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Aidan is a club HERO for Crossmaglen

June 11th, 2024


Every club needs a H.E.R.O.

Crossmaglen Rangers club member, Aidan O’Donnell has been recognised as an Ulster GAA Club HERO by his club, for his contribution to Gaelic games, club life & the local community.

Roisin Murtagh, Crossmaglen Health and Wellbeing Officer commented;

“When we started GAA for All in Crossmaglen, Aidan was delighted to become an All Star and he has excelled both on and off the field. He has grown in confidence at GAA for ALL, helping in any way he can, from setting up training, collecting equipment and also helping those who are feeling overwhelmed or need reassurance”.

Sarah Cairns, Crossmaglen GAA for All Lead added;

“Our U12 girls manager, Marion McMahon, saw first hand how Aidan developed as part of the GAA for All initiative and she invited him to join her management team – a chance that he jumped at! He has really embraced the opportunity and his dedication and commitment is second to none, always encouraging the girls, his humour and wit to the fore. A bright star, a fantastic role model for so many, and an inspiration and HERO to us all!”


Explaining the HERO Award, Ulster GAA President, Ciaran McLaughlin said;

“We were delighted with this recognition for Aidan to mark his outstanding contribution to the Crossmaglen Rangers club and applaud the club for their support to Aidan and to promoting Games for All”

“The GAA for All Club HERO Programme offers clubs the chance to promote inclusion in their communities by offering opportunities for people with a disability to participate in their local club, in a variety of ways. I would encourage all clubs to consider taking part”

Participants will receive an Ulster GAA HERO merchandise pack, certificate and each individual’s profile will appear on the Ulster GAA website.

For further information on the initiative and how to get your Club involved, please contact Paul Callaghan via email – or visit

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