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Experience Gaelic Games Testimonials

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  1. Neil's Group

    Thank you so much for an fun-packed weekend, we had a great time.

    I can’t believe we tried our hand at Gaelic football, hurling and handball, all in one afternoon. We really got an insight into Irish culture and your passion for it really shone through.

    Your facilities were excellent, especially the all-weather pitch. We would recommend this to any group coming to Ireland.

    Thanks again!!!

  2. Nick Mills

    I knew nothing about Gaelic Games prior to our day, but had a great time- we were really well looked after by lovely people and the club was well-equipped and welcoming. The passion that the coaches had for their sport was infectious and the games themselves required real skill and fitness. Sadly we had neither, but we all had a fantastic day.

  3. Dear Gerogina and the guys,

    Last Saturday we from the company TANIQ were your guests at the Gaelic Games Experience and we had the most exciting, thrilling, competitive and fun team building experience!! For me it was the highlight of the weekend.
    The Gaelic Football was nice to start with because everybody is a little familiar with football although the Gaelic brings in a whole new dimension. The Hurling was the most adventurous game of them all and something that takes a lot of skill. Thanks to your professional coaching we were soon able to play a game. Handball was probably the easiest game to play and nice to blow off the last of our steam.

    We totally loved your passion for the games. Together with your great hospitality this passion really radiated on us.

    Although it was almost freezing outside and the pitch was covered in snow we had the time of our life! You guys are great and everybody who wants a full, true and real Irish experience should come to your club for the experience for sure!

    We found a club in the Netherlands nearby and actually in the town where I live, so I might join them thanks to you guys.

    We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and will definitely come by again if we end up in Dublin. We definitely recommend you to friends, family, colleagues and anyone who likes sports and history.

    Thank you so much for all on behalf of our whole group,
    Hope to meet you again and kind regards,

    Ronald

  4. Kristina

    Not even the rain could change the unique experience playing Irish sports at the Gaelic Games Experience! You didn’t just let us try but also gave us an insight into Irish culture and really let us feel as part of it, which was awesome. Especially we loved your openness and cordiality.
    It is definitely something to remember and to recommend to anybody that is spending some time in Dublin.
    ps. what really sticks to us is the “good stuff” you always used. Our group loved the Irish accent and we actually sometimes use the “good stuff” in class :)!

    Thank you very very much for everything.
    I hope to come there again!

    Best wishes from Switzerland
    Kristina

  5. Martyn Simpson

    We have just returned home after a weekend in Dublin and I would like to thank Everyone at ‘Experience Gaelic Games’ for making us feel so welcome (especially Georgina, excellent sarnies!). We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the day. All of the coaches were fantastic and had great ‘craic’ and I would strongly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Dublin. Fantastic group of staff and great facilities.
    Martyn Simpson

  6. Dave's Stag (Andy)

    Thanks for such a brilliant time learning some traditional Irish sports! We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience, made even better by the fair weather and the enthusiasm of your staff whose willingness to let us have fun (particularly at the expense of the stag who was dressed as a woman!) made for the perfect group activity!

    A highly recommended afternoon!

  7. Ffion (Nia's Hen)

    I am writing to thank you all at Na Fianna GAA club. We had a wonderful time on Saturday, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, and we all felt so welcome. I didn’t realise we were there for so long, we couldn’t get enough of Hurling and Gaelic Football!
    I can’t wait until my next visit to Dublin, I would love to make a return visit!
    Thank you all so much,
    “Diolch yn Fawr”
    Ffion and the Girls.

  8. Lynn O'Rourke (JJ's Hen Party)

    Georgina/Guys,
    We had such a brilliant day. We didn’t know quite what to expect but little did we realise what a pleasant surprise we were in for.
    Our sides hurt so much from laughing by the end of the day!!! The personal touches you put to the day made it so special for my sister (the hen).
    The facilities you had were excellent. We all thought we were pro’s by the time we were leaving.
    Thank you so so much!!! You’re brilliant. I totally recommend this for a hen party(or any other excuse you can think of to go)!!!!
    Love, the Dublin Hen party

  9. DAVE (best man for mr teapots stag do)

    Hi Georgina,

    Just a note so say thanks soooooooooooo much for an amazing time on saturday. To be honest, I was struggling to get 18 lads into the mood for sport after a night at ‘coppers’ but you and the guys properly kicked them into shape! Absolutely brilliant service, excellent organisation and relaxed, friendly coaching. The pitches were superb to play on and it was great getting to know two new team sports. Loved both Gaelic footie and hurling, but seriously wished i was better at hurling! It seems like it’ll be an amazing sport when you know what you’re doing! My hamstrings feel like treetrunks this morning but that is my own fault and nothing that a pint of guinness wont cure! I know that some of the youngsters on pitch side will be missing mr teapot man by now so if you need any signed photos just let me know! Thanks once again. Dave Cox

  10. ludovic

    merci encore a toute l’équipe pour cette journée, nous avons passé un excellent moment .
    Votre accueil , votre hospitalité étaient supers.
    les photos et les vidéos faites par vos soins nous laisseront d’excellents souvenirs tout comme nos courbatures le lendemain .
    un grand merci pour cette découverte.

    à bientôt

  11. Gavin Sutton

    I was part of the ‘Teapot Man’ stag do that visited the club. What a fantastic experience run by knowledgeable and really friendly people as part of a great, welcoming set up. Really appreciate what technically difficult games both hurling and gaelic footy are, while amazing fun to do. Teapot Man is considering selling you his image rights so you can use him on your club badges and merchandise!! We all got a great deal out of the visit and now you guys can!!!

  12. Daniel Gardner

    On behalf of Heriot’s Rugby Football Club Edinburgh, a big thank you to Georgina and the gang for a fabulous time on Sunday. I brought 13 curious 11 year old boys and 7 eager Dads to Na Fianna and we had a great time. We all loved the experience of trying gaelic football, hurling and handball. – so much so that we headed to Croke Park afterwards to watch Dublin vs Cork in the gaelic football league final!

    Our mini-tour was not just about playing rugby, but trying new sports and experiencing a different culture. We certainly got that with ‘Experience Gaelic Games’. Our hosts made us most welcome. Thank you so much.

  13. Chris Darby

    Just wanted to say a big thank you to Georgina, Cormack and everyone else at Experience Gaelic Games on saturday. Myself and the others guys had a fantastic time learning about the sports that are such an important part of Irish culture and heritage.

    The facilities were excellent and the enthusiasm from the staff was great, even when faced with six bleary eyed hungover fellas.

    Thanks again.

  14. Isobel Ryan

    We were group of ‘fiftysomething ladies from England, Germany and Holland, looking to try out something unique to Ireland during our visit to Dublin. The hospitality was excellent, and the coach was just perfect, with lots of enthusiasm and patience. We had lots of laughs and just enough gentle excercise to make sure we had planty of fresh air.

    A super way to experience Irish culture and heritage. well done!

  15. Ronny Jhutti

    Thanks to Georgina & the lads for putting up with the English-lads for Jon Lloyds Stag weekend. Great photos, wonderful homely at atmosphere with guinness & sarnies at half time! what could be better. Hope the Gaelic sports go olympic & international, great fun!

  16. David O'Reilly

    Georgina, on behalf of the 20 ‘fake sheiks’ who joined you for the Gaelic Games Experience I wanted to say thanks very much for a fantastic afternoon. You and the team went far beyond what was expected and we had a thoroughly enjoyable time. The help with the organisation in advance made it very easy to get everything booked in. I wish you every success in the future and would have no reservation in recommending the activities and your hospitality to anyone. Thanks again to you and the coaches who showed a lot of patience and enthusiasm. The photos you took and sent through were excellent also. Best of luck for the future!

  17. I recently organised a stag weekend to Dublin for 26 people and had pre-booked Experience Gaelic Games. I can genuinely say that it was the best part of a wonderful weekend; I cannot speak highly enough of this activity!

    The team bent over backwards to help us and cater for our needs. Georgina, who was so helpful and accommodating throughout the booking, even came to meet us near our hostel. In addition, the coaches were exceptional. Not only did they have a comprehensive knowledge of the games but they made it extremely fun for all.

    None of us had done Gaelic Games before, but it really didn’t matter! Nor does it matter whether you are particularly athletic; the whole thing was fun and I would recommend anyone to try it.

    The experience was also tremendous value for money. We got a good grounding in each of the sports before partaking in epic matches (particularly good fun, as we had divided our stag party into two teams for the whole weekend.) We could play for as long as we wanted and ended up spending most of the day at the club (having Sunday Dinner and a few pints in the bar afterwards as well.)

    It was the perfect stag activity but I would recommend anyone to go along and enjoy Experience Gaelic Games. It’s simply brilliant.

  18. Simon

    This was an Amazing Experience!
    I had a group of 10 lads on a stag do all aging around 28-35+,
    The games were brilliant! A few of the lads including the stag are now looking around the South West for a club to join!
    We played three games in the day:
    Handball:
    Squash without the racket, brilliant fun and great warm up, 1vs1 knockout competitions
    Gaelic football:
    Very diverse and fast game, There are so many options every time you get the ball. Everyone took to this really well
    Hurling:
    Insane game! Only the Irish could come up with this one! It is just amazing; this is a fast high scoring game (although we needed a bit more practice I think). Still we all had a crack at it, and by the end we were hooked.

    Georgina was really lovely and gave us all the information and help we needed.
    The ground is very easy to get to, 5-10 mins on a bus from the centre of town.
    The coaching team were great, a few quick warm up exercises and your away.
    We went for the games and then a meal at the Church, which was amazing value. It works out about 10 euro for a beer and a main meal (any main form the menu as well not reduced menu). The food was great
    Most of us had been out drinking the night before so were feeling a bit tender, this was a perfect way to shake off the hangover build up an appetite for the evening ahead.
    I would highly recommend this to any group who is thinking of going to Dublin for any reason. The whole experience was brilliant, massive thanks to everyone there for making the day.

  19. Sharon Betz

    I was in Dublin from July 15th to 22nd with a group of 26 German secondary school students. We had pre-booked Experience Gaelic Games from Germany not knowing exactly what it would be like. We were not disappointed! We had a wonderful afternoon at the sports ground and thoroughly enjoyed it – as also the weather god was on our side 🙂 The team around Georgina gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful. The coaches did a great job also with less athletic students and gave us a great insight into the basics of Gaelic sports.

  20. Rikke Bramming

    I went to Dublin with 30 18-year-old students, and the best part of our trip was definitely Experience Gaelic Games. Georgina was warm and welcoming, and the céili dancing was great fun. We also tried Gaelic Handball, Hurling, and Gaelic football, and especially handball and football was a great experience for everyone. Hurling turned out to be a bit too difficult for some of us to learn in just one afternoon;) We wanted to learn about Irish identity, and the introduction to the different sports taught the students how important these sports are to Irish people. I will definitely be back next time I bring students to Dublin!

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