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Armagh club receives Ulster GAA Club Health & Wellbeing Award

March 12th, 2024

The Clan na Gael club in County Armagh were worthy recipients of the Ulster GAA Club Health & Wellbeing Award, presented in association with the Ulster Independent Clinic at the recent Ulster GAA Awards.

The Ulster GAA Club Health & Wellbeing Award is a recognition of a club’s efforts in building healthy practices into their everyday activities, while also responding to the wellbeing needs of their members and their communities.

Clan na Gael are energetically involved in the National GAA Healthy Club and Green Club programmes, providing physical activities for all ages, genders, and abilities. The “friendly club” has been warmly received by the wider community providing an opportunity for older members of the community to come together each week

The Lurgan club is active in the GAA’s inclusive All-Stars initiative, providing members with additional needs the opportunities to be included in Gaelic games, not only for participation and exercise but also for the social experiences.

Clan na Gael also work with local partners to provide programmes around a wide range of areas including healthy eating, mental fitness, substance abuse and gambling awareness.

The club were presented with their award by Diane Graham and Nicola McGregor from the Ulster Independent Clinic. Diane commented:

“On behalf of the Ulster Independent Clinic, we would like to congratulate Clan na Gael Club, who have been recognised for their impressive efforts in delivering a significant and inclusive programme for their local community.”

Ulster GAA President, Ciaran McLaughlin added:

“Ulster GAA is delighted to present the Club Health & Wellbeing Award to Clan na Gael in recognition of the tremendous work they carry out in supporting the holistic health of their members and the community they serve.

“Engraining a healthy philosophy while integrating wellness into day-to-day activities ensures that GAA clubs are at the heart of their communities and make them a beacon for health in their local areas.”

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