Gort Community School GAA Club
On 12th March 2019, Gort Community School became one of the first, if not the first, post-primary school in Ireland to establish its own student run GAA club. Inspired by the Future Leaders Transition Year programme, which originated in GCS, the TY students of 2018-19 started the GAA club with a number of aims in mind.
Firstly, the club was founded in an effort to further promote Gaelic Games within the school. Indeed, central to the club’s origins was the objective of encouraging more students and staff, who do not come from a GAA background, to get involved in the club in some capacity whether as a player, supporter or administrator. In doing so, the club aims to strengthen the link between the school and the local community. Finally, the club also aspires to encourage and instigate greater participation and coverage of camogie and LGFA as part of the 20×20 initiative.
In 2020, GCS GAA Club will continue to work on these aims while also playing its part in the school’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Indeed, the club will honour the ‘GCS All-Stars’, those who excelled in the school’s colours in the last twenty-five years in both hurling and camogie. The club will also launch its own GAA crest and induct its first individual into the club’s hall of fame.
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