A young Gael shares her thoughts about life with the GAA

By Aoife McAllister (Age 8) Ruairi Ogs

I play for the U8 Camogie team at Ruairi Og, Cushendall. My coaches Danielle and Collette are very funny, encouraging and kind. I love going to the blitzes all over the county. I have played against my cousin Clare from Dunloy and Emma Rose from Portelgnone as we are the same age but we always have time to chat and play!

My favourite blitz was in Glenarm because there was a coffee morning at the same time and I got talking to some other players. My favourite position is mid field like my mammy used to play years ago. She always tells me about the year her U 16 team won the Feis cup after ten years, she said they had a great team that year.  She loved Camogie too and we go out together to practice in the garden. I want to be as good as my cousin Amy, she is a brilliant player.

I look forward to seeing my friends again and playing matches! I am practising at home, especially hitting in the air and solo running.

I hope we can have a presentation this year as last year it was awesome, the food was yummy, I got a gold medal and the selection boxes were a surprise! We are very lucky to have a nice club to look after us so we’ll. Oh and the dancing was good too!!!

I also go to the Irish classes at the club, Ann Marie runs it, I miss the fun on a Monday night but I use the lessons they put up for us to learn. I hope that all my friends are safe and we can run, play and chat soon in the Summer sun.

Coinnigi slan sabhaite gach duine.

Coinnigi ag cleachtadh !!!

Have you a wee story about the GAA, what it means to you, how you are missing it and your thoughts for the future. Send it to me at ptrckmclwn@yahoo.co.uk. Perhaps you could include a wee photograph of yourself in your club colours.

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