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Gaelic4Mothers and others national blitz.

November 7, 2018

The St. Patrick's Gaelic4 mothers and others team which took part in the national Gaelic4 mothers blitz held in Dublin last weekend.

Back:  Helen Hogan (team mentor), Emma Horan, Carla Cronin, Ann Marie Ryan, Sally Duggan, Tess Burke, Marie Meaney, Breda Dunne, Carrie O'Donovan.
Front:  Katie Kearney, Sheila Butler, Caitriona Boland, Mairead Foley, Cara Danagher, Cathrine Ryan.
 
 On Saturday last the Gaelic4Mothers & others National Blitz Day was held in Portmarnock Co. Dublin. Gaelic4Mothers & others is a national development initiative of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association which has taken Ireland by storm in the last few years. The central aim of the initiative is to provide all Irish women with a pathway to play Ladies football regardless of their age or ability. Gaelic4Mothers is a recreational and non-competitive form of Ladies Football where the score is not kept and it’s all about having fun. Any lady over 18 who is not currently playing Adult competitive football with a club is eligible to play.

Earlier this year a Gaelic4mothers & others team was formed in Drangan and Cloneen. They have been training twice weekly and have played many games against other local teams. On Saturday last they travelled to Dublin to take part in the national blitz. A total of 84 teams from every part of the country took part in the blitz. The St.Patrick’s ladies had a most enjoyable day playing games against Thomastown of Kilkenny, Naoimh Mairtin’s of louth, St. Colmcille’s of Meath and Portmarnock of Dublin. The only downside to the day was an injury to Mairead Foley and we wish Mairead a speedy recovery.

Having shared a bus with the Ballingarry ladies, a stop at the Poitin still for refreshments was had on the way home before returning to Ballingarry for an enjoyable night after a long day. This brings an end to Gaelic4mothers action for this year and we would sincerely like to thank the team mentor Helen Hogan for all her hard work during the year.

Could we possibly see a Gaelic4 fathers in the future?   “Non-competitive and just for fun”  

Sorry!  but I couldn't see it working as there would be too many old scores to be settled but who knows!

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