National Go Games Week Is Launched In Croke Park
Uachtarán CLG, John Horan, is delighted that the GAA, LGFA, and CamogieAssociations are working closely together to promote Go Games throughoutIreland. “The aim of Go Gamesis that every girl and boy between the ages of 6 and 11 will have positiveintroduction to Gaelic games. It is vital that three Associations are workingclosely together to make this a reality and, thankfully, this is the case. Themagnitude of National Go Games Week is testament to this.”Ladies GaelicFootball Association President Marie Hickey commented: “We were delighted towelcome 62 clubs, representing 31 counties, to Croke Park on Monday, April 15.“Each year, the LGFAis assigned one day at Croke Park and in 2019, we ran an Under-10 Go GamesBlitz.“Go Games blitzeswere held across the country in March, with all participating teams enteredinto a draw to make it to Croke Park.-2-“The players andmentors from each of the lucky clubs had the experience of a lifetime when theylined out at Croke Park.”Uachtarán an CumannCamógaíochta Kathleen Woods said: “These eight days of Go Games are a fantasticoccasion for boys and girls from across the country to experience playing onthe hallowed turf of Croke Park and also to take part in blitzes throughout thecountry. These are the future stars of our games and this experience caninspire lifelong journeys in our games.”Pat Culhane, GAANational Games Development Officer, noted that “57,000 children participated inNational Go Games Week last year and we are hoping for even bigger numbers thisyear.”Encouraged by theresponse of clubs and primary schools in Ireland, Culhane is adamant about therelevance of the Go Games initiative.“The GAA, LGFA andCamogie Association are making a massive effort to re-energise the whole GoGames initiative this year. Go Games are hurling/camogie and Gaelic footballfor children up to 11 years of age – there are no other types. It is nationalpolicy of each Association. The “Go” means that every boy and girl should getan opportunity to play in every game, for the whole game. The emphasis is onparticipation, taking precedence over performance and winning. One in threechildren aged 6 to 11 play Go Games every year in Ireland. It is a giganticsocial movement, which aims to maximise participation, fun, friendship, fairplay and sense of achievement for all. This cannot be achieved by childrensitting on sidelines.”Social Media:#GAAGoGamesprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email National Go GamesWeek should see 60,000 children getting an opportunity to play in blitzes ineach of the 32 counties during the school Easter holidays to mark the start ofthe 2019 Go Games playing season. Also, 8,000 children will play in Croke Parkover an action-packed eight days.