Passage Phytons take part in the annual Gaelic4Mothers&Others National Blitz
Updated: Oct 6
Gaelic4Mothers&Others is an initiative sponsored by Sports Direct and is an innovative way of getting women playing sport. The initiative was introduced by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. The aim is see women playing Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment and provides a great opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mothers and women in the area Writes Tara Maher.
To play Gaelic Football for a Gaelic4Mother&Others team is simple. You don’t have to be a mother, just over the age of 25 and not already involved in adult football.
The initiative has proved hugely popular with women of all ages and has taken off in all 32 counties with success stories popping up all over the country. For example in the Hurling County of Kilkenny the Conahy Shamrocks Club has attracted over 60 women to participate in the initiative.
There is one Provincial Blitz organised in each Province every year and one National Blitz which has been a huge success with 2500 participants taking part in the National Blitz Days each year.
Tik-Tok and Instagram Influencer Annalivia Hynds, a mum of two from Armagh joined the Armagh Harps Gaelic4Mothers&Others team when she couldn’t commit to numerous training sessions and matches each week. Since then, she has been promoting the initiative on her social media pages and is now their brand ambassador.
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