Ulster GAA recently facilitated a fun-filled day of Gaelic Games in Eglish, Co. Tyrone, for an international youth group led by the St Andrew’s Community of Sisters in Aberdeen.
Over 50 young people ranging from 14 – 18 years old were introduced to the skills of Gaelic Football by Ulster GAA coaches Tony Scullion, Roger Keenan and Martin Lopez de Soler.
All of the participants got an opportunity to practice the basic skills of the game such as the hand/fist pass, the foot pass, the solo, bounce and the catch. The taster session then finished off with a series of small-sided games where the participants were able to showcase their newly learned skills.
The Benburb Priory in Eglish have been facilitating the group, led by the St Andrews Community of Sisters in Aberdeen, throughout early August. Their apostolate focuses on the youth, working particularly with teenagers from disadvantaged backgrounds from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, with a number of the helpers coming from Latin America.
Ulster GAA would like to thank Eglish GAC for providing the facilities, the St Andrew’s Sisters, the Benburb Priory, and Tyrone senior star Peter Harte who visited and helped with the coaching session.