Mary Immaculate College Primary School Football Blitz

Students in Mary Immaculate College recently ran a Gaelic Football blitz for 3rd and 4th class girls from schools from Limerick city and surrounding area. Over 150 players were involved in the games and the coaching sessions that were run by the students and each team played 5 games throughout the blitz. Using skills they developed through the College’s Gaelic Games Coach Education Program the students had the opportunity to organise the running of the games, to coach teams and players in the basic skills of Ladies Gaelic Football and to referee the games in the blitz. Each team played 5 games in the blitz. The students involved in organising the Blitz were Brian O’Halloran, Michael Sheehan, William Hickey, Kevin Phelan, Sineád Deegan, Conor Cooney, Rachel Kennelly, Laura Ivory (all 3rd B.Ed.) and Paul Kelly (3rd B.A.).

The blitzes were organized in collaboration with Limerick Ladies Gaelic Football Board Development Officer, Carmel Power, Richard Bowles (Mary Immaculate College), the Mary Immaculate College Gaelic Games Development Office including Joe Redington, Timmy Hammersly. Taking part in the blitz were: Caherelly National School, Convent of Mercy Doon, Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh, Killinure N.S., Oola N.S., Mary Queen of Ireland Caherdavin, Knockea N.S., Shountrade N.S.

Dr Michael Finneran, Head of the Department of Arts Education and Physical Education at MIC, attended the blitz and congratulated those responsible for organising the blitz, saying, “Congratulations to the students in organizing such a successful blitz. This work keeps us connected to local schools and gives our students invaluable experience.

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