2018 saw the introduction of Gaelic4Mothers&Others in Ballyboughal GFC.
G4MO’S is an initiative run by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association to introduce mothers and other ladies over the age of 25 to playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. There is no pressure on the ladies to turn up every week as we know that all mothers have a very hectic life running here, there and everywhere with their kids but I will say that all ladies who have joined us look forward to the 1 hour a week.
No experience is needed, beginners are always welcome.
We meet once a week for one hour and we attend provincial and National blitzes throughout the year. At the moment we are meeting Monday Nights at 8pm.
If you would like to join us contact Tracey Connell on 0863723700
Well done to our G4MO who took part in the #LeinsterLGFA G4MO Blitz in #StPeregrineGAA on Saturday. Thank you to #StarlightsGFC of Dublin #CortownGAA of Meath, #GeraldinePMorans of Dublin and #CelbridgeGAA of Kildare for some great matches. We hope the injuries, suffered by some of the ladies during their matches, are not too serious and that all is ok today. Finally thanks to all the organizers of the event for a great day
At last the ladies got some good weather to play their match against Naomh Mearnog in Portmarnock. Well done to all who played this very even match with very little difference between both teams. There was some wonderful scores by players on both teams but in particular a wonderful worked goal in the last few minutes of the game, with the ball being placed in the back of the net by Fiona O’Reilly, well done Fiona.
Weather doesn’t seem to be playing ball with us when playing matches as when we had our next match verus Ballymun Kickhams we once again played in very testing conditions with heavy rain falling. Having said that well done to all those who played. It was great to have so many new players joining us for this match and with every match we now play improvement can be seen all round. Thanks to Ballymun for a great game of football, enjoyed by all who played and watched.
What a great write up we received from gaa.ie, we are a success story, well done to all concerned.
No time resting with this group as when we met up again the week after travelling back from Madrid it was for a game against St. Finians of Swords. This match was again played in very testing conditions with very heavy rain falling. Thanks to St. Finians for great game.
Next up was our international match in Madrid at the end of March with 19 Ladies setting off for Madrid on the 29th March to represent Ballyboughal GFC in a game against Madrid Harps. We would like to thank all those in Madrid Harps for looking after us so well while there and also for a great game.
Following on from our challenge it was back to concentrating on training with a forthcoming match against St. Comcilles of Swords.
This match was played in very testing conditions and well done to all those who turned out for this match.
What a year this is proving to be for our G4MO team. Having met up in January to kick start our training for 2019 we decided to include a sponsored 2500km challenge with the proceeds going toward Jigsaw Mental Health. The 2500km challenge took place in February where all 25 participants agreed to walk 100km for the month with many of the ladies exceeding the 100km. The ladies were delighted to raise €1,000 towards this very worthwhile charity which helps many young people suffering from mental health.