Watch: Down club introduces local Ghanaians to GAA

August 13, 2020

A Down flag flies on the terrace. Β©INPHO/Dan Sheridan.

Ardglass GAC in Co Down has been training players from further afield these days.

Last Saturday saw the club invite a large group of Ghanaian fisherman to their facilities to show them how to play Gaelic football.

The fishermen are living and working in the town of Ardglass and last weekend marked their first official visit to the club’s grounds as they got a warm introduction to the GAA.

“I was contacted by the local social work team to say that the boys had been working on the boats and they live on the boats and they haven't got access to very good facilities,” Ardglass GAC secretary, Ruth Curran told

“There was just one shower and washing machine between 30 or 40 of them. We thought the club might be able to help out so we've been trying to arrange for them to use our changing rooms to shower and things like that. 

“It grew from there and during Covid we were helping them out with food and things. Saturday was our first time having them officially at the club and so we decided we would introduce them to the GAA.”

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