Green Clubs Partners

LGFA CEO Helen O'Rourke, Chairman of CCMA Michael Walsh, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan, Chariman of Local Autority Climate Change Steering Group Ciarán Hayes, Camogie Operations Manager Alan Malone, DCCAE Katie Aherne, and former Wexford hurler Diarmuid Lyng pictured at the GAA Local Authority SDG Launch at Croke Park.
LGFA CEO Helen O'Rourke, Chairman of CCMA Michael Walsh, Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan, Chariman of Local Autority Climate Change Steering Group Ciarán Hayes, Camogie Operations Manager Alan Malone, DCCAE Katie Aherne, and former Wexford hurler Diarmuid Lyng pictured at the GAA Local Authority SDG Launch at Croke Park.

Expert Partners Overview

A sub-group of the Green Club Steering Group has been set up to cover each thematic area, the group is composed of a CARO representative, a Gaelic Games representative and an expert partner. It will include club representatives from both pilot and mentor clubs once the pilot phase is launched. The sub-groups are working on the Toolkit development for each thematic area and are committed the principles of education, engagement and guidance in a club-led approach.

The role of the expert partners is to ensure that existing resources and structures are availed of (to avoid any duplication); that any new resources developed best respond to the needs of the Gaelic Games community (clubs, counties, venues); and to provide information on and support in accessing funding opportunities.

Expert Partners for the thematic areas are:

  • Energy – Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
  • Water – Irish Water and the Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPro)
  • Waste – Regional Water Management Offices
  • Biodiversity – Biodiversity Ireland
  • Travel & Transport – The National Transport Authority (NTA)

An All-Island Approach

The Green Clubs Programme is an all-island programme. In addition to the local authorities in the 26 counties already mentioned, the Green Club Working Group is collaborating with Derry City & Strabane District Council, Sustainable NI, Ulster GAA and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency in the planning and administration of the Green Club pilot in the six-counties, to include a cross-border project that will be consistent with the objectives and approach of the multi-agency North West Climate Action Plan, currently under development.