New Cork Rounders Club based in the Farm
UCC Staff member, Liz Weathers (Dept of Nursing & Midwifery) has been instrumental in the formation of this new club.
GAA Rounders is one of the four official GAA sports. Along with Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball, it was included in the original GAA charter back in 1884. As Rounders is a limited contact sport it is perfect for both recreational and competitive play. It also draws on a different set of skills than the conventional GAA games and is very good for developing hand eye coordination. There are approx. 23 clubs in the country and most of these are based in Connacht and Leinster (Dublin, Meath, Carlow, Roscommon, Galway etc.). There is only one club in Munster to date and that is in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. However this is about to change!
The first ever GAA Rounders club in Cork has been established. The club start-up is being supported by Cork Sports Partnership and the GAA National Rounder’s Council.
The club held an official launch last Thursday 2nd July in the UCC Sports ground in Curraheen and had over 40 people sign up to play. Special guests in attendance on the night included Declan Kidney (Head of UCC Sports Dept.), Seán Óg O’ hAilpin (former Cork GAA Dual Star), and Joe O’ Donoghue (President of the GAA Rounders Council).
Training sessions are held every Thursday evening at 6.45pm in the Farm, Curraheen. All adults (18 years and over) are welcome. The club are lucky to have GAA National Rounders Council Coach and 2-time Rounder’s All-Star winner, Darryl Dolan training them. Come along next Thursday to the Farm in Curraheen and try it out! Follow us on: