17th Oct, 2017

Thriving Gaelic football club bids for cash injection

Steve Carpenter 3rd Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A GAELIC football club in Coventry is one of ten contenders to win a £1,000 prize, courtesy of Mars Milk.

The Four Masters Gaelic football club, who are based in the Holbrooks area of Coventry, are urging everyone in the city to get behind them.

The £1,000 cheque on offer would contribute towards purchasing new equipment as well as help raise the sports profile in the city.

Dave Greene, chairman at the Four Masters club, said: “We are amazed that we got through to the final ten.

“We never thought we would get this far because we are such a small club.”

The club was founded in February 1955 by a group of men from Donegal, Ireland, and originally consisted of Irish men who were working in Coventry.

However, the team today is made up predominatly of homegrown talent and has celebrated their fair share of success in recent years.

Dave put the recent upsurge in popularity of Gaelic Football in the area down to Sky Sports, who have recently started to broadcast live Gaelic Football.

Dave added: “We have seen a significant increase in interest of our sport and it’s not just people with Irish backgrounds.

“If the club is successful in winning the grant from Mars it would enable them to go out into the community and get Gaelic football into schools to give children the chance to try the sport.”

To register a vote for the Four Masters Gaelic football Club simply log on to https://www.marsmilk.com/play-fund-2015/clubs/four-masters-gfc and click on ‘Vote for this project for an award’.

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