Wexford Ladies bid for Guinness book glory

By David Tucker

Published 23/07/2016 | 00:00

wexford Ladies Football Club are hoping to attract more than 1,000 players to Parc Charman on August Bank Holiday Monday (August 1) in a bid to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The current record is for 399 players in a Gaelic Football exhibition match in Dublin, set in 2011 by Whitehall Colmcille GAA Club.

'Any player from 10 years to 90, and male or female is welcome,' said Wexford club PR Sharon Drennan. She said some celebrities were expected during the day, but no names were available yet.

Throw in is at Parc Charman at 11 a.m. 'All of them will have to be togged up. Each player must touch the ball and must be on the pitch for 15 minutes,' said Sharon, adding that there would be up to 30 people playing at one time, with the teams revolving throughout the eight hours the event is planned to last. While both men and woman will be taking part, the game 'will be played with ladies' football rules.'

There will be side stalls, a bouncy castle and other events at what is planned as a family day out.

Entry is €5 for under-16 and €10 for over-16, with all proceeds going to Wexford Ladies Football Club.

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