Christine Dardis, an Irish ex-pat mother whose children attend the British School of Paris contacted Paris Gaels GAA as she wanted to showcase Gaelic Games at their International Day. The International day takes place every year in order to showcase all cultures attending the school.
We provided her with some equipment; footballs, hurleys, helmets and some jerseys and on Friday Jan 25th Gaelic Games were played at the British School of Paris and the day went really well. Many of the kids played hurling for the first time. Hockey is played at the British school so there were a good few kids who could control the ball. Some wanted to try on the helmets and others were interested in football. The PE teachers and headmaster came over to have a look. The head of the school even had a go as he played hockey in his day.
Gaelic games are already played in the International School of Paris and Paris Gaels GAA hope to reach out to more schools in the Paris area. If you are interested in organising an initiation or demonstration of Gaelic Games in your school, please do not hesitate in contacting us.