Monday October 7 2019

 

OVER 2500 women descended upon the Naomh Mearnóg and St Sylvester’s GAA Clubs in Dublin last Saturday (October 5) for the 2019 Gaelic4Mothers&Others National Blitz Day.

 

The massive attendance made this year’s event the biggest and best yet, with 120 clubs making the trip to north Dublin for a jam-packed day of football, fun and musical entertainment.

 

The Blitz day was completely recreational, with all players and mentors asked to play in a fun and ‘fair play’ manner.

 

This was a day for camaraderie, not competition, and no scores were recorded.

 

At this massive family-orientated event, the festival atmosphere was simply electric and after we asked teams to bring supporters, they responded in their droves.

 

2FM were also there, and Bokwa Ireland were on hand to oversee another memorable mass warm-up, one of the real highlights of the day.

 

After the football, participants and supporters enjoyed live entertainment, while a number of exhibitors took the opportunity to avail of the Exhibition Village on site.

 

Once again, the LGFA was fully subscribed, and with a large number of teams on a waiting list.

 

The Gaelic4Mothers&Others programme is having a massive impact all over the country, with new clubs sprouting up at a phenomenal rate.

 

The LGFA would like to thank all players, coaches, officials, Lei and crew from Bokwa Ireland and the 2FM Roadcaster for making this day such a great success once again.

 

We would also like to extend a special word of thanks to our magnificent hosts at Naomh Mearnóg and St Sylvester’s, who ensured the smooth running of the annual event, while the many volunteers present gave freely and selflessly of their time.

 

Despite inclement weather conditions, the 20 pitches were in immaculate condition and great credit is due to both clubs for ensuring that this was the case.

 

The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to playing Ladies Gaelic Football.

 

Mothers often drop their kids to training and call back to collect them, but the Ladies Gaelic Football Association is endeavouring to change that.

 

The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative sees women playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment.

 

Gaelic4Mothers&Others provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mothers in the area.

 

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.

 

There is one provincial blitz organised in each province every year and the National Blitz day, which was once again a resounding success.

 

The list of competing clubs was as follows:

 

Venue: St Sylvester’s.

 

Antrim – Lámh Dearg
Antrim – Naomh Gall
Cavan – Mullahoran
Armagh – Silverbridge Harps
Cavan – Crosserlough
Clare – Doorabarefield
Cork – Aghada
Cork – Banteer
Cork – Douglas
Cork – Newmarket
Derry -Ballinascreen
Donegal – Naomh Conaill
Down – St Paul’s Holywood
Down -Aghaderg
Dublin – Beann Eadair
Dublin – GAA4MAS
Dublin – Na Fianna
Dublin – St Sylvesters
Dublin – St Vincents
Dublin – Templeogue Synge Street
Fermanagh – Derrygonnelly Harps
Fermanagh – Erne Gaels
Galway – Ballinasloe
Galway – Claregalway
Galway – St Brendans
Galway – St Furseys
Kerry – Killarney Legion
Kerry – Milltown – Castlemaine
Kildare – Celbridge
Kildare – Kilcullen
Kildare – Na Fianna
Kildare – Naas
Leitrim – Dromahair
Longford – Granard
Mayo – Carnacon
Mayo – Castlebar Mitchels
Mayo – Moy-Davitts
Mayo – Tuar Mhic Éadaigh
Meath – Cortown
Sligo – Enniscrone Kilglass
Sligo – St Johns
Sligo -Ballisodare
Tipperary – Boherlahan Dualla
Tyrone – Cappagh Ladies
Tyrone – Omagh St Endas
Tyrone – Pomeroy Plunketts
Waterford – Ferrybank
Westmeath – St Pauls Delvin

 

Venue: Naomh Mearnóg.

 

Antrim – Kickhams Creggan
Antrim – Naomh Brid
Armagh – Wolfe Tones Derrymacash
Armagh & Down – Thomas Davis
Cavan – Mullahoran
Clare – Fergus Rovers
Cork – Bishopstown
Cork – Cloyne
Cork – Inch Rovers
Cork – Mallow
Cork – Quarry Blue
Derry – Lissan
Donegal – Milford
Down – Bredagh
Down – Carryduff
Down – Saval
Dublin – Cuala
Dublin – Erins Isle
Dublin – Foxrock-Cabinteely
Dublin – Kilmacud Crokes
Dublin – Naomh Mearnog
Dublin – Round Towers Clondalkin
Dublin – Scoil Uí Chonaill
Dublin – St Finnians (Swords)
Dublin – St Maurs
Dublin – St Peregrines
Dublin – Thomas Davis
Dublin – Whitehall Colmcille
Galway – Clonbur
Galway – Monivea Abbey
Galway – Naomh Mhuire – Oranmore
Kerry – Firies
Kildare – Balyna
Kildare – Confey
Kildare – Kildangan Nurney
Kildare – Milltown Divas
Kildare – Raheens
Kilkenny – Dunnamaggin
Kilkenny – Erins Own
Kilkenny – Piltown
Kilkenny – Thomastown
Laois – Portlaoise
Laois – Rosenallis
Leitrim – Kiltubrid
Leitrim – Mohill
Leitrim -Annaduff
Limerick – Cappagh Askeaton Ballysteen
Limerick – Athea
Limerick – Monaleen
Limerick – Murroe – Boher
Longford – Cashel
Longford – Edgeworthstown
Meath – Boardsmill
Meath – Dunshaughlin & Royal Gaels
Meath – Navan O’Mahonys
Meath – Walterstown
Monaghan – Aughnamullen
Offaly – Clonbullogue
Offaly – Naomh Molaoise
Roscommon – Castlerae St Kevins
Roscommon – Clann na nGael
Roscommon – St Ciarans
Sligo – CT Gaels
Sligo – Shamrock Gaels
Sligo – St Farnans
Tipperary – Ardfinnan
Tyrone – Drumragh
Tyrone – Galbally
Tyrone – Glenelly St Josephs
Tyrone – Rock St Patricks
Waterford – St Annes
Westmeath – Ballymore
Wicklow – Blessington