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Healthy Club Recognition Day - Group Shot
Healthy Club Recognition Day - Group Shot

First GAA clubs in Ireland to fly the Official “Healthy Club” flag over their club grounds


  • Fifty- eight progressive GAA clubs across the 4 provinces awarded for transforming their clubs into ground-breaking community healthy hubs.
  • Leading GAA ambassador Seán Cavanagh refers the clubs as “inspirational leaders” in Croke Park at the Official Recognition event

The GAA is delighted to award and recognise 58 exemplar GAA clubs (at least one in each county) with Official “Healthy Club” status. Over the last number of years these clubs have participated in the GAA’s flagship Healthy Clubs pilot which is backed by Irish Life and Healthy Ireland. This involved supporting clubs to make their club more health-enhancing through a variety of health and wellbeing programmes and initiatives including healthy eating; becoming a smoke-free club; physical activity for non-playing members; engaging older members of the community; emotional wellbeing; youth development; gambling, drug, and alcohol education; and inclusion and integration.

The impact on the clubs has been transformative in terms of improvements in health promoting activities, better opportunity to link the local community with club activities, increased membership and opening up new funding avenues all the while enhancing the health of their communities and ensuring a healthier future for everyone who engages with their club. 

The following clubs are amongst the first clubs in the association to receive official Healthy Club Recognition (2018- 2020) following successful completion in the GAA Healthy Club Project (HCP) 

Leinster 
Mount Leinster Rangers GAA Club Carlow 
Clara GAA Kilkenny 
Dromard GAA Club  Longford 
Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club  Wexford 
St. John’s Volunteers GAA Club  Wexford 
St. Kevin’s GAA Club  Louth 
Bray Emmets GAA Club  Wicklow 
Annacurra GAA Club Wicklow 
St. Loman’s Mullingar GAA Club  Westmeath 
Ballynacargy GAA  Westmeath 
Tubber GAA Club  Offaly 
Clonad GAA Club  Laois 
Kilmacud Crokes GAA Club Dublin 
Raheny GAA Club  Dublin 
Good Counsel GAA & Camogie Club  Dublin 
Craobh Chiaráin GAA Club  Dublin 
Thomas Davis GAA Club  Dublin 
Castlemitchell GFC  Kildare 
Kiltale Hurling & Camogie Club  Meath 
St. Colmcille’s GAA Club  Meath 


Ulster 
An Caisléan Glas Cumann Naoimh Padraig  Tyrone
Omagh, St. Enda's GAA Club  Tyrone
Castleblayney Faughs GFC  Monaghan
Derrygonnelly Harps GFC  Fermanagh
Erne Gaels GAC  Fermanagh
Clonduff GAC  Down
St. Peter’s GAA Club Warrenpoint  Down
St. Johns GAA Club Drumnaquoile  Down
Michael Davitt GAC Swatragh  Derry
Killygarry GAA Club  Cavan
Cavan Gaels GAA Club  Cavan
St Joseph’s GAC Glenavy  Antrim
St. Mary’s GAC Rasharkin  Antrim
Naomh Mochua Doire Núis GAA Club  Armagh
Culloville Blues GAC  Armagh
St Mary’s GAA Club, Convoy  Donegal
CLG Naomh Muire, Íochtar Na Rossan  Donegal

Connacht 
Ballinderreen GAA Club  Galway
Melvin Gaels GAA Club  Leitrim
Aghamore GAA Club  Mayo
Achill GAA Club  Mayo
St. Michael's GAA Club  Sligo
Eastern Harps GAA Club  Sligo
St. Aidan's GAA Club  Roscommon
Oran GAA Club  Roscommon

Munster
Killeagh GAA Club  Cork
Castlehaven GAA Club  Cork
St. Finbarr’s National Hurling & Football Club  Cork
Midleton Hurling & Football Club  Cork
JK Bracken’s GAA Club  Tipperary
Fr. Sheehy’s GAA Club  Tipperary
Nenagh Éire Óg GAA Club  Tipperary
Na Piarsaigh GAA Club  Limerick
Mungret St. Paul’s GAA Club  Limerick
Parteen GAA Club  Clare
Tralee Parnell’s Hurling & Camogie Club Kerry
Beaufort GAA Club  Kerry
Brickey Rangers GAA Club  Waterford

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