Monaghan Footballer Converts Field To GAA Pitch

Monaghan Footballer Converts Field To GAA Pitch

The GAA's response to Covid-19 has been terrific. Many of the GAA's most celebrated stadia are now testing centres. Many high-profile intercounty players are active fighting this disease as frontline medical staff. And even when stuck at home, players of all ages have found novel ways to stay active and entertained.

It's been great to witness people using the ample freetime provided by the lockdown to turn their own property into GAA pitches.

Gerard O'Kane started the movement last week up in Derry.

Meanwhile up in Ballybay, Monaghan footballer Dessie Ward has been documenting how he transformed a back field into a playable pitch. Ward, who made his Monaghan debut in 2017,  was looking for a gaelic football outlet during the lockdown. He decided to build his own pitch.



Here's come the goalposts.

Leveling the playing field.


Fixing the divots.

And now with everything in place, a score from distance

All in day's work. Now if we could just get this lockdown lifted, we might able to get a match in.
Balls Team

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