Irish sports club to host fun day for Sheffield families

An Irish sports club which provides opportunities for Sheffielders to play Gaelic sports in the city, has organised a family-friendly fun day next month and it is open to all.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 9:40 am

St Vincent’s GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) is open to everyone, whether they are Irish or not and whether they have played Gaelic sports or not.

The club has organised the fun day, which will include an opportunity for people to play football, enjoy a barbeque, and activities for the younger people.

A spokesperson said: “The fun day will be a day where everyone plays a bit of football. The ladies have a blitz internal training game for the men and also a soccer tournament running alongside this.

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Players from St. Vincent’s GAA

"There will be a barbecue and beers being served and face painting for the young ones along with a bouncy castle and some sweet treats.”

St Vincent’s GAA has provided a meeting point for Sheffield’s Irish community since 2017, when it was founded.

It was named after the Irish-dominated St Vincent’s Parish, situated near Hollis Croft in the centre of Sheffield.

The club now has men’s and women’s teams and both are managed by Michael McIvor, who is originally from Faughanvale in County Derry.

St. Vincent’s GAA was founded in 2017.

As well as players with Irish heritage, St Vincent’s GAA has also been welcoming players with no ancestral links to Ireland who have taken an interest in the sport.

The event will start at 12pm, July 3, at Sport Sheffield Norton Sports Park, 289 Warminster Road.

An after party will take place from 7pm in the Grapes, Trippet Lane.

For more information, visit the Facebook page here.

Players from St. Vincent’s GAA.
The event will start at 12pm, July 3, at Sport Sheffield Norton Sports Park.