Hurling and Gaelic Football have a very long history in the Hartford area. There are numerous references to hurling games in the archives on local Hartford newspapers stretching back to early in the nineteenth century.
A 'Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society' article about the history of Gaelic Football in Connecticut. We know hurling was also played at the tournaments referenced in the article.
The following photo was posted on the web by John Dennehy in County Cork, Ireland trying to find out information about his Grandfather. His grandfather played in the team here in Hartford in the 1920/1930's. His grandfather later moved back to Ireland but sadly has since passed away. We adopted the name of our team from that team to honor their legacy.