Cloone GAA host Have A Go Day


Leitrim Inclusion and Integration Committee in Conjunction with Cloone GAA Club will host the Leitrim GAA launch of the GAA initiative “Have a Go” on Sunday Aug 3rd in Pairc Naomh Mhuire Cloone starting at 1 30 pm. Have a Go Day in is an opportunity for young people to sample sports that they have not played before. On the day there will be an opportunity to play Rounders, Hurling, Camogie and of course Gaelic football for girls and boys. 

The event will be attended by Mr Ger Proctor National Rounders Chairman, Mr Cyril Feehily Connacht Rounders Chairman and a team of national coaches will be in attendance to demonstrate the art of the game of rounders and provide coaching for the young people present. Coaching manuals, rule books and playing equipment will be available on the day.

 Leading exponents of the other various games will be on hand to demonstrate the skills of the other games and to invite the young people to take part. 

The GAA have been promoting this “Have a go day “ initiative with a view to attracting more people to the association and also providing the opportunity to young people top sample new sports that they have not have the opportunity to play on a regular basis.

As part of the initiative GAAA clubs are asked to invite all the families in the community to their sports grounds, make them feel welcome and give them the opportunity to participate in the family of GAA activities,

 Leitrim GAA Inclusion and Integration officer Gerry McGovern is urging all clubs to host a” Have A Go Day” so as to give more people the opportunity to be part of the club and give new people the opportunity to sample the menu of GAA activities.

“Just because people don’t attend at GAA activities it does not mean that they are not interested, it might mean that they are not invited and maybe don’t feel welcome or that they don’t understand what is involved in the sport. By providing an opportunity like this you are giving an invitation to new people to come to the club, and to participate in the various activities. It will provide the young people of the community with the opportunity to participate in a wider range of sporting activities, get more people involved, and provide them with a social outlet locally. It can also lead to an increase in the playing population, and to an increase in membership and could provide the club with additional expertise in running its many activities.”

All GAA clubs in the County are invited to bring their underage players along to this County launch in Cloone on Sunday, and participate in the various sports on offer. 

There will also be a range of other sports events taking place on the day

 Proceedings start at 1 30 pm and It’s an event not to be missed.



28-Jul-14 by Leitrim GAA