This Father’s Day, the Roche Emmets GFC will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of Records by having the most number of people take part in a GAA Training session on one pitch.
This will be combined with an Og Sport football Blitz and a fun/sports day for kids.
The event will take place from 2.30pm to 6pm and will kick off with a GAA Blitz for U7’s-U12’s with teams invited from throughout the county.
“We have decided to widen the appeal this year so anyone who wishes to turn up on the day can experience the ‘Roche Welcome’,” Alan O’Connell, one of the organisers for the events.
“While enjoying the fun day people can also help us attempt to break the world record for the most people taking part in a GAA training session.”
Most Louth clubs will have been in Roche Park previously for bruising encounters but they promise this time the session will be non contact and enjoyable.
Participants do not have to be part of Roche Emmets or any other GAA club to take part and do not need to have previous experience of training with or playing with a GGA Team as this is a fun session to be enjoyed by all.
The aim is to get as many groups of 50 people as possible into segment’s of the pitch.
All segments represent counties,and to carry out a fun training session, there will be no strenuous activities.
The activity will be recorded and the numbers verified professionally with the help of representatives from the Guinness Book of Records.
The current record for the largest Gaelic football lesson involved 1,189 participants and was achieved by Na Fianna GAA Club in Dublin, on May 7, 2012.
The fun day kicks off at 2.30pm and the World Record attempt will take place at 4.30pm.
“We encourage all to attending to wear their club or county colours,” said Alan, “and have their name registered in what will be a very enjoyable and historic world record attempt.” There will be a range of other fun activities on the day including novelty races, throw the wet sponge, play your cards right and lots more entertainment for all the family including barbequed hot food.
Special guest Gavin Duffy from Dragons Den, who has connections with the Roche Emmets, will also be there for the event.
Each and every person who participates will have that opportunity to take part in something truly remarkable.
Next time you are reading the Guinness World Records you could be reading about yourself, your friends and your neighbours so make sure you are ready and on the pitch this Sunday.