Following on from yesterday’s news of the Gaelic4Teens initiative at the Ladies Gaelic Football Association today it has announced that 38 clubs will be involved in the earlier stage Gaelic4Girls initiative
22 counties are represented among the 38 clubs, and Armagh star Aimee Mackin is on board once again as the official 2019 Gaelic4Girls ambassador. The programme is aimed at 8-12 year old girls who have not yet formally joined a club but have shown an interest.
Mackin is a two-time TG4 All-Star who kick-started her glittering career with the Gaelic4Girls programme at club level with Shane O’Neills, and she’s a huge advocate of the programme.
Over the course of the coming months, she will release videos sharing some of the tips that have helped her to develop into one of the most feared forwards in the game.
Similar videos were incredibly popular in 2018 and she’s encouraging players to get involved in the various challenges and share their own footage on social media, using the hashtag #Gaelic4Girls.
Five clubs from four counties in Connacht will participate in the 2019 Gaelic4Girls Programme, while Leinster will be represented by 15 clubs from six counties.
In Munster, all six counties are represented by nine clubs while nine Ulster clubs from six counties will be involved.
The clubs will attend training evenings in the coming weeks before the programme is rolled out.
Gaelic4Girls 2019 will culminate with cluster blitz days, where Gaelic4Girls clubs will be paired with each other.