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St Colman's Primary and All Saints' Nursery, Annaclone

Hurley Coaching in Primary 4

4th Oct 2019

The playing and development of Gaelic games in and through the Primary School has been a traditional and vital custom over many, many years.

For many children, their first, and perhaps only engagement with Gaelic games, is when their teacher puts a hurley or a ball in their hands and shows them how to play. Our philosophy for Gaelic games in the primary school is one of participation, to introduce children to the games and offer them an opportunity to play them.

Today our Hurling coach Eamon Blaney put our P4 children through their paces. 

The hope is that if they are not members of a club, they will join one or that if they do not wish to continue playing when they leave school, that they can say that at one stage of their lives they played Gaelic games. In games where the stakes are low and the emphasis is on enjoyment, a culture of inclusiveness will endure and each child will be allowed to play.