Updated: May 23, 2021
And we’re off!!! Skerries All-Stars coming soon
Skerries All-Stars is a programme for children with additional needs who are unable to or do not wish to participate in mainstream sport.
Our dynamic and thoughtful volunteer mentors participated in training this week on a sunny afternoon. We are looking forward to welcoming children of school-going age to participate in our new programme for all! Inclusion and equality in sport is our aim while developing a sense of belonging and building confidence.
For any further information please contact Odharnait Kiernan (0863719097) or Denise Emmett (0872843590) directly
Who is the 'All-Stars' team?
The Skerries All-Stars was established in January 2021 in Skerries Harps GAA Club. This incredibly special initiative was set up for children with additional needs in the area. It is a registered community inclusion initiative under the PPN community groups with Fingal County Council. It is launched with the support of Skerries Harps GAA and under the GAA for ALL initiative.
Our main objective is to include children that can not take part in a typical team game, assisting them with ball skills, exercise, and of course, fun and enjoyment in a safe environment. Another important goal for us is to promote the ethos of inclusion in the community and the club.
Our group is child-centered with an emphasis on keeping our children and young people safe when they come to our sessions. All our coaches will adhere to best practice and will all be Garda vetted and have received Safeguarding training and are working towards completing the CARA Disability Inclusion training.
Office from the club have attended and completed the following training as part of the Diversity and Inclusion program including the following:
· CARA Disability and Inclusion in Sport with Fingal Sports Office
· CARA Autism in Sport
· GAA Diversity and Inclusion – Series
We have also consulted with the Clontarf All-Stars committee, Raheny All Stars committee, Geraldine McTavish, Skerries Autism Initiative, Fingal Sports Office to name a few.
We are very excited to bring this initiative to the club and anyone interested in getting involved should contact:
Odharnait Kiernan, Children's Officer,