Gaelic for Mothers & Others

Best thing you'll ever do

The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to playing Ladies Gaelic Football. An initiate introduced by the LGFA the Skerries team has been up and running since 2016. 
The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative sees women playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. This is an ethos we’ve proudly promoted in Skerries Harps. Gaelic4Mothers&Others provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting others in the area.

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"After playing competitive football from a very young age, in 2008 I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It was devastating to have to stop playing. I moved to Skerries in 2012 and after the birth of my second daughter I was asked by a friend would I like to try G4M&O. Not having a clue what it was all-out I went down to Skerries Harps GAA on a cold October night to watch 20+ women of all abilities running around laughing and joking. I absolutely loved the idea of getting out a jersey and boots back on and nearly 3 years on I’ve never looked back. Not only have I met the most amazing bunch of women I call my friends but I’ve been keeping myself active again and now my husband and kids watch and cheer from the sidelines.’

Therese: Ex-competitive player, Mother & G4M&O player since 2016

‘New to Skerries I joined the team with the main aim to get some exercise and see if I could still play football 20 years on! What I got was so much more, this is one of the best teams I’ve been involved in and I’ve a great group of friends as a result. I’m also a little bit fitter’

Gráinne: Newcomer to Skerries, Mother & G4M&O player since 2017