Chancey Bush
Denver Gaels team member Robert Kanaly competes for the ball during a game of hurling, a traditional Irish sport using a flat wooden stick and a leather ball, at Clement Park on July 11.

Clement Park was filled with Irish music, food and art last weekend. And just outside the gates of the Colorado Irish Festival was a celebration of the sporting side of Irish culture.

The Denver Gaels hosted an invitational tournament for other Irish sports clubs from across the country at the park’s sports fields. Clubs from as far away as Atlanta and Portland came to play hurling, camogie, and men’s and women’s Gaelic football.