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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


Easter Irish Sports Day..What a Day




What a Day !!

A huge thank you to all the Parents,Kids and Coaches for such a wonderful day on Sat last.

Please feel free to use the pictures from here and have a look for more on Facebook @ Chicago GAA Coaching and Games.


Over 130 Kids played Hurling and Gaelic football,many for the first time.

Well done to all !

Click on the picture page for loads of shots...Maybe your kid is there :)



by posted 04/01/2017
We made the TV...Well done Naperville Hurling Club

Go the Black and Reds !





What a job by Naperville Hurling Club. One year in existence and they made the TV !!!!!!



by posted 01/27/2017
Chicago Gaa With the Boy Scouts

Chicago GAA with the boy scouts



Chicago GAA are with the boys scouts doing Gaelic Football and Hurling.

Wonderful Evergreen Park Troop.

Can you spot that some Girls infiltrated the Boys Scouts Of America :)

Egan Girls Rule :)


by posted 01/27/2017
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 01/27/2017
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 01/27/2017
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
Cul Camps Citywide (Gaelic Games Camps)

Your child can try Gaelic Games this Summer for the first time or expand their skills and love for the games at our Gaelic Games Camps.







Chicago Gaelic Park 
Chicago Northside 
Peterson Park 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.   Chicago, Illinois 60646 
Chicago Northside,
Maryville Academy.Des Plains.
Chicago Gaelic Park.
Irish Cultural camp.
Focus on Irish Sport,Dance,Music,Language,Drama,Mythology,Storytelling,History and much more.
GAA Gaelic Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 14 – with an action-packed and fun-filled three days of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around maximizing enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games.
Contact Colm Egan



posted 05/22/2014
Event @ The Childrens Museum April 2012

Chicago GAA demonstration @ Chicago Childrens Museum.


posted 04/11/2012
Contact Colm at any time