The Cooley Kickhams All Stars began in 2021 with the aim of facilitating GAA and exercise sessions for children with additional needs. Cooley Kickhams aim to be a more inclusive club – the All Stars welcome and embrace every child that comes through the gate.
What Age Groups Can Attend?
We accommodate children from the ages of 5 to 18. The sessions are a jam packed, fun filled hour for volunteers and children alike! The sessions include GAA drills adapted to the children’s needs and abilities. If / when children become over stimulated or overwhelmed, we have a sensory corner that allow the children to take a break and self-regulate. The All Stars offers children the opportunity to work and improve on gross motor skills, fine motor skills, social skills / interactions, play skills and GAA. It also gives parents a chance to chat to other All Star parents and to see their children develop, grow and engage in the GAA community.
"Inclusion Is Intentional"
The All Stars have taught the club that inclusion is intentional. It is about identifying and removing barriers so that everyone can participate to the best of their ability!
A Club For Everyone
“Diversity is having a seat at the table. Inclusion is having a voice. Belonging is having that voice heard”