Tower’s target next generation at club

by Gazette Reporter

Round Tower’s are actively encouraging children in the local area to take up Gaelic Games, with their nursery and underage teams looking for new members.

The club’s games promotions officer, James Glancy, is visiting schools to get word out that Tower’s want kids to get involved in the club, and encouraging their parents to do so, too.

“There’s fantastic enthusiasm for Gaelic Games in Clondalkin and as a club we are continually encouraging children within the community to participate and avail of the fantastic benefits of playing our national games,” said Glancy.

Glancy is encouraging parents in Clondalkin to look at the opportunity of their children learning the skills and enjoying the benefits of Gaelic Games with their local club.

“We want parents to be aware our juvenile section is very welcoming for new children. They are taught the skills of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie by accredited coaches and the emphasis is on fun and enjoyment.

“Playing our national games brings fantastic health and social benefits for children that can be beneficial throughout their lives. The kids really enjoy the buzz of training or participating in matches and great friendships are formed.

“It is an enjoyable activity that very often remains a fulfilling constant in your life.”

The Round Tower nursery is where children start learning the skills of Gaelic Games with Round Tower GAA Club. It takes place every Saturday morning from 10 to 11.30am and is for four- to seven-year-old children. At present it is taking place indoors at Collinstown Park Community College but it will move to Round Tower’s state-of-the-art all-weather playing surface at Monastery Road when weather is more appropriate for children to be outdoors.

Moving beyond the nursery, the club’s Under- 8 and Under-9 boys and girls football, hurling and camogie teams are actively looking for children to join their teams. Girls to play camogie are being sought up to Under-12 level.

“What Round Tower offers are unrivalled playing facilities at Monastery Road and a fantastic community spirit. We want children in Clondalkin to reap the benefits of what we have to offer.”

Glancy is keen to speak with any parents interested in enabling their children play GAA and he can be contacted at 086 408 2561.

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