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

Game Format
  • Matches are 20-minute halves with a 5 minute half time
  • Teams are 13 per side
  • Unlimited substitutions
    • Camogie will do a format of 7 a side due to team numbers
    • If both team captains/managers agree tournament matches may be played with reduced players shortened time or shortened field dimensions as necessary.
  • Games will end after regular time, draws are allowed.
  • Forfeit policy is 15 minutes after a scheduled game.
Pool Play / Round Robin Format

Teams will play against the other teams in their pools first. Based on pool play results we will seed out championship matches. Each team will play a minimum of two pool play games before we seed for championship matches.

  • 3 points for a win
  • 1 point for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss
  • Tie breakers (in order: point differential, total points allowed, total points scored, then coin toss)
Download the Tournament Packet for additional information including tournament format, venue map and 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.

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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