The “GAA For Mothers and Others” (GAA4MAs) is a team that was set up after a successful “Strictly Come Dancing” Fundraiser.
Many of the participants had enjoyed their involvement in Strictly, and expressed their interest in having a way to have a stronger connection to the club. From here, GAA4MAs was born.
The GAA4MAs team is a fun, non-competitive ladies football team consisting mainly of mothers of juvenile members. Their games are friendlies, with no official league. Throughout the year, a number of charity GAA4MAs blitzes take place, with the main one being organised by the LGFA which had over 100 GAA4MAs teams entered.
The team members have really got into the team spirit, here’s what some of them had to say:
“I never thought I’d see myself wearing the blue and white”
“My kids are delighted to see me play”
“I wanted to be thought of as more than a mother on the sideline”
One of the benefits it brings to players is a chance to get to know each other beyond age group and section. It helps to strengthen connections between club members.
A GAA club is so much more than just a collection of teams – it’s all about community. The GAA4MAs is an embodiment of the community spirit of St. Vincents.
GAA4MAs train on a Monday evening between 9 and 10 pm. Would you like to join? Drop a mail to the [email protected].