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Social Football & Hurling - Social Games

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Simon Woods
087 2297536

Peter O'Donovan
087 0601828

John Coakley
087 2389891

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Social Hurling: Mondays at 9pm.
Football on Wednesdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm

Social games are small-sided games of football and hurling with modified rules to encourage fun, participation and fitness. They are all inclusive with both women and men playing and are suitable for all ages and abilities. Currently our age profile ranges from 60’s down to 20’s and all ages in between!

Social games have been run in Naomh Mearnog for nearly 30 years now and great credit is due to former Dublin All-Ireland winner Mick Kissane who was the main driving force behind the idea for many years.

The rules have been modified over the years to produce a game that is non physical, non competitive and great fun. Rules include shortened pitch, exclusion zones for scoring, bonus goals, limits to soloing and score first touch which are all designed to produce games that are fun, fast and end to end. Because of the non competitive nature of the games, players can play and participate at their own pace and still enjoy the buzz of being part of a team game.

Our players are from all backgrounds with some never having played Gaelic Games before, players coming back from injury, people unable to commit to club teams and more of us who simply have just experienced too many birthdays! If you are new to the club and have children playing, it is a great way to get to know other people in the club and also to experience some of the fun and joy that your children get from playing, as well as getting a little fitter yourself! Total beginners are most welcome.

All games are on our fantastic all-weather pitch with hurling on Mondays at 9pm and football on Wednesdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm. For hurling contact Simon Woods 087 2297536 or Peter O’Donovan 087 0601828 and football contact John Coakley 087 2389891 or Peter O’Donovan.