Gaelic Games are popular as ever, and if you’ve a kid who’s into it, living and breathing GAA like I do you’ll know that there’s not much room for other interests! With that in mind, and for my own personal research too, I’ve put together this list of Christmas gift ideas for GAA mad kids and teens. If you’ve any I’ve forgotten do let me know!
GAA mad kids can never have enough sliotars. They can be a choosy bunch though, and kids usually prefer a Size 4, and they complain about the really cheap ones as they say they’re too heavy. The cheapest ones I’ve found are in my local Toymaster only €1.95, but the kids prefer the branded ones, which lodge in gutters or get embedded in thorny ditches. This pack from Cummins seems good value for “good” Juvenile size sliotars – €60 for 12. Look at some Wall Balls for variety too, they’ll last longer if they’re being bashed against a wall.
Hours of fun will be spent and hopefully some windows saved with one of these brilliant inventions. Endorsed by Lar Corbett no less, we got our hurling rebounder in our local toymaster, You can find similar in Smyths for €59.99.
This Hoodie from Gilly and Rob
Because if you do get your GAA mad kid to wear a hoodie they’ll want everyone to know what jersey is under it, love this hoodie from Wexford based Gilly and Rob, kids’ sizes are €18 and adults’ are €25.
This one from Karakal costs €18 in Elverys.
This sliotar stressball is available in lots of different colours from O’Neills.com and costs only €3. There’s a Gaelic Football version for €2 too.
Yes, midi socks, the ones that look like overstretched ankle socks, or cropped kneesocks, made cool by County players. They LOVE them. I’ve shopped around and Masita have kids’ sizes for €6.46 and adults’ for €7.95.
Dublin Hurling Print (also available in Kilkenny)
This hurling print by Kieran Carroll is €16 for A3 size (unframed) on Etsy and would look great on a fan’s bedroom wall.
GAA Slogan t-shirts
Like this one from Hairy Baby, kids’ sizes are €14.50
Love the slogan on this one from the Hurling Store, kids’ sizes start at €22 for the hoodie and tshirts are also available, plus it comes in a variety of colours.
This mug from The Hurling Storey that says all your Camogie playing daughter needs to say
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
DO NOT BUY A HURL FOR A GAA FAN IN A SPORTSHOP
It’s sacrilege. You need to find out what THE HURL of THE MOMENT is and source it. In our house it’s the Brian Walsh or Declan Barron, both Enniscorthy based and accessible on Facebook – check out Brian Walsh Hurleys here
The Two Johnnies CD
The Two Johnnies are taking the GAA music world by storm, with classics like “When I play for the County” and “down to Junior B” – kids love them, parents too (especially the Coppers song) Their CD is available on their facebook page or here.
This GAA Quips and Quotes book by Martin O’Duffy from O’Brien Press is like a lucky dip for GAA fans, featuring greats like Babs Keating, Micheal O’Hehir and South East Radio’s own Liam Spratt. Only €7.74 on Book Depository using this affiliate link*
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Any county gear, jerseys, shorts, socks, training tops, half zips, polo shirts or hoodies, anything that declares their pride in where they’re from. O’Neills is the best bet for this.
It’s too late for the orders through the club now but if the club is on the O’Neill’s clubshop you could get a fetching raincoat or bobble hat with the local club crest on it.
What have I forgotten?
This post isn’t sponsored, it doesn’t contain any ads (there is that one affiliate link above), I wasn’t asked to mention any of these items, they’re just ideas I had for my own GAA mad crew and I thought others might like to be saved the time looking!