Mums Take to the Field as Gaelic4Mothers National Blitz Day Attracts Over 500 Players

Mums Take to the Field as Gaelic4Mothers National Blitz Day Attracts Over 500 Players

Forty-three teams from twenty-five clubs have signed up to take part in this Sunday’s Gaelic4Mothers National Blitz Day, which will be hosted by St Sylvester’s GAA Club in Malahide, Dublin. 528 mums from fifteen counties are set to play in the tournament which starts at 1pm.


In excess of 800 women around the country have so far registered with their local clubs for the Gaelic4Mothers initiative which has been developed by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to offer mothers and older women an opportunity to play the game in a fun, non-competitive and social environment.


It is proving a huge hit with women of all ages who have either played in the past or who have never played the game at all, allowing them to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mothers in the area. Gaelic4Mothers brings a whole new social aspect to clubs and also provides parents with an invaluable insight into the club scene.
This weekend’s National Blitz will be one of the centre pieces of this year’s activity and the size of the event reflects the enthusiasm with which mums from across Ireland have taken to the initiative.


“Gaelic4Mothers has become one of our most successful initiatives and we’re delighted that the National Blitz has attracted so many people,” said Paula Prunty, National Games Development Officer.


“I think the fact that the football is non-competitive and offers a real social outlet for mothers has made the programme such a huge hit. This Sunday is set to be a fantastic day and hopefully everyone involved will enjoy the outing.”


If your club is interested or you are a mother interested in setting this up in your club, please contact Paula Prunty, National Games Development Officer, (01) 8363156 or email:

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