For the little ones, there will be an entire programme of entertainment including, face painting, crafts, interactive biodiversity events, bouncy castles, dog agility show, experience gaelic games, archery … to list but a few.
Gaelic Games Experience
No Man’s Land
Participants are divided into two teams and play a game of no man’s land.
This is a fun game based on the catching and kicking skills of Gaelic football. Each team will be based inside an area and must kick into the other team’s area. A team will be awarded a point if the ball bounces in the oppositions section, if the ball is caught before bouncing, no points are awarded.
Simple, easy activity and everyone can excel. This is not about strength of kicking it is all about identifying the best place to kick to.
Hurling Drill: Soloing:
Each player must lift the sliothar from the ground with the hurl. They will then run the length of the allocated space, whilst holding/keeping the ball on the hurl. speed and skill are of the essence
This is a core hurling skill: balance, concentration and co-ordination are all important.
The Football Bounce and Solo Drill
In this activity participants are taught how to pick up, bounce and solo the ball in Gaelic Football. This is a fun and interactive sessions and really encourages people along – then at the end participants race to see who can combine the actions learned and achieve the fastest length of the area used with their combined talents in “pick up/bounce and solo”. Very involving and made into fun!
Pick and Drop
Sliotars are lined up beside (or across from) a set of containers. Participants will then compete to see who is the fastest at lifting the sliotars with the hurl and depositing in the containers. Simple and easy! Great fun and competitive action.