This is the February report from member group GAA Games For All – we especially love the fantastic new logo!
Wheelchair Hurling / Camogie update 2020.    

Provisional Dates for Leagues and Ch/ip 2020:- Rd1- 18th  April Connacht (Galway venue), Rd2- 16th May Ulster venue, Rd3- 20th June  Munster (Limerick venue), Rd4 – 22nd August Leinster (Enniscorthy venue).

 The Martin Donnelly Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Provincial championship finals are on Sat 24th  Oct  in N.I.A, Abbottstown, Dublin.  

 The 2020 WC hurling Connacht League fixture was due for a Sligo venue, but has been moved to a Galway venue due to Galway being designated European Capital of  Culture 2020.

 The Connacht GAA Wheelchair Hurling /camogie team: Pat Carty   (Tourlestrane – Sligo), Aidan Hynes (Calry St Josephs – Sligo),  Stephen Melvin  (Owenmore Gaels – Sligo), Sarah Cregg (Western Gaels – Roscommon), Shane Curran (Moycullen – Galway), Liam O’Boyle (Knockmore – Mayo), Peter Egan (Kilmovee – Mayo), Tom Fleming (Charlestown – Mayo).     

 Anyone interested in trying out Wheelchair Hurling should contact Sligo GAA Office, Centre of Excellence, Scarden, Strandhil Rd, Sligo, F91 RR20. Phone 071-9168750

 ISSSC: Irish Special Schools Sports Council: –   

Coaching at St Josephs School Ballytivnan is due to commence in early May and to continue until the Summer holidays. Calry St Josephs Club is coordinating  the coaching with assistance from Sligo GAA Coaching & Development and Liam Og Gormely.

The Martin Donnelly GAA ‘’Football for All’’ Interprovincial Finals are to take place in  Croke Park in early Sept  2020.

Markievicz Park History:-

The history of Markievicz Park is being compiled and  John Leyden and Pat Clifford  who have put in many hours researching, interviewing, contacting people and gathering information on the epic and courageous journey starting  in the 1950’s and up to the current time.

Social Initiative:

The GAA wants to have a Social Initiative in every club, for older members who have dedicated years of service to their GAA club and community. Clubs are encouraged to reach out to those people most likely to benefit from its aim of enriching the lives of those experiencing isolation and loneliness in all our communities. Social Initiative is to make clubs more age-friendly, by increasing the participation of older members of society, through events specifically designed to enrich their lives and respect the important contribution they have made and can continue to make to community life. If you have any ideas for Social Initiative activities let us know.

Give Respect Get Respect:   

The GAA Respect Initiative  is an awareness campaign that seeks to ensure that Gaelic Games are promoted and played in a positive, fair and enjoyable manner and where Players, Coaches, Spectators and Referees Give Respect – Get Respect from each other.

The RESPECT campaign applies at all levels and amongst all players regardless of age, competition or ability. The key participants in the Give Respect – Get Respect campaign are not just the Players themselves but Coaches, Clubs, Parents, Referees and Supporters.

The Give Respect – Get Respect initiative is supported by the GAA, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland and the Rounders Council of Ireland.

Let us ensure that everyone working on our behalf emphasises FAIR PLAY, RESPECT, EQUALITY, SAFETY and NO DISCRIMINATION in all aspects of our work with children and young people. 

Signed Tim Hynes– Chairperson Sligo GAA Games for All Committee.

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