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Taghmon mums to play in Croke Park

Taghmon mums to play in Croke Park

Taghmon mums who are bound for Croke Park. Back row, from left: Mary Roche, Therese Furlong, Pam Doyle, Mary Waters, Bridget Roche. Front: Edel O’Gorman, Clodagh McGrath, Edwina Colfer (coach), Bernie Carty, Kathleen Banville. Missing from picture is
THE ENTHUSIASTIC mums of Taghmon-Camross are currently showing their children how it’s done and are off to Croke Park on Sunday, September 27, to showcase their skills on the hallowed turf on Ladies Football All Ireland Day.

‘Whatever our children can do we can do too!’ seems to be the mantra of the local ladies that have come together to take part in the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s new initiative ‘Gaelic4Mothers’.

The initiative seeks to get mothers playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment, providing an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way and meet other mothers in the area.

It has proven to be a great hit with ladies from many clubs across the country including Taghmon-Camross.

‘Up until now many mums have been used as a taxi service for their children, taking them to and from the local football pitch and taxiing them to matches here, there and everywhere. Deep down many of them are just dying to put on a pair of boots themselves and have a go but have never had the opportunity,’ said a spokesperson for Gaelic4Mothers.

The Taghmon-Camross team, with a panel of ten players, are heading off to play in Croke Park on Ladies Football All Ireland Day on Sunday.

The panel consists of Mary Doyle, Bridget Roche, Mary Waters, Edel O’Gorman, Clodagh McGrath, Theresa Furlong, Kathleen Banville, Mary Roche, Pamela Doyle and Bernie Carthy. Team manager is Edwina Colfer.

They will represent their club in one of the mini-games at half time and the excitement is already building in the parish.

Their next outing after Croke Park will be a National Blitz to be held in Dublin, where they will be pitted against other Gaelic4Mothers teams from around the country.

If you are interested in starting the Gaelic4Mothers initiative in your area you can contact Tonya Allen, Leinster Development Officer, at tonyaallen@ladiesgaelic.ie

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