Hurling Roster

Spencer Doman

Age: 34
Occupation: CEO of Doman International, an international non-profit to empower special needs families with holistic answers for their kids
How long have you been playing? 3 years
How did you start playing hurling? My wife Melissa and I learned about hurling on vacation in Ireland. We got interested and Melissa found out we had a club in Philly. Melissa talked me into checking it out, and we’ve been addicted ever since!
What position do you play? Full Forward
Favorite Hurling Memory: Scoring my first point on a free in a match. Nothing like it!
Goal of 2022 season: Help the team win games in whatever way I can, whether it’s scoring, assists or cheering on my team from the sideline. This club is amazing and I enjoy the games, practices and friendships!
All time favorite food: Wings from Byrnes Tavern in Port Richmond, or a Schmitter from McNallys in Chestnut Hill.

Tim Morgan

Age: 33
Occupation: Network Engineer/Pilot
How long have you been playing? 7 years
How did you start playing hurling? Needed a new sport in college when rugby wasn’t working out. Started pocing around with Tim Fick at Indiana University and went to be IU GAA’s first president
What position do you play? Full Forward
Favorite Hurling Memory: Scoring a brace at Gaelic Park in New York for Hoboken Guards
Goal of 2022 season: Score more than 2 goals
All time favorite food: Shepherds pie

Tyler Madden

Age: 25
Occupation: Structural Engineer
How long have you been playing? Entering 7th season
How did you start playing hurling? Freshman year of college, Peter Travers invited me out to a winter league session down in South Philly
What position do you play? Midfield
Favorite Hurling Memory: Late nights a Curran’s when I first started playing & winning a national championship in Virginia
Goal of 2022 season: Recruit and build two full teams for hurling (Junior B and Junior D)
All time favorite food: Filet Mignon (medium rare)

Gary Miller

Age: 41
Occupation: Head Sound Engineer at the Met Opera House
How long have you been playing? 1 year
How did you start playing hurling? Mark Ryan roped me in!
What position do you play? Half Back
Favorite Hurling Memory: After party at Boston 2021
Goal of 2022 season: Get back in shape and play more real games
All time favorite food: Grilled Octopus

Christian Slater

Age: 35
Occupation: IT
How long have you been playing? 1 year
How did you start playing hurling? My wife’s father is from Dublin which provided an intro to Gaelic football. From there I found hurling and was instantly obsessed. I knew Philly had a long Irish history so I thought there was bound to be a GAA club. I reached out to Na Tóraidhe and joined last season. It’s a great group of people here.
What position do you play? Full Back
Favorite Hurling Memory: 2021 USGAA Finals in Boston
Goal of 2022 season: Be better, stronger, faster, and ready to help us get back to the USGAA Finals this year
All time favorite food: Cheese (the sharper the better)

Ben Lawhon Liptock

Age: 34
Occupation: Teacher
How long have you been playing? 8 years
How did you start playing hurling? I heard about the club and got a text about them holding winter league practices underneath 95 in South Philly. I was hooked ever since.
What position do you play? Half Back
Favorite Hurling Memory: Winning USGAA Finals (VA) in 2019. I was surprised how emotional that victory was
Goal of 2022 season: Work hard, play hard
All time favorite food: Spare ribs

Brandt Eisentraut

Age: 37
Occupation: Delivery manager
How long have you been playing? 1.5 years
How did you start playing hurling? Team member referral
What position do you play? Goalie, full back, full forward, wherever needed
Favorite Hurling Memory: The camaraderie at finals
Goal of 2022 season: Increase speed & pucking distance
All time favorite food: Enchiladas

Jeff Yeager

Age: 30
How long have you been playing? 6 years
How did you start playing hurling? Met the team at the St. Paddys parade
What position do you play? Full Back
Favorite Hurling Memory: Diving to block a shot in Nationals. Was a tight game but we but all dug deep to win the game.
Goal of 2022 season: Win the Philly League then Nationals in Chicago
All time favorite food: Lasagna

Brian Sullivan

Age: 34
Occupation: Physical Therapist
How long have you been playing? 12 years 😮
How did you start playing hurling? I found out about North American teams at an Irish Festival in Pittsburgh.
What position do you play? Half forward
Favorite Hurling Memory: Winning nationals in 2019. Also, just the craic with the crew.
Goal of 2022 season: National Champs!
All time favorite food: Anything from Suraya!

Tomas Fala

Age: 29
Occupation: Music Teacher
How long have you been playing? This is my 2nd year
How did you start playing hurling? Had hurls around the house growing up but never actually played until joining NT. I googled if there was anybody playing near me and I found the team.
What position do you play? Half forward
Favorite Hurling Memory: Watching the sliotar really take flight the first time I struck it well, been hooked ever since.
Goal of 2022 season: Start in a game and contribute to a win. Get in better shape than last year, maybe get a little faster. Everything is a milestone still so I’m just stoked to get at it
All time favorite food: Gnocchi in red sauce

Joshua Burke

Age: 29
Occupation: Submariner
How long have you been playing? 3 years
How did you start playing hurling? Saw it playing on TV at a pub and when I asked about it, I found out there was a team that played down the street. I started playing the next week
What position do you play? Half back
Favorite Hurling Memory: First time playing in Nationals outside of DC
Goal of 2022 season: Get better with sideline cuts
All time favorite food: PBnJ

Seán O’Connell

Age: 25
Occupation: CPA
How long have you been playing? About 7 years with Na Tóraidhe
How did you start playing hurling? Played for a few years here and there as a kid along with Delco Gaels Gaelic Football. Picked it back up in 2016 with Na Tóraidhe
What position do you play? Full Forward
Favorite Hurling Memory: Watching Joe D’Imperio crawl and score a goal with his head at the finals in Boston
Goal of 2022 season: Win in Chicago
All time favorite food: Shrimp and ice cream

Anthony Picozzi

Age: 28
Occupation: Medical student
How long have you been playing? 8 years
How did you start playing hurling? Messaged the team senior year of college to ask about playing and was connected to the Pittsburgh team. I practiced with them for a few months before moving back to Philly and have been playing here ever since.
What position do you play? Half Back
Favorite Hurling Memory: Winning the national championship in 2019 and hanging out at Second Street Brew House after winter league (back when it was outdoors at the roller hockey rink)
Goal of 2022 season: Play as much as possible with my school commitments
All time favorite food: Seafood

Tyler Boisvert

Age: 34
Occupation: Non Profit Executive
How long have you been playing? 4 years
How did you start playing hurling? I saw a match, while waiting for a wedding in Ireland and when I got back to the states, I immediately googled teams in the United States and that is how I joined the Denver Gaels. Knowing I was moving to the Philly suburbs, I met up with some of the Na Toraidhe/DelCo folks at the National tournament last year and glad to be part of the team.
What position do you play? Full forward
Favorite Hurling Memory: Winning the 2021 Junior C USGAA championship
Goal of 2022 season: To help prepare NT for the Junior B USGAA Championship
All time favorite food: Anything from a Chippers in Ireland

Michael Conboy

Age: 23
Occupation: Wawa CSA
How long have you been playing? First year
How did you start playing hurling? Coaching Delco Gaels Youth and learning how to play.
What position do you play? Still figuring it out: Most likely full forward/half forward.
Favorite Hurling Memory: Hoping to make good ones this year.
Goal of 2022 season: To get the basic fundamentals down and play proficiently.
All time favorite food: Hibachi