Gaelic4Girls Hits Mark in 12th Year

30 clubs from 21 counties across Ireland will take part in this year’s Gaelic4Girls Programme.

This is the 12th year of the initiative, which has proven hugely-successful since its inception in 2008.

Six clubs from three counties in Connacht will participate in the 2020 Gaelic4Girls Programme, while Leinster will be represented by eight clubs from six counties.

In Munster, seven clubs will represent five counties, while the Ulster presence amounts to nine clubs from seven counties.

“This year we had unprecedented interest in the hugely successful Gaelic4Girls programme,” said Vincent Whelan, LGFA National Development Officer.

“The programme aims to increase participation in 30 specifically selected clubs nationally, who have met the requisite criteria.”

“Clubs will undertake an eight-week programme engaging with the local community, local schools and LSPs (Local Sports Partnerships) to reach out to the wider community and throw open their club gates to new members at different age groups.”

“In addition this year, coaches will get the opportunity to avail of two coach education days to support them as they continue their journey through the programme.”

“Fun Cluster blitzes, where the new players will get to execute their newly-acquired skills, will close the programme out and help to reinvigorate, grow and sustain the clubs well into the future.”


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