Call to join ‘GAA For All’ fun day at Owenbeg

Members of the Derry senior panel, staff and players at an event to mark World Down's Syndrome Day at Owenbeg in 2015.

Members of the Derry senior panel, staff and players at an event to mark World Down's Syndrome Day at Owenbeg in 2015.

Derry GAA have organised a fun day at Owenbeg as part of their ‘GAA For All’ programme, and to mark World Down Syndrome Day.

Ashleen McCaul, Derry GAA Games Development Administrator, said the event has evolved since 2015.

“We ran a similar event last year,which was a great success, so there was every reason to do it again this year.

“These children and adults deserve to take part in all activities, just like anyone else, so we at Derry GAA have been trying to provide an opportunity for them to do so,” said Mrs McCaul.

The funday is on Saturday 18th March from 11am until 12:30pm in Owenbeg on the 4g pitch, and will mark World Down Syndrome Day which falls on March 21st.

Mrs. McCaul said the event is well supported with Derry GAA coaches facilitating the event, and participants come from all over County Derry.

“We would urge all children and young adults with special needs to come along on Saturday and enjoy the morning of coaching and games,” said Mrs. McCaul.

The ‘GAA for ALL’ programme also includes a coaching session in Kilrea on Tuesday March 21st March 7-8pm and playing during half time in the Derry v Cork senior league game in Celtic Park on Sunday March 26th. There will also be a trip to croke Park on the 21st April where the children will get to showcase their skills.

For further information contact Ashleen on 028777 42990.