Ballinasloe GAA Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others (G4M&O) has been a driving force in the community of Ballinasloe and surrounding areas since it was begun in the club in 2017.
G4M&O is a Ladies Gaelic Football (LGFA) initiative for women aged 25 & above who are not currently playing competitive football with a club. It was set up to bring women of all ages, backgrounds, and fitness ability together to play Gaelic football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment whilst meeting mothers & others from the local area of Ballinasloe. For anyone new moving to the town or anyone who feels they would like to join a new club to meet more people this is your chance!
Over the years we have been extremely lucky with our coaches/trainers who have generously given up their free time to come and train us. We have many fun outings during the year to other clubs as well as attending the Connacht Blitz and the National Blitz in Dublin as well as social nights out. G4M&O is a unique part of the club as not many other GAA clubs in the extended Ballinasloe area have a G4M&O team and currently we have mothers from surrounding areas such as Ahascragh, Caltra, Taughmaconnell, Moore, Laurencetown, Kiltormer, Aughrim, & Kilconnell.
"Since joining Ballinasloe G4M&O I can honestly say it was one of the best things I did for myself to settle into living in Ballinasloe. I look forward to the training sessions every week. I see it as my hour to get out of the house and go down and play some football with the girls and get some exercise. I have met many amazing girls along the way and I’m so happy to call them friends”, states Laura Howley, Goal Keeper Extraordinaire
“I was hesitant to join at first, being over 50 years old and never having played any team sports before but I'm so glad I took the leap! The team is incredibly welcoming and supportive, and the coaches are fantastic at teaching the game in a fun and approachable way. Not only have I learned a new sport, but I've also made some amazing friends and feel so much fitter and healthier. It's been a great way to stay active and socialize, and I look forward to our training sessions every week. I never thought I'd enjoy playing sports, but Gaelic for Mothers and Others has completely changed that. It's never too late to try something new, and I highly recommend giving it a go! “ explains Una Ní Bhroin – Fearless Forward.
The training sessions are always fun and cater for all fitness levels. We are always looking to welcome new players so if you’re interested dig out those football boots and bring a friend along. They train every Wednesday @ 8:30pm at Teresa’s Pitch, Ballinasloe GAA club.
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