Wheelchair hurling skills on display at Staker Wallace GAA inclusion day

Students and teachers from Bulgaden school and local Martinstown kids having fun with Patrick Mooney and Dave Fitzgerald of the All-Ireland wheelchair hurling team.

A fun day out for people of all abilities was the verdict, following an inclusion and diversity day in Staker Wallace GAA grounds, Bulgaden, and Castle United grounds in Martinstown in South Limerick recently. 

Staker Wallace GAA and Castle United were celebrated as inclusive clubs for all.

Bulgaden School took on the All-Ireland Wheelchair Hurling team on the day, but it wasn’t only Gaelic games on offer: all types of sports and activities, from bingo and board games to hurling skills and soccer, were played during the day, which also included a raffle for a Staker Wallace’s newly launched jersey, talks by the All-Ireland Wheelchair Hurling Team and a visit from the Liam MacCarthy Cup.

Patrick Mooney from Limerick’s Minor team and Denise Mullins from the Limerick Camogie team even tried out and trained with the wheelchair team.  

“All people with all abilities could be involved no matter what,” community organiser Antoinette Lawless said of the day. “There were so many who assisted on the day. Too many to mention, from GAA to the community to local schools to parents to kids and adults and soccer clubs.”