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2019 USGAA Finals Newsletter: August Edition

Updated: Aug 13, 2019

As we hit the two week mark, there have been major developments; from Weekend passes, day-of information, vendors, sponsors and more, there is so much to announce in this month's newsletter!


Tournament Passes


Weekend Passes

Weekend passes are available for purchase for $65 each. This one-time purchase will grant you access to the entirety of the 2019 USGAA Finals from August 23-25. In addition, the pass covers transportation to and from the fields from the hotels.


To purchase you Weekend Passes, Click Here.


Daily Passes

Daily passes will be available for purchase online and in-person for $25. Each day pass includes field access and transportation. To redeem a daily pass, please bring a copy of your receipt and a valid government ID that matches the billing information.


To purchase your Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday day pass, Click Here.


Parking Passes

Guaranteed Preferred Weekend Parking Passes for sold out in under 3 hours! For folks who were unable to secure a preferred weekend pass, additional general, field parking will be available.


Passes to our guaranteed weekend field parking will be available for purchase online under the "Passes & Gear" page of the finals website. Weekend field passes will be $25 for all three days and is within walking distance to the fields.


Daily parking will be available for $10 on a first-come-first-serve basis. Daily parking will be field parking behind those who have purchased general weekend passes in advance and are not guaranteed.


Handicap parking will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you require handicap parking, please inquire at the gate.


Hotel Reservations Still Available

Need to book your stay for the finals? Take advantage of the deals we have set up with the Dulles Airport hotels through HBC Event Services. If you are a Club participating in the finals, keep in mind that the finals are a stay-to-play tournament so you must stay in a these sanctioned hotels.


Guaranteed blocks for most hotels are now closed, but if you have yet to secure your rooms, please email playoffs.usa@gaa.ie and our planning team can help get you sorted at the discounted, block rates.


Day-Of Information Page


Now available on our website is the Day-Of Information page. This page will contain all of the information you will need during the actual event of the finals. This information includes: tournament brackets, match schedules, food & drink menus, vendor merchandise list, after-party information, entertainment schedule and much more. Click the link above to view information currently available.


Vendors


Beer Tent: Guinness

Located in the middle of all the action, the Guinness sponsored beer tent brings great drink and good craic to the fields. Located on a knoll above the fields, you will be able to enjoy your beer and see most of the matches at the same time! We are especially excited to announce that in addition to Good Guinness, Guinness Blonde, Smithwicks and Harp, Guinness is bringing a band new Special Release Brew from the Guinness Baltimore Brewery and its first release is at the fields!


In addition to the fine Guinness products available, there will also be Cider, Smirnoff Spiked Seltzer and Red Bull and of course, music!



Food Tent: XII Tables Elegant Dining

Taking on the role of feeding the masses is XII Tables Elegant Dining. Led by Chef Mel Moore, a Brooklyn native, the Chef has been creating masterful dishes in the kitchen for over a decade. Chef's career ranges from catering at restaurants, hotels, corporate settings, on location and in backyards, to boats, and now trucks! He designs and executes menus from elegant plated dinners to casual buffets, brunches, lunches, and more wherever the celebration is! His signature chef's touch has positioned him as one of the Washington Redskins' preferred chefs. Appearing on Fox 5 many times, Chef Mel exhibits excellence in all areas of his craft and is simply passionate about what he does.


Chef Mel's menu for 2019 USGAA Finals:

  • Jerk Mahi Tacos w/ pineapple salsa

  • Chicken Tenders with Chips

  • ​Bangers with Chips

  • ​Hamburger

  • Fresh Curry and Chips

  • ​Watermelon and Arugula Mint Salad


Food Trucks & Food Stations


In addition to the food that will be provided in the food tent, Kona Ice, by Grandma Kona, will be available. Check back on the finals website for more on each as we approach the tournament. Kona Ice will supply a great break from the summer heat with their tasty ice treats!



Apparel Vendors : Masita

Coming back to the finals as a national sponsor is Masita Sportswear. Like last year, Masita will be selling official USGAA gear, as well as other apparel, and game gear.



Hurling Gear and Repairs by American Hurling

Making their debut at the USGAA Finals is American Hurling. Based out of Greenville, SC, American Hurling provides high quality products for Hurling, Camogie and Gaelic Football players. The company is Irish owned and operated. American Hurling stocks everything locally to ensure quick delivery times and lower shipping costs. Customized products are available upon request.


American Hurling will also be supplying your game sliotars, so be sure to stop by and say "Thanks!"



Trainers: The National Sports Medicine Institute


We are excited to announce our partnership with The National Sport Medicine Institute (NSMI) as our official tournament trainers throughout the finals weekend. Their services will be available to all players, officials and spectators offering 2 specialist on site throughout the course of the finals. They will be give a central location and will be easily seen and accessed from any field or tent on the site.

The National Sports Medicine Institute (NSMI) is a sports medicine and orthopedic practice which specializes in care for athletes of any age and performance level. We specialize in sports injury, evaluation, treatment, prevention and return to play with our highly trained sports medicine professionals and board certified surgeons. NSMI offers on-site x-ray and ultrasound, physical therapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and other innovative solutions for treatment. Our mission is to be the leaders in the latest technology in sports medicine, science, performance and education; ensuring all NSMI athletes are receiving the best in care at every stage of their athletic career.


After-Field Fun at Ned Devine's

And Last but most certainly not Least, our Main Bar Sponsor is NED DEVINES. Located less than 3 miles from the hotels, Ned’s is thrilled to be the place to continue the party after the fields! With great entertainment, good food and even better libations, end your days at this lively bar with all your friends!


To visit their website Click Here.


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