Hoboken’s finest male and female athletes will step onto the auction block highlighting the Fifth Annual Hoboken Guards Hurling Club Pub Crawl.
Contrary to what many may think hurling is, this is the centuries-old national sport of Ireland, also referred to as the fastest, most skilled field sport on the planet.
The club of 40 lads and 30 ladies invites and encourages lovers of good times, all sports and our Hoboken community for a great late afternoon/evening with the Guards. Live traditional Irish music will keep the crowd moving at each location in celebration of true Irish culture!
Hoboken Guards Pub Crawl Timeline:
2:30 PM: The Dubliner | 96 River St.
5 PM: Mulligans | 159 1st St. | Food served at 5 PM for attendees to enjoy!
6:30 PM: The Shannon | 106 1st St. | Live Player Auction Starts at 7 PM SHARP!
A wrist band will get you specials at each participating bar. You can preorder your wrist band here to save time on pub crawl day.
The “Win a Date With Your Favorite Hurler” auction starts at 7 pm and allows local guys and gals the chance to bid on 15 of our top prized stud athletes (all in their 20s and 30s) – mirroring the number of players on the hurling “pitch” (or field) for one team at a time. Each hurler carries a gift certificate to a Hoboken or New York restaurant or business. Bidding starts at $20.00 per gift certificate-carrying athlete.
It is the choice of the winning bidder whether or not the bidder wishes to use the gift certificate for themselves or bring the sporting guy or gal along for the date.
This primary fundraiser for the Hoboken Guards allows our rapidly expanding club to fund the three competitive teams (Men’s first and second team and ladies camogie team), pay league insurance, registration fees, team equipment, travel and other related club expenses for the 2015 year.
The annual pub crawl each spring serves as a pre-season kick off for New Jersey’s lone hurling club. The Guards compete in the NYGAA junior hurling division season, which runs May through late August. For the first time in New Jersey state history, the Garden State will have a ladies hurling team represented in 2015. Under the organizing of Hoboken residents Jane McCooey and Niamh Tierney, Hoboken Camogie is entering the North American Championships in 2015, to be played in Chicago this year. With 30 girls already signed up, the club are in need of funds to pay for jerseys, helmets, equipment and all the start-up costs to get off the ground. Your presence will help get them to Chicago and representing Hoboken on a national scale!