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Welcome to Chicago Irish Sports home on the web!

Welcome to the Chicago Games Development web site, please check back regularly for upcoming coaching and referee courses, as well as youth irish football and hurling camps.

If you are interested in having your child play irish football and or hurling please visit one of the youth web sites at the top of this page for information on locations, and practice times.

If you are an adult looking to join a football or hurling club click on the link page for more information.

I may be contacted at any time @

Thank you,

Colm Egan
Games Development Administrator


Some Game Development drills and ideas.


Use the Idea of playing the games and attending to the skills as needed.

Fun Games......with ball moving all the time.....But don't forget to assess and attend to the skills as needed.


posted 05/02/2016
Easter Irish Sports Day

Please cross your fingers (and toes) for good weather.

On Easter Saturday March 26th Chicago Gaelic Games will be holding an Irish Sports day @ Chicago Gaelic Park.

11am to 1.30pm.

There will be  dedicated coaches to work with the most experienced Gaelic Games players or a new child trying for the first time. (ages 6 to 18 years)

This is a perfect opportunity to bring your cousin,your neighbor,your classmates to try out Gaelic Games.

Please wear cleats (soccer boots) and dress appropriately.


There will be Shirts for all registered participants.

Please click here to complete registration


We look forward to seeing you.

Any information needed please contact Colm Egan @ 708-955-7367 or


11am to 1.30pm Easter Saturday

Chicago Gaelic Park (meet on the patio).



by posted 03/07/2016
Irish Consulate and Chicago Gaelic Games visit CPS.

Enthusiastic students try hurling



The Consulate paid a fun visit to Chicago’s Bernhard Moos Elementary School on Monday 02 nd June to speak with students about Ireland and its culture. 

Vice Consul Nicholas Michael gave a presentation on Ireland and St. Patrick, followed by a Gaelic Games and Irish dance demonstration (and lessons!) by Colm Egan, Gaelic Games Development Officer and Katie Fitzpatrick, an Irish dancing instructor.
Mr Egan demonstrated Gaelic Games: hurling and Gaelic football. Students had a go at both, with volunteers learning some of the skills for each sport.


Ms Fitzpatrick demonstrated Irish dancing and taught students a basic Irish jig. The day finished with questions and answers where the students demonstrated a very good knowledge of St. Patrick and the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Chicago! Thank you to the staff and students at Moos Elementary for hosting the Consulate; it was a pleasure to meet such enthusiastic and engaged students.


Also, thank you Colm Egan and Katie Fitzpatrick for demonstrating hurling, Gaelic football, and Irish dance, and to Consulate Intern Lauren McKee for assisting with the visit.For more information on Gaelic Games in Chicago, check out


by posted 06/09/2015
Western Springs Schools Program

Field Elementary Western Springs.

May 2014 this is a thriving schools program.

This is 4th and 5th grade from fall 2013 .

What a wonderful group with Boys and Girls giving Gaelic Football their all.

A special thank you to their Phys Ed teacher Mr Ryan McLaughlin.

Thanks also for the nifty Camera work smiley

by colmegan posted 10/08/2014
Chicago Gaelic Games at Illinois Physical Education Conference

Chicago Gaelic Games featured more than ever at the 2014 Illinois Physical Education Conference.

This year we were a demonstration sport. (playing live for teachers and Park District games programs)

The demonstration at the conference was a very progressive step for Chicago Gaelic Games Development.

Having a live demonstration enabled Chicago Gaelic Games to showcase our game of Gaelic Football as a viable sports option to area Physical educators,schools and Park districts.
I was able to work with Chicago State Physical education students to choreograph a demonstration suitable for the space allotted and adapted for indoor area.

Many thanks to the CSU Phys Ed program for their help with the demo.



by colmegan posted 10/08/2014
Event @ The Childrens Museum April 2012

Chicago GAA demonstration @ Chicago Childrens Museum.


posted 04/11/2012
Contact Colm at any time