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Ulster GAA invests in Wheelchair Hurling initiative

December 2nd, 2015

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Ulster GAA recently purchased a number of sports wheelchairs to assist the development of the Wheelchair Hurling initiative.

There are currently four training hubs in Belfast, Craigavon, Enniskillen & Derry. The Ulster inter-provincial wheelchair hurling team, recently crowned 2015 National League champions, is made up of players selected from these hubs.

From Monday 7th December to Friday 11th December Ulster GAA Active club coordinators will be delivering a wheelchair hurling road-show around a number of secondary schools across the province to allow able bodied participants the opportunity to try out the game and experience sport in a wheelchair.

Some of the schools include, St Marys Clady, St Aidans Derrylin, Holy Family Cootehill, St Catherines Armagh, St Pauls Bessbrook, St Malachys Belfast and Aquinas Belfast.

The road-show leads up to the All-Ireland Championship event that will be held on Saturday 12th December at IT Blanchardstown where the Ulster squad will compete.

For more information on the Ulster GAA Wheelchair Hurling initiative, contact Shane McCann (shane.mccann.ulster@gaa.ie)