Fun and action at the Skylight-sponsored Gaelic Games Annual Championship


Labor Day weekend saw over 2,300 athletes across 100 teams come to Cleveland to participate in the North American County Board (NACB) Annual Championship of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. Skylight Financial Group, who were the title sponsors, and who took an active part in the event organization, were proud to be part of what was the largest NACB finals in history. The Championship is estimated to have brought in close to $1.5 million to the region’s economy.

Not only was it the largest US GAA finals, but it was deemed to have been the best organized by a host city. For the 8,000 participants and supporters, the event celebrated North America’s passion for Gaelic sports and showed off the tremendous commitment and skill of the players. Off the pitch, players and families got to enjoy Irish culture in the festival village which featured traditional Irish food, beer and live music.

Dan Brennan, CEO Marketing, Skylight Financial Group. “We are very pleased that this year’s finals were the biggest finals in the history of the NACB in terms of participating teams and the spectators that flocked to it. The event was very family friendly with games, food and entertainment for all. A lot of what the Cleveland committee put together was a first for this event, we are very proud to have been part of that."

President of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Liam O’Neill, who came from Ireland and spent the weekend at the Finals, told IrishCentral, “It’s been a fantastic weekend, at a fantastic venue. I haven’t seen anything as well organized before. Cleveland has done a fantastic job. Every credit to them.”

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