Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others National Blitz Day is another resounding success!

LAST Saturday, 6th of October, saw another smash-hit Lidl National Gaelic4Mothers&Others Blitz day, hosted by Naomh Mearnóg and St Sylvester’s. 

The Blitz day was completely recreational, with all players and mentors asked to play in a fun and ‘fair play’ manner. You can check out some brilliant images from the day via gaapics.com at this LINK

This was a day for camaraderie, not competition, and no scores were recorded.

At this massive family-orientated event, the festival atmosphere was simply electric.

We asked teams to bring supporters and they responded in spades, with over 2,000 participants of all ages present, a quite staggering response.

102 teams got involved and our sponsors Lidl were on hand to provide goodie bags stuffed with water, fruit and jaffa cakes, while teams also received an LGFA gift in the form of Gaelic4Mothers&Others water bottles.

2FM were also there, with Stephen Byrne LIVE from 1-4pm, and Lei from Bokwa Ireland was on hand for another memorable mass warm-up.

We had LIVE music by Ultrasound followed by a DJ from 3.3o-7.30pm. Eight exhibitors took the opportunity to avail of the Exhibition Village and our participants availed of a well-earned Barbecue after their games.

Once again, we were fully subscribed and with a large number of teams on a waiting list, highlighting the impact that this programme is having in clubs and counties all over the country.

Our social media channels hummed with anticipation before the event, and with excitement during and after what has fast become one of the most eagerly-anticipated days on our calendar.

We would like to thank our sponsors Lidl, all the players and coaches, Lei and Bokwa Ireland and the 2FM Roadcaster for making this day such a great success.

A special mention must go to the many volunteers that give up their spare time to be with us on the day and without them this day would not be possible. In addition, our host clubs Naomh Mearnóg and St Sylvester’s had the various pitches in top class condition.

We’re already looking forward to the 2019 Blitz Day and if you want to find out more about the initiative, you can download the Gaelic4Mothers&Others Information booklet or contact Aisling Doonan, National Development Officer, Tel: 01 8363156 or Email: aisling.doonan@lgfa.ie

The Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative 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 wants to change that.

The Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative sees women playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. Lidl Gaelic4Mothers&Others provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mothers in the area.

The initiative has proved hugely popular with women of all ages and has taken off in all 32 counties with success stories popping up all over the country.

There is one provincial blitz organised in each province every year and the National Blitz day, which was once again a resounding success.

The teams involved were: 

County Club
Antrim Naomh Brid
Antrim Naomh Eoin
Armagh Thomas Davis Newry
Armagh Silverbridge Harps
Cavan Mullahoran
Cavan Knockbride
Clare Cuil Gaels
Clare Kilmihil
Clare Doora Barefield
Clare Fergus Rovers
Cork Inch Rovers
Cork Mna na Bishopstown
Cork Banteer
Cork Mallow
Cork Cloyne
Cork Passagewest
Derry Lissan
Derry Ballinascreen
Donegal St Mary’s  Convoy
Donegal Naomh Conaill
Donegal St Eunans
Donegal Milford
Down Saval
Down Aghaderg GAC
Down Carryduff
Down Bredagh
Dublin Erins Isle
Dublin Naomh Mearnog
Dublin Scoil ui Chonaill
Dublin Foxrock Cabinteely
Dublin Ballyboden St. Endas
Dublin Beann Eadain
Dublin O Dwyers GAA
Dublin St Sylvesters
Dublin Whitehall Colmcille
Dublin St Peregrine
Dublin Templeogue
Dublin Ballymun Kickhams
Dublin Skerries Harps
Dublin Kilmacud Crokes
Fermanagh Erne Gaels Belleek
Fermanagh Derrygonnelly Harps
Galway Naomh Mhuire Oranmore Maree
Galway An Fhairche/Clonbur
Galway Tuam Cortoon
Galway Monivea Abbey
Kerry Finuge/St Senana
Kerry Milltown/Castlemaine
Kerry Na Gaeil, Tralee
Kildare Celbridge
Kildare Na Fianna
Kildare St Mary’s
Kildare Balyna
Kildare Milltown Divas
Kildare St Kevins
Kildare Kildangan Nurney Ninjas
Kilkenny Dunamaggin
Kilkenny Dicksboro
Kilkenny Tullaroan
Kilkenny Erins Own
Laois St Conleths
Laois Portlaoise
Laois Rosenallis
Leitrim Dromahair
Leitrim Melvin Gaels
Leitrim Mohill
Leitrim Annaduff
Leitrim Kiltubrid
Limerick Monaleen
Limerick St Brigids
Limerick Askeaton Ballysteen
Longford Clonguish
Longford Edgeworthstown
Longford Mullinalaghta
Longford Grattan
Longford Cashel
Mayo The Neale
Mayo Moy Davitts
Mayo Castlebar Mitchells
Meath Dunshaughlin
Meath Walterstown
Meath Boardsmill
Meath Trim
Meath Navan O’Mahonys
Meath Moylagh
Meath Dunderry
Monaghan Aughnamullen
Offaly Naomh Ciaran
Roscommon St Ciarans
Sligo Shamrock Gaels
Sligo St Farnans
Sligo Ballisadare
Sligo Eastern Harps
Tipperary Moyne/Templetuohy
Tyrone Badoney
Tyrone Galbally
Tyrone Pomeroy Plunketts
Waterfrod St Annes
Westmeath Goldsmith
Westmeath Killucan
Westmeath Ballymore
Wicklow Blessington

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