Is there anything as heartwarming as watching youngsters on a sporting pitch learning the ropes of any code of a weekend morning?
The community of Milltown in Kildare is symbolic of many all over the country where the next generation is getting schooled on gaelic games.
The Liam McCarthy may not have Kildare on its itinerary, but does that mean youngsters in Cill Dara should not learn the art of hurling?
The people of Milltown don't think so.
In fact Paul Delahunty from the club got in contact to advise locals of their endeavours in the hope of broadening out support and the number of youngsters involved. He's also looking for any unused hurling gear you might have lying around!
'As you know, running hurling teams can be expensive...especially when starting from scratch, so hopefully this appeal will turn up a helmet or two. Every one helps' says Paul.
'Milltown GAA, in the heart of the short grass county, for the first time in our history, will be fielding U6, U7 and U8 hurling/camogie teams this year. We kicked off (or is that "threw in") training last Saturday 1st April.' and that's no joke!
'This is an exciting new venture for us and to help the club run these teams, we would greatly appreciate it if people could have a look in the garage or the attic for any unwanted helmets or hurleys that the might be willing to donate to the club. All donations would be gratefully received.' says Paul.
Milltown had it's first training session on Saturday morning. 'We had 32 boys and girls from U6-U8 togged out and giving it socks!'
And I'm told they are looking forward to next week already.
'The welcome mat is out for anyone who'd like to join us. We have football for the same age groups from 10-11am, so there's something for everyone. ' says Paul.
If you have a donation, and are in the area, you can leave it with one of the coaches in the clubhouse.
'Alternatively, you can PM us on our club Facebook page (Milltown CLG) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange pick up. Thanks in advance and pull hard! says Paul have a root in the attic and see if you can help them out!.
PS Paul adds 'Could you please mention our thanks to Vista, The Inn @ Milltown, Naas and Sarsfields GAA clubs for their support in getting off the ground?' Done!