Welcome to the Yorkshire Emeralds hurling club website. We are the only hurling club in Leeds and represent the whole of Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Emeralds was founded in 2010 by a small dedicated group of hurlers who were keen to play the game in Leeds. Leeds hurling clubs have been thin on the ground in recent years and we're sure there's not been a hurling club in Leeds in recent memory to cater to the needs of the many Irish people who would have played at home before moving here.
The club has players from the length and breath of Ireland. Some of the counties represented are Kilkenny, Cork, Tipperary, Limerick, Waterford, Mayo, Armagh, Antrim, Meath, Donegal, Galway even Sheffield and Leeds so we have a fairly broad background of talents on the team! We are a very dedicated bunch with many players traveling from as far away as Hull, Sheffield and Chesterfield to attend training.
We currently participate in the All Britain Hurling Shield and we reached the semi final of this competition in 2014 having topped the league stage. We also take part in the Lancashire Hurling Championship along with Fullen Gaels of Manchester and Wolfe Tones of Liverpool.
We have previously won the Mick Houlihan Cup in 2011 and 2012, however we no longer take part in this competition as it is run by the Warwickshire County Board.
We are always looking for new players and we will do our best to help people new to the area settle in by helping them find accommodation, jobs and a pub that serves a good pint of Guinness!