Clonoe learning lessons from skills challenges

TAKE a nosy at Clonoe O’Rahilly’s Facebook page and you’ll see video after video of young kids performing skills challenges during this unprecedented period of societal lockdown.

The club’s Health and Wellbeing Officer Louise Hughes says that it’s having a multitude of positive effects – some of which you mightn’t expect.

Clonoe is thriving at youth level, and the skills challenges have shone a spotlight on youngsters who went unnoticed when the pitches were veritably teaming with players before the Coranvirus outbreak took root.

“We’re trying to make the most of a bad situation and it’s given us a unique opportunity to develop a profile of young players who weren’t really on our radar.

“We’re dealing with a volume of players and the field could be absolutely packed so sometimes you don’t see what a child can do and what motivates them to play football.”

Read more about Clonoe’s initiatives in this week’s Gaelic Life, including how their youngsters have been inspired by Connor McAliskey. In shops now or you can take advantage of our brilliant 50% off new offer at

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