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2011 - Another memorable year for Saval’s Mums

posted Nov 15, 2011, 1:27 AM by Saval Gac

Who would have thought that when the G4M initiative started in Saval back in May 2010,  that the ladies would have achieved so much; last year they played in Croke Park, this year they had the honour of playing in Clones.

On the Gaelic 4 Mothers front Saval is to the fore and that it is recognised at provincial and national level.


Significant Dates -2011

Saturday 9thApril – First Challenge game of season – St Michael’s Killian

Sunday 1st May – Carbury GAC County Kildare Invitational Blitz

Sunday 10th July – Drumragh Sarsfields GAC Invitational Blitz

Saturday 16th July – Saval Annual Gaelic 4 Mothers Invitational Blitz

Sunday 4th September – Ulster Gaelic 4 Mothers Blitz Day - Drumragh

Saturday 24th September - Davina Marks Memorial Tournament

 (John Mitchel GAC Newry)

Saturday 15th October - National Gaelic 4 Mothers Blitz  Day - Portmarnock Dublin

Sunday 30th October – Exhibition games St Tirnach’s Park Clones,

 (Ulster Ladies Clubs Finals Day). 

Thursday 10th November – Last training session of season



Why Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others ?

The promotion of Gaelic 4 Mothers has brought a new dimension to the club which has reaped the significant benefits of having a Gaelic4Mothers team.

The ladies have integrated fully into the club and have supported Saval G.A.C. throughout the year at the various fund raising events, most notably  the Saval Festival and the Annual 10k. 


As one mum said “We would never have dreamt that we would be able to participate in such events before training commenced, but the Gaelic 4 Mothers has improved our fitness, our health and got us out playing with our children," 


On the coaching side 12 mums attended an Ulster GAA Games for all coaching workshop and many are considering taking on other coaching courses.

This augurs well for the club’s future development.


G4M is not all about football, it is very much social as well and we have a team of ladies who enjoy “their time” away to training  and games.




What next for Saval Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others?

 While the football is over, off the field a number of events are in the planning;

1.    Annual Awards Night – Saturday 26th November

2.    Ladies Night Out –maybe more than one !!!!

3.    Run a Muck Challenge Kildare –March 2012

4.    Fund Raise

5.    Training resumes January?



Anthony Crozier Team Manager would like to thank the following players who  were an pleasure experience to work with throughout the year;

Aisling Crawley, Mary Crozier (She sleeps with the manager), Clare Cull, Catherine Dillon, Una Downey, Sheelagh Duggan, Anne Marie Fearon, Imelda Fearon, Theresa Fearon, Corina Garvey, Angela Kelly, Phyliss Lennon, Andrea Magee, Michelle Murray, Mairead McArdle, Bernie McParland, Mags McDermott, Maura McEvoy, Jenny O’Hagan, Tracey Quinn and Rosaleen Travers.