Portlaoise Juvenile GAA Club Update

Portlaoise Juvenile GAA Club Update

Portlaoise GAA Club’s juvenile section rebranded into two parts

With population increasing and the numbers attending our club growing, it made sense for us to split the juvenile group as it is a lot to manage the needs of children from 5-17 within one committee.

With this in mind we are delighted to announce the re-branding of our Juvenile (non-competitive) sections of the club.

Our former nursery (5 and 6 year olds) is now aptly named Town Tigers led by our very own Tiger “Townie”.
Boys (under 11) and Girls (under 10) are now known as Town Óg.

This initiative aims to introduce our youngest members (5 and 6 year olds) to the joys of Gaelic Games in Football, Hurling and Camogie while fostering a sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship from an early age.

This section will be for boys from 7–11 years old and girls from 7-10 years old. Following this they then progress to competitive action in our juvenile club (Boys 12–17 and Girls 11–18) which works on bringing them on a journey towards our adult teams.

Town Óg will focus on providing a fun and safe environment for the kids while giving them a developmentally appropriate introduction to Gaelic Games. We will also facilitate the Go Games ethos of the GAA which are games typically focused on developing fundamental skills, fostering a love for the sport, and promoting teamwork.

The GAA places a strong emphasis on youth development, and programs like Go Games play a crucial role in introducing children to Gaelic games in a positive and enjoyable way.

As a club we have worked hard over the past few years on “One Club” which the GAA, LGFA and Camogie Associations are working towards having one organisation. We were proactive in embracing and promoting the ideals behind One Club and we operate as one in every way possible. The new branding further enhances our ethos that boys and girls will be treated equally within the club and under the one banner.