What is Gaelic4Girls (G4G)?

G4G is a 12 week club run programme incorporating coaching sessions with fun non-competitive blitzes aimed at increasing participation in Ladies Gaelic Football. The programme targets girls aged between 8-12 years who are not currently registered with a Ladies Gaelic Football club. In essence, this is a tool to attract new players.

What are the aims of the Gaelic4Girls Programme?

  • To increase the numbers of girls playing Ladies Gaelic football in a club.
  • To provide a fun, 12 week programme of Ladies Gaelic Football activities to attract girls aged 8-12 to the club.
  • To support a club in increasing their number of players, and integrate those new players into existing teams.
  • To develop athletic and social skills for girls in a safe and nurturing environment.

What are the benefits of running Gaelic4Girls in your Club?

  • Participation levels will be increased.
  • Free training will be provided to the Coaches and Co-ordinator in your Club.
  • Resources will be provided to your Club to market and advertise the Programme.
  • There is the potential for your Club to become a more vibrant, active part of your local community through enhanced participation.

Minimum requirements from the Club if Application is Successful

  • A co‐ordinator to oversee implementation of the Programme in the club
  • Minimum of 2 Head Coaches
  • All the G4G coaches and co‐ordinators must attend Provincial training.
  • The club must be willing to welcome ALL new members.

Important Dates for 2019:

  • Deadline for applications: Friday 30th November 2018 (Application for the 2019 programme has now closed)
  • Successful applicants will be contacted before 11 January 2019
  • All G4G coordinators and relevant club executive members must attend Provincial training Monday 4th February
  • All G4G club coaches must attend Provincial training Monday 18th February
  • The 12 week programme will begin the weekend beginning 1st March (All clubs must be in a position to start this week) 
  • All clubs will have an opportunity to participate in a cluster blitz