Arts & Entertainment

West Orange Shillelagh Club Hosts 14th Annual Irish Sports Exhibition

7e1f3d862b34cc146c1b_shill5.jpg
Hurling. Credits: Janet O'Keefe Burke
030df899e1287a5abeb0_shill4.jpg
Rugby. Credits: Janet O'Keefe Burke
b23537dcd12a539156a9_shill2.jpg
Bagpipers. Credits: Janet O'Keefe Burke
21f7c126797c1f25d3fb_shill3.jpg
Dancers. Credits: Janet O'Keefe Burke
b59253b43f9afb8bd2f2_shill6.jpg
Musicians. Credits: Janet O'Keefe Burke
f1e66e637e1d78380971_shill7.jpg
WInners. Credits: Janet O'Keefe Burke
2e4b25c30fea2d73a696_shill1.jpg
Celebration. Credits: Janet O'Keefe Burke
7e1f3d862b34cc146c1b_shill5.jpg

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Shillelagh Club held its 14th Annual Exhibition of Irish Sports on Sunday, June 8. The event was as much a celebration of Irish pride and culture as it was a Hurling exhibition, the national sport of Ireland.

The West Orange and West Essex communities are rich in Irish culture and community involvement, and the contributions of the Irish are plentiful. From service organizations, to business, to education, much of the philanthropic activities and local town histories are established legacies of the Irish community.

The non-profit event highlighted Irish culture and traditions in sports while encouraging the community to keep the history of the Irish alive and celebrated. Hurling, the national game of Ireland, is similar to field hockey but played with a shorter stick featuring a broader, oval-shaped blade. The game dates back 3,000 years in Celtic history.  Hurling matches with teams from Ulster, NY, Hoboken, NJ, Rockland, NY, and Allentown, PA, were played, along with a Rugby match featuring Montclair against Bayonne.

For more information visit the Shillelagh's website at www.shillelaghclub.com.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Local Children Invited to Register for Essex County Summer Camps

February 19, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Children of all ages are invited to participate in spring and summer camp opportunities at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, Essex County Codey Arena and the Essex County Environmental Center.

The zoo has several weeklong camp adventures that will introduce children to the extraordinary world of animals, nature and science. Campers and their parents/guardians are ...

Game of Thrones: A Definitive Ranking of Seasons 1-7

Groundhog Day. The day a tiny mammal’s shadow tells us when winter will come to an end. Me? I prefer my weather forecast in the form of a white raven (the telltale changing of seasons in Westeros).

For a few days, rumors spread that Game of Thrones will not return for its final season until April 2019, and while it was clarified that the April return date was likely a false rumor, HBO ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_f1e8b21af9d26c31d2e7_unnamed__8_

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

West Orange High School (Tarnoff Cafeteria), West Orange

44th Annual Orange West Orange UNICO Sports ...

Arts & Entertainment Education

Carousel_image_f7d9574673b2c2041627_unnamed__4_

Sun, February 25, 12:00 PM

AMC Essex Green, West Orange

The 2018 West Orange Classic Film Festival

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrate Your Health this Nutrition Month

February 21, 2018

Dear Editor,

This year, we learned that the number of Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke just got a lot higher.  An estimated 103 million adults have high blood pressure, according to new statistics from the American Heart Association, and about 39.7 percent of Americans have high cholesterol.  With March being National Nutrition Month, it’s a great time to ...

Free Cardiac and Concussion Screenings for Young Athletes

February 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (MJM) at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Mountain Recreation Complex, Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Avenue, West Orange, NJ.

When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac ...

Hackensack Resident Charged with Sexual Assualt and Child Endangerment at YMCA

February 23, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ — Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Timothy Smith of Hackensack on six counts each of Sexual Assault by Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Hackensack Police Department ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...