Frankfurt Event 24/02/2018
We took to the road and headed westward to Frankfurt (the 'Main' one, not the 'Oder' one... #BadGermanRiverJokes) to visit with Frankfurt GAA and their Youth segment to participate in their special event, "Frankfurt Sarsfields 7's Challenge Tournament". Gaelic Games Europe clubs got the opportunity to play alongside or against Co. Kerry All Star Donnchadh Walsh, 4 time All Ireland winner Seán O’Sullivan, Kerry senior analyst Paudie McCarthy from Cromane Co. Kerry and some of Castlebar Mitchels finest footballers. The Men’s 7-a-side competition featured players from Cromane (Co Kerry) and Mitchell’s Castlebar (Co Mayo). Our interest was in the youth training being delivered alongside the adults tournament.
Our Irish Language & Culture Officer, Dáire Murray was on hand to state:
"While the adults attended the main event, the kids were made to feel centre stage indoors where they had dedicated coaches taking them for a busy session. It was only meant to run an hour and was past two hours last I checked! There was a great crowd and atmosphere around the kids session and it's obvious that Frankfurt are focused on their kids, as Setanta are. They were really pleased to see us and we were all very well looked after, I'd definitely recommend future kids events for anyone considering them".
The Setanta Management Committee, on behalf of our members, would like to thank GAA Kids Frankfurt; Frankfurt Sarsfields GAA including Frankfurt GAA's Youth Development Officer George Gregory; PRO Lisa Brett for the invitation and taking care of our young Setantas; Cromane Gaa Club; Castlebar Mitchels; and the coaches James Gallagher, John Gibbons & Gavin O'Connor.