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Welcome!

The Texas Celtic Athletic Association is a Texas non-profit organization focused on the development of amateur athletics and growth of Celtic Athletic principles in our communities. TCAA hosts many events in the state each year, and we are always looking to grow. Please contact us if you would like to discuss an event in your community.



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Highland Games Coming to Midland, Texas!

The Texas Celtic Athletic Association is proud to announce that we will be hosting the athletic competition at the 2015 Midland Scottish-Irish Faire on March 14th and 15th! The festival will take place at the Horseshoe Arena and Pavilion. More details will become available as the date approaches, but we are excited to share that the competition will…



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University of Texas School of Journalism Features TCAA Athletes

The Multimedia Newsroom at the UT School of Journalism put together a fantastic piece on the Austin Celtic Festival. Special attention is paid to growth of the Women’s class and the sport overall. Several TCAA members were interviewed for the piece. We are all thrilled to be part of the growth Highland Games is experiencing worldwide!…



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TCAA Partners with Ashtin Key for Children of Ghana

The Texas Celtic Athletic Association is proud to announce that we have been asked to partner with Ashtin Key to take part in a new shoe drive for orphaned children in Ghana. With aid of Handy Helpers, Ashtin and the TCAA hope to donate new shoes for an entire orphanage! Ashtin is the 12-year-old daughter…



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Texas Team Championship – Teams Announced!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for! The official announcement of the teams that will compete in the Inaugural Texas Team Championship at the Destination Dallas Show of Strength! On June 14, the best in Texas will team up and face off on behalf of two excellent charitable organizations: Center for the Intrepid and Scottish…



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Texas Team Championship Applications

Registration has officially closed for the Texas Team Championship at Destination Dallas Show of Strength. Thanks to everyone who applied for a chance to throw in this fantastic event! We will be running the numbers and deciding who makes the cut and how the teams will be divided over the next several days. Teams and…



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JD Minnick – World Record Light Hammer Throw

On April 26, 2014, TCAA Member JD Minnick broke the world record for the Under 200 lb. Class.The throw took place at the Iron Thistle Scottish Heritage Festival in Yukon, OK and traveled 122 feet and 9 inches. We at TCAA are incredibly proud of JD, and know that there is much, much more to come…



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Huge Milestone for the Texas Team Championship!

TCAA Family, The Texas Team Championship has already reached a major milestone, even with the event a month and a half away! Thanks in large part to the relentless fundraising and development work by Michael Murphree, the Texas Team Championship has pulled in over $10,000.00 for TCAA! This is a HUGE win for the charities we…



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TCAA’s Duncan McCallum to Compete for World Championship

We are proud to announce that one of our very own athletes has been selected to compete at the highest level in Amateur Highland Games! Duncan McCallum, a founding member of the Texas Celtic Athletic Association, has been selected to represent the United States in the IHGF World Amateur Championships!  Duncan McCallum has been competing for…



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One of a Kind Team Event Coming to the Show of Strength

The Show of Strength at Destination Dallas will host the Inaugural Texas Team Championship. The Texas Team Championship will be a two-team Highland Games event. The team sizes will be determined by applicant volume and logistics. Each team will be represented equally (if possible) across three classes: Men, Women and Masters. Each team will have 3…



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Inaugural Show of Strength Highland Games

The Texas Celtic Athletic Association and Destination Dallas are proud to announce the 2014 Show of Strength Highland Games! The TCAA will be hosting a day filled with seven traditional Heavy Athletics events at Destination’s Annual Show of Strength. The Show of Strength has quickly grown into a Texas tradition, boasting a full Powerlifting meet…