Vancouver Harps


The Vancouver Harps are a Gaelic football and Hurling club based in Vancouver, Canada. They club represents the Vancouver Irish Sporting & Social Club. They play at Capilano RFC, North Vancouver, BC or Trout Lake, Vancouver, BC and are members of Western Canada Division of the Canadian County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association.

The Harps compete every year in the Western Canadian Championships in both Men's & Ladies' Gaelic football.

The Men have been Champions in the West on four occasions, being undefeated in 2010, 2008 & 2005 (though the record shows a loss, after the team walked off the field in protest to the antics of the Calgary Chieftains in their final Championship game), and narrowly winning the 2006 Championship, defeating the Edmonton Wolfe Tones by 9 points in a game where a 5 point margin of victory was required, in the Final game of the Championships.

The Vancouver Ladies team are the reigning Western Canadian Champions (since 2007). In that year, they broke Edmonton's stranglehold on the Championship by sending their strongest showing to Alberta, and winning the Edmonton Tournament. Since then they have been the dominant force in Ladies football in the West.

Hurling, the poor relation of the Gaelic Games for many years in Vancouver, has witnessed a revival in recent years fielding teams at a number of Hurling Tournaments against Seattle since 2005. Most recently, the club received a special dispensation from the CCB and the NACB to compete at the North American County Board Championships in Chicago in 2010. To add icing to that cake, the club went and won the Junior A North American Championship defeated San Francisco in the final.

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