NEW INDOOR FOOTBALL ACTIVITY   26/10/2016

Peil Faoi Dhíon

A cháirde,

Sciath na Scol is happy to announce an exciting new initiative focussing on Indoor Football. We hope that schools will take part and support where possible and expect Indoor Football to become an important part of the Sciath na Scol calendar. It will run at a different time of the year to the very popular Indoor Hurling and Camogie Series.

 In an effort to stay as true as possible to the nature of Gaelic Football, we are trialling a new style of game using “Pella Posts”. Pella is a company based in County Meath that manufactures “Pella Posts” and have installed them in over 100 venues across the country. Thus far, the posts have been installed in halls in Blackrock GAA, Little Island Community Centre, Mallow GAA, Ballinacarriga, Whitechurch Community Centre and Donoughmore Community Hall

Essentially, the Pella posts are 5ft rings that are fixed to the end walls at approximately the same height as normal basketball nets. For further pictures and videos, please see pella.ie. and see the attached flyer. The games should be fast paced and hopefully will provide the children with a new and enjoyable experience. A First Touch football will be used.

This year, the focus of the competition will be on non-competitive blitzes for girls and boys in 4th classes. Schools may choose which venue to participate in and every effort will be made to accommodate same. The entry fee will be €20 and each team taking part will receive a free football. We hope to arrange the teams in groups of 5 for each afternoon and each team should get at least 4 games. The blitzes will take place from the 21st of November to mid December.

As the rules and arrangements for this year are very much provisional, we look forward to your patience as we try to develop this new competition for the children. Due to the relative lack of venues, this year schools may only enter 1 team in a given competition, ie a school can’t enter a second boys or second girls team.

Yours in sport,

Mark O’Driscoll                                  Damien Horgan

Indoor Games Officer                         Development Officer.

CLICK >>> HERE<<< for ENTRY FORM

CLICK >>> HERE<<< for RULES

CLICK >>> HERE<<< for PELLA INFORMATION 





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