LOCAL GAA club Geraldines GFC have just commenced a new coaching programme in the three schools in their catchment area, Oliver Plunkett NS, St Francis NS and St Fursey’s NS.
It is a six week programme with coaches going into the school and running sessions with the first and second classes.
The aim of the course is to introduce the club to boys and girls in the schools and hopefully that will follow through into playing numbers, with the children having a base in the skills of the game.
It is a great initiative by the club who have been supported by accountancy firm Frank Lynch & Co through sponsorship.
We all know that there is plenty of challenges in Louth GAA, especially in Dundalk with the continued success of Dundalk FC who captured their fourth league title in five years last Friday night in Oriel Park.
Winning the hearts and minds of children when they are young is vital.
Initiatives such as this by Geraldines GFC are a step forward in winning those hearts and minds.
Meanwhile while on the subject of Louth GAA, best wishes to Wayne Kierans who was appointed Louth Senior Football manager last week.
The O’Connells clubman will carry the goodwill of the entire county as he prepares for the 2019 season.