Gaelic Games Activity - lesson in Gaelic football, hurling and handball in Dublin (Package 1)
Our top sports in Ireland are Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball – very different to rugby and football and unique to Ireland. Our games are organised by the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). Many groups are interested in watching games when they are in Dublin but our season doesn’t always allow for this – so now we are bringing these famous sports to your groups by private lesson with Experience Gaelic Games so they can see what they are all about – skills required and rules etc.
The team at Experience Gaelic Games offers groups the opportunity to visit at a local GAA club and have them engage with a truly fantastic side of Irish sporting culture. They provide a great fun and very enjoyable session taking part in something uniquely Irish!
They are 2 group packages available:
Package 1: 3 hour session
This would cover 3 – 4 hours of activity, water served throughout, 3 sports of Hurling, Football and handball, all equipment, facilities, plus trainers, etc
Package 2: 4 hour session
This would involve a 3 hour activity session, plus a 1 hour Croke Park Museum Tour
Activities would be done as Package 1. Then there would be a break. The group would then go to Croke Park Stadium which is located a 15 minute walk from the activities location. At Croke Park the group will take part in a stadium and museum tour.
Regarding the Gaelic Games lesson for groups, we get asked a lot of questions and below you can find the most important answers.
Good to know: Don’t worry, your group doesn’t have to be very sporty. The Gaelic Games lesson is more about team work, having fun together and bonding. It’s a great way to foster your group’s team spirit!
- How would the games session work?
Firstly groups are introduced to our unique games that are Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball. They are shown lots of video footage and talk with the group about what sports they play etc. The groups are then taught the three Irish sports.
The activities are great fun – each group has a 10:1 trainer ratio with them and after they are taught the basics of each sport, the organisers will play mini matches with the group.
- Where is it based?
The session is run in a real Gaelic Club, called “Na Fianna”, only a 10 to 15 minutes bus journey from Dublin city centre.
- What does the group need?
All they need are flat shoes, preferably runners, tracksuit/shorts. There are changing rooms & communal showers on site (just remember to bring a towel).
- What are the facilities?
All games are played on all weather pitches, so they won’t get dirty or mucky. Handball is played inside.
Notes for Group Leaders
Minimum 20 people for this activity
Duration of the Session
Na Fianna GAA Club, Mobhi Road, Dublin 9