Last Saturday, the first all-county U10 GoGames blitz took place at the Monaghan Training Grounds in Cloghan. Not only was there a feast of football on offer but there was also a lot of family fun activities taking place throughout the blitz.
In total there was 27 clubs who attended with over 40 teams taking part. That is a total of over 500 children! Instead of the usual format of all-county blitzes where the clubs are split into two different time slots, all the clubs arrived and left at the same time. There was 16 pitches on the go which meant there was plenty of football for everyone.
The games cannot go ahead without referees and there was 24 young whistlers also in attendance on Saturday, keeping the players within the rules of the game. To help ease the burden on the referees some of the young whistlers helped with the coordination and time keeping of the games separately.
While the games where taking place, Colin Walker was providing the music and the face painting, while Gerry’s Chip Van was providing the food! We would just like to thank Irene Connolly and her face painters for helping out throughout the day as well.
We would just like to thank all the players and mentors or coming on Saturday and really hope you enjoyed the day. We would also like to thank Emmett Flanagan for organising the car park and the coaching staff for helping out throughout the day.
The next GoGames blitz takes place this Thursday the 17th of July. This is a double blitz (U8 & U10). Host clubs will be contacted soon.
Please see below for a selection of photos from the blitz.