2019 Gov. Thomas Burke Tournament Recap
Jun. 24, 2019 • Andrew Maron
Fresh from a tournament victory in Greenville, we were eager to jump back into some competitive hurling. We spent the 4 weeks in between tournaments further developing our skills and endurance, playing Stick-Toss games without any substitutions and introducing cardio-focused Overtime Sessions. When the tournament schedule was announced, we were excited to see our old rivals, and 2018 Junior C National Champions, Coastal Virginia (formerly Hampton Roads), hoping for an opportunity to play for the first time since they won the Holy City Cup in 2017. We were also expecting Raleigh to be a much more difficult match-up playing on their home fields than when we met at Greenville. While we managed to put together one of the strongest travel teams that we have fielded in recent years, this would be our first 13s tournament on a nearly full sized pitch. With only 3 extra players, we knew that we were leaving ourselves vulnerable in the event of an injury or exhaustion.
Game 1 – Charleston vs Greenville (SE regional qualifier)Continue reading
Charleston reclaims Greenville Cup for first time since 2014
May. 19, 2019 • Ryan Shrum
After months of practice and Pub League games, Charleston Hurling finally made its tournament debut for 2019. Most of the travel team made the early drive to Greenville the day of, with everyone showing up on time and ready to play. Even during the early warm-ups led by Coach Dagg, we could tell that the heat was going to play a major role in the games ahead. We also knew that we were in for a lot of running, as we would be playing on a field significantly larger than Maple. However, with such a huge and talented squad, we knew that if we managed our substitutions right, we could walk away as champions.Continue reading
Charleston hosts Augusta for friendly series
Apr. 29, 2019 • Ryan Shrum
With the move of the Holy City Cup to the autumn, but not full wanting to give up on the nice weather, Charleston hosted Augusta for a series of sevens friendlies. Augusta and Charleston both fielded two sides with Augusta Maroon playing Charleston White and August Blue playing Charleston Gold.Continue reading
2018 Azalea Cup Tournament Recap
Nov. 19, 2018 • Andrew Maron
The 7th Annual Azalea Cup was played November 10 in Augusta, GA. Charleston last participated (and won) the 2016 Azalea Cup. Before the games began, we took a moment of silence for Veterans Day, followed by a wonderful tune from the pipes and drums.Continue reading
2018 Holy City Cup Tournament Recap
Oct. 1, 2018 • Andrew Maron
After going against tradition and delaying our yearly tournament until the fall, we were finally able to host the Holy City Cup! With no hurricanes in sight, we welcomed the beautiful (if a little hot) first day of fall as the perfect day for hurling.