"Opeongo Heritage Cup Hockey Tournament
IRISH SHAMROCK

OPEN DIVISION

Open Division Shamrocks team photo

Welcome to the Irish Shamrocks Webpage

Signs of Irish pride are all over the Valley. The Irish love to celebrate their Irish roots all over the world, especially here in the Valley and St. Patrick makes sure of that. The Irish Pioneers settled in the Madawaska & Bonnechere Valleys in the mid 1850’s. They come up the Opeongo Line and carved a living out of the wilderness.

Douglas is the home of the famous Irish Pub at the Douglas Tavern where all things are green and the music is lively and the dance floor is tapping often with step dancers.

The town of Killaloe was named after a town from Ireland and proudly shouts it out on St. Paddy’s Day. At the St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Barry’s Bay, you can sit down and enjoy all things Irish at their annual St. Paddy’s Irish Tea. Our Lady of the Angels Church in Brudenell has signs of Irish past where many Irish pioneers settled back in the mid 1850’s. Visit Mount St. Patrick named after Ireland’s Holy Mountain.

The hockey team proudly displays the Irish Shamrock on their jerseys and the Irish fans proudly wave their Irish cultural and national flag to support the boys and girls in Green, Orange & White. If you want a taste of some good Irish Stew, you can enjoy a taste at the annual Opeongo Heritage Cup hockey tournament. Life’s too short not to be Irish.

The Irish Shamrocks Hockey Club has opened the doors for local Scottish to also play on their team. They are Celtic cousins and together made up the winning team in 2012 and are defending cup champions!

WOMEN’S DIVISION

Women's Division Shamrocks team photo

35 plus GENTLEMEN DIVISION

35-plus Division Shamrocks team photo

45 plus GENTLEMEN DIVISION

45-plus Division Shamrocks team photo

55 plus GENTLEMEN DIVISION

55-plus Division Shamrocks team photo
The tournament represents more than hockey, it also represents the Canadian way of life!