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East End Exchange Plans Unveiled
04 February 2009
The club's camogie and hurling initiative which aims to break down territorial and religious barriers between young people in the East End of Glasgow, which uses the tool of active participation in gaelic games and healthy lifestyles as it's theme, took another step forward with the announcement of an exchange with Community Projects in socially deprived areas of Limerick city in Ireland. The Glasgow children fly out on Thursday 26th February, with our hosts returning to Scotland later in the year with a group of young people from inner city areas of Limerick. The club is looking for sponsors to support the accommodation costs of the children and would like to hear from anyone who would be interested in sponsoring one child. We estimate this cost to be around £100. We are grateful of the support of the GAA's Munster Council's staff for their help with this initiative. AT local level we have had support from the Community Regeneration Development Staff from the city council and the teachers of Thorntree and St.Michael's Primary school.
The club train every Wednesday at Eastbank Academy, from 6.30pm and is open to girls and boys aged 12 and under regardless of their ability or background.
This is the programme so far for the trip
10am Nutritional talk from the Were OK foundation
11am Indoor blitz hosted by Corpus Christi National School, Moyross in conjunction with LIT Sarsfields GAA Club
2pm Tour of Gaelic Grounds hosted by Limerick GAA
10am Coaching session with Limericks GAA Development Officers
2pm Outdoor blitz hosted by Abbey Sarsfields GAA Club