Liberty Gaels Camogie Club New York/New Jersey was established in 2016.
During 2015, spotting the clearly visible void of adult Camogie in the New York/New Jersey region, the Liberty Gaels Camogs represented New York & New Jersey Camogie by playing as part of the Hoboken Guards Hurling Club.
Starting its first season with just a handful of girls, and ending with over 50 registered players illustrates how hard this new club has worked to raise its profile, recruit members, and promote the still relatively unexplored sport of Camogie in New York, but also throughout North America.
During early 2016, the Club decided to become an independent Camogie Club. It changed its name from Hoboken Guards to Liberty Gaels, in the hope of ensuring the longevity and sustainability of adult Camogie in New York and New Jersey after 20 years of stark absence.
“Camogie has something very important to offer the New York and New Jersey region,” explained Jane McCooey, Club Founder and Chairperson. In collaboration with the North American County Board and New York GAA, Liberty Gaels Camogs hope to build on their inaugural accomplishments, and will strive to further enhance the vibrancy of Camogie in New York and New Jersey’s Irish-American community.