Under-8 Contacts for 2024

Training for the Under-8 Girls resumes on WEDNESDAY MARCH 6th from 6:30 - 7:30pm in Garrycastle.

End-of-Year Report 2023

We had 37 under-8 girls with us this year who enjoyed approximately twenty training sessions, eight blitzes; and a friendly but competitive game, hosted by Clann Na nGael in June. 

Great commitment was shown by all players throughout the year with an average of 28 girls per training session and fielding three teams for blitzes. 

We also welcomed three new players to the team. A number of the girls showed their skills in the street leagues and were more than a match for the Under-7 boys. 

There will be ten girls moving up to Under-10s, 27 girls remaining with two moving up from nursery for 2024. 

The year ended with a friendly match against Athlone GAA with food and facepainting afterwards. 

A special thank you to Niall Ward and his whistle. A must for all coaches.

Coaches: Anne-Marie Cahill, Lisa-Anne Roache, Thomas Duignan, Niall Ward, Niall Lynchehaun, Derek Murray, John Burke, Emmett Kenna.

Blitz photos from 2023

Half-Time in Senior Championship

Clann na Gael Challenge

First Blitz of 2023!

Under-8 Girls who played in a Blitz against Goldsmith Girls in Tubberclair, on Saturday July 1st.


Under-8 Blitz, Garrycastle, September 18th

The Garrycastle Under-8s hosted their last blitz of 2021 in Garrycastle on Saturday morning. It has been wonderful to see how much this group of girls have progressed  this year. Well done girls! Thanks to all the coaches who helped  organise a very successful blitz.

Under-8 Blitz Saturday July 3rd, 2021

Our under 8’s took part in the first blitz of the season played in Caulry on Saturday morning. Garrycastle had 3 teams participating in the event with many of the girls playing for the first time. A great display of skills was on show and enjoyed by all. Well done to the girls and the managers and their backroom support.


2020 Report

Under-8 Girls The under-8 girls enjoyed approximately 15 training sessions, 2 very competitive games vs Castledaly in July and September, and participated in our very popular street league competition until a resurgence in Covid-19 cases in the country meant a cessation of all contact sport activities. 

Mentors: Ciáran O’Neill, Michael Nugent & Rhoda Costello. Additional assistance provided by Hazel Donegan, Jessica Frawley, Kayleigh Clyne and Emma Kearney. 

2020 Street Leagues, Sunday September 27th 2020

On Sunday morning the Garrycastle U7 and U9 Boys once again joined forces with the U8 and U10 girls to contest Rounds 5 and 6 of the Garrycastle Street Leagues.

With plenty of skills and determination on show; the team spirit, sportsmanship and team work was outstanding in all teams.  With the full time whistles barely blown, focus immediately switched to the penultimate weekend of games as the players compared scorelines and talked tactics for the matches ahead.

2020 Street Leagues, Sunday September 13th 2020

Sunday morning saw the start of the annual Garrycastle Street League tournament at the Club grounds. For the 2020 competition, mixed teams from Under 10 and Under 8 Girls along with the Under 9 and Under 7 Boys squads took to the field to do battle. 

On a hugely enjoyable morning's football, 63 players took part in the opening round of fiercely competitive fixtures in a wonderful showcase of skill, teamwork, fun and friendship. 

The organising committee would like to express most sincere thanks to the local schools, Cornamaddy NS, Clonbonny NS, St Ciaran's NS Baylin, Coosan NS, Scoil na gCeithre Máistrí and Ballinahown NS for their fantastic show of community support to provide jerseys for the teams.


Street League Finals Day : September 29th

Picture from the Street leagues final day held in Garrycastle on Sunday September 29th. The street league had 6 mixed teams, made up of boys from under-7 to under-9, and girls from under-7 to under-10. 

Street League Fun!

Garrycastle Under-8 Girls street league group 2019.