Halloween Horrors at Blarney GAA!

IMG_5874In this most unusual of years, Blarney GAA coaching group were conscious of children not being able to do the traditional Halloween activity of going door to door for ‘Trick or Treat’, dressed in their most imaginative, outrageously scary costumes. So they decided to invite all children in Club Na N’Og to attend training dressed in their Halloween outfits, to bring their own treats, and be ready for a fun filling morning of games and laughter. And what a morning they had the effort put in by all was massive, with no doubt some very early starts for face painting in households around Blarney and Rathpeacon! Word filtered out to the Camogie club, and they also planned their sessions during the week with the kids getting dressed up in their costumes and having fun games. All the coaches made a massive effort to get into costume to further add to the fun on the day, with Donald Trump making a visit on the weekend ahead of the big elections in the US, and some hurling zombie coaches who looked worse for wear! Covid-19 regulations as set out by the GAA where adhered to, with parents completing the health questionnaires, kids all sanitising in and out of our all-weather pitch, maximum number in pods kept to 15, and non-contact games the order of the day. The tug-of-war and obstacle courses were definitely the highlights among the kids. In these very difficult times, especially for kids, it was a joy to see so many happy, smiling (and scary) faces, in what will surely be a great memory for many, when the alternative for Halloween this year was to stay indoors. As with many new behaviours and traditions developed out of this pandemic, we now have an annual Halloween Party to look forward to every year! New players are always welcome, to an environment where fun, friendships and activity are the main priorities. Please feel free to bring your child to the club to try it out.

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