Introduction to GAA for Adult immigrants

Show Racism the Red Card in association with Dublin City Council, DCU GAA Academy and the Gaelic Players Association presents: An opportunity to learn Gaelic Football from one of the best players of the game.Dublin City Council, DCU GAA Academy, Show Racism the Red Card and the Gaelic Players Association have joined together to offer adult immigrants an opportunity to learn Gaelic football from one of the leading lights of the sport.Dublin Senior footballer Paul Casey will be the coach delivering the introduction plays his club football with Lucan Sarsfield an area which has exploded over recent years with many immigrant people in the area.Paul features in the forthcoming Show Racism the Red Card DVD which will be used in schools from January:When asked about Diversity in his local area of Lucan and its impact on his GAA club Lucan Sarsfield, Paul reckons it has been immense and says ‘We are getting young players from immigrant backgrounds into the club. Some of them are very good and I have no doubt that some will be inter county stars of the future’.Garrett Mullan Co-ordinator of the project said: ‘There is a lot of integration occuring at underage level. It can be difficult for adults to be part of GAA for all sorts of reasons. This evening introduction will be an opportunity to allow people who have never played Gaelic football before to try it out and if they like it, we will have representatives from a number of clubs local to DCU present to introduce themselves. I am sure it will be a lot of fun’.He added: ‘This is a pilot project and if successful, we may approach other local authorities with a view to a similar initiative. There can be no better introduction to Gaelic football than from an intercounty player and local clubs will be welcoming of new members’.The course is due to take place in early December and we are inviting expressions of interest at this stage. Please email or fill out registration downloadable from our website.

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