THE scene is set for the biggest and best ever Gaelic4Mothers&Others National blitz, this Saturday in North County Dublin.
It’s anticipated that almost 3,000 women will travel to the Naomh Mearnóg and St Sylvester’s clubs in Dublin, for what promises to be another memorable day.
138 teams have signed up for a jam-packed day of football, fun and entertainment, with Gaelic4Mothers&Others clubs from all over the country relishing the chance to get together and play games in a non-competitive and fun environment.
The event is sponsored by Sports Direct in a deal that came to life as part of the Sport for Business Sponsorship Showcase which will be taking place again this year on October 19th in Dublin.
They have teamed up with social media influencer Annalivia Hynds, who has been training with Armagh Harps ahead of the event and has been telling her story online.
There is a mass-warm up scheduled for 11.30am on the Naomh Mearnóg Astroturf.
Games on 23 pitches are set to commence at 12pm and after the final games throw in at 3.30pm, live music will commence.
A silent disco and the Sports Direct zone will be other attractions on the day, while the 2FM Roadcaster will be on site, with popular afternoon presenter Roz Purcell bringing a flavour of the event into homes across the country!
The LGFA was fully subscribed once again for this event, with a large number of teams on a waiting list.
The Sports Direct Gaelic4Mothers&Others programme is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment.
The initiative has proven immensely popular since its inception, with over 500 clubs across all 32 counties currently involved.
Speaking on behalf of the LGFA, President Mícheál Naughton commented: “We’re really looking forward to Saturday’s event.”
“The Sports Direct Gaelic4Mothers&Others programme continues to go from strength to strength and we currently achieved a real milestone when the number of registered clubs exceeded 500.”
“The current number of clubs involved in Gaelic4Mothers&Others is 513 and the programme continues to enhance the lives of participants.”
“The emphasis is very much on fun and ensuring football for players who may be returning to our sport after a period of time out, or experiencing it for the very first time.”
“We’re anticipating the establishment of more clubs in the future and I also wish to acknowledge the presence of our sponsors, Sports Direct, who have invested so much energy in the programme and they continue to provide exceptional support.”
“We are delighted to be back for our third year of the partnership with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association and the fantastic Gaelic4Mothers&Others programme,” added Leonard Brassel, Managing Director of Sports Direct Ireland.
“This year, we’ve onboarded Annalivia Hynds as our ambassador. She brings so much energy to the programme, telling her “My Reason Why” and how it works for her.”
“The blitz this Saturday is a fantastic finale and you can expect to see some surprises on the day from Sports Direct.”
We will be popping along on the day to soak up the atmosphere and will have a report from all the action in Monday’s Morning’s Sport for Business Bulletin.