naomh Padraig and Na Fianna, two local San Francisco clubs, had a good run in the seven-a-side event, and showcased the sport to an excellent standard. In the college games, Stanford take the points for this tournament which was part of the Northern California College Hurling Championship. The next scheduled tournament is on Sunday March 8th, also at Stanford.

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The hurling tournament that was scheduled for today has been cancelled due the fields at Stanford being closed by rain. We will keep you posted on any rescheduling.

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Results from Second Fall Sevens Tournament at Stanford

Well done to all who participated at the weekend and thank you to the Montana Grizzlies for making the long journey.

Stanford 7-9 (30) Cal 2-2 (8)
Montana 6-11 (29) 3-5 Stanford (14)
Cal 0-0 Montana 5-9 (24)

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Video From Recent Fall Sevens at Stanford

Video from the recent fall sevens hurling tournament at Stanford on October 19th.

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Cal and Stanford Get Underway

The California Collegiate GAA opened its season on Sunday with a the traditional informal sevens tournament at Stanford.  Cal and Stanford were both well able to field teams, and they were joined by the local San Francisco club Naomh Padraig and some members of the local Silicon Valley St Joseph’s club.

Five games were played throughout the day in glorious conditions on the pristine surface of one of the intra-mural fields.  Cal played against Stanford three times, and two games consisted of Naomh Padraig being taken on by the college all-stars, augmented by a few St Joseph’s players.

Stanford had the upper hand in the collegiate games but Cal made steady progress as the day wore on, improving their results as the rookies gradually got the hang of the game.  In the club-versus-college games, the combined efforts of Cal and Stanford were enough to present a respectable challenge to Naomh Padraig.

“Mixing college and club players in the same game is a great way to raise the standard,” said Eamonn Gormley, CCGAA Chairman. “There is a risk that games can be one-sided, but it does no harm to expose at least the more seasoned collegiate players to hurling at a higher level. They can see at first hand what they can aspire to and it gives them an idea of how much work they will need to put in if they are to be a credible force at national level.”

There were no cups or medals for the games, the purpose of this event has always been to give newcomers a bit of playing experience.

Two more tournaments are scheduled for fall, with the collegiate championship beginning in spring.


Game 1 – Stanford 3-9 (18) Cal 0-3 (3)

Game 2 – Naomh Padraig 2-12 (18) Colleges 3-8 (17)

Game 3 – Stanford 3-8 (17) Cal 2-4 (10)

Game 4 – Naomh Padraig 6-11 (29) Colleges 3-10 (19)

Game 5 – Stanford 5-7 (22) Cal 3-6 (15)

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CCGAA Fall Sevens Season Opener

The CCGAA’s annual Fall Sevens season opener will be on Sunday October 19th at the intramural fields on El Camino Real opposite Churchill.


10:00am Set up field
11:00 Cal v Stanford
11:30 Naomh Padraig v Cal B
12:00 Cal v Stanford
12:30 Naomh Padraig v Na Fianna
1:00 Cal v Stanford
1:30 Na Fianna v Cal B
2:00 mix & match
2:30 Club final

Be there!

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Davis on the Receiving End

UC Davis began their 2014 season with a difficult opener against Cal at Treasure Island on March 9th.  Cal overcame Davis without too much difficulty and will now have time to regroup before their next game at Davis on April 13th.  Davis will travel to Stanford for their next game on April 6th.

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Stanford Open Strong

Stanford hit the ground running in this year’s CCGAA Northern California Hurling Championship with a comprehensive win over Cal on February 23rd, winning by 2-17 (23) to 0-5 (5).  Cal now face an uphill task to get this cup off their cross-bay rivals.

Referee Fergal Mullaly throws the ball in to begin the 2014 California college hurling season.

Referee Fergal Mullaly throws the ball in to begin the 2014 California college hurling season.

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2014 Schedule

Sunday February 23, 1:00pm – Stanford v Cal @ Stanford
Sunday March 9, 1:00pm – Davis v Cal @ Treasure Island
Sunday April 6, 1:00pm – Stanford v Davis @ Stanford
Sunday April 13, 1:00pm – Cal v Davis @ Davis
Sunday April 27, 1:00pm – Stanford v Cal @ Treasure Island
Sunday May 11, 1:00pm – Stanford v Davis @ Davis

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