Green Clubs Progress

Phase 1 Green Clubs Gathering at Connacht Centre of Excellence on March 26th 2022
Phase 1 Green Clubs Gathering at Connacht Centre of Excellence on March 26th 2022


Phase 1, which is modelled on the GAA’s Healthy Club Project ran throughout 2021 and 2022 with over 30 Clubs from 17 Counties.

. The objectives of Phase 1 included:

  • Develop a Green Club Toolkit to be shared, further tested, and refined as the programme expands beyond the pilot scope
  • Assist the clubs to develop a Green Club plan that reflects their needs, social and geographical environment (including facilities), and capacities
  • Generate case studies of the above experiences/journeys to inspire and guide the involvement of other clubs
  • Create links and partnerships with local agencies that have the resources and expertise to assist clubs in becoming champions for sustainability in their community
  • Maximise ‘Green’ funding opportunities through increased awareness of funding avenues while supporting the application process
  • Make available all resources, case studies, and learning developed throughout the pilot programme to all Gaelic Games units through a dedicated section on the GAA Learning Platform.

A launch event to announce that the GAA Green Club Toolkit is published was held in early December 2022.

The toolkit is freely available to all GAA, Camogie and LGFA Clubs and is designed to support club members and volunteers in taking simple action across 5 thematic areas; Energy, Water, Waste, Biodiversity and Travel, and was produced with technical experts from the SEAI, LAWPro, Irish Water, the Regional Waste Authorities, the National Biodiversity Data Centre, the NTA, the RSA and equivalent authorities in Northern Ireland.

Phase 2

Expressions of interest for Phase Two opened on Saturday, Dec 3rd 2022. An additional 75 Clubs representing all counties selected to participate in a structured Green Club Programme in 2023 and 2024. Any club that wishes to be recognised as a Green Club must apply through the Green Club Portal HERE

Applications must be submitted by midnight Sunday January 29th and requires your club secretary’s contact details to be included. The portal will automatically close at this time and incomplete applications cannot be accepted after this time.

Clubs who will be offered the programme will be notified by email and required to accept the offer of participation by Friday February.10th

An orientation day for Phase 2 Clubs has been scheduled for Saturday, 4th March in Croke Park.

See Get Involved for more info.

Phase One Green Clubs and regional venues

Ballina Stephanites, Mayo

Clarinbridge, Galway

St Colman's Camogie Club, Galway

Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, Mayo

Clan na Gael, Louth

Mullingar Shamrocks, Westmeath

Ballycumber, Offaly

Kildavin Clonegal, Carlow

Na Fianna, Dublin

Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin

St. Finian’s, Dublin

Lucan Sarsfields, Dublin

Cuala, Dublin

Cappagh, Kildare

Park/Ratheniska, Laois

St Patrick’s, Limerick

Kilmeen & Kilbree Cork

Clonakilty, Cork

Midleton GAA

Tralee Parnells, Kerry

Affane-Cappoquin GAA & Cappoquin Camogie Club, Waterford

Killenaule, Tipperary

Culloville Blues, Armagh

Lámh Dhearg, Antrim

St. Mary’s Rasharkin, Antrim

Crossmaglen Rangers, Armagh

St Joseph's Craigbane, Derry

Naomh Muire Íochtar na Rosann, Donegal

Buncrana, Donegal

Belcoo O’Rahilly’s, Fermanagh

Strabane Sigersons, Tyrone