The mums of Cullyhanna have decided that they no longer want to stand on the side line cheering on their children, they want a bit of the action!

Last night 19 mums from the area got together to take part in the Gaelic4Mothers programme at the club which was instigated by mother of five Sinead McParland and today they can boast that they have now taken part in their first ever training session.

The programme which lasts six weeks introduces the mums to the skills and rules of Ladies Gaelic Football through fun games and activities, where the emphasis is certainly about having a good laugh. Sheena Tally, Ulster Games Development Officer who lead their first session last night said, “The women in Cullyhanna were such a good laugh. Only 2 of them had ever played the game before, but they all got involved in the session and if the laughter is anything to go by, they certainly all enjoyed themselves.”

The club have now assigned a coach who will take them every Wednesday night over the next six weeks and new faces are welcome at any time, just get in touch with Sinead McParland. By the end of the programme the mums will have been introduced to the main skills of the game and are already considering taking part in the National Gaelic4Mothers Blitz which is being held in Dublin on 11th October.

The Gaelic4Mothers programme can run in any club or community across Ireland. For more information on it, contact Sheena Tally on 077951 60979 or email

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