Saturday 25 November 2017

St Maur's Gaelic for Mothers team plays first match

Paula Morley, Anita Kiernan, Noreen Leach and Barbara Dolan.
Paula Morley, Anita Kiernan, Noreen Leach and Barbara Dolan.

ST. MAUR'S Gaelic for Mothers and Others team played their inaugural match recently putting their football skills to the test.

The team, which was founded by local woman Maria Gallagher, gives women over the age of 18, whether they have children or not, the chance to play a team sport and get fit at the same time.

The team played against an experienced Man-O-War team and although St. Maur's were beaten, they thoroughly enjoyed the game and are currently planning their next match.

'It's going brilliantly and so far we have around 26 women on the team,' Maria told the Fingal Independent.

'Basically we set it up to get ladies together to get to know each other, involve them in a team and as an exercise outlet as well as having fun.'

'We have all walks of life, from ladies who have been actively involved with the GAA over the years to ladies who never played a team sport or even gaelic football before and as it's non-competitive, its great fun and a hugely social activity with provincial and national blitzes every year,' she added.

'Already a bunch of team mates have developed into a bunch of friends,' said Maria.

She said the team is always looking for new members to join – with only three criteria necessary – that they are over 18 and female and currently don't play club football.

'You don't have to be a mother to join, it's open to all women over the age of 18 who are not currently playing gaelic football with a club,' she added.

The team meet every Saturday from 12pm to 1pm at St Maur's GAA clubhouse and anyone interested is more than welcome to drop down for a training session.

Fingal Independent

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