The GAA Go Games Skill Challenges aim to encourage children (aged 7-12 years) to improve their hurling/camogie and Gaelic football skills.
It is intended that children will be intrinsically motivated to challenge themselves to improve their skills, with a particular emphasis on bilateral coordination. Children gauge their own progress, such as setting distances and recording their own scores.
The challenges can be taken either indididually or with a partner almost anywhere (at home, the club, school etc.). The challenges provide a good opportunity for coaches, teachers and parents/guardians to collaborate efforts to improve the children's Gaelic games skills.
This initiative is one of the activities of the GAA’s 5 Star Centre Initiative
Check out the following videos to see inter-county stars taking the challenges.
Mags D’Arcy – Hand Pass
James MCarthy – Toe Tap
TJ Reid – Overhead Catch
Declan Hannon - Jab Lift & Solo Run
Shane Dowling & Declan Hannon - Partner Wall Strike & Control Challenge
James McCarthy - Banana Kick Challenge
Cian Breheny & Paul Mannion - Partner Hook Kick & Catch Challenge
David McInerney - Continuous Striking Challenge
Cian Breheny - Hook Kick & Catch Challenge
Mags D'Arcy - Roll Lift Challenge
TJ Reid - Wall Strike & Control Challenge
Sinead Finnegan - Kick & Catch Challenge
Shane Dowling - Corner Flag Challenge
Paul Mannion - Solo Run Challenge
David McInerney - Crossbar Challenge
Sinead Finnegan - Fist Pass
James McCarthy - Wall Punt-kick & Catch
TJ Reid and Mags D'Arcy - Partner Strike and Catch
Kevin Foley – Doubling on the Ball – GAA Go Games Skill Challenges
Lee Chin - Sideline Cut
Kevin Foley - Solo & Strike
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