Wednesday 8th March, 6:30 pm in Rathpeacon G.A.A. pitch
Gaelic4Girls is an 8 week participation programme for girls aged 8-12. The aim is to introduce girls who are not playing football to our wonderful club and to develop athletic and social skills for girls in the community. It also provides coach and coordinator education and training to these clubs.
Rathpeacon G.A.A./L.G.F.A. were lucky enough to be chosen for this extremely valuable programme this year and we can’t wait for the girls to get started.
The training sessions will start on Wednesday the 8th of March at 6:30 pm in Rathpeacon G.A.A. pitch.
What is Gaelic for Girls.?
Gaelic for girls is an 8 week course for u8 to u12 girls who are not registered with a Gaelic football team which has been set up by the LGFA association and run by your local Ladies Football Club, Rathpeacon GAA / LGFA. The girls will meet new and existing friends in a fun and safe environment and get a taster for Ladies Gaelic Football, one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland.
When does it start?
The opening night/registration night is Wednesday, the 8th of March at 6:30 pm. The course will run for four weeks, break for Easter break and then return for the final four weeks.
Week 1: Wednesday 8th March @ 6:30 pm.
Week 2: Thursday 16th March @ 6:30 pm.
Week 3: Thursday 23rd March @ 6:30 pm.
Week 4: Thursday 30th March @ 6:30 pm.
Week 5: Thursday 20th April @ 6:30 pm.
Week 6: Thursday 27th April @ 6:30 pm.
Week 7: Thursday 04th May @ 6:30 pm.
Week 8: Thursday 11th May @ 6:30 pm. (final night)
How much does it cost per child.?
This 8 week course costs 12 euro, which includes a certificate and jersey at the end.
Where / How do I register.?
We will take registrations on the opening night, the 8th of March in the G.A.A./L.G.F.A. hall.
I have missed the opening night, can I still join.?
Of course, but the earlier the girls start the course the more they will get out of it.
Where is the pitch located.?
Rathpeacon G.A.A. / L.G.F.A. facilities are located in Kilcully. The eircode is T23E778.
Does my daughter have to have played football before.?
No, this course is specifically aimed at young girls to come give football a try, and hopefully continue to play for the club following the 8 weeks of sessions.
Will it be fun.?
The most important thing about all sessions is that they are fun. Our aim is to have happy smiling girls at the end of each session.
What equipment is required for my daughter.?
Football boots (or runners), and by week 3 all girls should have a gumshield (gloves are optional based on your own preference).
My daughter turned 12 before the start of 2023, can she attend also.?
Unfortunately, no. This is very specifically for u7 to u12 girls in the calendar year 2023. However, we do have an u12, u13 and u14 team who train Mondays at 6.30pm in Rathpeacon pitch and we would be delighted for your daughter to come try out football.
It looks like rain, will the session still go ahead.?
Yes of course. In general we do go ahead and will have plenty fun in the rain! Our coaches will make the call on any weather related cancellations due to extreme weather and will change to a more suitable day of the same week as the program is for a set duration.
I really enjoyed watching what the coaches were doing and would like to get involved with my child’s training, how do you facilitate that.?
We welcome all parents to get involved, not only in the coaching session but in the girls’ welfare at training, setup of the drills, admin etc. You do not need any previous experience in football to be able to help out. To be involved in any team you will require at a minimum to be Garda Vetted (online) and have completed a Child Protection course in person. For coaching it will also be required to complete a foundation level coaching course.
If you are interested please contact a club officer or one of the coaches to point you in the right direction!