Leixlip GAA Club Academy & Buntus

Our aim

To introduce exercise and games to children in a FUN and Friendlyenvironment. Our typical Saturday morning consists of a warm up and then stations that work on the FUNdamental movements of Agility, Balance and Co-ordination (ABC) through games.  As the children progress they are introduced to hurling/football stations to develop the basics skills for each game.

It generally runs in line with school term time with a break during the months of August and December. It is a great way for parents and children alike to get to know each other in a fun, friendly and healthy environment. 

What is the Leixlip GAA Buntus? 

Every Saturday morning from 10:00 am we provide fun age appropriate GAA activities for 2 & 3 year olds on the Glen Easton Astro Pitch! During the Buntus session the parent/guardian remains with the child during the session.

What is the Leixlip GAA Academy?

Every Saturday morning from 10.00 am we provide age appropriate games based stations for boys and girls from 4-7 year olds in a Gaelic games environment.  In the Academy the child attends the session without the parent being by their side.

What would a typical morning at the Academy and Buntus involve?

We always start with a Warm Up as this is a fundamental part of any session as they go through their GAA journey.  The children are then broke into groups where they take part in different games/drills which work on the movements required to play sports;

·         Chasing games working on acceleration, deceleration, lateral movement, agility and evasion skills.

·         We introduce the basics of Gaelic games through Football and Hurling Skills development stations.

·         Fun Game Stations

·         ABC Stations to work on FUNdamental movements

We encourage participation from Children and Parents

Parents are welcomed and encouraged to help out at the various stations. There is always a need for additional mentors & help. If anybody would like to volunteer, please make yourself known to any of the coaches.

Regardless of coaching experience, all parents can contribute to the running of the Academy. All help is greatly appreciated. 


Academy & Buntus Contact Details:

Leixlip GAA Club New Members Number: 087 358 7919

Academy email: leixlip.gaa.academy@gmail.com

Buntus email: buntusleixlipgaa@gmail.com

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