On Thursday, 23 May the Killeagh Gaelic for Mothers squad will be holding an information and registration evening at 8.30pm in the Old Thatch in Killeagh for new and seasoned players. They are keen to point out that becoming a member does not require any experience and it’s an evening out of the house, getting a bit of exercise, and having a laugh which is what it’s really all about.
Speaking with The East Cork Journal, Gráinne Fitzgerald, one of the members and players, said, “Our group was formed 7 years ago by Helen Cusack and Noel (Dip) O’Connor. Gaelic 4 Mothers is to provide any woman over the age of 18 with a chance to learn and play Gaelic football in a non-competitive and non-contact environment. It is open to both beginners and those who may have played previously. This platform has given women in our community a chance to make friends in a new Parish, promote health and fitness, and demonstrates that you are never too old to learn and play a new sport. We train once a week on Wednesday evenings and we have travelled to the National Blitz in Portmarnock for the last 5 years. We also play a Munster Blitz in Mallow every July. Last September, we had 12 mothers representing Inch Rovers as they played in the half time exhibition match at Croke Park during the Ladies All-Ireland Football final.”
Head along to the Old Thatch this Thursday at 8.30pm. Bring a few friends and see what Gaelic 4 Mothers is all about.