Rumble in the Rockies

2017 Southwest Invitational Tournament

July 22nd and 23rd

We’re excited to announce the format of the 2017 Southwest Invitational. The goal of this competition is to bring together the clubs of the Southwestern Division of the USGAA, as well as clubs from our neighboring divisions for a weekend of competition and celebration of Gaelic Games.


Lowry Sports Complex, Denver, Colorado

Three grass pitches of 135ft by 85ft with a Rocky Mountain backdrop

Tournament Format

Round Robin Pool Play
Saturday July 22nd – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Pool play format with minimum of 2 games and max of 3 games per team
  • 20 minute halves with 5 minute halftime. All games will start on the hour. No extra time will be played in case of draws or injuries.
  • 13 players a side with unlimited rolling subs
Championship & Consolation Matches
Sunday July 23rd – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Each team will have either a championship or consolation match to play on Sunday
  • Matchups will be determined by pool play results
  • All games will be completed by 1 p.m. so teams can make afternoon travel home
Download the Tournament flyer for a map and a rundown of the schedule

Teams & Schedule

This tournament is primarily a competition for the clubs of the Southwest Division. That being said we will invite a few select teams from neighboring divisions to round out the competition across all codes and grades.

  • Teams will be added as confirmed
  • 1st draft schedule to be released by June 15th
  • Final schedule released July 15th
If you are not a club from the Southwest and you are interested in participating, please reach out to our Tournament Director with your teams and codes to express your interest.

Social Calendar

Kick-Off Party
June 22nd, 5 - 7pm
Team Welcome Party
July 21st, 7pm
Tournament Party
July 22nd, 6pm
After Party on the Patio
July 23rd, 1pm

Southwest Invitational Registration

If you have further questions contact us via email.

If you have further questions contact us via email.

Send Your Tournament Donations To

Denver Gaels GAA

411 Sable Blvd. North
Aurora, CO 80011

Donations qualify for a non-for-profit tax exemption
Tax ID # - 98-1674600


DoubleTree by Hilton Denver – Stapleton North


4040 Quebec Street

Denver, Colorado 80216

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The Rumble in the Rockies Southwest Invitational Tournament is proud to announce they are a recipient of the GAA/DFA Global Games Development Initiative 2017.

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