1100 Gaelic4Mothers & Others Ready for National Blitz

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On Saturday, October 18th, the annual Gaelic4Mothers & Others blitz will take place in Portmarnock with over 1,100 women from right across the country taking part in a day of non competitive football where having fun is the priority for the day. TESCO Homegrown have also returned as sponsors of the event which really is one of the best and most feelgood activities in the Ladies Gaelic Football calendar.

Over 77 clubs will take part in the blitz day with 100 teams taking the field to play football against each other. Scores are not kept and there are no winners, the emphasis is on playing some football, meeting new friends and enjoying all that the day has to offer. 27 counties will be represented at the blitz including 12 from Connacht, 19 from Munster, 11 from Ulster and 35 from across Leinster.

The famous mass warm up will take place again when ‘Ireland’s Mister Motivator’, Richie Clifford, puts all 1,000 participants through their paces again this year after proving a huge hit in 2013. This is a superb spectacle that has to be seen to be believed as players from right around the country run, jog, stretch, punch and kick their way into being prepared for the day of football that will follow.

The Gaelic4Mothers & Others programme has been a massive success since it’s inception and continues to go from strength to strength. It is aimed at women over the age of 18 with no limit on the age of the participants thereafter. The programme gives women that may have left sport, for any reason, an opportunity to get out and get active. Gaelic4Mothers & Others offers participants the chance to step back into sport without the burden of competitiveness whilst also doing so in a social way that is not provided by most other sports available to this age group.

Speaking about the Gaelic4Mothers & Others blitz, LGFA President, Pat Quill said ‘The Gaelic4Mothers & Others programme is one of the best sporting success stories, not only in the LGFA, but also in Irish Sport. We are providing women with a chance to get back into sport and enjoy all the benefits that go with it as well as the other benefits that having that social outlet provides. The continued growth of this programme would not be possible without the help of our sponsors, TESCO Homegrown, who have helped Gaelic4Mothers & Others to grow from an overall participation of 6,000 last year to nearly 9,000 this year. Today, 1,100 of those women will be here playing football, but even more importantly, enjoying themselves and creating a brilliant atmosphere.’

 

TESCO Homegrown Gaelic4Mothers & Others National Blitz particpants:

County Club
Antrim Oisins Glenariffe
Antrim Tir na nOg
Armagh Wolfe Tones
Carlow Mount Leinster Rangers
Cavan Ballyhaise
Clare Fergus Rovers
Cork Canovee Cats
Cork Clonakilty
Cork Cloyne
Cork Cobh
Cork Inch Rovers
Cork Passage West
Cork Quarry Blues – Kilmurry St. Vals
Cork St. Colman’s
Derry Lissan
Donegal Milford
Down Bosco
Down Bredagh
Dublin Ballymun Kickhams
Dublin Erin’s Isle
Dublin Fingallians
Dublin Foxrock Cabinteely
Dublin Kilmacud Crokes
Dublin Man O War
Dublin Naomh Mearnog
Dublin Round Towers
Dublin St Oliver Plunketts
Dublin St. Brigids
Dublin St. Finian’s (Dublin)
Dublin St. Maurs
Dublin St. Peregrine
Dublin Stars of Erin
Dublin Thomas Davis
Galway An Fhairche Clonbur
Galway Naomh Mhuire
Kerry Finuge/St Senans
Kildare Carbury
Kildare Confey Babes
Kildare Raheens
Kildare St. Kevins
Kilkenny Clara
Kilkenny Conahy Shamrocks
Kilkenny Erin’s Own
Kilkenny Piltown
Kilkenny Thomastown
Laois St. Conleth’s
Laois St. Paul’s
Leitrim Fenagh
Leitrim Melvin Gaels
Limerick Murroe Boher
Longford St Helen’s
Meath Royal Gaels
Meath Trim (Terriers and Kittens)
Offaly Kilcavan
Roscommon Clann na nGael
Roscommon Kilbride
Roscommon Kilmore
Roscommon Oran
Roscommon St Faithleachs
Roscommon St Kevins
Roscommon Western Gaels
Sligo Curry
Tipperary Ardfinnan
Tipperary Ballingarry
Tipperary Drom Inch
Tipperary Killea
Tipperary Rosegreen
Tipperary Silvermines
Tipperary St. Patrick’s
Tyrone Glenelly
Waterford St Annes
Westmeath Athlone
Wicklow Blessington
Down Saval
Meath Si Colmcilles
Dublin Whitehall
Down Bryansford