Diversity & Inclusion

In attendance at the announcement of the GAA's first National Inclusive Fitness Day at Croke Park in Dublin last September were, from left, MEP Maria Walsh, GAA Ambassador and Westmeath footballer Boidu Sayeh, GAA Community and Health Manager Colin Regan, GAA Ambassador and Leitrim hurler Zak Moradi, and Anne Rabbitte T.D., Minister of State, Department of Children, Disability, Equality and Integration with responsibility for Disability. 
In attendance at the announcement of the GAA's first National Inclusive Fitness Day at Croke Park in Dublin last September were, from left, MEP Maria Walsh, GAA Ambassador and Westmeath footballer Boidu Sayeh, GAA Community and Health Manager Colin Regan, GAA Ambassador and Leitrim hurler Zak Moradi, and Anne Rabbitte T.D., Minister of State, Department of Children, Disability, Equality and Integration with responsibility for Disability. 

The first line of the GAA Official Guide spells out how the GAA reaches into every corner of Ireland and many communities around the globe. In doing this, the GAA is fully committed to the principles of inclusion and diversity at all levels. Our aim as a sporting organisation is to offer an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment for everyone. Real inclusion reflects diversity, i.e. it aims to offer that sense of belonging to everyone, irrespective of gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, or minority community and/or disability.

Inclusive GAA Clubs

  • Wheelchair Hurling/ Camogie, Football for ALL, ALL Stars Teams, Cúl Eile Camps.
  • Give Respect, Get Respect program
  • Intercultural initiatives
  • D&I awareness workshops e.g Responding to Racism and discrimination(R2R)
  • LGBT+ awareness workshops
  • Resources and toolkit for Clubs

Gender Diversity

  • The GAA have in place a Gender Diversity working group that is working on many pillars in line with the GAA commitment to providing an inclusive and diverse environment in which all members of the GAA community should expect to be able to thrive, be respected and valued for their unique perspectives and contributions so that they can achieve their fullest potential. This is in line with our D&I framework and Policy.

Our collaborations:

Local Sports Partnerships - LSPs

Sport Against Racism Ireland - SARI

DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity & Inclusion

Looking for extra supports:

Inclusion Ireland www.inclusionireland.ie

TENI (Transgender Equality Network Ireland) www.teni.ie

Belong To: www.belongto.org

CARA Friend: www.cara-friend.org.uk

Rainbow Project: www.rainbow-project.org

For more information please contact:

Geraldine McTavish, GAA Diversity and Inclusion Officer, geraldine.mctavish@gaa.ie