Celebrate the history and stories of Gaelic Games where the Sam Maguire trophy first crossed the border in 1960 when Down became the first northern County to win the All Ireland Football Championship. In the company of Down All Ireland Champions DJ Kane and Ross Carr, get to grips with the fast-paced skills of soloing and hand passing, puck a hurl, strike a sliotar and experience the sheer joy and excitement of Gaelic Games. Experience Irish hospitality and leave with a commemorative gift and an impressive set of Gaelic skills.
Join Down All Ireland Champions DJ Kane and Ross Carr for a fun and interactive celebration of the centuries old tradition of Gaelic Games.
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'The Experience' is all about your participation regardless of age, gender or skill level. The fun is to see how well you can master a new sport. Our sessions are ideal for independent travellers, school groups, college groups, and stag & hen parties. We welcome group bookings of all sizes, this is the perfect way to do something entirely different with your time in Ireland.
Former Down manager and two-time All-Ireland winner Ross Carr played club football for Clonduff for many decades and comes from a proud footballing tradition. He made his competitive debut for Down coming on as a sub against Galway in the National League fixture during the 1983/84 campaign. Ross played his last game for the county team after seventeen successful years in the midfield/forward line position. Yet his County career did not end there. He has since played for the Down over 40’s and was the manager of the Down Minor Team and Senior football team.
The 1994 All-Ireland winning captain DJ Kane played Gaelic Football for 44 years with his local club Newry Mitchel’s later moving on to play for Newry Shamrocks, simultaneously playing on the county team from the 1980’s until the 90’s. The wing half back believes the GAA is a ‘way of life’. A tradition and culture where you are able to grow and develop as a person on and off the pitch. It is a community of like minded people who will be there for you no matter where you travel. After DJ’S competitive days, he took his experience and knowledge of the game pitch side - where he assisted Ross Carr in managing the Down County Panel from 2006 -2009.