Sep 06 2017
2017 season reflections and more
Go raibh míle maith agaibh (Thank You)
To all our players, social members, supporters and sponsors (Foothills Brewing, Carlisle’s Pub, Finnigan’s Wake, The Quiet Pint, Tanglewood Pizza Company, Omega Sports, The Porch, Body Complete, Homebrewer’s Clubhouse) for all your hard work and generous support throughout the year. There is a lot work that happens both on and off the field and everyone does their part to ensue this wonderful community club promoting Irish Sports and Culture is doing it’s job. Training attendance has been great this year and effort by the players has been amazing. All this training culminated in winning our first piece of silverware in the clubs third year. This is a fantastic achievement and everyone should feel very proud of this
The Wolfhounds close out the season as Champions
Saturday, August 5th turned out to be an historic day for the club as the Wolfhounds won their first “official” tournament and with it the “James and Catherine O’ Sullivan” Memorial Cup. This is an annual cup competed for as part of the Raleigh GAA club tournament. The opposition simply had no answers to the Wolfhounds dominant play on the day and it was just rewards for the hard work put in on the training field since January. Check out our facebook page in particular for lots of photos from the day. We will be looking to retain this cup and add more silverware to our collection in 2018!!
USGAA Chmpionship (aka Nationals)
Congratulations to all the Charlotte GAA teams and other members of southeast clubs that travelled to San Francisco this past Labor Day weekend to compete, support and/or officiate during the annual USGAA championships. A special shout out to the Charlotte Ladies Gaelic Footballers who won the USGAA Senior Championship. They beat the holders ‘Fog City Harps’ to make history as the first team outside the traditional power bases to take a Senior title since the 1960s. Comhghairdeas!!!
All Ireland Final
The 2017 final is a repeat of last years epic battle with Mayo taking on Dublin again. Mayo who lost in a replay by 1 point will be eager to see their efforts rewarded this year and hopefully break the “Curse of ’51”
*The Curse of ’51 allegedly prevents Mayo from winning the Sam Maguire Cup ever again, or at least until the death has occurred of every member of the last winning team from 1951. It remains unbroken—despite the team reaching the final on eight occasions since then, they have either completely collapsed on the day or been undone by a series of other unfortunate events.
The legend tells us that while the boisterous Mayo team were passing through Foxford on the victorious journey home, the team failed to wait quietly for a funeral cortège to pass by on its way to the graveyard. The presiding priest consequently put a curse on Mayo football to never win a subsequent All-Ireland Final until all members of the 1951 team are dead.
Gaelic Football Poll
Visiting our home page and look for the section called ‘Gaelic Football Poll’. Make your winning team selection and see what others are saying.
Please include the hashtag #WSWGAA on any pics you post on our social media so we will be able to find them easier
~ Winston-Salem Wolfhounds GAA