Green Clubs Progress
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.
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
St Colman's Camogie Club, Galway
Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, Mayo
Clan na Gael, Louth
Mullingar Shamrocks, Westmeath
Kildavin Clonegal, Carlow
Na Fianna, Dublin
Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin
St. Finian’s, Dublin
Lucan Sarsfields, Dublin
St Patrick’s, Limerick
Kilmeen & Kilbree Cork
Tralee Parnells, Kerry
Affane-Cappoquin GAA & Cappoquin Camogie Club, Waterford
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
Belcoo O’Rahilly’s, Fermanagh
Strabane Sigersons, Tyrone