Gallery: Sports Direct Gaelic4Mothers&Others National Blitz Day
The Sports Direct Gaelic4Mothers&Others National Blitz day, hosted by the Naomh Mearnóg and St Sylvester’s GAA clubs in Dublin, took place on September 3.
The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative, sponsored by Sports Direct, is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to playing Ladies Gaelic Football.
Mothers often drop their kids to training and call back to collect them, but the Ladies Gaelic Football Association want to change that.
The Gaelic4Mothers&Others has women playing football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment.
It provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mothers in their areaa.
The initiative has proved hugely popular with women of all ages and has taken off in all 32 counties.
For example in the hurling county of Kilkenny, the Conahy Shamrocks Club has attracted more than 60 women to participate in the initiative.
There are provincial blitzes every year and one national blitz, which would have 2500 participants.