USGAA Newsletter: January 2022

2022 Registration is now open!

USGAA Registration is open to players and social members to register using Stack Sports. The system and process are essentially the same as we have used the past three years, where clubs are required to pay their Annual USGAA Club Affiliation fee online and then members can individually register with the affiliated club. The 2022 edition of the Registration Manual has been released and forwarded to the Divisional Registrars. Further details, and the link to the USGAA Registration system, is available on the USGAA website:

As in previous years, April 30th is the deadline for USGAA Registration and for USGAA club-to-club transfers. 

Homegrown players who have never previously registered with an adult GAA club may register with a USGAA club on or before August 1st, in order to play in USGAA and\or Divisional Championships – year-round registration is available for first time Homegrown players, but such players are not eligible for Divisional or USGAA Championships.

UPMC shares what to do when seeking care for Tendonitis

Tendonitis is a very common athletic injury. You may suspect you have it if your pain is linked to activity. In other words, it only hurts when you are playing sports or moving a certain way. Hear more about symptoms and treatment.

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UPMC Debunks the Top Concussion Myths

While concussion is a common sports-related injury, there remains to this day a lot of differing information about the causes, risk factors, and recovery process. Learn the facts about diagnosing concussion types and prescribing active treatment plans from our experts.

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Meet the 2022 Hurling Development Workgroup

Adam O Leary, Denver Gaels, Southwest Division

Adam O’Leary has been a member of the Denver Gaels since 2005 concentrating on Hurling throughout that time.

He was part of the 2007 Jr C Hurling Championship team and also was a part of the traveling squad to Ireland for the Aer Lingus International Hurling Tournament, where his team took home the trophy for their division.

Adam has served on the Gaels’ committee in a variety of roles including, VP, PIO, and Hurling Manager.

Adam Keplinger, TCRE Heartland Division

Adam is a star forward for TCRE, Twin Cities Robert Emmetts and has been playing since 2011.

A highlight of his Hurling journey was a Junior C Hurling win at the USGAA Playoffs in 2021.

Adam has also represented USGAA at the World games twice winning the “Native” division in 2016.

Adam will have some great input on Camogie matters within USGAA as he is married to Chelsea, a USGAA champion with TCRE Camogie.

Kevin Tobin, Charlotte James Connolly’s, Southeast Division

Kevin Tobin is from Tipperary and has been in the USA for 11 years.

Kevin has been involved with a few clubs here in that time. Mainly Charlotte James Connolly’s and Baltimore Bohemians.

Kevin has spent a long-time coaching and  he loves the enthusiasm here for hurling and camogie.

Kevin is currently involved with the Charlotte hurling team, Baltimore camogie and on the side.

In January of 2022 Kevin was appointed as the high  performance coach to the Tipperary senior camogie team.

Noel Mythens, St Peters San Diego, Southwest Division

Noel Mythens is a long time member of St Peters Hurling club in San Diego.

Noel has held many positions on the St Peters board and currently has playing and coaching responsibilities.

Colm Egan, Games Development Officer, Chicago.

Colm Egan will chair the Hurling Development workgroup for 2022.

He was USGAA Hurling Development chair for a ten year span from 2010 to 2019.

Colm is a Games Development officer in Chicago and is a qualified Coach and Ref Tutor for Gaelic Games certifications.

Any club may contact Colm @ or @ 708-955-7367.

Follow Colm’s Gaelic Games Development page on Facebook @Chicago GAA Coaching & Games

Upcoming Events

    • 2022 Registration
      • NOW OPEN
    • Congress
      • February 25-27, 2022
    • Registered Tournaments
      • Hostess City Hooley
        • March 5, 2022
      • Music City Invitational Hurling Tournament
        • March 26, 2022
      • 15th Annual Midwest Tournament
        • September 22, 2022
    • CYC, Chicago
      • July 28-31, 2022
    • USGAA Playoffs, Chicago
      • August 19-21, 2022
    • USGAA 2022 Convention, Chicago
      • November 11-13, 2022