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Salty Pretzels vs. Unicorn Wranglers, Week 1

Showcasing the South Sound’s Silkiest Stickwork this Spring

Interested in trying out a new activity or simply a sports super fan? If you love sports, you’ll love Hurling and there are two exciting events in the month of April where you can catch the Tacoma Hounds playing some top-notch matches:

4/13/19 – The Annual Sean-nós Festival
The Evergreen State College in Olympia, 11:15am-12:30

4/17/19 – Indoor League Cup Final Match
Tacoma Soccer Center, 730pm – 830pm

Sean-nós Festival

Every year, the Irish Cultural Society of the Pacific Northwest hosts the Sean-nós Festival at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. The festival primarily celebrates and promotes three aspects of traditional Irish culture: sean-nós singing, sean-nós dancing, and the Irish language – otherwise known as “Gaeilge”. This year’s festival will be held form April 12th-14th, mostly in the campus’ Communications Building.

“Sean-nós” (pronounced “shan-nos”) literally means “old style.” It refers to the Irish language songs, poetry, and dances that were popular during the 17th and 18th centuries. Although songs and steps are passed down from teacher to student and between artists, each performance is unique and personal to the performer.

The Tacoma Hounds will be building on last year’s appearance as Featured Guest Instructors for 2019, with an expanded exhibition scrimmage and accompanying, hands-on demo for any interested participants. This session will occur at the soccer field near the Communications Building, from 11:15am to 12:30 (please see image below). Please wear clothing and footwear that will be comfortable while moving and suitable for grass; water is recommended in general, but the hands-on demo will not feature strenuous activity.

Sean-nós session location outlined in red.

Indoor League Cup Final Match

The Unicorn Wranglers, the Trashfires, and the Salty Pretzels’ efforts to win the Indoor League Cup all come to a head on April 17th during this spring’s final Wednesday Night Lights showdown. The Unicorn Wranglers have already punched their ticket to the turf for the title match, but who will join them?

There’s still time to find out who else makes the title card, as the Trashfires and Unicorn Wranglers throw down tonight (4/3) before one last match pits the Trashfires against the Salty Pretzels (4/10). It’ll all come down to the final week of the regular season, but a Trashfires win tonight really turns up the heat on the Pretzels. Will the Trashfires overbake the Pretzels? Or will the Pretzels’ dough rise to the occasion and come out of the Indoor oven golden-brown?

The Tacoma Soccer Center provides the perfect venue to be right on top of the action, with elevated seating above the field and glass that brings you rink-side, right up to the players. Every match this season has featured electrifying play resulting in over a score per minute. Check out some of last season’s highlight reels while this spring’s are still cookin’!

If you can’t get enough Hurling action like the rest of us, keep an eye out for information about our upcoming Rookie Day Series starting later this month!