Connacht GAA promotes GAA Rounders during 2014.
One of the key targets set by the Connacht GAA Inclusion and Integration Committee for 2014, is to promote the development of GAA Rounders in Connacht. As part of this promotion, Joe Donaghue, President of GAA Rounders, attended a recent meeting of the Connacht Inclusion and Integration Committee. He presented a Rounders Bat, together with the Rules of GAA Rounders and the GAA Rounders Strategic Plan 2013-2016, to all the five County Inclusion and Integration Officers in Connacht, in order to help promote GAA Rounders in each of the five counties in Connacht.
Mr Donaghue informed the meeting that Rounders was included in the GAA charter back in 1884. He said that GAA Rounders is played by all age groups from Primary School children all the way up to and including senior level. There are mixed teams where boys and girls, men and women can play on the one team. As GAA Rounders is a limited contact sport it is perfect for both recreational and competitive play and it also develops good hand eye coordination.
However, Mr Donaghue stated that out of the 21 GAA Rounders Clubs that currently exits in Ireland, there are just two official GAA Rounders Clubs in Connacht, i.e., Athenry, Co. Galway and Ballintubber in Co. Roscommon. According to the GAA Rounders Strategic Plan 2013-2016, it is hoped that more GAA Rounders Clubs will be established in Connacht in the near future.
If you are interested in setting up a GAA Rounders Club or finding out more about GAA Rounders, you can visit their website at www.gaarounders.ie or you can contact Joe Donaghue, President of GAA Rounders at 0877523003 or Shirley Roche 0872021749, Secretary of GAA Rounders.
Photographs from the meeting are available here.
17-Feb-14 by Denis OBoyle, Connacht Inclusion and Integratio