Local Voluntary Organisations Celbridge GAA Club Cumann Lúthcleas Gael
The Club and the Roles Within ItThe local organisation I have researched is Celbridge GAA club.The GAA is on the Hazelhatch Road, next to the tennis club.There are many roles within the club including Chairman, ViceChairman, Secretary, Treasurer and President.All of these people have specific jobs and tasks to carry out. Also, in each category and team there are managers. Thesepeople voluntarily give up their time to manage and coach theteams.
The History of Celbridge GAA Club Celbridge GAA club was founded in July 1885, less than a year after the G.A.A. was established in Thurles in November 1884. Its first Chairman was William Gogarty. Celbridge G.A.A. Club was the third G.A.A. club to be founded in Kildare and, by 1890, two clubs from the district were competing in Championship football, Hazelhatch Harpers and Celbridge Shamrocks.
Gaelic Athletic Association The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, (CLG) is an Irish and international amateur sporting and cultural organisation. Its focus is on promoting Gaelic games, which include the Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball and rounders. The GAA also promotes Irish music and dance, and the Irish language. It has over 1 million members worldwide. The GAA headquarters is Croke Park.
Club & County The Celbridge colours are blue and white and the Kildare county colours are white. Alternative club colours are red and black.
Achievements• The Celbridge club were awarded Kildare GAA club of the year in 2008.• The Club have several honours at underage in all three games, qualifying for national finals in football, hurling and camogie at the 2008 Féile and winning the county under-14 football Féile final for the first time.• Celbridge has won five senior hurling Championships in Kildare. On October 2nd, 2011, Celbridge completed a famous three in a row of championship titles when they beat local rivals Confey.• They were also Féile hurling finalists earlier in 2012.
Contact Details• President: Pat Murphy• Chairman: Gerry Deegan• Telephone No: 01-6288969• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org• Address: Hazelhatch Rd, Celbridge, Co Kildare.
Benefits for Celbridge• Children through to teenagers and even adults can all participate in the GAA through playing sports or just volunteering in the club.• It keeps people active and healthy and is a good place to socialise.
Funding• Every year the government gives grants to each Provincial Council to be divided between all the GAA clubs.• In recent years there have been huge cut backs to these grants but for example, in 2009, €1,123,000 was distributed between all the clubs in Leinster.• Sometimes donations are also made to the clubs but mostly fund- raisers are organised such as fashion shows, talent competitions etc.