Congratulations to the 37 Young Gaels from clubs across Ulster have completed the prestigious Ulster GAA Young Leaders Programme 2021.
This year the young people gave a huge commitment over the summer months, attending online workshops, a 3 day academy, a 2 day canoeing expeditions, volunteering in their GAA club and increasing their physical activity through Gaelic Games and fitness.
Through the Programme the Young People have achieved their GAA Coaching Foundation Award, GAA Safeguarding Award, Volunteer Now Youth Impact Award and they continue to work towards their Gaisce – the President’s Award and Duke of Edinburgh Award. The 2021 Young Leaders Programme was fully funded by the Education Authority which allowed all participants to access all activities free of charge.
Feedback has been extremely positive from the participants, with the overwhelming majority stating this programme has improved their physical and mental health.
Pictured are presentations of final award by Ulster GAA Treasurer Michael Geoghegan and Head of Community Department at Ulster GAA Diarmaid Marsden.
The following clubs were represented on this programme:
Antrim: St Patricks Lisburn, Naomh Gall, Naomh Seosamh Lann Abhaidh, Glenavy, St. Brigid’s GAC
Armagh: St Brenda’s Ballymacnab, St.Endas Derrymacash, Culloville Blues, O’Connells GAC Tullysaran, Killeavy, Carrickcruppin
Down: Sabhaill Naomh Padraig, St Peters GAA Warrenpoint Down, St.Brigids, Mayobridge, St Mochais, Darragh Cross
Fermanagh: Derrylin O’Connell’s, St.Patrick’s Donagh, Enniskillen Gaels
Tyrone: Clonoe O’Rahillys, Trillick St Macartans, Errigal Ciaran, An Caisleán Glas agus Sperrin Óg, Moy Tir na nÓg, Naomh Treasa Dungannon