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'Gaelic football is alive and well in Singapore' - GAA initiative set to introduce Gaelic Games into schools

Published 08/12/2015 | 15:40

Singapore Gaelic Lions celebrating victory in the Men's Junior Plate at the 2015 Asian Games. Pic credit: Facebook/Singapore Gaelic Lions
Singapore Gaelic Lions celebrating victory in the Men's Junior Plate at the 2015 Asian Games. Pic credit: Facebook/Singapore Gaelic Lions

Singapore Lions GAA club is embarking on an initiative to bring the Irish game to local school children over the next three years.

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The Gaelic Football club currently  has more than 300 members from 12 countries in its ranks and is embarking on a new project to to grow Gaelic Games in the country.

"Gaelic football is alive and well in Singapore," Singapore Gaels vice-chairman Paraic McGrath says.

"We hope this is the start of Gaelic Football growing exponentially in this country."

The exciting three-year project was highlighted in a recent FOX Sports report and club chairman Gary Hannify says it is a way of further integration with the local community while also advancing the skillsets of the school children.

"We hope to involve up to 200 local Singaporean students in the project over coming three years," he told Independent.ie.

Highlights from FOX Sports of the Gaelic Football project that SGL recently conducted at St Patrick's School. Thanks to everyone that contributed on getting this project up and running.

Posted by Singapore Gaelic Lions on Monday, December 7, 2015

"The local school students and parents are very enthusiastic to transfer their soccer and rugby skills to our games so the program will be expanded to 10 schools over the coming years."

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