Youth key for clubs
400 kids on its books at present and is looking to expand into the future in a strategic and controlled manner while also offering all potential players from community a place to come and play.
When looking at GAA Clubs it is easy to focus in on the silverware first and then to the club as a whole however when the focus is on a juvenile club then participation levels and fun really are the most important things.
The juvenile GAA club in Mallow ticks the boxes on all levels as the club continues to see impressive growth in numbers and plenty titles while all the while continuing to keep that fun element at the forefront of all that is done.
The club also received the boost of receiving a Rebel Óg December Award in recent times which has put a great gloss on what was already a program for all at the club.
This dual club caters for hundreds of players on a weekly basis from U7s to U18s with no team given any higher priority than any other — and while that is easier said than done it really is the case at Mallow.
To give you an idea of the logistics that go into running a club like Mallow Juvenile GAA Club there are over 50 coaches involved in bring out the best in the local kids with in excess of 1,000 training sessions held in 2016 — not to mention hundreds of games throughout the grades. The numbers are even more mind boggling in 2017 however as always on the volunteering front Mallow is blessed to be able to call upon
Young girls from the Castlelyons Camogie Club at Croke Park.
Macroom U8s in 2016. The future of this impressive sporting club looks bright.