Interest in Dublin Social Rounders is gathering momentum with new GAA Rounders teams starting up and additional existing GAA clubs in the county registering with the GAA Rounders Association.
Scoil Uí Chonaill, St Finians (Swords), Na Fianna and Kevin’s are some of the existing GAA clubs who will be participating in 2021.
Limekiln, Na hUain Bheaga, and the newly formed Metropolitans will also be taking part from June onwards.
GAA Rounders is a bat and ball game similar to baseball that a lot of people played informally as a child.
It is a great family orientated sport, as teams can be mixed.
Mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters can play on the same team!
It’s suitable for retired and older players.
Na Fianna, St Finian’s, and Kevin’s have players who are >60 who actively participate.
It’s an ideal sporting activity that will promote diversity and inclusion as mainstream contact sport is not for everyone.
It also provides a healthy balance of exercise and social activities and an opportunity for the competitive spirit to be unleashed. There is no tackling and is probably the most suitable GAA sport for “social distancing”
If this is a healthy club activity you would like to introduce and are looking for more information on how to establish a Social Rounders team, check out the talk hosted by Dublin GAA during Dublin Health Week.
You can also email the GAA Rounders association at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can also find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@GAARoundersoffi).