World Record Attempt At Biggest Training Session - They Need Your Support May 5th

02 May 2014

This week the Clontarf GAA Club will strive to gain entry into the Guinness Book of Records by attempting to break the world record for holding the biggest Gaelic football training session . The attempt is taking place on Monday May 5th at their clubhouse and they will be using the boys and girls school yards as well to hold the event. 

The event is been run in conjunction with the Battle of Clontarf 2014 celebrations and the starting time of the event is 16hrs 10mins 14secs.

The current record for holding the biggest training session is held by the Roche Emmetts club in Louth with 1,204 participants. This is the number Clontarf GAA must beat on the day.


The session will be both a major social event and a fundraiser for the club. All their juvenile members will be given sponsorship cards to raise money. On the day , adults and families who have not got sponsorship cards and who wish to take part in the session will be asked to make a suggested donation to the club of €10 for an adult individually or €20 for a family. 

There will be a prize of a training session with some Dublin players for the team that collects the most money. There will also be individual prizes for those boys and girls who raise the most money.

The coach on the day will be Jack Mc Caffrey, and their MC will be Damian O Meara of the The Game On from 2fm.

The club currently has just over 1600 members and they really need the support of as many of these members as possible to break the record and get the Clontarf GAA name into the Guinness book of records .

This world record attempt is open to everyone in the community (not just club members) regardless of age or fitness ability and don't worry the session will not be to taxing.

More details will follow nearer the event and Clontarf GAA look forward to seeing you on the Day.