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Ballinacurra Gaels GAA invite girls ages 8 to 12 to participate in Gaelic4Girls initiative 

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Ballinacurra Gaels GAA are proud to announce that they will participate in Gaelic4Girls initiative this March.

Ballinacurra Gaels GAA invite girls ages 8 to 12 to participate in Gaelic4Girls initiative 

By I Love Limerick correspondent Caoimhe Siochru

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Pictured above is the poster for the Gaelic4Girls initiative that the Ballinacurra Gaels GAA will be participating in this March.

Limerick’s Ballinacurra Gaels GAA have announced that they will be proudly participating in the hugely successful Gaelic4Girls initiative beginning in the middle of March this year.

The purpose of this excellent 10-week programme is to introduce girls aged 8 to 12 to the thrill of ladies’ football. No prior experience of Gaelic football is required, just a desire to have tonnes of fun and learn a lot for 10 weeks!

Chairperson Eoin Buckley told I Love Limerick, “Gaelic4Girls is open to anyone born between 2009 and 2014 or is aged between 8 and 12 in the year 2022. No experience is required as ladies’ football is very accessible for girls who are either new to Gaelic games or for those that have previously played and would like to come back.” 

“We would encourage all eligible girls to sign up for Gaelic4Girls as sports activity develops healthier girls with greater confidence, higher self-esteem and a more positive body image. Playing together the girls will develop teamwork abilities that will stand to them all their lives and add greatly to their work and employability skills.”

“Ballinacurra Gaels catchment area covers Ballinacurra Gardens, Prospect, Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston, South Circular Road, Ashbourne Ave and into the inner city. We also encourage all interested girls from Janesboro, Southill, Rosbrien and beyond to take part also.”

Ballinacurra Gaels GAA has a proud history of welcoming children and their families from all backgrounds and encourages everyone to get involved in the running of the club. Ballinacurra Gaels Ladies Football Club will give all girls the opportunity to play competitive sport in a fun, inclusive environment and ensure our local girls continue playing with their friends from a young age into their teens and on into adult life.

Players that are currently registered and playing with an LGFA club are not eligible.

All participants will receive a Gaelic4Girls jersey. They will also get the chance to meet some exciting special guests along the way. Entry fee including the jersey is just €12 for the entire 10 weeks, which is an excellent deal that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Participants are asked to attend a registration evening at the Ballinacurra Gaels clubhouse Thursday, March 10 from 7pm to 8pm. They can also contact G4G Coordinator Eoin Buckley by text on 087 6986895 or email [email protected]gmail.com.

This initiative is supported by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, Gaelic4Girls sponsor Glenveagh Homes and Limerick City and County Council’s Social Intervention Fund.

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