ULSTER GAA: Structured giving methods at club level

MANY GAA clubs have put in place planned giving schemes as a core part of their fundraising strategies. These replicate very successful approaches that have been developed at county level, e.g. Club Aontroma; Club Derry and Club Tyrone. The basic principle is very simple: you ask people who have the welfare of the GAA in […]

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 […]

GAA in talks with UK Goverment as Casement Park set to host Euros matches in 2028

By Niall Gartland There was a significant step forwards towards a redeveloped Casement Park potentially hosting matches at Euro 2028 after UEFA announced Turkey’s decision to withdraw their bid to host the tournament. Their decision to withdraw means that Ireland and Britain’s joint-bid for Euro 2028 is unopposed and that they will be confirmed as […]

Athletic Grounds favourite to host Ulster Rugby friendly

By Shaun Casey THE BOX-IT Athletic Grounds in Armagh would most likely be the chosen venue should Ulster Rugby receive permission to host a pre-season fixture on GAA grounds, Gaelic Life understands. Kingspan Stadium is closed for the foreseeable future due to the development of a new 3G all-weather pitch being laid, so Ulster Rugby are seeking […]

Irish in the club scholarship scheme promoting language

THE Gaeilge sa Chlub (‘Irish in the Club’) scholarship scheme for adult learners of Irish is a joint Ulster GAA and Ulster University initiative. This enterprise aims to promote the use of Irish within clubs throughout Ulster by providing financial assistance to GAA members who sign up for a Diploma in Irish Language. The continued […]

ULSTER GAA: Coach the coaches

THROUGHOUT Ulster from a Coaching and Games perspective one of our aims is to develop self-sufficient and sustainable clubs. The transition from underage level to senior level requires a great deal of effort, organisation, dedication and planning by many people. At this stage of the playing season the focus should be on continually assisting your […]

ULSTER GAA: Dealing with critical incidents

AN important programme within the health and wellbeing arm of the GAA is a club’s response during a time of crisis. The Critical Incident Response Plan (CIRP) although, developed by the Community & Health Department of the GAA, is a plan which the Club Executive are responsible for overseeing. This programme was comprehensively reviewed in […]

ULSTER GAA: Cúrsa de Faoite

TÁ Cúrsa Gaeltachta CLG Uladh, Cúrsa de Faoite sna Dúnaibh, ar ais i mbliana. Táimid dóchasach go mbeidh cúrsa den chéad scoth againn in 2023 agus muid uilig bailithe sna Dúnaibh arís ó 3ú – 7ú Iúil. Ulster GAA’s flagship Gaeltacht course for adult learners, Cúrsa de Faoite, is back in 2023 from 3rd – […]

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 […]