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A chance for girls to try out Gaelic football

CLONARD Ladies' Gaelic Football Club has announced details of an exciting new programme called Gaelic4Girls, beginning on Friday, April 19.

Gaelic4Girls is initally an eight-week programme aimed at increasing participation in ladies' Gaelic football in Wexford.

The programme targets nine- to 13-year-old girls who are not currently registered with a ladies' football club. However, the club is also opening Gealic4Girls up to younger girls aged six to eight, as this age group also needs to be catered for.

G4G is focused on fun and participation, allowing girls to get an introduction to ladies' Gaelic football in a non-competitive environment.

It will be held on April 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. and on completion of the programme participants will be presented with certificates and T-shirts to mark their participation.

After the eight weeks, the girls will be encouraged to register with the club, and those that do will be intergrated into the existing teams. A mini blitz will also be held with another G4G site after the eight weeks and this is a major higlight of the programme.

This is the first Gaelic4Girls programme to be held in the area and the only one in Co. Wexford for 2013. All girls from the Clonard and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend and learn the basic skills of ladies' Gaelic football.

This is a great way to make friends and learn a new sport. The cost of the entire programme is €8.

For more information contact G4G co-ordinator Suzanne Brennan at 086 6063488 or join ClonardLGFC on Facebook.

Wexford People