ULSTER GAA ADVICE: Disability and inclusion programmes going from strength to strength

ULSTER GAA’s Disability and Inclusion programmes have become very popular throughout the year. The Ulster wheelchair sports team train weekly at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena. This was a central venue considering the geographical spread of the players. Ulster won the National Wheelchair Hurling League competition this year. The squad participated in tournaments in Omagh, […]

ULSTER GAA: Take care in the sun – be UV aware

FOR many years, Ulster GAA have partnered with Cancer Focus NI to promote cancer awareness, and in particular, skin cancer awareness through their Care in the Sun campaign. This campaign aims to help us to better understand the importance of taking care in the sun – even here in Ireland. Skin cancers are increasingly common […]

ULSTER GAA: The club trustee process

ONE of the fundamental aspects of all GAA clubs is the desire to own the property on which they play their games. For most units this has already happened, while some other clubs are striving and working towards this goal. As all units of the GAA are unincorporated associations and are not able to own […]

Sports Inspire Awards for young volunteers

ULSTER GAA is encouraging clubs to register their young volunteers for the prestigious Sports Inspire Awards Programme. Sports Inspire Award Programme is administered jointly by Ulster GAA, the Irish Football Association and Ulster Rugby to recognise young volunteers in sport. It has been developed to provide sports clubs with a tool to recruit, retain, support […]

Sub-committees: The importance of sharing the workload

ONE of the most effective methods of sharing and delegating work in the club is through the appointment of sub-committees. The appointment of sub-committees is a valuable way of involving and interesting a large number of club members in management and policy making by giving them a definite part to play in the life of […]

World Mental Health Day

WORLD Mental Health Day takes place on 10th October each year. The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. The aim of having an international day to mark mental health is to improve knowledge, raise awareness and drive actions that promote and protect everyone’s mental health. Good mental health […]

ULSTER GAA: Summer in your club

THE vast majority of GAA clubs own their own facilities, some may lease, and very few have no facilities to call ‘home’. Although increasingly there are fewer and fewer weeks of the year when the GAA club is not being used, the summer months are the time to get the best out of your GAA […]


ULSTER GAA: Promoting Gaeilge in your club

ALL clubs have the ability and opportunity to promote Gaeilge among members and in the club house itself, beag beann ar leibhéal na Gaeilge sa cheantar. If a club is starting from scratch, or if they have an excellent foireann (team) of people working hard to ensure Gaeilge is le cloisteáil (heard) agus le feiceáil […]

M.N.A. Mentoring Programme – Motivate, Nurture, Aspire

THE Camogie Association, in partnership with Sport Ireland, have developed a new initiative called the M.N.A Programme. The policy on Women in Sport identifies Coaching and Officiating, Active Participation, Leadership and Governance and Visibility as four key target areas. In targeting this area around coaching, the Camogie Association strive to increase the number of women […]