Ulster GAA will be hosting a Provincial Games For All festival tomorrow, Saturday 7th October, at Donaghmore St Patrick’s, Tyrone.
Seventeen teams from clubs and organisations across the province will be taking part in a fun-filled day of inclusive activities open to all ages and abilities, which includes Gaelic football, hurling, handball and rounders, face-painting, sensory bus and garden, and photos with the Ulster Football Championship Anglo-Celt trophy.
Teams attending on the day are:
- Beragh Red Knights
- St Mary’s Aghagallon
- Oakleaf Lions
- Armagh Harps
- St Patrick’s Carrickcruppen
- Crossmaglen Rangers
- St Peter’s Warrenpoint
- Strabane Sigersons
- St Bronagh’s Rostrevor
- Derry GAA For All (two teams)
- Antrim GAA For All
- St Patrick’s Donaghmore
- Éire Óg
- Naomh Eanna
- Clan na Gael
The day will conclude with tea and refreshments for everyone in the Torrent Complex, where special Ulster GAA for ALL medals and balloons will be presented for each participant to take home.
Ulster GAA President Ciaran McLaughlin commented:
“I’m very pleased that GAA for All is thriving in Ulster. This very special day will be the highlight of Ulster’s Games for All in 2023 and one which we will build on into the future.
“Through GAA for All, we are delivering on the GAA’s manifesto, “Where We All Belong”. Inclusion is at the heart of the GAA for All ethos, providing opportunity to children and young adults with a variety of learning and / or physical disabilities, to access our games. The joy that this brings to coaches, parents and players is immeasurable.”
Kieran McKeever, Chair of the Ulster GAA Leadership & Planning Committee added:
“The aim of the GAA as a sporting organisation is to offer an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment for everyone. GAA for All promotes just this and gives everyone a change to access our wonderful games.
“I have had first-hand experience coaching a GAA for All team and it has been a most enjoyable and fulfilling experience for everyone involved. There is wonderful work ongoing within Ulster GAA for All to encourage inclusive practices and this festival will be a prime example of the fruits of that work.”