Castlebar Mitchels Inaugural 9-a-side Gaelic Tournament

Inaugural 9-a-Side Gaelic Football Tournament Kicks Off Easter Weekend Extravaganza in Castlebar.


Castlebar, 8, Feb 2023 – This Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, Castlebar becomes the epicentre of Gaelic football as the county town hosts their first-ever 9-a-Side Gaelic Football Tournament. Set against the backdrop of MacHale Park, this festival of football promises thrills and spills, for players and spectators alike.


Date: Easter Bank Holiday Weekend, 30th and 31st March, 2024

Location: Castlebar Mitchels GAA Club, McHale Rd, Castlebar,


The tournament introduces an innovative 9-a-side format. With nine players on the field and three rolling subs, it promotes positive, attacking football and showcases the finest skills from men’s and ladies’ teams from right across the country.


Beyond the sporting excitement, the event is not just about football – it’s a festival for the whole family. Over the weekend, attendees will be treated to live music, local food options, and a wide range of family-friendly entertainment activities. From face painting to bouncing castles, there’s something for everyone, making it an ideal inclusive outing for families looking to enjoy the holiday weekend together. Once the sun sets, the marquee serves as the centre of excitement with live local and national musical acts. From sean-nós singing to traditional instrumental groups, the beats will be as intense as the games.


“The 9-a-Side Gaelic Football Tournament is a testament to the community spirit and love for sports in Castlebar. We’re thrilled to bring together teams from near and far for an unforgettable weekend of competition and camaraderie,” said Stephen Keane, one of the driving forces behind the event.


The tournament aims to foster a sense of community, promote healthy competition, and provide a platform for Gaelic football enthusiasts to come together. As the matches unfold on the field, the vibrant atmosphere will spill over into the surrounding festivities, creating an immersive experience for all attendees.


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Phone Number: 085 8416205

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