About Us

Who are we?

We are a friendly community of hurling enthusiasts.

Some of us have been playing since our youth, some have taken the sport up recently. Our players live in San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, and points in between.

How long have we been around?

St Joseph’s was first founded in 1995. In the early 2000s the club, uniquely in the USA, boasted two hurling teams, a Gaelic football team, and a Ladies’ Gaelic Football team.

Our club went dormant in 2002 but was revived ten years later. Today the club concentrates on hurling, and still competes as part of the San Francisco GAA and USGAA community.

Where do we train?

We train all over the place! We’ve got members all the way from Oakland to Monterey, so we have a regular training usually in the SF penninsula and then have flexible small adhoc trainings in different places. It’s dynamically organized, so contact us to get in the loop.

If you’re interested in just training with us to stay fresh while visiting, we’d be excited for you to participate. Training is usualy ~1.5 hours, with warmups/sprint-work, then skills drills, then as much time for small-sided games or game-like “drills” as we can.

Where are our games played?

For most of the season we play our competitive games at Pairc na nGael on Treasure Island. On Memorial weekend we usually travel to San Diego for the West Coast Sevens tournament.

We also attend nationals if we qualify, and these are hosted on a rotating basis in different US cities each year. Every four years the nationals are hosted in San Francisco, and other regular venues include Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia.

The St. Joseph’s GAA trains and competes at the adult (17+) level, so if you know of a younger athlete (or potential athlete) we’re excited to direct you to the awesome team at the SF Youth Gaelic Atheltic Association. These folks give SF Bay Area youths an exciting opportunity to play the fastest game on grass (as well as Gaelic football). It’s best if you get in contact with them directly to give someone the opportunity to try a novel and thrilling sport, but contact us as well if we can gladly help facilitate that.